Japanese food the way its made in Japan. Fuji Sushi is one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in the Lower Mainland. It is a relatively small family run place with a modest decor and excellent food. It's always very busy so the service is a little slow but it is well worth putting up with the service considering the quality and preparation of the food. They have an extensive selection of both local and imported fish which is prepared at the hands of some very skilled chefs. Prices are reasonable. Having lived in Japan for a few years this is one of the "closest to home" experiences I have found. I often take my friends visiting form Japan and they are always impressed.
I love fuji sushi. They have the exotic kinds of fish that is hard to find in most other japanese restaurants in the city (esp in the suburbs). When I'm jonesing for oysters, I'll hit this place because their oysters are pretty consistent and reasonably priced.
Until 10 years ago, I was a regular at Fuji sushi and then I moved to Surrey where sushi is almost non-existant. Back then, they were on the other side of the strip-mall tucked away in a dingy little shop with 6 tables. The old digs are now a dry cleaners.
Anyway, last night the GF and I wound up passing through Coquitlam around dinner time and popped in for a bite. The place was unbelievably busy for a Sunday night. Still the same family running the place although they've added several staff since the olden days and the kids have grown up. BTW, the family are Japanese immigrants not Korean as one reviewer suggested.
Food is still excellent and some of the best in Vancouver. On top of that, they've got some things you'll never see anywhere else. Last night we tried ume shiso maki. Basically preserved Japanese sour plum (ume) and it's leaves (shiso) in a roll. Not one of my personal favourites but the GF liked it and good luck finding it anywhere outside of Japan.
Also noticed some bottles of Japanese sake. Not the Geikkekan crap other restaurants serve, but real sake. For those who have never had good sake, the difference is like comparing the absolute cheapest vodka to a premium brand. The junk will clear your sinuses and knock your socks off. The good stuff is nice and smooth.
Service was frantic. They seemed disorganized and somewhat out of sorts. Sure the place was busy, but they were running into each other and the number of times food wound up on the wrong table was unreal. Still service was fast and we got what we ordered so it worked out in the end.
In summary, Fuji is a very nice sushi restaurant tucked away in the 'burbs. The best one I've found outside of downtime Vancouver in fact.
One of the best sushi restaurants in Vancouver. Lots of great food. Often very crowded in the weekends, it's best to make a reservation first.
You can order a good range of sushi, even some rare/exotic fish. These fish are usually imported, so the availability will depends on the stock and season. Some of them are: Shima Aji (Yellowjack), Suzuki (Japanese Sea Bass), Katsuo (Bonito), Tai (Red Snapper), and more.
My fav non-sushi food here would be the Ika Geso.
It's obvious with the comment below that your people wouldn't know authentic sushi if it kicked you in the mouth. The name is "Fuji Sushi". Emphasis on the Sushi. Did you look in their display case ? Did you see all the exotic fish you won't find in such abundance anywhere else? You're not another roll monkey are ya? All Japanese restuarants are good at one thing. Maybe it's the tempura, the teriyaki, or even just the goma-ae. They are not good at everything for one reason; it's impossible. There are no all-in-one restaurants in Japan. The cuisines are all separated,
with each having their respective masters at the helm. Fuji has a seasoned sushi master and for that reason I only eat at Fuji for the sushi. The rice has the perfect balance of rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. The fish is fresh because they're busy (if they're busy, there cannot be old fish). The exotics are flown in twice a week for your tasting pleasure. If you truly want an experience, beat the rush, sit at the bar and talk to the chefs. Learn something instead of just stuffing your face. You will gain an appreciation for the art and history of Sushi.
My husband and I have been numerous times and have loved it everytime. Sometimes it is very busy and the service is not 100% perfect, but the quality of the food makes up for it. It is my favourite sushi place in the whole lower mainland. I would definately recommend it! Just check to make sure it is open before you go - they are one of the few small restaurants that closes one day a week (Monday?) and we have been disappointed several times when we show up to eat and its closed!
I love this place. This place has the best deal for its quality food. their food never disappointed me and the service was always attentive. It often gets packed so DO make reservation especially Fri-Sun.
I' ve seen people lined up for like, 30min. Im sure noone wants to do that.
I always have their dynamite rolls and assorted sashimi. Their oyster motoyaki is the best I ve tasted in Vancouver (tho really, it's pieces of oysters (mind you they are not the fresh shuckled one) and mayo and onions. Foods are consistent, the quality is lot better than the price you pay!!!!! I always go there when I crave Japanese food.
We've been to a number of other sushi restaurants in the area, and at none of them do you get the quality of food you receive at Fuji. The fish is fresh and the tuna melts in your mouth. The chicken teryaki leaves something to be desired (tastes overly of grill), but the rest of the menu is fantastic.
The service is quick and usually friendly, however the restaurant is a little small to dine-in, so we usually order out.
I'd recommend it to anyone in the area!
If anyone has every been to Takumi Sushi, they may just as much like the food, servers, and ambience at Fuji sushi. Because the owner of Takumi had decided to go back to Japan, many of the servers and cooks have moved to Fuji sushi for work. The food here is very good! Also I like that it IS a REAL Japanese restaurant, run & owned by Japanese.