Fuji boasts authentic Japanese cuisine owned and operated by a Japanese master chef with over 40 years of experience. Serving the Coquitlam area for years and now located in Port Moody.
After being located on Clarke Road in Coquitlam for many years and with loyal customers, they had to relocate to St. Johns St in Port Moody this year. We have been customers for at least five years and were excited about the new location. Unfortunately, we prefer to comfy smaller old location better; this new one used to be some kind of family restaurant because Fuji is using their old booth-style seating. They added a few tatami-style tables and some japanese decor but the lighting is bright flourescents which ruins the ambiance. The food is still decent authentic and the service is good but not outstanding. Chirashi-don at $14 was just ok. Gyozas were ok. Most japanese restaurants along St. Johns is similar. Parking is easy and ample in a couple of adjacent lots. There was a constant line up at the door on a busy Friday evening; so I'm guessing their loyal customers have stayed loyal. Dim the lights and improve the dishes and then it'll be something special.
Back in our dating days, my wife and I frequented the former Fuji Sushi location along North Road, that has recently been displaced due to the Evergreen line. We have a lot of fond memories of that place and recall it being very busy with a long line of take-out customers most nights. One of the nicest thing about that restaurant was that it was run by authentic japanese that adhered to very traditional values.
We were surprised and excited to see Fuji Sushi re-open in Port Moody and soon thereafter went to try it out. The decor was an a big improvement over the former chinese restaurant that was there, although the seats/booths appeared to be the same, and were in need of repair/replacement. I am hoping that they are still in the process of overhauling the restaurant. The food, while comparatively cheap relative to nearby sushi restaurants, was not presented very well, being similar to a Sushitown or other, 'bare-bones' type establishment. The food was 'blah' - not good, not bad. We expected more given our joint recollection of Fuji sushi and hope its just the 'growing pains' of the new restaurant.