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.