Thursday, 13 September 2012

Munchie Adventure: Fuji Sushi, Port Moody

This just opened where the old Carefree Restaurant used to be, and I'd have to say, this was a pretty fast turnover rate. Feels like they're trying to compete against Namoo Sushi though, which is located a few units down. But this is Japanese owned and operated, whereas Namoo is Korean. Always adventurous, and saw that every night this place was packed, we went to go try it. Sadly, their food just wasn't to par, and I wish I had gone to Namoo instead. First off, I was disappointed at how the rice was still warm for the sushi. And I didn't know they existed somewhere else for a long time before relocating here. I heard the rice used to be hot, so I guess warm is an improvement? ^^"

Fuji Sushi on UrbanspoonRestaurant: Fuji Sushi (visit their website here)
Location: 3017 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Price range: $10-15 per entree

Date of visit: September 13, 2012
Atmosphere: 3/5
Staff/service: 2/5 (would've been higher, cuz it was fine when I went, but my brother re-visited and the service was crap, they were ignored for so long...)
Food variety: 4/5
Food quality: 2/5
Buck worthy? 2/5

I gotta say, I might've got too excited and ordered a bit much, but I just wanted to try a variety of everything they offered. Everything we ordered came with a miso soup, except for the udon, which makes sense =P

First we got the Combination B ($10.50), and it was pretty good besides the rice being warm. I liked the tamago the best, it was very traditional. The fish was fresh too, but the fried stuff was cold *sadface* The daily special was fried salmon cake thing, which was cold too =(

I got the Sushi Combo C ($9.75) because I really like sushi, and wanted to try a bit more. It was nice how they used sockeye salmon for the sushi though (even though I don't like it), since it's usually more expensive =P Shrimps were a bit too gingery though.

Next was the Maki Sushi ($7.00), which is a pretty good deal. It looked a bit ugly though, the sushi looked messy, and again, the rice was warm.

Had to try something hot too!! Nabeyaki Udon ($8.00) was my choice, since I like how there's a bunch of ingredients on top :) The egg wasn't cooked properly though... still runny, so I was a bit worried, had to let it sit in the soup for a while first. It came in a cool pot! =D The udon was frozen udon, so it was really chewy and good. Teriyaki chicken was ok, but I wish they had put the tempura shrimp on a separate plate, since it arrived soggy.

It came with a complimentary tuna maki though =P

Last thing, Sashimi combo ($12.00). My brother wanted to try it, so we got it =) It was a bit...not what I expected. There was the sashimi, which had five pieces of tuna (I don't like tuna fyi), two tiny octopus, and two salmon. There was also rice, pickled squash/cucumbers and potato salad. I dunno, just not my thing to have hot rice with sashimi xD It was fresh fish, but I would've preferred more variety.

I don't understand why there's so many people at night, maybe the food is better at night? Or people just like how it's "new" and Japanese owned =S

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