Japanese Fuji Restaurant: Exquisite food for the hungry soul

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For the longest of time, I have been hearing about the Japanese Fuji from friends who swear by their food. So, last month my date and I gave this place a visit. And disappointed, we were not. So much so that we gave this place another visit just a few days back. The meals have been an experience, every time. And it is difficult to pick just one reason. Nevertheless, I’m going to try my best.

Entrance @ Japanese Fuji

Entrance @ Japanese Fuji

Seating @Japanese Fuji

Seating @Japanese Fuji

Start with picking the high-backed booths, sipping some Ocha (Japanese green tea) and going through their HUGE menu.

Japanese Fuji

Japanese Tea @Japanese Fuji

We have tried quite a few sushis here and considering the price, they are a steal. The Mumbai roll, Prawn and Cucumber, Salmon and Spicy Mushroom are delicious. They are wrapped well, bang-on tasty, right texture, right crunch and after a dip in salty soy, be prepared to head to Japanese heaven. Also the meat is fresh, the rice fluffy, the veggies crisp- what else can you ask.

Makisu @Japanese Fuji

Makisu @Japanese Fuji

Ebi-Kyu Maki and Spicy Mushroom Sushi @Japanese Fuji

Ebi-Kyu Maki and Spicy Mushroom Sushi @Japanese Fuji

Tori Gyoza or Japanese chicken dumplings are another highlight. You can either get them pan-fried or steamed. I have had both. The thin,slippery dough wrapper stuffs the right amount of juicy meat, heat and tang. Absolutely smacking with the fiery red chilly paste they serve with.

Tori Gyoza @Makisu @Japanese Fuji

Tori Gyoza @Japanese Fuji

For mains, we’ve tried:
-Chicken yaki soba
-Tanuki Udon
-Sea bass Teppanyaki

The soba noodles, or buckwheat noodles, are a a pleasant relief from the usual troops and highly recommended. They are chunkier, healthier and nuttier. Pair them with chicken and veggies, which makes for chicken yaki soba and you are in for a treat.

Chicken Yaki Soba @Japanese Fuji

The Teppanyaki smelled amazing and tasted even better. The side sauce was smoky, earthy and sweet-spicy. Loved the meat, peppers and the whole glaze.

Sea Bass Teppanyaki @Japanese Fuji

Sea Bass Teppanyaki @Japanese Fuji

The tanuki is my least favorite of the lot. The only reason was the tempura bits were soggy when it reached us, and with time they got more mushy. It was served with a spicy shichimi pepper, a Japanese seven-spice pepper, which I used liberally but to no help. And if soupy noodles aren’t your thing skip this.

Tanuki Soba @Japanese Fuji

Tanuki Soba @Japanese Fuji

One of the meals @Japanese Fuji

One of the meals @Japanese Fuji

This place is as Japanese it can get- the cutlery, ambiance, decor, food- everything reminds you of Japan. The staff is well-prepped, the service is blitzing and the prices are nothing like in the city.

oh and good news their bar is now open. Sake, I’m coming to get you, soon.

Address: M-41/2, Speedbird House, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi.
Contact: 011 47472395, 011 47472396
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