Fuji Sushi Japanese Restaurant moved from its old Austin Ave, Coquitlam location to Port Moody (beside McDonald’s and the Police Station). This location used to be a Hong Kong style café I used to frequent during high school and frankly nothing really has changed. Fuji kept most of the old décor, booth seats, and added a sushi bar and a tatami seated area.
I was told how great Fuji Sushi Japanese Restaurant was or how wonderful it was that they had REAL JAPANESE CHEFS. WOW what a disappointment. Perhaps someone can educate me what I am missing. Perhaps I am confused.
We wanted to order toro sashimi, but we were told there was not enough, maybe enough to make a nigiri piece or two. Already it was not promising on such a simple staple item.
Tuna and salmon sashimi 6.00 each: The tuna was a shade too dark for its own good and was rather icy. I would’ve thought it’d thawed out with all that tan. Salmon pieces were alright. Nothing spectacular.
Spicy Scallop Roll 4.00: decent pieces with a little bit of spice and tobiko. Some rice were falling apart.
Chawanmushi 4.25: By far one of the most disgusting steamed egg custard I’ve had. Everything about it was wrong. Raw carrot, green bean. No steamed mushroom. Flat tasting.
Gyoza 3.75: Regular pan friend pork gyoza.
Korokke 3.50: 3 tiny potato patties light breaded and deep fried.
BBQ Black Cod Neck (Gindara Kama BBQ) 8.75: The best tasting dish of the night. A simple salted grill robata.
So excuse me while I cannot comprehend the raving 4 star rating nor the excitement for a Japanese Chef. Restaurants like this are a dime a dozen. Your best bet around the Tri-Cities are still perhaps Shyun Sushi Bar, Matoi and Nagano. If you have found a GEM, kindly please give me a shout!
3017 St Johns St Port Moody, BC V3H 2C4
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