Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over rice and woven into a basket. Tumble into a roll of raw tastiness with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Japanese fare at either of Fuji Sushi’s Jacksonville locations.
Fuji Sushi’s fish-loving chefs sizzle up tempura and roll fresh sushi rolls, culling these and other Japanese favorites within an extensive menu. Explore the eclectic selection of coiled comestibles, including the crab-and-cream-cheese-filled Philadelphia roll ($4.25), the sweet-potato roll ($3.95), or one of the many sushi-nigiri rolls ($3.25+). Patrons can also sharpen their fangs on crispy shrimp tempura ($12) or savor the saucy succulence of the chicken teriyaki ($12). Boost chopstick dexterity by picking up the morsels in the vegetable hibachi ($11) or holding tabletop jousting matches. Fuji Sushi’s well-stocked bar furnishes chalices with beer, wine, and the restaurant’s signature mixed drink, the saketini.
While admiring Fuji Sushi's sloped, wooden tiki roof, hardwood floors, and bamboo-hued walls, one might think the entire restaurant was carved from the trunk of an enormous tree. Yet the timbered eatery isn't afraid to play with fire—chefs toss morsels of fresh salmon, chicken, and steak into flames on kitchen hibachi grills, where crunchy vegetables also sizzle to form well-rounded Japanese entrees. Hot and cold sake, wine, and beer take the edge off hunger as guests watch sushi artisans slice sashimi and insulate rolls with shrimp, fish eggs, and sea urchin. After dining on curls of steaming fried noodles, patrons can sate sugar hankerings with a sweet Japanese dessert or donate their gently used chopsticks to the Toddler Fencing Association of Jacksonville.