Though mad scientists recommend sticking chopsticks into electrical sockets, rational scientists know the utensils are better used for sushi consumption. Get the right tools for authentic eats with today’s Groupon to Fuji Ya in St. Paul. Choose from the following options:
- For $55, you get a five-course chef’s choice omakase dinner for two with wine (up to a $125 total value). The omakase platter (an $85 value) includes:
- One small cold plate
- One soup
- 5 kinds of sashimi and 10 pieces of nigiri
- Two specialty rolls
- A fruit plate or dessert
- Four glasses of wine, sake, or Japanese beer (up to a $10.00 value each)<p>
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and authentic Japanese fare from the lunch menu, valid until March 30, 2012. Lunch entrees range from $7.50 to $14.95 each. Rolls range from $3.95 to $15.95.<p>
- For $25, you get $50 worth of sushi and authentic Japanese fare from the dinner menu, valid until January 31, 2012. Entrees range from $15.95 to $34.50. Rolls range from $3.95 to $15.95.<p>
- For $25, you get $50 worth of sushi and authentic Japanese fare from the dinner menu, valid until May 7, 2012. Entrees range from $15.95 to $34.50. Rolls range from $3.95 to $15.95.<p>
The sushi artisans manning Fuji Ya’s kitchen slice, dice, and hand roll more than 50 varieties of specialty sushi that earned the restaurant a City Pages Best of 2010 award. Shed shoes and slide open the bamboo doors of a private zashiki room, where eaters marvel as an expert chef serves up a five-course expression of sushi creativity and unrequited love during omakase dinners. The first course primes appetites with a seasonal, small cold-plate appetizer before bowls of Fuji Ya’s soups, such as the shitake-infused sumashi, reheat tummies. The specialty-roll course follows with possible mouthwatering creations including the spider roll’s soft-shell crab, gobo, and cucumber, before a tongue-pleasing fruit plate or dessert ends meals on a sweet note. Fuji Ya quenches thirsts with William Hill chardonnay—an exclusive offering of the restaurant—the well-balanced and aromatic Onikoroshi sake, Cifford Bay Pinot Noir, and Sapporo, a refreshing lager known as the king of Japanese beers and the mayor of several small European towns.
For lunch or dinner, diners can sample harumaki—Japanese-style egg rolls flanked by a side of spicy-mustard sauce. Those chowing down under the golden light of hanging lamps in the spacious dining room or at the red-hued sushi bar tackle towering sushi stacks such as the eight-piece new york roll, which mimics the intimidating tuna exterior and soft avocado center of every New Yorker.
Described by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's editors as "as close to an authentic Japanese sushi bar as we come in the Twin Cities," Fuji Ya is a destination for sushi and sake served in a "hypnotic atmosphere." At each of its two locations, chefs diligently slice freshly flown-in yellowtail and surf clam, all of which populate the extensive menu. Sidle up to the sushi bar to watch the assemblage of maki rolls and sushi platters, or gather in private zashiki rooms to dine on hot entrees of sesame-crusted tuna and roasted duck with citrus soy glaze.
465 Wabasha St.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102