Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Japanese cuisine at Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House in Matthews.
The sustenance savants at Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House curate a menu of fresh sushi rolls and hot hibachi favorites prepared with virtuosic skill before patrons' wide eyes. After a jaunt on the grill, the hibachi salmon ($18) rests on a pillowy bed of lo mein noodles, and the filet mignon ($23) mingles with clear soup, salad, vegetables, a shrimp platter, and lo mein noodles. Diners quell cravings for deep-fried fare with chicken in tempura batter ($10), which buddies up with an assortment of veggies more mixed than public opinion on extending voting rights to dinosaurs. The sushi combo ($11) teams three sushi rolls in a taste-packed trio, including california rolls, shrimp tempura rolls, and spicy oyster rolls.
Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House
Hibachi chefs are expected to be great entertainers, deftly flipping cuts of salmon or filet mignon from a tableside grill onto diners' plates. However, at Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House—formerly Ajimi of Union County—showmanship also takes place behind the scenes. Sushi chefs arrange red salmon and succulent white tuna into sashimi roses, and red-snapper sashimi nestled on a bed of ice stays more perfectly chilled than a snowman trapped in a refrigerator. Signature rolls include the American Dream with rock-shrimp tempura, lobster, and crabmeat, as well as the Cobe, a fusion roll with tuna and filet mignon. Guests can venture farther into fusion with a tuna pizza laden with fresh herbs, avocado, and spicy mayo.