Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today’s Groupon. For $12, you get $30 worth of hibachi-style Japanese cuisine at Fujiyama Steak House of Japan. Patrons will enjoy watching a real live chef whip up culinary acrobatics at their tableside grill. This Groupon is valid for dinner only (after 5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and Sundays after 4 p.m.).
At Fujiyama, diners are able to see each slice, dice, and shrimp alley-oop thanks to front-grill seats while enjoying an ornate décor that features fetching lighting, a Japanese flair, and layers of warm wood finishes. The chefs preface each delectable dish on Fujiyama’s dinner menu with Oriental onion soup, salad with Fuji house dressing, steamed rice, vegetables, and free smells. Beyond that, feel free to order the scallops ($19.95), vegetable dinner ($12.95), or hibachi steak ($18.95), all of which the chef will prepare in front of you with the eye-opening pizzazz of a salsa dancer churning butter to a Tito Puente timbales solo. If the showmanship doesn't make you feel like an emperor, order up a Shogun Dinner ($19.95) pairing teriyaki chicken and hibachi steak. Additionally, a children’s menu (10 and younger) offers tasty selections such as teriyaki chicken ($7.95) and non-alcoholic "kiddi cocktails" of the strawberry-daiquiri and piña-colada varieties.
An ordinary dining experience omits the hilarious hustle and bustle that envelops a kitchen during dinnertime when someone loses a watch while stuffing the turkey. With today's Groupon to Fujiyama, diners can recapture that sense of excitement as they watch their fare get prepared with a flurry of dazzling movements surpassed only by a Rube Goldberg machine stir-frying meals for a gaggle of dancing parrots. Call ahead to schedule your reservation.
- This is the best Japanese Steakhouse ever…I will go only to Fujiyama's from now on. Great food, the best iced tea anywhere, great amount of food, and the soup, salad, and salad dressing are the best. – smt1473, Yahoo! Local
- The atmosphere was romantic and quiet, while the cooks put on quite a show. My wife and I absolutely love it! – sworvath1963, Citysearch
- The showmanship varies from chef to chef, but the food quality is consistently high. Also worth mentioning are the salad dressing and sauces, which they received so many requests for that they are now sold in bottles at the front counter. – Max T., Yelp
Fujiyama Steak House of Japan
A whirlwind of utensils hovers over a sizzling grill under the ministrations of a deft hibachi chef, sending morsels of seared meat to diners seated around a crimson-hued circle of polished wood. Guests can request orders of teriyaki chicken, hibachi steak, or shrimp and watch the multitasking chef cook each meal to order while entertaining fellow diners and writing a grocery list to shop for after their shift. Vibrant, rustic murals and dioramas decorate the dining room, and lantern-style light fixtures cast a warm glow on tables and working fountain by the restaurant's entrance.