The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Japanese cuisine at Mt. Fuji Japanese Restaurant in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center.
Named one of the best sushi restaurants by the Arkansas Times in 2010, Mt. Fuji has been serving fresh sushi and authentic, healthy Japanese cuisine for the past 24 years. Its multifarious menu includes sushi, tempura, teriyaki dishes, noodles, and rice dishes. Dive teeth-first into a wave of flavor with an appetizer such as the green seaweed salad ($5.75). Rolled-up revelations include the Alligator Roll ($9.95), a tasty trio of shrimp, eel, and avocado that prompts diners to bite before being bitten. Wiley coyotes and demolition derbyists can light the fuse of flavor with the Dynamite Roll, bringing tuna and yellowtail together in fiery fraternity with a spicy sauce ($7.25). Traditional entrees are served with soup, salad, and rice and include such delightful delicacies as chicken teriyaki ($13.50) and shrimp tempura ($16.95) to satisfy those of the cooked-food persuasion.
Mt. Fuji's sushi chef has more than 20 years experience in the rice and seaweed game and has studied under several of the master chefs of Japan and multiple cherry-blossom trees. For additional Japaneats, diners can ascend the stairs of sushidom to the shop and grocery store below the restaurant for a wide selection of products, including sushi-making supplies, Japanese snacks and candies, and tea sets. Mt. Fuji also offers sushi-making classes on Saturdays, where students learn to make their own rolls of ricey goodness and master the art of chopstick tennis.
This Groupon is not valid for alcohol.
The Arkansas Times named Mt. Fuij Japanese Restaurant a runner-up in the Best Sushi category in its Best of Arkansas list of 2010. The Tie Dye Travels blog calls it "Little Rock's Japanese Standard," and the restaurant gets a four owl-eye average rating on TripAdvisor.
- outstanding quality. you will not be disappointed. – mrmobo, TripAdvisor
- It may not have the dazzling chefs with their flying spatulas and egg tricks at a superheated grill, but it does have one of the best (and most discreet) sushi bars in town -- and a conscientious wait staff to boot. – Kat Robinson, Tie Dye Travels blog