Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish had been served folded over rice and woven into a basket. Revel in cylindrical cuisine with today's Groupon to Mt. Fuji Sushi Bar and Japanese Cuisine in Sandy. Choose between two options:
- For $30, you get a beginner sushi-making class, held Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (a $60 value).
- For $35, you get an intermediate sushi-making class, held Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (a $60 value).
With more than two decades of Japanese culinary experience, Chef Joe leads his detailed sushi-rolling classes with authority. Tales of sushi history pepper the beginner class, during which students' hands shape two types of rolls and mouths munch two California rolls, two spicy tuna rolls, and two cozy rice ottomans for salmon nigiri or living rooms made of carbohydrates. During the intermediate class, nascent rice-rolling experts craft two California rolls and two conical tuna hand rolls amidst narratives on sushi rice and advice on how to properly eat the oceanic nibbles. Snag a bottle of wine from home to sip on and share during the class; Mt. Fuji provides glassware and sells extra alcohol to supplement students' libationary tastes (alcohol not included in this Groupon). Students leave classes with an understanding of where to procure their own equipment and ingredients for future sushi-making, and why they should never throw sushi into a ceiling fan. Post-course, Mt. Fuji invites budding sushi mavens to dip into a more vocal aspect of Japanese culture with a karaoke party.
Mt. Fuji Sushi Bar and Japanese Cuisine
With more than two decades of Japanese culinary experience as his guide, chef Joe Takeda crafts and serves creative sushi rolls with artful authority. City Weekly writer Ted Scheffler relished in the chef's expertise when he dined omakase-style at Mt. Fuji Sushi Bar and Japanese Cuisine, letting Joe surprise him with a parade of custom rolls and a sampling of the teriyaki, tempura sauce, and spicy mayo, all of which are made from scratch. As he dined, Scheffler unearthed stories from the chef's lengthy career, starting at his birthplace in Osaka, Japan, and moving on to the cauldrons of sushi rice he made, weighty boxes of fish he hauled, and wasabi-breathing dragons he conquered on his journey to rolling and slicing his own sushi.
A long chrome counter in front of Mt. Fuji's sushi bar seats patrons for an up-close view of the chef's expert skills as he rolls Gokudo rolls with ginger and mackerel and Nemo rolls stuffed with salmon topped in unagi and mango. The kitchen also serves Japanese cuisine from shoyu ramen with sliced pork to chicken teriyaki to wasabi steak. Chef Joe transfers his master skills to novice sushi rollers in BYOB sushi-making classes every weekend, during which they can eat their freshly wrapped creations and belt out love songs dedicated to the most beautiful salmon at karaoke parties.
8650 S 1300 E
Sandy, Utah 84094