Durham >Food & Dining > Mt Fuji Asian Bistro Sushi
905 W Main St Ste 21B, Durham, NC | Directions 2770135.999623 -78.909757
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 3pm;Sun. 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Brightleaf
Acceptable sushi – Depending on the night (I recommend Tuesdays and would stay away on Mondays) this is actually pretty good sushi.
Bad food – The food on our table was not cooked proper at all. My dish smelled like raw egg :(
Not able to eat any of the dishes at our table.
Good food in a cool atmosphere – I've gone several times to dinner to this place. It would take awhile to get seated and then get the food. But I went for a business lunch and there were few people there. We got the food quickly and it was delicious. I recommend this place with one reservation: the prices are not the cheapest. Entrees are a dollar or two more than similar places.
Great Food & Great Atmosphere! – Located in downtown Durham in the Brightleaf section I have to admit that the sushi is great. It does not have a fishy smell or a fishy taste. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is relatively great especially if you happen to get the waiter name Dan. He has tons of personality and charisma which can make your dining experience a joy. Get there early before it gets crowded or you will have a long wait for your food. If you are planning to come for lunch try to get there between 11:00AM and 11:30AM. That way you will be promptly seated or you can pick your seat. You may even want to sit outside if the day is not too warm. Make sure that you try the seaweed salad. It is to die for. Be exotic and go for a dish that you would ordinarily not order. For it is better to try than to not have tried at all.
Great Sushi, Avoid Thursdays, Friendly Staff – Delicious Asian fusion food and sushi, the curries are all soo yummy and it has the only good pad thai in the triangle. Prompt seating usually, unless its the weekend-- call ahead to give your name. Drinks are also great-- the bartender was extra friendly and able to match my food with an equally wonderful cocktail. Its also vegetarian friendly; theyll make any dish with tofu instead of meat. Its kind of pricey, but worth it! Call ahead and reserve if you have a big group or want to sit in the seperate room with straw mats.
I went to this place with some co-workers and I thought it was a great Sushi restaurant. They serve big portions and everything was well-presented. I had one of the sampler platters, and everything was great. It's also a great atmosphere. We sat at a table, but they also have a neat sushi bar that looks like it would be fun.
I would recommend Mount Fuji!
Cooking Needs Revamping!! – We have visited this restaurant three times. On two of those occasions, my husband requested medium rare beef .... both times, the cook sent WELL DONE beef! On the last visit, I had chicken terriyaki and it was so overcooked, it was rubbery!! Good sushi but the food is lacking and the service is bad, even when there are few clients. We will NEVER recommend this restaurant to anyone!
Finally, a restaurant to love! – I traveled extensively throughout Asia and fell in love with the unique and healthy cuisine offered by China, Japan, and Thailand.
Mt. Fuji offers the first true authentic pan-Asia cooking that I have experienced in the Southeast. Their sushi is delectable and their chefs are first rate. The curry dishes are an absolute must! I had given up hope on finding perfected Asian cuisine until Mt. Fuji came along. Though I would still consider it the best kept secret of Durham, call ahead for reservations because this place now holds a steady crowd of repeat customers who have also fervently recommended this restaurant to their friends.
From their elegant surroundings to friendly staff, the remarkable talents of both the sushi and kitchen chefs are offered to you in a dining experience that will be worth your money and give you an experience to look forward to after a hard days work.
Good Food But Service Needs Improvement – I love the food and have been impressed with every dish I've tried. Often contemporary Asian fusion places fail to create dishes with complex taste and character, but Mt. Fuji succeeds where other places fail. The ambience is enjoyable--a little dark, but I love the exposed brick walls and decor. The special room in back is also great for a larger dinner party. My biggest suggestion to this restaurant would be to work on improving the service. The servers have generally been nice but in one case in particular I was less than impressed with my service and felt extremely undervalued as a customer who is paying good money to eat there. Nonetheless, I would still recommend this restaurant hands down.
I can't wait to go back! – Im so glad that theres a sushi restaurant in Durham now. The food is great and the Makis are very creative and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is very romantic perfect for taking a date.
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