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
Food was great and the out seating with the band made for a very fun night. Will definitely go back.
bad food and service – We've tried Mt. Fuji 3 times this past year to give them a chance and were disappointed each time. Service was bad, food presentation and flavor - terrible. Sushi was just mediocre. Ordered a pasta dish that we were told was a "customer favorite"; it looked like slop and tasted horrible - it was inedible and sent it back. We won't be returning until things improve. We really want to support the Brightleaf restaurants but this place needs new staff and chef.
disrespectful – I have been to Mt Fuji before and I like their pad thai so we made a reservation to dine once more on a Saturday evening. We ate our meal and our waiter was average and I have no complaints there. Literally 5 minutes after we signed the bill (with a 20% tip as usual), the hostess came over to our table and said, "I am sorry but we have another reservation that is waiting for this table, so could you please..."
So we "left" which is how I think she meant to end the sentence and will never go back. I don't care if their food is good. Other restaurants have good pad thai but treat their paying customers with respect.
Satisfied in the end – My wife and I have been to Mt Fuji for several occasions. We have always had the sushi, have never ordered from from the dinner menu. Tonight was Thursday, the usual 50% off sushi rolls night. The food has always been stellar. Fresh, tasty and the presentation is delightful. Tonight my displeasure is with the service. Arriving at six, we were seated promptly and drinks were served without delay. We placed our sushi order and the wait was minimal. As expected there was no issue with the food. Halfway through our meal, a worker(later determined to be the manager) stopped next to our table, flipped out a stepladder with a loud SNAP and proceeded to adjust the light directly above our table, after a glare of displeasure, he mumbled sorry. We never saw the server again until our meal was nearly completed and the bill was delivered. Upon inspection, we were charged full price for the two most expensive rolls and the the two lower priced rolls were marked "Free". When I pointed out the menu indicated that Thursday nights after 5pm sushi rolls were half off, the server stated that the new menus have not arrived and the half off special is no longer available. I also pointed out that I had been overcharged for one of the rolls. The server stated the Manager would come help us, but a new bill was delivered instead with the price of the overcharged roll corrected. When I said I wasn't satisfied, then the Manager was called and agreed to adjust our bill to the advertised half off. The food was great but the hassle of having to deal with the advertised prices and unacceptable service was unpalatable.
Some of the best Sushi- Slow Service – This is some of the best sushi in Durham especially when it is half price! I have had a couple of the dishes off the menu and they have been great. Always the same consistency unlike PF Changs.
The manager seems to be a little tight because it always seems understaffed. The waitstaff is great but, slow because they are way too busy!
Bad sushi – Haven't been so disappointed in sushi as I have by Mt. Fuji. For $13, I only received 4-5 rolls of spicy tuna roll when one should get at least 8 rolls of a special roll (at least in every other sushi place I have been). Secondly, the tuna was chunky tuna, such as one would find in a can, not rare tuna pieces. Complete rip-off (and still hungry!). Even though I am not local (was driving through) I would not recommend this place.
Best sushi in durham – Great sushi and very fresh. Nice decor and always fun on half price thursday. They also have many other asian dishes for those who do not like sushi.
Good food, just avoid Thursday night – We go to Mt. Fuji on a regular basis and have always had good service and good sushi. Never tried the other dishes because they don't look too interesting, but the sushi is really good and so is the garlic calamari. Just a tip, avoid half price sushi night on Thursdays, the place gets packed with drunk Duke kids that create a seriously unpleasant atmosphere. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.
First and last dinner at Mt Fuji – First time I have left almost a full meal on the table in ten years; and not ask for the rest to be wrapped up. Food was amateur, poor. The taste was quite memorable; but not in a good way. Service was slow and poor...almost comical. There are other similar restaurants in the area with similar menus that are wonderful. They need to step it up or they probably will not be around long. I should have gave the $70 spent to charity or some other worthy cause. Always a great disapointment when you walk away from a restaurant regretting the money you spent. I usually will give a restaurant a second and sometime even a third chance; but I will not be back. In my opinion the food was that bad. Sorry; but in my opinion, I definately do not recommend this restaurant.
Very disappointing, as usual – I have been to Mt. Fuji on several occasions now. The food is okay. No better or worse than P.F. Changs. The problem is the service and atmosphere. Each time, the service has been terrible. Last night's meal was the last straw. There was one table of drunk undergrads who were screaming and pounding on their table for hours. They were clearly disturbing everyone in the restaurant, but no one did anything. There was no way anyone could have a pleasant conversation during their meal. It was overwhelming. When we talked to the wait staff, they didn't care and made excuses for the undergrads, likely because of the large tip they were anticipating. Then we talked to the owner who was drinking at the bar the whole time. He said that he didn't do anything because he was "off duty"! Are you kidding me!?!? He is the OWNER! He couldn't have been more indifferent about our terrible experience. I've never experienced anything like that -- an owner who did not care about return business.
Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident. That place always has problems and the staff is always either rude or incompetent.
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