Portland >Food & Dining > Fuji Restaurant
29 Exchange St, Portland, ME | Directions 0410143.656956 -70.253846
Mon. - Thu. 11:30am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 10pm;Sun. 12am - 9pm
Awesome service and fresh food. Hibachi is fun. Parking sucks but they will validate the parking garage.
Glass in my dinner – I go to Fuji's often, and am usually satisfied with the atmosphere, and the staff. I went last night and as I was eating a maki roll, bit on something hard. It was a piece of glass! My boyfriend brought it to the attention of our waitress who said "oh no, I shouldnt say this but it happens. We're busy" She offered to get us a new order, or take that item off of our bill. OBVIOUSLY I couldnt eat anything else, not only was my mouth cut, but I didnt know the source of the broken glass, and was not going to risk it happening again. We were unable to talk to a manager, but were obviously dissatisfied with their sollution. I just am so confused as to how she could have told us "it happens" and not comp my meal as I couldnt eat anything else!!!
Injury and insults – I had lunch at Fuji today - a basic sushi and sashimi meal. I paid the bill and left to shop, and in about 10 minutes began to cramp badly and need to visit a rest room, symptoms I and others who eat raw fish might recognize. Fuji was around the corner, so I went back in, heading down the stairs to the rest rooms. A cook was coming in at the time, and when he saw me going down he informed me that the restrooms were not public. I replied that I had just dined there a few minutes ago, but was not feeling sick. He repeated his warning, a little more threatening. I replied that I was sick from their food and has been in the restaurant a few minutes earlier, and headed down to the basement where their restrooms are. While I was waiting, very uncomfortable, for someone to exit the toilet area of the men?s room another person came down and very rudely ordered me to leave, saying repeatedly ?public rest room outside?. I replied, again, that I had eaten there a few minutes before and was now getting sick. This man grew increasingly belligerent and threatening, crowding me in the little restroom. I stumbled outside and walked 50 very uncomfortable yards to the cold, damp public restroom, where I had a moment that victims of similar circumstances will identify with. It was not my last such moment today.
There is another restaurant nearby, Ben Kay, that serves reliable sushi and where the staff seems to be very civil.
Great atmosphere – Great staff. Very clean. The food came out in no time. Definately will be returning!! Parking a little tough but there is a garage close by that stays open late
Our Families Favorite Restaurant – This is one of the best restaurants in town. Upstairs is traditional Japanese fare including delicious sushi. (Don't miss the Casco Bay Roll!) Downstairs are grill tables for delicious food prepared right in front of you. We have been loving to eat at Fuji for about 20 years and it's always been just great.
You MUST have dinner here!! – If you're ever in Portland, Maine, you must have a meal at Fuji. If you live in Portland and have never been to Fuji, shame on you! I'm not just talking about the fabulous food. The presentation you get at the hibachi table is spectacular. The chefs can throw fire and create a volcano out of an onion. The chef who prepared the meal at my table had a great sense of humor, obviously enjoyed his work, told us that he has 6 styles of cuisine under his belt...and is only 20 years old.
Make a reservation. The hibachi room fills up fast. Just don't miss out on this experience.
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