If you’re a fan of Japanese food, get ready for a tasty treat! A new restaurant called Fuji is setting up shop in a huge space on Broadway, bringing back the delicious flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine.
Fuji Restaurant Bringing Back the Memories: A Nod to History
Fuji is taking over a spot on 13th Street, and this place has seen a few different restaurants over the years. From Iron Steaks to Elephant Trolley Beignets, it’s had its share of flavors. But way back, it was home to the original Fuji Restaurant. Even though the new Fuji isn’t connected to the old one, the folks behind it, Russell Okubo and Kevin Oto, want to keep the spirit of the original alive.
Russell Okubo has fond memories of eating at Fuji’s when he was a kid. “Back in those days, there were maybe four to five Japanese restaurants in the city, and this was a go-to spot,” he said. They want the new Fuji to be a place that celebrates the building’s history while bringing in some fresh ideas. “We really want to be that neighborhood restaurant and bar,” Okubo added.
Menu Magic: Tantalizing Taste Adventure Awaits
What can you expect on the menu at Fuji? Get ready for a Japanese food adventure! They’re cooking up classics like sukiyaki, tempura, tonkatsu, noodles, and some special sushi rolls. But here’s the cool part – they’re not going for a massive menu. Instead, they want to focus on quality over quantity, serving up dishes that’ll make your taste buds dance.
And wait, there’s more! Fuji is planning to open its doors for dinner Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. On weekends, you can swing by from 5 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. But that’s not all – they’re adding a brunch menu on weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Picture this: Asian breakfast with grilled fish, miso soup, fried rice, spam, and Japanese sausage. Yum! And of course, they’re keeping the party alive with a full bar.
Faces Behind the Food: Meet the Team
Russell Okubo isn’t new to the restaurant game. He’s the brains behind Aji Japanese Bistro in El Dorado Hills. Teaming up with him is his nephew, Kevin Oto, who runs Green Haven Capital Inc., a local mortgage company.
Kevin Oto has a soft spot for the place. “There’s a lot of history here, and we are trying to restore that with something that will bring back a more traditional Japanese restaurant,” he shared. It’s not just about the food; it’s about reconnecting with the good old days.
Get Ready for a Foodie Adventure: Opening Soon!
The chefs at Fuji are getting ready to make magic in the kitchen. The place is almost set up, with a dining room, bar, and even an outdoor patio. And guess what? Upstairs, there’s a banquet room where you can host special events with up to 100 of your closest pals.
So, mark your calendars – Fuji is planning to open its doors to all you hungry foodies on December 18th. Get ready to taste the magic of Japanese flavors right here in Sacramento!