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New York, New York
May 2, 2010
Saint Paul, Minnesota
August 23, 2005
Fuji Ya stands out, even from the outside, and even on Lake Street, where standout is king. The neon-red rice paper along the windows and bright interior make this Japanese restaurant easily distinguishable from anywhere else.
The interior is very muted, but very stylish. There is a large bar/sushi bar as you first walk in, highlighted in shades of blacks and reds. As you are seated, you notice that the private rooms look like a traditional tea house, although removing your shoes is optional at Fuji Ya. The seats and tables are light-colored and comfy, and you find yourself immediately at ease.
So, Fuji Ya has the decor right, but how is the food? It matches the atmosphere - excellent. Soba and Udon noodles make up the standard base for some entrées here, which include tempura, crab, and tuna. Other meals include roast duck, salmon, and teriyaki. I've had the shrimp and chicken tempuras, and they are both amazing - warm and filling.
Even though Fuji Ya does tons of amazing entrées, the real reason to go here is the sushi. For the less adventurous, there are spring rolls. If you're willing to try something spicier, try one of the sashimi platters. It's the chef's choice what you get, so it's always a surprise!
Fuji Ya also has a full bar, with many traditional Japanese sakes and beers. They also have a great wine selection. Visit the Fuji Ya website for a full menu and hours.
From journal Eating up the Twin Cities