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“A Pleasant Surprise in Buda Hills”

Fuji Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #462 of 3,080 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $43
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Fuji on top, like a peak of a mountain, renewed, redecorated in full fling with a new balcony! There are more and more sushi bars and restaurants but Fuji - the "ambassador" of Japanese cuisine, accredited to Hungary 24 years ago - is on top both in quality and services.This is why their renewed menu of 2013, which consists of 200 different types of meals including hot meals and modern meals, closer to European taste still follows the traditional main stream of Japanese cuisine. We can taste meals prepared on sight by either the waiter or by ourselves at the table such as Sukiyaki,Shabu-Shabu,Yudofu Nabe etc. There are spectacular counters serving Teppanyaki-,Sushi as well. If you wish to dine in a separated room in a group of between 2 and 33 or have a business lunch or dinner, you can book from the 4 authentic tatami rooms
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“A Pleasant Surprise in Buda Hills”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

My Budapest preference for Japanes has been for Kyoto for years. Then Kyoto changed name to Tokyo and went to dogs right thereupon. My enquiries in the community bore fruit, and I tried Fuji. Unlike the former one, it is quite remote, up in the Buda hills, some twenty minutes drive from the central hotels during normal hours. Parking within 100 meters easy. Nothing spectacular either from without or within. However, it is a truly commendable place for learned sushi fans. It offers three additional dining rooms for traditional Japanese dining of smaller parties beside the main dining hall in the European style.

Winelist is hardly impressive, but so are almost all in the city. Service quite mediocre. Kaiseki tasting menu far from what you get in an average kaiseki home in Japan, lacking both many original ingredients and perfection in execution. Toro sashimi disappointing with highly unusual herbs overcoming the basic flavor that one looks for in toro – and expensive. However, sushi was one of the best I have ever tried, Japan with Tsukiji spots included. A 15- on a 1-20 scale, a restaurant I shall definitely return to when in Budapest.

If you want to eat proper, almost Japanese »Japanese food« in Budapest, I doubt you can find a better place, provided you take time for the experience. Also a lot of Japanese folk seem to frequent the place, confirming my statement. Beware, expensive for Budapest standards (90 per head for a quite serious dinner with only one of two actually drinking wine).

  • Visited July 2014
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Saw the unexpected”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

I didn't expect to find Japanese restaurant in Budapest. I usually lower the standard on Japanese food or restaurant when travel overseas. I apply different "discount" rates depending on the country which you travel to. Budapest, Hungary is the place where I tend to apply deep "discount", but in this restaurant, I encountered a pleasant surprise. Though it is a bit far from "authentic", but the quality and service are good enough for Japanese national to enjoy and relax and feel at home. For western travelers, there is no reason to go to Japanese restaurant in Budapest, Hungary, but if you happen to feel like eating Japanese in Budapest, this is the place. Lastly but not least, compared to the price at premium Japanese restaurant elsewhere in the world, the price is very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Best Jap in town”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Fuji has the best Sushi and other Jap food in Budapest. The restaurant was established early 90s and still delivers the best quality. Staff is friendly, modest and speaks good English. Fuji is not overcrowded, don't think booking is an essential. Prices are high of course, suggested for business dinner.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Z Z
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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“High-end sushi in Budapest”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This restaurant is a real hidden gem among Japanese restaurants in the city. It was running a special set menu this week so we went for it. We had sushi and miso soup as a starter and a bento platter with fish. The waiters and the hostess were very corteous, attentive and explained the courses into details. We found the drinks to be slightly overpriced, but all-in-all we had a great time, it was a real treat!

  • Visited March 2014
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“Top quality on the hilltop !”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great value, fresh ingredients, authentic menu all in one place. You almost feel that you are somewhere in Japan, kind service, quiet music in the background, all comes with smile. Sushi was tasty and fresh, the Karaage Bento was my favorite of the evening, wagashi to finsh all, what can i say ? Yummi !

  • Visited November 2013
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