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“Turned out to be GREAT.”
Review of Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji
Ranked #20 of 94 Restaurants in Ardmore
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Mt Fuji, home of premium quality ingredients and impeccable service in a modern ambiance. Join us and let us show you why we are often imitated but never duplicated.
United States
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Turned out to be GREAT.”
Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We came around 4:30pm on a Monday, service was good, food and prices were respectively low(from my norm) I would recommend to anyone that likes sushi :) yum! Eat on!

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English first
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Dining Surprise”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The garish poster that covers the front door gives a moment of pause. But, having been in many garishly decorated Asian restaurants with exquisite food we are not deterred. Step beyond the entryway and enter into a most handsomely appointed room. The subdued lighting illuminates an earthy setting of stone tile walls, transparent panels lit by subtle color changes and dark tables set with reed mats, white dishware and elegant black chopsticks tipped in silver. The server brings tea in black, handle-less mugs. The room merits a center-city setting and vaguely recalls Morimoto or Buddakan. The menu, handsomely bound, is beyond our understanding. When a restaurant challenges us with an entirely new experience we always find it best to put ourselves in the hands of our server. Our only request, as usual, is that the selection be sufficient for three of us to share.
Our server complies most agreeably. She suggests that we start with the duck roll and a serving of pork dumplings as our appetizer. For the main course, she proposes two dishes: the seafood combination and the sobo noodles. As sides she offers white rice and shrimp fried rice. Her advice could not have been better.
As we waited for our order the table was set with a simple iceberg lettuce salad with ginger dressing, a common item seen lately in newer Asian restaurants. They also brought a single serving of miso soup. This single serving of soup was the only shortcoming of the evening. What is a little soup broth? They could easily have brought us three small bowls.
The appetizers arrived. The pork dumplings, simple in appearance and garnished only by a bed of thin sliced cucumber, melted like little delicate pillows of sweetly textured and savory cream. The duck rolls, arranged like toppling towers and crowned with feathered carrot and cucumber, first teased the eyes then seduced the tongue. The appetizers served their intended role of promising the palate the delights to come.
The first course cleared away, its memory delaying in the mouth, we sat pleasantly for a moment already reminiscing on its delights. The proper interim passed, our server approached with a companion, trays held high in their hands. The trays lowered and moving slowly to our table what seemed like phantom dishes appeared: a gentle hill of richly dark sobo noodles riddled with shrimp and an elegant platter of seafood laden with scallops, shrimp, red snapper and beans surmounted by a red lobster rampant as though on a royal crest. Immediately the eyes feasted before the tongue even touched. Sights enjoyment did not belie taste. The lobster, scallops, shrimp and red snapper melted delicately. The delicate sauce on the fish platter gently moved from sweet to piquant. The green beans added a contrasting crispness. The sobo noodles, to be slurped as is the custom, took our experience in another direction where silken noodles in a savory sauce played against crunching shrimp shells with a spicy touch.
Fuji Mountain, now only three days old, opens the door to a new culinary world in Ardmore. The owner is not Japanese, he is Chinese. (There are relatively few Japanese on the East Coast.) Whether his food is pure Japanese, I cannot judge. The last time I was in Japan was over forty years ago and my recollection is not that good. Nonetheless, the service at Fuji Mountain is excellent, the setting is quite elegant and the food offers an exceptional dining experience at very reasonable prices. I took pictures but even with flash they are not clear. The restaurant is rather dark.

  • Visited November 2013
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