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“Fuji is Fantastic”
Review of Fuji Sushi Buffet

Fuji Sushi Buffet
Ranked #17 of 270 Restaurants in Elk Grove
Cuisines: Sushi
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Went here for the first time with my hubby my oldest daughter and her boyfriend. None of us except him had ever been here before. We got to the restaurant around 4:30ish and there was easily 50 people already standing in a line waiting for the doors to open at 5pm. Once the doors opened we were part of the first wave to get seated. When you first walk in they have a very small hot buffet area with some not so great Chinese food items....fried rice, chow mein, 2 different soups etc.... Right past that area is the boat bar that seats probably around 15-20 folks. Then there are are several tables packed TIGHTLY inside. In fact at one point in the meal I looked up and EVERY table, every seat at the boat bar, and around 30 folks waiting to get seated were all crowded inside and I started to feel claustrophobic.

Once we were seated we were given vague instructions on how the place works but thankfully daughters boyfriend saved the day. We went up to the boat bar and watched the river of sushi flow by. Once you saw something you liked you picked the little plate off the boat. There was also a line at the very beginning and end of the boat river. You could request pretty much anything you wanted. I requested tempura shrimp, veggies, and calamari. There was easily 10 large shrimp, several veggies including green beans, carrots, zucchini and others. The whole table loved everything except the calamari it wasn't cut into rings rather cut into large pieces which made them not very tender. We also ordered 3 California rolls, 5 tiger rolls and 1 fried California roll. Each roll was VERY large and was cut into about 8 pieces. To say we were all STUFFED would be an understatement. Oh and don't forget about the yummy fried bananas. They do have soft serve ice cream, but it is very low quality ice cream...sorta like Ice milk not good at all.

Service: Was okay...if we had not had our daughters boyfriend we would have been very very lost. The staff was not good at all about helping you understand how the whole system works and there is no menu what so ever. If your a sushi novice like we were then you might want to look up different types of rolls on google like we did. There is one lady that walks around refilling waters and she must not really like her job is all I can say. The chefs who took all the special orders were professional, but not personable. Which I'm sure is due to the high demand placed on them by all the guest. The river boats were always full. And our check was placed on the table by the same gentleman who seated us.

All in all we will go back to Fuji's it was a fun night,and a very reasonable cost at around $18 per person. And now that we have more of an understanding will not feel so lost. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Although the shopping center, surrounding area, and Fuji's building exterior appeared to have deferred maintenance issues, the interior as well as sushi was OK and the Chinese food buffet offerings were better than OK. We arrived at 5 pm dinner opening expecting fresh-looking food and to sit at the counter where the little boats come by with the Sushi. (We heard this place jams up quickly.) The little boats did come by in an endless chain but the endless Sushi on the boats looked like it had ridden them most of the day. The seafood just did not sparkle as one would expect, veggie dishes were also travel weary "tired" looking, and even the rice looked dull. Perhaps it was the lighting, but with Sushi Hook and Azukar as our visual/taste exemplars, Fuji Sushi Buffet is for those searching for quantity, not quality.

Anyway, the wait staff was attentive, the restaurant did fill up, and we got full. That is all it will ever be.

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1  Thank InsiemeSempre
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

I absolutely love this place whenever I go to Sacramento! sushi rolls are made to order, oysters are naturally salty, which i loved so much, the selections of sushi rolls are unbelievable, sashimis are fresh, the buffet choices are excellent and most of all, the price is so cheap for $16.99 per person for dinner! Wow, a must visit if you are craving for those types of food! it is usually crowded so it is best to call for a reservation when you are coming as a big group! they also have one in Davis, I used to stand in line so early for lunch and sometimes i thought i'm the earlies, but whenever i get there, the line is already long, LOL! the long line hours before they open already says a lot of things about the restaurant! it is a good quality of food for a low price so people keep coming back and expanded the place in Elk Grove!

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1  Thank rosie718
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

The quality and variety of this all you can eat sushi makes this the best deal in the Sacramento region. They allow folks to submit special orders. Because its such a good deal, its usually fairly crowded, so go early or later if you can.

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1  Thank RevfromCA
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We try to hit Fuji in Elk Grove at least once a month. Dinner opens at 4:30, be there at four or you'll miss the first seating. It's that good! Not only is it a sushi boat buffet, which is pretty conventional, but for that same basic price you can call out any item and it will be made for you. The fish is fresh, the staff is very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is one of electric anticipation for that next treat.
They also have a hot line with soups, salads, various mussels, oysters, shrimp, and other standards. The fruit is fresh and then, the ice cream machine!
What an excellent way to enjoy an honestly fair priced meal. Highly recommend the Elk Grove Fuji Sushi Buffet

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1  Thank ruthandvern
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