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Fuki Sushi

irascible chef | Oct 6, 2008 04:34 PM

Not bad, not bad at all. Not spectacular either. Decent is what it was and I would go back.

I should preface by saying, I love sushi and all the accoutrement’s and ceremony that revolve around the dining experience. That being said, this dinner was a dining out of hunger and need—not for pure enjoyment. What do I mean? I mean we had a time limit and NO hot sake nor beer… So sad.

The restaurant itself was very charming and decorated very nicely with Japanese touches. Clean, comfortable, and cozy!

We did have a very nice and accommodating waitress. I did have to do the double take when I heard her speak to us. A blond haired, blue eyed, white skinned girl sounding like authentic Japanese girl, speaking second-language-English—I had to check what my ears and eyes were separately telling my brain.”Veg-ah-tobbles,” made me look.

Wasn’t happy with the look of the albacore (gray in color) or salmon (small in size) sushi, but they both tasted fine. Fine. I also had a spicy shrimp tempura roll that had more tiny golden roe on it than I’ve ever seen as a garnish (not my favorite—garnish or not) but was almost easily brushed aside. Very tasty And all washed down with hot green tea—which I enjoyed quite a bit.

Leaving the restaurant was the most difficult part, as getting the check, checking the check—thankfully, needing the check to be corrected ($20 dollars of refilled cokes had to be removed—honest mistake), and finally paying the bill at the register took longer than reasonably necessary. See even explaining took a long time…

I would definitely try Fuki Sushi again, if I’m in the right place and the right time—there are so many places to go! Next time I will include the hot sake and beer! (definitely check for the soda refills—if anyone’s ordering them!)

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sidenote: when apologizing for the bill our authentic Japanese sounding waitress sounded more like a German accented, second-language-English speaking girl.

4119 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 494-9383

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