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Mt. Fuji, Durham NC

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Mt. Fuji, Durham NC

grumpy dad | Nov 23, 2005 10:49 AM

My wife and I recently ate lunch at Mt. Fuji in Durham, NC. We will not be returning. There were issues with regard to service and food prep.

We ordered a dumpling appetizer, Thai Beef Basil, and a sushi/tempura dish. The meal began ominously with the premature arrival of my wife's sushi, followed some 5 minutes later by the dumplings. These unremarkable dumplings were clearly pored out of a commercial package into the deep fryer. The sushi smelled unduly fishy. Another 10 minutes or so later the tempura arrived. I had a sweet potato slice that was good, but the overall effect was somewhat tarnished when my wife nearly choked on a tooth pick (with deep fried plastic curlicues) that had been left embedded in a slice of onion. Lest you forget, although my wife had finished her meal (it was a business lunch hour!), mine was nowhere in sight. Actually, I think the guy behind me was served the Beef Basil. Without a word of explanation (It will be a few minutes sir. . .), I was left cooling my heels. Finally, the food arrived. I bolted it down--it was ok. A bit murky and under spiced, but it was about 2:15 and I was hungry and late.

To get the full effect, also screw up the drink order.

Synopsis: Over-priced and poorly prepared food served by a rank amateur. Oh, on the plus side, the restaurant d├ęcor was nice and (perhaps, prophetically) the under populated dining room makes conversation quite easy. Unfortunately, all we really talked about was Mt. Fuji . . .

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