SpringHillNow.com rates Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse a 4 out of 5 for overall experience.
- Cuisine and Suggestions: Fujiyama features traditional and fusion Japanese meals, a full sushi and sashimi menu, and hibachi tables. This makes a great night out for a date or with a large group of friends and they accept reservations, which we recommend.
- Expect to spend: $80 per couple if you’d like the full experience of hibachi along with a couple of drinks and some sushi or an appetizer at dinner time. The lunch menu is a cheaper option.
- Peaks: Portions are generous, our hibachi chef was great, and the food was very tasty!
- Pits: The large space lacking music or mood lighting combined with bus people pushing around carts gave the ambiance something to be desired, especially considering the price. The sushi bar is small and disappointing for such a large venue.
The large, beautiful, abandoned building that used to host patrons looking for an Italian dining experience is now home to a Japanese steakhouse featuring a massive number of hibachi tables, sushi and full liquor bars, and private rooms. We decided to try out Fujiyama on a Friday night and our experience began with a one hour wait which gave us some time to meander around and check the place out. It’s very clean and the layout helps to make the experience a bit more private despite the number of people dining, as it is broken up into smaller rooms featuring two or three tables rather than just featuring one large open space. The bar is eye-catching, featuring a massive flat-screen TV and a variety of liquor and beer. We ordered a drink to while we waited which ran us $16 for the two. We found all of the staff to be friendly and have no complaints about the service, especially considering how new the place is and how busy they were. The hostesses were smiling and accommodating, the chef was great, and the server was on the ball throughout the entire experience (which is always much appreciated).
To state the obvious the main attraction of Fujiyama is the hibachi experience which is what we opted for. There’s something fun about watching your food being cooked communally while the chef flings sharp objects (his utensils) in the air and hot veggies at your face (to catch in your mouth). If you are as lucky as we were you’ll be seated with a comedic chef who can tell jokes along with turning an onion into a flaming volcano. We started with some sushi which was reasonably priced and very good. Of the rolls we tried the Brooksville Roll was my favorite and I’ll definitely have that again the next time we go. We then shared the steak and shrimp hibachi entree for dinner. At $21.95 I felt that the hibachi prices were high but the portions were good and the food was excellent. Everything was seasoned perfectly and cooked just right. In addition to the meats, the meal includes a clear soup, salad with ginger dressing, a generous helping of fried rice, a variety of vegetables (mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, etc.), and a two shrimp appetizer. It’s also important to point out that there is a $7 charge for sharing the meal. We topped the night off with a tempura banana with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce! Delicious! This will be a great place for a special dinner out and we’ll definitely check it out again.
Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse
12070 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34613
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