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Evil Penevil

Fuji Japanese Restaurant At Central Festival Mall

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A couple of things stick out about the meals I've enjoyed at Fuiji: the ingredients have been very fresh and the presentation of the dishes was attractive. And it's always pleasant to have a titillating companion with which to share the meal.

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Fuji at Central Festival Mall (5th floor) is part of a Thai chain of Japanese restaurants. There are 99 branches in Thailand and two each in Laos and Burma.

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It's pretty standard Japanese fare, but done well.

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We started off with salmon sashima. Very fresh indeed.

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One of my companions wanted the Fuji steak set, which the three of us more or less split.

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The steak set came with various sides, including shrimp.

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We also ordered a sashimi salad Thai-style, i.e., with a spicy citrus dressing.

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The fried mushrooms in the steak set were so good that we ordered a full portion.

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Geso kara-age (fried squid tentacles)

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Katsu don- very tasty, one of my favorites.

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Strawberry yoghurt pudding

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Matcha aisu (green tea ice cream)

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My dessert:

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Just joking! I had fresh fruit:

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Fuji wasn't crowded, but had a decent crowd for 4 pm. Total cost for three people including drinks and dessert, was 2,000 baht.

Evil

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Here's some other dishes from other meals at Fuji. All were good.



Bento set with its various components:



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Grilled shrimp:



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Sashimi:



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Gyu don (beef bowl over rice):



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Fried mushrooms:



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Guest Carp Trader

One of my favourite girl likes it there so do I by the way, been a good few times fresh and good value...

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One of my favourite girl likes it there so do I by the way, been a good few times fresh and good value...

I wouldn't eat at "Centan" nearly as much as I do if it weren't for a certain young lady. She absolutely loves it there. But I have to say, some of the restaurants on the 5th and 6th floors of Central Festival have bigger crowds, mostly Thais and other Asians, than many stand-alone restaurants.

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Yes thanks Evil, really enjoyed the photos .... so much so I will pay Fuji a visit.

Ditto.

The food looks excellent. I've walked by the place hundreds of times and wonder why I've never gone in.

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I wouldn't eat at "Centan" nearly as much as I do if it weren't for a certain young lady. She absolutely loves it there. But I have to say, some of the restaurants on the 5th and 6th floors of Central Festival have bigger crowds, mostly Thais and other Asians, than many stand-alone restaurants.

Well its good to see a favourite lady smile mate.... oh wait LDOP alert....

I wouldn't go if not for her, but I like the food when I get there so it drives me to eat different stuff....

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Ditto.

The food looks excellent. I've walked by the place hundreds of times and wonder why I've never gone in.

With a girl you know well its a nice meal...

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Ditto.

The food looks excellent. I've walked by the place hundreds of times and wonder why I've never gone in.

I tried a few times... ( the girls like the Fuji like a snobbish fetish ) Nothing wrong with the food...but I hate the " fine dine " concept to sell 2 bites of food for extraorbitant prices... The food is good, but the value is really low... more a snobbery parade, than a lunch...

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They're reasonably priced for Japanese food too, cheaper than home, but obviously more expensive than Thai food.

Thing is, I've been to Fuji in Chiang Mai, a couple in BKK, two in Chonburi province (1 in Pattaya), and they were all the same quality, very good.

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Thai food is from $12-$18 a plate, but we're talking about Japanese food.

OK... thank you... now time to compare the local thai food with the snobbish japs food in the Fuji.. ( the value... )

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OK... thank you... now time to compare the local thai food with the snobbish japs food in the Fuji.. ( the value... )

Decent sushi and the rest is very good value there, treble the cost in London maybe four times...

You can't compare Thai food with Sushi as it's different, as you can't compare a cat with a dog ... They are different...

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I tried a few times... ( the girls like the Fuji like a snobbish fetish ) Nothing wrong with the food...but I hate the " fine dine " concept to sell 2 bites of food for extraorbitant prices... The food is good, but the value is really low... more a snobbery parade, than a lunch...

Huh what an earth are you on about. I take my kids there for lunch quite a bit. Dunno where you get this snobbery thing from. It's a chain of resturants that produce good fresh value for money food. Consistency is the key. Now that's what value is.

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I admit to feeling pretty snobby when our boss would take take us there for lunch in Chiang Mai.

When I went on my own I'd go to Oishi where there's free refills.

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I admit to feeling pretty snobby when our boss would take take us there for lunch in Chiang Mai.

When I went on my own I'd go to Oishi where there's free refills.

Oshi is not as good IMHO... One place is mixed sushi and stuff going round on a conveyor you boil in soup..name escapes me ,

For the chains Fuji is my favourite and excellent value...

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Going Japanese tonight. A contrast to last night eating Thai food in Siracha..

Going with some friends from Bristol, to a recommended Italian on Tuesday just off Soi 6 on 2nd road, Pattaya is blest with very good food outlets.

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You seem to have a huge jealousy of the Japanese... They price you out of both the girl and food market.

Decent sushi and the rest is very good value there, treble the cost in London maybe four times...

You can't compare Thai food with Sushi as it's different, as you can't compare a cat with a dog ... They are different...

We are in Thailand, not in London.... Shasimi in a local, thai restaurant....a normal portion for 135 baht...

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...but I hate the " fine dine " concept to sell 2 bites of food for extraorbitant prices... The food is good, but the value is really low... more a snobbery parade, than a lunch...

Your determination to disrupt the threads I start makes you look silly, Gabor. Fuji is a moderately priced, casual chain restaurant featuring Japanese food. Nothing snobbish or "fine dining" about it, not that there is anything wrong per se with fine dining restaurants.

OK... thank you... now time to compare the local thai food with the snobbish japs food in the Fuji.. ( the value... )

Of course you can eat cheaper in many Thai restaurants than you can at Fuji. What does that prove, especially if the diner WANTS to eat Japanese food? You can eat even cheaper if you buy a packet of instant noodles at 7-11.

Huh what an earth are you on about. I take my kids there for lunch quite a bit. Dunno where you get this snobbery thing from. It's a chain of resturants that produce good fresh value for money food. Consistency is the key. Now that's what value is.

Exactly. Fuji is a family-oriented restaurant that offers good value for money. Otherwise, you wouldn't see so many Thai and Asian families eating there. Sometimes you see three, even four generations, enjoying a meal together.

One place is mixed sushi and stuff going round on a conveyor you boil in soup..name escapes me ,

For the chains Fuji is my favourite and excellent value...

Shabu Shi is the name. I believe it is owned by Oishi.

.Shasimi in a local, thai restaurant....a normal portion for 135 baht...

Not everyone has a fixation with getting food- and everything else- as cheaply as possible. If I'm in central Pattaya and feel like eating Japanese food, I'm not going to truck out to Jomtien or Naklua because a plate of sashimi is cheaper at a local Thai restaurant. And I doubt that restaurant would have katsu don or geso kara-age on the menu.

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We are in Thailand, not in London.... Shasimi in a local, thai restaurant....a normal portion for 135 baht...

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That food is nothing like the food in Fuji... No aircon also... When you compare then total package need to be the same... Like VT2 with it's small balconies... VT5 and VT6 has bigger... Better location so reflected in the price,

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