Fujiyama Ya Restaurant Review

April 22, 2015

Fujiyama Ya Restaurant Review recommended by Culinary Guide, Emily Drevets

artwork at Fujiyama Ya restaurant

An warm outpost in the Outer Sunset, Fujiyama-ya’s cuisine lives up to its homespun vibe. It’s cozy but classy, with affordable Japanese bites your entire group will enjoy.

The Place: Fujiyama-ya is small and inviting with blonde colored wood and natural lighting that makes the restaurant feel like the Japanese home you never had.

Sake at Fujiyama Ya restaurant in San Francisco

The Food: The experience started with miso soup, vegetable tempura, sa ke, and both Sapporo and Asahi beers (so we could for once and all decide which one was the best). The soup was a perfect start to the plate upon plate of rolls that soon followed: the Dragon Roll, the Caterpillar, the Rock-and-Roll, and of course, some fresh unagi (just because we had to).

The sushi was well-rolled and delicious, with fresh fish flavor shining through even on some of the less “authentic” dishes. Though the sushi is very good (especially for the price), what is really special about this place is its atmosphere. It feels like a mom-and- pop shop and you can taste the love with every bite. It’s cozy, it’s quaint, and it’s perfect for a date night or intimate group dinner in the Sunset. And of course, it was obviously impossible to choose between Sapporo and Asahi, so the jury is still out!

Menu Must-Do: Get the Beef Amiyaki ($11.95). You shall not be disappointed!

The Details:

Fujiyama-ya (Outer Sunset)
Open Mon – Sun, 5:00pm- 10:00pm
(415) 665-1772
1234 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA 94122