Newest Review: ... which sounds expensive but you get a lot to eat, trust me. This set meal normally has lots of little courses, normally a few including fish... more
Member Name: Rcalvert3
Advantages: tasty, fun, interesting
Disadvantages: costs a lot
Fujiyama is a Japanese-style restaurant where all the food is cooked before your eyes on a massive hot metal table by skilled chefs. You sit around the metal part of the table, with a bar seperating it from you.
Before you are seated, everyone in your party orders a set meal, which range in price from about £18-£35, which sounds expensive but you get a lot to eat, trust me. This set meal normally has lots of little courses, normally a few including fish or meat, although there are a couple of vegitarian set meals. Your are given a little plate with 2 kinds of sauce on the side for dipping (apologies, I can't remember what kind of sauce) and then eat part of the meal is cooked and then put on your plate to eat, while the next part of the meal is being cooked. It is a very enjoyable way to eat with people, and there is lots of opportunity for conversation while your next course is being prepared.
Watching the food being prepared is very fun as well, as the meals nearly always include egg-fried rice, which the chefs prepare by breaking eggs onto the hot plate and pouring oil and rice all over it. They also make sauces by folding tinfoil into little boxes and cooking it in that.
They also invite you to try on their hats and try throwing eggs into the hat while it's on your head. I have never dared try this, but my brother did once, and it was certainly a fun experience!
I would recommend having a meal here, as it is truly delicious (especially the steak cooked in teriaki sauce), however it is quite expensive, so try to limit it to special occasions.
Summary: good for a birthday treat