Best Culturally Authentic Food
Fuji Japanese Restaurant
8706 Franklin Avenue, 780-788-2128
Japan – it’s a bucket list destination for many aspiring globetrotters due to its fascinating and multifaceted culture, and for also being home to the most exceptional seafood available in the world.
However, if you don’t have your passport ready to take the 7,792-kilometre flight from Fort McMurray to Japan, take a drive downtown instead. Of course, you won’t see Japan’s iconic symbol - Mount Fuji - firsthand, but you’ll be able to walk into a local restaurant named after the island’s most popular landmark.
At Fuji Japanese Restaurant, they prep their dishes to match the authentic Japanese cuisine. The avocado rolls, sockeye salmon sashimi, miso soup, seaweed salad and prawn tempura are just some of the many favoured menu items that come in generous and well-presented portions.
Regulars tell us to order the sake and try a ‘Boat for 2’, which features a variety of rolls and assorted sushi served on a large bamboo platter shaped like a boat.
The restaurant’s seating area is booth-lined to offer you privacy, while still providing views inside and out of it while you dine. And if you’re feeling like a VIP, there’s a special room for you and up to 30 others to host private parties.