I love sushi. I never got into it until my husband took me to Sakura, a little sushi bar that is no longer open in Southern Illinois. I waxed poetic about it not long after I started this porject, and I try to find an equivalent everywhere I go. In Burlington, we had Shokai to scratch the itch for sushi. In Delaware, our options are almost endless, but we have Mt. Fuji Japanese Steak House close to home.
Conveniently located along the same shopping center as the Walmart, it isn’t hard to get to for a cheap meal. Most rolls, even specialties, run under ten dollars. This is a rare thing in most sushi joints I’ve been to, especially while maintaining the balance between cost and quality. I find that Mt. Fuji walks that line with poise.
I have visited this place several times since we moved to Delaware, and each visit has been delicious. They serve some rolls that I thought were strange at first: deep fried in a thick batter, but full of flavor. These kinds of rolls are a good introduction to people who might be uncomfortable with the concept of raw fish in sushi, as they come to you still worm and most of them have no raw ingredients inside.
Being an American that really enjoys sushi, I always get myself some kind of Spicy* roll. Last time, my husband and I got the spicy yellowtail roll. Mt. Fuji doesn’t serve a spicy roll meant to knock your socks off, but there’s just enough spice in it to let you know what you got. These rolls are among the cheapest on the menu, and they are never a bad choice.
Also, their shrimp dumplings are delicious fried or steamed. Very much recommended!
Please visit the Mt. Fuji facebook page for more information. If you’re looking for cheap and yet delicious sushi in central Delaware, Mt. Fuji is the stop.
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