Flaming volcanoes, juggling knives and twirling eggs are all part of the dining experience at Fu Ji Steakhouse. Well, the flaming volcano is actually a stack of onion slices set on fire, but the effect is memorable. With Teppanyaki, guests' tables transform into the chef's kitchen.
Although the Teppanyaki prices are somewhat steep, the meal does include soup, salad, rice (white or fried), grilled vegetables and several grilled shrimp. Come hungry and be prepared for large amounts of food. The flavorful and juicy filet mignon pairs well with the tender chicken teriyaki and satisfies most carnivorous cravings. Most ingredients are delivered daily, ensuring freshness.
Before cooking the meal, the chef entertained the guests by spinning eggs on spatulas (harder than it sounds), performing various tricks with his knife, briefly setting the grill top afire, among other stunts. This act might become tiresome if dining here weekly, but as a once or twice a year outing, the Teppanyaki dining was refreshing and enjoyable. This would be a great special event dining for families.
Traditional restaurant service is also available in a seperate area for folks who do not wish for their dining experience to resemble a Food Network show. Fu Ji Steakhouse offers a variety of sushi to fit most budget and pallets, including the Marlborough Maki (avocado, crab stick, and crunchy tempura topped with spicy tuna).
Fu Ji Steakhouse is open for both lunch and dinner. Check out their online menu before heading over to the restaurant, which is located at 200 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough.