Fuji – First Japanese restaurant in Spain

Who would have thought that the oldest Japanese restaurant in Spain is in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I guess this is due to the fact that the port has had so many transcontinental ships coming in over the years and the island has always welcomed foreigners.

Fuji is located on Fernando Guanarteme Street near some very iffy buildings. The restaurant decor has been recently redone but it still wouldn’t be my choice for a romantic dinner. Nonetheless the food is good quality and it is well prepared and they have recently been introducing more creativity into their elaboration.

The food is authentic. You get well prepared sushi and sashimi but you can also go for cooked Japanese dishes. Desserts, like in most oriental restaurants, can be easily skipped. The wine list offers little excitement but there is always the Japanese beer option.

Don’t forget to ask for their specials of the day.

We had tuna with three spicy sauces served with mango and avocado.

Algae salad with mustard. I really have to figure out how to prepare this at home.

Sama sashimi. Sama is a fish which is characteristic of the Canary islands.

Flambeed prawn sushi

Quail egg sushi

Fuji roll with avocado, eel, crab and salmon eggs

I would like to wish you all a very tasty 2016 and in case you are wondering where you can get warm, sunny weather in winter, let me share some pictures recently taken in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

Playa del Ingles

Las Canteras Beach

Fuji Restaurant
56 Fernando Guanarteme Street
Las Palmas, Canary Islands


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