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Ai Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
Ai Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

Ai Fuji Japanese Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aifujisteakhouse.com
  • Email: AiFuji3988@gmail.com
  • Phone: (919) 998-3988
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer Tatami room, which are private rooms for couples/families or friends look for a private small dining experience. We also offer a private Hibachi room, for families looking for a place for a private large family/friend gathering dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Ai Fuji (919) 998-3988
  • Entertainment: Ai Fuji offers both regular dine-in options along with hibachi style dining where our chefs will cook in front of you, providing an entertaining environment for all. For couples or families, looking for a quieter option, we also offer Tatami rooms that offers both privacy and a feel of Japan.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fayetteville St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Ai Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
A fun and relaxing atmosphere, where you can enjoy the exquisite Japanese culture as well as dine on fine cuisine. Ai Fuji Japanese Steakhouse provides excellent service, teppanyaki style hibachi and is one place you just can't miss out on when you're in the mood for great food and fantastic people. Bring your family, friends and business partners out to Ai Fuji and enjoy great Japanese food, Sushi buy one get one free and authentic dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I made a reservation for 6 and we were promptly seated in a booth that had a screened door for privacy; but if you wish to dine hibachi, you can sit on the other side of the restaurant. Sushi is 2 for 1 and it was certainly delicious. This was my first visit to this restaurant, as I have frequented another popular restaurant across the street; however one of my co-workers suggested this place and I'm glad she did - I've already been back! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our son was going to the Little Gym next door for the evening so we tried out Ai Fuji. I didn't have very high hopes for a strip mall Japanese place. However this was a solid restaurant. Food was very good, perhaps not spectacular. We didn't sit at the hibachi tables, but that always seems fun if you are in the mood for that. Definitely a great value- a lot food for the $. We would consider going again if we were in the area."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Went with the family for my birthday celebration, just the four of us. The boys had never been to a Japanese steakhouse and they had no idea of the chef coming out and cooking. They loved it!! And the chef was so entertaining!! We found the staff to be so helpful and caring, they really were attentive!! My eight year old can't wait to go back for his birthday!! The food was really fresh and delicious. We will definitely be going back!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "New place yes. Great Service...second to none. However, the food does need serious work. I had sashimi and it was cut way too thick. I also hit some frozen pieces; means it was not fresh! Several folks in my party did not like their sushi rolls. the Shrimp chips were addictive!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Hibachi chef very entertaining...fried rice was fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Excellent food & good time...was the best fried rice that I have ever had"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The energetic hibachi chefs put on a great show. The food's basic, but tasty, and portions are generous."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Without question one of the best hibachi places I've been to. Food was excellent, and the chef was both entertaining and talented; food was cooked perfectly. But, go for the sushi. Had the spicy tuna roll and the shrimp tempura roll. Both were outstanding and extremely fresh."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "One of only places I could book 7:30 reservation for Valentines Day. Read other reviews and thought it would be ok. And that's what it was...just ok. We were seated at a booth closest to the front of building. Not really a romantic spot. Right next to us were private rooms with sliding doors. Not sure how you reserve those spaces. Our waitress was super nice. food came out very quickly. Sushi rolls (2 for 1) were smaller than normal but good. We went with valentines special which seemed like a good deal. The rice that came with the dinners was what I would call "americanized". Place was loud due to the fun being had at the grills. Place is 30 minutes away so not worth a 2nd visit but if it were more local we might go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ai Fuji is your typical Japanese style Habachi steakhouse. However, they also have great sushi that is buy one get one free."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We had a dinner box and ramen, and they were delicious! The wait staff were very polite and the food came out very quickly. Even though the hibachi tables were full of people, the noise level was nice and quiet. We were able to get seated in one of their huge private rooms next to the main dining area. Those rooms look really cool and are quite spacious! I thought it was kinda funny when I ordered a house salad, and the wait staff asked if I wanted Ranch or ginger dressing on it. Who gets Ranch dressing on a house salad at a Japanese restaurant? :P"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food and service were quite good. The Unagi Nigiri was excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Our 2 yo grand daughter, daughter-in-law, wife and I had dinner here and had a wonderful experience thanks to the fine food, the attentive and friendly wait staff and a comfortable atmosphere. We were seated quickly, greeted in a timely manner, and placed our order at a quick enough not to try the patience of a 2 year old. Adults ordered sushi and requested chicken for the grand kid; were treated with some shrimp chips that proved both delicious. Everything was top notch foodwise, and my sushi discriminating daughter-in-law said this was an excellent choice. We agreed. After our meal, the staff entertained our grand daughter and made us feel so very welcome and relaxed. Thank you for a most pleasant experience."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Rolls were beautifully constructed and balanced. Namesake roll was my favorite. Wife enjoyed her dinner Sushi special price was also a nice surprise."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Ai Fuji makes the best sushi in the area. Other sushi restaurants use too much rice, and the fish is not nearly as fresh as Ai Fuji."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We had a great time at Ai Fuji. We were celebrating our son's birthday and had a part of 15. The staff was very accomodating, friendly and helpful. The chefs were very entertaining (and were aware of how our 4 year old nieces could be afraid of the fire let us know what and when they were going to make the large flames so we could move the girls away from the tables. The food was very good, but it's the staff that makes Ai Fuji a very nice place to go."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "This was our first visit on 11/29/13. We live far away so it will be some time before we go back but I didn't try the sushi and the sushi bar looked amazing! We had hibachi at the grill tables. I had filet & scallops, my husband had filet and chicken. Filet was delicious! Very tender. My husband liked the chicken (I didn't try it) and my scallops were just ok. They weren't bad, but they weren't great....just ok. The rice, veggies and appetizer shrimp were all perfect. They have this weird starter that is a shrimp puff disc...I don't really know what it is called or how to describe it but I didn't like it much. The salad was ok, the soup was great. Their sauces are divine. The service was excellent and the ambiance is very nice."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We've visited most of the HIbachi restaurants in the area, and this is among the best while also being among the least expensive. The Hibachi chef "show" is typical and well done, the food was cooked perfectly and the huge portions were delicious. Ai Fuji is likely to become our favorite Japanese restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We took the kids here for dinner, and they enjoyed the entertainment of watching the hibachi being cooked in front of them. The cook was funny, and the food was quite good. Between the four of us, we tried the chicken, filet, shrimp, and scallops. We also had the salmon and avocado salad. Everything was tasty. The onion soup was good, and the ginger dressing was better than most we've had in the past. We agreed that we wished the vegetables had the same amount of mushrooms (more) as we usually get at similar restaurants. Overall, a fun place to go with the family, and/or to celebrate a special occasion with a group. I believe we'll be back!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I tell my friends about this off-the-beaten path restaurant in a strip center off highway 54. The prices are very reasonable, the food very good and the service is great, as well. We have been a few times and usually have sushi, although the folks at the Hibachi tables all appear to be enjoying their food and the hibachi chef performances, as well. Maybe next trip we will have the hibachi meal. Try it, you'll like it."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "We took our son here for dinner before dropping him off at college. He loves sushi and from the reviews, we thought it would be a good choice. We thought for being in Durham where there isn't a large Japanese population, the food was decent. The sushi rolls are a great deal at 1/2 price. The quality is probably as good as can be expected in a location like Durham. It's hard to get the best fresh fish when you're not on the coasts or in a major metropolitan area."
    Dined on 8/18/2013