Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Phone: 7208871188
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Koichi Iwai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westminster Blvd & Promenade South Dr
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet on Friday and Saturday night.
A word from Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse
Mt. Fuji Hibachi offers authentic Japanese cuisine. Come join us, and our skilled chefs, at one of our 14 entertaining 'Hibachi' tables. Our dinners range from Vegetables and Tofu to Teriyaki Chicken, Premium cuts of Steak, and Succulent Lobster Tails, all cooked right in front of you! Our Sushi Bar offers Fresh Fish daily. If you prefer rolls, we have tantalizing specials like the Hanada Roll and the Green Devil Roll. From our top quality steaks to our fresh sashimi, Mt. Fuji Hibachi offers a memorable dining experience. Please note if you'd like to dine in the Sushi section or on a Hibachi table. Thank you.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (20)good for groups (18)special occasion (17)neighborhood gem (5)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (4)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was great and lots of it, and the prices were reasonable. The kids had a Blast watching the "show". We had reservations for 6:30 and were not seated until 6:45 not a huge deal but with kids sitting in a waiting area with nothing to do or look at they got restless.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MT. Fuji oldie but goodie
    Ashmanr1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    First time I've ever been there, and as you can see from the pictures on the walls, many A list celebrities have dined there over time. The food is still excellent and very much run by traditional Japanese folks. Although the food is more of a Japanese, Chinese fusion... Their strengths are their sushi bar and their hibachi. The restaurant itself could use an upgrading. The scenery is fantastic, however the décor feels like you have stepped back into the early 80's late 70's. You can tell its an older restaurant. I just think it could use a minor face lift. Overall a good experience though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too bright and packed like sardines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great time at dinner, and the food was good. Our chef was funny which was nice. The only thing i would say is that the room that we were in was bright and seemed too crowded. I went to Hibachi before, and it was dark and there were no groups beside us or behind us. It seemed more private which made it more enjoyable. At mt. fuji, it kind of felt like we were in a kids cafeteria.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • horrible server experience
    misspriss
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been here many times. This was the worst we ever had. The server never gave us refills. My daughter ordered sushi and chicken with rice. Everybody had their food cooked and was eating before the waitress even brought her sushi. The cook had to go get her rice. The other couple that was sitting with us ordered sushi also and they got theirs after the food was already cooked. The food was awesome the cook was awesome but service was HORRIBLE!The excuse was they were short handed. Well if that was the case they should have told us that my daughter was not going to get her food till we left. She didn't even get to eat she just brought it home. They didn't even offer a apology or to take it off our bill. I will think twice before we go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun
    scubagirl310
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was fantastic. Our chef was energetic and entertaining. It is a family-friendly place with something for everyone. They have a full bar, imported beers and a decent sake list. We did not try the sushi on this visit but will be back. It looked fabulous! Overall we rate Mt. Fuji 4 solid stars.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I recently took my daughter and son-in-law there for supper. They do not have kids and nor do they want kids. Our table was full of kids and the entire supper display was child-like. I wish there could be a CHOICE of whether or not you sit at a table with families with kids or not. It ruined the supper really. The food was good but it was just focused on pleasing little kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's ok...
    TrvlFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was craving teppanyaki so we went here for dinner. Decor leaves a lot to be desired as it seemed much more of a casual restaurant than others that I've been to. We waited quite a long time for our chef to come out. However, the manager took 25% off the check without anyone at the table prompting. When he did, he was a little funny but didn't do many of the usual tricks, and the food seemed ok but missing some of the flavor I'm used to. Overall it was just ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The sushi was good and service was fun. Overall, this place is not great and it's not bad....it's just basic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a fun time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Food is excellent, our chef was very funny & entertaining. Only complaint is that at first glance they appear to be affiliated with the Pearl st location, same name, etc, but they are two independently operated restaurants & the Westminster location does not offer the 2/$30 deal on Sun & Mon. My own fault I guess for not reading the fine print of the ad, but it would be nice if they offered a similar deal :) still cheaper than Benihana, & just as good in my opinion. I will definitely be back, they have turned my corn-fed Nebraska boyfriend into a sushi lover!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    MtfujiMothersday
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was good, and the person manning the Hibachi did a great job and everything was cooked well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Santos is Awesome!!!
    Wickedtundra
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I know getting your favorite chef at Hibachi grill is super difficult but if the owner could clone Santos, his revenue would quadruple. My family and I are frequents guests and Santos by far and away is the best cool/entertainer there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our kids love this place because the chef keeps them entertained and they like to watch the food be prepared.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 191 reviews are from the Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Wonderful place to eat
    Sorrow72
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I would have to say that this restaurant is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is delicious, the service is amazing, and the chefs are very talented. Love going there for special occasions and just to have a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The service was amaing! The server always made sure we were satisfied & the cook was perfect! Not only was his food delicious but he made jokes that made me laugh the whole time! Love this place!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinealotVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We arrived for our reservation and was told that there would be a 15 minute wait. We waited past our 15 minutes and when we inquired we were told it would be another 15 minutes. When my husband spoke with the manger he was told that a reservation did not guarantee that we would be seated at the time that we requested. Once we were seated (30 minutes past our reservation time) we waited another 20 minutes after our soup/salad because the other group at our table requested another chef after one chef arrived and was ready to cook our meals. That delayed our meal another 20 minutes which was very poor service on the restaurants part to allow customers to request a chef after we had been waiting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Dinner
    ThankYou2
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Awesome thank you, great supper, awesome atmosphere and service!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here
    Dogham
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Reserved table for 6 at 06:45pm. Arrived at 06:35pm for check in and of course was told it would be a minute, which was fine, but you could see the place was maybe 25% full. Other parties started to come in and check in as walk-ins and were also told to wait a minute, but when they they were ready to start seating people they seated the 5 - 6 groups that came in after us. Finally we were seated and then we were greeted for drinks, orders etc. Everyone in our party ordered something off the hibachi grill and our "chef" did a good job. The rice was very good, the vegetables were cooked well and we were able to have Shrimp, Chicken, Steak and Salmon in our party. All were tasty. Food was good, but service needs improvement.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best hibachi cook is Santos!!!
    shorchemVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The best hibachi cook is Santos!!! He loves groups and is very friendly. We love this place!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little too loud
    bearcubbrVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    While going to a Japanese Steakhouse (in America) is often a someone more loud than an average table for two restaurant, Mr. Fuji is quiet a loud dinning room. The more boisterous the customers for the evening are, the louder the dining area becomes. One recommendation I would make is to incorporate some sound control fabrics or other devices to absorb the high volume of the room. Beyond the room noise, the service is always excellent and clientele vary depending on the evening. Everything from Families celebrating birthdays to exaggerated young 20 somethings attempting to outperform each other socially.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun for a birthday
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The experience was overall a good one but compared to other Japanese steakhouses, the ambiance was a little lacking. I was really bright in the restaurant. The bus boy could have cleared the table in a more timely fashion for the next round of food but that was not a deal killer for me. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was tasty, but we didn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food was tasty, but we didn't feel like it was the best of deals, could have gotten more of the food we wanted with less cost due to the appetizers/salad/dessert, we were really just interested in the main courses. Overall, it was good but we'd rather spend $30/person elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stupendous secret hideaway surprise
    Sofieschoice
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I went with four adults and one child on a Sunday at 11:30 AM. Let me start with service they were excellent! Then let's go to the chef who was a Caucasian (!). As far as tricks go he was superb as far as cooking goes excellent!! The chefs sense of humor was unmatched And I have been in several several hibachi style restaurants across the entire country over the years!! i would highly recommend this to anyone the price is only half of Benihana's with twice the ambience and twice the food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUR GROUP had a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We went for Restaurant week and was very happy with everything. Great food -great price!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Anna
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My husband and I had a great experience dining at Mt. Fuji. The food was great and very filling. The chef was really fun and kept us involved while he cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newbie
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were new to this restaurant and it would have been nice if the waitress would have explained everything that was going to happen that night. Instead, she took our orders and we were left to guess what was coming next. She took forever to get us our drinks from the bar as well as refills for our sodas. I am not sure I would try this place again...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Its a hibachi
    Paul
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was my wife and I's first time to Mt Fugi. We were welcomed and seated relatively quickly as it was during restaurant week. They were very busy and the service was a little slow but not horrible. Our chef was great. There were some mistakes but our dinner was good. We had sushi which was tasty but nothing spectacular. We will probably return at some point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service but rushed
    Dave
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    As the title of this review states, the food and service were very good. However, the hurried pace was less than confortable. The chef was more personable than most I have seen and his skills were excellent and entertaining. At the end of the meal we felt rushed to leave so they could seat another group. This is enough of an issue for me not to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef could've been more energetic
    Ktlady
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Chef could've been more energetic and interactive. Not as fun as the other chefs I saw at other tables. Also, he kept referring to my son as a "she" somewhat irritating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room for Improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Mt. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse was a good restaurant but could use some improvement. They have two running list for customer waiting to be seated, one paper the other on the computer, and these two list do not communicate with each other. So there were some confusion as to when we were going to be seated. The food was good and service was fine. The noodles was a little salty and overcooked, but everything else was find. The chief could have been a little more interactive like the others. Overall I think it's a good restaurant to go to, especially for family with little ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited for reserved table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Waited an hour and a half to be seated, after our reservation, was very frustrated by the time we were seated, but our chef.was fantastic. So it made it a better. Food was great as always.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We continue to eat at Mt Fuji
    RonJ
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We continue to eat at Mt Fuji as the food and service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I love this restaurant!! The only problem is that they pack in you like sardines!! So when there are just two of you, you get very close to your neighbor, whom you don't know, and when he is left handed, made it very awkward to eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DON'T TRY THIS PLEASE!!
    karenpeach
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Well I do like that you are able to make the resevation over the phone, however we still waited another twenty minutes. This restaurant is very noisy and crowded and you feel crushed together. The food was just so so. They serve these noodles that are just awfull. They also serve the rice which was good. Their salad dressing was gross. Too much starch with the noodles and rice. The stir fried vegies were good though. The service was grea, quich and friendly. Overall I'd skip this place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nemos dad
    Goleigh
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    my boyfriend and I came here for a date night and it was fantastic! The food was amazing. The cooks were a awesome and very friendly. We made a reservation in the parking lot and got sat within 10 minutes. Cook puts down a piece of salmon "this is Nemo." He then lays down another piece "this is Nemos dad"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I was upset with the service of the restaurant. I made reservations for 7 people at 7:30 pm. The entire party was together by 7:35 and we still did not get our table until 8:15pm. What is the point of making reservations if the hosting staff does not have it together. I registered with a lady and then had to re-register because the first lady overlooked us or something. There was definitely a communication gap with the staff. Once we were finally sat, it took the waiter 10 minutes to come to the table just for drink order. Finally by 9pm we were eating. The food was good, nothing amazing compared to other hibachi restaurants that I have been to before. The service really put a damper on the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad, room for improvement.
    imsdac
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We were celebrating my son's 23rd birthday and came here because he wanted sushi but the rest of us wanted Hibachi. Even though the restaurant was pretty empty we felt like we got rushed through dinner. We ordered appetizers but they came late. There also was no pause between the soup and the salad course. The salad that is served with the Hibachi had way too much dressing on it to the point of being soupy. The Hibachi chef was okay, funny but didn't really do anything too impressive. The food was good, however and the portions were huge. All in all not a bad experience, but there is room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve celebration dinner
    smithsuzi
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We usually eat in for New Year's Eve, but decided to eat out this year for a change of pace. After checking with many restaurants and not being able to get a reservation for this holiday, I decided to log in to Open Table and check for openings. We had eaten at Mt. Fuji's about 6 weeks ago and had a quiet evening experience with no crowds, so I thought this might be a good option to try. We were pleasantly surprised to find a 7:00 reservation availabe and booked it. When we got to the restaurant, we were seated within 5 minutes and had a very nice experience with our chef (who was newly hired to the restaurant) who had many great skills with his utencils, and all the ordinary fun things that these hibachi chefs do. Great evening!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • better than most
    dddlover
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    While this hibachi has some flaws, they are offset by the service and food. First, if your in a group then you have to wait even if you have a reservation. If you go, go with a big group. Otherwise you are waiting for them to fill the table. Once you get seated, it does take a moment to get drinks. However, our waiter was fast with the drinks and sushi order. Then the chef had fun with our kids and took his time to acknowledge my shellfish allergies. You get more food than other hibachi locations. You get the meat, vegetables, rice, and noodles. You also get soup and salad. It was enough that we had to take the rest home. We enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Better Company
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Celebrated by nephew's 19th Birthday, it was like dinner and entertainment all in one - Love it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Group
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I love Mt Fuji restaurants. This was my first time at the one in Westminster. I was very disappointed with the ambiance at this location. The chef at our table, although friendly, was not the type of chef you would expect at a hibachi restaurant. There was NO show, just basically a short order chef cooking for us. The next table over had a chef that looked like it was his first day. I give him props as he was "trying" to do the "show", but he failed miserably, dropping his tools (knife and spatula) with almost every part of show he tried. The food was OK for the price. The one thing that the Westminster Mt Fuji has going for it, is that the price for lunch is GREAT. However, I would rather pay more and get what I go to a Hibachi for.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate