Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge

“I met with Sunny the manager to plan a sup rise dinner for my bestie's 40th bday with a party of 18.”

“Staten Island, Bay Ridge and the newest location, which is this one located in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn.”

“You walk through a neon purple tunnel and then find yourself in a lobby where there are individual co-ed bathrooms (which I must say are also beautiful on the inside, the sinks light up).”

Fushimi Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge

Takes Reservations: Yes
Delivery: Yes
Take-out: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Good for Groups: Yes
Happy Hour: Yes
Has TV: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes
Caters: Yes

Price range.

$$ Price range $11-30

8 reviews

  1. Fushimi – is it a club or a Japanese restaurant?

    The inside is beautiful, but very outside the norm of a typical Japanese establishment*. When you walk in you're immediately hit with neon lights, giant decorations and a very nightclub vibe. To be honest, it's not my usual scene (I prefer more of a traditional type) but this was a fun alternative.

    The menu has the usual offerings from rolls to sashimi with a few fun fusion items. My friend  had the Crab-Avocado salad which consisted of a halved avocado stuffed with crab meat. Very inventive. I went for the classic sushi rolls – Shrimp Tempura, Philadelphia and Spicy Tuna roll. All were very good and not to mention… presented beautifully. The plating here is spot on, very classy. However, for the price tag of the items, I don't know if it's worth it for the basic sushi rolls that I ordered. We also ordered the Vanilla Mochi Ice Cream which was pretty good. Small portions but tasty. If you're looking for a different venue and you go for the outside-the-box items… Fushimi might be the place for you. Overall, fun experience.
    *If anything, check out the bathrooms. They're very cool. And if you want to strut yourself through the tunnel and pretend you're on a runway… you can do that too. #sorrynotsorry

  2. This was a fun place to go. I had chicken teriyaki which was good. The place is all decked out in neon. It's a little pricey.

  3. The decor seems very confused to me, it's a mish-mash of dim white lighting, neon lighting (cool blue, neon pink, bright red), black string curtains, artificial flowers with a rainbow of colors in some vases, mosaic walls near the restrooms, red fabric covered booth chairs in the middle, gigantic silver halfballs on the ceiling, crystal ball curtains….confused.

    The brunch with unlimited drinks (mimosas, bellinis, bloody Marys') and appetizer, entree was too expensive ($40).

  4. The decor and the ambiance are very modern and eccentric. It's a nice scene to have a romantic date or even a group event; I've done both here.The staff is wonderful, they aim to please. The food and the desserts are pretty good. I've had no complaints in all the times I've been here.

    The lobster and shrimp risotto is one of my favorite dishes. It's light and fresh. The lamb is also very delicious. It's seasoned well and cooked to perfection. Don't forget to try the homemade tiramisu….. Heaven.

    They are a bit pricey but its definitely worth it. I noticed there were many complaints on Yelp about the portions being too small which I don't find true. An appetizer, entree, and dessert will have you feeling stuffed when you walk out.

  5. Fushimi is my favorite Japanese fusion restaurant in the city. The low light ambiance and vibe is very modern and eccentric. The service is great; making a reservation is recommended and they seem to always seat me promptly, sometimes ahead of time.

    My favorite appetizer here is definitely the Petit Filet Mignon served with a side of mashed potatoes. It's a decent portion size and being that sushi isn't all that filling to me, helps fill me up. It's cooked perfectly to order and the mash adds a nice touch to it. While I do like classic rolls they can be a little boring sometimes but Fushimi has more than enough signature/special rolls on the menu to compensate. My favorite this far is the Fire and ice- spicy tuna with all the toppings. It's very flavorful and gets your tastebuds tingling.

    The drinks menu isn't hard to navigate. A pitcher of red sangria usually does the trick for me. It's about $30 and provides for a little more than 4 large glasses. It's more refreshing than strong but for sushi I feel it's a perfect match. Definitely recommended.

  6. This restaurant is gorgeous, very nice ambiance to the place. The staff was very friendly as well. We got seated in a special booth after the host asked me if I was meeting a gentlemen. We were not on a date (just a friend) but it was nice to get the special treatment anyway. The place is very clean and the table settings were meticulously placed, aside from the misspellings on the summer drink specials menu.

    They have a really awesome lunch special from 11-4pm. I got the chef's special. To start I ordered the lobster miso soup. I could have drank this soup by the gallon. It was so good packed with bite size chunks of lobster and mushrooms. We had the rock shrimp appetizer which was delicious. I had to take note of their super unique cups, serving dishes, and bowls, they look very futuristic. Drink refills are included on soft drinks. I decided to try the frozen pina colada. They brought me the drink and the shot of rum separately. I was completely dumbfounded and asked why they did that. They explained that some people complain that they cant taste the alcohol so they do it this way to prove there is a full shot in there. While I commend their efforts to show they aren't watering the drinks down the downside it the rum does not mix in well afterwards especially in a frozen drink. I basically just ended up taking the shot and drinking the pina colada virgin style. It was still delicious and I would order it again.

    For my main course I went with the salmon. They asked me how I wanted it cooked and made sure it was prepared the way I liked it. There was a bowl of white rice that accompanied it as well as a light veggie medley. I usually don't eat snap peas but everything else was so great I tried them and ended up eating them too. I cleaned my plate! The portion size was just fine for the price, I was properly full and could not even finish my rice. The multi course lunch special was only $15. You really can't beat that.

    The options for dessert were a little strange; tea, coffee, or ice cream. Only one of those is a real dessert. The other two are technically beverages. They could have offered a slice of cake or something instead. In any case I had the coffee because I knew I was going to have to be up for a while so it would come in handy.

    The service was very attentive, almost too attentive. While we were there we were served by approximately 6 different people. That also included a shift change in the waitress. They also made sure to let us know and introduce us to the new waitress. Both were equally nice but the earlier one was more verbal and less soft-spoken which was preferable. They checked on us so frequently some of the time it felt like such a distraction because we were in the middle of our conversation. We were the only table on this side of the restaurant. Everyone else was seated on the other side.

    I would definitely come back to this place for a nice date with my husband. Last but not least they were playing 80's music, me likey!

  7. I came here for date night on Friday with a Groupon voucher. Because $35 for $60 worth of food and drinks seems like a good deal, right? For 8pm, it wasn't crowded at all. But when we mentioned that we didn't have a reservation, they stuck us with the worst seats in the house – in a separate room isolated from the modern décor in the main lounge and dining area. It was uncomfortably quiet and aesthetically displeasing. I requested a table change, since I believe atmosphere can make or break your experience, but they informed us there were no other seats available even though we had just walked past several.

    The rock shrimp tempura makes a good appetizer, was served in a beautiful imported bowl from Japan, and had the right amount of spicy aioli to give it that kick. But the cajun truffle scallops were a complete waste of a dish – they only give you five thin pieces, and the rest is salad. On the bright side, our martinis were strong and came in sleek stemless glassware. Our entrée was the Sushi & Sashimi for Two, which was served in a large tray over ice. Unfortunately, the quality of fish was only mediocre. Although the salmon was good, the fatty tuna was basically flavorless! The angry dragon seemed small for a "special roll," too. What a letdown.

    Fushimi gives me the impression that they care more about looks than taste. It functions better as a bar/lounge rather than a restaurant. Would never pay full prices for the food served here. Cannot recommend.

  8. The decor is outstanding. Check out photos.
    Lots of cool lights and vibrant colors. Really special. Would come back based solely on ambiance. Food is pretty good. Sushi was very good while other dishes we sampled were only ok. Prices are high. Service was eh. But overall, thumbs up. I'll be back!

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Monday, 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday, 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday, 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday, 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday, 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday, 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sunday, 11:30 am - 11:00 pm