The Lunch Bunch goes to Restaurant Fuji

by Wendy Pollitzer

Feb. 11, 2010

UnknownThe girls at The Island News are taking you to Lunch! Each week, the staff will visit local eateries and tell you about our entrees and the experience. Our group is called, “The Lunch Bunch.” We are April Ackerman, Heather Bruner, Christina Byrne, Kim Harding Gallant, Elizabeth Harding and myself.

This week, the girls went to Restaurant Fuji, located at 81 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island. Wouldn’t you know, I couldn’t go, and Fuji is one of my all-time favorites in town! Had I gone, I would’ve had the infamous Shrimp Bowl, always consistent and packed with flavor. It’ll also fill you up pretty quickly, so don’t expect to workout afterwards!

Christina had the Veggie Bowl with extra mushrooms. “The bowl of veggies, steamed rice and shrimp sauce always hits the spot. And it costs less than $4. What a deal!”

Kim is honest and straightforward. “Since I had left over country-fried steak for breakfast, I had to order light for lunch,” she admits. So, she had the Tuna Takaki appetizer. “The tuna was fabulously fresh and lightly seared. It was covered in a delicious spicy sauce (unknown to the server).” She says, “It’s a very good choice, but don’t order it on date night. It was covered in raw onions!”

Elizabeth enjoyed the Miso soup and Sushi! “The Miso soup was just what I needed to warm me up on a cold day! The crunchy green onions added a great, yummy texture! The sushi was also delicious!  The Spicy Tuna roll is always top on my list, and it did not let me down,” exclaimed Elizabeth.

April had the chicken bowl and, “it was really good and filling,” she explains. She also had a small house salad with the ginger dressing. And she’s not really a fan of the ginger dressing, but said it was great!

We hope you like our little column. Where will we go next week? You’ll find out in the next issue. If you ever see the Lunch Bunch dining, please stop to say hello. You could be part of the column!

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