UIB Eats: Fushimi

Happy Monday folks!  How was your weekend?  Mine ended on a rather positive note with a great dinner in Brooklyn.

  After entertaining my girlfriend at my place, she drove me over to the southside of Williamsburg to pick up the newest addition to my living room – a beautiful table (scored from Craigslist.com – DIY/Decor living room post coming soon) and to eat (one of my favorite past times).

We enjoyed a late dinner at Fushimi: http://www.fushimigroup.com/williamsburg/.  Fushimi is a Japanese restaurant & lounge located on the north side of  the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.  This restaurant is Zagat Survey & Michelin recommended (these are elite accolades FYI) for good reason. We parked on the corner (parking is pretty abundant by the way) and made our way to the entrance.  I was pretty impressed before I entered the restaurant.

Entering Fushimi
Entering Fushimi

Upon entering we were greeted by friendly staff and opulent decor.  Sensory overload in an understatement; we were surrounded by warm dark walls that flirted with dim lighting, crystals from the ceiling to the floor, candles, flowers, tasteful artwork. My camera didn’t do the ambiance justice (click here for additional photos of the decor and cuisine: http://www.fushimigroup.com/williamsburg/gallery.html#!prettyPhoto. We were seated in a booth similar to this one.  I noticed that all the booths along the wall were semi-enclosed and had a Geisha staring down at you: http://www.fushimigroup.com/williamsburg/gallery.html#!prettyPhoto/19/.

The service was superb.  I noticed that a waiter/waitress was in close proximity the entire time; close enough to get you whatever you desired, but far enough to not be considered intrusive.  After our waiter bought up our water preference (they offer tap or bottled) we were given hot towels to clean our hands.

We reviewed the menu:

http://www.fushimigroup.com/menu/williamsburg/williamsburg/menu/
Fushumi Dinner Menu: http://www.fushimigroup.com/menu/williamsburg/williamsburg/menu/

 and opted to indulge in a few hot appetizers before placing our respective entree orders

Steamed Shrimp Shumai - served with a flavorful and complementary vinaigrette
Steamed Shrimp Shumai – served with a flavorful  sweet soy vinaigrette
Crab cakes - served with sweet chilli aioli & a crispy shrimp
Crab cakes – served with sweet chilli aioli & a crispy shrimp
Short Rib - 24 hours braised black angus short rib with Korean galbi sauce crispy mashed potato. pee wee potato chips
Short Rib – 24 hours braised black angus short rib with Korean galbi sauce
crispy mashed potato. pee wee potato chips.  This baby was so tender that it crumbled as soon as you placed your fork on the meat!

Are you salivating yet?  You should be because everything that you see was DELICIOUS!!!! For our entree selections we feasted on fish; my dining companion had salmon and I opted for cod (wanted to try something that I don’t normally eat).

Terriyaki Scottish salmon served with fresh steamed veggies
Teriyaki Scottish salmon served with fresh steamed veggies (green beans, purple & white cauliflower, and a carrot)
I feasted on one of the evening specials - a steamed cod in a tasty boulette sauce with fried risotto balls, and fresh vegetables
I feasted on one of the evening specials – a steamed cod in a tasty boulette sauce with fried risotto balls, and fresh vegetables (broccoli, purple & white cauliflower, and sweet caramelized carrots)

 I can’t front, I felt like the portions were on the scant side, but we made do and devoured everything placed in front of us.

With a meal this divine you know we had to try the dessert right?  The dessert options were all very appealing (http://www.fushimigroup.com/menu/williamsburg/williamsburg/dessert.html), but the creme brulee stood out.  We ordered it and shared the contents.

Trio of Creme Brulee - flavors of Tahitian vanilla, coffee & green tea served with fresh fruit (a blueberry and dallop of whipped cream was placed on each flavor of the light dessert)
Trio of Creme Brulee – Tahitian vanilla, coffee & green tea (green tea was definitely my favorite)
served with fresh fruit (a blueberry and dollop of whipped cream)

Would I return?  Absolutely!  I would highly recommend you to to experience Fushimi for yourself – I promise you won’t be disappointed in the myriad of options, the ambiance, the service, and your experience here.

Until next time friends!

PenniePenz

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “UIB Eats: Fushimi

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s