Sushi for St. Patrick’s Day + Taste Quincy Restaurant Week

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A friend of mine, who works for the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, asked me if I wanted to feature one of the participating restaurants in their Taste Quincy Restaurant Week on CNC, which starts next week and runs for TWO WEEKS (March 23 – April 3), and I was all about it. A couple of important/awesome details: Lunch 2 for $10, Lunch 2 for $15, Dinner 2 for $20, Dinner 2 for $30 and there are more than 20 restaurants participating.

Save the Date: March 23-April 3

I had the opportunity to pick any of the 20+ restaurants participating, and I went with one of my very favorites. Truthfully, I knew within seconds where I wanted to eat: Fuji 1546.

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When Mal and I lived in Quincy, we used to go to Fuji (or get take-out from there) ALL THE TIME. Now that we live farther away, we hardly ever go, but it’s still our favorite place to get sushi. They have the best Spicy Tuna Maki ever. It practically melts in your mouth. Mmm!

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Quinn joined us on our sushi date last night, so we headed to Fuji for an early-bird dinner, which is why the place looks a little dead. But, I assure you, at a normal dining hour, the place is bumping, especially on the weekend. The bar area is a lot of fun too. I spent many late nights there hanging out with friends back in the day.

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Dinner started with wine. (I swear, I can’t eat sushi without a glass of white wine. I just love the combo so much. Anyone else?)

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And then it was time to order some sushi! Fuji offers all sorts of great appetizers, soups/salads, entrees, desserts, etc., but we were all about the sushi!

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Mal and I shared four rolls: Spicy Tuna Maki (obviously) (tuna and cucumber with spicy mayo sauce roll), Spider Maki (crab with avocado, cucumber & tobiko), Dragon Maki (spicy shrimp tempura with avocado, cucumber, and tobiko roll topped with thinly sliced eel and drizzled with unagi sauce), and Fuji Medley (ebi, kanikama, tobiko, unagi rolled and topped with tuna & salmon on the outside).

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While we waited, we kept our little peanut entertained with toys and snacks.

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Everything we ordered was wonderful– fresh, flavorful, and, oh, so delicious.

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The Spicy Tuna Maki was incredible, as always, and the Dragon Maki was definitely something special. I loved all of the different flavors and textures together.

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Dining tip: Order the Spicy Tuna Maki. We should have ordered two rolls of it!

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All in all, we had a wonderful time dining out at Fuji 1546 last night. Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like sushi, right?

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Local friends: Be sure to check out Taste Quincy and take advantage of the awesome deals over the next two weeks. I’m pretty sure Mal, Quinn, and I will be going out to dinner in Quincy again real soon!

Questions of the Day

Do you like sushi? What’s your favorite kind?

What’s your favorite type of cuisine when you dine out? 

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41 Comments

  1. I really enjoy vegetarian sushi. I know it might sound strange, but there’s a restaurant here that has some amazing rolls (veggies with cream cheese, avocado and strawberry). Seriously so good!

  2. Yum! Now I’m craving sushi! I always love the tempura rolls. Something about that crunch! A little spice to them is always a great addition too. We haven’t had sushi nearly as much since moving to AZ because we haven’t found a good sushi place yet. We need to get on that!

    Other than sushi, I love a good Mexican food place or seafood restaurant!

  3. I just tried a new sushi place near me with my husband the other day and they had a bunch of rolls that I would never think of! One had strawberry on top and another was a mix of mango and ginger. They were all so good and now Im craving it again!

  4. We’ve spent many a late night at Fuji! A good friend’s band played there often.

    Speaking of the South Shore, I think you’ve mentioned that you live in the Weymouth area and my husband and I are considering buying in that area (we are in Waltham now). Do you like it? Would you recommend the area?

    1. Yes, we LOVE it, like soooo much (close to everything, our friends are here), but I hear the school system isn’t great, so we’re thinking of moving to a surrounding town.

      1. @Tina: actually, the school system is very good. All three of my kids attend WPS. Love our elementary school and my oldest has been very successful at the middle school. We’ve had fantastic teachers. I think it’s about being involved in your child’s education that makes it or breaks it for kids.

        1. @Lori: If I can just add some input: Weymouth is great-so big that there are so many different neighborhoods, restaurants, etc. Down side is that it is SO big and there is only 1 road to the highway. Rte 18 is NUTS during rush hour (morning/night) as well as on weekends. That was the main reason we didn’t buy in Weymouth.

  5. Oh my goodness. The first thing I want to eat after baby is born (due next week, ahh!!!) is a spicy tuna roll, and a rainbow roll, and basically, all the raw fish. It’s actually hard to believe it’s been almost a year since having raw fish, but boy am I ready.

    Oh, and ready to meet my baby, of course 😉

  6. Oh heck yes, I LOVE sushi! And for me, I need to have a Sapporo with my meal. I pretty much love any spicy roll but I’ll eat it all lol. If I’m not ordering sushi, my next favorite meal when dining out is still seafood – seared scallops in particular 🙂

  7. I love sushi!! A restaurant around here has sweet potato tempura sushi, which is a really fun and delicious roll. Anything with cream cheese and avocado also gets my vote.

  8. I LOVE SUSHI! I could eat sushi everyday. Luckily most places where I live offer AYCE. My favorite roll is a Torch roll. Inside: Tempura shrimp, cream cheese, avocado Outside: Raw Salmon that is then torched and topped with lemon and tobiko. Seriously, it’s AMAZING. Torching the salmon gives it a grilled flavor so good. I’ve only found a couple of places that make the torch roll and it’s not on the menu so I always have to write it in.

  9. I am with you on sushi and a glass of white wine! Delicious! I also love a good steak or pizza if we going out on the town. A good martini never hurts either!

  10. Sushi is my favorite!! So happy to have it again after being pregnant. Spicy tuna all the way!!! Dynamite rolls are yum too. Two of my favorite combos are tempura salmon and avocado on inside with spicy tuna and scallions on top. The other is salmon and avocado inside with spicy tuna and shrimp on top with spicy mayo drizzle, masago and scallions. Have you ever had salmon roe (ikura, I think)? It’s amazing!!

  11. mm looks so good! Sushi is basically my favorite food. Huge fan of spicy tuna and salmon avocado rolls, and one of my favorite places makes a Mexican roll which is tuna with cucumbers, tempura crunch, and jalapeño rolled in chili powder.

  12. How do the restaurant week menus work? Similar to Boston Restaurant week? Essentially, what do you get for those prices??

    1. @Michele: Ok, here’s the dealio: The menus are up to the restaurant to decide, but some places are offering 3 course meals, some an appetizer, dessert, etc. Restaurants should have their menus posted on their sites by now, if not by the beginning of next week.

      1. @Tina: Thank you both for looking into that! I definitely missed the menu on the website when I checked but I’ll check back because I love this sort of thing. I definitely didn’t know they did it in Qunicy also!

  13. i really don’t think I could handle sushi for breakfast but reading this before 8am has my mouth watering anyway. Other than craft beer, I think seared tuna (especially spicy and wrapped in with other sushi goodness) is the thing I miss most in pregnant life. Vegetarian and/or cooked rolls cure my craving for the most part but it’s just not the same!

  14. I love love love Trader Joe’s brown rice sushi! Its super affordable and so filling. That is what I ate, along with iced coffee and cheerios+protein after completing a marathon this past weekend….wonder where I got those cravings?…:)

  15. I absolutely love Fuji! My boyfriend and I live in Quincy and go there way too often. Sunday nights after 10 they have half priced sushi, which is not ideal for a young family though.

  16. I live in Braintree and had no idea Quincy does a restaurant week! I looked at their website and it’s not clear what is included in the price, just that the restaurants are participating. Thanks for the post, will definitely need to check it out 🙂

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