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“Food market? Restaurant? Hello, what are you?”
Review of Fuji Market

Fuji Market
Ranked #119 of 193 Restaurants in Whistler
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Cuisines: Japanese
Description: Fuji Market offers a large variety of Japanese foods, fresh sushi and Japanese products at our location above the Royal Bank in Whistler Village. Order sushi rolls, party trays and other Japanese foods made fresh daily.
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Description: Fuji Market offers a large variety of Japanese foods, fresh sushi and Japanese products at our location above the Royal Bank in Whistler Village. Order sushi rolls, party trays and other Japanese foods made fresh daily.
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Dear, oh dear! Walking in, dark diner booths, which are wickedly cramped and uncomfortable, obstruct the pay counter at the back.

To one side are a few made up sushi/sashimi trays, and there are a few shelves of Japanese dry goods.

But when you hit the produce case, that has single wrapped and priced potatoes and onions, you really have to start wondering what is going on?

Ok- let's say it's a casual restaurant. I went to the counter, and two young women working in the kitchen barely twig to there being a live customer. A couple of hello, hello's later one comes up and takes my money for some really mediocre sushi. Others put in orders, and were still waiting when I left about 12 minutes later... With other creditable sushi joints abounding in Whistler, you actually have to have a bit of moxie to survive. Samurai Sushi at Nesters has that in spades.

As a food market- well, I think we've already dismissed that notion.

So the place has a real identity problem. If there were a real Japanese clientele they were serving- like, for example Fujiya on Clark in Vancouver, then maybe they'd do enough volume to warrant being there. But not the case. A few occidentals with oriental culinary ambitions might buy past prime products, and hungry skiers might buy the odd bento box.

But not enough, and well meaning as they might be to bring Japanese ingredients to this mountain valley outpost, this place just doesn't cut it.

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Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Inexpensive Japanese food and grocery store. Good place to pick up inexpensive items either to go or eat in.

Thank spunkymo
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

The market was great for all types of requests, had good choice of foods/groceries and general items and very friendly staff.

Thank traveller12557
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We have been to Whistler many times but only recently discovered this eatery/supermarket. I was pleasantly surprised with a few things:
- very good quality Japanese food (sushi, maki rolls, curry, rice, noodles, bento boxes etc.) at excellent prices, especially for Whistler;
- option to eat in or take out; their tables are set up for two people but with larger groups during dinnertime, one can go next door to Harajuku Izakaya which has a more extensive menu and space (e.g. tatami rooms plus tables);
- friendly staff;
- cool decor;
- 50% off all sushi and donburi after 9 pm every day;
- well-stocked shelves and freezer compartments (in the supermarket) of Japanese/Asian staples (lots of varieties); check their Facebook page to a gallery of photos http://www.facebook.com/fujimarket/photos_stream

This is a great place to dine when craving for Japanese fare or to grab some great-value sushi/donburi if in a hurry. Being next door to the Whistler Convention Centre, while it is not in the main Village it is not that far away or remote to find. Definitely worth the walk of few more steps to check this place out.

We will definitely be back and look forward to trying their adjoining restaurant, Harajuku Izakaya (opens 5 pm).

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Thank llma99
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

worth the walk to the far side of the village. Go early to get the best selection of pre packaged sushi, or if you don't mind waiting, place your order in this neat little shop.

5  Thank Lisa N
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