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January 30, 2006



Fujimamas is where white-collar Tokyo gaijin who are too afraid to try anything else go. The food is mediocre at best.


I have been a big fan of fujimamas in tokyo for years. My japanese collegues and I go there often. Great value and delicious food.

I travel to the big island once a year or so, and can't wait to try out the new kona location!
Thanks for the heads up!

tony isihida

this is good place. please enjoy


I've eaten at a lot of restaurants in Kona and this restaurant is definitely my new favourite.

The food is over-the-top delicious; the drinks I had were super tasty and like nothing I've had anywhere else on the island; the service was warm and friendly.

This place has a really cool vibe about it - candle lit, a funky asian-esque decor, and great music. If you're looking for a new place to hang out for a drink w/friends, check out Fujimamas on a Thursday night and reserve a spot in their tatami'll have a great time.


I'm getting ready for vacation over on the big island, so I can't wait to try this place out. If the place in Harajuku is anything to go by, this is a great place to bring a date.

Mark Greenberg

I think i went to this place in japan. They had really good brunch. in fact it was the only edible breakfast we had. Including the park hyatt!



Hi wordsandthings,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and thanks for sharing your opinion with us.

Can you tell me what you didn't like about your experience there? I'm curious to know which dishes were sampled.

Hi Lizzie,

Thank you for visiting and providing your feedback.

After I looked over the menu, there were quite a number of dishes that seemed interesting to me, although many could be classified as "fusion". Which are your favorites?

Hi Tony,


I'm glad you like Fujimamas. What is it that you find good about this place?

Hi Nadine,

Thank you for leaving a comment about your experience at Fujimamas on the Big Island.

Are there any food/drink items that you would like to recommend?

Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm not sure about the menu, but if you are going to visit the one on the Big Island, I'd be interested in hearing how it compares to the one in Japan.

Hi Mark,

Welcome to the blog!

The best you had in Japan? Hmmm, the food must be great! I'm going to stop in Japan (hopefully) on my way to Singapore this year. If I have a chance, I'm going to check this place out.

Thanks for the recommendation.


Hi Reid,

I've dined at the Tokyo one and it is quite good. And, contrary to the first comment here, many of the customers there are Japanese. I have several Japanese friends (young professionals) who like it for cocktails and wine dinners. Granted some of them went to school in the US and Europe, so maybe they're not "real" Japanese anymore j/k! It is also popular with young mothers for lunch and tea as the restaurant is very kid friendly. Our BI reviewer will be dropping by soon. I hope it's good!


HI again, it is great hearing everyone's comments, hope you will all give fujimamas a chance either on the big lsland or in Tokyo

I am posting up some of my amateur shots of the new place, please take a look at



Hi Gail,

I kind of thought the first commentor was a "troll" (I think that's what they are called). =)

I trust your judgement in these sorts of things and I am hoping to make it over to the Big Island soon. If not, I will just have to visit the one in Japan en route to Singapore later in the year!

Hi Lauren,

Got your e-mail and posted a collage of the photos. Don't know why I'm not able to enlarge them more. Must be a Typepad thing. *sigh*

By the way, were the photos taken with a camera phone?



Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. I really like the above photo collage, that is good place.


Hi Lookaa,

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I'm glad you like the photos. Have you ate here before? If so, I'm curious to know what you thought of the food, the atmosphere, etc.


Fujimama's has a fantastic atmosphere, amazing drinks (try the lychee martini), lousy service, and good but overpriced food. Try the chirashi sushi, it's the best deal. (Last time I had to wait an hour and a half for mine, wtf, but they took it off the bill and it was delicious.) Side note: They're also affiliated with Huli Sue's barbeque joint in Waimea, which is the lamest bbq joint i've ever been to.

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