For the past year Fuji Hana on Barrett Parkway has been open. It is one spacious thai and hibachi house! Roomy outdoor deck (how often do you get to enjoy Thai out in the sunshine?) when the weather allows but inside it is freshly modern Asian and very comfortable to hang your hat and stay awhile enjoying all the delicious menu items.
The chef features items that are based on his grandparents recipes that are still served in Thailand today. The hibachi chefs have been with Fuji Hana for years! They are no fly by night hibachi chefs.
Thai drunken beef jerky: I have never had something quite like this. The meat is dehydrated a bit so it tastes more beefy (you know, the whole dry aging thing) and cooked medium. It’s tender yet a nice chew. Served with toasted peanuts it’s a great cocktail food. I can enjoy this with white or red wine, martini, bourbon or a signature cocktail! Do not miss this!
Hot rock shrimp: This is the kind of dish you crave and drive anywhere just to get your fix. It is big shrimp with a medium batter, perfectly cooked. Laid over a bed of creamy spicy aioli dressed romaine and shaved jalepenos. It is exciting comfort food especially when it’s chilly out.
My yummy yummy roll came with a side of crab salad. Lots of fresh tomatoes, cucumber and faux crab. Sushi rolls both came with the house made duo of spicy mayo and yum yum sauce. Also there is house made kimchi hot sauce and all three house sauces are available to purchase by the bottle to enjoy at home. The sushi had a wonderfully fresh taste and lovely presentation.
Vegetarian spring rolls have great texture. Filled with glass noodles , carrots, celery and cabbage along with a dose of black pepper to keep it interesting!
Masaman curry is my go-to when assessing a new Thai restaurant. This one passes! The usual suspects of choice of protein, toasted cashews, avocado and potatoes cut as I call, “bricks from the Taj Mahal”. The spicy, sweet creamy sauce that it’s known for. My favorite Thai comfort food.
The coconut ice cream has coconut shreds in it! Heaven! Get that alone or on the side of the fried banana. An unconventional Thai but absolutely divine dessert is the fried cheesecake roll. Creamy and crunchy, entirely satisfying. I am going back just for this (and perhaps the beef jerky with a cocktail). I have been dreaming of having this cheesecake again since I first tasted it. Don't miss this one either if you have a sweet tooth.
The options are endless here and sure to satisfy all tastes. Vegetarian friendly so you don't feel like your dinner (or lunch) is a collection of sides. What a gem in Kennesaw Fuji Hana is!