January 23, 2023
We ended up at Mt. Fuji in Fort Collins on a whim. We’d been brewery hopping, as you do in Fort Collins, and didn’t want to wait 45 minutes for a table at another restaurant.
We hit a crowded Maxline Brewery and then a Purpose Brewing & Cellars, which was new-to-us. I happily pet several dogs at Maxline. It was full of both two-legged beer drinkers and their four-legged friends. Then, we listened to live music at Purpose where the cozy taproom was perfect on a cold winter night. I like this place a lot.
Then, hungry, we googled nearby restaurants and found Mt. Fuji in a strip mall with a Kava joint (the first we’d seen) and Yampa Sandwich Company’s midtown location. The Ridgeline turkey sandwich is delightful.
Mt. Fuji was kind of busy, but the wait was mere minutes while a staff member cleared a booth for us. It’s a big square room with Japanese style dining on the north side (shoes off, tatami seating).
We had a bit of a wait for our food, but our meal was worth it. First of all, I don’t think anyone would walk away hungry from Mt. Fuji if eating ramen is on the agenda. Ryan ordered the Grilled Ginger Chicken with fresh ramen and I had the Spicy Seafood with fresh ramen.
These entrees come with a salad and the choice of shumai (dumpling), California roll or gyoza (pan fried dumpling). Ryan got the California roll and I ordered the gyoza.
My ramen had shrimp, calamari, fish, fish cakes, mussels and crab. Ryan declared it was spicy, and compared to his broth, it definitely had a kick and I preferred it over his.
With all that seafood I was surprised that this dish was just $16.95, the same price as Ryan’s entree. Plus, we got all those sides. It was a feast. Mt. Fuji serves a lot of food!
I would definitely go back to Mt. Fuji if I wasn’t on this mission to try all the Asian soups and tacos in Northern Colorado.
Now aren’t you hungry? By the way, ramen hits the spot on a cold day, especially spicy ramen.
Mt. Fuji, 4020 South College, #1 & 2, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
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