Solid menu, fantastic view and a bit of kitsch
People either head to The Peak for fresh air and sunshine or to show their friends from out of town the impressive views Hong Kong has to offer – but rarely just to eat. Here to change this preconception is Fujiyama Mama. The name comes from Wanda Jackson’s 1957 rockabilly hit of the same name and the interiors are trimmed with vinyl records and images of Japanese pop albums from the 60s. Even if Jackson’s lyrics are dated, the song does mention Mount Fuji and drinking sake, which alludes to the amazing vistas offered by the eatery. Perched on the second floor of The Peak Tower, the 4,000sq ft restaurant provides one of the best views of Victoria Harbour in town.
We start with a Fujiyama rolls ($88), where a slice of charred salmon sits on top of the cucumber sushi rolls that are garnished with yuzu pepper. These ingredients by themselves aren’t anything extraordinary but in concert they work in fresh and punchy harmony – much like the rock ‘n’ roll image of the eatery. Speaking of which, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Don ($138) arrives next. The mix of tuna and crab with a spicy soy is delicious and avoids the classic mistake of drowning the ingredients in sauce. We end the meal with a green tea crème brûlée ($48), the most underwhelming dish of our meal. The sugar is too burnt and the matcha isn’t blended evenly with the custard underneath, leading to occasional bites of bitterness interspersed with bland mouthfuls of cream.
The loud, catchy theme of the surrounds might put others off but it’s probably necessary to draw in those who just came for the vistas. But what’s on the menu is decent, bar that one dessert, and with an exceptional view of the Hong Kong skyline, we know where we’ll be heading next time we have friends to show The Peak.
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Shop 4, 2/F
The Peak Tower
128 Peak Rd