We went to Mt Fuji again as a family.The resturant looked nice. The waitress
took our order right away and was friendly. When we got our food the tempura was NOT Panko (light and flakey) breaded but was greasy (a big time no no for tempura). This was a big time change from the first time we went months ago. I think they changed the chief. The one they have now is Not good. No chief would let tempura that bad be served. If they couldn't do it right they would not do it. Needless to say were very disappointed.
Although not the fanciest sushi place in Fort Collins, Mt. Fuji is the one I am most comfortable in. The menu is easy to understand, and the very accurate descriptions are helpful. I always know what I'm getting, and usually I am pleasantly surprised. There are small things to improve on, the normal booths(not sunken group booths) aren't very comfortable, and the music is very repetative for regulars. Occasionally the service is slow, however, the staff at Mt. Fuji is always accommodating and congenial. The location and parking aren't the best for a nice restaurant, but Mt. Fuji isn't trying to cater to the highest class diners, although surely they can.
I rarely order anything but sushi here, but the Chicken Maki and the edamame are my favorite non sushi dishes. My 9 year old nephew loves the tempura shrimp and vegatables. I don't enjoy the miso soup as much as other places, but it's palatable. The Alaskan, Rock and Roll, California and Yellow tail with scallion rolls are my favorite. Of all the sushi places I've tried in Fort Collins, Mt. Fuji has the best tuna!
This is a good place for the sushi and Japanese food novices and for those wanting to stay comfortably within their boundaries with a little experimentation every so often. Overall, two thumbs up!