2272 Pickwick Dr, Camarillo, CA | Directions 9301034.222299 -119.039692
Most shady/rude management ever in the sushi business – The sushi is pretty good but the management is extremely shady. The owner was some Korean guy who kept finding ways to delay my order just so that his one hour eating time limit could pass. Look for the little guy with slick-back spiked hair. Service started to slow down significantly as me and my party began to eat more. He cut me off from ordering more sushi when he and all of his staff had left the sushi bar for several minutes at a time. His staff members are pretty friendly but they all conduct themselves according to what he says and if he tells them (in Korean) to stop serving people food then they will. I think their restaurant was purposely understaffed for the sole purpose of being able to serve less food in the little amount of time that's given to their customers to eat. I didn't even get my full hour when he finally asked me to leave. The manager is extremely shady. I just wished that his manners was as tasteful as his sushi, which wasn't even really that great.
decent nigiri at good all-you-can-eat price...if they bring it – Fujiya all-you-can-eat methodology: There are 3 rounds where you can order food. Once you're done with round one, they bring you back the form for you fill out again.
I've been to Fujiya three times now (and all for the all you can eat dinner) and each time I had one more person with me and visited on a progressively busier night and each experience is worse than the last. Experience #1: I'm by myself on mid-week night. There was another table in the restaurant and one or two at the sushi bar. I got most of my food. They forgot a dish or two (of nigiri sushi), which was fine considering that I ate a lot. #2: I have a friend with me on a Sunday night. It was a casual busy. They forgot about 4-5 dishes. #3: I have 2 friends with me on a Friday night. The placed was full. They forgot about half our orders and this happened twice. I left barely satisfied (hunger-wise) this time. Furthermore, in each experience, they cut me off from the sea urchin (aka uni) by telling me that they're out for the night. Also, when I order 1 order of nigiri, I am supposed to get 2 pieces. When I order the uni, I get only 1 piece.
The wait staff is friendly, so I'm not sure whose fault it is and if the staff is just incompetent or if the management is just shady. They don't do anything to mark the form I order on and they bring the food in small groups, so I'm not sure how they keep track. In any case, they lost a customer: I don't feel as comfortable going here any more, because regardless of why the food doesn't come, I feel cheated when I don't get what I ordered. Even when one of my friends offered to pay for my meal so that he can try it out, I declined. It's idiotic for a business to treat a customer this way, especially one that brought them new customers each time he went. If the food showed up as ordered, I would've given this place a 4.
Average experience – The decor is absolutely delightful, with tatami mat rooms and sliding paper doors. The food is average, however, and the staff is sometimes dismissive of customers. They are very tolerant of large, loud groups and try to accomodate customers who have complaints. Dinner is a bit pricey, but lunch is a good deal. Going with the right people, this is a fun place to dine.
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