The first Japanese restaurant in Spain is in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 55 years of history
The modern capital witnessed in 1967 an opening that had no gastronomic relevance in its beginnings: the birth of the first Japanese restaurant in Spain by the Japanese traveler, with only 25 years of age and born in Miyagi, Mr. Sato (Toshihiko sato).
When Sato arrived, he discovered a city in the throes of tourism and, above all, a large Japanese colony that lived in the capital and also the many workers related to his fishing fleet who arrived every week.
Offering traditional food to the Japanese fleet that called at Puerto de la Luz was the initial income of the business. He himself says that thanks to this circumstance and Scandinavian tourism, the restaurant survived, since the canaries did not enter Fuji until the 70’s…
Currently Chef Miguel Martínez is in charge of preparing the restaurant’s exquisite dishes.
He began his career in the late 1980s with family businesses, later in 1992 he began his role in Japanese food. At that time, with only 3 Japanese food restaurants in Las Palmas, he began to perform various tasks in Fuji starting from the bottom, until in 2007 his former boss, Mr. Sato, retired and took over the reins of the business.
After an already tanned experience and having been working in Brussels, he began to develop his knowledge and merge different techniques until he reached what he offers today at the Fuji restaurant.
Its specialty is Japanese cuisine, combining the traditional and the modern, always using the best ingredients to prepare each and every one of its dishes.
Be sure to try the foi-gras and quail egg niguiris, and tuna with mango. Booking essential.
C/ Fernando Guanarteme, 56, 35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria