Things have been a bit hectic here – my older brother was over from Ireland for a few days, I handed in my notice at work and himself and I have been house hunting for the move down south.
Still though, I managed to fit in a couple of meals out – including two trips to Fuji Hiro. Himself is slightly obsessed with this place and loves the yaki soba. We arrived on Saturday the 18th at lunch time – it was busy, but we got a table in front of the kitchen. If you’ve never been before, don’t expect a fancy interior or typical (UK) Japanese-style decor. Instead, it’s all slightly-battered old chairs and tables, dotted around a long row of even more tables in the middle. The same woman who always seems to be there – she’s got beautiful salt and pepper hair – served us and we ordered some yaki soba and beef Fiji men. The latter was my dish and it really was great.
Last Friday, my brother and I also went to Fuji Hiro for lunch, getting a table by the window. He was also suitably impressed with the food, but pointed out the main problem with the place – it’s quite pricey for noodles. Dishes are around £9 or £10 and, although they’re large, this is quite a lot when they mostly consist of quite a cheap ingredient! Still though, it’s about the same as you’d pay in Wagamamas and at least you know you’re supporting a local restaurant.
Fuji Hiro, 45 Wade Lane, Leeds LS2 8NJ.