Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2010 Aug 25 - Fuji Sushi Buffet - Gobo's

2010 Aug 25 - Fuji Sushi Buffet - Gobo's
Elk Grove, CA

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Today we have a very big group for Gobo's Lunch Bunch. There are eight of us. Miles, Ora, Gobo, Elsa, Kenny, Patti, Grandma's baby sister Jennifer {substituting for Grandma who is vacationing with her sister-in-law in Australia and Fiji} and me.

We have finally set a date for our trip to Fuji Sushi Buffet in Elk Grove, CA.
Waiting for Fuji to open for lunch which is served from 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Miles and Ora show up last

The buffet has a line with desserts, fruit and some Chinese dishes, but the main attractions are the Sushi Bar and the items that can be ordered via the wait staff.
Here we have ordered a combination Tempura platter with veggies, shrimp, calamari, oysters and soft shell crab

We have also each picked up a few items from the sushi bar. Kenny, Gobo and Miles.

Elsa and Jennifer

Elsa, Patti, Jennifer and Kenny

The ladies on the right: Ora, Elsa, Patti and Jennifer

The guys on the left: Kenny, Gobo and Miles

Time for dessert

Munching on dessert and BSing

The next two photos are of the sushi bar.

Here the Lunch Bunch relaxes a bit before ending our lunch party.

For all the food that we have eaten here is what our tab comes to.

Ora and Miles head back home as does Gobo. The rest of us have met at Elsa's and Jennifer wants to visit Oto's Market in Sacramento just a few miles north.
Checking out the watermelons at the entrance to Oto's

Jennifer decides to do some shopping

Patti and Jennifer are the only ones to buy something on this trip

Next we head across the parking lot to Mahoroba Japanese Bakery.
Part of the display case at Mahoroba's

Jennifer wants this next photo on Facebook.
This is the Mahoroba signature item, the Kobe Cream

Today happens to be the hottest day so far this year and will set a record for this date in both Sacramento and Stockton.

Jennifer had wanted a ride on one of my motorcycles from her home to Elsa's. But after checking the weather report we decided an air conditioned car was a better choice for today.
My car's thermometer at a stop signal in Stockton at 3:00PM


Saturday, August 21, 2010

2010 Aug 20 - Fuji Sushi Buffet

2010 Aug 20 - Fuji Sushi Buffet
Elk Grove, CA

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Koby is only going to be in the States from Adelaide, Australia for another few days. So Tuna and I are taking him to lunch at Fuji Sushi Buffet in Elk Grove.
Just west of Highway 99 and on the north side of Elk Grove Boulevard

We have to get here before opening or else it may take awhile to get a seat. It opens at 11:00 AM. That's Koby and Tuna.

We get in early and sit around the sushi bar with little boats carrying plates of sushi.
But the best thing about Fuji is that you can order fried oysters, shrimp, calamari, soft shell crab, and veggies. You can also get raw oysters on the half shell, fish collars, eel and sashimi.
The sushi bar boats

I always go to the back where the "refills" are lined up to replace the plates on the boat.

Here is a platter of tempura, soft shell crab, shrimp, calamari and oysters

The oysters on the half shell

Another order of fried oysters

My order of eel after I ate half the plate

Another order of oysters

A few more samples of the sushi plates

And the last sample of plates

Now Koby is heading to Rocklin to help his niece unload and unpack their belongings in a move from Arizona. So his daughter Hilary is here from Boston to visit with dad and pick him up to drive to Rocklin.
Hilary and her cousin

Koby and his sister-in-law Joy

Heading back home Tuna and I spot the sky divers just north of Lodi.