Among the popular and neighborhood restaurants that offer affordable Japanese cuisine, with fusion recipes and at an affordable price in Milan is Fujiyama.
Located in Lotto area, this place is well known by the inhabitants of the neighborhood who often also order takeaway.
The place is informal and has Asian decor and themed designs on the walls that are decidedly kitschy - as well as the presence of the boats on which the sushi is placed, which I have not seen in years!
The property is Chinese, the girl who runs the room is very kind, attentive and helpful.
The menu that is brought to the table is the delivery flyer: appetizers (including sautéed udon with shrimps and vegetables - a house proposal much appreciated by patrons), sushi and sashimi (also available as a cheap set), nigiri à la carte, gunkan, an infinity of imaginative uramaki (such as "cheese" or "yogurt"), cirashi, temaki and futomaki. The sweets are packaged.
At noon, even cheaper menus are offered.
At first glance, everything about this place suggests the now obsolete fixed price restaurants of very often dubious quality, but when the dishes arrive at the table I am positively surprised. First of all, the fish is fresh and plentiful: the sea bass, tuna and salmon sashimi is extraordinarily thick. Considering that the price is really low, the quality (which I emphasize being above average for this type of restaurant) and the abundance are considerable. Nigiri, on the other hand, are not exceptional: although the rice is pleasant, the pieces are definitely too big. Ebi tempura is crunchy, non-greasy and filling.
If you are looking for an unpretentious place but with a higher quality of fish than the mare magnum of low-end restaurants, Fujiyama in my opinion is a valid choice.
Recommended for a non-binding dinner or lunch during the week, alone or in company.