Monday, July 20, 2015

Sandy Springs Sushi and Steak Gone in the Blink of An Eye

Restaurant closes and nobody notices.

Fujiyama restaurant seems to have closed just a few short months after opening.  The Japanese sushi and steakhouse restaurant opened in December in place of Kobe Steaks at The Prado in Sandy Springs.  According to a timeline created from various reviews, the restaurant seems to have closed sometime between late March and mid April.  

Fujijama's predacessor, Kobe Steaks, a similar hibachi restaurant, closed last May after about 40 years in business.

Interestingly, signage at The Prado reflects both restaurants as being open. 

Signage visible from Roswell Road reflects that Kobe Steaks (and sibling restaurant Joli Kobe) are both open, whereas they are both closed. 

A directory adjacent to the restaurant indicates that Fujiyama occupies suite M011, the former Kobe space.  That same directory, while updated in include the recent opening of Pizza Crosta, and closure of Yogurt Mountain, still refers to the bank at The Prado as RBC Bank.  As readers will recall, the local assets of RBC Bank were purchased by PNC Bank in 2011, with the deal having closed in early 2012.  
Fujiyama's website and associated page remain active with no mention or indication of the closure.  

Did you have the opportunity to dine at Fujiyama before its closure?  If so, how was it? What should replace the approximately 9200 square foot restaurant?  

Please share your thoughts below.   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hand & Stone - Massage and Facial Spa - is currently under construction at The Prado, taking the former Yogurt Mountain space, as well as the adjoining shell space that was once supposed to be a Brugger's Bagels.