Fuji Hana Re-Opens in New Location
Kennesaw, GA- Thai and Japanese food fans have a lot to cheer about. Fuji Hana/Thai Peppers, Kennesaw’s most authentic Thai and Japanese restaurant, has moved to a new location, 2606 George Busbee Parkway. The new location is scheduled to open mid May located in the bustling Towne Center area of Kennesaw, next door to Bank of America. Atlanta’s premier Thai culinary family, the Chompoonichs, have purchased Fuji Hana/Thai Pepper Kennesaw and will be injecting their popular, authentic dishes into this newly renovated restaurant.
The owners of Fuji Hana have completely redesigned the interior to what will now be a dining room showcasing an eye catching, globally inspired design. Spectacular hand laid chocolate mosaic tiles will set the backdrop for beautiful leather booths and an expansive 31 foot sushi and cocktail oak bar. The restaurant will also feature two separate dining rooms featuring six hibachi tables, where customers can feast on traditional Japanese hibachi fare as well as fabulous new options including bone-in ribeye and miso sea bass. One aspect that hasn’t changed is that hibachi guests will still be entertained by exceptionally popular hibachi chefs, Mr. Sao and Julio.
Fuji Hana/Thai Peppers will continue to feature authentic Thai recipes, but in this new location they will have the ability to expand their menu to include even a greater selection of Thai classics. One of the most popular, Pad Thai, wok fried fresh rice-noodles, integrates all of the flavors of sweet, salty, tangy and savory. Fuji Hana’s Signature Pad Thai has been touted as the best and most authentic Pad Thai in the region and has often been the measuring stick of what makes a great Pad Thai. An example of their cutting edge menu is the Fired-Up Edamame, featuring fresh soy beans seasoned with butter, fried shallots and finished with shichimi (Japanese spices). This will certainly be a kicked up version of a favorite family appetizer.
Another dish that is sure to become a popular appetizer is the Hot Wok Shrimp, prepared with the tang of lime juice and the spice of garlic chili sauce.
The 31 foot oak bar will also serve partially as home to a beautifully appointed sushi bar where patrons can enjoy daily sushi specials. These deliciously inventive, new sushi options will be the perfect accompaniment to the expanded selection of beers and improved wine list. Some of the inventive sushi offerings will include a scallop and kiwi sashimi served in yuzu (Japanese citrus) as well as a Salmon Belly New Style Sashimi, thinly sliced raw salmon belly splashed with hot oil and yuzu soy.
In addition to the modern dining room and expanded menu options, the new Fuji Hana/Thai Pepper will be able to satisfy even the most discerning palate when it comes to their innovative selection of beers including several imports on tap as well as a cocktail menu featuring new and popular favorites. Patrons can sip their favorite cocktail at the elegantly appointed oak bar or they can step outside onto the more casual wooden patio to enjoy their favorite libation while viewing the sunset.
In creating this new version of a classic Thai restaurant, Chef Owner Nick Chompoonich has partnered with Atlanta’s 2010 Sommelier of the Year, Harry Constantinescu, to create a wine list that will rival many steak houses. Along with his role of consultant on the selection of wines, Constantinescu will also be working with the staff to insure excellent service at all levels including knowledge and pairing of wines with delicious Thai favorites.
For up to date information about the opening of Fuji Hana/Thai Peppers new location, please visit their website, www.fujihanathaipeppers.com