Fuze is a new Korean fusion restaurant that recently opened up in Mira Mesa.
I was recently invited to come check it out. In addition to a full dinner menu, they also offer a large bar, with happy hour specials daily.
House made potato chips
We were given this to start off with. Nothing particularly special, but definitely a complimentary starter I have not seen before.
Each table has a buzzer which you press once you are ready to order or whenever you need staff to come over.
Executive Chef Jae Hun Sung has had experience working with Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisine, so I was interested in checking out the salmon sashimi appetizer.
The salmon was served with slices of oranges, lettuce and pea sprouts. It had a citrus, summer salad feel to it.
I chose the bulgogi sliders for my main entree, which is their most popular dish. I loved this. The bulgogi meat was soft and tender, and served on toasted sweet rolls. The sliders were also served with a spicy, creamy sauce that tasted a little like the spices in kimchi. The sauce really bought the sliders together.
The fries were quite good too and came with some wasabi ranch dressing.
FH opted to try the kimchi quesadilla which was a new item not yet on the menu. It was served with a creamy avocado sauce and salsa. The quesadilla was filled with warm kimchi, bell peppers, pork. I found the fusion of flavors to be quite odd and didn’t really like my kimchi warm. FH liked this though.
With the large bar in the restaurant, we couldn’t leave without sampling some drinks.
Berry Berry Tango and Rusty Nail
The Berry Berry Tango may be a very “girly” drink but I loved it. It reminded me of a sweet cherry soda and I liked the pink color and sugar rimmed glass.
The Rusty Nail was really strong. That’s all I have to say. I’ m not much for hard alcohols, but FH finished it so I guess it was good.
The music was quite loud while we were dining here, giving it almost a bar/club feel.
Overall, it was interesting to try some of the Korean fusion dishes even though I didn’t like all of them. I would definitely get the bulgogi sliders again, and would like to check out some other menu items too.
Please note: My meal was complimentary but I was not compensated for this review and my opinions are my own.