FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine
FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fugakyu.net/
  • Phone: 6177381268
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: James Lee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer experienced sushi chef to make sushi at anywhere you desire such as clubhouse, hotel or residence. Some restrictions may apply and please contact 617-738-1268 for rate.
  • Private Party Facilities: FuGaKyu offers several options for your next event. We have a booth with sliding doors for an intimate dinner, traditional tatami rooms requiring you to sit on the floor, and separate rooms for private or corporate functions. Come in today and let us show you a fulfilling Japanese dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Desmond Cheng 8882131277

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harvard and St.Paul
  • Public Transit: we are only one block away from Coolidge corner stop of Green line "c".
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: we offer both street parking and valet parking.
A word from FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine
FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine is a unique Japanese restaurant located in the heart of Brookline, Massachusetts. Serving great dishes, such as authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi, you will enjoy a hearty meal that will delight your tastebuds and satisfy even the largest of appetites. Visit us today to experience what the rest of the town has been talking about! When you step through our restaurant doors, you will be immediately surrounded by a large collection of authentic Japanese decor. Combined with the delicious dishes, wonderful aromas, and outstanding service, you get a total dining experience. Established since 1998, our Japanese restaurant offers private rooms and daily specials for your dining enjoyment. We are a non-smoking restaurant. Come in today, enjoy the fresh air, and let your senses be mesmerized by the "scent-illating' aromas of our fine, Japanese cuisine. All of our exotic dishes are made of the freshest ingredients upon order, ensuring vibrant flavors.
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FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (57)fit for foodies (49)special occasion (46)neighborhood gem (45)kid-friendly (18)great for lunch (17)romantic (15)hot spot (12)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Andrea
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great sushi as always!! We got to sit in one of those private table/rooms (I've always wanted to sit there) and the service was great even though it was busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TGKG0317
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants.... Food is always so fresh, presentation is awesome!!!! So many great dishes to choose from....if you love fresh top quality food this is the place to go, you will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mike
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I am a repeat diner at FuGaKyu and have always been delighted. I had a reservation for 3 but arrived with 6 and was gladly seated at a larger table without a wait. The ohitashi appetizer is superb. The sushi, both maki and nigiri, are absolutely fresh and delicious. Prices comparable to other high-quality sushi restaurants in the area. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We're from California bringing our Son to BU for school. We came across FuGaKyu and had a nice sushi dinner. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worthy experience
    by1992
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great Omakase! Good to shared by two girls (who are not that hungry). Very tasty eel over rice, super filling. Amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    OperettaVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great sashimi - both in taste and texture. Best hamachi Kama - crunchy skin, tasty and succulent meat. Unsurpassed service - attentive, efficient and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable price
    Clown
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Various Japanese cuisine with reasonable price. I ate Unaju which was good for its price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner Success
    cbarbie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'm a huge sushi fan. I was extremely pleased with the service here. I would go back anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good sushi, superb service
    EvyKVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My sister and I came here for dinner a few weeks ago. We requested a private room in our reservation and were smoothly seated at one. Our server was kind and warm, and super patient as we poured over their extensive menu and asked many questions about their set entrees (which frustratingly they do not have a listing of the items, so they have to be read to you). We ordered 4 rolls and the duck. The duck was pretty good, but there was too much sauce. Overall, it was a fun time. I would recommend the cold dishes over the hot based on our experience.
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  • Great
    Lola
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Probably the best Japanese restaurant I have been to in Boston. I loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I was put upstairs in a hot area. When I asked about ac, I was told it didn't work very well but was never asked if I'd like to move to a cooler location downstairs. Think the server must have been new but the service was terrible. I ordered scallops she brought calamari. Waited for a long time to have scallops. Finally asked to have my plate back so the rest of my food would not go cold. It was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in years. The waitress told me the manager was going to come and talk to me but after waiting for what seemed like another eternity I left. I will not recommend this restaurant to any friends and family who come to visit me in Coolidge Corner.
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  • Good food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We haven't gone there for a while and come back, I think the food taste good but with great company, it will taste even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Location
    raviVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Sushi was fantastic , not the best I have ever had but the best in Boston. Also , Michael our waiter was about the best person I have had at any location. He just got things done and was honest in recommendations. Made our time there perfect. The gyoza was excellent , didn't like the taco ashi trio and the Maki was fantastic. The only thing I was thrown off on was many places slice a paper thin piece of lemon on top of the maki for salmon and they cut huge wedges.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi!
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    If you are looking for the best sushi in and around Boston, Fugakyu has it. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As usual the food was outstanding. The atmosphere was great. For the first time in a long time anywhere the only issue was the service was so frequent it was intrusive. Attentive is fantastic but how frequently we were interrupted was comical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Japanese
    nksavage
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    FuGaKyu is a place we go at least once a week for lunch. Very reasonable prices for great food! We've gone several times with friends for dinner and eaten off the broader menu. Very exciting and delicious food. I like variety but am easily put off by fish that's a little stale etc. This has NEVER happend at FuGaKyu. We've gone with Foodies who have returned multiple times on their own. The booths with the closing screens are great for those with hearing difficulties who often avoid popular restaurants because the ambient noise is intolerable. We've also had book clubs meet there--no problem. In short--wonderful food, flexible use, great staff, never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • john
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    sushi is among the best in Boston. this has been my go to spot for many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Japanese food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The character of this restaurant is wonderful and the food is divine! The wait staff is friendly and attentive. This is a great place for a small, intimate meal or a larger gathering. Well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big but pretty delicious
    Ayceman
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Based on the reviews I was surprised at the size of this restaurant with room after room. But the food was very tasty and well prepared. Lobster miso soup was delicious and the sushi while not world class was up there. Service was inexperienced (at least my server was) but very friendly. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmmmmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Eaten here many times over the past 10 years and never had a problem. This time my reservation for a 1st floor table (because of my senior Mom) was overlooked. The did finally get me a first floor table. Unfortunately after we were seated we waited 10 minutes with no service. I had to go to the front of the restaurant to find out why no one was waiting on us. I have been a Loyal customer and continue unless this service issue continues. I am sure it was just someone's first night or something. FABULOUS food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Another great night out at Fugakyu. Top rated sushi presented in an interesting arrangement of specialty rolls and prime cut sushi. Many excellent choices. Timing was perfect and our server was wonderfully seasoned and knew how to time everything just perfectly. Our night also came with seats in one of the private booths, which made our dining experience wonderful. Our teenaged son joined us on our adventure and made very lots of varied choices and we all can't wait to go back for another wonderful night out for excellent sushi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rozzie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great service. Excellent food. A lovely experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    MakeupGoddess26
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in Brookline! Fantastic Japanese cuisine, large menu selection, authentic yet modern ambiance and two levels of seating to choose from. Good service, very accommodating for various dietary restrictions and wonderful sake list. Having just moved from the area, I would definitely return for this restaurant on date nights!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not kid-friendly
    melijerVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We were asked by the waiter to shut up or take for a walk our 1 year-old because she was disturbing the clients (she was playing, not even crying). If someone is complaining, why don't you offer them a change of seats? Our kid was not the only one in he restaurant and pretty sure not the first or last to be loud. On top of that, all our plates were decent... we were all so disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi In Brookline
    jdcarVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I was shocked to find how "involved" the build out of the restaurant is -- multi level set of booths and rice-paper walls/doors all looking down on the first floor... totally not what I expected. Bit of a rabbits warren but that just adds character. Food was great -- frankly the sushi menu and conventional menu is exhaustive -- too many items to consider and many of them looked to be quite good, in the end settled on a few sushi dishes and all was great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely staff
    Paulie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Had a dinner with 88 year old mom and family - just the right blend for us all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrFoodie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Fugakyu is allways good, never go wrong with the tuna dalad!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tread555
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    They cancelled my reservation even though we showed up on time and I never got credit through open table. Waitress had a poor attitude.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I've been to FuGaKyu several times now and it has been excellent each time. This time was similar with delicious sushi and drinks and extraordinary service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi, excellent service
    AMul
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We eat at Fugakyu pretty often and are never disappointed. The food is always fantastic, the service is wonderful and the prices are great. We'll keep going back as often as possible. It's the best sushi around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great choice and delicious
    chani
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I huge choice of sushi, maki but also noodles and meat dishes (for people who have a problem with raw fish) I go there for the makis. Overall it's a bit more expensive than the smaller japanese restaurants around coolidge corner but it's a much nicer atmosphere ( especially when you get your separate room). Fast and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre sushi
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Expensive for quality. Fish was not the best quality I've had. Rice was a little hard.
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  • Graduation Group
    GlobalGirl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We chose a private room for our group of 7. We had a great time - mostly because we were able to sit and talk without competing with music or other conversations. It was a great time that we are all still talking about. And the food and cocktails were amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food...
    tellitlikeitis777
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The resturant was very loud even on the second floor.The sushi is cut extremely thick and overpriced, but overall seemed to be good quality. Our waiter was snippy and absentee for most of the meal.we had to wait 20 min for the bill.The women's bathroom on the second floor had cracks in the floor and bowed when I stepped onto it.I decided to hold it instead of taking a chance.The drinks were of alright quality.For 108$ we got about a half pound of thickly cut sushi, three skewers, one alcoholic drink, bowl of plain brown rice and an order of vegtable tempura.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We were in the Boston area for my nephew's graduation. We went there the nght of graduation as well as a few days later for my birthday. Both days were really good and the food and service was fabulous. The staff were very accommodating and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TGKG0317
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food is always awesome here!! Too many great things to pick one...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went with a party of eight, only had to wait briefly for a table to get up in order to be sat. We were shown to a private room upstairs which was great for a large party. Our server was fantastic. I personally loved all of the sushi that I ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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  • great sushi and maki
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is one of the very best sushi places I've found anywhere - head and shoulders above the rest. Special favorites include baked salmon maki, crazy maki, and - of course - spicy tuna maki. The service is outstanding and our server was very attentive to our daughter's food allergies. We highly recommend for special occasions, a small party (in one of the private rooms), or to just treat yourself to an outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Wonderful overall experience
    JaneS
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Wonderful overall experience. Waitstaff is very knowledgeable. They seem to love to converse with customers who also know what they are talking about but are not the least bit snobby about answering questions. They have enhanced the experience each time I have dined there. Food is delicious and they aim to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravellingGal
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Nice Japanese decor, with seperate rooms / booths for groups. Excellent sushi and tempura. The noodle broth a bit less exciting. Our server was very willing but his name badge said he was a trainee which proved evident as he struggled to understand the menu options. Would defintiely go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate