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FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine
FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fugakyu.net
  • Phone: (617) 738-1268
  • 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.

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great service. Excellent food. A lovely experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As mentioned in a previous rating, I come here time and time again, because the food is great, the drinks are amazing (especially the Lychee Martini), and the service is above and beyond and always friendly. This time I requested, through OpenTable, a bamboo/paper booth and was happy to have the experience. With a group of 6 people, we were very loud, so this was a perfect set up. Not only that, it was comfortable and cozy."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I come here time and time again, because I know that the food is great, the drinks are amazing, and the service is above and beyond and always friendly. I come at once a month after the MFA's First Friday and it is a perfect place to grab a bite, have a drink with friend, and chat. The place is huge (seems to never end!) and there is always something interesting being offered. Plus, their extensive drink list is fantastic and some of the best I've had. Last but not least, their japanese curry is the best, something that I get regularly - it is a must try!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had a dinner with 88 year old mom and family - just the right blend for us all!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Fugakyu is allways good, never go wrong with the tuna dalad!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "They cancelled my reservation even though we showed up on time and I never got credit through open table. Waitress had a poor attitude."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Expensive for quality. Fish was not the best quality I've had. Rice was a little hard."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is always awesome here!! Too many great things to pick one... "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The spicy tuna rolls are fabulous. Next time I go I'm gonna get a boat of them."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. I had booked a private room - a great choice with excellent service. We never felt that we had been "forgotten" in the private room. Thanks for a great experience"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Sushi was excellent as was the service. Our son was celebrating his (22nd) birthday and he really enjoyed the meal and the experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The sushi isn't great but the service is excellent and it is a great place to go with a group. The space is incredibly large - the bar area seems to be more lively. Try to sit downstairs - the décor is a little more interesting and the tables much more quaint!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Appetizers, mains, and sushi are the specaility of this Japanese restaurant. Everything is top quality and well served. Prices are not too high. Staff is friendly and competent. Tottally enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was our 4th time visiting FuGaKyu and it just gets better and better every time, and with the new kid's menu it's become great for families! The wait staff was very nice to our 2 year old daughter, and the kid's menu is easy to order from, as well as priced very well at $11 for dinner and I believe $8 for lunch. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great, family friendly sushi spot!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "One of the top sushi restaurants around. All the food is attractive, appealing and fresh. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Been going here for years. Food is Fabulous, would like to see perhaps additions to the menu or Daily Specials. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Another great night at FuGaKyu. We took our teenaged kids with us to share a pre-Mother's Day meal. A great time was had by all. The fish is so fresh, the cut is perfect and the assorted rolls are so interesting. Presentation at this restaurant is unbelievable. They really care about the impression of your order. The timing of our order was perfect as well. There has never been a time leaving FuGaKyu that we haven't said, "can't wait to go back!""
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was fantastic as usual...our waiter was wonderful."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner! Sushi was very fresh and beautifully displayed food was excellent. Will be back soon"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Returned to Fugakyu to celebrate my wife's birthday. We both had the Omakase, like the last time. Really enjoyed our experience. The waiter was new, but did a fantastic job and followed up on any questions he could not answer. Great service. One remark, not sure whteher this was a kitchen timing issue, but our first three courses for the Omakase all came to table at once, including the hot soup. W felt a little rushed here, but enjoyed the food nevertheless. The Omakase courses were good, but not as nice in presentation as the previous times we visited. Overall great experience and the sushi/sashimi is always high quality and fresh."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have been wanting to visit FuGaKyu many times and at last succeeded - now I am regretting not having visited sooner. I have been to Japan many times and was delighted to feel transported back - the food was suberb, the ambiene as well. Wait staff was reasonably attentive but some were training on the floor and thus a bit of extra patience was needed. All the same, they were extremely gracious and accommodating. What a very special treat this was mid-week. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I eat here 6-8 times per year. I love that they have several floors and small sections. Request the type of ambience you want ahead! I have met here for romantic dinners, group meetings and lunches with friends. The food is always fresh, and wait staff attentive"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our party of four got a table on the top floor upstairs (near the back of the restaurant), away from all the hubbub on the first floor and the middle level. If you want a more relaxed experience and can climb the stairs, that's probably your best bet here, as the noise level elsewhere can be loud. The food here is pretty good and is always artfully presented. We especially liked our teriyaki grilled dishes (one salmon, one tuna). Also, our salad with avocado was very fresh, and the miso soup was surprisingly better-than-average. All in all, even if it's a bit pricey here (plan on $30 pp without appetizers, drinks, or dessert), this is a good place to get some fresh fish. We've been here before, and we'll probably be back again."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening with friends dining on delightful and elegantly presented sushi and crispy, delicious tempura. The staff was attentive and pleasant. Great atmosphere....it was clearly a popular place, but the space had awesome fung shei, we could actually talk quietly and enjoy our meal in a comfortable setting. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I love this place. Always #1 on my list when I want Sushi."
    Dined on 4/8/2014