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Izakaya Fu-Ga
Izakaya Fu-Ga

Izakaya Fu-Ga Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.izakayafu-ga.com
  • Email: info@izakayafu-ga.com
  • Phone: (213) 625-1722
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM

    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 2:00PM - 6:00PM

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM

    Saturday: 5:PM - 12:00AM

    Sunday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Kenjiro Taka
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Modern Izakaya Fusion style.
    Small plates. Steaks, Salads, Appetizers, Traditional Japanese Izakaya Foods,
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining room adjacent to the restaurant. Ideal for private parties, meetings. Equipped with sound system and PA system.
  • Private Party Contact: Mamoru Tokuda (213) 625-1722
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour 2pm - 6pm (Mon - Thu)
    Ladies Night - All desserts 50% off, Selected Cocktails $2 off on Tuesday Night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E 1st Street
  • Public Transit: Union Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free with Validation
A word from Izakaya Fu-Ga
Japanese Fusion Izakaya & Bar.
Modern Izakaya style dining. Serving variety of small plate dishes from steaks, appetizers, salads, seafood and also traditional izakaya dishes. Refreshing house cocktails, great selection of beers, wine and sake. And if that's not enough, we also have full bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Good location with easy parking. Located in the basement level of bank building. Service was great especially for a large eating group. Great variety of food and sushi was clean and flavorful. Large bar with large drink menu and sake variety."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I used to love this place. Cool hidden gem in little Tokyo. But this last time, the service was so slow and the food came out even slower. Under staffed and the food was ok this time. I really hope it was just an off night for them but not so sure."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I made my reservation online w/Open Table. Triple checked my reservation for accuracy and it was fine. Upon arriving at Izakaya Fu-ga, the manager, Nilton, couldn't find my reservation. I showed him the e-mail confirmation I received but he reiterated that no reservation was present in his system and warned me that my party wouldn't be able to dine there. Thankfully, Nilton accommodated my entire party for the night which was fortunate because I was celebrating my birthday. If it wasn't for Nilton, my birthday would have been ruined. Nilton informed me later that he DID find my reservation but it was for 9:45 p.m. which was odd because the e-mail confirmation I had showed 8:00 p.m. I won't be trusting anymore Open Table reservations."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We've eaten here several times over the past few months, when visiting LA. It's a quiet downstairs place with soothing environmental videos lining the walls. I guess you'd call the food Asian fusion; I'll call it tasty and usually just the kind of light evening meal I'm looking for. Good bar for cocktails, nontrivial sake list. Pleasant staff. We'll be back on future visits."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "will definitely go again, but they can work on their service. they served the main entree first before the appetizer! other than that, a very good experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "In addition to the awesome eats, this restaurant has the best service! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We thought all the dishes we had were really tasty and reasonably priced and would highly recommend this restaurant. Our fare: fire cracker shrimp, pork belly-wrapped asparagus, bacon-wrapped scallops, Shichimi grilled squid, aged rib eye, cheese risotto and a house salad. Their menu is rather extensive and we will return to try more. All the employees we encountered were pleasant, courteous and attentive, starting with the young man who immediately acknowledged us when we entered (a simple act, but very important to me). We had an early dinner, but by the time we left, it was getting filled, with more people coming, so make reservations. I would rate this restaurant between "Very Good" and "Outstanding" - 4 1/2 stars out of 5."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great food at a reasonable price. We ended up running late to get there in time for our reservation and we were able to re-schedule the time and they had a table waiting for us when we arrived. That was a great surprise!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "With the screens on the wall showing scenes from Japan, it is almost like being there! The food here is good and it is a good, quiet place for lunch. They used to have great lunch specials, which I wish the still had. About a year ago they changed the menu and the specials went away. Still a good place but we just need to be a little more creative on how to order and still get a good value!"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Very interesting food. Very affable and attentive server"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Fu-ga is one of those places I walked by all the time without really noticing. Going down the steps to this below street level restaurant feels familiar in a New York subterranean kind of way. The bar glows through onyx counter tops and the interior is warm and inviting with Jazz music playing over muted Japanese music videos on the wall TV's. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgable and I've been introduced to several nice Sake's by our regular waitress who has tattoo's and a Bow-Wow-Wow mohawk. The food is great and fresh. Favorites include Short ribs and Ahi Tuna Roll. I even tried tongue for the first time and liked it. A great neighborhood place that can also be a destination dinner out in Little Tokyo."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My friends and I really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was awesome and so was the sake!!! We have decided to make this one of our spots to frequent..."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The wait staff has always been attentive and courteous. Our group goes for a monthly dinner meeting, and they try to accommodate us."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The Hamachi sashimi was superior the night we went. The other sushi rolls and Ankimo were very good. My companions enjoyed their beer & sake flights. I would go back here, but the experience is somewhat marred by the odd parking situation and convoluted and access to the restaurant. You pay $5 for parking, which is refunded on validation. One is told to park anywhere in the adjacent garage, but all of the spots say "Reserved for {specific name}." When you finally do find the elevator bank to the restaurant, which you assume will be on level one, there is no sign next to the Basement button to let you know where to go,. Besides, only one of the three elevators will go to the basement. So, apart from the signage, very good and recommended...."
    Dined on 10/17/2013