Had a nice dinner in one of
Had a nice dinner in one of the private booths... from appetizers to dinner, food was fresh and delicious!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy sushi experience
We had dinner with a 14 yr old and 92 year old. We were lucky to sit on first floor in private booth. Michael and Many were our servers. Loved spicy seafood dish. Salmon cooked without sauce was also good Cant wait to go back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
They accommodated our group
They accommodated our group of 9 beautifully. Some of us could not manage steps, so we were in the back upstairs room near the elevator, which is much quieter than the other open seating areas. Food was great, and ambience was perfect for our large group celebration.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely good !
Consistently fresh, wide variety of choices, good service, relaxing atmosphere make it a fine choice for Japanese food. Sushi and maki are much better than most similar restaurants.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kudos to the chef
Sashimi boat: artistically presented, fish served at the right cool temperature,
perfect texture and firmness, generous portion.
Maki: must try the catapillar and the spider roll. Excellent.
Service: attentive, pleasant, efficient. Best around.
Overall: a consistantly great place for dinner.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'be been looking for a good sushi restaurant in the Boston area for five years. Finally!!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, and always the best evening out.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite sushi restaurant.
Their maki rolls are delicious- spicy tuna, ladybug, spicy scallops, shorikumo, spicy seafood so yummy..
Cucumber sake-tini so refreshing.
Deserts could be improved.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance and fresh food!
Great ambiance and fresh food! The only downside was that there were too many interesting options!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for our group
We started as a party of 12, then grew to 13, then 15, but the staff accommodated the change with no problem. Our server was very patient with the large group, several of whom weren't familiar with sushi and Japanese cuisine. The meal was delicious, as usual. They let us bring our own cake for our 8 year old's birthday celebration.
The biggest negative was that large a group in the closed room got extremely loud.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but pricey.
I haven't been to FuGaKyu in a very long time and now I remember why: it is soooo very expensive. The food is good and there are many interesting items on the menu, which make this place fit for foodies. However, to me the best part was friendly service and the fact that they maintain good quality through all these years. So it is not about cost of the portions but about how much you get for your $$$. If you just want good sushi, there are other places that are much better than FuGaKyu. However, overall it is still one of the best places to bring a date (you can also impress by how generous you're) or have a family celebration. In all honesty, there's nothing bad to say about the place: solid 4 stars!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sushi and Fun Ambience
I love sushi, and Fugakyu has some of the best. There menu has a great variety and it is always delicious. They also have a decent drink menu and wine list. The restaurant set up is very interesting, with some private tables that have sliding doors as well as many, many rooms. There are three floors! We were sat on the third floor and it was great. I highly recommend Fugakyu for a nice night out.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sushi; Third Floor Seating
Sushi a la carte this visit was exceptionally good and fresh! Our group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed it. Caution elderly patrons or those who have trouble climbing to decline third floor seating beforehand. It was a trek and had no "Japanese" feel, albeit much quieter.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
i had not been to fugakyu
i had not been to fugakyu in years but it was just as good as I remembered!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi and maki
You really can't do better than Fugakyu for sushi, maki, and Japanese cuisine in general. I keep coming back as their food is really head-and-shoulders above the competition. Fish is exquisite and dishes are meticulously prepared. Baked salmon maki, spicy tuna, crazy maki are particular favorites. We weren't wild about the music being piped into the private booth and the server immediately asked if we wanted it lower or 'off', and then promptly carried out our request. Our daughter has some food allergies and the server was also very helpful in knowing the detailed ingredients and helping to make sure we didn't inadvertently get the wrong thing for her. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always high quality sushi, service
We love the sushi at Fugakyu, coming back time and again. It is the best in our neighborhood, where there are several Japanese restaurants. We rarely have tried other items on the menu, however. Service is excellent. Some parts of the restaurant can be noisy but there are 6-person cubicles with sliding doors where you can have all the privacy you want, and a couple of small rooms on the top floor that are much quieter.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only a few blocks from the Brookline courtyard hotel, FuGaKyu was a great find for us visitors to boston. A bit pricey but portions were generous. Very fresh fish, an enormous selection and friendly service. We will be back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Japanese Restaurant
Fugakyu is a well-known Japanese gem whether for sushi or for cooked food. The menu is more extensive than your typical place and it is all carefully prepared with very fresh ingredients. Three of us had sushi, tempura and a sauteed vegetable and shrimp dish called Fugakyu garden. While we have had lighter tempura, theirs were nonetheless fairly good and the other two dishes were excellent. Our waitress was attentive, helpful, friendly and efficient. We will certainly return.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing! they are so good
Amazing! they are so good and the food is the best!
We love this place. We always try other sushi, but we always come back...
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and decor
Love this place. Food is great and I love the decor. The spicy salmon maki is one of my favorites.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food again!
This is not our first or second time here but it continues to impress.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an interesting experience
This was an interesting experience for me. Very friendly staff. I love how the rooms is separate and gives us a sense of privacy.
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
we never go wrong with FuGaKyu
We have been to FuGaKyu many, many times. It's reasonably priced and the food is always great.
This time we were a group of 6 and they put us in one of those tables that are closed in. It was perfect and the server was great too!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a great experience
I have been to this place before, but this was the first time, we were seated on the top floor. The space was much quieter and more private. And there was a nice view as well. I highly recommend it. Food as always was very nice and service was spotless. This is one of my favorite place when I crave sushi. Quality of food, service, price all balance well.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this restaurant ..never gets old..! we could eat there every day
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great waitress - so much fun! Food was excellent and a great sake list. About as close to Japan as it gets :-)
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Private Dining Spot
Unique booths with sliding doors provide for intimate dining for small groups. The food was unique and delicious. The service was very friendly, but a bit absent-minded. A very fun dining experience!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could be more veggie friendly
Great food, service and sake. There are a few veggie options but wish there were more interesting options in the noodle category. Regardless, I have been there many times and will continue to go again and again.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm always on the hunt for good japanese restaurants around the Boston area and have never been able to find real good ones. Fugakyu definitely lived up to the expectations despite it's price. Going for restaurant week is definitely worth it. It may not look like a lot of food, but that's how japanese food gets you. You eat one sushi here and there, and by the time you know it, you'll be holding your stomach wanting to go to sleep due to the satisfactory food coma.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi in Boston area!
Luscious, fresh and artistically plated sushi and maki, the food at this restaurant never disappoints. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and it was a wonderful sampling and a great value for the money. Our server was cordial and knowledgable. Love sitting in our own little booth with sliding Japanese style doors, but this option is not for the claustrophobic. The only downside was the volume and selection of music played... Country, not out favorite, seemed out of context for this serene haven of exquisite food and Asian decor.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Fine Experience
My family and I lucked out when we dined at FuGaKyu - what we did not know prior to our reservation was that Restaurant Week was going on in Boston and that we would be able to order from the corresponding prix fixe menu. My mother and I ordered lump crab with avocado for our appetizers and were pleased. The entrees were also very tasty - my mom ordered grilled pork collar while I got an omakase-esque sushi platter. Lastly, for dessert we ordered ume (purple yam) ice cream and a green tea creme brulee, both of which were fine as well. The food was absolutely fine and I would recommend it to friends or family.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place.....great
Love this place.....great sushi and I love Fugakyu garden, a stir fry with chicken and mounds of veggies!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
some of the better sushi in
some of the better sushi in the Boston area, very dependable quality and freshness.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved our expierence at fugakyu.
Loved our expierence at fugakyu. The service was great the food was outstanding and our waiter was amazingly patient. Will head back there again!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Huge Restaurant, Very Good Food
I came here with my boyfriend after receiving a $200 gift card. My boyfriend ordered a Sapporo, and I ordered the peach Bellini that had sorbet in it which was a nice treat! We ordered the fried shrimp shumai and the oysters (only has 3 in the order!). We had never had fried shumai (just steamed before), and we LOVED it fried--incredibly delicious. We are both big oyster fans, but didn't like this dish. They were very small (for the price!), and it had a mixture of basil and watermelon in it. I wouldn't order this dish again.
For our sushi we ordered a couple of different ones, all very good. Overall it was a nice experience. The actual restaurant is like 3 levels, and seemed to be never ending as we were led to our table.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Hirame Sashimi
My family went to Fugakyu many times. At this time, I tried very thinly sliced hirame sashimi with special dipping sauce. I forget the name of the menu. It was great!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A faraway fave!
I live over an hour away from FuGakYu and am always happy to make the trip to enjoy their quality service and exceptional food. The atmosphere is peaceful and makes you feel as if you've stepped into Japan with the koi pond, bamboo fences, and floor seating (remove your shoes for this special room!). The sushi is ALWAYS fresh and mouthwatering! They are even happy to create special request rolls for you too! I highly recommend this place - a must try for sushi lovers!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fugakyu has some of the best sushi I've ever eaten and I will definitely be back again soon. We usually go there for girls night out and always have a great time. The service is always great and super helpful with any questions we might have about the menu.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
...and darn good sushi at that. Excellent sake selection, too... Highly recommended!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely perfect for a first date
She loved sushi, and I'd never tried more than a bite. Not knowing where to turn, I asked around and coworkers overwhelmingly referred me to FuGaKyu.
They were ready for us when we got there (thanks, OpenTable), took us to a nice, quiet section with wonderful lighting and a perfect vibe. Having never really had sushi, I just got a variety of rolls, and they were all AMAZING. The server was always readily available, had great recommendations, and made us feel very comfortable. The whole restaurant seemed perfectly decorated for all the different functions it serves. Brilliant ambiance!
She's my girlfriend now, and part of that must be because of an incredible first date experience. Thanks, FuGaKyu; we're definitely coming back soon!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent meal
I have been to this place many times and have never been disappointed. Their food is exceptional and without a doubt this is my favorite Japanese restaurant.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
quality sushi and a great waiter
Extensive menu and knowledgeable, attentive and funny waiter. Evan was fantastic and we had a good night catching up with friends. The food came quickly, was delicious and all our special requests were taken care of (ie: brown rice for half, extra spicy sauce, etc.).
Another nice thing - we were running late and called to let them know. Our table was held for us, which reduced our stress and made the experience even more enjoyable.
A terrific evening!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time at FuGaKyu. We had a great experience! The ambience and service were great. Food was okay. Not impressed at first look. They have a huge menu and you may get lost easily but the waitresses are knowledgeable and helpful. I would definately go back for a second look and try other dishes on the menu.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi, fun environment
With such an extensive list of sushi--from basic to elaborate--it's difficult to choose. The waiter was friendly, and super helpful with recommendations from drinks to apps to rolls, non of which disappointed. Every roll we chose was distinctly delicious and the fish was amongst the freshest we've had. The most basic spicy tuna roll is anything other than basic. Use this as a point of comparison to any other you've tried! Best to go with lots of people so you can try lots of rolls! For an extra treat and cultural experience request seating in a private booth area.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The search is over
We've been looking for a decent sushi restaurant since we moved to MA three years ago, and now the search is over. The food is amazing. We've been twice, we order several special rolls between us and have yet to find one we didn't love. The overall experience was great. Our server Chris was very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive.
The food is a bit pricier than other sushi places we've tried in the greater Boston but it's head and shoulders above the others we've been to.
We were seated at a table right below the air conditioning unit, but there was no problem in moving us to a less chilly table.
I wonder if we'll ever have the courage to risk another disappointing sushi experience now we've uncovered this gem
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought some friends who were visiting from overseas and it was a hit! They talked about it for days, and raved about the food!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I love this place. If you book far enough in advance, ask for a booth and have your own little private hideaway (the doors close so it's just you and whoever you are with - hence why I checked the romantic box). Otherwise, the noise is mostly moderate.
The food is always delicious and some of the dishes I've yet to try that I see being carried by the wait staff look colourful and enticing.
This place needs a booking on a Monday night so is hardly a hidden gem
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's always an awesome experience eating here!!!! This week Hero made a very special dish for us... We call it "The Samoan!"......
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 levels with several tables
3 levels with several tables with privacy screens/doors. Fantastic sushi. Great service. Make reservations.
Located just outside of Boston.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stand by for sushi
We changed our reservation multiple times and the staff was very accommodating. Solid fresh sushi at good prices. Drinks are delicious!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM