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FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine, Brookline, MA

FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

4.5
4.5
1381 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 738-1268

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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. Please call 617-734-1268

  • Private party contact

    Oriana Leong: (617) 734-1268

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Cross street

    Harvard and St.Paul

  • Parking details

    Street parking with the meter running till 8pm.

  • Public transit

    We are only one block away from Coolidge corner stop of Green line "c".

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Private Room w/ $25 Deposit

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Book a private room walled off from the main dining room for your meal service. The $25 deposit will be applied to your bill. Note that we have a $75 per person minimum spend for our private rooms.

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What 1,381 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Japanese

  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even better than out last time
  2. g

    gichanism

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I could tell that the quality of food is decent - such as the seafoods etc... But in terms of taste - it can be bland, lacking depth, and just missing a lot of flavors for what its worth.
  3. A

    Awag

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated my daughter’s peanut and nut allergy.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I am a vegetarian and the sushi I ordered was the Garden Maki - The chef had not cleaned the knife and it smelled of fish. Our waitress was very nice and tried to make sure everything was vegetarian
  5. DT

    DisappointedTeryakiChix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Sushi was not as good as last time and chicken teryaki was disappointing (chicken breast with teryaki sauce on top). Main service was slow.
  6. JF

    JurgenF

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The various maki, sashimi, and side orders were quite delicious and very fresh. The service was a bit slow, but they mentioned they were a bit understaffed that evening, so not really a big deal. The noise level was definitely higher than anticipated but not to a point where it was annoying. Definitely will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We arrived Friday evening at 7 pm the host took us to our table then came back and moved us to another table. He said it was his mistake. Not a great way to start the evening. Waitress was nice but apologized for drinks taking so long she said it was busy. Was a little loud in our area. Food was pretty good but overall experience for us was C+ B-. I don’t usually write reviews but below average evening.
  8. S

    Stuart

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect birthday dinner. Delicious food and excellent, considerate service.
  9. BT

    BostonTessa

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the atmosphere and our congenial waiter. The food was fresh and tasty, but a bit overpriced.
  10. CS

    ChrisS

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food is really good and the place is nice but the service is sub par. In fact our waitress was not only very rude but also tried to rip us off by inducing us into ordering the most expensive item on the menu (800 dollars!)
  11. L

    Lily

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, love the private booths, service was very friendly but also very slow. Prices are higher than most sushi places
  12. A

    Annie

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FuGaKyu never disappoints! The food was great and the staff was wonde!
  13. AZ

    AZ2AK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice decor, very nice waitress, quality food with nice presentation
  14. MC

    MrsChilito

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We usually go to the Capital Grill for our anniversary, this year we went to fugakyu. We mentioned it on the reservation. It was our 20th anniversary. At the capital grille, they decorate the table, there’s a special desert and even a picture. It’s a special affair. Unfortunately, there was no fanfare at fugakyu, no mention at all. It was disappointing in that it felt like any other dinner out.
  15. F

    Foodie

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was very pleasant and helpful . She did more than just serve us!!
  16. P

    Pamela

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was ok and very expensive. My partner wanted to go for the ambiance, but it's way too expensive for a family meal.
  17. JP

    JenP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi was delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was very kind and attentive. Overall a lovely experience. I would go back and will recommend to friends and family.
  18. CV

    CarmenV

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This was our first time visiting this place. The reason I booked it was it's unique Japanese style. The hostess when we walked in had this "what do you want" look on her face. When I told her we had reservations her attitude changed. Guess walk-ins might not be welcomed. She walked us to our table/booth and we were very excited again for the unique style and truly thought this would be a unique and amazing experience....but unfortunately it wasn't. Our waiter was very nice, attentive, and pleasant. The food (aside from the sushi) had no flavor. The appetizers and Teriyaki meals were poorly seasoned and didn't have a very appetizing look. We ate them cause we were had already ordered them, we're going to get charged and we're hungry. The service & sushi were excellent. But based on the hostess and the rest of the food ($130's worth) were very disappointing. Overall, we tried it but unfortunately don't think we'll be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    They were their usual obstructive management as regards table selection. And never gracious. Try visiting Japan for some lessons in etiquette
  20. RZ

    RamiZ

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food selection. Good service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Good food and service
  22. JB

    JosefinaB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was on of the best dining experiences in recent past.
  23. K

    Kass

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    We always loved going to Fugakyu on the weekends and getting their lunch specials, including the deluxe Fugakyu lunch bento. They were pricey for bentos but we enjoyed the experience and splurge. However, on this trip, we discovered that the lunch bentos were no longer available so we ended up getting 2 rolls, appetizer, and a dinner entree (as there are no lunch entrees). Total cost about $90 and they charged $3 more for the chicken karaage than the price listed on the menu. We didn’t bother to argue as it will be our last meal there for a while. Lunch specials are only available on weekdays now and we’re working then. It’s the rare weekend that we feel like spending that much on lunch.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service , very good food, if in the area will definitely go again
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just not the same that it used to be. Got seated in a tight corner for a bday celebration. Disappointing service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We were very disappointed to find out that they got rid of the kids’ menu and their Japanese soda. So they’re basically forcing you to order a regular entree for the kids who can only finish half of it if you’re lucky.
  27. ES

    EileenS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service food and ambiance. Helpful with dinner choices and food descriptions
  28. U

    Ulyu

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible. I didn’t like being seated in a corner in the back, but other than that; service was great. Definitely a bit pricey; but it was worth it.
  29. T

    Todd

    New England

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Good service They need an updated menu
  30. R

    Roxy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    There was a robot roving around which was different. We were seated quickly. The food was tasty.
  31. M

    Mickey

    New England

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    It depends which table you get - some areas are more served like a fast food place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server
  33. IJ

    IJB1

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not as good as before.. we ordered a combination sushi for 4. The boat came very large and I found out that it is the largest and quite frankly not the freshest.. The value is certainly is not worth it (dinner for 6, 2 of which are vegan), cost $ 550). Not going back
  34. BM

    BruceM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time, we went for lunch and were extremely impressed. We will definitely go back as often as we are in the area. Short hop from hospital area and in very groovy Coolidge Corner.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around!
  36. E

    Eater21

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    FuGaKyu is a restaurant that lives up to its name -- an exquisite, elegant dining experience a la Japanese. The delightful private dining booths have rice-paper-covered wooden sliding doors. The menu goes beyond basic fares of California sushi rolls, sashimi, miso noodle bowls, or vegetable tempura. FuGaKyu offers delicious, nearly authentic Japanese cuisine, similar to the dinners my Japanese friends would invite me over to enjoy in their homes. The drinks were also on point. Since it is a Japanese restaurant, after all, I went for the Sake. Here is what I ate, which I highly recommend. Tender, Juicy Gyoza. -- YUM Soft Shell Crab tempura -- DOUBLE YUM (I should have ordered one more to go) Spicy Tuna Sashimi with Roe -- YUMMY A Trio of Sakes: Mango, Fruity, and Clear. -- TRIPLE YUM My waitress did okay with the menu suggestions. If I lived closed by, I would be eating at FuGaKyu often -- about 3x/week! I enthusiastically recommend FuGaKyu!
  37. V

    Veruca81

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fugakyu is consistently excellent and last night's dinner was no exception. The service was good and staff was friendly.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife, father in a law and myself had a great experience. 30 years of food and restaurant experience between my wife and I, this place is our favorite Japanese food destination.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Fresh scallops and delicious noodles!!!!!!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wine should be served at the table and at a specific temperature. Wine glasses are cheap. Food is overpriced. Decoration is ok but materials are cheap. For what I paid i would expect a more premium experience overall. Menu is painful to read. There are better restaurants for a fraction of the price.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 738-1268.

FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 1381 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

1280 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harvard and St.Paul

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking with the meter running till 8pm.

  • Public transit

    We are only one block away from Coolidge corner stop of Green line "c".

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 738-1268

  • 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. Please call 617-734-1268

  • Private party contact

    Oriana Leong: (617) 734-1268

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