FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

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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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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to Fugakyu dozens of times -- for birthday parties, romantic dinners, gatherings of friends, work-related lunches, recruitment dinners. The food is always fresh and delicious. The servers are always friendly and efficient. The prices are reasonable. Great restaurant!

BP
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and a beautifully decorated restaurant.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy rico, el lugar padre, no barato pero vale la pena

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Open table information for restaurant says there is VALET PARKING…THERE IS NEVER VALET PARKING. Information on site is UNTRUTHFUL.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Mentioned that it’s my friend’s birthday dinner. Nothing was done on their part. Extremely slow service although it wasn’t full

MM
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Dinner was delicious but the menu is so large and full of choices that it actually became overwhelming. Our server was great and steered us through. My only feedback is that the prices were high comparably speaking.

C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Boston. It’s a true authentic Japanese cuisine.

M
New England
55 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated some accomplishment. We requested the seats in front of Masaki san at the sushi bar, as always. He is a creative and truly authentic Japanese sushi chef trained in Japan. Thank you for another wonderful evening!

N
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service, good food, and nice interior, perfect for dinner when one wants to have a conversation

RJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice experience. Has to be some of the best Sushi in the Boston Area. The staff was incredible and fun. Will be coming back

SL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent as usual, service was a bit slow at times, overall had a great time and would return again and recommend Fugakyu restaurant to my friends and family.

IL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a great time and delicious food

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food and presentation has diminished. My family and I were disappointed.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

Too expensive for what it is. Good service

KV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I used to love the service and food here. So I decided to have my birthday there this year. I was sorely disappointed that the host didn’t seat my entire party in the same table. Understandably, it was a large group and some fair warning of the logistics would have influenced my choice in a restaurant. On top of that, our service for the day was slow but our servers were super friendly!
We were ready to order many drinks while we were there but the speed of our service and reliability (some drink orders were completely forgotten) affected our experience.

JJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all around from the setting to the waitstaff and food. Could not have been happier

GP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very accommodating to our table of eight people. Very generous portions. Very clean restrooms. We plan to visit again at some point in the future!

I
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Three friends shared a Rainbow maki as a starter, which was excellent.The main course choices were varied and two found them excellent. My dish was pork teriyaki and the pork was in large pieces not suitable for chopsticks and I was disappointed. The taste was fine.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both amazing. Their expansive menu means everyone in your party can find something they'll like.

JP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall experience, wonderful ambiance, excellent service, delicious food.

b
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The sushi is very fresh. Prices have really gone up ... and maybe that’s due to the renovations done recently.

c
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for date night, food was really good, and environment was really nice, it almost felt as though we were there alone!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time and great sushi!

HK
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love FuGaKyu and bring all our friends and relatives to dinner with us. It is always fabulous, but this time the food was not as good as usual. The edamame has no flavor, which was also true of the regular tuna sashimi. Not a big problem, but not as good as usual.

Z
New England
53 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

FuGaKyo remains an exceptional sushi and Japanese restaurant that has had decades of consistency. We were a mixed group of 7 with a few vegetarians and several who were a bit spooked by sushi (and others who were all in). Not the easiest to guide us through that. The soup that came with the Sushi platters was spectacular, a rich chicken/mushroom broth that came in a teapot. My table mates had to clean out the teapot!. They divided the sushi nicely onto 3 plates, a good mix, a bit confusing which gyoza were veggie and not--- Don't think we ever got tea. Overall the gang had a great time, but more hiccups than usual.

CC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We showed up earlier than our reservation on a Thursday night, were seated and served immediately.

M
New England
55 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I again enjoyed Masaki san’s omakase. He is a very skilled Japanese chef and serves truly authentic sashimi and sushi. Masaki san is a gem!

SA
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were very disappointed by the food, given the very high reference we had received from a good friend. While the avocado and grilled roll was tasteful; the ramen noodle in spicy soup broth left much to be desired. The broth was neither warm nor spicey, and the tempura vegetable average. The best thing I can say about the visit, the calm atmosphere with the many indoor fountains. Our waitress was attentive.

WW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

the sushi was fresh and delicious, in a beautiful presentation (Chirashi) and the other folks had mostly cooked food (katsu pork, noodle dishes) and all were tasty and well apportioned. An excellent Japanese restaurant, very much similar to places I have visited in Japan. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner

E
New England
47 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful, authentic Japanese setting that allowed for an unhurried and quiet dinner. Vegetarian options were especially delicious.

DJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi!!! Top quality. Great variety including uncommon options. Best sushi in Boston!

g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for the food, but the service was the worst I've had in years. I was so excited to visit my favorite Japanese restaurant in Boston but our waitress was totally absent, flustered, and quite obviously forgotten about us. She ruined the entire experience for us.

A
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding except the shrimp tempura appetizer was not hot, barely room temperature
I loved all the food! And the old fashioned cocktails I ordered were perfect!

DR
New England
49 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is open until 1:30 am every day of the week. Good place to go for a late dinner, especially after a movie.
During the week, Mon to Fri, they have an excellent lunch menu. The best deal is the sushi and sashimi combo.

SQ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I guess there was a reason that I've never been to FuGaKyu. It was terrible! We have the delicious JP Seafood in Jamaica Plain for sushi and hold everyone else to that standard. FuGaKyu didn't even hit the bottom level. Everything was gummy. I won't be returning ever!

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very Very underwhelming food and pretty lackluster service.

c
New England
31 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place the food amazing, service great. I ti always a good choice. It is not cheap but the quality is great

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there! Amazing sushi! Will be making this a regular spot!

b
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I couldn’t give a five because the management needs to delegate more responsibility to others. The sushi took an hour to be served from the time we ordered.

The nice poor waiter did everything. Too many hosts standing in front doing nothing! Have them fill the water glasses instead of standing in the front not doing much...

Sushi is very fresh. If you go for dinner realize it could take over 90 minutes. Lunch service seems better.

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