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FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine, Brookline, MA

FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

4.5
4.5
1369 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

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 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.

  • Private party contact

    Desmond Cheng: (888) 213-1277

  • 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

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What 1,369 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. P

    Pamela

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. JP

    JenP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  3. CV

    CarmenV

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    RamiZ

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food selection. Good service
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. T

    Todd

    New England

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Good service They need an updated menu
  14. 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.
  15. M

    Mickey

    New England

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all around!
  20. 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!
  21. V

    Veruca81

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 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.
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Fresh scallops and delicious noodles!!!!!!!!
  24. 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.
  25. e

    eddr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very good menu with traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Prepared very well and promptly. The service is very good, even excellent considering the scarcity of workers right now. Always consistent, would definitely recommend.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a private booth which was so nice. Service was outstanding!
  27. V

    Vsevi

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family loves celebrating birthdays at Fugakyu! Always delicious new sushi to discover, so fresh and creative! A bit pricey, but worth it!
  28. j

    jeanr

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Disappointment. Food was good (not great) and very, very expensive. Service was also not good, but realize staffing is tough right now. They ended up over-charging us for 3 items. The FuGaKyu boat is $85 on the menu, but $107 when the bill came. Same over charges for our two appetizers relative to the menu. "An error in the computer system", I wonder how many people pay without realizing the restaurant was doing this to them. And regarding the FuGaKyu boat I was shocked at how little sushi was on it for $85 (let alone $107). One thing that annoyed me is that the hostess was constantly badging the over-worked staff to quickly bus tables, while she herself did nothing to help the situation. It would be nice if showed some leadership and actually helped their staff, that attitude would also likely help them retain staff. We will never go back.
  29. RK

    RicardoK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Prices were quite high relative to the quality of the food. Menu was confusing to the point of it being frustrating… I’d suggest simplifying the menu (reducing it by half) and being more clear on certain sets (such as how many pieces the lunch specials come with).
  30. JV

    JohnV

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    The wait staff was really overwhlemed, so everything was slow. We didn't see the managers picking up the slack. We waited a long time to get even water served. Overally we spent over 2.5 hours at our table, but most of the time we were waiting for our food. And management didn't seem to care that we were not being served. They even got a couple orders wrong. I don't blame the waitstaff for my dis-satisfaction as much as I do the managers. Outside of this, the food they brought us was very good.
  31. AH

    AdeleH

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great mother's day brunch! The restaurant has great ambiance and lovely options for seating our server was kind but did kind of forget about us.
  32. SB

    ShadyB

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fugaku fried rice with seafood was delicious!! Of course the sushi was out of this world!
  33. s

    susiek

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!! Seems like a big place with lots of dining areas in 2 floors. Big menu, friendly service, delicious food and drink
  34. JZ

    JeffZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good though the tuna was chewy. Our waiter was very friendly but the service was slow. We were going to order more food but it took too long for the waiter to get back to us and we decided just to get the check and leave.
  35. TH

    ThomasH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner with friends. Broad menu, great options. I'm particularly a fan of the shrimp tempura soba curry. Facility is great. Its a predictable treat to go to FuGaKyo. Special occasions and no occasions at all.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overpriced sushi. Pay twice as much as most other places for the same stuff!
  37. s

    sasa

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Seems to be going downhill
  38. C

    Cohnas

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Service was slow.food was overly salty. One of he sushi items never were served. Overall we were disappointed by our experience and will not be returning
  39. SL

    SophiaLoren2485

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good,but wish we were sat closer to the decorated scenery. We were sat in that quite room on the 3rd level.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a solid staple for good food in Brookline.

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 1369 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 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.

  • Private party contact

    Desmond Cheng: (888) 213-1277

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