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About FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

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.

1280 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 1:30am

Cross Street:
Harvard and St.Paul

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 738-1268

Website:
http://www.fugakyu.net/

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.

Parking Details:
we offer both street parking and valet parking.

Public Transit:
we are only one block away from Coolidge corner stop of Green line "c".

Executive Chef:
James Lee

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.2

value

3.9

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was bad

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We come to FuGaKyu quite a bit and the last few times the service has been really lacking. We are always pleased with the food however we felt this last time that the food was not as fresh. Also, the video playing on the big screens were absolutely gross to watch while eating dinner. Please change that! Spiders, bulls fighting...not exactly what you want to watch while trying to enjoy a meal. No hot towels were given to us and our sever was not very friendly. Plates were dirty and overall we feel like the quality has gone down quite a bit. We will try it again and hope for a better experience but not impressed with the last few times we have been in.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Too loud but food was good

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As part of the reservation, I requested to be seated in a booth on the first floor (since it was a special occasion). The restaurant completely ignored this and took us all the way up to the third floor to a room that was very hot with outdated decor and horrible piped in music playing with the speaker right above our table. It was disappointing to say the least and put a damper on the entire dinner. Food was good...not great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I'm pretty salty after getting a bad table (tucked away in a corner away from all the fun). I wrote birthday on my request here and I guess it didn't matter. This restaurant's food is ok and not worth the price premium. The restaurant's main selling point is the atmosphere, but we didn't get to enjoy it.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fugakyu is the best sushi spot in Coolidge Corner, reliably very good and relatively quiet.
We have taken many friends from out of town and from other parts of Boston here.
They have loved it. A wonderful neighborhood spot.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was good enough. Kind of expensive. Ordered a sushi boat for two. Wasn't nearly as big as I thought it was going to be. Semi private little rooms are nice and intimate. Service was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is a great restaurant for Japanese food and ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first time here for dinner. There were 6 of us on a triple date and we were seated in a booth that had paper screen doors that closed to give us privacy. It made for a super private evening for our group. Great service and the sushi was delicious. It was easy to get a reservation and even though we were 20 minutes late, they held our table with no problem. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

20 minute wait despite reservation. Exceedingly slow and inattentive service. Ok food.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went on a date their and the scene was perfect. With the assistance of our waitress in training guru WInnie, it was by far one of my most pleasurable experiences dining in all of Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I absolutely love the food and like to sit downstairs. This time we were in the upstairs back room which felt random and we felt forgotten about at times. There was also a large TV on mute showing a strange video about cooking Japanese food, which was distracting and took away from the feel of an upscale restaurant. I have been coming here for 10 years as it's the best sushi, but try to sit in the main part of the restaurant!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This place is a overpriced. Food weren't authentic and fresh. Not worth it.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

still the best sushi in town

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Have eaten at FuGaKyu several times. Always delicious, fresh sushi. Good service. Creative selection of maki. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Love this place. Food is beautiful, fresh, healthy. Service is extraordinary. Ask for a private booth and you'll have a very intimate and quiet place to meet and dine for either business or pleasure.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fugakyu for sushi and biagio in waltham mass for itialian , both my favorites

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a long wait for food. But once it arrived, it was great!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

There were several empty private small rooms when we arrived. We did have a reservation.
When I asked to be seated in one, we were told that they were all booked. For the entire two hours we were there, no one sat in any of them. Instead we were put at a small table right near the entrance, not great. I think it is just easier for them to put you at tables. Hostess had an attitude on top of it. Food wasn't bad, but very expensive for what it was. I will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had an excellent meal here Sunday evening. Jeffrey, who has been working at Fugakyu for ten years, has been promoted to the sushi station once occupied by the famous chef Hiro (who we followed for dozens of years). Jeffrey now has the freedom to be more creative and he surprised us with some amazing rolls (taste and texture, see photos) and two beautifully crafted chiracshi. This was the first time we experienced his creativity. We will definitely ask him to prepare our meals when we go to Fugaku again (which is quite often). Brandon was a very attentive server.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

People are very friendly and waitstaff were attentive without being annoying. Food was excellent. We had sushi, noodles and chicken teriyaki and they were all excellent. The desserts were fantastic. Expensive but worth it.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

One of the great choices of Japanese restaurant with around $30-per-person budget in great Boston Area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

This is was such a fun and wonderful experience. The food was outstanding and the ambience was so nice! We had our own room, which was so nice and private for our anniversary. They gave us a beautiful tiramisu with "Happy Anniversary" written in strawberry sauce. It was delicious and so very nice.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Five doctor working dinner with a lovely enclosed booth that facilitated the meeting greatly. Super discrete waiter who's timing was just right.
Will do again.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great food and service. We had a booth /cabin and that certainly added to the ambiance

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This is an expensive noisy restaurant. You can get same quality of food with half the price across the street

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with an extensive selection for sushi lovers and not only. Rose wine just excellent on a hot summer day. Low points for the noise level - not as much the restaurants fault - there was a table full of teens screaming on top of their lungs - but I guess the restaurant could ask people to tone it down in such cases. Highly recommend otherwise - just take choose the seats wisely :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This place has been a favorite for years. With all the new sushi places popping up in the city, this is still a favorite

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Have been here numerous times without incident. This past time was different. A "mule" mixed drink was watery and if it had vodka, it was very little. A 2nd glass of wine requested during the meal arrived after the meal was finished (20 minutes or so). A salad ordered at the beginning arrived after everyone was finished. If this poor service happens again may discontinue coming... too bad.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Kitschy decor worthy of amusement park stereotypes. Sushi typical of Chinese restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was excellent. So was the service.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Had a ver satisfying dinner with udon, chirashi and several rolls. Special request for chef to make an ika/ikura roll and that was well done. Cathy was an excellent server, as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Eat here all the time. Miso glazed Chilean sea bass was excellent. Chirasi was beautifully put together. Mimi was a gracious hostess and Sally an excellent server.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant in Brookline to any one . Hostess was extremely unfriendly did not even acknowledge our family of four with children, we said thank and she did not look at us . We are seated infront and I requested to be seated in back she said they are all full and I noticed all 80% tables empty . I would grade food as 1star . U want good sushi go somewhere else .

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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The place was empty. My husband and I were seated at the only table outside one of the dining rooms. We asked to be seated somewhere different and the host took us to an empty dining room. We asked if we could be seated in a dining room with people. So he obliged and we sat down. We were dressed nice if not nicer than most of the people there. It was the oddest thing. Our waitress was attentive and the food was good but the whole seating thing left a bad taste in my mouth.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The freshest sushi around. Servers are always knowledgeable and courteous. Gyoza dumplings are always great.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Delicious, creative sushi rolls in a fun environment. Very family friendly and welcoming. Lots of tables are in these closed in rooms with sliding glass doors, offering a more intimate environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The food is really bad. They are not essential at all. The food is also clearly overpriced. And during my dinner, I found a part of a plastic tag in my nigiri combo, which scared me out. This is my first and last time to this restaurant unfortunately.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Good for satisfying cravings
Good service
Good quality

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quick Bite, Spicy
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