FuGaKyu Japanese Cuisine

4.6
1278 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1278 people are saying
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vipJillH
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Covid safe, extremely attentive service, great sushi

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Menu was overly long for the screen on the phone. Ordering was a challenge. Sushi was excellent. Tables were close and loud. Expensive for the experience.

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SandraH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner party of 6! From start to finish our experience was unbelievable. Outstanding, caring and intuitive staff. Meals were superb. The ambiance is amazing! We loved how responsive and friendly everyone was. Each meal was presented beautifully and was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall experienced authentic Japanese ambiance and food. Food was delicious.
The service was slow though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi! Great ambience and service. Highly recommend.

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vipKayO
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the private rooms. Great drink selection. Large portions.

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Feedme2
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great recommendations, everything was fresh and nicely presented.

JH
JacksonH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my partner and their friends here for their birthday, and we had a fantastic time with great food! Fully recommend. The dessert they brought us for the birthday was incredibly plated. Oh! And the sashimi sampler is 100% worth it, if only for the incredible presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu and food is delicious.

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RiddhishC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were elated to find so many vegetarian options which were all delicious. Ambience and coziness made for a great birthday dinner, would definitely love to go back again

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Good
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going here for years and they have the best sushi ever!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice ambiance too. We really enjoyed eating there and will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi place in the Boston area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Farewell and new beginning selebration

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Servers and ambiance were nice enough, but the food was at best, mediocre.

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vipJohnP
New England
68 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, perfect service and really awesome atmosphere. Will highly recommend to friends and family.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best sushi in Boston, in a pleasant, quiet, atmosphere. Check out their website for more info-- We've loved having Fugaku in our neighborhood!

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Juliann
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I brought my daughter to FaGaKyu to celebrate her 19th birthday and we all absolutely enjoyed it. We felt that the atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect for a celebration. I'll be bringing my family back next time we're feeling festive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food! Really enjoyed the ambiance of the little dining room we were placed in. The Crazy Maki roll was delicious. So glad this place is just down the street.

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BryanN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at a Japanese restaurant. Layout is great, with some individual booths with sliding doors to provide intimate setting. Menu is 20 pages long, and probably simple if you know what you want, but was a bit baffling to a first-timer. The staff helped with some pointers, but more 'set menu' suggestions would also be welcome. Food was fine. Service was good, but could have been slightly more attentive to topping up water etc., however that is the problem with being in a private booth, I guess. Prices were quite reasonable. By no means cheap, but go to Market Basket if you want to fill up on sushi for a bargain.

Overall, underwhelming from the outside, but inside quite a nice ambience with special touches and good food. Reasonable price - when is Japanese food ever a bargain?

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BenT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant - highly recommended.
Just wished I lived in the same city as would become my go to Japanese restaurant.

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AlexG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience2

It seemed like a good idea when we booked this place, and even once there, things looked promising.

We ordered two apps and they came in 5 to 10 minutes between one and the other.

First we got the shrimp bacon, this was two pieces of shrimp in a fatty bacon it couldn’t be chewed. I think it was $13 for that.

The second app was the Lobster Tempura, a complete bust, $22 for a 4 piece deep fried roll with not even an oz of lobster.

We left after this.

We understand ambience, cuisine, and the whole experience plays a roll in pricing and we were looking for a high level experience but this place is way overpriced for the overall experience.

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JPLBonna
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday evening with family

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BonnieK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,
Great atmosphere,
Service was spot on!

JG
vipJanetG
New England
106 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We always enjoy our food at FuGaKyu. We have been patronizing this restaurant for many years. I feel they are taking Covid very seriously with temperature checks, wipe down of tables and booths, and all staff being masked. During this visit, service was a little slow; but we totally understand this during this time and the restaurant was a little more busy for a weekday than we expected. The presentation of the food is always beautiful and the menu is quite extensive with many unusual selections. The only disappointment was on our tempura appetizer. The serving size was sparse-but we all enjoyed it. Please give this restaurant a try. You'll want to come back if you do; as we have for over two decades.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Excellent food…terrible service-

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty good!!!!

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vipKatieliz
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very fine sushi and service. Lovely, private dining areas for each party.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s very cool in there. I think with everything going on in the world, restaurants are short staffed, so maybe that’s why everything seemed rushy and our waitress seemed annoyed.

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Jojodancer
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food, great ambience and service. The restaurant is often busy so I would suggest booking in advance.

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rmbrmb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was nice and the way the staff and set up during COVID is handled really well. The food was just okay - the appetizer sushi was good but the entrees we ordered were not that good.

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vipMoneyMakerMacEats
New England
67 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience!

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MattF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed dining at Fugakyu for years and it never disappoints. Pleasant staff with fast service and incredible food! Always a treat!

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vipTomD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have tried tons of Japanese restaurants in the Boston area and Fugakyu is my favorite by far. Fish is always fresh. They have interesting and unusual items on the menu. Service is fast and prices are good

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutley AMAZING experience, it was my friends birthday and they brought out a deciduous fried icecream! Will definitely be back soon!!!! THANK YOU!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere- super friendly/great waiter- warm/kind greeting- great food!! Can’t wait to go back!

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Leanne
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi place in Brookline! The food is incredible and they use such great quality ingredients. Our waitress was so wonderful, I wish I got her name! They gave us a delicious tiramisu since it was my friend's birthdays. The ambience is amazing too. The decorations are so cool inside, the seating is so unique, and the plating of the food is incredible. It really adds to the experience!

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JustineC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great.

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vipAnitaC
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Our server was wonderful - busy night but he kept checking in with us. The food was great.

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LeticiaM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, as usual!

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 4.6 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.