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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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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for a Date (13)
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Cozy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (11)
Fun (11)
Casual (10)
Healthy (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

Great place with kids. Always great food.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Another great dinner and experience at Fugakuu. The quality of the sushi is second to none. The sushi rolls are stuffed with contents and no fillers. Other places put fillers into the roll to reduce the amount of sushi. Not at Fugakyu.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Small table for 6 people and overpriced for that amount of people

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Visiting from out of town. Nice overall experience but have experienced much better elsewhere. Waitress was rather unpleasant, food mediocre, costs were high. Nice place though and love the individual rooms.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

You can make reservations.

There are two floors in the restaurant.

If you are a table of 2, you share a small room thing with another table of 2.

They have good sushi.

They have Sapporo.

Service might be slow if very busy.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a beautiful place and the service was impeccable. The food was really good too. The only thing was if you were seated in the upper floors, you had to go up a lot of flights of stairs. But upstairs is a little quieter then downstairs, so it was worth the climb.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Quality and selection not as good as Oishii for same dish, and even more expensive. One of us in the party had stomach problems later in the evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing quality fish and very nice service. A wonderful dinner!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service! Great food! Great drinks!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent, per usual, and our server was amazing! We had a party of 7 that turned into 9 in one of the private rooms and she was completely accommodating! Never missed a beat. Thank you so much!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Fugakyu, along with Symphony Sushi, is one of my favorite sushi places. Great food, fresh and nicely prepared. Consistently good--I think I have been there 25 times and it has always been terrific.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a very nice meal, and the third floor dining area was comfortable with a low noise level. Our server was attentive and friendly. We all were impressed by the quality of the food. Overall it was a very enjoyable outing, except for the price, which was a bit of a shock. I should have done the math as we ordered, but since only one of the four of us had wine, I didn't. To be fair, we had dessert, so that added to it, and it wasn't crazy expensive, just more than I had expected. Next time we'll skip dessert.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Terrible service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

an old standby sushi restaurant. always good, never the greatest. very large restaurant with 3 floors. Had the sashimi combo and was really only so so. the seaweed spicy salad, too much mayo, not enough of the fish it said was in it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always it's been a great experience concerning food drinks and service. I was positively surprised that my request to get on of the more private tables with room was fulfilled

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this restaurant! The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. Our server, Winnie, was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The sushi was unbelievable! Definitely going back!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We took our two children, aged 9 and 11, to Fugakyu following an afternoon at the theater/ballet. We had come as a family once before, and we all loved it. This time was no surprise: the food was excellent and the ambiance great (we requested and obtained a private booth). Quality was superb, and quantity was more than adequate. It was 20 degrees outside, so we enjoyed the warm ambiance, and the hot food when presented. A great meal all around. We are now inviting our friends to come to Fugakyu with us, to reserve one of the upstairs tables for groups: what a blast!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food. Great service. All at a reasonable price. I've been to many sushi restaurants and this is one of the best.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent sushi but extremely expensive

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

absolutely terrible service - i had made a reservation at least a week in advance and even showed up early for a table for two. the manager/owner (whoever he is) didn't even apologize for the delay - we ended up waiting about half an hour while other "walk-ins" with larger parties got seated before us. I understand that those tables will get you more profit simply due to the number of people, but make sure you honor reservations if you offer reservations in the first place. very disappointed and we will not be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have liked Fugakyu for years. I always order the unami, but the Sudbury restaurant does a better job. It is fatty--or something that makes it less appealing than the same dish in Sudbury. Other than that, it is an enjoyable experience: quiet, calm, pleasant surroundings, good service.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This restaurant was generally hailed as the best Japanese restaurant in Boston, and a must have experience, however we were less than impressed by the price of the meal and the overall quality. We tried some of the cocktails listed on the menu, but they were less than impressive. I don't think we'll be visiting again. We went to Osaka Steakhouse in Brookline and had a much better time, for significantly less than we paid here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I’ve been here many times and have never had an issue. This place is amazing. I love it and will definitely be back

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were totally impressed. The sushi and veggie dishes were amazing. All was fresh and simply prepared. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Casual, easy place.....delicious food and great service. Nice and quiet for conversation.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was delicious!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Terrible overpriced food

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

We made our meal sushi and maki. The sushi was fresh and succulent. The maki were expertly made. Fugakyu is a superb Coolidge Corner destination for anyone who enjoys Japanese food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was a wonderful time with the family. Food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Been coming here for years. Food is excellent but the service is terrible.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was bad

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 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 4, 2017

Too loud but food was good

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 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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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is a great restaurant for Japanese food and ambiance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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