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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.
Brookline, MA 02446
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 1:30am
Harvard and St.Paul
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
we offer both street parking and valet parking.
we are only one block away from Coolidge corner stop of Green line "c".
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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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