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About Izakaya Fu-Ga

Japanese Fusion Izakaya & Bar.
Modern Izakaya style dining. Serving variety of small plate dishes from steaks, appetizers, salads, seafood and also traditional izakaya dishes. Refreshing house cocktails, great selection of beers, wine and sake. And if that's not enough, we also have full bar.

111 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM



Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 2:00PM - 6:00PM



Dinner: Monday - Friday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM

Saturday: 5:00PM - 12:00AM


Late Night Happy Hour : Friday, Saturday 10:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
E 1st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(213) 625-1722

Website:
http://www.izakayafu-ga.com/

Catering:
Modern Izakaya Fusion style.
Small plates. Steaks, Salads, Appetizers, Traditional Japanese Izakaya Foods,

Parking Details:
Free with Validation

Public Transit:
Union Station

Executive Chef:
Kenjiro Taka

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining room adjacent to the restaurant. Ideal for private parties, meetings. Equipped with sound system and PA system.

Private Party Contact:
Mamoru Tokuda: (213) 625-1722

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour 2pm - 6pm (Mon - Thu)
Ladies Night - All desserts 50% off, Selected Cocktails $2 off on Tuesday Night

Izakaya Fu-Ga Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (268)
Good for Groups (268)
Neighborhood Gem (212)
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Romantic (162)
Special Occasion (159)
Late-night Find (115)
Hot Spot (97)
Vibrant Bar Scene (92)
Great for Lunch (82)
Good for a Date (25)
Kid-friendly (17)
Business Meals (16)
Casual (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Tapas (14)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Outstanding Value (6)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (London)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Outstanding quality, reasonable prices, great service - absolutely wonderful experience!

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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food and service were good, but the elevator was broken and I am disabled!!! It was very difficult to walk from the 3RD floor to the basement. Going up was almost impossible.

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food3
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Probably for Happy hour, regular dinning is below average (pricing & food)

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food2
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Another great night with a friend at Fuga! We ate ad much as we wanted and drank with reasonably priced menus :)

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Really fresh fish, great variety of vegetable dishes, and good sake list. The service was fast and pleasant--wonderful evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

It was lit.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Really nice fish, beef, pork, poultry and vegetable dishes. Everything is served tapas style so you can enjoy many great flavors. The only knock was that our server kept ignoring us even though we wanted to order more dishes. The saving grace is that we were able to flag down other servers to place our orders.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience5
service2
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Enjoyed Saturday night outing with a friend at Fuga. Always great food with nice atmosphere with reasonably priced drinks :)

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Casual
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful, other than the food portions, which were quite small, for the price paid. Expect to pay between $120 to $160, including one cocktail and a median bottle of wine, plus tax and tip, for a "couples date".

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance! Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

This was a new food experience, hadn't tried the Izakaya "tapas" style Japanese cuisine. Everything was very good, and the atmosphere was both modern and very comfortable. Would definitely return when in downtown LA/Little Tokyo.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Lunch was great, salmon was fantastic, loved the spicy tuna roll. Overall experience was great, I'd recommend this to friends, colleagues and co-workers. I expect nothing but the best when I dine and Fu-ga and they never let me down. Thank you for the great wait-staff, they're always super-courteous and efficient.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Its hidden in the basement with no signage to show where it is. But when you go down the stairs its a relief. Good ambience and great food. Must try the dessert.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Visited for the first time and liked it. Food was great although the service was a little spotty and not really helpful for us especially since it was our first time.

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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Food is great. Beer is fresh. Ambiance is nice.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Bachelorette party dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

I always love going to Fu-ga. Great atmosphere with nice food, and servers are all nice and helpful!

Tags: Happy Hour
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 16, 2017

First time I've visited this restaurant in 6 - years that I have a complaint. The spinach/artichoke dip was flavorless and was watery and the fried calamari was old and tough to chew.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

This restaurant has been a very reliable place to eat lunch in the Little Tokyo area.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Wonderful find in Little Tokyo.
Tip: You can park in the building for $6 at dinner time. The restaurant validates your ticket and then the attendant refunds your $6.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Portland)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Wow! Great sashimi salad! This was incredible end to a great day!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Had a get-together with a few friends and initially made a reservation for four. More friends decided to show up and our party grew to seven, and the wait staff were extremely gracious and accommodating with our last minute additions. The food and service were excellent. I highly recommend this place for dinner with friends or for a nice date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Slow service

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food4
ambience4
service2
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 18, 2017

My husband and I went there for the first time on Saturday 2/18. Food, service and ambiance were on point! Can't wait to dine there again!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Fun, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Spicy, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Really fun wth good food and ambiance

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Reservation for a birthday, they do birthday ice cream at the end. We ordered a ton of dishes and all were executed well. However, since we were a party of 8, the plating was a bit of a problem, given our table size. For izakaya portion dishes, the plates were much too large to be practical. We scrambled every time a new dish would come out. However, the dishes came out quickly, service was on top of everything and very helpful. We were able to nab one of the more "private" booth rooms, which was nice, so we could focus on conversation without being surrounded by the rest of the patrons. Had a lovely evening! Thanks.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was good, especially the miso sea bass. Servers were polite but not very warm. Overall good place for Japanese Izakaya cuisine.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Fast,very accommodating service. Excellent wait staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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food3
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2017

A very enjoyable location close and convenient. The food is great.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Excellent experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the small plates format; it allows you to sample many things and still keep the budget in check. The restaurant is underground and has a very "chillax" vibe. I was in a group of 5 and they seated us in a C-shape banquette with closable curtains. The menu standout for me was the 6oz ribeye steak -- it's served on a hot plate with hot stones to keep it warm. Excellent flavor and texture. As an added bonus, they validate two hours of free parking in the accompanying parking garage so it's a great place to start your DTLA adventure.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Great food and service! Always a favorite. The lunch bento is a great deal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2016

If customers are expected to order only from the lunch menu during lunch time, there should be more food choices, instead of just 1 bento box and 1 steak plate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Food came out cold.

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food3
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service3
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Absolutely delightful traditional Japanese restaurant in downtown L.A. perfect miso glazed sea bass. Perfect short grain brown rice. Exceptionally efficient and friendly hostess. Fun place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Took my coworkers and boss' for Boss' Day and we had a great time! Was local/walking distance, great ambiance, food and service. Would recommend for all occasions. Thank you for impressing my coworkers :-)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Food is great ! Nice ambiance and friendly staff! Great happy hour, this venue is becoming one of my go to spots.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The service was VERY slow and the entire wait staff was not very attentive. Everyone was moving like a robot. It took forever for our waitress to take our order.

Overall the food was good. But due to the poor service I'm not sure I will return.

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food3
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service1
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The food is always delicious but the standouts are the spicy cod roe spaghetti, the sashimi salad and the brown rice risotto. I love that they offer yuzu sake.

This is one of my favorite restaurants in L.A. -- I love the small plates, designed for sharing, and the service is always wonderful. In particular, the waitress, K.K. is delightful. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2016

My husband and I have dined at Fu-Ga around 6 or 7 times and the food is consistently good. We had a reservation for 3 people for 8:15 p.m. on a Saturday night (made via Open Table) and ended up waiting at the bar for about 25 minutes before our table was available. The kitchen was backed up so it took a while for the food to come out this time. Also, the waitresses were not as attentive as usual and it took about 20 minutes before my second glass of wine arrived. Normally, service is a lot better. Our friend was new to Fu-Ga that evening and enjoyed the food and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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food5
ambience4
service2
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Pleasant place with friendly waitresses, quick seating, and really fresh fish - the yellowtail was spectacular

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value4

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