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1280 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-3718
+1 617-734-1268
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1280 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-3718
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard good things but wasn't impressed. We may have ordered the wrong things, it the high price was not matched by the corresponding high quality. I think the atmosphere could be much improved, because the space is so cool. Overall, not a great experience.

Thank DTayl0r_86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fresh, nicely presented authentic Japanese food. Expensive but nice for a special occasion dinner. The place is very big but reservation would be smart.

Thank Karsar22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious sushi albeit at Boston's elevated prices. Tempura dishes stood out from others being perfectly and lightly fried. Ambience is nice although just a bit 'corny' - certainly doesn't detract from the meal! Will definitely visit again.

Thank cp5150
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Beautiful place with authentic and very fresh sushi and carefully prepared dishes. Pricey, but very good.

Thank Wackenhammer
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've been pleased with Fugakyu the few times I've eaten there. Twice for lunch and once for dinner. The fish was fresh although I only patronize restaurants that serve fish Mondays through Thursdays unless they also buy fresh fish on Fridays and/or Saturdays. The yellowtail...More

Thank traveljoynyc
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is organized into private booths each with a thin door. Sushi was very fresh and beautifully presented. Attentive waitstaff and Sapporo beer on tap. Excellent all around.

Thank JohnLanghus
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The waiters are not very good, but the food is fresh. For lunch the bento box is a good deal. The fish is fresh, but they are not very innovative. Been around a long time, and nothing changes, but it's convenient

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Best sushi ever I had in the USA! This is the second time and I can confirm that is the best place in that area.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I really love fugakyu for the makimono lunch special. The food is delicious. However, for dinner it's really expensive. They do have a great atmosphere with a mix of private seating areas where the doors shut, and open tables.

Thank christinawiggles2016
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Many of the dishes on the menu are never heard off in Japan. This place is not a pure Japanese restaurant. One time when I went there they did not have a Japanese sushi chef (in Japanese ITA-SAN) and scallop wrapped in bacon is laughable!

Thank eytanbrch
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Hi, I would like to order food for a function on friday, April 22, 2016. There will be 20 people. I would like It delivered at 6:30 pm. The address is: 1073 Beacon St Apt. 2, Brookline, Ma. I would like a combination of food including some vegetarian. Please let me know if this is something you can accommodate. Thank you, Lori
18 April 2016|
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Response from Joyce C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't particularly look at vegetarian dishes. I can't imagine a restaurant denying that kind of business, but it may depend if some of the dishes are made with chicken stock etc.. You would have to call and ask... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-3718
    (Harvard and St.Paul)
  • Public Transportation: we are only one block away from Coolidge corner stop of Green line "c".
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-734-1268
  • E-mail
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.