>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Fugakyu is one of our favorite Japanese restaurants to visit, especially for lunch. What's great is that they offer the lunch prices on weekends as well (unlike other places, such as Koreana, Takemura, and Daikanyama). The prices for the lunch specials are excellent deals, and Fugakyu serves delicious, fresh, and thick pieces of sushi.
Whenever we go, Bryan likes to order the Sushi Sashimi Combo No Shellfish.
The dish, which costs $14.50, comes with a 6-piece maki (tuna and/or salmon), 7 pieces of sashimi - (yellowtail, tuna, and salmon). Additionally, there are about 4 pieces of nigiri (salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and maybe one other).
I like to order the sashimi no shellfish combo ($10) which comes with the 9 pieces of sashimi (yellowtail, tuna, and salmon).
The Fugakyu bento, for $14.50, is also a good deal. It comes with salad, miso soup, beef teriyaki on a skewer, sushi, sashimi, and probably other stuff that I don't remember.
Sometimes, Bryan orders the chutoro (fatty tuna) nigiri. Although it is terribly expensive (about $7 a piece!) it is very good - quite heavenly, actually.
Favorite maki rolls: caterpillar maki, black widow maki, spider maki, and rainbow maki.
Any negatives? Well, I don't particularly care for the miso soup. It tastes a bit salty to me and lacks deep flavor. Also, the place is expensive at night, similar to many other nice Japanese restaurants.
Over all, a great, solid restaurant with consistently fresh sushi and expertly prepared rolls.
1280 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02446
previously posted on June 10, 2007 - updated July 28, 2009