About Fugakyu Japanese Cuisine Lynnfield
Enter this true House of Exquisite Elegance where fine cuisine isn’t just our business; it’s our passion. FuGaKyu"s extensive menu of traditional and nouveau Japanese cuisine, includes sushi, sashimi, tempura, as well as unique entrees rarely found outside of Japan. Our extensive sake list includes handmade sake imported from Japan. Our Lynnfield location is the largest Japanese restaurant in New England. Its two floors include a sushi bar, a cocktail bar, common dining areas, bamboo-enclosed booths, screened Tatami rooms and several private function rooms.
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
FuGaKyu offers several options for your next event. We have numerous booths with sliding doors for an intimate dinner, traditional tatami room requiring you to sit on the floor, and separate rooms for private or corporate functions. Whether you are a group of 5 or 60.
Fugakyu Japanese Cuisine Lynnfield Ratings and Reviews
Great food, great staff. I have gone to the Brookline restaurant for years and this location is a great addition. The green tea crepe cake is to die for. I had the Chicken Katsu and i highly recommend it. We get the little room with doors and its private and great for 4 to 5 people.
We ordered a vegetable and chicken dish (don't recall name on menu) that tasted good, but was mostly vegetables and not much chicken. Also one of our drinks came filled slightly more than half full. After asking the server, she said that's how it comes. Considering that mixed drinks are averaging $ 10.00 each, I don't think that is right.
The food was just average , which was surprising since we have enjoyed the Brookline location in the past. Not worth the high prices they are paying for what now feels like a chain restaurant and all that that implies. Kudos to our server however who kept the Sapporos coming and was very friendly and engaging - really saved the birthday dinner actually.
I have gone to Fugakyu in Brookline for many years. About 12 years ago I moved to San Diego so the frequency of visits decreased. I always favored Hiro-san who is a genki Hawaiin and master sushi chef. I would always tell him to just make what he wants (a Hiro moriawase); I was never disappointed.
I was on a business trip last week and invited my daughter to join for dinner at the Lynnfield location. I was a bit nervous because Hiro-san didn't work there (he had btw moved back to Hawaii). However, we were sitting at the sushi bar and all of the chef's had been taught by Hiro-san and was their mentor. I must admit they learned well and we had high quality fish.
The only disappointment that I had was that they did not have uni, which is my favorite. Maybe next time.
If you like Japanese food (especially sushi/sashimi) prepared in the traditional way, I highly recommend Fugakyu in Lynnfield.
The service was superb.
The food was only mediocre and the price was high.
There were 2 of us and we had one glass of wine and we split 1 app 1 roll and 1 steamed vegetable plate and our bill before tip was close to $90.00
Very remarkable was that we paid $20.00 for a roll that was not impressive with flavor or presentation unless you think a huge shrimp head is.
The Japanese food, at Mandarin, is superior to here and we are not new to Japanese cuisine.
I was very disappointed with the meal, the waiter way annoying, he came over every 5 minutes to try and take our order when we did not even have a chance to look at it.
The cocktail I got was terrible it tasted like an crystal light drink with no taste of alcohol and not taste of mango.
I got a stomach ache from the food or drink not sure, overall this was nothing like the one in brookline. It has no customers and the atmosphere is cold.
Great for sushi but don't get anything else. I got steak Teriyaki and it was horrible. I should have sent it back but service was so horribly slow I didn't want to waste my time. There was no one in the restaurant on a Saturday night so service shouldn't have been so bad but the waitress was no where to be found and was really really terrible.
The food here was great; I've been to the FuGakyu in Brookline and it was fantastic. There were some things, however, that were a little disappointing.
Let me just first say, the environment was great. We arrived before the rush during the weekend, so the atmosphere was quiet. My friend and I used one of the booths that closes - great touch! The individual who seated us was fine, very friendly. I'm not one to judge, or to hold grudges, though I felt our waiter was having an off day. He did not seem at all excited, gave us our menus and left. We thought little of it. A little while later he returned, took our order with an aloofness and little excitement, and mumbled enough that I couldn't figure out if he was agreeing with me or asking me to specify what I wanted. His overall behavior was odd enough that my friend and I picked up on it and glanced over at each other. Fast forward to the appetizer - it was good, we ordered the vegetable kushi-katsu. I was a bit disappointed it was only fried zucchini, as other places have garnished it with onions or other vegetables. Before we were finished eating, our waiter came back and took the plate away while refilling our water. We didn't notice as it was happening, but it was disappointing as there was little reason to finish eating the appetizer without the sauce!
The entrees were excellent, though we felt the sushi could have had more presentation (for this being a pricier restaurant). The waiter checked on us twice in 15 minutes, so it was a little disruptive, but still a nice dinner. It took a little while for us to get some attention to process our check and to get our check, and the waiter initially forgot my food that I requested to take home (a simple mistake I suppose).
Overall, decent experience, but I do tie enthusiasm of the staff and presentation of the food into the price of an expensive restaurant. I'll probably eat here again, I just hope the servers are as excited to be there as I am. =)
We were there at 5 pm so the service was fine. I emailed ahead since I have a gluten sensitivity and was told I would have options. When I arrived I actually had very few options. I stuck with some basic sushi. My husband ordered a steak medium and it came medium well and wasn't really a good cut of steak - gristle - hard to cut. The prices are high for the value. I'd rather eat at Oyes in Reading or Sakura in Wakefield.
Although we were seated promptly everything else went downhill from there. Upon being seated we placed our drink order. Approximately 45 minutes later our drinks arrived. The server apologized but to wait that long was ridiculous. From there, when entrees were brought out, one in our party had to wait ten minutes before their entree arrived. After entrees were all brought received, we realized that server never brought the soups that came with our meals. Once again the server apologized and brought them out but come on!! Prices are not reflective of either quality of food or service. I did complain to manager when we were leaving and had the feeling I wasn't the only one who had done so. I also ran into a friend who was also having dinner there and they were not pleased wit their experience either. I will not be returning.
Disappointed. Restaurant was empty and quiet. The two drinks we picked from the Special Drink menu were unavailable. The kumomoto oysters on the menu came out as a COMPLETELY different kind of oyster. The service was so unfortunate. Not that it's an excuse but maybe our waitress was newer? We were left to wait a long time to place our food order. Our food arrived pretty quickly but in the middle of eating our meal, we were told it was last call. So we said okay thanks. Then an unexpected last minute diner joined our table after the last call announcement and the restaurant was still able to accommodate his quick order so I was grateful for that. However, we made the mistake of not asking last call for what. We thought it was last call for the bar or last call for sushi. But then after we were done with our meal, we asked what there was for dessert and then we found out, last call meant it was for EVERYTHING. Then we asked what kind of dessert was on the menu and we were told, "I don't know the kitchen is completely locked up and I can't look". As we left, we asked the host at the front desk, what was on their menu for dessert and he let us know the selection and let us know that the kitchen closes 30 minutes before the restaurant closes. Again, maybe the waitress was newer and didn't know how to answer our basic questions but it felt more like she didn't care much to make any effort. Beware that you won't be able to get food 30 minutes before closing. Maybe they should change their operating hours to reflect the kitchen hours. Other places serve food until their closing times so it's a little misleading. The sushi was good quality though and my friend said the ramen was pretty good so it wasn't a total waste of an evening.
My husband and I went on Saturday at 5:15 for his birthday. We have been to the Brookline store many times but have wanted to try this new location. It is in an outlet mall so parking was free and easy to find. They gave us a semiprivate room with sliding doors, so that was nice, probably because we were so early and had made a reservation, but nevertheless it felt more authentic. The French Rose wine that we wanted (there are 2 on the menu) was not available, but we substituted a very good French white. We ordered seaweed salad and it was very good, also an excellent hot appetizer of sea bass with sweet miso sauce. For the entre we ordered an assorted sashimi plate that was plentiful for the price, and the fish, especially the salmon and tuna, were nice big slices and very fresh and good. The green tea ice cream was really good and came with a surprise which we enjoyed. Our server was a young girl, very friendly and knowledgeable. The only thing that surprised us was that they served thin wooden chopsticks that you can get at the cheapest Chinese restaurant. And to make matters worse, after our appetizers, we were not even given a new set. I was not very happy about this, and feel that a restaurant of this caliber and style should be using much better quality chopsticks. They really need to upgrade this aspect of their presentation and service. I would go back again, especially when the weather is warmer so we could walk around the shops after the meal.
From a foodie herself, I highly recommend this place just because the sushi is on point and their booths offer privacy doors (which is awesome, making things a little more romantic!). The prices are somewhat fair and equal to the quality of their sushi, the only thing I recommend to the restaurant is slightly bigger portions. It wasn't a deal breaker for me but something I did notice compared to other restaurants I have been to, quantity should overpower the price just a little! It brings customers back more and more, getting the bang for their buck. I also loved the fried ice cream, it's my dessert go-to! Just a little smaller than what I expected, but not a big issue for me! All in all, this place is great and will be my sushi go-to given its right down the road! Another plus is that it's in the mall, so it's nice to go there for a bite after shopping for a few hours.
My close friend met me here for New Year's Eve the other night, we had reservations for 8:15pm. I made the reservations last minute online at Open Table and we were lucky there were still tables left. Overall we had a nice time, the food was good and the service was decent. We wished we'd booked earlier that day or a previous day as the cool booths with privacy sliding doors were all taken, but we were still pleased with the available table we got. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends & co-workers.
We went here after my husband got off work. He'd been in before for lunch, but I hadn't. Great looking restaurant (lots of outdoor tables in the summer), very friendly service and delicious food. We had the pork gyoza, sashimi appetizer and three rolls (spicy tuna, spicy yellowtail and scorpion).
This definitely was top among sushi restaurants in the greater Boston area for us so far - portion size was very fair and prices very reasonable. We'll be back!
If you want authentic Japanese cuisine at a high level of quality, go to FuGaKyu.
I met a college classmate for lunch. He ordered a bento — a lacquered box with the meal in compartments — and I had the sushi & sashimi plate. I've visited Japan six times, and all the food at FuGaKyu, from the miso soup through the main course to the sectioned orange, looked and tasted as I would have expected in a fine restaurant in Japan. My classmate enjoyed his salmon teriyaki and all the accompaniments as well.
Service was flawless, prompt, and attentive. The decor in the area where we were seated is modern — shiny and angular, the result of being located in a newly constructed building in a new outdoor mall. You wouldn't mistake it for 18th Century Edo, but they've done what they can to make it attractive with Japanese elements. There are other areas where the ambience may match the authenticity of the food. so I'm giving it a "very good."
The location is also convenient — adjacent to Rte. 128 (I-95, for you out-of-staters) in Lynnfield.
So the place to go for Japanese food in eastern Massachusetts is FuGaKyu. I have no doubt the Brookline and Sudbury locations offer equally excellent dining.
Having been to Fugaku in Brookline many times, we were excited to try the Lynnfield restaurant. We were with another couple who don't eat sushi so we were a little worried about that but there were plenty of cooked items to choose from. I saw mixed reviews on line so I was a little nervous but our sushi was delicious, everything we ordered was fresh and looked great. On the other hand, our friends, who ordered entrees from the kitchen, were very disappointed. The steak teriyaki was ordered medium and came out well done the first time, rare the second time and finally cooked properly the third time. Of course we were almost done with all of our other meals when she finally got hers. The other cooked meal was ok but certainly looked like it wasn't worth $30. Prices overall seem a little high.
I've eaten at many local area restaurants, the sushi here was slightly above average, but the appetizers and entrees were average at best for the cost.
2 rolls of Maki, 2 appetizers and an entree, with 1 draft beer came to $70, and the sushi was the best part of the meal.
Our server was great but didn't ask if we wanted actual silverware. (I am proficient with chopsticks but my girlfriend is not).
You could get a better meal at the Mandarin Reading for 1/2 or 2/3 the cost.
Our kids love the "closed" room. We always ask for the booth and have the door closed. My girls (4 and 5 yr old) loves Fugakyu. It was my daughter's first day of kindergarten and we asked her where she wanted to go to celebrate, she asked for Fugakyu. My younger daughter has peanuts allergy and I know everything is safe for her which is so nice.
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