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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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249 reviews 249 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Three of my coworkers took me to lunch here recently, having been raving about Fukada as the best place in Irvine to get an excellent lunch for a great price . . . fast. One hitch: reservations are not accepted so you have to get there enough before opening, or the wait might be frustrating. The restaurant opens at 11h30,... More 

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Irvine, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went here for lunch on recommendation from some friends. Get there early as there was a line already formed when we arrived at 11:30 for opening. Service was prompt and food was delivered quickly. This is the first Japanese restaurant that actually reminded me of the small mom and pop places in Japan. The food is simply excellent! Nothing fancy... More 

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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by some of our Japanese friends for the excellent udon and soba. The food certainly did not disappoint, but the waiting list if you have a party larger than 4 people can be quite daunting. I would recommend the lunch combinations...very reasonable for the amount and quality of food. Our preference for the udon is to... More 

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Corona del Mar, CA
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344 reviews 344 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Fukada is a terrific little spot in Irvine for soba and udon. The noodles are home made by the owner and the care and craft that goes into them. Do get here early (if for lunch). We arrived at 11:20AM and were still well down the sigh-in list, but we got in for the first seating anyway. You have your... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you're in the mood for clean, tasty noodles...this is it :) I've had some great meals here with family and will always go back for more! It's healthy and delicious.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Always packed during lunch time and has to line up for seats at front door beofre it opens at 11:30! Raw minced tuna rice was a heavenly! Udon has great tecture Brown rice with grilled eel is another must order item! No sushi though but their seared tuna salad is absolutely freah and tuna grilled slightly to perfection!

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Foster City, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went there for dinner and ordered the sashimi salad, their noodle soup plus the spicy tuna don. Everything was so delicious especially the spicy tuna don - it was one of the best I ever had while the other best was in a restaurant in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The servie was very good just like what you would normally expect... More 

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Irvine, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This place sometimes has a wait, but we usually get there early enough to avoid the line. To put your name on the list, there is a piece of paper near the front door. No need to give your name to a hostess. The udon is pretty darn good and that is usually what I order. The noodles, the broth,... More 

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Mayfield Heights, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

After eating at Fukada once on a business trip it went into my "got to try it again" list. Missed it on my next trip as they are only opened on selected dining segment hours and not continuously. Hit it again this trip and the experience was great again. The restaurant is small and it does get a lot of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I agree with others that this restaurant really does an outstanding job at making wonderfully tasting food and treating the customer well. The food reminds me of what yummy homemade Japanese food tastes like, not stuff ready to eat from a box or bag. There can be a long waiting list so be warned, but despite the crowd, the chefs... More 

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Additional Information about Fukada Restaurant

Address: 8683 Irvine Ctr Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
Phone Number: (949) 341-0111
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Tuesday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Thursday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Friday 9:00 pm - 11:30 am

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