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Fukada Restaurant

Japanese, Noodle, Asian
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8683 Irvine Ctr Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
(949) 341-0111
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9:00 pm - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must visit Fukada and worth the wait!

Read others reviews, so went there about half an hour earlier for a Friday lunch. There's a clipboard to write your name and # of ppl for "lining up". The unagi don and katsu don were lovely with brown rice. I preferred the cold soba with sansai topping but if you want something warm, warm soba is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Read others reviews, so went there about half an hour earlier for a Friday lunch. There's a clipboard to write your name and # of ppl for "lining up". The unagi don and katsu don were lovely with brown rice. I preferred the cold soba with sansai topping but if you want something warm, warm soba is fantastic as well.... More 

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Excellent. I had noodles in sauce. We got way too much food and it was all delicious. Nice outdoor seating or eat inside. Extensive menu. Also has a "To Go" option. Very worth the drive for authentic Japanese food.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8683 Irvine Ctr Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: (949) 341-0111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian
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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