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Fukada Restaurant

Noodle, Asian, Japanese
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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food at a reasonable price

My daughter took me here first and now it is one of our favorites when she is home, the food is good and fresh and the price is reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Maureen N
San Juan Capistrano, California
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My daughter took me here first and now it is one of our favorites when she is home, the food is good and fresh and the price is reasonable.

Thank Maureen N
Burbank, California
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673 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Came here for lunch. Before noon.... already packed and more than 6 parties in front of us. I guess the food must be good!! Sorry, they don't take reservation! The Service: The busboy cleaned up the table FAST! So that they can seat the next customers. The server constantly checking the waitlist and apologized for the long wait. It made... More 

Thank ilovefoodcoma
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I have now come to this restaurant twice with my partner and both times, we came out so full that we could barely move. We came for lunch and ordered the hot sansai udon combo with either a spicy tuna don or the katsu don. The udon taste amazing and with the extra combo, it was even better (and all... More 

Thank kxliu19
Park City, Utah
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174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Can't beat the 9.95 or 10.95 combo lunch specials! Had the hot udon with mountain veggies and the Ten Don with brown rice for a whopping 9.95. Food came out fast, it was filling and it was fabulous! The 10.95 combo comes with a seafood salad with salmon and ahi! Get there early for lunch and make sure you write... More 

3 Thank MsTravelHag
Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank lugubres
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank k0live
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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425 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 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 

1 Thank Jim L
Irvine, California
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

1 Thank DaQi
Irvine, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Dave T
Corona del Mar, CA
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408 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 627 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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Restaurant Details

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: Noodle, Asian, Japanese


Open Hours
9:00 pm - 11:30 am
9:00 pm - 11:30 am
9:00 pm - 11:30 am
9:00 pm - 11:30 am
9:00 pm - 11:30 am

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