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8683 Irvine Ctr Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
(949) 341-0111
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Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 11:30 am

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My Japanese friend says YES - I do too!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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307 reviews 307 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 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 

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Corona del Mar, CA
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347 reviews 347 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
549 helpful votes 549 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?