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Fukada Restaurant

8683 Irvine Ctr Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
(949) 341-0111
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Ranked #41 of 534 Restaurants in Irvine
Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
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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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339 reviews 339 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
475 helpful votes 475 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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55 reviews 55 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Aliso Viejo, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant is usually very busy but if you go a little earlier for lunch or dinner you should be able to get in without much of a wait. They use organic ingredients, offer brown rice and iced green tea. You can't go wrong with the combinations that they offer. I usually get the seafood salad with the spicy tuna... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

One of my favourite places for quick udon soup. Not the full menu Japanese restaurants but does well with what is in the menu. The udon soups are always good. Their sushi rolls aren't great but not bad either. Excellent fried oysters but their tempura was disappointing (very soggy but only tried once). Too bad this place is always packed,... More

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