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FuRaiBo

$$$
Westside
Japanese, Tapas, Chicken Wings
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2068 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1432
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Food to share, lot of great small plates to share with a pint of beer :-) Their chicken and beef plates taste great especially their sweet and spicy chicken.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
OCDane
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Los Angeles, California
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had dinner there the other evening. I was waiting for my friend, and even though the restaurant was mostly empty, the hostess wouldn't seat me until he got there. I understand big parties, but come on. Pretentious and lame. Also the chairs are the most uncomfortable things I have ever sat on in my life. No bueno. They could use... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Food to share, lot of great small plates to share with a pint of beer :-) Their chicken and beef plates taste great especially their sweet and spicy chicken.

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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

i've been coming to FuRaiBo now for a long time, and even with the steady hipsterizing of this strip of Sawtelle, it remains the nice, dark-wood izakaya place it is supposed to be. menus are in English and Japanese. it's famous for its tebasaki chicken, which are a style of fried chicken with a sweetish spicy-ish glaze...however, i never order... More 

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Culver City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have had several date nights with other couples at this famous Japanese Restaurant. The food is good and service can be slow at times. The wait is so worth it

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The service here was awful here. I expected "basic Japanese restaurant customer service" but it was not acceptable. Staffs were chatting about their love relationships or whatever besides their job and I was waiting so much time to get their attention. Also they gave us different person's credit card back and they never say sorry to us. Well, I never... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I go to this restaurant when I wan t varieties. I guess you could call this a Japanese tapas place. All dishes come in small portion and you get to enjoy them with Japanese bear or sake. The most popular dish is Tebasaki (small chicken wings) I think. My favorite is sweet potato crocket, scallop dish, fish bowl, smoked rice... More 

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Brea, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time here. The plates are nice and small. And that's a good thing! We were able to order a lot of different things and share them among the people around the table. So much fun!

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Northern California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Furaibo is a Japanese restaurant specializing in Yakitori - small skewers of grilled meats. Sort of like Shish Kebab but smaller and just one item type per skewer.. There is no real decor here, it's not fancy at all, rather a bit cramped. The menu lists dozens of dishes with most prices between $2 and $6, so you typically order... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

It's a late night hot spot for younger crowds...the food is ok, but basically, everything is fried...which I like, but cannot eat very often

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Los Angeles
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

In the midst of Sawtelle's hip and sleek new eateries, there remain a few, hidden traditional hideaways. FuRaiBo is one. Don't expect 'locally sourced' or 'artisan' signage. This is fresh, basic, balanced and balancing food. Enoki mushrooms and scallops, yakatori beef, salted pike, eggplant with sweet miso sauce. You leave feeling well cared for ... and with your wallet feeling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2068 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: (310) 444-1432

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Tapas, Chicken Wings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?