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Fukada Restaurant

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8683 Irvine Ctr Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
(949) 341-0111
Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
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Barrie, Ontario
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255 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early or late for lunch as there will be a line. Not the same fare as what can enjoy in Japan, but for SoCal the ramen is pretty good. Tried the cold soba, and sure the noodles were not freshly made, but the dish was decent. Followed with Unagi Don, and the eel was properly prepared and quite good.

Thank Don R
Los Angeles, California
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226 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is a Japanese restaurant that isn't really the place to go for sushi but for soup or other Japanese dishes. They don't take reservations so if you go between noon and 1pm, be prepared to wait about 10 minutes or longer. The food is tasty and they have a great variety of Japanese dishes.

Thank StationToStation
Orange County, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

This is a popular Japanese restaurant in Irvine, that tends to have a longish wait in the evenings. This is not really a place for sushi, but rather, for tuna-don, terriyaki chicken and similar foods. Definitely worth checking out, but the wait really makes it a bit annoying. Still, if you haven't been, you should.

Thank Matt F
San Juan Capistrano, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 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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767 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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 

1 Thank travelercass
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

1 Thank kxliu19
Park City, Utah
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172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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 

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Montreal, Canada
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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452 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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