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Fukada Restaurant

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8683 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
+1 949-341-0111
Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 11:30 am
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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I travel frequently to Irvine for business and was surprised I had not discovered this wonderful restaurant. Their focus is not on sushi but on other Japanese dishes such as don, katsu, noodle soups, tempura and a variety of appetizers including squid, eggplant. The only two sashimi fishes I noticed on the menu were albacore and salmon. We ordered the... More 

Thank rafa d
Mission Viejo, CA
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The quality of the offerings at Fukuda are unequaled. They do not take reservations and they are extremely popular. The best days are Tuesday through Thursday. They are closed on Mondays and Fri-Sunday seem to be their busiest times.

Thank Grandpagolf1
San Francisco
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went on Friday for dinner. Very busy. Mostly locals. Waited 35 minutes. Go early and, if necessary, sign in. Had Unagi Don (broiled eels over rice), Tempura noodle (udon) and Tonkatsu. Unagi is 5 stars, tempura is 4 stars, Tonkatsu is 2 stars. Unagi was best in recent memory. Tempura was very good though bit thin on batter. Tonkatsu was... More 

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bellflower, ca
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a very popular place with not too many tables and no reservations taken. They also won't seat you unless entire party present but if you enjoy Japanese food from standard classics to organic salads, you'll find something. The udon was made from scratch and so silky and delicious and I haven't found many places that make curry udon... More 

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Barrie, Ontario
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289 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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312 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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794 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618-4219
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-341-0111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?