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“Love Japanese, but this is just so-so”
Review of Fufu

Fufu
Ranked #39 of 2,391 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Toronto, Canada
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698 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
“Love Japanese, but this is just so-so”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

I went with a group of friends to try this out. Like others, we were tired of heavy French cuisine, wanted something cheaper, and the idea of finding some gem of of Japanese place in Bordeaux added to the allure. Besides, just being able to talk about eating Japanese food makes us all seem more sophisticated, right?

If you insist on eating here, you might say it was a five star experience, but I will let you decide. I found...

1. The meat in the ramen was a bit too fatty, and the ramen itself was salty. I left with a chemical-y aftertaste in my mouth that I don't typically have after eating ramen. The rolls tasted like ones I have had dozens of times, no better or worse.
2. It is a tough table. Go for lunch, but get there about 10 minutes til 12 to be sure you get a space at the counter.
3. The popularity of the place adds to the confusion. Even I, while trying to maintain my independence, sometimes think, "Wow! People are lining of for this place, and a few of them are Asian. It has to be amazing or I am off base." Well, I am sticking to my guns and saying that this place is only average.
4. The service is terrible, but no one comes here for that.

Visited December 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Rome, Italy
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“As to be in Tokyo!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I agree that it is a real japanese place! Food is excellent and the service is good. Japanese kindness and reduced space as in Tokyo. I loved it!

  • Visited October 2013
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Bordeaux, France
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19 reviews
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“Lost in translation”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The closest you can be to Tokyo. Good japanese noodles. Everything on the menu is good. HUGE plates: come with a serious appetite. Expect to wait at peak hours. You can order to go.

Visited August 2013
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Palmerston, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The last place you would expect to find great Ramen!!!!!!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place really is great. Funky as hell, good food and reasonable prices however make sure you get in early as it fills up really quick. If you miss a spot then they also do take-away and there are plenty of lovely places nearby to enjoy the food.

  • Visited June 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Change of Taste”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

After a weeklong tour of the top chateaux and Michelin starred restaurants, the ramen tasted really really good with a Sapporo beer, an authentic Japanese noodle shop in the heart of Bordeaux City, cheap and good. Opens at noon, Ramen 8 Euro.

  • Visited June 2013
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