Sushi FUKUZUKA

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Fukuzuka is a small sushi restaurant located in the back street of Kagurazaka, Tokyo. Although our restaurant is located in such a quiet area, we are trying the best to provide a relaxing and a high-quality space for you to feel "wabi sabi (traditional Japanese beauty"
The factors that influence the taste of the food are various, but we will prepare sushi and sake by paying attention to "fragrance" and "temperature". We are appreciated if you can enjoy our place as a space to enjoy food as well as serving dishes, flowers, lighting inside the restaurant designed to resemble a nightly tea ceremony.
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TristineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef FUKUZUKA and his staff were incredibly gracious. The sushi, especially tuna, were delicious and the best I have ever had. It was a wonderful treat as travelers to Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven kinds of amazing tuna were served. Definitely the best tuna was eaten in Tokyo.
It will take Michelin Star soon. Worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fukuzuka made the date very special

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vipNickSF
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, I had the pleasure of a 2.5h omakase with a master sushi chef. That, I've done before, but the trick yesterday was that I was the only diner. It was booked in advance and was the best sushi experience of my life.

Not only the 19 courses of wonderful sashimi, nigiri, and one maki, but also the fact that this master explained every one of his decisions - the temperature of each piece of fish, which part of the fish was the source, the temperature of the rice used for that fish, the different vinegars used with the rice for that fish, etc. We relied on his limited English and my highly limited Japanese to communicate, until he brought out this neat little device that would translate everything each of us said. I want one of those, now. It allowed us to go from barely communicating to laughing, telling jokes, and enlivening the whole event.

In Japanese, edomae, as in edomae sushi, means in front of (Tokyo) Bay and dates to the early 1800s. Here, each intricacy and detail of chef Fukuzuka's edomae susi was optimized, amplified and explained in front of me.

I've detailed each photo with what Fukuzuka-san was doing on that course or step. I hope you like the pics and excuse that I am posting these same pics in Instagram. This place is difficult to find and feels almost like you are climbing the stairs to someone's home, but the seven seat restaurant is as clean, pristine, and refined as it gets in the world of sushi. I highly recommend a visit if you are in Tokyo. Bookable on OpenTable or directly.

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DavidR
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked it blindly and was so overwhelmingly positively surprised. Best ever sushi experience. Little gem and worth every penny

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience with the greatest Japanese ingredients sourced by the chef. Every dish was really amazing and we got valuable explanation from the chef in a very friendly way to better understand what we were eating and how it had been prepared. All in one a high valuable experience recommended if you wanna share a memorable time with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

料理、雰囲気、どれを取っても素晴らしいです。

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best sushi experience of our lives. The attention to detail is amazing.

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mana
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience2

I can understand the chefs’ strong message.
However I don’t think that hot rice fits for sushi cuisine, though he insists this is the best match of the ingredient’s temperature.
I think his ingredients are very good, so they can be too expensive, but I gave up the rice temperature, his strong chatting( I couldn’t speak with my partner at all), and the darkness of the room.

若い大将の熱心なこだわりは理解出来るが、素材の温度に拘ったという結果の温かいすし飯には閉口。ネタは最高のものを仕入れているという証拠も見せられるので、かなり強気の高い価格設定は仕方ないかも知れないが、終始大将の主張を聞かされ、相方とのおしゃべりも叶わない。茶会の夜咄に習ったという部屋の薄暗さで視覚による美味しさが感じられず、嗅覚と味覚だけで感じろと強要される感がつらい。

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good but dont worth it. More expensive than Jiro, $700 US for a two person omakase.

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WendyL
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and chef is very experienced, professional and passionate! He prepared ingredient cards for non-Japanese guests! Just it's very difficult to find as it only has a tiny signage on the ground

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Omakase experience. The place is just 6 seats, so it’s very personal. Upstairs on the 2nd floor - a little tough to find the place, but we couldn’t have asked for a better evening. The food was outstanding, the chef was fun, and the ambience was perfectly intimate. This guy deserves a Michelin star: From the presentation of sushi and flavor of food, to the way he grates wasabi, zests yuzu, grills eel, and makes ice cream with liquid nitrogen in front of you - all the details are there. It’s expensive, so be prepared, but worth every penny.

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vipLovieRui
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The roots are amazing but I wish they can change around the order of the menu. It’s also a little expensive for the course. Wish there is a lighter full menu and a bigger full menu so girls can choose lighter menu!

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KNic
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before going, go to Fukuzuka's Instagram page (@sushi_fukuzuka) and watch the "to fukuzuka" videos for directions. Once you arrive at the white lantern on the ground, go up the stairs (even if it seems like nothing is there/open).

My meal at Fukuzuka alone made the 14 hour flight to Tokyo well worth it. Amazing sushi prepared in front of diners behind an eight seat counter. An experience I will never forget. Well worth the price. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique and memorable dining experience in Tokyo.

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MarcusE
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is fantastic. Price level is high but if you want this quality of sushi this is the price you need to pay. It is a bit hard to find the entrance so be there in time. Will surely have a star within short.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambiance, AMAZING sushi. 5 kinds of Tuna/Tuna belly (Toro). I was surprisingly full after. expensive but worth every penny! it was a fantastic experience.

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carrieP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly incredible meal and one of the best sushi experiences I've had in Japan. A bit hard to find, but the seemingly hidden location down a side street and up some steps, made it feel a bit more special. Very small restaurant with primarily counter seating. As a solo diner passing through Tokyo on business, this was the perfect spot for a late night dinner. I really appreciated their patience with my lack of Japanese, and we had some really funny moments with google translate. Not every high end sushi restaurant will take a booking from a foreigner, so I really appreciated their willingness and good nature. Pricing was in line with other high end Omakase menus in Tokyo, and you get what you pay for. Tuna was incredible quality. Would definitely recommend, and especially before the Michelin crowd starts coming, which I can imagine will make last minute booking impossible. I'm sure Michelin stars are in the future, so really a special experience to dine here before the hype.

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Sushi FUKUZUKA does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sushi FUKUZUKA is rated 4.9 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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