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Question about Fuku

meaganl Jun 23, 2008 02:53 AM

Is Fuku very popular? Meaning, do I have to get there by a certain time in order to get a seat at the counter/bar? I really want to experience it and I don't want to get there too late to be able to eat there, and like I said, it would be even better to be able to sit at the counter (I will be dining by myself).

Thank you!

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    prasantrin Jun 23, 2008 07:07 PM

    What and where is Fuku?

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      lost squirrel Jun 23, 2008 10:32 PM

      It is popular, I would recommend making reservations. What day were you thinking? They are closed on Weds.
      I think if you showed up early, say around 5:30 or 6, you'd probably be ok. It's a nice location, so even if they ask you to wait 30 minutes you could head down the road to a nice bar and have a drink or just check out the area.

      Prasantrin, Fuku is a yakitori place in Yoyogi-Uehara.

      1. Tripeler Jun 24, 2008 08:05 AM

        Fuku is in my neighborhood, and is one of the best places of its type.
        You can often get a reservation my phone for the following day.
        Same-day reservations are tough, especially if your group is five or over.
        If you are alone, however, just jump in and go early; chances are there will be a seat for one at the counter on the day you wish to go.

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        1. re: Tripeler
          lost squirrel Jun 24, 2008 08:35 PM

          Good info Tripeler, thanks.

          Being in your neighborhood, can you recommend anywhere close by for cocktails or drinks for after dinner?

          1. re: Tripeler
            exilekiss Jun 25, 2008 07:35 AM

            Hi Tripeler and lost squirrel,

            Would you happen to have an address / URL for Fuku? (in Japanese preferably.)

            Doumo! :)

            1. re: exilekiss
              lost squirrel Jun 25, 2008 08:21 PM

              代々木上原 / 焼鳥
              西原3-23-4 営業時間

              Japanese review on Bento: http://bento.com/revj/2420.html

              It's easy to find from Yoyogi-Uehara station, just a left and then a quick right from the West (? the one by Mr Donut) Exit and then follow the street about 4 minutes.

              1. re: lost squirrel
                exilekiss Jun 25, 2008 11:53 PM

                Thanks! :)

                1. re: lost squirrel
                  Tripeler Jun 26, 2008 12:49 AM

                  Don't look for Mr. Donut, it is gone, as are all the places inside Yoyogi Uehara station. They are closed, awaiting a seismic retrofit.
                  For drinks near the station, I like Sasagin
                  which specializes in good sake. For other kinds of drinking places, check out

                  1. re: lost squirrel
                    bluepig1 Nov 28, 2009 05:06 AM

                    Any updated directions given the overhaul in Yoyogi Uehara station mentioned below? (is the construction still going on)? I'm headed to Fuku tomorrow (hopefully) and want to avoid getting lost in the area. Thanks!

                    1. re: bluepig1
                      lost squirrel Nov 29, 2009 06:26 PM

                      Good call, I forgot about the construction. The construction is still going on and Mr Donut/McDonalds and the like are all gone. I'm crap with directions, but here goes:

                      Pass through the ticket booth and walk down the stairs, continue heading that way as long as possible('that way' being the direction the stairs follow). [Do not turn left or right to leave the station]. There is a long thin path through the station/construction. At the end of the path, the exit is the same as before and it's a short walk to Fuku. From the end of the station, turn left down the hill and make your first right and then just walk until you reach the restaurant on the left side of the road.

                      Sorry this is a day late, hope it's still helpful.

                      1. re: lost squirrel
                        nelehelen Sep 13, 2010 05:38 PM

                        I'm going to Fuku during my visit next month. I'll be sure to follow these directions.. haah thanks!!

                        1. re: nelehelen
                          Robb S Sep 14, 2010 09:19 AM

                          Those directions were from nine months ago; presumably construction work is finished by now.

                          Here's a map if that helps: http://www.bento.com/gmaps/2420.html
                          And a map for Android/ iPhone: http://www.bento.com/m/e/gmaps/2420.html

                          1. re: Robb S
                            tostada Sep 14, 2010 09:03 PM

                            Also, if you get there early (before 5:30) it might be hard to spot - I couldn't find it for ages! (There's only a small brass plaque next to the door identifying the place.) After 5:30, and it's open, it's a lot easier to find, once the noren and the lights are on. :D

                            1. re: tostada
                              nelehelen Sep 15, 2010 11:02 AM

                              Thanks Robb S & tostada!

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