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Jun 23, 2008 02:53 AM

Question about Fuku

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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    1. 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. 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

          Good info Tripeler, thanks.

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

          1. re: Tripeler

            Hi Tripeler and lost squirrel,

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

            Doumo! :)

            1. re: exilekiss

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

              Japanese review on Bento:

              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

                  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

                    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

                      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

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

                        1. re: nelehelen

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

                          Here's a map if that helps:
                          And a map for Android/ iPhone:

                          1. re: Robb S

                            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