Fuku (foo-koo) is an Omakase & Teppanyaki restaurant found on Gylde Street, Mossie Park.  It’s intimate (with just 16 seats bar style), cosy & bathed in a golden glow matched only by licks of flambé searing chefs in full flight.  Opened in late 2012, this little gem has one of the most gorgeous fit-outs I’ve seen to date & it all starts at the front door…

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Teppanyaki for those who may not know, is a style of Japanese cooking employing the use of an iron plate & Omakase is the chef’s selection – so at Fuku the cuisine is cooked Teppanyaki style & the menu is chosen by the chef, which leaves you with nothing at all to do but sit back & select your Saki.

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Fuku offers diners a choice of 3 menu’s – good ($100), better ($135) & best ($220) & a walk-in menu ($75) if seats are available on any given night.  Your drinks selection is in addition to this…

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I think that the novelty factor for us westerners none too accustomed to this style of dining is a huge draw card.  To be able to sit within arms reach of your chef as they prep, dice, slice, sear, chop, chuck, fry, plate up & fold napkins even, is what makes Teppanyaki such a treat…

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The wall lined with glowing Saki bottles is a particular favourite…

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Calamari with Herring Roe & Antarctic Ice Crab…

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I, because I’m a total party pooper & don’t eat raw seafood, was instead served up the most amazing Wagyu.  To my foodie shame I’ll have to admit that I never really understood the whole fuss about Waygu but now consider myself enlightened.  That small portion of Wagyu you can see to the left on this plate, melted in my mouth & was for me, the highlight of many that night…

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Fish of the Day…

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Wagyu (full blood) sirloin steak Mayura Station grade 9+ (uh huh)…

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Unfortunately we missed dessert which was entirely devastating but sometimes one does need to get home!  Next time.

Where: Fuku 20 Glyde Street, Mosman Park

Things to note:  Fuku only takes reservations through their online booking system.  Fuku can be booked for private functions which I think would be awesome for a group of friends (ask to bring your own playlist) & because I was a guest at Fuku on this particular occasion, you can be thankful I have resisted an immense urge to make wise cracks about the pronunciation of the word Fuku!

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Have a great week.


2 thoughts on “fuku…

  1. I love this sort of Japanese eating… we have several here in Auckland… and now I’m going to have to go and get something some lunch,, my mouth is watering so much….!!!

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