Fukomoto – Sushi & Yakitori Izakaya

Stefi Hsia | June 27, 2022

About Fukumoto

Widely acclaimed as one of the best sushi spots in town, Austin’s Fukumoto serves a wide variety of classic and trendy tapa-style dishes. From their buttery Sake Toro salmon belly to their decadent Blue-fin Tuna Maki, the restaurant sources all their fish from an expert purveyor in Japan. In addition to their fresh sushi, Fukumoto is also well-known for their freshly grilled izakaya-style skewers and Japanese comfort food classics.

Fukumoto’s namesake, Kazu Fukumoto, also the owner and head chef, started with humble beginnings. He began his career as a dishwasher at Musashino Sushi Dokoro until he worked his way up the ranks to become the head sushi chef. After a decade of experience in the restaurant industry, he traveled back to Japan to study traditional Yakitori (preparation of skewered grilled chicken). In September of 2015, he reaped the fruits of his labor. He founded his own restaurant, Fukumoto: Sushi & Yakitori Izakaya, right off of Austin’s East 6th.

Fukumoto Menu

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With seasonal items and a constantly-evolving menu, Fukumoto offers a fresh experience each time you visit. Here are some of our must-try favorite dishes:

Fukumoto’s Uni Pasta is a truly unique Japanese take on an Italian classic. The creaminess of the uni (sea urchin) combined with al dente spaghetti pasta creates the perfect comfort food dish. To top it all off, shredded nori and basil is added as the perfect garnish. If you want to try something new, this is definitely the dish to order!

Since Kazu Fukumoto specialized in learning traditional Yakitori in Japan, trying the Bonjiri Yakitori is an absolute must! The caramelized flavor and crispy texture delivered by the fresh grill adds to the dish’s deliciousness! On the inside, the chicken is juicy and definitely addicting. You can never go wrong with these skewers!

Fukumoto Restaurant Reservation

To reserve a seat at Fukumoto, call their phone number: 512-770-6880.
For a reservation of 6 or more, a credit card number is required.

Location and Hours of Fukumoto Austin

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Located at 514 Medina Street, Fukumoto is open from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm from Monday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the restaurant is open from 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Fukumoto FAQs

Does Fukumoto offer any vegan options?

Yes, there is a wide variety of veggie skewers and side dishes to choose from!

Does Fukumoto accept American Express?

Yes! Fukumoto accepts American Express.

Conclusion

From Fukumoto’s humble beginnings washing dishes to making a name for himself in the Austin food scene, he has strived to set new standards of authenticity and customer satisfaction. With its lofty modern interior and traditional Japanese décor, Fukumoto delivers a unique experience and fusion of flavors that is sure to have your taste buds sing!