Have been to Fuku three times now. We always sit at the bar with Chef Mike who is well trained and well versed in gourmet sushi preparations and presentations. The other sushi Chef with him is Chef Dave who owned Osho for many years who is an extremely accomplished sushi chef in his own right.
We let Mike make us omakase each time we’ve been there. The first two times were actually really really good with excellent fish/sauce combinations with beautiful plating. The prices were fair for the quality of food served. No this is not Yumi’s assortment of fish and sauces, but it’s like half the price of Yumi, (which is better than ever btw).
The other night dinner started out the way the first two did…excellent cool combinations, especially a fresh potato chopped pasta like topped with uni and ponzu sauce which was outrageously good. Dinner was good until Mike served us this combo sushi/sashimi plate- all four sushi fish, tuna, salmon, yellowtail and shrimp were overly cold and basically tasteless. There were a couple of unidentifiable fish on the plate served sashimi style. The final dish was a tuna tataki salad with yuzu which again (this is where Mike is great) was terrific because of the sauce. The problem we had with this dish was the price- he charged us $65 for this plate which in our opinion was a total money grab.
Fuku is an unassuming restaurant in a little strip mall right past Costco going west on Hwy 35. The sushi served is definitely a cut above most places- they have an extensive menu of both cooked food and sushi rolls. The biggest problem I see is that because of limited business, the fish choices are very limited (except probably on the weekend when they say they are very busy). I highly recommend giving Fuku a try, but stay away from the pure sushi and sashimi.