Neighborhoods: West Los Angeles
Cuisine: Japanese, Tapas, Izakaya

FuRaiBo is a Japanese, Tapas, and Izakaya restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped more than 18%.

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  • 3/09/2016

    A Japanese chowhound from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

  • 2/28/2015

    A Japanese food lover from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

  • 12/16/2014

    A Japanese food lover from San Jose, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, didn't like the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 1/17/2014

    A Japanese chowhound from San Jose, CA tried it.

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 Los Angeles, CA

One of the best places to eat on Sawtelle

The Sawtelle Furaibo is just as good as the Gardena one I reviewed earlier, entitled “the lesser known side of japanese food”. Please see that review for details.

Parking on Sawtelle can be quite tough during busy times, but there is a free parking lot behind the restaurant that employs stacked parking.

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 San Francisco, CA

Arigato Furaibo

Are you looking for tapas but feel like japanese? Maybe you’d like some tapanese!

Growing up in Calfornia, I thought I knew what japanese food was. But Furaibo takes you to a whole other world. It is an izakaya style restaurant.

Many of the dishes are served in tapas-like proportions. Instead of sushi or noodles or chicken teriyaki (shudder), you’ll find tasty dishes of chicken wings, mushrooms in sauce, tofu, etc. All very tasty and interesting!

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 Burbank, CA

It’s all about the wing!

We had 15 people in our group. When we arrived we were taken into a private Japanese-style tatami mat dining room. Our table was set up for us once we were seated so after that there is no moving around. Furaibo is known for their yakitori which is skewered chicken, pork, beef, seafood and vegetables grilled over flames. It was fun sitting on the floor eating but I felt bad for the people who had long legs as it was a bit uncomfortable for them. They also offer some small dishes not from the grill. The menu is quite extensive, so you’ll likely find something that peaks your interest. Their house special is tebasaki wings which I ordered spicy. Turns out that really didn’t mean anything because the spice didn’t even tickle my tongue.
This is a good place to try new things and a lot of their items are definitely worth having. The squid and scallops were cooked perfectly. Overall, I would recommend this place for a friendly get-together.

tebasaki wings  at FuRaiBo

tebasaki wings

You can’t just have one.

December 19, 2008

Best chicken

Their house special is their chicken (tebasaki or half/quarter chicken). Special seasoning that is unbelievably fantastic. We've been ordering this chicken since 1990s and it hasn't changed. Very unique seasoning that you can't get…
December 15, 2008

Chicken wing yakitori

This yakitori restaurant is known for their chicken wings, about the only time I indulge in chicken skin! Ala carte typically expensive, but the dinner boxes are a great deal. Great variety of little side dishes makes it a delightful…
December 9, 2008

go for the chicken

This place is really popular. We had to wait a long while to get a table. The service was a bit inattentive but I think it was due to the busyness of the restaurant. The chicken was just okay when it finally arrived.

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Japanese Tapas Izakaya
  • The tapas are traditionally served with beer, so order a Sapporo for the most authentic experience.
  • Lunch specials are available, and come with rice and soup. Boxed specials are also an option at dinner.
Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 02:00PM
Mon-Fri 05:30PM - 11:45PM
Sat 05:30PM - 11:45PM
Sun 05:30PM - 10:45PM
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FuRaiBo is located near the cities of Civic Center Little Tokyo, Sanford, Dockweiler, Windsor Hills, and August F Haw.
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