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Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://douzosushi.com
  • Email: douzosushi@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (617) 859-8886
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:55pm Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 11:25pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Sushi Chef
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We cater Sushi and Japanese cuisine to all types of establishments in the greater Boston area.
  • Entertainment: Fun and vibrant with great people watching.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Columbus Ave & Southwest Corridor Park
  • Public Transit: Located a few feet away from Back Bay Station, home Amtrak, the commuter rail, and the Orange line.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated Parking at 131 Dartmouth St. Garage, 3 hours for $5 after 5pm; valet parking Thursday through Saturday after 5pm
A word from Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
When diners enter this stylish restaurant in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay – steps away from the South End & Theater District – they are immediately enveloped in earth tones, rich dark wood and the airiness of high ceilings reverberating with the energy and excitement of the space. The lively bar area is a popular gathering spot offering a selection of cocktails, sake, wine and beer. Guests look on as the team of chefs create cutting-edge sushi dishes, or they settle into an experience of award-winning cuisine in the main dining area. From the knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff to charismatic owner Jack Huang’s pleasure at meeting diners, expect the comfort of being warmly welcomed at Douzo. Like the atmosphere, Douzo’s healthy and fresh cuisine seamlessly combines warm tradition and modern innovation of Japanese classics. Douzo offers inventive dishes that make the restaurant both a neighborhood fixture and a critically acclaimed destination, signature items.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Diner Reviews
  • "The service was inattentive and poor at best and the food mediocre for the prices. I will not be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ordered my favorite lunch special (Omikase, one I've enjoyed for years) and was unpleasantly surprised to find they'd changed it. Instead of seafood naruto rolls, they were replaced with pickled vegetables and the handroll was crab stick instead of tuna. When I asked the waitress, she said the chef was changing it weekly (although the menu still said seafood naruro and nothing about chef's choice for the rolls). So they are charging a premium (it's still one of the most expensive lunch items), but using cheaper non-seafood ingredients for two of the main parts. Not impressive from a place that usually is."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Terrific menu. Acceptable noise level at 2:00 pm for someone hearing challenged!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My wife and I come to Douzo at least once a month if not more, and we always have an amazing time and a great server. I don't know what happened this past visit, the server was often absent, missed out on a sale by not coming back to refill my empty glass of wine the entire dinner, and my glass had lip stick on it when they first brought my water and she said "oops I'm sorry" and left it at that. Not to mention we sat at a 2 top in a very forced space in the dining room, hard to enjoy a romantic night out sitting like that. I goess her 8 top of women next to us were more important, still left 20% not sure why. Hesitate to rush back after I have been a 5 year loyal guest if this is what is to come in the future on a busy Saturday night."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Quick service, GREAT FOOD - but make note - everyone else thinks so too - you'll need a reservation!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Affordable, delectable sushi every time. Highly highly recommend the Red Spider rolls ! Whether it's stopping in for a quick take out or sitting down for Valentine's day as we did this trip, this place is a must visit! Portions are good, appetizers are great and their bottles of wine are not insanely priced like other places in this area."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A friend and I met here last summer and found the service a bit rushed, but this time all was terrific. Our server was attentive and good-humored (I spilled a glass of water!) and the food served hot and flavorful. We had a long 2 hour lunch and never felt we were overstaying our welcome. The host was also attentive and careful in finding a table for us. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We wanted special rolls made that were not on the menu and they were created them with sheer perfection! Duozo has one of the best sushi presentation that you will experience. We eat a lot of high end sushi and we travel a lot! This place is a must if you are in the downtown Boston area. I would highly recommend this hot spot and you need to make a reservation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Trendy atmosphere, great service, tasty food, convenient to South End and Back Bay."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My first experience in Duozo was great and the second time was even better. I definitely will go back and have lunch there again when I am in Boston once more. I came from NH and had to go to Boston for some business. Every time I go to Boston, I make sure that I get to have lunch in Duozo. It is so convenient for the T station is right there and it is easy to get to. Not only is the food superb but the service is top notch bar none. Very friendly people and I just love the smiles their staff gives. Food presentation is very good and tastes even better. I am glad I discovered this and I am sure to continue patronizing this restaurant in the near and distant future."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Douzo continues to serve the highest quality sushi, creative maki and gorgeous cocktails. It's the best sushi in Boston."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The soy paper was a pleasant surprise. Also enjoy the daytime takeout section."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "very nice food . A bit rowdy on ocassions but overall satisfying"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was excellent and fresh. Interesting variety of sushi rolls."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I haven't been to every sushi restaurant in Boston, but I can say this is my favorite of the ones I have been to. On a Friday night after work at 6, we had a reservation and were sat right down. The food was amazing, the service was quick but not pushy, and I have to recommend a cucumber martini to go along with the meal. It was the perfect fit and so delicious. Definitely try a specialty roll, though the classics are all good as well. Would love to go back and try some appetizers and/or a soup."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Tried the Omakase (chef's choice). Was not disappointed. Appropriate for business or lunh with friends. Pretty casual."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Best creme brulee - sweet and creamy. The pork bun was AMAZING - so soft and bursting with flavor- I was skeptical at first, but it was a great choice. Also the wild salmon sashimi definitely had a distinct taste than the typical farm raised salmon - more firm and full of meat - must try. The caterpillar roll was definitely something simple, but they've mastered it . And the ribs -- although there were only 3 ribs on the order, the ribs were delicious. Quite pricey, but the food was worth it - simple IS better."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Excellent sushi rolls and a fun scene. The service was a bit off. Main dishes arrived 5 minutes after appetizers, and we were never asked about second drinks. Regardless, this is a fun place and you won't be disappointed by the food or the lively scene."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Everything was great except for the music. It was rather loud and we could not hear each other talk. Yet the music did not seem to coincide with the atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I took my daughter here while visiting her at college based on reviews I had read. It doesn't disappoint. The food is delicious, the ambience lovely, and service was good."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Nothing fancy but fresh and tasty. Great service. Responded efficiently to our requests."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Douzo is a great place to try out when you're in the mood for sushi, but bored with the run-of-the-mill sushi dinner that you've had everywhere else. I feel like Douzo offers something different, albeit a little pricey. We loved our meal and felt that it was worth the price because we were truly getting something so fresh, yummy, and different that the sushi we are used to. We will come back here, for sure."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Some of the best Sushi i've had between CT and MA. Beautiful restaurant. Great Spicy Mayo, and whatever sauce is used on the back bay roll was amazing (wasabi mayo or something similar). I tried the oyster shooters and they were super fresh and full of flavor. Service on point, waiters other than our own and even busboys attended to us so we never needed to flag down a waiter. for something. If a drink was empty, someone was there.Literally only problem i had was the rolls were not cheap. 16.95 for the "very small" back bay roll (only 1 maki roll. 8pcs) Basic rolls were mostly under 10.00, but still small, making it close to the most expensive sushi ive ever had. Definitely recommend trying out at least once tho."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Delicious and fresh sushi served in a intimate atmosphere by knowledgable and friendly staff. The restaurant was full by the time we left around 8pm. The menu has a fine selection of American and European wines, , beer is mostly Japanese; Kirin, Asahi etc... the Toro Sushi special is easy to recommend, everyone around us seemed to be enjoying their food as well. I would come here again and plan on doing so soon."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Overall very high quality sushi, and nice specials (i.e. we had fatty tuna and belly tuna). They sat us in a strange table (1/4 circle), which seems better suite for three people (there's a chair on one side, and bench on the other). We were two, and so sat next to each other, made for a strange conversation set up. But other than that, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Very good sushi. Nice restaurant. Good service. Will def come back. :)"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Have been to Douzo in the past , it's been consistant , food is good , recommended for a great meal ."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Had a great meal with friends. Hadn't been in a while but everything was great. Sushi was fresh and creatively prepared and delicious! The appetizers were also great, as was the sorbets."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "First time eating at Douzo. It was fantastic! Sushi was super fresh and had great Maki combinations. Server was very friendly and good. Would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for some really really good sushi"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great service by Jacqueline. A bit on the pricey side but probably bc of the drinks. I think total bill for 2 ran around 320. Should have gotten a comp for valet or something."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Our server (tiny spanish girl?) didn't greet us w/ water until 15 min after we were seated. She became more attentive afterwards though. We asked if we could special order the scorpion maki, since it's not on the menu. Asked if it had unagi inside & ebi on top, she confirmed it did. The Agedashi tofu &special makis were tiny! On top of that, the scorpion maki didn't have unagi! I informed my server &she stated their restaurant's scorpion maki does not have eel. She didn't apologize, void item, or offer free dessert like any other restaurant would. Bill came out to be $150 w/ tip, which is totally not worth it for the ok food & small portions. Go to Basho, sis restaurant, instead or better yet, Oishii. Bigger portions, better food &service."
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "The Sushi is always great and I love the staff.. Laura is my favorite bartender and orders for me 8-)))))! XO"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "We were a little late for our reservation so we waited at the bar for a drink. I ordered a drink that I thought I would enjoy. It was way too spicy and even though I am hesitant to send drinks back, the friend I was with made this known to the bartender. She was great and said that no one shod drink a cocktail they don't like. She immediately had a drink list in front of me. For dinner our waitress offered up a great suggestion that was no longer on the menu (20-12 delicious). We order a few other rod am there was one we did not care for. Again the waitress removed it and had a new menu in front of us promptly. Great experience."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Food was good, and service was great. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This Japanees restaurant is worth spending an evening there, the food was excellent and the service was good."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "This was our very first meal after arriving in Boston. We made reservations well in advance since it seemed like it would be a longer wait. Luckily, we were able to be seated earlier than our 8pm reservations. We heard the others that were waiting had about an hour wait so do make a reservation. The restaurant was not that big, but fit enough people comfortably. Our waitress was a little awkward when taking our orders, but at least she got them right. The portions were not that big either (or maybe we were just hungry from traveling) so we did have to order more than expected. The seaweed salad was amazing! So was the Red Spider. All of the food was fresh and tasty. The restaurant was a bit dim; we could have used a little more lighting."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Douzo is by far one of our favs to eat at! The sushi is always fresh. The service is always with you. The faces are always smiling when waling in. And I love it when Laura's working because she does all my ordering for us!!!!!! Just can't get enough of Douzo...... Thank you!!!!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Douzo has been touted as among the top sushi restaurants in Boston, and I would endorse that. We got and split both the sushi and sashimi combo dinners, as well as an order of toro sashimi. The fish was of very high quality, in generous portions and very attractively presented. The service was appropriately attentive. I had the sake flight, which was very good, per the recommendation of our server. My only complaint/concern was that some of the seating is awkwardly situated, around high traffic to and from the kitchen, and that is not comfortable and somewhat distracting. I will be back to try the omakase, when I am feeling flush and in need of a place to celebrate!"
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "We dined here on a Saturday evening after making reservations a few days before. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away by a very nice and efficient hostess. Our server greeted us right away, was very attentive but not overbearing, and let us take our time with the menu and with the bill at the end. The food here is always excellent, although it is a bit overpriced. That doesn't stop me from coming back again and again though! This was the best service I have experienced at Douzo, which to me, is almost as important as the quality of the food. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/17/2013