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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Freshest fish since Tokyo. Good sake selection. Our server was incredible: great personality, knew the menu and was attentive without hovering. Great for a business dinner - no problem reserving and you can actually converse because the noise level is low."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Service was prompt and knowledge of menu was sufficient. The sushi was fresh and melted in your mouth. The soft shell crab was delightful. We ended up getting the Douzo platter a little expensive, but worth it. Definitely would go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was one of the best Japanese restaurants we have ever been to; it was outstanding"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have been to Douzo many times and it never disappoints. Service and food were excellent despite being very crowded. we will definitely return"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "the waitress was not friendly, not professional andcshe was half deaft or did not understand english well. we did not like her service at all."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have been to Douzo many times...this was one of best meals that we have had here. Food and service were terrific including some recently new menu items. we continue to view Douzo as the best sushi restaurant in Boston"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I love Douzo! As a Boston resident who eats out a good deal, this is the place I go to the most. It is clean, consistent, very healthy food, beautiful presentation and a truly amazing staff. The adagashi (sp) tofu , a traditional dish, is the best I have ever had anywhere. Wise to make reservations, they are always busy. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We visit Boston often but this is our first time trying sushi in the city. We were not disappointed! Douzo has a great modern feel with house music playing in the background which was perfect. Menu included great food and drink options for all. Rolls were delicious and everything was fresh. I had the house salad to start and their ginger dressing was the best I ever had at a sushi restaurant. The service was superb as well, our waiter was top notch. We will surly return to this restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Visiting from philadelphia we found this gem on open table. Sushi was very fresh & the fish pieces very large. Next time in boston we will absolutely return to this resestaurant. On a side note they also have a take out section separate from resestaurant. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Miso Soup, Edamame, Seaweed Salad and Salmon Tartar were all really good! Little disappointed in the sushi rolls. Seemed to fall a little flat, especially the Scallop Kiwi roll which came recommended by the waitress roll this bitter sauce on it which ruined the whole thing."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "There is nothing distinct about the sushi at Douzo. It is fairly run-of-the-mill sushi like you would find in the hundreds of other average sushi places around town. individual cuts on the nagiri were very small and most of their rolls were the same combinations that you find everywhere else. We sat at the sushi bar and the waitress was very attentive and actually recommended a sake that turned out to be one of the best I have ever had. The sushi chefs, who were chatting loudly throughout the meal in an Asian language I could not identify (but definitely not Japanese), did not pay any attention to anyone sitting at the sushi bar. Maybe I'm a traditionalist but it is nice to at least get a "thank you" or something when getting up to leave."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Salmon teryaki and spicy tuna roll -- the best. Wait staff a little pushy during lunch hour, service not so great, but food and quick turnaround makes for a good lunch spot. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My favorite sushi in Boston. The place is amazing. Waitress was really nice too :)"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great location, great sushi, vibrant scene. This place has an awesome location, but rises to the occasion with a beautiful interior, fantastic food, and fine service. We were there on a busy weekday lunchtime. No problem. One had the sense that it was easy for them to pull out excellence in every category. I would not hesitate to have an important business lunch here, or a romantic getaway, or just a good meal with friends."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Service was very slow and we were had reservations at 4:45 on a Sat night, so they were not busy. Waited 10 min before the waiter came over and asked if we wanted a drink. The drink was good, spicy mango margarita. We ordered 4 different rolls and they all tasted the same. No taste at all, very bland and I am a sushi lover ! Nothing stood out about this place. Will not go back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Fresh, delicious sushi. Our waitress was friendly and fast. The cocktail menu was great too."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is very convenient for good quality sushi before the show. We enjoyed the food and the service."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Above the "crowd" for good, innovative sushi. Hand rolls wrapped in cucumber? Yum."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Great sophisticated Japanese restaurant. Unlikely to disappoint anyone who wants a fresh experience of Japanese food."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My wife love this place and have gone a lot. We sadly ended up leaving today before we had anything to eat. The table next to us had two parents and two young girls.The girls didn't want to sit so they were running around the restaurant, sitting on the floor between the table and throwing things. Finally,after I was hit by one of the kids whipping her napkin at her sister, I spoke up.The manager and the hostess both acted like I was the problem.The manager said he hadn't seen anything (even though he was not able to walk to a table because the girls were on the floor) and the hostess told me they are just kids.There isn't anything wrong with this Chuck-E-Cheese vibe, but isn't the place I'll go for a quiet pricey sushi dinner. I'll miss it"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Creative sushi, great appetizers, delicious drinks! The hand rolls are awesome and the cucumber hand rolls without rice is a diet winner!! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "One of the best spots in Boston for sushi. They always do a great job and have an interesting menu."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Douzo is my favorite sushi restaurant in the area! The fish is always fresh and delicious and they even offer soy paper and brown rice. The restaurant does a fabulous job of accommodating requests and continuously caters to their customers. Great modern decor and fun music too!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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
  • "Terrific menu. Acceptable noise level at 2:00 pm for someone hearing challenged!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The soy paper was a pleasant surprise. Also enjoy the daytime takeout section."
    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
  • "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
  • "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