Duo Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge
Duo Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge

Duo Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.duo-japanese.com/
  • Phone: (518) 580-8881
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Duo Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge
At DUO, we have built our reputation on the finest cuisine and impeccable service. Located on South Broadway in the heart of Saratoga Springs with the convenience of ample parking, we provide our guests with elegance and a truly unique experience.

Our new dining rooms and lounge can hold a large number of guests for your wedding, special event, or corporate function. The luxurious space can be reserved daily or hourly, as well as with or without food service. We hope you find our offerings at DUO a helpful representation of what we can provide to accommodate all your special needs. We look forward to seeing you.
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Duo Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (6)special occasion (5)romantic (4)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Great food!!!
    NicoleH
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We try something different everytime and we are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • litchdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Certainly the best Japanese that we have had in Saratoga. Their specialty rolls are very interesting. They do need to improve the wine selection. Until they do that beer is your best choice. On a positive note our server was delightful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    phillydiners
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been going to Saratoga Springs for 15 years. First time at Duo. Excellent Sushi, great atmosphere, and great service. Will be back next year.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Louise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were looking for a light meal at the end of a long weekend at the Track. Duo fit the bill perfectly, Not too crowded and lots of options.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was excellent and gracious and food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi?
    Evjolin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Been living in toga for awhile now,ahem, make that 9 long years, and kind of think is the best sushi in town...haven't tried noodles or anything else really, but as far as the sushi goes, our fave place. Service is excellent and helpful, ambiance is much more interesting than other local sushi restaurants. We honestly cannot figure out why this place isn't always slammed? Lychee martini is great. Get off of the main drag and head to Duo, doubt you'll be disappointed. We have never been.
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  • Fire Cracker
    sholshkyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was very good and the ambience teriffic. Great selection of specialty rolls as well as entrees. The Angry Dragon Roll was great. It had shrimp Tempura,avacado and spicy crab. The soft shell crab tempura was also good as well as the Sesame Salmon with Wasabi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well Above Expectations
    JemmyVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had the freshest sushi in the Capital District! The selection was very good and the presentation was beautiful. Really creative sushi rolls. Portions were very nice and of great value. Also great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    caratgal
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Loved the goat cheese app. Sushi rolls were very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    Laurenspt
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I have to say the food was good and the drinks were good as well. The service left something to be desired in terms of personality, friendliness and the anility to make recommendations! Wanted to try it, did, and don't really feel the need to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Duo Modern Japanese Cuisine & Lounge reviews archive.
  • AMAZING
    sushicat
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great sushi for great prices at a wonderful setting. Excellent service. My favorite sushi place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • LOVED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Went with a group of 8 for my birthday... fabulous food, great service, and I got to put a plate on the wall that they gave us to sign and decorate!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service and Good Food
    westhamCT
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Booked table for 2 adults and 4 hungary older teens. Food was well presented and of a good standard with high quality and genuinely enthusiastic service. Lots of space means should be able to get a table for larger groups. Not "high end" dining, but absolutely no disappointments either
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    HayleyM
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    we had a really great experience here.. the food was great, the service was above and beyond and the place itself was really really nice... a great place to go if you have a large group of ppl too!! :) Very very please
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great value and delicious food
    2Canucks
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We were staying up the road at the Hilton and were looking for a restaurant that was within walking distance. The food was great, and a bonus was that the restaurant staff was very friendly. Great sushi and sashimi. A nice relaxing atmosphere, but the televisions at the bar could get loud at times and the sound came over to the main dining room.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TogaDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    One of the best! A true fine dining Chinese food restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went with another couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went with another couple om Valentine's Day and it took over 20 minutes to get our drinks. We ordered an appetizer that came after our meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • . Great Selections!
    SaratogaSummer
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Nice neighborhood find. Soups are a nice Change. I want try something new each visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a Keeper
    RicD
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    This was my first dinner at Duo and it was great. I had put off going there because it is billed as a Japanese restaurant but it was anything but the typical Americanized version of a Japanese restaurant. The food was outstanding, reception upon entering was a nice touch and the service was a little better than the normal 'track season' service. The only thing that detracts from an overall outstanding experience was the layout of the dining room. More than once I remarked that there should be some sort of partitioning to the room. Booths are set on either side of the room with a bunch of tables in the middle, everything very open. That would detract from any privacy you may want. Bottom line - I'll be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not quite what we were expecting
    CC007
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Food sounded better than it tasted. The dinner menu was poorly designed but their sushi may have been better. We id not try the sushi. Perhaps that is their forte.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Duo does it again
    SaratogaLocal
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Duo is one our favorite restaurants in town. Sushi is excellent. Entrees always get rave reviews. And the mushroom risotto is out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sushi was some of the
    Jerseymom
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    The sushi was some of the best I have ever had. I'm glad I listened to other reviewers and ordered the Angry Dragon as it was my favorite. The rice, noodles and General Tso's Chicken we ordered were also delicious. The service was excellent, and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food & fast service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Always great food & fast service, no matter lunch, dinner or take out. Delivery is a nice service but takes a bit longer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was great - our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The service was great - our waiter was very attentive- the place was crowded but the food was horrible. All of the food had a sauce on it that over powered the food. I would not go back there.
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  • Angry dragon roll was excellent!
    texandinerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Angry dragon roll was excellent! Very good service, especially with a busy night. Very nice wines by the glass as well. Overall, I recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was impeccable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The service was impeccable. The food was high quality, large portions with healthier alternatives like steamed vegetables, brown rice and reduced sodium soy sauce. I will definitely be going back and I recommend you do too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Another great experience at Duo
    SaratogaLocal
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Great food. Really good service. We enjoyed everything: sushi, dumplings (gyoza and shumai), yaki udon, mushroom risotto, salmon entree, everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great, highly recommend
    MrBobeVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    always great, highly recommend for sushi and anything on their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were surprised at how much
    SaratogaLocal
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We were surprised at how much we enjoyed Duo. We had a great meal--the vegetarians and non-vegetarians loved it. Great soft shell crabs, great sushi, mushroom risotto was excellent. Tempura and Yaki Udon were great. No complaints. We highly recommend Duo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good Japanese food.
    Symantic
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    Very good Japanese food. Service was great. Will certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Beautifully presented meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Beautifully presented meals and my 15 year old described her sushi as the best she's ever had. One drawback to outside dining as a non-smoker is the cigarette smoke blows into the patio where u are seated as the guests step onto the sidewalk for their fix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Sushi was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    Great food. Sushi was very fresh. I only wish the location was more in town.
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    • Noise LevelModerate