Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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.
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OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sushi I had the chefs nigiri plate with a request to add mackerel as a sub to another piece. Done no prob.
Great service, and quality of fish.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi we’ve ever had! Amazing cocktails!

RC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and creative dishes. Great service.

DB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Douzo has excellent sushi. They consistently serve excellent and tender cuts, and their arrangements are lovely.

The staff has always been terrific.

Highly recommend the restaurant.

G
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Yenny is always amazing my teenage son loves sushi and loves Douzo. Kevin is wonderful also . But we are partial to Yenny we were there last Friday and she hugged my son when we were leaving. My only if management is going to say hello to guests they shouldn’t pick and choose they should say hello to everyone. I work across the street and I’m in Douzo often even with clients. Now that Douzo is my son’s favorite place I’ll be there more often. I’m just sad that Management does not notice. Doesn’t matter bc Yenny does , she’s amazing.

DO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food on the pricey side, but excellent nonetheless.

PD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Douzo never disappoints and this weekend, they were on their A game. We arrived a bit before our reservation and they already had our table ready and noted my request for a quite corner of the restaurant. A+

Menu redesign is great, with lots of new dishes and pictures everywhere. 3 of the 6 things we ordered we because we were able to see what they looked like, and they looked so good. A+

Kass (Cass) was our server and was amazing from beginning to end. Friendly, helpful, and attentive without being overbearing - just amazing service. A+ Great night all around. Thank you.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food
Good service

HB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was almost perfect, the food was delicious, the service was amazing, and the layout and design of the restaurant created a nice ambiance. The only recommendation that I have is in terms of the music selection that was played. During my time at the restaurant te music being played was radio pop music such as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, which definitely did not fit the ambiance of the rest of the vibes of the restaurant. Perhaps play music that is more fitting for te setting.

K
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, but if the server was a bit more sophisticated with serving order, the meal will be perfect. Dishes should be served in the order from light to heavy/rich taste.

CG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and sophisticated food. Soft shell crab tempura was light and delicious, Sashimi plate had very nice textures and colors . Highly recommended.

BG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

High Price with Small Portions. The worst part is both my companion and I got sick at around 2:00 am. Could only be the food. Probably the vegetable tempura.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place, great atmosphere, and great suishi!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions of starters were very large. Ended up being too much food. Server should have told us

OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took VIP clients to Douzo that know and love Sushi and Sashimi. All Sashimi was very fresh and delicious, the rolls were outstanding. We probably ordered about 15 different rolls to share, one was better than the next. We also polished off a few bottles of sake, highly recommend the Soto. Don't hesitate, go to Douzo!

AM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night. Great food. Perfect service. I definitely recommend to all my friends

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, large selection on the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service!

EO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Easy place where eating quality and creative food in a nice atmosphere and kindness.
I do recommend it!

S
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Last night of vacation

F
New England
63 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their food. Can make a whole meal with apps alone. Tables in back are great for conversation. Always reliable and a winner

JP
New England
80 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, outstanding service, prices seem to be increasing though...

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Conveniently located adjacent to the Back Bay station, Douzo offers several well priced lunch options (bento boxes, sushi and sashimi combinations and a few others. These options are priced significantly below their regular menu (range for lunch specials $12-16).

They are able to accommodate gluten allergies, and provide separate all-gluten free sauces for most dishes.

High quality sushi and sashimi.

m
Oklahoma City
80 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great ingredients that were artfully prepared. Pretty attentive service.

DT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very nice restaurant and surely one to recommend for food and ambience.

The food was all good though the California roll was pretty average. Seaweed salad, Agadashi Tofu and this Spicy shrimp dish were standouts.

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not good at all disappointing

MT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service!!

KG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi and sashimi as well as other menu choices. Super fast service.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as great as I expected!

AW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!! Our party of 4 had a fabulous dinner and look forward to going back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, recommend highly

o
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely stop for a lunch with friends - quiet enough to converse, and food fine enough to make it a special meal.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was delicious. Smooth buttery sashimi to fantastic rolls!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!! Service was great!

BB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went here during our vacation to Boston. Quick walk from the Westin. The food was delicious and atmosphere was cool and hip. We got several apps and I had some sashimi which was very good. You cant go wrong for a fun Japanese restaurant!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

I go to Douzo pretty regularly - the sushi’s good quality, service is attentive, and it’s convenient for public transport and driving (after 5, the garage next door is $5 for 3hrs with validation). This last time kind of soured me on the place, though. I met a friend for an overdue catch-up at 4 on a Friday. It was fairly empty and we were given plenty of room by the staff to do our early bird thing over a bunch of tasty dishes and wine for several hours. We left around 7:30ish and most of the tables were filled, but there wasn’t anyone waiting. On the way out I overheard two staff at the host(ess) stand being snarky about us *finally* vacating our table. I’ve always had positive experiences at Douzo, so it was really surprising. And so uncool. I called the manager when I got home and he was apologetic, but I wish I’d said something in person. If I go back, it’ll be a while. Douzo’s not the only sushi show in town.

c
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my new favorite lunch spot!!! food is fresh and tasty.

EM
Montreal
32 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Douzo. We were very pleased with the personalized service. We had a great sake recommendation from our waiter and we loved our “Toro Tuesday”!

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and everything was amazing. Looking forward to our next trip back to Boston to stop on again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

She was happy with the surprise birthday cake! Thank you owner!

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