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Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1245 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 859-8886

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sushi Chef

  • Catering

    We cater Sushi and Japanese cuisine to all types of establishments in the greater Boston area.

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    between Columbus Ave & Southwest Corridor Park

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking at 131 Dartmouth St. Garage, 3 hours for $5 after 5pm

  • Public transit

    Located a few feet away from Back Bay Station, home Amtrak, the commuter rail, and the Orange line.

  • Entertainment

    Fun and vibrant with great people watching.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Japanese

  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. DB

    DimpleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is unbelievably amazing. Everything is perfection. We ordered a variety of appetizers and main dishes, and everything was perfect. Service was outstanding. The ambience was great-music not too loud, trendy place but not in a gaudy, annoying way. This is my new favorite restaurant. It checks all the boxes. HIGHLY recommend.

  2. JH

    JohnH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were seated immediately and served delicious drinks within 15 minutes. The miso soup was the BEST we ever had. Sushi was presented with flair ….fresh and delicious.

  3. t

    tigerprince

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Nice setting. Great and very fresh sashimi

  4. JR

    JackieR

    New England

    183 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    183 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I sat at the bar for lunch & had fantastic service. Per usual, the torched salmon is phenomenal.

  5. RC

    RussC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sushi I've had in Boston...very good, pricey but worth it

  6. MB

    MichaelB

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took our daughter and teen-age grandson. All ages found dishes they loved. Waitress helped with choices and wielding chop-sticks. It’s hard to find a place like this where you can have a meal and also have a conversation. Our three previous meals over the last two weeks have been in highly rated places that were deafening.

  7. KB

    KaBo

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. They don’t have any prices on their menu, so if you’re on a budget or want to know, just be aware. The scallop “bites” were amazing! Honestly could’ve eaten like 4 more portions worth. It was so delicious! The Lychee martini was amazing too!

  8. P

    Paddy

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food as always was excellent. The ambiance was lacking because of the plastic partitions. The clear wavy glass makes it feel like you are eating sushi in a bathroom. We ordered a boatload of sushi and everything was great though. Our waitress was super friendly and we were never left waiting.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience going back next week

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Douzo has the best coconut sorbet and special rolls I’ve tried in Boston. Thank y’all for great service and the outstanding experience!

  11. j

    jaj2000

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always wonderful!

  12. LS

    LuisS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food always, super consistency. Best sushi and very creative. Excellent and atmosphere.

  13. D

    Dfoodie

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Consistent, great food. The service was perfect - allowed us to get comfy, place our drink & appetizer order, cleared plates & brought main course - all w/out really interrupting our conversations! The desserts were delicious as well. They let us linger w/out us feeling like we were holding them up. Just an overall wonderfully pleasant experience. Thx.

  14. J

    John

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Everything was very fresh and tasted great but we found the rolls were rather small and overpriced.

  15. Z

    Zephyr56

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Good quality sushi. The sushi boat had good variety and value but the rest of the menu leaned expensive. The restaurant gave a birthday cake on the house, which was nice. The server checked in a lot, to the point we felt rushed. The ambience was lovely but a bit noisy.

  16. j

    jaj2000

    New England

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service are always outstanding.

  17. i

    iheartfood

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Celebrating Boston Marathon

  18. p

    penguin

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Modern atmosphere, quite western and not leaning to the authentic japanese. Food is also very westernized.

  19. DB

    DanB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was absolutely outstanding -- wagyu beef skewers are quite expensive for the amount of food you get, but I do recommend trying it at least one time, it was the best beef of any kind I've EVER had!!! Sushi was fantastic as well, very much recommend the Back Bay roll!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent sushi and service!

  21. T

    Teddy

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here on Recommendation of the Concierge of the Mandarin Oriental and were blow away !!! Great service and food!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all around, excellent ambiance excellent food excellent service!!

  23. TW

    TommyW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, both hot food and sushi was outstanding. Deserts was very good as well.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food!! Good selection in the menu.

  25. BT

    BigTasty

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food. Great service. Made my birthday memorable!

  26. MV

    MichaelVT

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    We were happy to get seated even though I had made an error in the reservation. The staff was very friendly and the food was very good. There was a mistake and our sushi boat was delivered to the wrong table. This led to a long delay but management and wait staff both were pleasant and explained it. Because of the delay we were asked if we would like an extra appetizer to pass the time as they prepared the sushi boat. I asked for another order of shishito peppers. They were very good, but I was quite surprised when I was charged for it. They also charged for a small sample of teriyaki sauce which I thought was beyond the pale when we were spending $88 for a sushi boat.

  27. E

    Emma

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Food was good, service was good- ambiance felt like a 3 star hotel restaurant. Pricey overall for the experience

  28. AF

    AhmedF

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and fast service

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall satisfied with the food. Fish was fresh and the plating was creative. That being said, I was not wowed by the creativity of the special roles, and thought they could’ve been bigger. Yet, this is a solid sushi option in the city!

  30. B

    Brandon

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience here. The food is always fresh and prepared to.a high standard. Our server was courteous, engaging and attentive.

  31. S

    Samh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was good and sushi was fresh, good presentation. The service was not up to the standard of what you are paying for. Our waitress was cold, and rushed us for the bill. Not worth the price IMO.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice meal

  33. MG

    MichaelG

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    prices have gone up again, quality of food not as good as it used to be...

  34. L

    Lainey

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time here before a show; service is great and our maki and special rolls were fantastic. I tried one of the specialty drinks and my husband enjoyed some sake. We will be back and recommend for great rolls and quick service.

  35. LY

    LaneY

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The sushi was so-so. The service was excellent, but WARNING TO THE WISE: the drinks were watered down. That applies to the martini and the saki we ordered. The martini we ordered (direct quote) was, “Ice cold Vodka in a glass,” and that is not what we got.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My l m milk

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love the food!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food and wonderful service!

  39. HC

    HCYU

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Compared to sushi in San Francisco, Douzo was average. The agedashi tofu was the best dish we ordered. The phoenix roll had a nice crunch but generally bland. The nigiri sushi plate with about 17-18 pieces of mixed variety of fish, shrimp, fish eggs, etc. was just average. Some of the fish was not as fresh as anticipated. The staff was very nice and attentive. Overall an average experience and unimpressive. Will not be returning in a hurry.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Super fresh fish. Each plate was artistically curated and tasted delicious. Wow!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 859-8886.

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

131 Dartmouth St Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Columbus Ave & Southwest Corridor Park

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking at 131 Dartmouth St. Garage, 3 hours for $5 after 5pm

  • Public transit

    Located a few feet away from Back Bay Station, home Amtrak, the commuter rail, and the Orange line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sushi Chef

  • Entertainment

    Fun and vibrant with great people watching.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (617) 859-8886

  • Catering

    We cater Sushi and Japanese cuisine to all types of establishments in the greater Boston area.

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