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Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.7
534 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:55pm Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 11:25pm
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Phone number
(617) 859-8886
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sushi Chef
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Catering
We cater Sushi and Japanese cuisine to all types of establishments in the greater Boston area.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Columbus Ave & Southwest Corridor Park
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Parking details
Validated Parking at 131 Dartmouth St. Garage, 3 hours for $5 after 5pm; valet parking Thursday through Saturday after 5pm
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Public transit
Located a few feet away from Back Bay Station, home Amtrak, the commuter rail, and the Orange line.
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Entertainment
Fun and vibrant with great people watching.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 534 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great, as always

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in town. Sushi is fresh and of highest quality. Great tempura too.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing meal and great service. The food was excellent with lots of options.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Pretty mediocre

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We asked for a spoon when the meal is served, and we didn't get one after our checks.
But the foods are great! Love the sushi and eel ishiyaki

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Douzo is our go to for Japanese and sushi. The service is always friendly and efficient. The food especially the vegetarian sushi is fresh and some of the best in the city.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My wife and I frequent Japanese restaurants and are rather particular about the quality of the food. So we weren’t sure what to expect when we went to Douzo Sushi on Dartmouth St. We were surprised to discover this is one of the best Japanese restaurants we have eaten at. We started with the nameko miso soup and the shitake mushroom soup, both of which were outstanding. We shared a house salad, which was also excellent. She had an order of California rolls that she said were the best she has ever had, and I had the yaki udon with shrimp, which was delicious. My wife tasted it and liked it so much that she said she would order it the next time we went. Overall, Douzo Sushi was a great find for us and we intend to eat there whenever we have dinner in that area.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food great! we ordered late lunch around 2:15, quick service, but never saw wait staff to see if we wanted more to drink, eat or have desert! Perhaps, mgr took our plates & did not ask if we need more! Funny, we talked with him about chg which was healthier sides of salad with salmon bento! I often eat it! We had 2 pm reservation.
Lucky, I had bought sone treats to go home, but offered up to my friends since we were there for bday & wanted a desert! Oh, well, guess staff had meal break to eat while we lingered waiting for our check which finally came by hostess! I dud not want to express my concern as was there fur happy luncheon with friends!! Hope better service next time!
Linda.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Four of us had dinner while we were in Boston for a conference. The service was terrific especially when we added a 4th to our reservation for 3. The food was amazing. Absolutely some of the best sushi and Japanese food I've ever had.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was my second time eating at Douzo and it was just as good as the first. Their sushi is outstanding and very unique - an explosion of flavors in your mouth. The crispy shrimp was amazing and I'll order two next time. My only criticism of the food would be the soup my daughter ordered - it was called "mushroom miso soup" but didn't resemble miso soup at all and was kind of tasteless. Everything else was amazing and would definitely return and recommend to my friends and family.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The server was as Good As It Gets she couldn't have been nicer. The food was all very good except for the Teriyaki steak overcooked to the point where you couldn't eat it we should have sent it back but chose not to. We would definitely return again..

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Great place!

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Slow service. Very very very slow. waitress was at one table spending 7-10 mins at a time with them. Other then that it was ok

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Above average sushi but pricey. Ambiance was nice, but despite there being only a handful of other people, service was unusually slow.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Love the new pictorial menu. The Tuna Tataki is quite wonderful. The eggplant on a skewer is a disappointment and nowhere near as good as the now discontinued eggplant dish.
However all the specialty rolls are really good and they allow "modifications" to the rolls.
The seaweed salad is good and quite huge. Service is really superb.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Delicious!!! Thank you very much for a lovely evening. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Sitting at the sushi bar is the move. Don’t order, just let them pick for you. Can’t lose.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

As always a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Delicious food, great service, great vibe, great prices!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Douzo is a gem in Back Bay. Surrounded by many overpriced touristy options, it's got the rare gift of authenticity combined with excellence. And you get all of this at reasonable prices in a great space. Try it! Only caveat is Shaun, the slightly weird, chatty bartender. . .head straight for the dining room.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Ottimo servizio ambiente very cool prezzo nella norma cibo freschissimo

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Incredible time!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was super yummy! Can’t wait to go again.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Perfect :)

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I have been going here for lunch several times. It has been good experience every time.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Always enjoy Douzo!

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Overpriced & they only offer the same sushi they would elsewhere, nothing new.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great B-Day Dinner!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service was very good. The Sake expensive but broke tradition by serving in a wine glass? Friday night when we were there was after work, date night and busy.
Music was a little too loud and more modern pop than soothing jazz or modern Japanese.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Good but nothing special.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Best sushi in Boston!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Very excited to find quality sushi! Excellent service and fresh food. A little pricey but worth the expense for a top notch meal.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

So yummy, but we are heartbroken to not have the Summer roll on the menu any more! Not a problem when the crunchy roll is the best thing ever.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Best way to be reintroduced to sushi after having to avoid it during pregnancy. One of the best spots in Boston for delicious sushi!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was amazing! Our server was not. He never checked on us, the manager had to take our order, we had to ask the bussers for drink refills! Never even asked us how our food was and we had three courses. I thought that was very rude!! Shame because the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great sushi

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I had dinner here Saturday (20 Jan 2018) night. We made reservations and was seated right away by the hostess who was very nice. Our server came over right awahile as well introduce herself and took drink orders. However, I think she may have forgotten about for a while because it took her forever to come back with the drinks (water and a Diet Coke). I had to stop another server to ask them to get her. Our server was nice just took her forever. The torched salmon appetizer was AMAZING!!!! Overall our experience was pretty good. We’ll for sure visit again. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great options with something interesting to try on every page of the menu. We loved all the sushi and everything else we tried. Service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant. We can't wait to go back

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food. It has a different menu from other restaurants.

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