Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.7
576 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Reviews from verified diners
576 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
21%
Good
2%
Fair
0%
Poor
0%
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Everything was outstanding. Only two observations: our table was literally three fingers’ distance to the next, my dish had Siracha sauce not mentioned in the menu and I think it veils other flavors.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Duozo is My favorite spot! Love the shoshito peppers and the soft shell crab and the sushi!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My husband and I came here around 6:30 on a Friday night, and were able to be done at 7! Very quick and friendly service with amazing food. Definitely recommend!

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2.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Service was slow and it took 50min to get to the main sushi entree during lunch. The server was also not attentive.
Food was really sub-par and nothing comparable to the sushi I had from other restaurants. Will not going back.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The sushi is so good. Everything else is great too. Given the quality and location, the cost is fair.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Good food and a good vibe. had a reservation and got seated right away. Service was a little slow but nothing bad.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent food and service.
The XO Toro was great.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Everything was excellent including the service. However, the staff who are responsible for taking away the plates were a bit too eager. At least 3 times my conversation with a friend was interrupted to ask if the plates could be taken, even though we still had food on the plates! One of those times, my plate was taken so I had no place to put the edamame shells; I had to flag down someone (of course not at the table when needed) to replace the plate. Be a bit more European and let customers enjoy their meals.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food and service was fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This is our favorite place! Their cocktails are excellent, sake selection is good, and service is always nice. The food quality is high enough for its reasonable price range and has the perfect balance between the Japanese authenticity and typical American modifications/innovations.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Delicious as always! Favorite sushi spot in Boston.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I think the only negative thing I can say was that their lunch menu is behind their desert menu, so I didn't see it, and would have preferred to pay 50 for 2 people to have lunch, as opposed to the 120 I paid. However, all the food that we had was excellent. Also, the dining room manager was very sweet and gave us a special table, as I had requested; I really appreciated that.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Out of town guests

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

A very pleasant dinner with good service and décor.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

My friend and I are Douzo regulars because it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

La calidad del pescado es espectacular

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The best Japanese in Boston. Authentic!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Always terrific food, service and ambience

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Good I would come back

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Vacation time .
Love this restaurant and the food is exquisite.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Loved it. Shiitake mushroom soup, Tina tataki, salmon teriyaki, nigiri, pork buns, rice bowl. All yummy

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Was great!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Always a terrific dining experience at Douzo

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Perfect! The food was fresh and creative. Menu was fun and extensive. Went with my wife and two daughters, we loved everything. All points covered, food, atmosphere, cleanliness, scene, service. A++ Will go back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Delicious food. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Every bite was perfect, and the staff was super friendly and helpful with recommendations. Our server, Roland, was especially good with recommendations and anticipating our needs!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Roland was an outstanding waiter and suggested a few menu items that were terrific. The yellow tail sashimi was phenomenal. We had the toro that arrived flaming. The tuna tataki was really good. We had a California roll since every restaurant has a different version of this and it was also good. We also highly recommend the sumo roll- really nice!
Overall, great restaurant experience and we plan to be back!
Roland is excellent and we will ask for him!

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Portions are small for the price and the food was ordinary. Service was pretty slow for the weekday lunch rush.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

I made a reservation for 7:00 that was pushed off so often until 8:00 because we had a straggler in our group, but the hostess was really patient in pushing it back for us. The waitress was really friendly and all the food was delicious. The only downfall was that there are so many options, which was a little overwhelming. We sort of ordered in a lot of different sections, and none of them were bad choices! Highly recommend if you love Japanese food and a variety of selection!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Douzo is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston for sushi! It never disappoints. We came here for Mother's Day and it was perfect from start to finish. The make great cocktails -- I had the lychee martini, and then we ordered some starters. I highly recommend the crispy rice topped with spicy tuna and the steamed wagyu beef bun. Favorite special makimono (rolls) are the Phoenix roll and the Millennium. Must try!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great as always. They had changed up the menu a bit since my last visit - still simply outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

As always the sushi, sashimi and makimono rolls are superb and the best I've had outside of Japan. Douzo never lets me down.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was excellent--interesting and original roles . The sushi was fresh and tasty.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Fantastic sushi!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great, fresh upscale sushi! Best in Boston.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We love the place and the food. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fanie, our server was fantastic. Food was excellent. All in all a great time.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Sushi was great, especially the wild salmon and uni with quail egg. Dragon roll was really good. Everything fresh. Only disappointments were the mushroom and eggplant kushi yaki (skewers). Both were tiny and smothered in a cloying sauce.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Douzo is my all time favorite sushi restaurant. Always so delicious and fresh

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was amazing. Every dish we had was delicious. The spicy garlic sauce is the best sauce I’ve ever had. Can put in everything.

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