Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.8
931 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
What 931 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Calaban
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I found a spot with calamari that rivals B&G Oyster, no small feat.

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vipFabiano
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Food tasted fresh and delivious.

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vipAnneD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our meal and drinks were good. The service was lacking. It took awhile for things to come out and the restaurant wasn’t busy.

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Kris
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and all Covid precautions were followed. I would definitely go here again.

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Summer
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate an early birthday and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the gold-standard for sushi and other Asian specialties! Love everything about the place.

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and fantastic service! Worth every penny!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great hospitality. Very welcoming.

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VanessaC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service will be back again! The staff was very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food as usual!

MA
vipMeeraA
London
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi

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vipadam
New England
123 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent quality of food, good COVID safety precautions. The special rolls are wonderful. Loved the soft-shell crab appetizer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was amazing. Always a treat.

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vipGaryD
New England
39 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super clean and very covid safe
Staff was professional and friendly
Food was in point
Drinks were cold
Desert was awesome
Left very happy

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ChristianC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve had tried at a restaurant

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vipATEH
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely fresh fish. Sashimi was excellent. Very clean restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Someone who appeared to be the manager wouldn’t let us move to a booth despite us having a reservation. When we asked to be moved to a booth he told us they were only for reservations and kept giving random excuses. We even asked if a booth opens up later on may we move to it, and he told us no and gave us a spiel on covid regulations. Later on a couple seated by us asked to move to a booth and he allowed them to. I wasn’t happy, but didn’t want to make a scene. May be due to us being a younger group or (although this might be a stretch) because we were black. Not happy.

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vipLaura
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than the malfunctioning thermometer that always says my temp is too low to be alive, everything about Douzo is great. Service continues to be impeccable and the food is always delicious. One almost feels like things are “back to normal.”

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The waitress forgot to put my order in and nobody came back to check on me when 3 other people were eating and I had no meal. The food we did eat was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great for the most part; only feedback is that the entree Wagyu Beef was over cooked, medium well instead of medium rare and the quality was not as good; the grilled Wagyu Beef app was much better

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JunBoston
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duozo Restaurant doesn’t disappoint. The food, service, and ambiance really top notch. I will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

GT
vipGeorgeT
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant consistently delivers first class Japanese food in a clean and comfortable setting supported by very good service!!

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DaveC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food, great service, and reasonable priced. We will definitely return!

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SeanaP
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice lunch. Super fresh sushi very well presented. Excellent service

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AliK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and fantastic service. On the pricer side. Deserts aren’t that great so don’t bother them. They have a great whiskey selection ( from the bar) too

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WendyP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe and friendly staff. The food was incredible and we will definitely be coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Loved this restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

So we went for our anniversary and everything was yummy and the place was really cool... but as soon as I left (not to be graphic but) I got sick and all of it came back up. Maybe some bad raw fish? I don’t know but hesitant to go back.

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Madhu
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - when we ordered sake, the waiter mixed the bottle in front of us and gave us the whole sake experience!

JM
JuliannaM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three specialty rolls (sumo, mt. Fuji, and a spicy roll) were so delicious! The staff was attentive and very clean considering everything going on! This was amazing amazing place and would recommend it to anyone

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Tats
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriends birthday there and it was amazing, will be returning soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am kicking myself for never coming here sooner! The service was awesome, they are paying a lot of attention to the covid protocols but it doesn't disrupt having a nice evening. The food was all delicious and very high quality. We will be back!

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ChristopherT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sushi, excellent service, excellent pork buns, excellent ribs

RS
vipRestaurantSaavy
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Kendra.

NC
NickC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best sushi spots in Boston. Great atmosphere and food.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, it was unbelievably good! Some of the freshest sushi I’ve had. Leroy was a great waiter, very knowledgeable and helpful!

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viptimmyt
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the service was top notch. Wonderful experience and people should do takeout (at a minimum) to support Douro during COVID environment. You won’t be disappointed

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant using the Order Online button. Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.8 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.