Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.6
751 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service

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GT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is always delicious. Host personnel could be more engaged and welcoming and provide increased levels of recognition and appreciation for business.

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DW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food is good but the staff is really cold and not very friendly.

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m
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Good place for business lunch. Would definitely recommend.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Took long time for food to be brought out with one item that didn’t show up until my wife was done w her meal 15min later. Bartender was not friendly; food was tasty but a fairly poor experience overall.

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh fish as always, and great service. Can’t get enough!

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G
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, loved the food, and out waiter did a terrific job of sharing his preferences (everything he recommended was delightful).

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the carpaccio!

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q
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Graduation

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A
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exceptional service! We were on a quick lunch and they were amazing

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AD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A great and satisfying asian bistro in a very accessible location in Back Bay. Would definitely visit again. Great sushi and appetizers.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service was excellent:

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing sushi and service!

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service-wise
We were nicely welcomed by the hostess at the entrance.
However, our waitress was very pushy and didn't a single smile.
We were just seated that she came to see if we were ready to order. After ordering wine, 1 entree and 1 sushi plate each, she looked at us like "is that really all you're ordering?!"
I was still chewing the last bite that my plate was off the table and 1min later, the bill was on the table.
Not the kind of service we expect in such restaurant.

Food-wise
My husband loved the chirashi (which looked indeed delicious and is actually a bigger portion than showed on the menu picture).
My Sumo roll was very fresh.
Tuna tataki was ok, a bit too spicy, tuna parts weren't beautiful.

Because of unpleasant service, I wouldn't recommend Douzo to my friends.

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B
New England
39 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Staff and food both great. Somewhat pricey.

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c
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food selection hit a ceiling in every type of dish. My date and I loved the vibe and energy that came with the restaurant, our service was on point throughout the evening and we very much enjoyed our food from the appetizers to dessert. I would definitely recommend the sashimi cuts here, very fresh and well placed. 4 out of 5 because the tables were a bit close to the neighbors and our waiter disappeared for a long time after checking in on us with our drinks.

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IB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere, second time in douzu and I was not disappointed!
Will surely come again next time I’m in Boston!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner...loved it!

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KA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Miss vegetable tempura on the lunch menu. Also - they frequently sit you on top of other diners, even when there are other tables available.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! I’ve been back many times!

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for the lunch deal and we had a wonderful experience. We had the Douzo lunch set which was mostly chef choice of mini chirashi, yakimono and anemone. They were all yummy! The hot green tea was tasty as well as our desserts. Atmosphere was lively. And service was good.

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AL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited over an hour to receive our sushi because they prioritized take out orders over people in the restaurant. The waiter offered edamame for free while we waited and then even the small bowl of edamame took 20 min. Manager came over to apologize and offered to comp a couple drinks, but then we got the receipt and they weren't comped, embarrassingly bad communication and service. Sushi was fine, better than some sushi I've had in boston but not the best. Honestly I've had better sushi at a chain restaurant in the midwest.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic Mother’s Day!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A little pricey and if busy they tend to rush you a little bit, but this is our go to sushi spot.

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JP
New England
65 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and ambience. Great food for price

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Staff is very helpful, and the food is excellent.

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GF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter’s impatience is the only negative I have; food was excellent as usual!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hands down great food and value I've enjoyed my time there

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was good. Small portions and pricey.

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E
New England
24 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourites! Food and service outstanding as always.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a MUST when in the Boston area!!

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JP
New England
65 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, great service

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GG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We used to love coming here, but it seems that there’s some new shortcoming every time we show up. On this occasion the service was so inadequate that our evening was ruined. Too many details to describe here — but it’s become a 50/50 proposition whether or not we’ll receive delicious sushi and adequate service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

味が最悪でコストが高い

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice sushi restaurant, great taste for a great value

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok but I question the hygiene of the restaurant. Tables and menus were sticky.

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1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious cocktails and food! Would definitely recommend. 100% get the shrimp appetizer— delicious

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HI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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C
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really fresh and well prepared and the portions are surprisingly larger than I expect. We like the variety of dishes the menu has to offer in comparison to other Japanese restaurant.

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