Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.6
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842 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to Sushi Restaurant in the Back Bay. Love everything about it. Great dishes, and staff very attentive, and accommodating.

S
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Their nigiri special was some of the best sushi I have ever had.

HC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Amazing menu
Fantastic setting
Great customer service
Amazing cocktails

OT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Each time we visit Boston, we make it our go to Sushi restaurant. Our server, Maggie, was exceptional. Very nice, kind, attentive she should be commended.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Buena a secas

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love love love Douzo’s food, it’s outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Great food. Great service. Can't wait to return

SP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Okay sushi restaurant but really expensive and portions were tiny. Order two lunch specials if you're hungry!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Food presentation and taste was good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

met up with friends. we shared three rolls, no drinks. but the waiter seemed to rush us out. normally the fish tastes really fresh but the ‘Tasty’ sampler didn’t seem up to par here—last time i was here last winter it was definitely fresher

B
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner here while I was in town for a meeting. The menu is varied and has offerings to fit anyone looking for a variety of Japanese cuisine. We sampled the shiitake mushroom soup, nigiri, sushi rolls and then I had the eel while my wife had the vegetable soup as a main course. Ended with some delicious pistachio dessert. All of the foot was excellently prepared.Service was friendly and attentive and our meal was perfectly timed. High recommend.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific food. Very nice staff. Did not like the music.

L
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi and fun modern decor

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food

KB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th high school reunion dinner. My favorite restaurant in Boston!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant romantic atmosphere and good food. Polite attentive waitstaff but not obtrusive. Will be back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty as always

SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Sushi and Sashimi was fresh and delicious. Sashimi is really beautiful here....if this was nearby my home I'd be a regular at the sushi bar. Best tasting Salmon and hamachi in memory!

J
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We joined a friend for a pre-theater dinner at Douzo tonight. We had eaten here a few times several years ago but stopped coming because we found it understaffed, the servers seemed a bit snooty and the music was so loud it was impossible to have a conversation during dinner. We decided to give it another try tonight and we’re very glad we did!

The food, which was always good, was even better than it used to be. The music was significantly less loud and obtrusive, so my husband, our friend and I had no trouble hearing one another across the table. And our server was friendly, attentive and efficient.

We’re really looking forward to returning to Douzo again!

d
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, beautifully prepared and presented. Love the menu which has photos of every dish. Service was friendly, helpful, efficient. Nice ambiance.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had to wait over 30 minutes for our reserved table. Service was pretty good after that.

EM
Montreal
35 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this restaurant. My favourite sushi place in Boston. Best value for money. Delicious dishes. Good service. Always always enjoyable for a fun night out.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The rolls were amazing and tasty. I enjoyed the restaurant

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Had to wait too long to be served

PT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday here with friends and family. We were seated immediately, the food was amazing, and the wait staff couldn't have been nicer or more attentive.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful dinner at Douzo! It is fairly expensive, but everything in Boston is. I would definitely go back!

f
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just delicious with some fun combinations

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Me and friend came here as we have heard some really good comments about this place. Overall the food is good. Though the service is a bit pressuring as if we need to hurry up and eat fast...

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was good but wouldn’t say the food was amazing. It was average.

MR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit Duozo about once a month. Most recently, the server remembered me AND the wine I like. Great sushi! (Crunchy Roll is my favorite)

l
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was sub-par. Serving staff never made eye contact with our table. Every person walked around with their eyes up which resulted in us having to interrupt our conversations to literally flag staff down. Seems like this would be an easy fix for management.

OT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sushi I had the chefs nigiri plate with a request to add mackerel as a sub to another piece. Done no prob.
Great service, and quality of fish.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi we’ve ever had! Amazing cocktails!

RC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and creative dishes. Great service.

DB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Douzo has excellent sushi. They consistently serve excellent and tender cuts, and their arrangements are lovely.

The staff has always been terrific.

Highly recommend the restaurant.

G
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yenny is always amazing my teenage son loves sushi and loves Douzo. Kevin is wonderful also . But we are partial to Yenny we were there last Friday and she hugged my son when we were leaving. My only if management is going to say hello to guests they shouldn’t pick and choose they should say hello to everyone. I work across the street and I’m in Douzo often even with clients. Now that Douzo is my son’s favorite place I’ll be there more often. I’m just sad that Management does not notice. Doesn’t matter bc Yenny does , she’s amazing.

DO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food on the pricey side, but excellent nonetheless.

PD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douzo never disappoints and this weekend, they were on their A game. We arrived a bit before our reservation and they already had our table ready and noted my request for a quite corner of the restaurant. A+

Menu redesign is great, with lots of new dishes and pictures everywhere. 3 of the 6 things we ordered we because we were able to see what they looked like, and they looked so good. A+

Kass (Cass) was our server and was amazing from beginning to end. Friendly, helpful, and attentive without being overbearing - just amazing service. A+ Great night all around. Thank you.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food
Good service

HB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was almost perfect, the food was delicious, the service was amazing, and the layout and design of the restaurant created a nice ambiance. The only recommendation that I have is in terms of the music selection that was played. During my time at the restaurant te music being played was radio pop music such as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, which definitely did not fit the ambiance of the rest of the vibes of the restaurant. Perhaps play music that is more fitting for te setting.