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Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1318 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 859-8886

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sushi Chef

  • Catering

    We cater Sushi and Japanese cuisine to all types of establishments in the greater Boston area.

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    between Columbus Ave & Southwest Corridor Park

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking at 131 Dartmouth St. Garage, 3 hours for $5 after 5pm

  • Public transit

    Located a few feet away from Back Bay Station, home Amtrak, the commuter rail, and the Orange line.

  • Entertainment

    Fun and vibrant with great people watching.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

What 1,318 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. P

    Pedsdoc

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance...wonderfully attentive server!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Best restaurant I have ever been to.
  3. RY

    RichardY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a wonderful experience, first at the bar and then when we were seated at our table. Friendly and attentive service. Great, interesting and savory food.
  4. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was unbelievable. I am new to Japanese food and this was amazing first place to try.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the waitress bring out the sushi of her choosing for the table. Was outstanding. I haven’t been here in a long time so glad I am back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service nice ambiance. I have been for lunch and this eas my first dinner. Loved all of the appetizers we ordered. The mixed drinks were also great. Sashimi was first rate. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful
  7. R

    Robeatswell

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great location. Nice decor. The food is very very good. I would say one of the best sushi restaurants in Boston. Have eaten here multiple times and have never been disappointed. Would highly recommend. Good service.
  8. LI

    LivingInFrance

    New England

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is attractive. The menu is varied; the food is delicious and they have a wine list to meet all tastes. The service is first-rate starting with a warm welcome and leading to excellent service by the masked wait-staff. I went early so the place wasn't very busy--just what I wanted--and quiet. I know from previous meals there that later on there is a nice lively buzz.
  9. SP

    StewartP

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating and drinking there for sushi with drinks. It was a good vibe. Sushi options were more than I was hoping for and the drinks were just the right amount. Some of the people working there look like bouncers which I thought was cool. Will definitely be going back later this month
  10. F

    Fish5

    New England

    160 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Love to have a good sushi place so close. I know I am in the minority on this but I think the rolls are way too big. It's impossible to eat in one bite and when you take a bite of say half, the roll piece falls apart. So I end up eating bits and parts not getting the benefit of the bite -

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate hearing from our customers. We will use your feedback to improve next time. Douzo

  11. JP

    JPCBoston

    New England

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstay food, good service
  12. JF

    JohnF

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is always reliably superb. Service is efficient and relatively fast. It is still weird that they give you menus with the prices blacked out and use the pandemic as an excuse. But overall, I highly recommend this restaurant for excellent Japanese food.
  13. R

    Rockermom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty loud but excellent food! Bathrooms needed some attention
  14. P

    Paddy

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, beautiful and tasty!
  16. AR

    AndreaR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average at best. Slow service.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022We are sorry to hear about your experience, we really appreciate hearing from our guests, We will share this with our service team to improve and provide a better experience for our guests next time Thank you for your feedback, Douzo

  17. ND

    NickiD

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere for a cute date night. Food and drinks were really good!

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  18. b

    bowlgame

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A hidden gem in the Back Bay. An extensive menu, not just sushi, and all delicious. Very attentive service makes for a great dining experience.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  19. 2

    2cre8

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This is the 4th time we've been here and always had an overall terrific experience. Unfortunately, this time it didn't meet our expectations and were quite disappointed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was wonderful. The portion size of each bite was large. I felt the price was great for what you received.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  21. JP

    JPCBoston

    New England

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  22. SR

    SteveR

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great sushi! Had a very nice lunch with international business associates that have a hard time getting good sushi. This is definitely Good Sushi!

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  23. a

    ace77

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The table division should go! It is a nice sushi restaurant.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  24. DB

    DannyB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful venue for a Sunday brunch! Service and food were both excellent.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  25. DM

    DarrylM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  26. GC

    GianlucaC

    Tulsa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    during dinner I saw a mouse in the room that also touched my foot. bad experience considering the cost of the restaurant!
  27. SL

    SushiLover

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, and service was great - almost too attentive. They were asking to clear plates before we even put our chopsticks down from the last bite. We felt that the price was a bit much. The maki sushi rolls were smaller (6 pieces) than other restaurants at the same price point, but they were well made and tasty.
  28. JC

    JorgeC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant and lounge, the food is very delicious and you have a huge variety, you can choice fish, chicken, meat, pork, sea food, etc., etc., etc. Every thing result very good. Thanks.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Went there for lunch and got sick from the sashimi.. we got yellowtail sashimi and I immediately tasted something bad.
  30. JP

    JPCBoston

    New England

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, great service
  31. BD

    BarbaraD

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time dining at Douro when visiting Boston; food is delicious, service is very friendly and accommodating and atmospheres is relaxing and comfortable. Will dine there again next time in Boston!

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on August 25, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  32. TW

    TommyW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so good, food was delicious, service was great. Outstanding overall.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on August 25, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Douzo is a place I take coworkers who are visiting Boston to enjoy Sushi. Over the years, I always ask the co-worker and friends at the end of the meal, “Did I over sell the experience?” Every time the response is a resounding NO, this was an awesome sushi experience. Gulf

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on August 14, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed it, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  34. B

    Blazor

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always reliable and very good fresh food. Service and setting are very nice. The prices have gone up quite a bit. The special sushi that used to cost $35 now goes for $42. Yet it’s worth it.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on August 11, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed it, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  35. OD

    OliviaD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and atmosphere was great! Really enjoyed it.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on August 10, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good experience
  37. DA

    DavidA

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    1) They have plastic screens separating each table. Really unclassy and makes you feel like you are sitting in a tight space. 2) Makis are too big and don’t look really appealing. Taste is average as well. Overall disappointed with the place especially given the price. Not good value for money.
  38. R

    Revelee

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    But if a mixed bag. Some dishes were fantastic like the tuna tataki, the gyoza and the shumai. The Phoenix Roll was very well liked as well. Calamari was light and yummy. Noodles were sadly awful, tasted of bad oil. Some of the other rolls like Mt.Fuji and spider roll were surprisingly low on flavor. Ambiance is sterile - could use some artwork. Busy staff a bit overwhelmed so not as attentive to needs, but friendly and helpful when we had their attention.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was off the charts. Service, OK. Prices, high. The food was that good though.
  40. U

    Umami

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. She kicked off our weekend on a high note. Passionate about her recommendations. I go to Douzo frequently. Always a delight.

    Douzo Modern Japanese RestaurantResponded on August 10, 2022It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon! Douzo

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and 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 4.6 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Columbus Ave & Southwest Corridor Park

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 3:00 pm–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated Parking at 131 Dartmouth St. Garage, 3 hours for $5 after 5pm

  • Public transit

    Located a few feet away from Back Bay Station, home Amtrak, the commuter rail, and the Orange line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sushi Chef

  • Entertainment

    Fun and vibrant with great people watching.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (617) 859-8886

  • Catering

    We cater Sushi and Japanese cuisine to all types of establishments in the greater Boston area.

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