Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.7
1156 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 1156 people are saying
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BillK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good sushi at fair prices for downtown Boston.

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BeantownGoddess
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at Douzo for years. The quality of food and customer service remains consistent. Highly recommend!

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

It was a pleasure serving you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy you enjoyed our service, and we hope you'll come and see us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Saturday lunch with my family was a highly enjoyable experience. Restaurant continues to provide consistently high quality food and service. Was happy to see that they were busy for lunch and that they appear to be surviving the pandemic. One of the best sushi restaurants in Boston in my opinion.

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FoodieM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really liked Douza. Early dinner before a show. We sat at the sushi bar over in the corner... made it private/romantic. We had the gyoza and spicy edamame to start. Carafe of cold sake. The only small disappointment was the pistachio parfait was icey. The server and sushi were excellent!

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VictorC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Sushi lunch, sushi plater, and agedashi tofu were really good. Octopus ceviche looked amazing in the picture, but the actual dish had a strange tasting dressing that overwhelmed everything, while the octopus itself had no taste and the veggies around it were super cold. Tuna tartare was overly salty and not particularly tasty - again, picture in the menu looked very appetizing, but the actual dish was disappointing for the price we paid.

JP
vipJPCBoston
New England
123 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal, food is excellent

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2022

It 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!

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MattyL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was fast. No complaints. I’d definitely go back

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2022

It 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

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travelexpert
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Cambridge and never cross the river for Japanese food.
However, Douzo was so well located for our later plans, that our group
of five decided to give them a try. We all thought it was terrific with lots
of interesting sushi combinations none of us had seen before.
And they were all good. The wait staff was very pleasant.
It was a great find.

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AejinS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all sushi & sashimi were very good.
Except Wagyu Beef & King Crab were little too salty for our taste.
Other than that every thing else were very good.

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Lab6868
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

The sushi here was terrible. We ordered the XO toro appetizer and it was almost inedible. I don’t actually think it was toro…it tasted like grocery store sushi, but worse. The rest of the rolls were very mediocre as well. Service was good and they had a ginger mocktail that was delicious, but would not recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food as usual!

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vipguck
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

There was a woman talking on her cell phone the entire time. That should be stopped.

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ngocn
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was nice and enjoyable

KB
vipKBNJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Have not been back here in many years. We do not understand why it gets a 4.7 review. The service is very good but the food has gone down immensely. We would give it a 3.9 at most.

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vipMaryE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time.

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samanthas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The sushi is outstanding. Wait staff is very friendly. Sake is delicious. Ambiance isn't a scene rather an elegant and refined dinner. Not the most experiential dining but the food makes it worth it.

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Greg
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at Douzo, definitely going back!

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Jand
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best, tastiest sushi I've had in over a decade ... not a cheap date, but for the quality? Good value. highly recommend.

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vipMaxy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the better sushi I've had in a while. Strong, creative drinks. Server was friendly and attentive. Would go again!

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vipAnAmericaninFrance
New England
52 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is just ok.
Sushi is good quality
But wagyu steak is so so.
Overall not bad.
But not worth for price

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Morena
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to enjoy tasty sushi. Would recommend!

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2022

It 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!

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vipHemul
New England
136 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just great food. Sashimi was on of the best I have eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service!!

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LindaA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great corner table, quiet. Sug add more dressing to salad and make thicker as asked for more and ate salad for desert after got more dressing. Love bento selection , always get it! Thx good quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food - get the scallop skewers

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vipErikA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Used to be one of my favorite places. Haven’t been back in a couple years. Still good, but nothing spectacular.

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SAKim
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Boat was delicious and so worth it! Service was great as well .

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Susana
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A New house celebration 😀

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iuliiaM
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The food delicious and the service so nice. 🥰

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JaredS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douzo is the best - THANK YOU for making my fiance's birthday amazing.

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vipPhoodie
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chef’s sushi selection. It was some of the best sushi I’ve ever had! The fish melted in my mouth. They put seasonings on some of the nigiri to make them more interesting. It was all delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Great food only prob is it took 1 hour to arrive

JP
vipJPCBoston
New England
123 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great service

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vipCoolidge
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid sushi and nice ambiance. Good service.

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Hmusteat
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good but the speed in which it was delivered to the table was overwhelmingly not well paced. It's like when food is ready from kitchen, they send it over. They don't observe the readiness of clients and how fast we were eating. The dessert was underwhelming as it was prefabricated and not fresh in preparation. Did not even eat one of the two sent to us. The tables were not spread 6' apart in this day and age which was disappointing. Overall, the food is good but not like 'wow'.

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GabrieleP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Wrong order, nonody came refilling the water, we’ve been asked for the dessert when my husband was in the middle of his main (alone) duento the wrong order. We really appreciated the Manager’s gesture of offering the main course to my husband due to the inconvenience.
This was the highlight from a good customer handling, pity that else than this the service was very poor.
Food good overall

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. We would go back again

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Priya
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We saw a mouse that kept circling the tables! When we pointed it out to a waiter, he brought over his manager. The manager just told us that its been an issue they've been having for a few days. If they knew they had a mouse issue, they should've shut down! i saw the mouse go in and out from the vents and so did the manager. unfortunately we saw and pointed this out at the end of the meal, but it's very concerning!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was excellent, small portion but very good. Service was very slow and they were not busy. The hostess who sat us was not very nice and friendly. The worst part was we saw a mouse running across the floor and jump into the vent as you go up the tiny stairs. This ruined my guests dinner. It’s not pleasant to see a mouse where you are eating. They need to fix this. The food is not cheap there for the amount that you get.

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 4.7 stars by 1156 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.