Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.7
1034 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 1034 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and Service was excellent

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RachelW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent sushi, great atmosphere, and didn’t take very long to get our food. Wish they would leave soy sauce on the table so you didn’t have to keep asking the server to pour more. Also didn’t refresh our drinks often, but it was very busy. Would recommend regardless. Great meal!

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vipMarkD
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service. One of the best sushi restaurants in Boston.

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Lena
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The server Kate was very pushy for 25% tips at a checkout. Without letting us know she included 25% tips on her touch screen pad and was asking us to " just sign here quickly". When I found out I asked her to change it to a different amount but she added more than I asked again, dropped off the check and disappeared. I decided not to argue because it was a special event for us. This fact is very frustrating and disappointing as we really liked the restaurant in the past. Be aware!

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vipSoxfan9898
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service!

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TreWaltham
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Great service. We could have a conversation and hear each other. I was there to see friends and for my birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Fantastic service! We’re already talking about what we’re going to order next time!

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Annkalra
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great sushi, good with kids and location is awesome!!

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JeffreyC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was wonderful. It's the best I've had in a long time, and I"ve been out and about during the pandemic. Good cocktails, great service and a modern, fun atmosphere. So close to Back Bay Commuter rail and Orange Line, Green Line too, so convenient for meeting up after work.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is superb, and the food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipBLLG
Monterrey
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and experience, the staff was extremely positive and helpful at all times. I would recommend this very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were tourists who wanted fancy sushi and that’s exactly what we got, loved it.

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vipJudithF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Buen servicio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, it has a really nice ambience and the food is delicious for its price. I can definitely recommend this place

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SpicyTunaTaster
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The omakase was superb, as were the staff and ambiance, a must try (and retry).

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vipATEH
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food! The staff is extremely professional and nice! The food never disappoints here. Try to A5 wagyu beeff, wrapped in a leaf served with an unbelievably delicious pine-nut sauce

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AltheGreat
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent sushi on the pricier side. Service was good and overall experience was pleasant.

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winedine
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very welcoming. The food was great.

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FrankR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent fresh sushi! we really enjoyed our meal..

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PerryB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Boston. Wonderful, creative Maki rolls and many expertly prepared Japanese standards.

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BernardD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Generally good food,interesting cocktails, good ambience. However, my main dish was almost cold when it arrived, and service was a little slow.

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vipJOBE
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our welcome by the hostess was professional but cold.Tables look like cafeteria style.Cold atmosphere and service was good but not great.

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vipJasonV
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. I had the millennium roll and it was very good. Our server was professional. However, the ambience is very loud and a bit too-cool-for-school.
The music at lunch was so loud it was pretty hard to hear the server. She did offer very good recommendations on their dessert menu.

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GregoryF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to be back in Boston enjoying REAL sushi again! Douzo does not disappoint. Best of all was our server Leroy. He was so attentive, helpful and knowledgable. Ask for him please!

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vipAmyB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service.. very young person vibe with loud, pulsing electronic music.. not my taste but the friendly service and incredible food made up for it!

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vipSocalsue
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The table next to us were regulars and they recommended the sushi boat for 2 and the recommended the Millennium rolls. Everything we tried was fantastic. We’ll be back for sure.

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Live2Eat
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best sushi in Boston! The selection of fish is not that broad, but the quality it phenomenal. And the maki are out of this world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. The tofu was the most delicious dish.

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steve
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Was in town to for college visits and found them on OpenTable.

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vipBrendaB
Austin
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick, servers were friendly and professional.
The food was delicious.

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PeterS
Tokyo
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reasonably good Japanese restaurant with an extensive menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing w delicious food!

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LouisaC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with accommodating and exceptionally kind service.

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BarnettH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved everything. Service was very, very slow. Once we placed part of our order, it came out in good time, but the server left us alone with empty drinks and plates for long periods of time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Millenium roll was so delicious and our server was the sweetest!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was terribly slow. Our server was nice enough, but she could not get it figured out. I think she was very new, but she had a hard time understanding the basics of service. We ordered a bottle of champagne and it was warm. She couldn’t figure out how to get it cold. A friend in our party had serious food allergies, and the second plate of sushi we ordered had some of the allergens on the plate.

The food itself was okay, but also very, very slow. Our first plate of sashimi was fine, but on the second plate some of this fish was still frozen. The wine menu was pretty limited/bad.

There were people who looked like manager(s) walking around the restaurant but the never checked in on us. We would have had some feedback. The ambience was okay. The restaurant felt like it was trying to be a cool sushi lounge, but falling kind of short. Overall a bad experience and I would not go back without a serious revamp of the restaurant.

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vipTja82
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food at Douzo is very good: we selected the chef's sushi boat for two and weren't disappointed with the selection or quality. It was delicious. It did however, take over an hour to get to our table, so much so that we ordered additional appetizers while we waited. The restaurant didn't communicate very effectively what was the problem and how long we might have to wait. The overall ambience of the restaurant isn't particularly great—while presenting as high end and charging high end prices, it's not so nice inside and badly needs remodeling. I didn't feel particularly welcome or valued as a customer.

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vipSteveK
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say. Every time my wife and I come to Boston we eat here or get takeout

Food is consistently fantastic and waitstaff is very polite and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Service was exceptional. Great staff!

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 1034 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.