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About Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

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.

131 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:55pm Dinner: Nightly: 3:00pm - 11:25pm

Cross Street:
between Columbus Ave & Southwest Corridor Park

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 859-8886

Website:
http://douzosushi.com/

Entertainment:
Fun and vibrant with great people watching.

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

Parking Details:
Validated Parking at 131 Dartmouth St. Garage, 3 hours for $5 after 5pm; valet parking Thursday through Saturday after 5pm

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

Executive Chef:
Sushi Chef

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

Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
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·Dined a day ago

Perfect :)

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy Douzo!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great B-Day Dinner!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food and service was very good. The Sake expensive but broke tradition by serving in a wine glass? Friday night when we were there was after work, date night and busy.
Music was a little too loud and more modern pop than soothing jazz or modern Japanese.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good but nothing special.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Best sushi in Boston!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very excited to find quality sushi! Excellent service and fresh food. A little pricey but worth the expense for a top notch meal.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

So yummy, but we are heartbroken to not have the Summer roll on the menu any more! Not a problem when the crunchy roll is the best thing ever.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best way to be reintroduced to sushi after having to avoid it during pregnancy. One of the best spots in Boston for delicious sushi!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was amazing! Our server was not. He never checked on us, the manager had to take our order, we had to ask the bussers for drink refills! Never even asked us how our food was and we had three courses. I thought that was very rude!! Shame because the food was amazing

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great sushi

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I had dinner here Saturday (20 Jan 2018) night. We made reservations and was seated right away by the hostess who was very nice. Our server came over right awahile as well introduce herself and took drink orders. However, I think she may have forgotten about for a while because it took her forever to come back with the drinks (water and a Diet Coke). I had to stop another server to ask them to get her. Our server was nice just took her forever. The torched salmon appetizer was AMAZING!!!! Overall our experience was pretty good. We’ll for sure visit again. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great options with something interesting to try on every page of the menu. We loved all the sushi and everything else we tried. Service was good and the atmosphere was pleasant. We can't wait to go back

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food. It has a different menu from other restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Everything was great, but despite having very few customers when we were first seated, other patrons were seated right next to us (and the tables were very close). Would be nicer to spread people out until the place gets busier. Otherwise, the waitstaff was wonderful and the food was delicious! Can't wait to go back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Disappointed!!!
Server no patient, rolling eyes and act like we are stupid when we asked TWO questions about the menu, we didn’t enjoy our meal not only the service, the food was so so, not tasty, there are a lot of Japanese restaurants around back bay, never go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Douzo’s excellent sushi, sashimi and custom cocktails never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Recently introduced
I had been 3 times prior to recent visit. Go to for sushi. This time service so so and food ok not their usual great

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fresh sushi, modern take, nice serving dishes, really yummy sushi..melts in your mouth

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

An absolute GEM in the middle of backbay! Loved the sushi- high quality!! Will be back again soon! My husband and I had a date night here and loved every minute of it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent quality sushi. Great presentations and sauces. Great service. Considering the quality, the value was totally acceptable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good service. When oour miso soup came out lukewarm, they heated it quick ly and returned to the table in less than 5 min.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I've been visiting Douzo since 2009 and always have a good meal. The ambiance is always good - like the music (different than most Japanese/Sushi restaurants). The food is pretty consistent. I hadn't been in awhile and the menu was newer - great photography and representation of items. Spicy Tuna was extra spicy (or at least I don't remember it being that spicy). Had chef's sashimi special and was really good/fresh. Uni was delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is a great sushi restaurant. The good was fresh, beautifully presented and the staff was very accommodating. Will return.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We got both sick same night. I definitely cannot recommend this restaurant. Food was delicious but not worth those consequences

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had to wait for my date to arrive. I was seated and brought water. The staff checked in on me to see if I needed anything while I waited. When my date came we ordered and food came fast. The food was hot, fresh, and really tasty. I would definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Need a lot more vegetarian options. I would come back again if there are more veg options in the menu

Tags: Waterfront, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Enough variety on the menu for non sushi lovers as well. Seriously recommend the steamed pork bun or the spare ribs!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love Douzo #iworkatNeimanMarcus
Great after work spot to grab a drink and a nibble whether we work till 6pm or 8pm. They do their best to accommodate us with a table no matter the size of our group 🤓

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great dinner

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had to wait for an hour even though we had a reservation. Repeatedly lied to by staff about when the table would be ready. The food was mediocre at best. I will not return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food, drink, and service was outstanding as always

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Been here a few times in the past and food was great. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the food wasn’t good. The sushi didn’t taste fresh at all. We had to send an order back, and the couple next to us also had to do the same. The drinks barely had any alcohol in them, so we switched over to wine. On the plus side, our server was great, and staff was friendly. But for the price, I couldn’t recommend going back to this venue for the quality food we received.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just was not good as usual tonight

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I went for lunch with two friends. We all had the exact same thing: the Bento box with a spicey tuna roll and the salmon teriyaki that came with a few pieces of broccolini. The salmon and the vegetable were perfectly cooked and delicious. The tuna roll was fine. What wasn't fine was the jumble of tempura. The batter was soggy and the vegetables and whatever else were totally undicernible. I've been to this restaurant several other times and have found the food excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The menu at Douzo was extensive. It contained extensive sushi, sashimi, and tempura options as well as many other kaiseki choices and many excellent rolls. Food was prepared exquisitely and the presentation was equally impressive. We drank cold sake and beer but the wine list was also extensive. Service was attentive and the food arrived promptly. Restaurant was peaceful rather than buzzing although it was full on a Friday night. Will definitely return on my next trip to Boston.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have eaten her before and the food and service have been consistently excellent. The sushi/shashimi is awesome and they are willing o let you come up with your own roll.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Took my friend who was in town from Atlanta and a sushi novice. I ordered a mixture of raw and cooked sushi rolls. She is now a sushi fan and thought it was the best thing ever. She raved about the freshness and taste. She also tried the spicy lobster soup and loved it. I'm I of course have adored Douzo for sushi for years. The very best sushi.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Owe go here often. Out server LIANNA was exemplary. Anticipated our needs and went out of her way to make it experience nothing short of exceptional. I wish the other servers at Douzo were as capable and caring as her.

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