Douzo Modern Japanese Restaurant

4.6
730 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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New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there for the lunch deal and we had a wonderful experience. We had the Douzo lunch set which was mostly chef choice of mini chirashi, yakimono and anemone. They were all yummy! The hot green tea was tasty as well as our desserts. Atmosphere was lively. And service was good.

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AL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited over an hour to receive our sushi because they prioritized take out orders over people in the restaurant. The waiter offered edamame for free while we waited and then even the small bowl of edamame took 20 min. Manager came over to apologize and offered to comp a couple drinks, but then we got the receipt and they weren't comped, embarrassingly bad communication and service. Sushi was fine, better than some sushi I've had in boston but not the best. Honestly I've had better sushi at a chain restaurant in the midwest.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic Mother’s Day!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A little pricey and if busy they tend to rush you a little bit, but this is our go to sushi spot.

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JP
New England
61 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and ambience. Great food for price

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Staff is very helpful, and the food is excellent.

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GF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter’s impatience is the only negative I have; food was excellent as usual!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hands down great food and value I've enjoyed my time there

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was good. Small portions and pricey.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a MUST when in the Boston area!!

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JP
New England
61 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, great service

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GG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We used to love coming here, but it seems that there’s some new shortcoming every time we show up. On this occasion the service was so inadequate that our evening was ruined. Too many details to describe here — but it’s become a 50/50 proposition whether or not we’ll receive delicious sushi and adequate service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

味が最悪でコストが高い

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice sushi restaurant, great taste for a great value

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok but I question the hygiene of the restaurant. Tables and menus were sticky.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious cocktails and food! Would definitely recommend. 100% get the shrimp appetizer— delicious

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HI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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C
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really fresh and well prepared and the portions are surprisingly larger than I expect. We like the variety of dishes the menu has to offer in comparison to other Japanese restaurant.

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BK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best Japanese resturants I've ever visited (including Japan)
highly suggest and can't wait to go there again soon

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TG
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding sushi, nice restaurant for dinner with friends, co-workers. A little pricey.

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d
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, attentive service. Beautiful sushi dishes from an extensive menu.

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KA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was lukewarm when it arrived. Appetizer (gyoza) came at the same time as the entrees- was the only thing that was hot. We would have asked that things be reheated, but we both had to get back to work and service had been slow to begin with.

Was very surprised- I’m a regular customer, and restaurant was far less crowded than usual.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly & patient staff, plus delicious food.

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was great, except the service. Our waiter was very impatient. We got our food well after several other parties who had come after we did. He never stopped by to see how we were doing. I hope it wasn't cause we're were a mother/daughter duo, not a couple.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience! Food a bit of expensive though

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and waiter - V!!! Recommend the XO that was on fire! And the lobster salad !
We went two nights in a row!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

While I enjoyed some of the rolls I had at Douzo, I think the California roll and some of the nigiri could have been improved upon. The miso soup was good but it could have been hotter. The pricing was quite steep. For 2 people it was $55.
Could have been better.

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ND
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Other than a rather terse hostess (we were 12 minutes late for our reservation because of traffic), the dining experience was pleasant, the sushi fresh and some of the rolls were interesting beyond the typical. Small plates or bites were also pleasant. Sake was excellent. Tables are tight, but since they canceled our reservation, I think we were just seated at an available table; perhaps the "reserved" table might have been better.

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LS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place for Japanese food. Some items were better than others, but it depends on your willingness to try new things!

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FF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Way overpriced for the quality. Nothing we ate (we mostly had sushi rolls and a few appetizers) was exceptional by any means, and the portions were skimpy for the price.

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AC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food . Nice staff .

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AR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, service and ambiance. Quality sushi and donburi for the price, especially their lunch specials.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! Our server, Roland, was an absolute gentleman, so helpful with recommendations on the menu (and Boston nightlife!). The food was fantastic. The sushi rolls were the best I’ve ever had. Go with the Dragon roll - it was a total game-changer. And the cocktails were good, too. Really can’t fault this place, only negative would be that the restrooms were freezing cold. Would highly recommend Douzo for many occasions, next time we visit Boston we’ll be straight back!

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j
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

good food, modern atmosphere, but tables are really close... not an intimate dinner place.

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N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Wonderful menu with spot on pictures.

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MD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but wait time was a bit long during lunch time.

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1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious with the best quality sushi we've had. Cocktails were so good too! Staff was friendly and despite the restaurant being completely full they were efficient and constantly checking up on us. The ambience is relaxed, noise doesn't carry all that much, and is super comfy. One of the best restaurant experiences we've had!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food and a fun spot

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