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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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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (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 25, 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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vip
 (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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·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 14, 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 10, 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 9, 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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·Dined on December 4, 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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·Dined on December 1, 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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·Dined on November 26, 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 18, 2017

Great dinner

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·Dined on November 18, 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 12, 2017

Food, drink, and service was outstanding as always

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·Dined on November 12, 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 11, 2017

Just was not good as usual tonight

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·Dined on November 11, 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 4, 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 4, 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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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 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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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great spot for a business lunch!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our table wasn't ready when we arrived despite having a reservation. We waited 30 minutes, but they let us sit at the bar and gave us two appetizers on the house while we waited. The sushi was absolutely amazing and worth the wait!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious- all the sushi was very fresh and large portions for the price. The waiter wasn’t super attentive and then rushed us out by telling us another group was waiting for our table when we were finishing our bottle of wine (after we had paid and left over 20% tip) so thought that was quite rude.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

On my own at CME. Asked for private table, not so much ... but was really cool hearing conversations at adjacent tables. One couple, to my right, had clearly met on a dating app - ahh young love, too my left a slightly more seasoned couple - initially antagonistic with each other but then settled down with talk about current events..one was apparently a scientist/engineer passionate about the two neutron stars that recently collided and created lots of elements, the end game being Fe apparently (new knowledge I learned from the overheard conversation) - VERY cool..so I wanted a private table but got a lot better. Love this place, go there every time I get to Boston.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Incredibly high quality food cooked perfectly and presented beautifully.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Tried for 6:00 reservation but not available on OT. Settled for 5:45 instead. Restaurant was recommended by concierge at Marriott. Was concerned it would be crowded since we had to rush to meet 5:45 reservation. Restaurant was empty! At 6:00 there were maybe three tables. Plenty of servers. Couldn't figure out why 6:00 reservation could not be granted. Food was very good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was excellent. The chef did a great job with the sushi dinner. Good saki and the server was very helpful in the decision making process.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We arrived a bit late and despite calling to announce we were on the way, rhey assigned out table. Well we sat at the bar and the food was a delightful surprise. Excellent sushi!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I've been going to Douzo for many years and it's becomea dependable favorite. I think it's one of the best options for sushi and love introducing new friends to this place. The freshness of the fish is fantastic, and while not inexpensive, worth it for a nice dinner. They also do a beautiful job with accommodating special dietary restrictions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Douzo offers a great dining experience. I ate lunch there recently. I enjoyed the octopus ceviche, and several creative sushi dishes. The service was attentive, but not omnipresent. I would go back there in an instant, and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Greatly recommended but it didn’t meet the expectations. Waiter only recommended the most expensive dishes. Average at most.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Prompt service, attentive bartender, fresh and beautifully crafted sushi. Plenty of options for non sushi eaters as well :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Best sushi we have ever had. We will
Be back for sure next time we are in Boston.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was really good but service was pretty terrible. We told the hostess we were three but then ended up having a fourth join and they never gave us a fourth menu. We had to flag down our waiter to take our order- ok. But then it look 45+ minutes for them to get us our food. No explanation or apology and we asked twice if it was on its way. If you have the time, the sushi is worth it but not a great spot for a business lunch.

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