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Hojoko, Boston, MA

Hojoko

4.5
4.5
728 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Hojoko is a rock n roll izakaya honoring the pulse of Japanese nightlife by serving sushi, robata grilled yakitori and street food small plates paired with craft cocktails, premium sake, wine, and beer. Located directly behind historic Fenway Stadium and walking distance from The MGM Fenway and The House of Blues, Hojoko is the perfect stop before any event.

Dishes like our Wagyu Cheeseburger, Wasabi Roulette, and our 48-hour Ramens keep locals and travelers coming back. Several unique spaces in the restaurnt make it the perfect place for a business dinnner, birthday celebration, or event gathering space.

Guest safety is also extremely important to us. With COVID rates on the rise and flu season in full swing, we respect the need for caution when dining out. To help ensure your safety, Hojoko offers indoor seating and patio seating by request. It's important to note that patios are uncovered with heaters and outdoor areas are subject to closure due to weather.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 670-0507

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Rob Wong

  • Private party facilities

    Hojoko is a party every night! *WINTER 2021-22 UPDATE* We are able to host parties from 12 guests up to 45 guests at this time in semi-private & private spaces. Our event professionals will work with you to create a safe and bespoke experience.

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Cross street

    On Boylston St. between Ipswich and Jersey streets.

  • Parking details

    Valet is provided by VPNE at 1271 Boylston St. Pricing varies based on the neighborhood events. Metered parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    We are an eight minute walk from both Kenmore Station and Fenway Station.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 728 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. Y

    Yuval

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the vibe, the green salad, brussel sprouts, and the sake. rest of the food good but nothing to write home about.
  2. CV

    CoralysV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great fresh sushi and the service was very efficient
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is top notch. There is not one item on the menu you wouldn’t love. The spicy miso ramen is packed with flavor, the karaange chicken is the epitome of crunchy fried chicken, and the potstickers could have kept coming all night. The ambiance, music, mood lighting and decor made this one of my new favorite spots.
  4. LP

    LizmarieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!! We had the snow crab California roll, kimchi fried rice, and the Japanese curry chicken katsu. Cocktails were on point too: highly recommend the Relaxing Times. Our waitress Fatima was wonderful! ❤️ Definitely coming back if we get the chance.
  5. BW

    BWK3

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very eclectic, cool spot. A bit loud but fun!
  6. MR

    MegR

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Boston! The food and drinks are consistently great. Fun atmosphere with cool decor.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The service was very slow. Perhaps, it was due to labor shortage. Fortunately, the food taste great as always.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, Good drinks, Good vibes!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for quick bite before a show at MGM
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good to very good. Liked the chicken; the roulette is fun even though it gave my boyfriend the hiccups. Wish they had hot sake. Would go again.
  11. TW

    TW115

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food, fun drinks and atomosphere. VERY loud so if you are looking for quiet dinner conversation, may not be the right choice. Overall a fun place for a group dinner out! We went pre-show for an event at MGM Fenway and they were quick and super attentive.
  12. NF

    NataliaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food felt really rushed. Server was very nice! Kitchen could pace food better.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious and vibe was great, but the service was a bit slow. We got a round of food before our drinks came, we had to remind the waitress of everything we ordered twice before she’d remember to bring it. Brought some peoples entrees before others got drinks. Overall they could have been a bit more attentive. But the food was delicious!!!
  14. BE

    BELTRANU

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!! Good food very well serviced in a cool ambience.
  15. AL

    AnneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Miso soup - perfection! California Roll - best my 18year old granddaughter ever had! Mushroom Noodle Bowl - perfectly balanced - salty, a touch sweet, richly umamimous! Staff friendly, accommodating (we arrived 20 minutes early and were seated immediately.) Service, including explanations of unfamiliar ingredients, impeccable. Vibe is vibrant yet laid back. Colorful lanterns, big screen anime video against the back wall, view of the Verb Hotel and pool, with outdoor tables, warmed by tall cones of flame in heaters. Not overpriced - well-worth every penny. Looking forward to coming back!
  16. JC

    JuliaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great dinner and evening at Hojoko last night! We ate by the pool and had such a delicious and festive evening. Service was friendly and attentive too. Highly recommend it!
  17. S

    Steveinacton

    New England

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Two separate visits. Food is okay not great. Value on lower side. Noisy. Meals arrive randomly.
  18. CD

    CeciliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, great location! I love Hojoko, and will continue coming back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was great and we loved the vibes but the service was very slow. Food runners brought our sushi then we waited 15 mins for soy sauce. Then came our ramen but we again were waiting to get our servers attention for spoons. This won’t keep us from returning but my past experience dining here were much better.
  20. c

    cliffh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tables by the band/pool. no longer a feature (cold)
  21. JH

    JonH

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not worth the time. Not great food.
  22. J

    Jimmy3w

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food good and service ok. Vibe was cool though.
  23. K

    Kevin

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I really wanted to like this place. Went on a date on a Monday night and the location was pretty loud even though there weren't many people there. That was fine, though the tables were small. We had to shift things around often to make space for drinks and food. The drinks and cocktails were pretty good. Not anything revolutionary, but while I won't be back for dinner, I can see myself stopping at the bar. The food was the dealbreaker for me. We ordered the wasabi surprise sushi. The idea is fun, and if you get the wasabi it will melt your brain, but the sushi not-wasabi-fied was rubbery and gross. The truffle mushroom sushi was also a weird texture and temperature that made me gag. I'm still feeling sick today by how much I didn't enjoy it. I've never had a problem with sushi, but the stuff here made me think that this must be what it's like for people who don't like sushi. Our waitress was nice and attentive. Overall it's a neat spot, just wish the food was better.
  24. TA

    TAM1

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Hostess and Doorman was great - food good, Bar/waitress tried to scalp us - unfortunately adding items to the bill that we did not order - ruined the entire experience. What is worse, the manager could care less. I will not go back.
  25. b

    bostonfoodfan

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    great vibe, great food, great service. Thank you!
  26. R

    Richfromboston

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Food is very fresh and as always great. Staff the best.
  27. MF

    MegFY

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good but limited selection on the sushi end of things which is why I booked it. I booked a reservation on the patio but that wasn't open but they put us by the big open door on to the patio so that was nice. I have to say service and noise level was pretty good considering there was a game at Fenway. If I had to complain about anything it is that the martini that I ordered dry wasn't as dry as I would like. I'll certainly go back because their ramen looks pretty great.
  28. K

    Kymm

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We were very excited to try Hojoko and we’re incredibly disappointed. It has a nightclub atmosphere if you are into that, it’s very loud and everything is squished in together. There were some nice things about inside but overall it was a little too fast food/ party for my taste. Then we go the food. It was incredibly disappointing and bland. I have had better sushi from make and take sushi places. It was tiny portions with zero flavor and the price made it one of the most expensive meals we had in Boston. When I spend that much I expect either flavor or quantity and got neither. It was the most disappointing meal I have had in ages and will never return
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb per usual.
  30. L

    Lyndsay

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was alright. Service was fast and good. Ambiance and atmosphere was fun. Sitting outside we heard the music from the Vern hotel it is attached to.
  31. S

    Sharona

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Hojoko - our server was so friendly and knowledgeable, we ordered several small plates and EVERYTHING was delicious! The miso dipping sauce that came with the potstickers could be used on everything - it was amazing. We had a great time, would definitely go back.
  32. MD

    MariaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly relaxed environment with tasty food. Thought pricing was quite reasonable for Boston. Def going back as there was so many more items on the list that I wanted to try!
  33. E

    Emma

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is amazing, love coming here. Do the Wasabi Roulette!
  34. RL

    RyanL

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great casual spot for dinner before or after a ballgame. Food is fantastic and service is always on point.
  35. A

    Ashley

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My husband got the burger which he said was pretty good. I got the chicken ramen which I loved. Hubby said if he could go back and order again, he'd get the ramen. Also, sushi was so fresh. Would come back for sure.
  36. b

    burgermama1

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    My husband and I always book a room at the verb every year for our birthdays and go to Hojoko. We are never disappointed by the food or drinks The bar was super crowded last night and Carlos was the only bartender who was even remotely involved in getting our orders. He was amazing
  37. JJ

    JenJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious, but the service/kitchen system needs help. We ordered 2 starters and 5 meals. 2 hot meals came out 5 mins after ordering. Then 1 starter. Then another hot meal. Then, believe it or not, our dessert came out BEFORE the rest of the food. We were celebrating a birthday and had let the server know and they brought us dessert with a candle, while full knowing, everyone still didn't have their meals. Finally the last two cold sushi rolls came out. And lastly, our last starter. I've never seen anything like it. Thankfully, the food was good. The atmosphere was fun and we made the best of it.
  38. SB

    StevenB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was amazing as always. Super friendly staff was the icing on the cake
  39. BB

    BrownBagger

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine before a concert at the new MGM Concert Hall behind Fenway. Fun vibe, great staff, creative Asian cuisine. Can’t wait to go back.
  40. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    It was ok I didn’t expect cheeseburgers on the menu but my cousin loved he and kimchi rice was delicious. Noise level was uncomfortable but I did enjoy it for my birthday

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hojoko using the Order Online button. Hojoko also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 670-0507.

Hojoko is rated 4.5 stars by 728 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Hojoko

1271 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Boylston St. between Ipswich and Jersey streets.

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet is provided by VPNE at 1271 Boylston St. Pricing varies based on the neighborhood events. Metered parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    We are an eight minute walk from both Kenmore Station and Fenway Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Rob Wong

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 670-0507

  • Private party facilities

    Hojoko is a party every night! *WINTER 2021-22 UPDATE* We are able to host parties from 12 guests up to 45 guests at this time in semi-private & private spaces. Our event professionals will work with you to create a safe and bespoke experience.

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