Hojoko

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$31 to $50
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Japanese

Hojoko is a Japanese tavern in the heart of Fenway Park. Modeled after izakayas, or drinking taverns, in Japan, the food is meant to be enjoyed with drinks and good company!

Specializing in small plates, the menu encourages diners to share and explore. A Robata Grill imported from Japan is the focal point of the open kitchen, turning out traditional and nontraditional yakitori.


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New York Area
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Hojoko always has amazing food! Literally Everything that I’ve tried there is good. Ser rice is not amazing, but it’s not too bad for what you’re paying.

G
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was very interesting. It had a unique spin on Sushi and many Asian dishes. We truly enjoyed every dish. The Sushi was fresh and and the sharing dished are really good. The service was excellent. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu and all the other waiter that were walking around all were eager to help. I will defiantly go back.

CP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Hojoko has bang average food and a cool ambiance.

The burgers were an embarrassment. 18 dollars for a burger on Pepperidge farm buns with a subpar little patty.

we ordered sushi that only came 30 minutes after we had finished all of our other dishes.

The sushi was also very average. I recommend douzo for sushi and tiger mama down the street as much better comparable options.

FE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The atmosphere was great, but it was very noisy. The service was disappointing; we waited 15 minutes before a drink order was taken, and the server was very brusk. We weren’t checked on during the meal frequently, and water glasses were not refilled. The spicy ramen was good. Don’t order the cheeseburger; it was like ordering off of the kids menu at McDonald’s. The burger was tasty, but very small with a fast food style bun. The French fries came in a small paper bag the size of a small McDonald’s fry order; the only difference being the price, $18 for the burger. Disappointing.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Some of the portions were very small but food was very good. It was eRly and the place was not busy but we felt rushed by our sever who was otherwise nice and very helpful with the menu.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu choices. Something for everyone. Fried chicken sandwich, shrimp toast and tuna tacos are all excellent. Cocktail with mango foam was amazing. Bearded server was very attentive and personable.

a
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate here before a concert. The place is always bustling and the food is always above average.

k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

got the charred cauliflower (which can be made vegan) and it was amaaazing!

BF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spicy tuna roll - fun atmosphere, sat outside. Nice waitress. Not crazy about potstickers. Would go back!

BS
New England
122 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Some great dishes and some good dishes. Lots of interesting choices on the menu and a disinterested server.

s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Not able to review the food since when we arrived at 10:23PM for our 10:30PM reservation the kitchen was closed die to the dishwasher was "broken ". We had a drink and left.

Z
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent drinks, good food and friendly service. Every item served at this restaurant has a unique flavor or method to it. Nothing is routine, so it's an adventure. For example, I had a shrimp hotdog with kim chee topping and french fries. We went on a night when there was a rock concert at Fenway, so they had a limited menu. Four people $240 included 2 appetizers, 5 cocktails, 1 sake cup, 4 entrees, 20% tip.

JA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We love hojoko. We’ve never had a bad meal here. This experience was fine but our sever seemed overmatched. It took her over 15 minutes before she even greeted us and following table visits were hard to come by. In any setting, that’s a long time to wait. Other than that, the food was great! We will be back!

P
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going to Hojoko for years, and hope to continue for years to come. Delish, strange, pop-culture-y, and unique.

NO
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun hip place, great food and drink. Did remind me of a Japanese club, great stuff. Convenient to Fenway

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food & drinks!

H
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Came here for the first time for dinner before a concert. The food was amazing and so was the atmosphere. We were a little cold as all the windows and doors were open and it was a chilly night, but it was still great. Will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre game meal before the Red Sox game.

A
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was quite expensive for the quality. Likely better for drinks pre- or post-game.

NG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing we didn’t care for was speed that food came out. Our server did say it would come out as it was ready but sushi is something we like to enjoy over a period of time. It’s a culinary adventure! and the rapid fire service which made us feel rushed.

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a very special place, and the food is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is great and the food and drinks are really fun! Love this place

BB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a vibe. Great food but presented in a way that made eating so fun. Our server was honestly the best ever. I wish I remembered his name.

JM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Upscale but casual. Excellent food. Looking forward to going back very soon.

NT
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere. Funky decor. Nice patio.
Very good food and diverse menu. Much to choose from even if you don’t go for the sushi/traditional.
Good drink menu.
Our server was knowledgeable and attentive.
It’s quite loud making conversation at times difficult so be aware.

TT
West Virginia
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a good time at Hojoko. Great place for night out with friends, date night and late night grub.

M
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cool, contemporary izakaya with Japanese classics and americana staples with a twist.

H
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I've given hojoko a few chances, mainly because I used to go before it got really popular. The bigger bouncer at the door let's girls in who he knows and lets them cut the line. He doesn't check their ID's and they're definitely underage. He told me to get to the back of the line even though I was trying to explain that I had a dinner reservation. Then after he kept telling at me and telling me I wasn't special, the other bouncer came over because I told her about the reservation too and so we were let inside, late for our friends birthday dinner. We got no apology and the bouncer kept letting girls cut. They had also told us we weren't on the list, but then when we talked to the hostess she had no idea what list he had and why he wasn't confirming the reservation with them. This has happened multiple times since I went there and me and all my friends went from pro-hojoko to just being super dissapointed. We probably will never try to go there again.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi and shasimi were excellent. We had food menus but a drink menu at the table would have been nice too. Thanks for a great experience. We will be back.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great as usual. This is my spot for dinner or a quick bite. Open late night so I am typically here in the evenings. Not your standard hotel bar!

CB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at Hojoko. Music, food, service on point

AP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved everything we ate and service was exceptional!

s
New England
91 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, decent portions (for a small plates kinda place) and pricing, great atmosphere and good service. A lot to like here.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very yummy & good service

E
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really interesting, unique food. Great for sharing family style.

U
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Red Sox game

MZ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok. Nice place to hang out. Parking $65???? That’s crazy

LF
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is from the people that bring us Oya? No single item was amazing. Most items were boring.

g
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Boston "go to" place ! Food & service tremendous value !!

MM
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hojoko is one of my favorite restaurants. We usually go on the earlier side, and the service and food has been outstanding every time. As weird as it sounds, try the hot dog. It’s delicious!

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