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.
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.
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.
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.
Ate here before a concert. The place is always bustling and the food is always above average.
got the charred cauliflower (which can be made vegan) and it was amaaazing!
Great spicy tuna roll - fun atmosphere, sat outside. Nice waitress. Not crazy about potstickers. Would go back!
Some great dishes and some good dishes. Lots of interesting choices on the menu and a disinterested server.
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.
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.
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!
Been going to Hojoko for years, and hope to continue for years to come. Delish, strange, pop-culture-y, and unique.
Fun hip place, great food and drink. Did remind me of a Japanese club, great stuff. Convenient to Fenway
Awesome food & drinks!
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.
Pre game meal before the Red Sox game.
Food was quite expensive for the quality. Likely better for drinks pre- or post-game.
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.
This is a very special place, and the food is excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.
The atmosphere is great and the food and drinks are really fun! Love this place
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.
Wonderful service. Upscale but casual. Excellent food. Looking forward to going back very soon.
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.
Always a good time at Hojoko. Great place for night out with friends, date night and late night grub.
A cool, contemporary izakaya with Japanese classics and americana staples with a twist.
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.
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.
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!
Always a good time at Hojoko. Music, food, service on point
We loved everything we ate and service was exceptional!
Great food, decent portions (for a small plates kinda place) and pricing, great atmosphere and good service. A lot to like here.
Very yummy & good service
Really interesting, unique food. Great for sharing family style.
Pre Red Sox game
Food was ok. Nice place to hang out. Parking $65???? That’s crazy
This is from the people that bring us Oya? No single item was amazing. Most items were boring.
Great Boston "go to" place ! Food & service tremendous value !!
Everything was good but some of the food was really salty that evening
Very much enjoy Hojoku's take on sushi. The Hamachi sashimi in ponzu was so good we order a second plate.
Amazing service! I been here before sometime mid winter. The crowd was just about the same and during a dinner rush but service was absolutely so slow. This time around Travis R was perfect and detailed. Very professional and super friendly. He was apologetic when the drinks were delayed and very detailed oriented. Best part and the most memorable moment was when he checked up on the table and also topped off my boyfriends beer. Never have I seen any other server be so attentive to his customers. Perfect service!! Will return only to be served by him.
The ambiance and vibe is the reason why you go. The food is pretty good but nothing to go out of your way for.