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Hojoko, Boston, MA

Hojoko

4.4
4.4
680 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.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!! Dining with us in Winter 2021-2022
-Hojoko offers indoor seating and patio seating by request.
-Patios are uncovered with heaters.
-Outdoor areas are subject to closure due to weather.
-Indoor dining spaces will have open windows to allow for air flow.
-Face coverings must be worn by all guests unless you are actively eating or drinking.

We thank you for your understanding as we welcome you safely during this time. For more information about State/City mandated restaurant restrictions, please visit Boston.gov.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Izakaya, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 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 680 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. DW

    DonW

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Having Toro on the specials was great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing cocktails, amazing service!
  3. s

    somename

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Honestly, overpriced and not worth it. I wouldn't waste a meal here.
  4. T

    Tord

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    No chicken wings 😭 ramen good hamger good Tokyo tea good
  5. S

    Sarah

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the drinks were really fun! The music was too loud. We came back after our concert for more drinks at the bar and everyone was very nice and even gave us complimentary sake for waiting to be served.
  6. OA

    OutAndAbout

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and drinks were very good, and the service was great. The AC (if there was any) could not keep up so it was very warm (enough that I sweated the entire time), which was a bummer. I would definitely recommend Hojoko to friends, and would visit again when it's not so hot.
  7. MS

    MichaelS

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Went with my wife and 2 sons. The boys loved it. They have an awesome cheeseburger for those who aren't into sushi. Service could have been better, but perfect vibe for 2 college age kids!!!
  8. JS

    JayS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Don't inconvenience Hojoko by dining there. It's not worth your time.
  9. N

    Narf

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ordered 5 small plates for 2 people - really nice variety of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese dishes. Excellent food and cocktails. Nice bar. A bit on the loud side, but probably quieter when it’s not summer and the Red Sox aren’t playing
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    It was a special occasion with my wife… not a good spot to go if you’re around Fenway. Music was way too loud, I couldn’t even heard my wife and she was in front of me. It smells like grease and the open kitchen looked dirty. We wouldn’t even started our dinner there, too many red flags. The server was very attentive, but we just couldn’t eat there so we left. Shame, is a good location.
  11. LC

    LaurenC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place so much! The truffle roll, edamame, wagyu burger, and salmon sashimi were all delish. We loved our server. Cocktails were awesome too. Try the sake on tap, it’s bomb!
  12. k

    kerryd

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Really fun place, great for groups. Make sure to Always see if the booth is available. Haven’t been here in quite a few years. Although I always come back for the tempura mushroom roll, they completely changed it from how amazing it used to be. Now the roll is half its size with it’s mostly rice, no flavor except for the foam, no mushroom or tempura crisp, cold, and it’s increased $4. Now the price increase since Covid is justified but not with its tiny amount. However I highly recommend the cauliflower and kimchi fried rice! Chicken is crispy and tasty. Again very sad about the mushroom roll since it used to be one of the best things I’ve ever ordered at a restaurant. Hope they change it back soon.
  13. SL

    SaraL

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional!! Food was good as always, service was attentive and great!
  14. BE

    BostonEater

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Creative foods with interesting flavors. Nice atmosphere, including an outdoor patio by the pool. Service was friendly and attentive. Drinks were a bit pricy, but food is reasonably priced.
  15. MR

    MegR

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails. Very quick and friendly service. A top 3 Boston restaurant for me!
  16. MM

    MireilleM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Asked for a table outside (because of crowded inside and there’s another COVID surge and loud music): hosts (yes 2) stared at a computer screen for minutes, scratching their heads: “not possible, fully booked”. This was at 5pm on a Red Sox game night. I assumed it would empty out by 7, but was told that the restaurant was fully booked. When seated, again we were told it was fully booked, especially tables outside being in high demand. 30 minutes into our visit, no other guests had arrived. After another consultation with hosts, it seemed that one out of all tables outside could be given to us. Great. Aggregating though that NONE of the other tables were occupied by the time we left three hours later. Inside virtually empty which is not a good thing if you eat raw fish. Other than that hosts lies, wait staff is extremely nice and friendly. Food ok
  17. BI

    BILL

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was not my first time to Hojoko. I brought friends who had never been there, and we all enjoyed the food and the service was outstanding.
  18. DH

    DevonH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Sushi rolls were horrible. And expensive. Tasted like they bought them at supermarket and re-played them to serve.
  19. c

    cnbcnb

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we go — usually for husband birthday — we like everything we eat. Interesting, delicious! My mother-in-law described a drink she had in Italy and they recreated it.
  20. DM

    DillonM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Place just stinks. Everything about it.
  21. KR

    KerryR

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The service was very slow and we were the first people in there. It took forever to get another round of drinks. We spent 2 hours there.
  22. NG

    NGrenet

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for lively dinner in a nice setting. Service and food were really good.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Server’s were impatient and not very friendly. Food was so-so. Background music was way too loud.
  24. M

    Moop

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    While our server was very nice and working hard, the staff at the door (acted like a bouncer), the hostess, and others (except one who actually smiled) who came to our table were surly and put out. The hostess tried to seat our reservation at a table outside on Boylston St.. When I asked if we could not sit there, she was not happy, tried to put us three at a small bar high top in the front room, and then reluctantly seated us at a table in the restaurant. Plenty of space and empty tables. Rude. Sushi dinner was like a small appetizer (where’s the food). Ramen bowl was tasty and hearty. We went before a Sox game and will make sure to forget to ever go there again.
  25. TK

    TerryKerry

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Slow. Small Portions. Drinks small. Would not go back.
  26. AB

    AlyssaB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed the mushroom maki roll and eggplant. I’d pass on the shrimp toast next time. Overall, food was very good!
  27. KW

    KenleyW

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burger and cocktails!
  28. KC

    KristinaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hojoko is lively joint with great food, great service and a few superior cocktails!
  29. l

    lorip

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. HD eight different plates and loved them all. Definitely will go back next time I’m Boston. !👍
  30. m

    mayacrawf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! It is always my go-to for family, friends, and coworkers that come to visit Boston. The shrimp toast and fried chicken (which has a gluten free option that the rest of my table didn't even realize until I told them) are must-haves.
  31. E

    Emily

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites in Boston! Very upbeat vibe with amazing food and service.
  32. CM

    CarlosM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    nice dinner with friends, celebrated a bday. Would have liked to have more ambience with music that fits the place better like old rock or lounge music.
  33. JA

    JessA

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner, amazing food, amazing drinks, great service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, kind service. Excellent experience
  35. m

    michaeld

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great quick place to grab food ( excellent) or cool drink before Fenway event!
  36. ES

    EricS

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Host tried to seat us indoors even though we had a confirmed outdoor table and several outdoor tables were open the entire time we were there. only after we insisted did he finally seat us at an outdoor table. No good explanation and no apology. Unnecessarily unpleasant start to an otherwise nice meal.
  37. F

    Foodie12345

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, drinks, and ambience! My friends and I had an awesome time!
  38. w

    wendym

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and our server was engaging and did a wonderful job. The cocktails were delicious and looked beautiful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously the most perfect meal. Pacing of food was excellent and every element felt prepped with such care. Amazing range of flavors as well! Staff were very fun and helpful.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Very fun drinks!

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 4.4 stars by 680 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 33 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 Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 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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