Hojoko

4.6
598 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 during COVID-19:
-Hojoko offers indoor and patio seating.
-Patios are uncovered and unheated.
-Outdoor reservations are subject to cancellation due to weather.
-Indoor dining spaces will have open windows to allow for air flow. Please keep temperature in mind when coming to dine with us.
-Face coverings must be worn by all guests unless you are actively eating or drinking

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 598 people are saying
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JOYM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Noise level was higher than I would have liked but that may be because we were seated close to a couple of speakers. Drinks were good but the bar was backed up…. Could be due to personnel shortage… so I will give them a pass on that.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service. Hospitality. Engaging. Delicious. Perfect. 10 out of 10 ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Boston!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, love the vibe and the food. Will be coming back as a regular for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so yummy !! Everything came out so quickly and our server was very nice and checked on us frequently but not too much!

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EthanM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fun spot with a great vibe and drinks menu. sushi and small plates (shrimp toast and okonomiyaki especially) were terrific. didn't think the burger lived up to the hype or the price point (and my friend's arrived nearly raw, though server and manager were very kind and apologetic). will return to try more of the small plates for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess said happy anniversary.

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Kristin
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent. Our server was not so great. Pretty much ignored us after we reminded her that one of us still hadn't received their entrée after about 40 minutes.
Apparently there was a fryer down she did not tell us about. The manager made it right though. The food we did get was excellent.

JM
vipJulesMacrae
New England
69 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening…great service, food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I realize things are still post-COVID, so don’t want to be too harsh, but service (though very nice) was slow and somewhat inattentive. Everything was a little off (there was, for example, a dirty steak knife in the middle of the dining room floor, which our server stepped right over without a thought … I picked it up and walked it to
the server station; no attempts to refill our water or come back to ask if we wanted more drinks… etc.). The security out front (with ID checks) is bonkers. Menu is somewhat pared-down from what I remember. Just felt a little sad - like this restaurant is late-stage and needs some love - which is terrible because it’s my favorite restaurant in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were served a piece of raw chicken.

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vipfresser2
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great but selection was limited. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love hojoko. So creative, so much fun, delicious food and an enjoyable experience

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vipvalentinag
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 experience. The decor and the restaurant itself are so trendy and fun. The food was so yummy. You should order the kimchi fried rice, it was mouth watering. Also, the fish in their sushi is so fresh, I could tell as soon as I saw it.

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HollyH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just get everything. It's all the best.

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TonyM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, and perfect place before a Red Sox game.

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Gina
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great spot. My children and I enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend it.

HY
HollabackYoungin
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love a visit to Hojoko!

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Stina
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Hojoko is amazing. The flavor combinations are phenomenal - everything is so delicious. We ate most items on the menu - the sushi, the small plates - brussels, cauliflower, kimchi fried rice, wings, ramen - it was all amazing. Our favorite was the shrimp kimchi fried rice. I've eaten at Hojoko many time and took out of town guests last night and it did not disappoint. Top quality and inventive. Most Boston restaurants are basic with your more inventive restaurants in Cambridge and Somerville and this is one of the best on the Boston side of the river.

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DaveC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No better place to hang out with friends following an event at Fenway. Great service, great atmosphere, and the best "bar food" in town. It's our go-to place in Back Bay for casual dining and drinks.

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CeciliaD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delicious and we had great service! My only constructive criticism was that the music was loud and explicit.

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EveZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who has lived in Japan and always wanted to see casual food/drinking izakaya in Boston, Hojoko is a dream come true. Every item came out hot from the kitchen and some were creative takes on Japanese originals. Fried chicken was excellent as was the eggplant, the sushi, etc. The okonomiyaki was a bit undercooked but it was unusual. Service was fantastic and our young server went out of her way to make us comfortable. I can't wait to go back there and treat my children!!

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vipLucia
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. They have awesome cocktails and an innovative menu. Their servers are all outstanding and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was kinda expensive for what it was but lovely outdoor space and good food. So I would definitely go again.

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Douglas
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and security was really nice to us! We haven’t been to Hojoko since before COVID, but we returned this past weekend and they did not let us down. Their patio was great for outdoor dining and we will be back soon!

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FlowerSara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Casual vibe, great drinks, good food, I little loud when I visited, however there was a baseball game that night which may account for the noise level.

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Jayson
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Indoor seating was too dark otherwise the food was great

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vipEileenO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sorry they changed the eggplant. It used to be light and flavorful and new version is heavy in texture and flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp toast was incredible! Their cocktails are delicious and super fun. It can get super loud indoors on game days, but we sat outside and it was perfect.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was great. Hojoko is a fun lively experience. The sushi was really great, and the share plates were good too. Mixed drinks fell flat for us. Overall really fun night.

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EXOTICUS
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

The hostess was very un respectful. I will not go back there until they find another hostess. I will not recommend it. You can eat the same food for cheaper in other restaurants and having a good time. Also in other restaurants you can be treated with respect and feel comfortable for returning again. I Will NOT RECOMMENDED!!! DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!!

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LDub
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was excellent, but the food came out incredibly quickly - we ordered small plates and ramen, and it all just kind of came out rapid fire, loading up on the table. We were looking forward to a meal that had a little bit more of an even pace, so that part was a bit of a miss, and it felt a bit rushed. But again, the food was delicious, the server was friendly and attentive, and the ambiance fun.

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Lava2ls2es
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and our server were great. While it’s about small plates- they were a little quick to clear dishes. When you’re still chewing & they have their hand already on your plate- asking became a formality because they already picked it up before you could could swallow and answer.

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vipMimi
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was a great choice as was looking for something healthy before going to Sox game. We ordered vegetables & sushi which came out very fast so we were able to see the first pitch! I highly recommend the roasted brussel sprouts and charred cauliflower as both excellent!

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely ambiance, and friendly staff. We tried lots of different dishes and the staff were really patient and friendly with us. Thank you for making the experience for my 2 boys (10 & 12) just amazing!

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StefaniaZ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish the menu was a bit bigger but over all so excellent

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Meachachia
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been here quite a few times this year. I have consistently had excellent food, service and drink. I highly recommend and am so glad that they continue to work hard to offer us such a great experience. The pandemic has been tough for many but Hojoko has sailed through without loosing their quality of experience. We are lucky to have them in town and I am happy to return to visit again. I look forward to my next visit. Enjoy!

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Carolyn
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The Shitake sushi and salmon nigiri was very delicious. However the Sando wagyu burger was overrated and over priced. It tasted like nothing special. I would not recommend it. The Tokyo green tea cocktail was more on the alcoholic side. I would have liked to have had more green tea flavor. I did not taste any green tea flavor. We found the seating too close together. The music was too loud and we found it hard to hear each other talk. It would be good for larger gatherings. The atmosphere is more a bar or pub than a restaurant.

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Greenie79
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food! It was an unexpected treat: the food came out fast, the edamame and fried chicken and rice plates were delicious (some thought the rice was too spicy: I thought it was just right!).

Good beer list as well, though there was no Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list (I’d recommend a good Marlborough/ New Zealand white: every woman I know love it).

Great service from our waitress and the other way staff who ran food out to our table!

We will be back.

MA
MaryA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hojoko never disappoints! Everything was amazing from start to finish. ❤️

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 4.6 stars by 598 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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