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.
- 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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shiitake Mushroom Tempura
truffle salsa, moromi, fried garlic, truffle froth
miso tare, lime
Kimchi Fried Rice
tiger shrimp, nueske's bacon, fried egg, nori, scallion ginger oil, gochujang
The sushi is great, and the wagyu burger is a must have.
Hojoko is phenomenal - delicious food and super fun atmosphere.
AWESOME! Fun great food!
It was great exciting to be in such a vibrant setting on a week night, food was awesome and service was really great. The servers checked in regularly and but never felt rushed to order. Delicious recommendations as well.
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.
Service. Hospitality. Engaging. Delicious. Perfect. 10 out of 10 ❤️
My favorite place to eat in Boston!
Fantastic restaurant, love the vibe and the food. Will be coming back as a regular for sure.
Food was so yummy !! Everything came out so quickly and our server was very nice and checked on us frequently but not too much!
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
The hostess said happy anniversary.
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.
Thank you for a wonderful evening…great service, food and drinks!
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.
We were served a piece of raw chicken.
Food was great but selection was limited. The service was excellent.
We love hojoko. So creative, so much fun, delicious food and an enjoyable experience
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.
Just get everything. It's all the best.
Great restaurant, and perfect place before a Red Sox game.
Great spot. My children and I enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend it.
Always love a visit to Hojoko!
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.
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.
Was delicious and we had great service! My only constructive criticism was that the music was loud and explicit.
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!!
I love this restaurant. They have awesome cocktails and an innovative menu. Their servers are all outstanding and very friendly.
It was kinda expensive for what it was but lovely outdoor space and good food. So I would definitely go again.
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!
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.
Indoor seating was too dark otherwise the food was great
Sorry they changed the eggplant. It used to be light and flavorful and new version is heavy in texture and flavor.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Wish the menu was a bit bigger but over all so excellent
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 602 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.