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Hojoko, Boston, MA

Hojoko

4.4
4.4
711 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

8:30 PM


Booked 40 times today

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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 711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Late Night Find

  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. CD

    CeciliaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, great location! I love Hojoko, and will continue coming back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food was great and we loved the vibes but the service was very slow. Food runners brought our sushi then we waited 15 mins for soy sauce. Then came our ramen but we again were waiting to get our servers attention for spoons. This won’t keep us from returning but my past experience dining here were much better.
  3. c

    cliffh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tables by the band/pool. no longer a feature (cold)
  4. JH

    JonH

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not worth the time. Not great food.
  5. J

    Jimmy3w

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food good and service ok. Vibe was cool though.
  6. K

    Kevin

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I really wanted to like this place. Went on a date on a Monday night and the location was pretty loud even though there weren't many people there. That was fine, though the tables were small. We had to shift things around often to make space for drinks and food. The drinks and cocktails were pretty good. Not anything revolutionary, but while I won't be back for dinner, I can see myself stopping at the bar. The food was the dealbreaker for me. We ordered the wasabi surprise sushi. The idea is fun, and if you get the wasabi it will melt your brain, but the sushi not-wasabi-fied was rubbery and gross. The truffle mushroom sushi was also a weird texture and temperature that made me gag. I'm still feeling sick today by how much I didn't enjoy it. I've never had a problem with sushi, but the stuff here made me think that this must be what it's like for people who don't like sushi. Our waitress was nice and attentive. Overall it's a neat spot, just wish the food was better.
  7. TA

    TAM1

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Hostess and Doorman was great - food good, Bar/waitress tried to scalp us - unfortunately adding items to the bill that we did not order - ruined the entire experience. What is worse, the manager could care less. I will not go back.
  8. b

    bostonfoodfan

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    great vibe, great food, great service. Thank you!
  9. R

    Richfromboston

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Food is very fresh and as always great. Staff the best.
  10. MF

    MegFY

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good but limited selection on the sushi end of things which is why I booked it. I booked a reservation on the patio but that wasn't open but they put us by the big open door on to the patio so that was nice. I have to say service and noise level was pretty good considering there was a game at Fenway. If I had to complain about anything it is that the martini that I ordered dry wasn't as dry as I would like. I'll certainly go back because their ramen looks pretty great.
  11. K

    Kymm

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We were very excited to try Hojoko and we’re incredibly disappointed. It has a nightclub atmosphere if you are into that, it’s very loud and everything is squished in together. There were some nice things about inside but overall it was a little too fast food/ party for my taste. Then we go the food. It was incredibly disappointing and bland. I have had better sushi from make and take sushi places. It was tiny portions with zero flavor and the price made it one of the most expensive meals we had in Boston. When I spend that much I expect either flavor or quantity and got neither. It was the most disappointing meal I have had in ages and will never return
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb per usual.
  13. L

    Lyndsay

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was alright. Service was fast and good. Ambiance and atmosphere was fun. Sitting outside we heard the music from the Vern hotel it is attached to.
  14. S

    Sharona

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Hojoko - our server was so friendly and knowledgeable, we ordered several small plates and EVERYTHING was delicious! The miso dipping sauce that came with the potstickers could be used on everything - it was amazing. We had a great time, would definitely go back.
  15. MD

    MariaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly relaxed environment with tasty food. Thought pricing was quite reasonable for Boston. Def going back as there was so many more items on the list that I wanted to try!
  16. E

    Emma

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is amazing, love coming here. Do the Wasabi Roulette!
  17. RL

    RyanL

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great casual spot for dinner before or after a ballgame. Food is fantastic and service is always on point.
  18. A

    Ashley

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My husband got the burger which he said was pretty good. I got the chicken ramen which I loved. Hubby said if he could go back and order again, he'd get the ramen. Also, sushi was so fresh. Would come back for sure.
  19. b

    burgermama1

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    My husband and I always book a room at the verb every year for our birthdays and go to Hojoko. We are never disappointed by the food or drinks The bar was super crowded last night and Carlos was the only bartender who was even remotely involved in getting our orders. He was amazing
  20. JJ

    JenJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious, but the service/kitchen system needs help. We ordered 2 starters and 5 meals. 2 hot meals came out 5 mins after ordering. Then 1 starter. Then another hot meal. Then, believe it or not, our dessert came out BEFORE the rest of the food. We were celebrating a birthday and had let the server know and they brought us dessert with a candle, while full knowing, everyone still didn't have their meals. Finally the last two cold sushi rolls came out. And lastly, our last starter. I've never seen anything like it. Thankfully, the food was good. The atmosphere was fun and we made the best of it.
  21. SB

    StevenB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was amazing as always. Super friendly staff was the icing on the cake
  22. BB

    BrownBagger

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine before a concert at the new MGM Concert Hall behind Fenway. Fun vibe, great staff, creative Asian cuisine. Can’t wait to go back.
  23. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    It was ok I didn’t expect cheeseburgers on the menu but my cousin loved he and kimchi rice was delicious. Noise level was uncomfortable but I did enjoy it for my birthday
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very cool atmosphere and tasty food. Also very dark inside.
  25. TB

    TorreyB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The burger, spicy tuna roll, and Brussel's sprouts were excellent! The vibe was great. Would go back.
  26. p

    pber

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Reservation for larger party...we were seated on time but we had a very inattentive waiter. It was very busy in the bar area but the food area looked moderate so we could understand why drinks took forever but food should have been presented at a better pace. More to the point, the waiter was not attentive & was aloof to the point of rudeness. It's the kind of place that does not warrant such attitude. We surmised probable reason was a larger party with guaranteed gratuity so he did not have to earn it with good service. The food & cocktails were very good. All that being said, I don't think we would go there again- too many other options with attentive servers with personality.
  27. PH

    PamH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service started at the door and continued throughout the evening. Our server was helpful, full of energy and very pleasant. Went with the burger for dinner and it was excellent!! Definitely a great spot to hit up before a game or concert!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Concert meal - great place!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Busy night for the restaurant but overall a lot of fun. There were a couple of issues with our order but the host was very cool about it and comped us a round of drinks to make up for it which was appreciated. Food was really good and we enjoyed hearing some of the music from the concert next door at Fenway in the background. Will def go back
  30. M

    vitM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    2nd time visit for me at Hojoko. First time was exactly one year ago and the food was so much better. Ordered the same things each time. The chicken wings guanjoingen sauce and the miso ramen. This time both were extremely salty and lacked taste. Not going back. The experience is neat there with the music and love staying at the Verb. I do remember that Hojoko was always packed last year and this time it wasn’t.
  31. DW

    DonW

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing cocktails, amazing service!
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. AK

    ArthurK

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    food was average for the value limited in selection
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. MS

    MichaelS

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 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!!!
  39. 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.
  40. 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

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 711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 40 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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