Hojoko

4.5
578 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.

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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 578 people are saying
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DaveC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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EveZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
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.

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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
17 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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vipMaryG
New England
25 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.

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MaryA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Baronessa
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Overall three stars due to one glaring issue. We were a table of four, with two arrived early and had a drink at the bar. When the full party was there, we would not be seated until the bar tab was settled. Fair play, but here is where the main issue arose. The bar service was horrible. There were at least four people behind the bar, but no one would take our payment. Finally we paid and were seated. The waitress took our cocktail orders, and after awhile came back for our food orders. No cocktails had arrived yet. The food arrived, and still no cocktails. Finally cocktails arrived to enjoy with the food. We were sure to order more rounds of drinks, but the super slow service killed that. The food and the waitstaff were good, but lack of timely execution from the bar killed any chance of ordering more than one drink. It’s a shame and a loss as we would have spent more.

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RossC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I was hoping for. Cannot wait to go back!

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vipAmys
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kimchi rice is one of my favorite dishes. The fried chick is very flavorful and the sushi rolls all have unique ingredients and flavors. Always a great dinner for a date night. Miss the sushi roulette though!

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RaraRob
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Hojoko and will definitely be back! Was the perfect spot to dine before a concert and dine outdoors the night of a concert to hear the music. Excellent food and attentive service, too!

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Cuban
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience4

Might be a good idea to prominently advertise that your menu is drastically reduced during "Concert Week".

The website might be a good place. smh

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MegR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was wonderful. Our server was amazing and accommodated our unusual cocktail request of curating the best cocktails for our meal, which was above and beyond. Couldn't recommend Hojoko highly enough. Best restaurant in Boston!

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vipLucia
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I often go to Hojoko before Sox games, and I love the place. They have great cocktails and lots of delicious small plates.

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vipannabelee
New England
45 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a fun place to bring anyone, but we had an especially great time pre-game out by the pool. Great food, great service, great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always

DA
vipDavidA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe …staff rocks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Server not really attentive but paid attention when we were nearly done. Apps came after the food was delivered... Like way after. Really cool spot though

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AnnieH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great but drinks took a very long time and one of our entrees was forgotten

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Kristen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was excellent, and so were the drinks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. We tried several dishes as a family and everything we had was very good, from the cocktails to sushi to Raman. I can’t recommend this place highly enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Exploratory confusion food...

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MargaretH
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had wagu beef burger, mushroom tempura, fried chicken & California roll. They were all well cooked but our favorites were fried chicken & mushroom tempura. Wagu burger is just another burger to us . The service was great. We were hoping it have yakitori but not.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! We come here every time we are in Boston and it never disappoints! The drinks are incredible and the food is outstanding. We love Hojoko!

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battery
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great hamachi. Decent ramen. Good value. I will come back if I am in the neighborhood again.

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michaeld
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Red Sox game makes Hojoko the perfect place ! Great service / sharable plates

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The chicken was raw

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 4.5 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.

Hojoko does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.hojokoboston.com/store/gift-cards.

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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