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About Hojoko

Hojoko is a Japanese tavern in the heart of Fenway Park. Modeled after izakayas, or drinking taverns, in Japan, the food is meant to be enjoyed with drinks and good company!

Specializing in small plates, the menu encourages diners to share and explore. A Robata Grill imported from Japan is the focal point of the open kitchen, turning out traditional and nontraditional yakitori.


1271 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Creative Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week
5pm to 2am

Cross Street:
Ipswich & Yawkey

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 670-0507

Website:
http://www.hojokoboston.com/

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.

Special Events & Promotions:
Interested in planning your next event with us? Email us at events@hojokoboston.com

Hojoko Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Late-night Find (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Authentic (8)
People Watching (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Spicy (8)
Tapas (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
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Tasting Menu (5)
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was the first time I went to Hojoko and I already know I want to return. My friend and I loved our time there. The food was fantastic and the sake was delicious as well. We had a fantastic waitress who was quick and did not make us wait forever. The whole restaurant had a great vibe. I would totally recommend this place to anyone who loves food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

This place was great! Absolutely exceeded my expectations and helped citrate a good first part of our night (we left around 1030 and kept the drinks flowing). Excellent service and amazing fresh food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Healthy, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Good but California roll was crazy over priced

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Great waiter - knowledgeable and helpful - and most of the staff were very accommodating. The food was delish!!

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Comfort Food, Tapas, People Watching, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good and staff was amazing. A little pricie but very good place

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was Great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Solid food, decent service, great atmosphere, classic tiny overpriced tapas portions

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I loved this place. The lazy susan was fun, the waitress didn't make fun of my dad for asking weird questions, the sashami bowl was lit, and the drinks were fine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Spicy, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Hojoko was great, as always! The food is a delight (ask about their new dessert offerings!) An A+ sake menu.
I had the torched sashimi bowl and green tea creme brulee, and I highly recommend both.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Spicy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Heavier food than it used to be...you make the call?
Won’t be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This place has been on my radar for a while, but I was waiting for the new factor to die down and finally tried it out.

We went for dinner. The vibe is definitely fun, I can certainly see it as a great place to go for nightlife and a bite.

The food, however, was a bit disappointing. The quality was “good” I’d say, but nothing I’d particularly tell people “you must try”. The real problem was the price for the quantity of food provided. For two of us, we ordered 4 “plates to share” (as our server described them). This came to $83 with tax and tip, and we left quite hungry. So hungry, in fact, that we ended up going to another restaurant for some more bites.

I don’t mind spending good money on food once in a while, but for those prices I expect to be “wowed”.

My advice? If you are looking for nightlife, Hojoko is cool. For Japanese food, scoot down Boylston a block and cross the street and go to Basho. The food there is worth every penny.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was decent, our server was exceptional, but it was sooooo loud my date and I gave up our attempts at a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Skip the dumplings and spicy tuna roll and get the things you can’t get anywhere else - the kimchi fried rice was AMAZING! as were the brussel sprouts. Service was fast and efficient. We ate early (5:30) on a Sat and were out in an hour...

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always great food and great experience

Love the Hamachi Kama

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Brains on Crack was incredible.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely stunned that Hojoko is a spinoff from the fabulous O-ya. Between the dirty restrooms, to the overly relaxed waitstaff/hostesses, to the loud boisterous crowd —we would not return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was amazing but came out very quickly. We had been served all of our courses and were done eating within 30 minutes of sitting down. Definitely felt more rushed than usual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The staff is friendly and provide fantastic service. Be sure to order the fried chicken. It's amazing. The torched sashimi rice bowl is delicious too. Skip the pot stickers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Yummy yummy food and great drinks!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We wanted something different, found Hojoko online, and loved it! My husband is NOT an adventurous eater, but I am - I got him to agree to come because of the burger, the meatball, and a few other familiar items, but I got to enjoy some unique and fabulous bites! The service is outstanding and the drinks were great. Really fun night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fun, usy place, good selection of food, recommend the funky chicken ramen!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was good but nothing special. The main ingredient in sushi is the rice, they need to learn that.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

portions are ridiculously small .

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was amazing. A seat at the counter is a great opportunity to observe the kitchen and the food leaving, which is a show by itself! The place seems to run like clockwork.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

feels just like Japanese taverns I've visited off the beaten path in Japan...thankfully without the Karaoke...

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our server was incredibly friendly and provided great menu recommendations. Drinks are strong but still good. Place has a young casual fun vibe.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

So happy with this find. The food was great and the service fast and efficient. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

BYON
The N is for napkins ( strange dispenser with small square cocktail napkins just won't do)
funky, hip, kool vibe and eclectic Asian/??? menu . some hits and some misses, should stick with Asian plates as owners are the Oy Ya gang of two
overall worth a second trip

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very much a bar scene, great food and good portions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Sit at the bar if you want to smell like food when done dining and if you enjoy seeing how much oil goes into your grilled food and how the guy behind the grill doesn’t really clean the grill between burgers and the vegetables he is cooking resulting in a lot of smoke.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Every dish was good. Standouts were Brains on Crack, Brussels Sprouts (amazing), and the Soba Maki Roll. Cocktails were fun and inventive. Servers were friendly and helpful. On a cold, rainy night, had a lovely view of the steam rising from the Verb Hotel pool. Good music, and though it was lively, we could converse without shouting. I plan to go back to the try the cheeseburger and other dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Spicy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Hojoko is always fun and delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very nice restaurant to dine at. Atmosphere and service was great. Food was delicious and they had karaoke on a Sunday night. It's even better when it is connected to the hotel that you are staying at.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Hojoko has become my go to restaurant in the Fenway area! I go before concerts and games all the time. I've had a lot on the menu and it's all great, however there is one standout item, the shitake mushroom tempura roll. It is explodes with flavor. Every time I go one large portion is ordered and within minutes we are ordering another. The mushroom almost tasted meaty it's so flavorful!

Hojoko is known for their frozen cocktails which are potent. When i hear frozen cocktails, I think of weak pina coladas on the beach. The frozen drinks here are mixologist level and potent. More frozen drink options are available in the summer, best one is Grasshoper.

Other standout items: Funky chicken ramen and the burger

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, People Watching, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of my favorite Boston spots, hands down. Great food, cool vibes and always a good time. I already want to go back! Excellent service as well.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Lots of fun. Happening place. Interesting, delicious food. The wait staff was a bit too efficient—they took away the plate with the dipping sauce before I had finished my appetizer, that needed dipping! VERY expensive Saki. Overall, lots of fun, but be prepared to spend a lot on your meal. Maybe too overpriced for us to go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food, burger was amazing. Drinks were great and server was very knowledgeable!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat at the counter this time and it was fun to see the different dishes being served up. The ambience is young and hip, but the main attraction for us is the food, which was delicious - I especially enjoyed the unagi special, the salmon sashimi, the squid tentacles - perfectly cooked, not rubbery at all, the grilled eggplant, the tofu tempura -generally I just “like” tofu, but this I loooooved! Silky with a crispy crust and an incredible mushroom broth that could be served by itself, it was so flavorful! And of course, gotta have the Doggzilla every time - it’s strangely addictive. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and quick. Definitely recommended!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We go for the Hamachi Kama. Hard to find and always great. Hamachi sashimi was influenced by ceviche but also very good

Tags: Authentic
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