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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.
Boston, MA 02215
Japanese, Creative Japanese, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
7 days a week
5pm to 2am
Ipswich & Yawkey
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is provided by VPNE at 1271 Boylston St. Pricing varies based on the neighborhood events. Metered parking is also available.
We are an eight minute walk from both Kenmore Station and Fenway Station.
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Hojoko Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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