Hojoko

4.5
212 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Creative Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
7 days a week
5pm to 2am
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Phone number
(617) 670-0507
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Ipswich & Yawkey
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Parking details
Valet is provided by VPNE at 1271 Boylston St. Pricing varies based on the neighborhood events. Metered parking is also available.
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Public transit
We are an eight minute walk from both Kenmore Station and Fenway Station.
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Special events & promotions
Interested in planning your next event with us? Email us at events@hojokoboston.com
What 212 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

very cool ambiance and decor. great service. food was ok/good but not worth the price. Went on a Wednesday night, was not busy, lots of empty tables.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

What a great place! Lots of fun! The food was spot on! Get the Brains on crack! Thanks!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I always love going to Hojoko. Really fun place, the food is outstanding - even if you don't know everything listed in the description, you can always count on lots of flavor! The staff is super friendly and always happy to explain everything on the menu and make recommendations. The hostess and the waitress were great, it was my birthday and they wished me a happy one, and sent a little slice of cake my way at the end of the meal. Definitely worth the trip!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Took my wife for her birthday before a concert at Fenway. Great energy and interesting menu.

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2.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The great thing about this place is the drinks. However, the food and table service is just disappointing especially at the prices they charge. I always go prior to and after Fenway for drinks, first time eating and last time eating for sure.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great spot for before or after a game. Also fun neighborhood place

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Really enjoyed Hojoko. This was my second time there - food is great, fun place. But, I gave only 2 stars under service because of our experience checking in for our table. We were a party of 6, 5 of us were present with the other person in an Uber on their way and we were told by the hostess that we could not be seated and that if our other guest did not arrive within 15 minutes our reservation would be cancelled. While I do understand the policy, there were 5 out of 6 already in the restaurant ready to eat and drink and spend money. I had to change the reservation to 5 in order for us to be seated. You may want to revisit the policy and have your hostesses use their judgement. If there were 2 of us I would probably have understood, but 5 out of 6!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was outstanding - service was a little off at the beginning but got much better as the meal progressed. Will definitely go back!!!!

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Restaurant was closed due to some plumbing problem but no one called to let us know!!!!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I brought a large party to Hojoko to celebrate a birthday. The service was excellent and they were very accommodating, letting us split the check into smaller groups, allowing us to sit before the full group had arrived, and even splitting meals into two plates in some cases.

This is the fourth time I've eaten at Hojoko, and I'll keep coming back as long as they stay in business.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Very casual and very basic menu. Good for pre-baseball or post-baseball quick bite!

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Made a reservation for dinner, when we arrived there was a line wrapped around the entire building for people to get to the bar/dance floor. We approached the bouncer and asked if we had to wait in line if we had dinner reservations, he said yes. So we waited in line for 45 minutes. I tried calling the front desk and kept getting a recording, could not get to a live person. By the time we actually got into the restraint, they were no longer serving their regular menu and we only had a small menu to choose from, and we didn't even get to sit at an actual table, we were put at the sushi bar. We ended up just getting a couple sushi rolls and leaving. I've been to hojoko many times before and love it, but this most recent experience left a bad taste in my mouth. I hope it was just a fluke as I don't think someone who has dinner reservations should be made to wait in line for 45minutes.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We we’re havibg a date weekend and went here before a concert at Fenway. The food was great as were the drinks. The atmosphere is relaxing,fun, and cool. The wings were really good as was the sushi. I want to eat more so I’m going back.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Things here we're good. The wait staff was especially accommodating and charming. Honestly, the staff is what made it A+.

The food was top notch too.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The type of restaurant where you want to try everything on the menu and you trust that it is going to be amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Wish they had Green Ice Tea. Service was very nice and decor outstanding. maybe music little loud

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The food was excellent! The tuna burger was amazing!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great fun food! The evening was great as was the service!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Hojoko is a great place for sushi and drinks! I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I was very disappointed. We had reservations and the place was empty when we arrived, but I guess we didn't make the correct reservation because we couldn't be seated in the pool area unless you specifically requested it. The problem being it wasn't an option on OpenTable. Very limited Gluten free menu and the waiter didn't know what was available when asked. The food was at best fair, the portions were small and the pricey. And the drinks, they were weak and the mixer was flat. Not going back anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Food was good but service was slow. Took nearly 15 minutes to get our first round of drinks.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Went for a Monday night date night drinks and it was perfect. The cocktail menu was a nice blend of traditional drinks with a Japanese twist and the noise level was perfect for conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The staff was amazing. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday for the large sake selections. The team there was friendly and was on top of everything. The food was carefully made and served immediately. The cocktails were delicious and paired well with the small dishes.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We come with the kids as the place is full of energy and loud. They love the hotel lobby and the movie screen at the back. Great food . While it’s the low brow sister restaurant to O Ya, the food is excellent. The pot stickers are amazing, the Kim chi rice is the right balance of spice, my son loves the ramen, eggplant is out of this world and the shiitake tempura roll is reminiscent of O Ya (both in price and taste). This place is very loud and has the feel of a bar so brace yourself. It has some limited sushi but it’s so eclectic that the Asian fusion tag does not really fit. Do not come here if you don’t like to experiment. It will light up your taste buds if you are adventurous, but the less adventurous can find enough, including much of what I mentioned above. If my suggestions scare you then go to Blaze Pizza across the street. Make a reservation, especially on weekends or game night, but they do take walk ins.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Nice staff, great cocktails, AMAZING okonomiyaki - try it!!

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Rude waitress, very overpriced food. Used to love this place but would not go back.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great place to grab a quick bite before a concert at Fenway. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Service was OK but I couldn't figure out if that was personal to our server or if it was due to the high volume at the time we were dining. I suggest making a reservation before a big event like that. Otherwise it seems like you could walk in and sit down relatively easily. Definitely make sure to try the crispy chicken wings.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Very casual and fun. Good food with funky décor. The service was great.

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1.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Thank you for the oppurtunity to voice my opinion. Ordered chicken wings they were uncooked and raw - took off the bill , drinks were toxically strong sent those back as well , wedgie salad very under dressed and not too good. I would not go back seating right beside pool -viewed through glass window -do not wish to dine viewing couples who were quite enamoured with one another. Musical talent of the evening on the other was spectacular ! Terence Ryan!!!!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food was not very good, but the cocktails were amazing and the ambiance was pretty awesome. I hear this place is super fun at night, so would come back and treat it more like a bar.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

even after a red sox game the service, food, enery &vibe were spot on! i can not wait to return!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Overall very good, but food is a bit over priced for what you get. Quality wise it’s awesome, portion wise it’s pretty small. Especially when it’s essentially small plates that people can share.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

What a great find around fenway. We're big foodies from chicago and read about the food here. all great and fun. Amazing Manager from barrington, Il made our night even more special. Loved it

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great service and sushi; fun vibe! Very close to Fenway Park. Great place to eat before Red Sox game.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Enjoyed this with my date who is an expert in Japanese food! The waitresss was lovely and we had an amazing night ! The nori tacos are amazing

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Amazing food ! My son's 19th birthday was tons of fun. Great space and service. Brains on crack and Japanese curry were killer ! Will be back soon !!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Fun, very informal place in Fenway area. A complete departure from O Ya, the sibling restaurant. This restaurant is geared towards students. The quality of fish was excellent. The menu is all over the place.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Amazing. One of my favorites. You will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Go here!!!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

You can’t go wrong with this place, excellent food and music

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