Hojoko

4.6
612 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.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 612 people are saying
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KatieC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! We had so much fun the drinks were so good! And the servers were all
Knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming.

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helenaw
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for a birthday dinner, which I had noted in my reservation, and was so well taken care of from the moment we arrived. The food was FANTASTIC, I love tapas style. But our server was so warm and extremely good at making us feel comfortable and even treated us to some pina coladas for my birthday. Can't wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
58 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I had wanted to try this restaurant and the food was fine. I’m not sure I would rush back. One thing to note is they give a very small pour on a $12 glass of wine. And no dessert. We went across the street and had another glass of wine and dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks were great, food was great, staff was great, date was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food, vibe, service, and value. Sharing is caring, especially if you have a large group. We had a crew of 6 and ending up splitting 9 different dishes. The Burger is spectacular. Kimchi Fried Rice, fried chicken, spicy tuna sushi were other highlights. Not an expensive place to dine for how great the food and service is. Highly recommended!

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MadelineD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This restaurant is delightful - creative, unique, and delicious. Funky fun casual atmosphere and insanely good drinks and food! Try the Brussels sprouts ;)

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BobW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal last Friday night 12/17. The staff and chefs are first rate, especially our server, Kai. Highly recommend!

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Jackie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at Hojoko> I loved the ambience and food. We got to sit by the window overlooking the city.

Hojoko's is so hip and the food, fabulous. I am vegan and I had the choice of so many delicious dishes.

They also made me a fun non-alcoholic drink.

I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Me sorprendió encontrarme con un “bar con comida japonesa”, súper ruidoso y lleno de gente, muy distinto a lo que uno está acostumbrado con restaurantes de comida japonesa. L gente fue muy amable, el ambiente era agradable aunque algo ruidoso, mas no lo que esperaba. El personal de servicio fue bastante amable. La comida no destacó

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vipMatt
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The food was great, the vibe was excellent. Can’t wait to go back

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TrevorG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi is great, and the wagyu burger is a must have.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hojoko is phenomenal - delicious food and super fun atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME! Fun great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great exciting to be in such a vibrant setting on a week night, food was awesome and service was really great. The servers checked in regularly and but never felt rushed to order. Delicious recommendations as well.

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JOYM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Noise level was higher than I would have liked but that may be because we were seated close to a couple of speakers. Drinks were good but the bar was backed up…. Could be due to personnel shortage… so I will give them a pass on that.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service. Hospitality. Engaging. Delicious. Perfect. 10 out of 10 ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat in Boston!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, love the vibe and the food. Will be coming back as a regular for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so yummy !! Everything came out so quickly and our server was very nice and checked on us frequently but not too much!

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EthanM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fun spot with a great vibe and drinks menu. sushi and small plates (shrimp toast and okonomiyaki especially) were terrific. didn't think the burger lived up to the hype or the price point (and my friend's arrived nearly raw, though server and manager were very kind and apologetic). will return to try more of the small plates for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess said happy anniversary.

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Kristin
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent. Our server was not so great. Pretty much ignored us after we reminded her that one of us still hadn't received their entrée after about 40 minutes.
Apparently there was a fryer down she did not tell us about. The manager made it right though. The food we did get was excellent.

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vipJulesMacrae
New England
70 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening…great service, food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I realize things are still post-COVID, so don’t want to be too harsh, but service (though very nice) was slow and somewhat inattentive. Everything was a little off (there was, for example, a dirty steak knife in the middle of the dining room floor, which our server stepped right over without a thought … I picked it up and walked it to
the server station; no attempts to refill our water or come back to ask if we wanted more drinks… etc.). The security out front (with ID checks) is bonkers. Menu is somewhat pared-down from what I remember. Just felt a little sad - like this restaurant is late-stage and needs some love - which is terrible because it’s my favorite restaurant in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were served a piece of raw chicken.

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vipfresser2
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great but selection was limited. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love hojoko. So creative, so much fun, delicious food and an enjoyable experience

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vipvalentinag
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 experience. The decor and the restaurant itself are so trendy and fun. The food was so yummy. You should order the kimchi fried rice, it was mouth watering. Also, the fish in their sushi is so fresh, I could tell as soon as I saw it.

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HollyH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just get everything. It's all the best.

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TonyM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant, and perfect place before a Red Sox game.

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Gina
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great spot. My children and I enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend it.

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HollabackYoungin
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love a visit to Hojoko!

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Stina
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Hojoko is amazing. The flavor combinations are phenomenal - everything is so delicious. We ate most items on the menu - the sushi, the small plates - brussels, cauliflower, kimchi fried rice, wings, ramen - it was all amazing. Our favorite was the shrimp kimchi fried rice. I've eaten at Hojoko many time and took out of town guests last night and it did not disappoint. Top quality and inventive. Most Boston restaurants are basic with your more inventive restaurants in Cambridge and Somerville and this is one of the best on the Boston side of the river.

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DaveC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
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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CeciliaD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delicious and we had great service! My only constructive criticism was that the music was loud and explicit.

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EveZ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
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
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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.

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 4.6 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

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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