Hojoko

4.5
516 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 distanced 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
-Charlie Baker says we can share 90 wonderful minutes together but then, you gotta go!

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.

Support Hojoko during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 516 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPacoL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food wasn’t very good
Not worth the money

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Lex1
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor dining pre-red sox game! Servers were attentive and friendly. Highly recommend the shrimp toast and gochujang wings!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Waited an hour and a half for food

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Cindy
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The casual atmosphere was perfect for our party and we all enjoyed our entree and appetizers. There is a great selection of cocktails and you’re sure to find something on the menu you like if you’re not a vegetarian. I did not see to many vegetarian options on the menu other than a salad.

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Mosquito
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good meal and great drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food overall - the apps were the best but the Raman was disappointing. Great decor and friendly service.

HY
HollabackYoungin
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service, everything is delicious, great ambiance, and perfect location. Always love Hojoko

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vipFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

waited 45 min for a drink and when my party told our server that we didn’t want to place entrees her response was “are you good?” very short staffed!

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BUMom
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance and the sushi. The chicken dish that another person in my party ordered was very flavorful.

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vipAlexisG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Hojoko and were so excited to be back after more than a year. Service was great, food was amazing as always. Can't wait for the bar to open back up!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Sisters grad dinner.
The service was slow, simply put. Drinks took 25 mins to arrive. Food is good, not great.

Food is good! Dont get it twisted, but the total cost of the meal didn’t feel appropriate. Sushi is good, apps were better. But $242 for 4 people and long waits didn’t feel justified. Would only go back for drinks when the bar reopens.

KD
KevinD
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was good but pricey. Ramen was excellent and drinks were tasty. I don’t think it is overpriced and the food was worth it.

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HLam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Waitress was inattentive and had a poor attitude. Menu was not explained, food and drinks were brought out at the wrong times. One of the plates were burnt and not fit for eating. Will not recommend this for people trying to have a decent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Very loud. The food came out and it was tiny portions and way over priced. My boyfriend and I both felt sick after the meal.

HY
HollabackYoungin
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great, never disappointed with the staff or food at Hojoko. Thanks for another great Friday night.

KD
KatyD
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food really good, pricey though. Get the Brussel sprouts!

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Bostonian2015
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great sushi! Great first time out after full vaccination

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vipScale
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb and fun for our son’s 20th birthday. Sam was an amazing server. She and the staff were so attentive. Love Nancy and Tim Cushman’s style of business and restaurant concepts.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Everything was terrible
My cocktail sat on the bar so long it arrived under a layer of water from the melted ice.
The sushi was fishy and mushy. Almost inedible.
The $18 Wagyu burger wasn’t even a fully formed patty. Server didn’t take a temp and it came out like 3 charred nuggets of beef held together by cheese.
I wasn’t able to complain because our server was MIA and never came back. She never presented us with the check, but we were so eager to leave we just blindly paid so we could leave.
Our friends had a similarly terrible experience the same night.
When I saw the emailed receipt I see we were overcharged for a few things. I emailed and haven’t received a response.
Overall the experience was horrendous. I am a pretty understanding person with many years in the industry... this was hands down the worst food, worst service, worst vibe I’ve ever experienced.
Still hoping they will call me back and make this right.

SG
SG3Food
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Worst sushi experience! Sushi was mushy and tasted very fishy (not fresh at all). Service was awful- took 30 min to get a can of Sapporo. Will never go there again.

SG
vipSashaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely LOVE this place. Such a cool ambience. Very hip and unique vibe. The food was outstanding, so different and so so so tasty. We enjoyed every single dish we got here you really cannot go wrong. Service was amazing too! We're absolutely coming back!

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vipGrantH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A great game day stop with quality food and fun ambiance.

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Andrea
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the shiitake mushroom roll. Loved the sake. Loved the rice.

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aubquack
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Hojoko is always a great time! Fantastic food (wings, burger, and fried rice are my favorites), drinks (get the 5, 6, 7, 8 and sake bombs), and fun music. The patio is safe for social distancing and the restaurant has great protocols (temperature checks and keep mask on when interacting with staff and ordering.) One of the best places in the city, for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Hojoko numerous times in the past, and this was my first time going since the pandemic started. I’ve always had a great impression of the place especially with the food creativity and quality standards. Unfortunately the food was mediocre this time around. We ordered the Kimchi fried rice and it was extremely salty and sushi rolls were also very basic. Much of the signature menu items have been cut out such as uni toast, wasabi roulette, crispy nori tacos, hojoko rice bowl, which makes it less desirable to go back.

The existing menu items are very very limited and better quality versions of the dishes may be found elsewhere in the city.

If you are just going to Hojoko for the ambiance, it’s fun!

I went there for the food and it was quite disappointing, especially from a restaurant by the owners of O Ya.

EC
EmilyC
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super yummy food, went for my birthday and the servers and staff were super friendly. loved it.

EH
vipEmilyH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The vibe and the drinks were great but the food was subpar.

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Stoven
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favorite place of ours to go - can't beat their drinks and the perfect french fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. The kimchi fried rice is AMAZiNG:-) My only disappointment was that we had requested an outside table for Covid safety but they do not have any heaters and it’s Boston- it’s cold at night in April! The manager/host was kindly able to move us inside. The tables we’re nicely spaced inside.

DH
DaveH
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food and drinks were very standard. The drinks came in small glasses with a lot of ice.

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vipMadi
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Drinks, food and staff here are absolutely incredible (:

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EmmaS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nick and Christina we're super helpful during out dining experience. They went above and beyond to make us feel safe and attended to. We will be back!

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Jenny22
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hojoko is always amazing-food and service are fantastic. The vibe is ultra cool and playlists are always on point!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Only rated lower because we were so cold sitting outside! Wait staff eventually moved us inside and it was perfect. Food and drinks are amazing!

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captfun99
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

We love Hojoko and the food is always awesome; however, we were seated "indoors" in the annex and it was freezing. We would rather have not been able to get a table than to be quasi-outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great staff, great food, and amazing music like always. Menu was very condensed and I miss some of my favorite items but I understand the adjustment for covid. Can't wait for Ichiban nights to come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Service was extremely slow, hot food arrived prior to cold food and drinks. Seemed as though there was no management working.

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vipHannah
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really delicious but small portions for price. Was hungry after sushi rolls!

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vipBroadway
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very cool spot for yummy cocktails and small plates.

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jlmm2389
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday and it was great! The food and drinks were both wonderful and our server was very nice.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hojoko using the Order Online button. Hojoko also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 670-0507.

Hojoko is rated 4.5 stars by 516 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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