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Hojoko

Hojoko

Japanese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, Boston
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    Cole K.
    "Get the Funky Chicken Ramen and Brains on Crack!"(3 Tips)
    Eric A.
    "The Kimchi Fried Rice is superb — add extra hot sauce for a treat!"(2 Tips)
    Jeremy K.
    "Awesome Japanese tavern food."(2 Tips)
    Sofia P.
    "Try your luck with the wasabi roulette!"(2 Tips)
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  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissDecember 14, 2015
    Fun take on a Japanese Izakaya from the famous O Ya team, with a Tokyo hipster vibe and tasty cocktails with lots of tiki drinks. The warm 'rando' section was great: curry noodle + oyako rice bowl.
  • Colby R.heart icon on user image
    Colby RabideauDecember 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool vibe and good cocktails but the small plates are REALLY pricey for their size. I'd recommend going for a drink and a snack to start your night, and going elsewhere for dinner.
  • Sofia P.heart icon on user image
    Sofia PapastamelosMarch 1, 2016
    Try your luck with the wasabi roulette! One of the 6 pieces has an unbearable amount of wasabi inside. Baby bottle of piña colada goes to the unfortunate soul.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 12, 2015
    One of the hottest restaurants in Boston. Awesome Japanese tavern food. Try it all.
  • Tim R.
    Tim RothfussFebruary 7, 2020
    Delicious food (had the Nori Taco, which was pricey but well worth it) and the Funky Chicken Ramen, which was almost enough for two! You might want to make reservations, as it can get busy.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyJanuary 20, 2018
    Not often a hotel restaurant just happens to be one of the best restaurants in the neighborhood. Get the Funky Chicken Ramen and Brains on Crack!
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KeaneNovember 12, 2017
    Tasty unique food! Cassie is the best, super helpful and sweet waitress! The potstickers are the best I've ever had!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenApril 1, 2023
    The PK Negroni is an amazing twist on the classic, with coconut and pineapple mixed in — very exciting!
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PolloneJuly 9, 2017
    Loved the tuna burger. Shout out to the bartenders. Very friendly and accommodating when we walked in shortly before closing.
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeDecember 30, 2016
    Best of Boston 2016: Placemaker 👯 :: Postgame watering holes are sprouting up around Fenway like kudzu, but the best fetes still end on the Verb’s lantern-lit ground floor.
  • Leigh M.
    Leigh MJuly 15, 2018
    Former Howard Johnson's, now a sleek motor inn with a Japanese tavern. Liked the🍤 shrimp toast and mushroom tempura!
  • Mike V.
    Mike ValenciusOctober 26, 2015
    I'll echo the sentiments of others regarding portion size. The food itself was tasty, but I would have had to spend another $50-$60 to feel full. Decor, space, and service was all great otherwise
  • Stephen B.heart icon on user image
    Stephen BarresiJune 8, 2020
    The front lounge is a cool area to listen to some records and sip on a Japanese Caucasian
  • Lauren P.heart icon on user image
    Lauren PulverSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a fantastic and creative menu. Totally legit Japanese tavern food.
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenApril 1, 2023
    The Kimchi Fried Rice is superb — add extra hot sauce for a treat!
  • Enrico M.heart icon on user image
    Enrico ManaloJanuary 17, 2018
    Great drinks, good food (though portions are on the smaller side). Possibly the best selection of sake cups in Boston.
  • Gianna N.heart icon on user image
    Gianna NebbiaFebruary 16, 2016
    Problem with Hojoko- it's not nearly as OMG as other Asian small-plates restaurants in Boston (Shojo, Blue Dragon, Etc) but it's more expensive and serves even smaller plates than these places
  • Stephen P.heart icon on user image
    Stephen PeasleeMay 15, 2017
    Ramen is awesome!! Late night spot with good vibe and great drinks. Beware - beers are crazy expensive. Paid $24 a pint
  • Elaine C.heart icon on user image
    Elaine CourtneySeptember 14, 2015
    Pro: If you're a Kiko Mizuhara fan her photos are all over the women's bathroom stalls. Con: if you're human the level of salt content in food here will LITERALLY kill you. Decisions, decisions.
  • Lindsay D.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay D'AndreaOctober 20, 2015
    I am torn. Really cool space, but the small plates rack up a cost I don't feel justifies the meal. Drinks are whimsical in name and ingredients but sometimes don't come together.
  • Michael A.heart icon on user image
    Michael AnthonySeptember 10, 2018
    So much good food - mushroom sushi is the best
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenApril 1, 2023
    Try one of the unique Japanese whiskeys!
  • Larry K.
    Larry KooperMay 30, 2021
    Have the kimchi fried rice. Also the potstickers.
  • Stephan S.heart icon on user image
    Very vivid Bar with creative drinks.
  • Tiffany L.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany LopinskyAugust 24, 2016
    The funky chicken ramen is delicious! And they make their tofu in house!
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HoltzApril 9, 2016
    Food and drink were both good. Ramen and fries were a bit salty. Karaage chicken was very flavorful. It was a bit expensive.
  • Jo S.heart icon on user image
    Jo SulistioMarch 29, 2016
    Good for dates but no for big groups. Be careful of who serves you. We had a sassy waitress who gave us attitude when we explained how we wanted the bill split. She ended up charging me $300 more.
  • Rob A.heart icon on user image
    Rob AtkinsonNovember 15, 2015
    Inventive and delicious but pricey for small plates. Good for a casual special occasion
  • Chris T.heart icon on user image
    Chris ThibeauDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Piña Colada! Can't go wrong with a brûléed marshmallow!
  • David P.heart icon on user image
    David PessahJanuary 2, 2017
    Risky Tip: Wasabi Roulette. Pro Tip: Don't lose (it's painful)
  • Anna T.heart icon on user image
    Anna TassinariAugust 11, 2021
    Ramen and sake!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenApril 1, 2023
    Be aware — the kitchen closes around 10:30 on weekends…
  • Daniel T.heart icon on user image
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 25, 2016
    The Ooh Mammi Grassoper is amazing.
  • Chris
    ChrisMay 29, 2017
    Strangest restaurant where they bring each dish out as it's prepared. I'm here with a group and some of us are finished while others have not yet been served. Poor service.
  • Aslı Ş.heart icon on user image
    Aslı ŞahinMarch 16, 2018
    Cocktails and the interior is very chick.
  • Art V.heart icon on user image
    Art VandelayOctober 30, 2015
    Get the charcoaled romaine
  • Maya M.heart icon on user image
    Maya MukhopadhayaOctober 8, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Ichiban saturdays for great music.
  • Ben j.
    Ben jMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Drinks on Point, Wasabbi roulette is a great appetizer for a fun group. pool side dining in the summer.
  • Don W.heart icon on user image
    Don WeiJanuary 15, 2016
    Ozeki! Drink some!
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