Boston >Food & Dining > Douzo
131 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.347111 -71.075583
Neighborhoods: Columbus, South End
great restaurnat I love it – I been going to Douzo since they open the door for business almost 2 years ago, Im huge huge fan of Douzo. great drinks & fresh sushi & great food, excellent service and freindly hostest. 3 hours parking for $5.00, very trendy, for the price you are paying for it, what can we ask for more, ,,,,,except they need more seats for restaurant , Keep up Douzo, Excellent Job
Douzo is great – Personally I love Douzo, has been goinng since they open, Food and Service is great, drink as well
it is my regular spot, been internatioal student from Japan, I love Douzo, Keep up the good work
Unprofessional management, frozen shumai, hair in sushi - appetizing, don't you think? – I had the most heinous experience at Douzo. And I mean heinous. After waiting an hour (which is fine and normal in Boston), we order and my friend and boyfriend's sushi arrive 40 minutes after we order. Shockingly late, I know. The waitress then informs us that the fish he ordered as well is no longer available. Why was he not informed right after he ordered....instead of 40 minutes later? Clearly a kitchen and communication problem. Then, the manager comes over and insincerely offers free dessert. What he should have offered was a comprable fish on the house. My boyfriend then finds a piece of hair strewn across his sushi - after he has already eaten 2 pieces - yes, disgustingly, he ingested this hair. How does the owner respond? By offering a new plate of sushi. PLEASE. Who can have any appetite after realizing they've ingested hair. The owner is so offended by my boyfriend's refusal for a new plate, that he walks away and never returns to ask "What can I do to make this better?" Only after I approach the owner and cajole him into understanding my boyfriend's viewpoint does he begrudgingly agree to comp my boyfriend's meal and take-off a round of drinks. The owner even had the audacity to say he was going to offer a $15 gift certificate, but decided against it because he felt offended by my boyfriend's response. Who would return to this unrefined, ill-managed place to use a $15 gift certificate? And one more thing - as a Chinese-American, I know some Asian food well, and I can tell you that the shumai that you pay $6.50 for, tastes eerily familiar - from the frozen section at the Chinese grocery store familiar. Consider yourself warned - your precious money and time are better spent elsewhere.
if you're in Boston, this is a MUST-GO – I am a HUGE fan of douzo, and now I miss it so much after I moved. I used to go there every other week. The food is DELICIOUS. the starters are amazing. The spicy seafood salad is heavenly. The fried shomai too, the othe spicy shrimp something i forgot the name.
As for the rolls, I love the PHOENIX roll you HAVE to try it. the shrimp tempura roll ofcourse, and the volcano, everything is nice there. And the desserts are also amazing.
if you wanna have a great sushi experience,authentic, and a beautiful atmoshphere, it's the place to go.
Great Atmosphere... good sushi – We went here for the first time and it was tasty. There were some creative rolls, however, it was very pricey. I guess you are paying to eat in Back Bay.I recommend this restaurant for people on dates, rather than for families. I liked their Snow Mt Roll.
food was okay, paying for ambiance – I went to Douzo for the first time last night and it was decent... the food was pretty solid, but certainly nothing to rave about. I've definitely had better at Oishii or even Fugakyu for that matter. That being said, they have great drinks, a nice ambiance and pretty good service. It''s modern and trendy and it's obvious that's what you're paying for. My only caveat: Some of the tables are squished so closely together that you can hear exactly what the people next to you are saying... it's a little uncomfortable and definitely somewhat intrusive when you feel like you have to whisper. Overall though, if you're looking for superior sushi, Douzo is not it, but if decent sushi, in a great location and a nice setting is up your alley then Douzo is the place to go.
Great sushi, great service – After reading several of the previous reviews, I felt motivated to offer my own perspective. I eat at Douzo a least twice a month, and have come to feel as though I'm part of the Douzo Family. The service is prompt, friendly, and witty; the food is always good; and the bartenders, while always eager to offer suggestions, vary in their skill. My favorite items to order are the seafood kaiyaki--a mix of spicy mayo, octopus, tobiko, and daikon radish warmed in the oven and served with cheese on top, the escolar sashimi--rich, buttery white fish (sometimes refered to at other places as "super white tuna") with a mild but satisfying flavor, and the snow mountain roll--shrimp tempura on the inside, with flakey snow crab topping the outside of the roll, in a mountain-like (get it?) formation. Also good is the summer roll--avocado and cucumber on the inside, spicy tuna on the outside, the dragon roll--sweet potato tempura on the inside, water eel and avocado on the outside, and the nabeyaki udon--thick udon noodles in a mild broth with seafood and various Japanese veggies.
I think the place still has a few kinks to work out-- sometimes the sushi line gets really delayed, and the place tends to get positively packed on weekend nights--but it really is one of my favorite places to dine out.
Where is Quality? – All i can say is the worst lunch i ever had. I eat there once, didn?t like it. For the hell of it i give it a chance to go try again. The lunch that i order today was Spicy SEAFOOD Don. I was disappointed to see what I have in front of me. All they put in with rice were spicy mayo imitation crabstick with some fish eggs and it cost 8.95. Hey! if there are some real seafood there, i won't have anything to say about it. The quality of the food is bad. I would rather pay more money to eat at Oishii, to have some great quality food at least it will satisfy my ONLY stomach.
Best Sushi in Town, Great Atmosphere – I dine at Douzo frequently and have never been disappointed... in fact, each time I go, I love it even more! I admit that I am a bit of a sushi snob and Douzo is my absolute all time favorite in Boston. Last Thursday I was in with friends and was taken away by how INCREDIBLE the sushi tasted, but also how beautifully it was presented ? try the Toro Torch Roll and the Scallop Kiwi Roll? my all-time favorites. I was also pleasantly surprised by Douzo?s new wine and cocktail list? the Gingertini tastes like absolute heaven. There are some really great ? and affordable ? wines that really compliment the dishes. I highly recommend Douzo for any occasion ? drinks with friends, a special occasion? and it?s a great place to bring a date. On top of the great food, the atmosphere is trendy but still cozy and the staff is really friendly. Obviously, I?m hooked ? just wanted to spread the word if you?ve not yet discovered the place.
Best Sushi in Boston. – Douzo is a new trendy sushi restaurant in Boston. Everything is delicious and fresh. I would recommend making reservations.
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