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“Interesting Menu and Good Option for Dinner before Fenway Park”
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Ranked #453 of 3,434 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
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Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We booked here primarily since we wanted a place within walking distance from Fenway Park to have dinner before the game. Location is great for this, 5 minute walk from Fenway. Menu is limited but interesting. Sushi options are very limited, with spicy tuna and salmon and a few others. Rolls was fine, a bit on the spicy side for us. The salmon sashimi was interesting and very good. Edamame was excellent. Wings were fine. Overall good food but were hoping for more sushi roll options. We did get the best seat in the house ... a L-shaped yellow cushion booth with a view of the hotel pool and Fenway park. Service was excellent ... very attentive and fast. Overall a pretty good option but be prepared for a more unique menu. It is good with what the offer, just limited.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We ate here several times during our stay at the Verb hotel. There was live music on a few of the nights, and drinks + food were good.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Fun atmosphere. Excellent service. It was busy but we didn't feel rushed. Inventive menu. Everything we tried was delicious. Our server made some recommendations which were awesome!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Was staying at the Verb and popped down here for a quick bite before a concert at the Paradise. Sat at the bar, dining solo. Really appreciated the bartender, Jamie, engaging me and another solo diner in conversation as we waited for our food. It made me feel welcome. I got the tuna burger. It was very tasty and came with fries. Was talking to the male bartender (I forget his name) and he mentioned that the bar does last call at 1:45 and has a late-night snacks menu, which proved to be really helpful info later on. Finished up with the concert and the guys in the band (Better Than Ezra) wanted to get some food and drinks before getting on their tour bus to Baltimore. We jumped in an Uber and despite arriving at 1AM or later, the bartenders graciously let us order food and a couple rounds of drinks. They let us stay and chat at the bar while they cleaned up around us and didn't really kick us out until nearly 3AM. I really appreciated them accommodating us. We will be back!

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

I recently hosted a birthday dinner for 11 people at Hojoko, and it went very well. We reserved their 'Long Table', which is just as it sounds. The table looks like it could actually seat 14 but you'd have to check with the restaurant to be certain.
Hojoko's menu is Japanese but certainly not pure Japanese. They do have traditional things, such as edamame or nasu dengaku (eggplant with miso paste) but many of their dishes are mash-ups of Japanese and other Asian ideas. I had a grilled chicken dish, which comes in a large shallow bowl with a delicious soup. Others at our table had the salmon burger, fried chicken, tobu poke bowl, sushi rolls, hangar steak, and more. They have great appetizers too, such as tri-color cauliflower with a spicy sauce, miso soup, pork fried gyoza, and lots more.
The service was lovely, very attentive but not obsequious. The restaurant is located in the Verb Hotel on Boylston, very near Fenway Park (thus: watch out for traffic and parking hassles on Red Sox game nights). The building used to be a Howard Johnson's Hotel, thus the name 'Hojoko'. It's owned by the same people who own the elegant and ultra-expensive O-ya in Boston's downtown Leather District. The restaurant itself is decorated with lots of Japanese kitsch, such as dolls and lunchboxes that represent the funky Harajuku spirit.
We really enjoyed the meal and the ambiance.

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