Japanese, Asian
$ $
1271 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 670-0507
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • So much good food - mushroom sushi is the best
  • Former Howard Johnson's, now a sleek motor inn with a Japanese tavern. Liked the shrimp toast and mushroom tempura!
  • Cocktails and the interior is very chick.
  • 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!
  • Great drinks, good food (though portions are on the smaller side). Possibly the best selection of sake cups in Boston.
  • Tasty unique food! Cassie is the best, super helpful and sweet waitress! The potstickers are the best I've ever had!
  • Ichiban saturdays for great music.
  • Loved the tuna burger. Shout out to the bartenders. Very friendly and accommodating when we walked in shortly before closing.
  • Very vivid Bar with creative drinks.
  • 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.
  • Ramen is awesome!! Late night spot with good vibe and great drinks. Beware - beers are crazy expensive. Paid $24 a pint
  • Risky Tip: Wasabi Roulette. Pro Tip: Don't lose (it's painful)
  • Best of Boston 2016: Placemaker :: Postgame watering holes are sprouting up around Fenway like kudzu, but the best fetes still end on the Verbs lantern-lit ground floor.
  • The Ooh Mammi Grassoper is amazing.
  • The funky chicken ramen is delicious! And they make their tofu in house!
  • Food and drink were both good. Ramen and fries were a bit salty. Karaage chicken was very flavorful. It was a bit expensive.

Nearby places

4 Jersey St (btwn Lansdowne St & Van Ness St)
15 Lansdowne St (btwn Brookline Ave. & Ipswich St.)
1310 Boylston St (at Jersey St.)