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Joso's

#80 of 6,571 Restaurants in Toronto
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202 Davenport Rd (Just east of Avenue Rd), Toronto, Ontario M5R 1J2, Canada
416-925-1903
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best restaurants in Toronto

A friend and I ate had lunch here on a weekday. It was crowded so we were glad to have made reservations. The servers were very attentive and the food was amazing. Particularly the seafood pasta which was ample portion and tasty. Will definitely come here again as was so full could not possibly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
dax97
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Toronto, Canada
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A friend and I ate had lunch here on a weekday. It was crowded so we were glad to have made reservations. The servers were very attentive and the food was amazing. Particularly the seafood pasta which was ample portion and tasty. Will definitely come here again as was so full could not possibly have ordered dessert. They brought out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is like an aladdin's cave in honour of the female form. Great decor across every inch. It may not be too everyone's taste, but was to mine. Great background music also accompanied one of the best seafood meals I have ever had. I had Joso's calamari as a main with an assortment of starters (the sardines were superbly fresh).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

You might like or dislike the focus on the woman body on the decor and even the short dress of some of the young waitresses, but the food we were served was quite good. The appetizers (sardine, insalata di mare, seafood soup) excellent, the grilled branzino superb, the spaghettini very good, the risotto pescatore very tasty but overcooked. Wine expensive,... More 

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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Fantastic seafood restaurant, from the Adriatic coast of Italy. The menu is not huge but everything on it is super delicious. We ordered the fish soup, smoked fish, clams, mussels, and shrimp with garlic and risotto. Each of the seafood dishes were awesome. Risotto was good but I would skip it next time (it feeds about 4 people). The decor/taste... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The fish at Joso's is world famous, and it should be. The freshest most unique fish are brought to your table by the incredibly well-trained and knowledgeable staff. But, don't neglect the risotto, I had the squid with black ink, and it was the best plate of risotto outside of Rome.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My second visit and I will definitely dine there again :) Excellent service throughout ...food was outstanding will be back :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Reservations seem like a really good idea for this quaint,interestingly decorated restaurant. The salad,with it subtle absolute deliciousness,was better with every bite.Try the Octupus, it is a culinary treat. Check out the guest list photos ... You will be amazed who else has enjoyed this fine cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Joso's has the best fish I've ever had and I've had fish all over the world. They bring a plate to you at the beginning of your meal with all the fresh fish of that day at market price. The staff is well acquainted with the food and had great recommendations. I had the Branzino and it was fabulous. One... More 

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manhattan
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27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The decor of this restaurant is quite unusual and filled with artwork that celebrates the female figure, and it is not always tasteful. The food, however, is truly delicious. The service is very personal and the waitress brought all of the different fish dishes to the table to show us what they had and from whence it came. Fish is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

well I must say JOSO'S is one of out favorite restaurants in Toronto! I love the way they present their selection or catch of the day! They grill their fish Adriatic style with just a little seasoning and olive oil so one can really appreciate the great taste of the fish. Their assortment of fish is unique from all over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Davenport Rd (Just east of Avenue Rd), Toronto, Ontario M5R 1J2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-925-1903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?