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Joso's

202 Davenport Rd (Just east of Avenue Rd), Toronto, Ontario M5R 1J2, Canada
416-925-1903
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Ranked #78 of 6,560 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I first met Joso at Club 71 in Yorkville. Possibly 1967 or was it 68. From that time til today his life personifies excellence. Now his son Leo, continues the tradition maintaining the homey atmosphere and excellent cuisine. When you eat here you know you are somewhere special. Cannot wait til my next visit. Hope to see you there.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have been going to Joso's for 20 years and they always deliver. The sea food is fresh, expertly prepared and the service is always good with Joso's son in attendance. We arrived without a reservation and we fortunate enough to sneak in when the restaurant was packed. We decided to order 4 main dishes for my friend and I,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I have eaten here several times, and where to begin. Everything is excellent, I know that is painting with a broad brush, but it is really true. The fish/seafood is fresh, and I appreciate the tray-display brought to my table. The cuttlefish sepia risotto is an absolute must. Two new menu items were added recently, but until then the menu... More

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Toronto
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We've enjoyed coming to Joso's for their fresh seafood and delicious pastas. The whole restaurant is cosy and interesting with the provocative artwork and wait staff blending in. Fresh seafood selection tray is always brought to the table like how they used to do it at Morton's. Maybe it's where I am from , no matter how tasty fish is,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Joso's is an interesting space; you can tell that the owner is an eclectic person based on the art work and lay out of the bistro. The selection of fresh seafood is the best I have ever seen in Toronto. They come to your table with selections of daily catch and talk at length about the preparation of each piece.... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I was looking for a Seafood place as it was Friday during Lent and found this place on Trip Advisor and it wasn't too far from where I was staying. When I walked it the dining room looked nice and I was greeted right away then ushered to the 2nd floor dining room, it was well appointed and linens on... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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79 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

In some ways, I can't imagine how Joso's does it. They take fish and only add olive oil and sea salt and they charge big bucks for it. For the price (some of the fish approach two C's), you'd think they'd feel obliged to overdo it, but they don't. Just simply prepared, excellent fish that melts in your mouth. And,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This must be considered one of, if not the best seafood restaurant in Toronto! The seafood very very fresh, the wait staff brings out the tray with all the fresh fish of the day so that you have your choice of the freshest fish in Toronto! The restaurant always seems to attract "beautiful people' so waiting for your meal is... More

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I travel the world.My go to restaurant to come home to is Joso's. Consistently great food- the best seafood in Toronto!!!- Beautiful friendly wait staff. Great art and atmosphere- Good music. Does not get much better.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Joso's is seafood at it's best. They know their fish - how to pick it and prepare it. They can even teach you how to eat it if you ask. Quaint, cozy and friendly atmosphere. Service and food are outstanding. It is a Toronto landmark and worth every penny.

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