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Joss Cafe & Sushi Bar

195 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-2006
410 263 4688
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Ranked #32 of 294 restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Fresh fish and super delicious. Great appetizer of an avocado filled with fresh tuna drizzled with wasabi sauce-yummy! We're from NY and I'm not used to seeing American waitresses in a sushi restaurant. With that being said, our strawberry blond, blue eyed waitress was helpful, knowledgable and good at her job. She spoke perfect English and I couldn't be happier.... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Ever since I moved to Annapolis some 20 years ago, Joss has been my favorite sushi bar. Last year it expanded and I think they are overwhelmed. Twice now I was " promised" a 20 minute wait only to wait over an hour. The food has changed and quality, still good but has gone down. It's busy, the noise level... More

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Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you like sushi, this is your place. There are no reservations here, but it never seems to take long or you can sit at the sushi bar. I have been here at least 6 times and always great quality as well as creative with new combinations every visit.

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Annapolis, MD
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Joss has really slipped since the expansion. For starters the wait staff is way over the top with "irasshai" greeting. Loud, incessant and somewhat startling, what was a quiet greeting from the sushi chef upon entering is now like a flyover by a flock of grackles every few minutes. The food has slipped a bit and the wait staff are... More

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NYC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was the single worst sushi experience in my entire life. Holy crap I've eaten sushi in Lansing Michigan and its been better. This is the epitome of a downtown Annapolis tourist joint. It's a no. The 1 star is because the service was also bad. My lady and I made a rookie mistake dropping a couple of hundred bucks... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is one of several options for Sushia in Annapolis. In my opinion it offers the best selection for sushi in Annapolis. Very clean restaurant with decent service. The only problem is that the restaurant does not take reservations and there is often a 15-25 minute wait to sit. Other than that, Joss is a great choice for Annapolis.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I've dined here many times since my home town is Annapolis. Joss is always consistent and their new expansion makes the interior much nicer - easier to get a table too since they do not take reservations. The sushi is always excellent and the service is friendly. It would nice if they put more effort into the wine and beer... More

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Bellevue
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I wanted to go to the Oysteria a few doors down but it was closed down for a private party. Apparently, once a year the town turns out for a midnight madness get together when all of the stores on Main Street stay open until - you guessed it - midnight. After lurching from door to door trying to finding... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I've been eating at Joss my whole life though I have eaten sushi at many but nothing has been better than Joss. It's a little expensive but worth it. If your looking for a great sushi in downtown Annapolis eat at joss.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The sushi, tempura and entrees are always fresh and delicious! The staff is friendly and since they have expanded it is a more comfortable experience for single, couple, or large group dining. Craveable :-)

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