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Jo-To Japanese Restaurant

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5218 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3366
(941) 346-8366
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth the Wait

Have been here a couple of times over the years, most recently June 2015, the food was wonderful this time, we had the sushi only, I live there and will most certainly be returning

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Betty19
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Have been here a couple of times over the years, most recently June 2015, the food was wonderful this time, we had the sushi only, I live there and will most certainly be returning

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Jo-To's has been around for years on Siesta Key and they maintain their high standards of quality food and great service. My family loves their fresh and beautifully prepared sushi. I enjoy other dishes. We prefer the dining room when it's just family and friends but when entertaining out-of-town guests, everyone enjoyes being seated in the dining area where the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great food. Sushi was fresh. Tempura, egg rolls, and deep fried tofu were so freshly made. Came out hot. Great service. Would come back again. Con: A little pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A wonderful and entertaining dining experience with plentiful portions and an entertaining chef. Prices were reasonable and the experience proved to be a great value.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went years without going here and passing by time and again. About 5 years ago we went in. Best place on the key. Consistently excellent and worth the prices by comparison. Want a great meal on the key, in the village? This is THE spot.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We happened on this place due to its great location. It was very busy for a weeknight around 8pm, but our party of four was seated right away at the sushi bar. Our server was less than attentive for such a small sushi place. In the beginning, it was difficult for us to get her attention to order soups/salads, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Been eating here for years ! The food is always fresh. The staff are friendly & helpful. I prefer the sushi side although the grill side is just as good & entertaining. A great night out !

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place has the charm and location. Whether you sit at a table or by the grill right on the main blvd. Love the food for quick bites or a nice meal out.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great spot for sushi and teriyaki steak, always consistent and very pleasant staff. Parking is and issue though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

No, the decor is far from perfect, but the fish was fresh (sushi), prices were reasonable for the location, and they had a great selection of sake. I would visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5218 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3366
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 346-8366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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