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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    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
great food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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USA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 69 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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New Englander
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a restaurant that I enjoy tremendously. It's a late afternoon/evening establishment, so you won't come here for breakfast or lunch. Our dinner was a Sunday around 6pm for my 14 year old's birthday. We had a party of 6. The atmosphere for tableside cooking is energetic and mood enhancing. It was a little warm in there due to... More 

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Lee, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Place really needs a facelift and the food is just average. For the money, better options out there. Very friendly staff, good service. Need to do a thorough cleaning & replace the carpet, and generally update the place, then might consider going back.

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Additional Information about Jo-To Japanese Restaurant

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

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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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