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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

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Musty Odor but Good Food

My friend & I are too old for the nosey heavy drinking crowd. So we tried this place because only four other people were in it. Turned out they were local young people. We enjoyed the meal, but the owners need to replace the carpet and open some windows.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
DarrylLynette
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Maitland, Florida
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Maitland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My friend & I are too old for the nosey heavy drinking crowd. So we tried this place because only four other people were in it. Turned out they were local young people. We enjoyed the meal, but the owners need to replace the carpet and open some windows.

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Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We have visited this restaurant each time we travel from Ireland to Siesta Key, it is on the top of our "to do" lists. Always enjoy the atmosphere and food prepared and served professionally by the amazing Sia! Good atmosphere, staff extremely friendly, on the count down until our next visit, keep up the good work.

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Euclid, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Came in here to try our hand at Japanese Cuisine, something we haven't had in quite some time. Found this place to be more show than good food and it seemed more Chinese than Japanese. Good place for fun with chef at your table but not recommended for Japanese cuisine.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

One of the best meals we ate in Siesta Key. The table-side Hibachi dinner was all we could have hoped for--with no idea this place even existed at the beach!. Our chef had plenty of personality, was entertaining and the food was first rate! A great value & possibly a hidden gem in Siesta Key. A Must Do!

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Washington, DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Strongly recommend. We went on a slow sunday and had an amazing array of sushi...so fresh! And inventive. What you've had back home but better. Had the most wonderful chat with the owner...really made us feel welcome. Still thinking about the great time and talk days later. May only go back to Siesta Key to come back here!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I liked t you can have some people in your party order sushi if they wish while the rest of your party orders the hibachi. The sushi was quite good. The hibachi food was average, as was the hibachi chef. The decor was average as well.

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Wauchula, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

So good atmosphere was amazing and some of the best food I've eaten quite and quaint such an awesome little spot

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Osprey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a great place for a fun hibachi experience. Group of friends went Monday night. The food was good, reasonably priced and lots left over to take home. The place is clean, the staff is attentive and we weren't crowded into other people's tables like many Hibachi places do. The parking isn't easy which would be the only drawback... More 

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Estero, FL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The sushi we ordered for an appetizer was very good. Dinner was very good as well. Filter was melt in your mouth goodness. The shrimp was pretty good, a tad overcooked. Good value for the price paid. I would suggest you go there early in the evening. We had a 5pm reservation & by the time we finished & were... More 

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Orlando
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My friends recommended this restaurant when they go to Siesta Key and I was not impressed. It is your typical "Kobe" type dining where they cook the food at your table, make the flaming volcano, attempt to flip the shrimp tails in the cook's hat, etc. My friends thought their regular cook would be serving us, but we got someone... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?