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Jo-To Japanese Restaurant

5218 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3366
(941) 346-8366
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Ranked #156 of 833 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Estero, FL
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15 reviews 15 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

They rushed us.......never felt comfortable. This is not the place for you if you want relaxed dining.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant has always been a favorite of our family. I have family all over the country one of whom is home based right down the street from this restaurant and it's always been our first night out when visiting. Convenient in our case since they also make killer cocktails here we can walk home, so if you don't have... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Cook was funny, waiter rushed us after food was cooked and kept refilling our sodas but did not ask and its not FREE REFILLS

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The place needs improved air con. Around the hotplate is obviously a lot warmer but the whole place is too warm to enjoy fully. Food is good and staff are excellent. Beware - there are no free refill for the kids soft drinks and they don't tell you. You find out when you get the check. Abt $3.50 a go... More

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Branchland, West Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Food is VERY GOOD, however, they only have 3 Hibachi tables. We ate her last year as well. Soup is a bit scary looking - but at least try it! As is the salad...

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Miami, Florida
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243 reviews 243 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Not your typical Japanese grill fare. This was far tastier and more ample than we are used to getting. The meal included soup, salad, shrimp appetizer, rice, vegetables, mushrooms, bean sprouts, sauces and your choice of seafood and/or meat. The filet mignon was actually a whole filet! The scallops got you 4 large sea scallops. The show was entertaining. The... More

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Russellville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I had the best grouper ever at JoTo. It had some egg something over it and everything very fresh and awesome. Everyone in our group was still raving about how good it was the next day lol.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very nice place with excellent flare and delicious Sushi platters! Has a hibachi for larger parties-- make reservations to enjoy it!

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