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Jo-To Japanese Restaurant

5218 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3366
(941) 346-8366
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Ranked #186 of 862 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Washington, DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 restaurant reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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: Sushi, Japanese

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