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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: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Siesta Key Delight

My sister Marlene and I really enjoyed our early dinner with Bam as our waitress. We enjoyed the specials of Soft Shell Crabs and various rolls such as Spicy Tuna Roll. They carry a very nice William Hill Calif. Chard by the glass that paired nicely with the food as it is not a heavy wine. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
PeggyChism
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Long Beach, California
via mobile
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were strolling through Siesta Key looking for a place to eat that wasn't overpriced or tourist driven. We saw sushi and were sold! As soon as we ventured inside, we were greeted within seconds and shown to a table. The waitress was very friendly and took our order very quickly. We loved the sushi, but the... More 

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Kissimmee, fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is great, great food, great service and great SAKE!! best japanese food i've had, would go there again and again!

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Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

My sister Marlene and I really enjoyed our early dinner with Bam as our waitress. We enjoyed the specials of Soft Shell Crabs and various rolls such as Spicy Tuna Roll. They carry a very nice William Hill Calif. Chard by the glass that paired nicely with the food as it is not a heavy wine. We enjoyed the quiet... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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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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