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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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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

had dinner on a Saturday, we had the teriyaki steak and tempura veggies all was really good. they have a large assortment of sushi but we didn't take advantage of it.

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Thank carmichael1999
Howell, NJ
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called the same day for a reservation, they only had 5:30 or 6:30 available, so we took the 5:30, we were pretty much rushed out so the next group could come in, as we were eating dessert, they were asking if we wanted a box! Food wasn't that good at all, I've been to much better places.

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Thank MartiD
Caledon, Canada
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is the only reason they are still in business. The chef and staff were friendly but the food was below average and the lack of cleanliness was disgusting. This restaurant would be shut down in Ontario. There's an inch of grime and debris stuck to the lights that hover over the cook top. This scared... More 

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Thank Steve B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are regulars at JoTos on Siesta Key in the village. WE have had sushi all over the US and abroad. While we have had some great sushi at these other places none have been better than this little gem right down the street from us! Sit up at the bar area and tell Han the sushi guru just to... More 

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Thank Flabluefan1
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food tasted awesome. Big portion. The cook made it fun also. I definetely Recommend it! Smaller than a traditional Kobe steakhouse, but with huge taste!

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Thank isramilito
Niagara On the Lake
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I love to watch the cooking happening right in front of me. If you go to Jo To as a couple or small group you are seated with people you don't know, so it's a great place to meet others. You can of course stick to yourself. The food is wonderful. It is fun to watch the show of the... More 

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Thank iquilt4u
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Went with my wife to check it out. Had the soft crab tempura for appetizer. It was delicious. The tempura battered sweet potato and zucchini were a nice surprise with the crab. For dinner, we had some tuna and dinner sushi along with a Mexican roll and a soy bean paper roll that was surprisingly good. Another nice surprise were... More 

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Thank Raul E
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I've been all over. I've tried sushi and rolls everywhere I've been. By far, the freshest and most delicious sushi is right here. Their cooked menu items are also fantastic LOVE the Sea Bass - it's PERFECT!!!

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Thank Suzii T
Youngstown,Ohio
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Family of 5 we all had Hibachi, there wasn't alot of flavor to anything. The first time I've had "Yummy" sauce that was tasteless. The sushi was average.

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Thank restaurantslave4life
Pleasanton, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a Japanese restaurant for dinner & in the past typically headed off of Siesta Key. Well friends, I'm happy to report THAT isn't necessary anymore! I saw Jo-To when we were walking in The Village & did what I always do when traveling......went straight to Trip Advisor to check out the reviews & see what my... More 

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Thank Stacy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?