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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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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Niagara On the Lake
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant last evening with 28 of us. They were very accommodating and ready for all of us. We have been here many times and it is one of our children's favorite. May be a little pricey but everything is included in the price. Only wish they would split plates for small children with you. Chef show was entertaining... More 

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Thank Debra L
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The prices are a little on the high side, $19 for hibachi chicken and $27 for the filet hibachi, but it's definitely tasty! I ended up ordering the kids chicken hibachi which was not as expensive (and I'm far from 12) thinking it would be a smaller portion, but I still got just as much as the adult portion. Dinner... More 

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Thank Sarah M
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We had red dragon and California roll and they were both perfect. Prices are ok and the atmosphere was so cool.

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Thank Deniz K
Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The only sushi restaurant that we saw in Siesta Key. The prices were fair and the sushi was great. My girlfriend got a seaweed salad and we split that and it was very good. They gave plenty of ginger for the sushi which was nice, it seems like most places dont wanna give you too much.

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Thank David_Standish
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Joto is my favorite restaurant on Siesta Key and one of my favorites in all of Sarasota. The food is delicious. The fried rice is amazing and the yum yum sauce is addictive. Don't be afraid to ask for extra! The hibachi chefs, either Huey or Psy, are both great and super fun. They are both really accommodating to how... More 

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?