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Jo-To Japanese Restaurant

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5218 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3366
+1 941-346-8366
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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

So glad we fit this in on our vacation stay. I highly recommend the sword fish. I would also recommend making a reservation. We didn't know they took reservations and got lucky and only had a small wait time. Food and service was excellent!

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Thank N S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This place has the worst service. My food was cold and sushi was so tiny. Thanks. What a waste of a night

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Thank sushirocks4044
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place has really great food and the staff is very friendly. My grandsons love watching the chefs cook in front of you. And if you want a quitter atmospher they have regular tables with usual service. Either way great food. Also have a sushi bar

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Thank Donna D
philadelphia
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to Joto or any Japanese restaurant where they cook in front of you. It was fun, exciting and delectable! And the waitstaff couldn't be nicer, as was the chef and the sushi chef.

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Thank laura p
Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 941-346-8366

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