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“Nice Japanese place”
Review of Joto Thai-Sushi

Joto Thai-Sushi
Ranked #257 of 2,435 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Thai
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Typical Japanese restaurant, but nice sushi bar and ambiance. Fresh/good sushi & typical "Americanised" Japanese cuisine. Moderate prices. Inside seating only.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I've heard that in traditional Asian meals, that meat is a secondary item, and that was never more true then here.

Came here with a groupon with my girlfriend. We got a Sexy Man roll as an appetizer (and she got a Sexy Man as a companion) and we both got a thai dish for dinner - mine with pork, and hers with sushi. There may have been enough pork/shrimp combined for 1 person. Seriously, a couple of bites and the rest was veggies and rice.

Don't get me wrong, I like veggies and rice, but when I want pork, I want to actually see and taste some pork.

Outside of the amount of protein, it was very good. I really enjoyed the spice in mine and she liked her dish as well. I got pring khrig, or something like that, and she got massaman, or something like that. You can't go wrong with either dish, but don't get more than hot. Regular hot was plenty hot - and I love spicy food - thai hot would have been too much to handle.

So, it lost a star for the lack of meat, and it looses another one for timing. We placed our order and our sushi appetizer - a single roll mind you - took 20 minutes. The table next to us got their sushi 5 minutes or so before us and had clearly been sitting there a while before we even showed up. The reason was obvious - the table on the other side of us ordered a sushi boat, which looked amazing. Very very well done and beautifully presented. However, there was a single sushi chef working, and the boat - which was 10 or so rolls, I think - put him really far behind. So while it was completely understandable, I think the server could have explained that to us before we ordered the sushi so we would have known it was going to be a while and we could have ordered accordingly. Our thai food came out within a couple of minutes of the server putting in the entrée order.

Unfortunately for the tables sat after us, as we were leaving, another boat was delivered to another table, meaning everyone else was going to wait a while.

Finally, while the sushi looked awesome, I was underwhelmed by the sexy man roll (and no, my girlfriend was not underwhelmed by her sexy man companion). However, I am not taking too much away from them for that. First, it was one roll and I can't judge all of their sushi on a single roll, and second, it was good, just not the best sexy man roll I ever had.

Did I just say that wasn't the best sexy man I ever had?!?!?

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Love they add Thai Food in the menu, I love both Thai and Japanese food. Their Lunch Special is very valuable especially Sushi and Thai Bento. The new decoration made this place romantic and cozy. All of wait staff are so friendly and attentive. Can't wait to come back for their Happy Hour;)

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Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Have been to the Clearwater location and got a Groupon for the one in Tampa. The food was just as good but the restaurant is a little more run down than the one in Clearwater. The service was okay but not super fast. I will keep going back for the crunchy spicy tuna roll and the mexican roll.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I tried this restaurant for the first time as a result of a Groupon offer we received. We were pleasantly surprised by the nice atmosphere inside....very cozy but sophisticated. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. We especially enjoyed the fact that we were given hot towels to wipe our hands shortly after we were seated. A practice that should be taken up by every restaurant! Made us feel that they were very hospitable and conscious of cleanliness and health. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely add this place to our list of favorites.

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