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Joto Japanese Steak House

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7971 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2058
+1 941-351-4677
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been here since 2010............why did I forget this place(busy w/life, I guess. I read another review that said the place needs updating and maybe some refreshing needed, but the décor is what makes it an intimate experience. I love,love,love the aqua bathroom tiles...wish I could find them for my home. But the food is absolutely tasty. the shrimp... More 

Thank jennifer f
Bradenton, Florida
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner in dining area. Not a fan of having to sit with strangers at grill, while food is cooked, unless it is your own family. Had the swordfish/steak dinner @ 25.00; wife had fried tempura vegetable plate @ 17.00. Was not impressed with either. Swordfish was dry, small amount. Steak was ok, small amount. Wife's deep fried vegetables... More 

Thank William B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best sushi ever the prices are reasonable and very cozy atmosphere service is good food is always amazing

Thank Alisha M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We visited JoTo Japanese Steak House on Jan 21st, 2017, for our anniversary. We were surprised by the number of Hibachi grill tables that they had. We ordered shrimp and chicken. It was very good, and a lot of food. The fried rice was excellent. The atmosphere was fun.

Thank Connie D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I love JoTo's. The filet mignon is the best. The service is great and our chef provides a great show as well as delicious food. We have gone to this restaurant for at least 15 years. You won't be disappointed.

Thank pooboo32
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Sushi was amazing and fresh. Hibachi dinner was very tasty and "Chong" our server, was funny and very good! Definitely will be back when I am in town

Thank Stephen C
San Antonio, Texas
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189 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Was traveling to the area and staff at hotel recommended as a good sushi place when I asked. I sat at the sushi bar and service was quick and sushi was fresh. Had some unique twists on some of my favorites. I would go back!

Thank George G
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love getting the triple combination w/ Shrimp, filet mignon and chicken! The chef's are real nice. Very friendly atmosphere. Affordable and always have a good time with family and friends.

Thank 23karatz
Westminster, Colorado
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We ate at Joto with a group recently. The service was excellent and everything was served in quick succession. I cannot recommend their house wine, but the beer drinkers among us were satisfied. The value was very good for the amount of food you got. I think everyone was pretty full when we left.

Thank Singapore_Carla
Spring Hill, Florida
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Six of us arrived at 5:30 and were seating right away. The waitress was very attentive and drinks arrived quickly and refills also arrived in good time. The chef arrived after our soup and salad and was a delight. All of our entrees were prepared beautifully and delicious. Two of our group had never been there, they were very impressed... More 

Thank Vern O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7971 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2058
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-351-4677

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