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Joto Japanese Steak House

7971 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2058
+1 941-351-4677
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“sushi” (14 reviews)
“hibachi grill” (3 reviews)
“fried rice” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
7971 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2058
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11 - 20 of 59 reviews

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....More

Thank Singapore_Carla
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Vern O
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Joto's is like two restaurants in one. As you enter the premises, there is a sushi bar and conventional seating/menus to the right or, sign in at the front desk and wait to be seated at a table for 6 to 8 with hibachi cooking...More

Thank Teryn G
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with my in-laws who had never been to an hibachi grill. They enjoyed the show very much. The cook was friendly and entertaining. Lots and lots of food to be had -- more than typical Japanese steakhouses. I took leftovers and ate on...More

Thank Mtstarnes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

For 30 years we have been coming to Joto's for special birthday dinners. It is your typical Japanese steak house where they put on a show cooking at your table. The building and decor are very dated (has not changed in 30 years) but the...More

Thank Creekstone4505
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The food predation was passable. The chief was not Japanese and I believe this is were the problem started. They need to hire real ethnic Chefs and not foreigners trying to pretend that they know what they are doing. Also the food was over priced.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Ate at the restaurant side vs the hibachi tables. Our server was very nice and even bought us the menus served at the hibachi tables. Nice sized portions and served right. I had an entree from the hibachi menu. Chicken Teppan, $16.95 and it was...More

Thank SDL248
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is the typical place setup for either sushi bar or teppanyaki that doesn't look like much on the outside. The interior was furnished in Japanese style but looked dated and the drop ceiling definitely didn't complete the place. It was also quite warm and...More

Thank ronin308
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have eaten at JoTo's for about 25 years. Never a bad trip Fun and most enjoyable I always sit in there sushi bar where the people are very friendly and give you the best service anywhere in Bradenton. From the hot towels to the...More

Thank 940asr
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Seen this little place while we was driving to our rental house for vacation. We decided to stop by one night for some food and check it out. All though we have been to many Japanese steak houses all over the US and each are...More

Thank Fbohanan
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1 October 2016|
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Response from Creekstone4505 | Reviewed this property |
Order off the hibachi menu - they cook it on the grill in front of you. Most of my family orders the steak and lobster at a hibachi restaurant. As for me, I prefer calamari. No matter what entree you order, you will not... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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