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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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San Antonio, Texas
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184 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 beautifully and delicious. Two of our group had never been there, they were very impressed... More 

Thank Vern O
Nazareth, Israel
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 on your table. I love both sides of the restaurant although always take company to... More 

Thank Teryn G
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 them for 2 days until it was all gone -- it was just as good... More 

Thank Mtstarnes
Ellenton, Florida
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 food it consistently good and the show is always entertaining. Our chef did overcook the... More 

Thank Creekstone4505
Bradenton, Florida
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578 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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153 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 chicken tarriakki with bean spots, veggies (onions, mushrooms, zucchini) came with salad, soup, fried rice... More 

Thank SDL248
Omaha, Nebraska
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 humid, probably due to all the teppanyaki stations. The good news is that the food... More 

Thank ronin308

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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, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?