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Founded by Joso Spralja in the 1960′s, Joso’s restaurant has achieved continuous success of over 36 years in business. It is truly a unique dining experience which transports guests to the warmth and beauty of the stunning Dalmatian coast. An all encompassing, sensual journey… guests are lured into a collection of Joso’s artistic expressions. A feast for the senses, one finds themselves surrounded by voluptuous female forms, Adriatic Sea motifs and a multitude of gold and bejewelled trinkets on every wall, shelf and corner. From the kitchen and to your table arrives a dazzling array of fish species from across the globe, each carefully and knowledgeably described by your server. Prepared with the utmost care and simple, traditional flavours, your meal is presented in all of its natural beauty.
NB-Joso's has 2 floors for dining - main floor and upstairs. If you have any accessibility concerns, please let us know so we may do our utmost to accommodate.
Toronto, ON M5R 1J2
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
On-Street, metered parking is available along Davenport Road. There are Public Parking lots available on the East side of Avenue Road to the North and South of the Davenport intersection.
Our closest TTC stations are Bay, Rosedale and Museum. There are bus routes on both Avenue (from Museum) and Davenport Road (from Bay)
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Joso's Ratings and Reviews
Good was great overall.
Calamari squid had too much breading. Octopus was burnt. Fish dorada main and squid ink pasta was excellent 5*. Oysters excellent and fresh. First glass of wine tasted water down, complained about it, waitress didn't offer anything for compensation. So we just ordered a second round. Overall great experience, would go again but with a conservative choice of menu, would just go for the mains. The food didn't match the price.
This neighbourhood gem has been in the same location at Av and Dav forever and it still serves up the best grilled fish in the city. The atmosphere is quirky to some, kinky to others and it has been a delight to my wife and me for over 15 years. Leave your prurient aesthetic at home and come enjoy the art and the delicious, simple preparations of the freshest fish and seafood in the city. Yes this is a real review. No. we are not related to the restaurant or management.
Mediterranean fish in Toronto???
If you like old fish you will love this place.
Went on a Friday so no excuse.
On top of the lack of anything fresh on the menu
(We tried 10 dishes) they don’t cook to well ether...
Risotto Milanese with porchini in it???
There is a reason that is not in the original recipe, it’s too just many flavours. And it’s brown ...
If you are a foodie don’t go here.
Loved the decor, who doesn’t like boobs... ?
The staff were very well prepared with manners and information but well balanced.
We admired the decor and overall atmosphere.
Very nice experience and most importantly delicious food and drinks.
I would recommend Joso's to anyone who appreciates the finer things in life and is willing to pay a reasonable price for that.
Amazed by the inside look of the place. Unique and cozy! It feels like dining in some art gallery! But the service was just okay. Waitress wasn't very friendly and was cold maybe because we didn't order alcohol. Food wasn't as good as expected. The grilled octopus was a bit burned and tasted bitter and not juicy. Good for one time try out if you want to experience something different, but definitely not for a foody person to go again.
Best restaurant we have ever been too. It was first trip to Toronto for my sweetheart and my third. I couldn't get a table on the previous trip. BOOK EARLY! Do not wait until you are in Toronto. The food is exquisite, all with subtle tastes , super fresh seafood, and a fun and eclectcic decor that sort of takes you aback at first. We had so much fun with it, it was amazing. As my girlfriend said, "we should have eaten here last night too."
We are regular repeat guests at Joso's returning to enjoy our favourite dishes. Saturday was a real disappointment. The usual stellar fried calamari was very average and my pasta Leonardo lacked the depth/complexity I have enjoyed in the past. The most disappointing part was that I made this booking vs another restaurant thinking "I'd rather booked Joso's because I can be sure that we are guaranteed to have a stellar meal"... and I was disappointed. I really love and believe in this restaurant so not sure if one of their better chefs was off that night. It's making me second guess whether we should return.
We decided to find and try the best squid ink pasta in Toronto, Joso's came first on different reviews, so we thought about giving Joso a try. Note staff at Joso's was very patient and helping on making several changes on my reservation, thank you.
Server quickly prepared us with water and bread so we are assured that she is aware of our presence. (Lately I have been to a few restaurants that left me waiting 10-15 minutes for water and then another 5 mins for bread) Bread was served room temperature, which is about the only negative comment I have about Joso's.
The fun thing about dining at Joso's is to browse through daily seafood selection. We got really excited over the scorpion fish, as hostess described it as "lobster-like and flavorful" so we ordered it without a doubt. Glad we did, because it was sold out by the time the table next to us wanted the same fish. We ordered the ink spaghettini as well but at this time we were more excited over the grilled scorpion fish.
The fish is seasoned and grilled to perfection, meat was crunchy and rich in flavor while it doesn't have that "fishy" taste. Had to drive home after otherwise I wish I had some wine to go with this plate to further intensify the flavor. We had ink pasta last weekend at Eataly, NYC and was curious if we can find anything just as good in Toronto. Though the spaghettini was not as well cooked as Eataly's, but overall the dish at Joso's is much more preferable to our taste buds. The flavor of the ink spaghettini is just as we imagined it supposed to be, rich in savor of seafood and fresh tasting, good job! Dish portion is just right for two to share, we didn't have to fight over getting more pasta.
We had Tiramisu for dessert to simply cleanse our palate. Without much expectation, Tiramisu ended up being an exceptional course. Taste of espresso and spirit was very well balance and rich. Price is a bit high, but Joso's definitely deliver quality to justify for its price.
I was pretty disappointed. The quality of the food and service has gone downhill from years ago. My fish, served in its entirety, was filled with bones. Considering how expensive the menu items are, I'd like to see our fish dishes deboned, like they do at "Costa de Mare" at the Wynn in Las Vegas. The grilled octopus as also tough, not tender. I had the same type of dish at "Pappas Grill" on Toronto's Danforth the night before for half the price and it was much better. The tables at Joso's are very close together so privacy is hard to come by. Joso's used to be one of my favourite Toronto restaurants but my last 2 visits have been disappointing, especially considering the high cost. I expected more.
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