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Joso's, Toronto, ON
Joso's, Toronto, ON
Joso's, Toronto, ON
Joso's, Toronto, ON
Joso's, Toronto, ON

Joso's

4.7
4.7
845 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Seafood
Transport yourself to the warmth and beauty of the stunning Dalmatian Coast. Founded by Joso Spralja in the 1960’s, Joso’s restaurant has achieved continuous success of over 45 years in business and is considered a landmark of the Toronto hospitality scene.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 925-1903
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Manuel Moreno
  • Neighborhood
    Yorkville
  • Cross street
    Avenue Rd
  • Parking details
    Joso's does not have private parking. Limited street parking and a small private lot at the SE corner of Avenue Rd & Pears Ave.
  • Public transit
    Our closest TTC stations are Bay, Rosedale and Museum. There are bus routes on both Avenue (from Museum) and Davenport Road (from Bay).
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 845 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Seafood

  • Toronto

    Great for fine wines

845 Reviews
  1. foodmaestro

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In my opinion, Joso’s is the finest restaurant in Ontario…not just Toronto! The fresh fish offerings are spectacular, as is the Siciliana spaghettini in squid ink! The insalata di mare is phenomenal! The servers were even better than I remember. Can’t wait to return!

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  2. MelissaW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding is a great way to describe Joso's. Consistently Outstanding!

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  3. DianeR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were a table of 4 widely travelled seniors. 2 of us used to frequent Joso's Coffee House in Yorkville. Service was good. Food was okay, the calamari dish was a bit overcooked. We said we wanted to have separate bills and were told it couldn't be done. When it came to pay , it turned into a 1/2 hr. nightmare trying to figure out the taxes and tips. I believe one of the group ended up paying about a 30% tip . She was the one who recommended your restaurant and she stated " that Joso's had just lost her as a customer".

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  4. MaddieC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took a girl on a date here and it was really nice to see how much she liked the food and the vibes. I liked it a lot too. The grilled octopus was our favourite, it's wonderful to find a place for really nice seafood in Toronto. I impressed her by saying that even the cheapest wine on a wine list at a nice place will be really good because it's a nice place and the Coratian white i got was perfect. It's great to be right!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! Awesome food, fantastic service, amazing decor.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, great food, great service. Tiramisu is to die for.

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  7. Toronto

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always good and services was outstanding. Squid ink pasta is my favourite

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  8. Nickie

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The fish is delicious and very fresh. Worth the visit for that reason. The restaurant is very dated.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joso’s is a lovely small intimate restaurant with outstanding seafood, the service was excellent, would definitely go again!

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  10. GSToronto

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood restaurant. Top notch service. Freshest fish and seafood. High end priced well! Always a pleasure to have dinner with the family.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For a Toronto institution, I’m not sure how this place still exists. The servers forgot two of our dishes, the food was so average that I don’t see why I’d ever return and the portion size for the price guarantees this.

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  12. TimothyM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I've every eaten in! I would give it a 10 for quality of food, service and atmosphere. We had the fresh fish which was fantastic. The staff loves to tell the history of the restaurant. It's worth going there just to see the pictures of all of the famous people who have visited. Going back would be my number one reason to return to Toronto.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great intimate restaurant with a lot of cool and authentic art. Loved the seafood, especially octopus. Thanks for a great experience!

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  14. JenniferC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every holiday season a small group of my closest meet at Joso to cap off the year. This is one of my favorite traditions. Year after year, for more than six years the food has been fabulous; the atmosphere remains fun and intimate, quirky and warm; the service is fantastic; and the whole night made wonderful. Joso is a great place for friends, family and date nights.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambiance, just very noisy upstairs

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  16. Ellibelle

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What fine dining is all about. Impeccable service, unique menu of the highest standard. A one of a kind experience.

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  17. DonS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I believe JOSO’s is the most outstanding dining experience I have ever enjoyed… Everything in the JOSO experience is stellar… From the time we are greeted coming thru the front door until the time we leave… Outstanding! Always enjoying and knowing we will return… Thank You JOSO’s for doing what you do so superbly…

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  18. ClaytonP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. The octopus tasted better than anything I've ever had before.

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  19. Grizskier

    Toronto

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joso's was an enjoyable experience. An intimate yet eclectic setting and wonderful dishes. My wife especially enjoyed the dover sole. Rather than ordering separate side dishes we would have preferred sides included with out mains. As example the only way to order spaghetti as a side is to order it as another main. The cost gets up there.

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  20. DebbieM

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grilled octopus and Pasta Leonardo with seafood including shrimp and octopus in a lovely olive oil, lemon and garlic sauce were outstanding! Food, service and ambiance always 5 star experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been going for 40 years. Never a dud moment.

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  22. livetoeat

    Toronto

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Remains the best seafood restaurant in Toronto. Fresh fish is brought to your table on a tray and explained so you can make the right choice. You pay for whole fish simply and expertly grilled without any presentation pretensions. A real value. Risotto Nero (squid ink) is the best risotto I have tasted, locally and internationally. Service is exemplary, even when busy.

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  23. SKsk

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and vibes. It’s eccentric but it works. Not a single dish was disappointing. Would recommend and lives up to its reputation.

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  24. JanetM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! Incredible food and company!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joso’s is always a favourite of mine over the years. Service is always warm and friendly. Highly recommend Cory

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  26. AndrewM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular meal and evening! It was wonderful to be warmly greeted again by Paul, Joso's very gracious host. We all said, why has it been this long since we dined here? Well, it won't be next time. Simply delicious!

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  27. laurencec

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been there a number of times. One of my favourite dishes is their Sciliana pasta which is on the menu as a Primi. They brought it to us at the same time as our entrée. These were not complementary dishes. For a fine dining restaurant (with an appropriate price point), this is unacceptable. We didn't enjoy eating the two together. I don't know why I should be expected to instruct the waiter regarding how to serve the food.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It has been on my list for a long time. Loved the interior and the food!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience food and service was top notch. Great ambience will definitely be back again

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  30. Uhclem

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sui generis: one of a kind! Took my girlfriend for a birthday dinner. I’ve been eating at Joso’s for forty years; her first time. We were both delighted. We loved the ubiquitous explicit art- some folks might be challenged

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  31. TOdiner

    Toronto

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy, friendly spot that really knows fish! Fish is fresh and well-seasoned. A fun night out!

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  32. clop007

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While the service was amazing, the food was just okay, especially for the price, considering it is Croatian cuisine which is usually amazing. However, the Croatian wine suggested by the waiter was just outstanding. The ambiance is great as well, I would definitely go back if only for the wine.

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  33. Maxwell

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! I was so excited to try and it didn’t disappoint! A great Seafood/Italian spot in the city! Cannot wait to come back again❤️

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  34. Jonathan

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit pricey but the food was delicious, the atmosphere and look was full of history, the server went into incredible detail on the fresh seafood they had and the service was quick, I would absolutely go there again

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  35. TerryM

    Indiana

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood choices - with Croatian influences. Wonderful service. Reservations required.

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  36. FrankL

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Highly recommend, will definitely return.

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  37. AndreaH

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s Josos, fantastic, fresh and service is excellent.

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  38. goodfood

    Chicago

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, our evening at Joso’s was excellent. The food—tomato and buffala salad and mixed seafood salad, followed by one of the special grilled whole fishes and grilled octopus mains, with the crepes for dessert—was outstanding, all perfectly cooked and nicely portioned. The service was somewhat inattentive after we were served our main courses—otherwise I would have had another glass of wine—but helpful in selecting the special grilled fish. The ambience was vibrant—the rooms are spectacular—as everyone clearly was enjoying themselves. We also go to Joso’s our first night visiting Toronto and will do it again next time.

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  39. TorontoNosh

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service. Fancy yet relaxed, eccentric digs. Highly recommend choosing one of the fresh fish and having it grilled.

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  40. Maba

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Wonderful dinner. We were treated royally when we told them it was an Anniversary dinner. The food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Joso's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 925-1903.

Joso's is rated 4.7 stars by 845 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joso's

202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1J2

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Avenue Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Yorkville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Joso's does not have private parking. Limited street parking and a small private lot at the SE corner of Avenue Rd & Pears Ave.
  • Public transit
    Our closest TTC stations are Bay, Rosedale and Museum. There are bus routes on both Avenue (from Museum) and Davenport Road (from Bay).
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Manuel Moreno
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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