Joso's

4.7
436 reviews
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Seafood
Founded by Joso Spralja in the 1960′s, Joso’s restaurant has achieved continuous success of over 41 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.
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M
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Música muy alta,la gente habla muy fuerte.
Cuando bajan mood del música, la gente ya no grita. Excelente servicio

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T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of my fav restaurants in the city!! Always such a great time. 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails! Always perfect. Great good and ambiance!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little place, with friendly staff and unique options...

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. My husband and I weren’t sure what to order. Our server was very helpful in helping us out together a mixed grill so we could try a few different things. We had a salad to go with our seafood and it was perfectly satisfying without being too filling. We enjoyed the look and feel of the space but mostly the food! Will go again with friends and family!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I came here for the fish many times. But this time the service ruin the whole experience. The tall and skinny server lose patience when she found we need couple more minutes to decide what to get. After we ordered, two of us each get a fish, one get a joso noodle, she said "is that it?". and we explained we just got a late lunch,but reaervation at Joso is at 5:30pm and it's the only time we could find. we were full but still wanted to come to Joso. And she said "I am used to ppl ordering A LOT more." we understand that this (one dish for each person) might be less than what other ppl ordered, but how can a server judge the customers like this? We love the fish here but not sure after this experience, we will still come back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply put there is not a better restaurant serving fish in this province than Josos.

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Our waitress was also super nice and great service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my wife’s bday and the food and service was outstanding!

Thanks so much.
Michael

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DH
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Have always bragged about JOSO but last night was an exception.

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OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is in a tucked-away corner that’s easy to miss at first glance. The ambiance reminds one of a family get-together. The service is excellent and the food is truly outstanding.

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C
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here for more than 30 years. Certainly the best place in the city for fish. Service and decor top notch.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul the manager really went out of his way when I brought my 21 year old daughter for her first time to Joso’s! Food was amazing as always. I’m always talking up Joso’s as one of my favourite restaurant experiences!

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TA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always phenomenal here!

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joso ‘s never disappoints. Definitely will go back.

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JF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular meal. I hadn't been for a few years and had forgotten how wonderful this restaurant is. The ambience is charming and very authentic. The only time I have eaten fish and seafood so delicious was on the Mediterranean shores - completely delicious. Pleasant buzz to the room but easy to have a good chat. Wait staff were attentive. A fabulous meal and I will go back much more often!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is good to experience that Joso’s is as good as ever. It had been awhile since I was there. Clearly an oversight to be corrected!

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l
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers know exactly what they are doing, and have recommendations at the ready for those who, like us, were first time diners and who didn't know what to order :) This place has an awesome history, and all the artwork (which is part of the history) is beautiful and really makes this place special. Loved how the menu was very fluid - you could add on little things or change whatever you needed to make your meal your own. Awesome!

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T
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great but being a table of two we were left alone without attention. We also were bumped from a request for the window table. Overall good.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I am sorry to say but the service was very poor, we waited for 1 hour to get our food while everyone else was being served it felt like the server forgot to punch in our meal, this left us with a bad impression. The food was good although I must say that the Leonardo Spaghettini dish was way too oily, the bottom of dish had way to much oil, I did not find that necessary and the side dishes were very tiny a bit of larger proportion would of been nice.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An all-time favourite !

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KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never taste food until I had dinner at Joso’s! The food was exquisite and the people will make you want to come back for more.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very poor service... she just wasn’t aware or didn’t understand “service”.

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M
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New to the city, but my local friend recommended it as the best seafood restaurant in town! He might be right, although the seafood selection was a bit weak for someone coming from a huge seafood selection background. Nevertheless, the risotto was amazing, by far our favorite dish we had there! The service was good, but they forgot it was a special bday dinner and didn’t sing as they had promised.

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RE
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time I went to Joso’s was the year they opened....41 years ago. Loved it then and love it now. Every time I travel back to Toronto I make it a point of eating here. We are never disappointed.
This trip we brought a couple of real foodies with us. They were blown away by everything we had!
Nuff said. If you live here or are just visiting you need to add this to your must do list!

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L
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for a birthday dinner. Preordered a dessert at the restaurant's suggestion prior to going as a surprise, but the staff forgot until I had to remind them with an awkward blatent hint infront of the bday person when they kept pressing if we were interested in dessert at the table.

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MS
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like fish, this is a “must visit” in Toronto.

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JP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic. If you’ve never been, you must go. Try that Leonardo pasta🙌🏻

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FG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and fresh seafood. Loved that the server was knowledgeable and friendly

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KB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place to be! Reasonably priced delicious food!

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TT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious grilled fish and seafood expertly prepared , wonderful pasta...friendly, cozy and welcoming with very good service, also a celebrity haunt. Good reasons it’s been popular for over 40 years !

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TD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always spectacular. Never disappoints.

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AM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Joso's for years and will continue to do so as long as I am in Toronto! This restaurant takes you on a true Mediterranean culinary experience. The fresh food and fish selection is phenomenal and the decor is nothing like you find anywhere else. You will understand what I mean when you go there LOL. In general the food is absolutely delicious and the wait staff is incredibly attentive, polite and caring. If you've never been here before then you're missing out.

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Kim provided a great blend of professional, informed and warm service.
Good wine.
My partner’s shrimp was slightly overdone .
( I know that shrimp has a narrow window of cooking time). It was also a farmed, Vietnam sourced product. Fresh, non- farmed shrimp is still available in the Western Hemisphere.
My Squid pasta needed more personality. Very little flavour.
Thanks,
Rick

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JK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with friends. You really can go wrong, homerun everytime.

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WL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Joso's has been a Toronto favorite of ours since it was recommended by a friend several years ago. We ate here for the third time two nights ago and it was as good as ever. Joso's is able to duplicate the gastronomic experience of a seaside restaurant where the fish comes fresh from the boat and is grilled without the need for creative sauces to mask a lack of freshness. In order to pull this off in the heart of an inland city like Toronto requires connections and knowledge of the source fish and the expense of bringing it quickly to the kitchen. Add in its eclectic collection of original art and Joso's keeps us coming back. Yes, you will pay more, but to me, this is what a fine restaurant should be - a place that delivers an experience one cannot get by eating at home.

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent, service excellent and friendly, good advise on food items and wine selection but the bill was steep for what we consumed

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Jos's has always been a favorite. Food, scenic and impressive. Well done Joso's. I will be returning.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of my favorite restaurants in thge world for over 30 years! A must every time I visit Toronto! Best black ink pasta and fresh fish grilled to perfection! A fun night, meeting new people, it's a cosy restaurant with friendly staff and patrons!

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AS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Found this place searching online and was thoroughly impressed. Amazing seafood and pasta!

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