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Joso's

4.8
4.8
732 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 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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 732 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Seafood

  • Toronto

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Toronto

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic!!! 10/10!!!!!!
  2. N

    Nickster

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful place to go. Service and atmosphere are at a high standard, while being executed with grace. They make it about you, not them.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had to hang our own coats on arrival. Wine was mistakenly poured into used prosecco glass. Felt rushed. Two different servers each asking if we were ready to order.
  4. JC

    JayCee

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding from start to finish. Spaghettini alla Joso will haunt my dreams.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t been to Joso’s in over 20 years and sincerely regret that. So happy to say upon my recent visit things have not changed much, and that is wonderful, why change something so great. At Joso’s you definitely get it all, incredible service, fantastic ambiance and terrific food. It honestly felt as if we were in Croatia, which I have visited three times. My wife who is Croatian felt like she was back home. Thank you to the blissful service and magical food.
  6. HG

    HeatherG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joso’s is a wonderful restaurant for celebrating special events. We have celebrated a milestone birthday and wedding anniversary. The food and ambience never disappoints!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let me start off with- my family doesn’t eat shellfish-Joso’s specialty. I booked the restaurant in a total “fan mom” moment, specifically requesting the table Drake used as his album backdrop. My husband and daughter were shown to the booth, upstairs, in the corner. The restaurant is packed with eclectic pieces of art- many by Joso himself. The space is both small and open- tables are close together- but, never claustrophobic . Sculptures, portraits, lamps, shells- the abundance of personal items are everywhere. Looking at the menu, I thought we would all end up eating spaghetti and Marinara - leaving off the shellfish that was such an integral part of the menu. Then…..they brought out the “fish of the day” platter to pick from. At least 10 types- from Halibut to Sea Bass- to mussels and prawns. We ordered two salads. The Halibut and the Sea Bass, with a side of ratatouille . White wine from Croatia , followed a wonderful Negroni and an Old Fashioned. My other daughter and her friend joined us after the meal for dessert. Crepes and homemade gelato- divine! The men and women running the restaurant are perfect- attentive, knowledgeable and very aware of our need to take multiple pictures posing as Drake. We were actually given a statue to use—-my “ fan mom” dreams came true. Like. Really. True. Thank you so much for a memorable evening- fantastic food and lovely service! Happy New Year!
  8. AC

    AndreaC

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, friendly staff and great vibe! Highly recommended
  9. HS

    HollieS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was the best meal I’ve had in all of 2022. The tenderloin was 10/10.
  10. D

    Dom132

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Service Love the atmosphere Amazing food all around Highly recommend and I do not write reviews ever.
  11. m

    mmak25

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time at Joso’s. The service was amazing, the servers were very thorough and helpful with the menu choices. The display of the daily fish offerings was very cool and we really appreciate learning the different types of fish. The food was delicious and we can’t wait to go back!
  12. EL

    ELG1

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Consistently delicious. The best fish in the city. Simply prepared and always outstanding. Attentive service. My favourite restaurant in Toronto.
  13. J

    Joanne

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time at Joso's and won't be my last. Loved the cozy, eclectic atmosphere, the beautiful artwork and of course the food. The waitress & service was great, I was just expecting her to be a bit more personable and enthusiastic about the recommendations she made. The food was delicious, particularly loved the Scorpion whole grilled fish and the spaghettini cooked in squid ink with cuttlefish. A must! Thank you for the lovely evening.
  14. MW

    MarissaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Just very underwhelmed. Food lacked seasoning. Milanese risotto was decent. If you’re a big fish person you may enjoy better.
  15. BZ

    BrentZ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurant experiences anywhere. People are fantastic and the food is exceptional.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was interesting to go visit a historic restaurant in TO but the food quality just wasn’t there. Went once to cross off the list but would not return.
  17. HA

    HannahA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great vibes and wonderful service. Celebrated my 30th birthday dinner here and it was such a great experience! Thank you for a great night.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, fresh sea food and wonderful pasta! Classic but outstanding Italian, we’ll be back
  19. PV

    PaulaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The last time I was at Joso's was in the 1980s! It was a great place then and it still is. Grilled octopus is my favourite.
  20. CU

    CanUtd

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife was celebrating her birthday and chose Joso’s for her birthday dinner nearly a year in advance. She was not disappointed.
  21. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was very accommodating to us as we had a late arrival out of our control. Our evening couldn’t have been nicer.
  22. BH

    BarbaraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and attention in this unique family upscale Croatian restaurant. Delicious food, largely seafood based. Artwork abounds, with lots of nudity and breasts! But stylistically it works.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    Don’t have high expectations or you will be disappointed. The biggest fail was when a massive fly landed on our table while we were eating. Food isn’t so great considering the amount you pay in the end.
  24. LR

    LuluR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our anniversary, we were looking for a special, fancy-ish restaurant but with good meal portions and that’s exactly what Joso’s is. They made us feel so welcome and comfortable. We really enjoyed our night! We had no one to watch our toddler so we brought her along; we realized quickly that it’s not exactly the type of place you would usually bring a baby haha but they were super friendly and the servers constantly played peekaboo with her and brought her ice cream and it went really well! Now for the food: we ordered the pescatora risotto, the calamari and the Adria salad. Everything was delicious, even the toddler loved the calamari. The decor was soooo unique and interesting. We had such a good time. Oh the tiramisu was wonderful too! Will definitely be back!
  25. JS

    JoeS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole establishment lives up to its reputation and more. The food is actually simple and no-frills but it is prepared to PERFECTION
  26. DM

    DavidM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everyone had a great time. Thank you from the food to the service. Top class.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously the best experience yet! We had multiple people check on us and they didn’t mind when we asked to take photos at “the drake table”. They made sure we got the opportunity! The food was incredible and I’ll definitely be craving it every week! The best!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch everything. Bring a date. Bring your family. Go by yourself. A truly unique place that deserves its reputation.
  29. K

    Kate

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  30. JR

    JessicaR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never fails. I’ve been going here for many years, the food, service, ambience overall top notch!
  31. J

    Jkw3

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience! Extremely fresh and delicious seafood, can’t wait to go back! Also loved my tequila cocktail!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Disappointed with how they pour their Martinis ! First time I've ever had a Martini glass less the 3/4 full not done well
  33. JD

    JonD

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Toronto institution that must be experienced to be understood! Excellent food and service in an environment that is a reflection of Joso’s artistic style and sensibilities. An absolute must visit!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was underwhelming to put it simply. My boyfriend and I both ordered pasta dishes and unfortunately for us they both lacked flavor. Aside from the food, being AA I’m this establishment, it was definitely a weird vibe if you get what i mean… had high hopes The aesthetic of the restaurant was nice but that’s it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Josos for my birthday. Just like all the other times we’ve been everything was excellent. Our favorite place. I’m even getting good at deboning a whole fish. We’ll be back in a couple months.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An institution. Must try
  37. BL

    BevL

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were happy to return to Joso’s after a 3 year absence. It is one of our favourite restaurants.
  38. KR

    KhadijaR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joso’s is worth the hype and the price - I really didn’t think this before coming even with a hopeful perspective. But everything from the cuttlefish ink pasta to the fresh selection of fish was light, delicious, and full of flavour! The service is also impeccable, with attention to water glasses and cleaning the table after the main course so we could truly enjoy the wonderful chocolate hazelnut tiramisu. It’s an upscale crowd for sure but if you are able to visit for a special occasion please do try. Our server even let us take some pictures in the Drake album cover booth which was icing on the cake :) Will definitely be back at some point, bringing guests that I want to impress.
  39. H

    Helen

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had last dined at Joso's in the 1980's. We always remembered the simply grilled Adriatic fish and the fantastic art objects decorating the premises, and we hoped to return someday. This week we finally had the opportunity. We were seated on the main floor, a cosy room with warm lighting and more eclectic and often surreal art that we even recalled from our prior visit. European style popular music from many decades ago played softly in the background. The atmosphere was wonderful. We decided to try, once again, grilled fish from the daily fish menu, in this case orata (sea bream) and spigola (sea bass), the two fish choices from the Dalmation coast. We preceded this with a fish soup (me) and an aragula salad (my husband). As side dishes, we chose Dalmation potato salad and steamed swiss chard. Everything had lovely, simple flavours, emphasizing the natural tastes of quality ingredients. Our server helped us to select our wine, bringing us samples of the two choices that were most tempting us. With her help, we chose a dry rosé that we were keen to try but were concerned about pairing with fish. It turned out to be a great choice. We finished our meal by splitting an order of palacinke (crêpes), accompanied by espressos. In between courses, we craned our necks to see as much of the art in the room as possible, and our ears to hear the music that evoked the older French films we have so enjoyed in the past. Overall, it was a perfect and memorable evening out for us. It is an elegant venue, but it is not stuffy. Staff are reserved but once engaged, we found them to be very friendly and helpful.
  40. N

    Newfave

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful seafood, the siciliana spaghettini and grilled octopus and sardines were simple and utterly delicious. Lovely, kind servers were very helpful at explaining everything and the art and decor of the restaurant, along with the many regulars seated nearby, made us feel like we had stumbled on a local favorite. The only mild downsides were the very long time between courses and the meh stewed Croatian veggies. Otherwise a great experience.

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 4.8 stars by 732 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 15 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

  • 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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