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About Joso's

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.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Avenue Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 925-1903

Website:
http://www.josos.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transport:
Our closest TTC stations are Bay, Rosedale and Museum. There are bus routes on both Avenue (from Museum) and Davenport Road (from Bay)

Executive Chef:
Manuel Moreno

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Don your best! Its a busy festive, night. Enjoy your favourites from Joso's fresh daily selection. We are allotting 2-2.5hr dine time from 5pm on. All 930/10/1030 bookings are reserved specifically to ring in 2018 with us.

Joso's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (12)
Healthy (9)
Casual (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (6)
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Late-Night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is amazing service is impeccable. It’s our favorite!

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent Service. The food we had was really Amazing!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food is always prepared perfectly. Some of the best fish in the city.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Eveything was great!! Food, service. Amazing experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Organic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Only words to describe is never disappointed and amazing food

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy
Food2
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

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... ?

Tags: Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent dinner but simple. Wine selection was excellent and service outstanding. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The best restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine in Toronto have been going there for the last 33 years, same ambiance , same quality .The best

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent fresh seafood simply cooked as well as attentive wait staff.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of the best restaurants!!!Squid ink pasta, fresh grilled fish and fish soup, highly recommended to try!!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always fresh and very taste fish nice atmosfere good service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fabulous sea food in a unique restaurant with definite character. Walkable to off-Mirvish. Expensive but worth the treat!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had a really great time at Joso’s for my mom’s birthday. Food was delicious, staff were super friendly. They turned off the lights and music and got the entire restaurant to sing happy birthday - a fun (albeit embarrassing) celebrations

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We have been going to Joso's in the last 20 years more than I can count.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent, authentic food in a vibrant, eclectic setting. A must see for foodies!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 5, 2017

6 enjoying a BIRTHDAY we we're able to create a family style table of our choices
Food was excellent staff really well informed we highly recommend this restuarant

The Freemans

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Food2
Ambience5
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

A Toronto classic for the fish/Med lover!! Nothing in the city comes close to this perfection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always love their fresh seafood~ lovely little place to~

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went there for our anniversary and the food was Amazing and staff were very friendly and helpful! We can't wait to go back!!!

YUM!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Every time nice seafood this time we had crams with garlic source and grilled octopus then sole and squid ink pasta.
Crams are very good taste and squid ink pasta is always excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

great good,except the grilled fish.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

The art deco, fun atmosphere and solid-tasting full flavoured fresh food should place this restaurant in any 'bucket list' when in Toronto!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Your reputation proceed our arrival. The food, service and atmosphere exceeded our expectations. Well done. Ta.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 12, 2017

wonderful seafood selection
black ink squid risotto - a must have!

Tags: Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Fabulously fresh fish and seafood!! Upbeat ambience with great service. One of our favorites in Toronto.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

I dine at medium to high-end restaurants in Toronto quite often, and I must say that my my experience at Joso's was EXCEPTIONAL.
Easily one of the best restaurant meals I've had in quite some time. I will recommend, and I will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on August 21, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

One of our favourite seafood restaurants anywhere!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, food, drink, and service. Couldn't have asked for better. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on August 17, 2017

Best seafood risoto I ever had. Waitresses are great. Just too noisy and tables a bit to close together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Love Joso's every time, it's a real special place and it never fails to delight.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Joso's had amazing food and great service! Fresh food with a lot of variety. Would recommend for seafood lovers!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

My husband is infirmed and I didn't think to mention that he can't climb stairs. Josos accommodated us on the main floor. When it came time to leave they called for cab. Upon arriving at home our house keys were lost. I called the restaurant and they said when the evening was at an end and they started to clean they would notify us of finding any keys. I called the taxi company in the meantime, and they returned the keys within one half hour. I called the restaurant and they were glad that we had found the keys. Josos has always been a destination for great sea food. I am particularly impressed as to how they responded to our predicament over and above the excellent meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We've been going to Josos for over a decade and it never disappoints. Perfect friendly and casual service like they know you even when they don't. The food is always top notch. There's so many good restaurants to try in Toronto that we don't go back as often as we should. Ps - the cuttlefish ink pasta is amazing. Enjoy. J

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I had a very nice dinner with my boyfriend, but must say that music is pretty loud.

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