Joso's

4.7
371 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation

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

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(416) 925-1903
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Manuel Moreno
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Avenue Rd
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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.
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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, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 371 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Must eat at while in toronto. Unique and one of a kind.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere with fascinating art, fabulous food and wonderful staff. A real gem!

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Very tasty food, grilled fish selection and squid ink risotto were good. Decor was interesting. Service was average. However, overall I feel the restaurant is overrated and overpriced.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Always great.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Way way too expensive. Fish was great but you have to buy the sides separately and the portions are too small. Cheapest wine on the menu is 85$. Appetizer, wine, shared main, one side, one dessert was 350$.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

A wonderful culinary experience. Starting with oysters on the half she, and a full sized scorpion fish from the Aegean, to end with cream brulee. Magnificent delight to my taste buds!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Had grilled Dorado with veg ; was outstanding , the wine was great and everyone made us feel at home . I would be only too happy to return to Joso's .

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Travel to Toronto and enjoying great restaurants.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Awesome meal. Highly recommend. We loved it!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Joso’s seafood is incredible! A special place for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great dinner as part of my mom's weekend visit. The servers are very well informed about the fresh seafood.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food is good. Like the spaghetti. Rossito was enough for four people. Will come again for sea food since table next to me order the fish and smell so good.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Really wonderful celebrating a birthday here. The food is outstanding

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Love Joso’s

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Always good after 20 years of return visits, consistent and superb quality with friendly service.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Went for dads birthday; as always food service is outstanding. They never miss the mark at Joso.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great service, food was outstanding, Scorpion fish was really as described. Really enjoyed our dinner.

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2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Was here for dinner on June 22nd for a special birthday. We walked in excited for a special night once we were finally seated the Service was absolutely awful from the start. We were laughed at for ordering a lone fish salad as our appetizer. Then once again questioned for our choice of wine. Almost felt as if we didn’t matter because we did not have our faces on the celebrity wall on the inside our business didn’t matter. For service should be the same for all not based on appearance , I have money I could have easily sat there and ordered endless food, but I was completely turned off. Once ours mains were received we were told that our choices were a bit non conventional ( grilled octopus and grilled calamari ). It was a shame that the service was so poor because the food was in all fairness very very good.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Wife’s birthday.
Best grilled fish in the city.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Still the best restaurant bar none in Toronto.
Freshest most perfectly cooked seafood. Prepared in the simple fisherman’s style. They are the masters of simplicity. Additionally they have a couple of meat dishes unexpectedly that are excellent. The late Joso and Anjolina created a Toronto institution that is being carried on by Leo, Shirley, Olivia and Marco whose is the third generation chef. Bravo. AH

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Celebrated a 50th birthday here.The food, setting and service were fantastic. This is a gem.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We celebrated an anniversary and the hospitality was impeccable. The food and service was excellent. I cannot wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

One of the absolute best restaurants in the city. We have been coming here for years for everything from birthdays to anniversaries and amazing dinners out with friends. The seafood and squid ink risotto are incredible. They are huge and need to be shared by 4-6 people or just get one for 2 people and take him the left overs!! Salads, fresh fish, calimari etc there is nothing on the menu that isn't amazing. Thr bring out a huge dish with all of the fresh fish and seafood for the night and discribe the flavours and areas the fish is from. The decor is fun and there lots to look at. They go all out for birthdays and the desserts are incredible escpecially the crepes and terimisu.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Had the Nero Risotto, so delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I have been here so many times there is nothing else I can say except that it is and has for a long time been my favourite special occasion restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

If you like seafood, you must try! We ordered the Siciliana and Muscles & Clams spaghettini and both were delicious. However, we did wait almost one hour for our entrees to be served. Good thing we were patient and not in a hurry or super hungry. Maybe if we ordered appetizers maybe the wait would not have been as long?? Service was attentive. A basket of bread is brought to your table along w/ a presentation of fresh seafood you can order. We sat on the front patio which was nice touch.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great atmosphere, the service is outstanding, in addition to the Dalmatian style preperation of the seafood this is a winning combination!
Personally, I’m happy that they serve a good slivovitza, which is oh so nice before a good meal, and what impressed me more so was the background Dalmatian music. Simply a place with an urban vibe where one can equally enjoy an afternoon or evening!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This was my second time to Joso and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent and the staff made me feel like a star.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Joso's remains one of my favourite restaurants. The day's catch is brought to you on a platter and the server explains the different fish being offered that day. All the fish is simply grilled and served whole. We had butterflied sardines. Excellent. A must dish is the squid ink risotto nero. It is unique in the city. The rice is cooked on the al dente side so there is a nice crunch to it. The taste is exquisite. Our go-to dish every time we visit.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Joso’s really overdelivered. Excellent spot

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

This was my first visit to Joso's and I loved it. A little on the expensive side but enjoyed everything. Would like to see a few more choices on the menu. Will definitely return. Parking is a definite problem.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great food and service.... would go back very soon

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Loved the food. Loved the ambiance. Would go again anytime

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

perfect and wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Terrifiic food abs service. Great seafood.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Outstanding! Always great service, high quality food and a unique atmosphere. One of my favorite places!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything was fine but expected much more for how much it was. Would rather spend the same money at Estia or Scaramouche in the same area. Service was good, liked the wine selection.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Best seafood we have ever had. The ambiance was so different but so dope, easy to spend a few hours there

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food is absolute amazing, every bite has you wanting more

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Haven't been for 10 years and nothing has changed (in a good way).. everything is fabulous! Food, decor/art (risque which I LOVE!), Service are all a 10! I love that music gets a bit loud too...I don't love bars or clubs so this is a fine balance of dinner w fun.. Keep up the fabulous work guys!

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