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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Please note we will be allotting a 2-hour dine time for your reservation.

Joso's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.8

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
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Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Healthy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Joso's has lots of character! Seafood was out of this world. Server knew the various choices extremely well and helped us make a great choice and was always available without being obtrusive. High end experience without snobbery. No complaints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

SO delicious! Ambiance was great too. Had an awesome birthday dinner here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Joao remains one of the best destinations for outstanding fish and seafood. Our main courses were exceptional. I don’t think the rest of the menu keeps pace. Apps and sides are good but not memorable. Wine list is adequate. Ambience is rooted in its history but time for a refresher? Still I will come back to enjoy those main courses again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I don’t normally do this but my experience was so good I have too.
The cool music in a homey cozy dining room with well decor that will keep you amused , we had a great time.
The food. We had grilled sardines shrimp and oysters to start. All super fresh. Then the risotto and lamb was perfect.
House made tiramisu and tea and we were satisfied to say the least.
As well great wine and really great staff.

We will be back very soon !!!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

the Room is like no other and it made my partner’s birthday something special.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been to Joso's many times over the past 40 years but had not been there recently. My daughter is moving to Hawaii and I just couldn't let her leave Toronto without a visit to Joso's. What a perfect place for us to have an intimate dinner and conversation together. Everything was as wonderful as it ever was and my daughter fell in love with the place, the food, the art - everything - just as I did so many years ago. In fact, when she comes to visit in the summer we are heading directly to Joso's for lunch and look forward to another uniquely Toronto experience! Thank you so much!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very nice experience at this cozy restaurant!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Hands down best restaurant in Toronto. We had the Orato (so good!), Leonardo pasta, a few prawns and Andria salad. If you want a delicious seafood pasta - Leonardo is so good. My 20 month old daughter couldn’t get enough so we had to order another portion.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The sweetness of the pudding is in the eating! Amazing if you are a seafood lover. Great service too. Oysters are to die for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The ambiance at Josos was great. The staff were very friendly from the moment we walked in the door. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the fresh fish options. The Leonardo pasta dish is a must try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Out guests love the freshness of the food

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Here is a very nice seafood restaurant. It was served really fresh fish and other seafood. Moreover, I felt great ambiance, too. Croatian sculptures and paintings made me be happy with delicious food and wine. I feel like recommending to my friends.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food and drinks were amazing as always! Great place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our anniversary and they made a fuss
Sparkling wine and all
They thanked us for choosing to celebrate at Joso’s

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good was great overall.
Calamari squid had too much breading. Octopus was burnt. Fish dorada main and squid ink pasta was excellent 5*. Oysters excellent and fresh. First glass of wine tasted water down, complained about it, waitress didn't offer anything for compensation. So we just ordered a second round. Overall great experience, would go again but with a conservative choice of menu, would just go for the mains. The food didn't match the price.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

lived up to the memory from dining there years ago. Food is excellent as was the level of service!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great staff and loved the food ~

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This neighbourhood gem has been in the same location at Av and Dav forever and it still serves up the best grilled fish in the city. The atmosphere is quirky to some, kinky to others and it has been a delight to my wife and me for over 15 years. Leave your prurient aesthetic at home and come enjoy the art and the delicious, simple preparations of the freshest fish and seafood in the city. Yes this is a real review. No. we are not related to the restaurant or management.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food is really amazing. Must try squid ink spaghetti.

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

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