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Joso's

4.8
4.8
719 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 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 719 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Seafood

  • Toronto

    Best Ambience

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  1. J

    Joanne

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  2. MW

    MarissaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    BrentZ

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurant experiences anywhere. People are fantastic and the food is exceptional.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. K

    Kate

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  17. JR

    JessicaR

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!
  18. J

    Jkw3

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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!
  19. 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
  20. 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!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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.
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An institution. Must try
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. O

    Olgeetsa

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dinner was excellent, however the bread was terrible. For such a wonderful restaurant, either serve superior bread or don’t offer it at all.
  29. SB

    SoniaB

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The various birthday interruptions with very loud corny music and black-outs was a bit too much.
  30. M

    Molly

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been fortunate to eat here since I was a kid. Returned this week for my favourite dish, the sepia pasta, and it still melts my heart. Perfect. Thank you! Lovely service and wine selection too. Could do with a wider wine selection at lower price point, but the food and service are outstanding as ever.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is amazing and always fresh! The best seafood restaurant ever ! The only thing is service was too fast and some dishes we haven’t finished eating. The server didn’t ask if we still wanted to finish the dish, she just took all away. Other than that everything was amazing
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in Toronto. Big fan of Drake, they accommodated me the table he shot his album cover at. They were very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure I had a great experience. The fried calamari is the best I’ve ever had.
  33. YB

    YannisB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. I had best time for my birthday, they went above and beyond
  34. f

    foodie

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Joso's for 40 years and it has continued to maintain a high quality of food. the Scorpion fish from the Azores was melt in your mouth sweetness and the calamari are still the best I've ever had. The service was friendly, attentive and prompt. Overall, a marvelous meal experience!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have the best experience at Joso’s! I will surely come back with my husband! Thank you for making my birthday celebration a spectacular one! :) Much appreciated.
  36. AJ

    AngelikaJ

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely amazing experience at Joso’s for my hubby’s birthday! ( have been many times before!) They never cease to provide fresh, quality seafood flown in from around the world and exceptional service. Hubby had fish from the Azores- to die for and I had a combo of grilled octopus and calamari. Delicious!!! They turned off the lights and had a vintage birthday song played and the whole restaurant clapped to acknowledge his birthday plus they brought out dessert with a candle. His Croatian crepes were delicious as well. Highly recommend dining here!!! Thank you Joso‘s!
  37. SE

    SandraE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique ambience and character combined with great service and food. I highly recommend this restaurant
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    28th wedding anniversary.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service
  40. N

    Nico

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Newly introduced seafood salad is outstanding, so is the fresh fish. Overall, great dining, delicious food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 719 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 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Joso's

202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 1J2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Avenue Rd

  • Neighbourhood

    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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