Special sushi meal.Lovely start to finish. The experience has lingered with me. Not cheap, but worthy the money.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettable experienceMy wife and me love Japanese food and we have try quite a lot Japanese restaurants but Soto was totally different, all the dishes was perfectly prepared and the dessert was totally unforgettable, the combination of the jelly and the ice-cream perfect. One of the best Japanese restaurants in the world out of Japan6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMUni heavenThey have many dishes based with uni (sea urchin) cooked in à very original, unusal, and delicious ways. And very good sake6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMParadiseWe followed Soto from Atlanta to New York. Whenever we are in town, the place to eat uni, lobster and other superior shusi.
Soto has the freshest, tastiest sashimi.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but don't come hungryAwesome food, however, portions are tiny and it takes forever to get your orders. Allow at least 2.5 hours5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best sushi toSome of the best sushi to be had in New York. It's on the expensive side, but well worth it.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMasterpiece TheatreEvery dish I was served was the best thing I had ever tasted up until that point, and each dish was better than one before. Soto's small plates and appetizers are the definition of refinement and balance, served in near perfect progression by a the very talented Sotohiro Kosugi. Having eaten at Le Bernardin, Per Se, Jean Georges, Marea, and Eleven Madison Park, I can honestly say the quality and creativity of Soto's dishes stand up to all the heavyweights, while often besting them in a more casual and relaxed environment. Judging on cuisine alone, Soto earns a place at the top of the ladder in NYC. Go early, sit at the sushi bar, in clear view of the master, and you will probably avoid the service pitfalls bemoaned by many of Soto's critics5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMJapan at its bestVery few japanese restaurant at this level in town !5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Japanese I have ever eatenthe food was so special - tastes and aromas I didn't even know existed. It's not just the sushi (that was splendid), every course was was a feast. My favorite was Uni cocktail. all in all it is the place for people who like sea-urchin.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI can say it's around topI can say it's around top sushi in NYC, specially UNI. But, there are too much time gap b/w the foods. Also, you need to share some dishes with your company.
I have to share one Uni and one lobster dish with my friend and it's really small........ I saw four people share a small plate in my next table. It's LOL......4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi with finesse!Absolutely the best place in town for sushi. Finesse is what it is all about. Razor sharp precision.....3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been to "Soto" at leastHave been to "Soto" at least 4 times. It is probably my favorite Japanesse restaurant in New York City. The Omakase has always been terrific.
It is truly one of the great sushi experiences at the world !3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMUni heavenWe love uni so when I read about Soto in Zagat I booked a reservation. Specific dishes that stood out were the uni cocktail, the uni tempura, and the karei karaage. Soto respected the delicate nature of uni but also beautifully enhanced and embellished its taste. Worth every penny.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered omakase, I couldI ordered omakase, I could pay what I wanted, but the waiters were unable to explain what the difference was between f.ex. $135 and $200. I was then recommended to pay $170, which I did - but then ended up with only 4 pieces of sushi at the end. Not exactly what I was told at the start of the meal. I was ready to pay much more than $ 170 and told the waiter so at the beginning of the meal. What I really wanted was a great food experience. The clumsy way this was handled made the experience less valuable. I ended up ordering more sushi so I got what I needed, and paid no more than what I perceived the value to be - but the whole experience was unnecessary clumsy and makes me less eager to recommend the restaurant.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a ValentinesMy wife and I had a Valentines Day dinner here, maybe our fifth time dining at Soto. We had the omikaze, which shows off the skills of the kitchen as well as the raw fish. We had an absolutely outstanding meal; yes, we were there 2 1/2 hours, and were appropriately cautioned about the time it would take, when we ordered it. There was no special meal prepared for the day; there didn't need to be. It continues to be just an outstanding restaurant, worthy in our opinion of its 2 Michelin stars.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but sushi chefGreat food, but sushi chef is severely overworked. The restaurant is too big for him to serve. My friend and I both had the nigiri sushi omakase and it took over 90 minutes to get the meal.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM