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Soto - Cedar Park

4.8
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Soto Restaurant is a unique Japanese restaurant located in the heart of NW Austin. Executive Sushi Chef Andy, has worked as the executive chef in some of the best Japanese restaurants in the world. He now brings his extensive talent to Austin! We will offer traditional Japanese cuisine as well as creative spins on some classic Japanese fair.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there twice and we all loved it. The food was amazing and Maso the winter was so nice and good service. This is our favorite restaurant for sure. Will go back often.
The wagyu beef was the bomb. My boys loved it and I think we have spoiled my boys too much😂😂😂

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is truly a hidden gem. You hear that a lot. But for someone who has lived all over the world and eaten everywhere (I’m not boasting) this place blew me away! When I made the reservation the first time I went I saw that it was family run by a Japanese family. Kitchen, sushi bar and front of the house all run by the family. Then I did more research and realized they are only 1 of 3 restaurants in Austin that import their fresh fish from Japan weekly. You may be surprised to find out that the other 2 places are Uchi and Uchiko. Yet this little, strip mall bound restaurant away from al things “cool” in Austin is serving only the freshest of Japanese fish!

Then what blew us away again was the cocktail menu. All home created concoctions that literally would fit in at any trendy bar in downtown Austin. The sour named after the name of a city in Japan that at this moment eludes me was a highlight. Plus an amazing assortment of top notch sakes for any sake lover to enjoy. The real deal stuff.

Then the Soto specialties... try the uni shooter and you will not be disappointed. After the amazing shot it comes with a tiny type of Japanese peach (about the size of an olive) that’s sweetness balanced out the brine and umami of the uni and oyster.

So try any of the fish obviously... nigiri or sashimi style. But venture outside of just that and try some of the chefs creations. The truffle Otoro being a delight!

Lastly the service. Both times we have gone we had a waiter named Chris. Not only is he knowledgeable and clearly well trained. But just gets how to be fun and talkative without ever making you feel burdened over dinner. His timing and feel for your pace and meal is impeccable.

So... I don’t write reviews often. But Soto deserve it. If you’re looking for an amazingly authentic sushi/Japanese experience without any of the pretentiousness you find at some “other” sushi spots in Austin then Soto is for you!

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EdmundoT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food & service. We would definitely come back

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Foodie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed Soto very much. The fish was fresh, the Wagyu was tender. The risotto dish was surprisingly our favorite. I saw that because who knew you could eat delicious risotto in a sushi restaurant?!? I have an will recommend this restaurant to friends.

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vipNeffie
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was outstanding! Thank you!

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Abby
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Such a great dining experience with a combination of high quality delicious food. Was shocked when it was next to a party city when we arrived, and was pleasantly surprised at how great it was keeping in mind the location. Waiter was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as well as the service! We love Soto!

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AprilS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soto is one of our favorite sushi places in Austin. The fish is always incredibly fresh, service great. The chef's selections are always incredible. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best sushi you’ll ever find!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was interesting and well thought out. Not an everyday kind of sushi place. The dishes were creative and enjoyable. Service was excellent. Ambiance was modern, romantic and comfortable. Great experience

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vipSRSFRAME
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always great food a regular for us
Busy for COVID sat in bar area
Service not great on this trip
But food was outstanding

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vipNeffie
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fire salmon was great on presentation and even better on flavor! I love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food is always great!!! Service was a little slow at the beginning but improved throughout the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for specialty and classic rolls. Best appetizers!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service

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ChaoB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soto is amazing... quite ambiance, great food and great service!
Chris the bartender is also outstanding.

Love the great service, the friendly atmosphere and the amazing food.

Thank-you Chef Andy!

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Zachy
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

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vipNeffie
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and drinks were all amazing. The staff was great! I love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soto never disappoints. Best sushi in the Cedar Park area. Not inexpensive, but you’re getting the freshest and most creative stuff here. Lunch is a bit more affordable if you are just looking for a quality meal.

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viplhenry421
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soto is the best sushi in Austin!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place! Lovely sushi and customer service .

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Nicky
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food. Great quality fish.
Good service. We’ll be back.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was excellent! Will definitely be going back and telling our friends about the wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the sushi selection! We drove 60 miles to have lunch here! It was the best! We have been coming here for a couple years now. We love it.

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vipNeffie
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sampler for the Salmon lunch special. Excellent service!

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BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for a date night this past weekend and we loved it!
This place is definitely a bit pricier, but the quality of the food and the overall dining experience was worth it. Our waiter was incredibly attentive and helpful. The food was so delicious and the portions aren't too heavy. We even had room for dessert (we got the tiramisu which was amazing!). I would definitely recommend this restaurant! We will be back 😊👍

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AndreaW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice quiet spot for lunch. Food was great. The server was attentive but not overbearing.

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vipLeahB
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dining experience out since COVID and the slow reopening of restaurants. This place knocked it out of the park. We felt safe and had an amazing experience. Chose the Brussels and Shumai to start. Followed by the Chefs 10 piece nigiri, the Land and Sea Roll (that Waygu was insane) and the Crunchy Salmon Roll and the Teriyaki chicken. Everything was fresh, artistically designed and melted in our mouth. We ended with the matcha tiramisu and the beer infused cheese cake. I was so impressed by the staff - Mgr was great and checked in on us. We’ll be back and so happy there is a North sushi place that rivals some places across the River!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal. Will be back

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Texan
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been wanting sushi and to eat in the restaurant. Soto was open, using very safe practices and the food was wonderful. I have to cut carbs and they had some excellent choices for me. Look forward to returning!

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vipMiketheTexan
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent experience

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EricaS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town. Fresh ingredients always, great ambiance, great service! My only negative is that they dont have one closer to us. We live in East Austin, so it is a 30min drive, but TOTALLY WORTH IT!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just moved to Austin and wanted to treat my mom to a nice dinner on her last night in town. We both love sushi and agree that this was one of the absolute best sushi dining experiences of our life! Our server Chris was informative and recommended some very incredible dishes, especially the salmon sashimi, smoked and slightly cooked table side! I just moved from LA and this is on par with any establishment you would find there!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Soto has some of the very best quality sushi in the city. Thoughtful combination of flavors, good sake list, and a very comfortable dining room.

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CRiv
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Soto has good service and really excellent food. The Brussel sprouts were delicious. Everything very fresh. Unfortunately the pandemic is affecting business and I hope the business picks up soon.

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vipDaveinKirkland
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They recently redid the menu and while I miss some of my old favorites there are some great new additions. This is one of my favorite sushi place is ever

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MinhwanO
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty good Japanese restaurant.
Sushi is good, and other appetizers are also very nice.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soto always brings there A Game with presentation, quality and service! We have never been disappointed and will always return. Great ambiance, wine and diversity!

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vipAustin
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soto is hands down the best sushi in town. From the moment you walk in, you will experience great customer service and outstanding food. For those who like cocktails, you are in for a good surprise. Their sake options are outstanding, especially the demon slayer. We have been dining here for 7 years and will continue for years to come. Chef Andy and his team are awesome.

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vipMrandMrsC
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sushi in Austin!! I tell anyone who can read this go here.

FAQs

Soto - Cedar Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 257-0788.

Soto - Cedar Park is rated 4.8 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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