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Soto- South

4.8
457 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Soto Restaurant is a unique Japanese restaurant located in South 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 offer traditional Japanese cuisine as well as creative spins on some classic Japanese fair. The team now is expanding its reach south. And you can expect huge things from Chef Andy and this excellent team!

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
What 457 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjpotaco
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super professional, great food and plenty of space.:)

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TimK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. A good wine selection. Service was very good and the chef came out to introduce himself and talk about what he was preparing. Location was very easy to get to plenty of garage parking and valet service. Only draw back was the price. There were two of us and each had one glass of wine and I asked the server to chose the meal selection for us. We spent $522.00 with tip for two which was very expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for hh and there was hardly anybody inside. Hh menu was so yummy esp the king mushroom nigiri. Service was what made the experience so outstanding. Very attentive, friendly, and gave great recommendations .

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Soto and it was a great experience! The food was AMAZING! We tried a little of everything from soup, salad, edamame, sushi to wagyu steak! Our waiter was attentive and recommended some great things! We were even treated with dessert which topped my all time list!

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vipLindsieH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always... a perfect experience! Kate was our server and made several excellent recommendations including a new favorite sake.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Andy always takes such good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Andy and the team are the best in town!

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KennedyB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing!! The only thing was I wish the lobster tempura was more than just 2 bites because it was amazing!!!

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vipcoolriggs
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasting menu, each dish especially fusion with Foie gras , wagyu was incredible yummy, unique, differentiated especially compared to Uchi. I cannot RECOMMEND this spot more than UCHI, you are treated like a king as a customer, many awesome unique menu options, a unique experience and Sake options which in my visit were on the house.

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vipChris
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of three better sushi experiences I’ve had in Austin in a while. The chili hamachi was outstanding. A little expensive, but worth it. Expect $70-90/person including tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to eat. ❤️

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vipJarettJJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Soto South. Chef Andy is the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great and fresh. Will definitely go back to try their Omakase.

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Crystal
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. First time there. The owner, head chef and service was overall excellent. Would come again. I drove from San Antonio just to try this place!

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Coyoteblue
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service. Considerations were made for social distancing, even though we went at a very busy time! Try the Brussels sprouts app, Soto2.0 and the Wagyu Surf-n-Turf!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friend’s bday

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Tasheena
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have loved Soto for years! We finally experienced Omakase, and it was amazing! Thoughtful, exciting, and delicious. Fantastic service as well!

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Marvin
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service and innovative food. However, I thought that price was extremely high, i,e, four small dumplings for $16 or a small piece of salmon hanging from a stick for around $18. Maybe they have to make up for lost business due to COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the sushi counter with my friends and our waiter invited us to order directly from the sushi chef in front of us, Moto. He was so kind and was able to recommend things based off of our preferences and really made it an interactive and personalized dining experience. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy rico. Excelente comida japonesa

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vipjptyke
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away by so many things. I have eaten at every Sushi restaurant in Austin and Soto is now my favorite restaurant. Uchi was my goto for special occasions but now Soto is it! The food was just Amazing! Catherine was our server and she was the best server in all of Austin. She was so knowledgeable and kind.

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vipBlakeR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Andy, bear, Toby, Roy, and Nick are the best

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a blast. Great service and recs, thanks Katie! Food was stellar and sake was delicious. That cheesecake ❤️ the nigiri were delicious and those ribs didn’t stand a chance. Thanks for a tasty adventure!

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MarkL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My new favorite place in Austin. This is high quality sushi expertly crafted

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Juan
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was amazing, unique and delicious. Definitely coming back.

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Katied
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service, our waitress was super attentive and sweet!

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Every time. The happy hour is amazing

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bondjamesbond
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

the food was quite good. pretty slow service, and we had to wait 20 min beyond our reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Everyone was so kind and we had limited interruptions. Food was DELICIOUS!!

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TimothyS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative spins on otherwise traditional food. The items are subtle and complex, so be prepared to slow down and savor.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time with friends and it was amazing! The food, the drinks, everything was perfect. Our server checked up on us a good amount of times and the manager also asked us how everything was, if we needed anything. Whenever I’m in town I’ll be coming here, the service alone was phenomenal! 100% recommend the risotto!

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LoganS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Absolutely our favorite restaurant. Chef Andy and the team are so knowledgeable. Fish is really high quality and the taste is incredible. This is the only sushi restaurant we go to in Austin.

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lacplesis
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The latest sushi soot that seriously contends with the standards set by Uchi / Uchiko here in Austin. Epic flavor combinations and food artistry!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

new fave restaurant in austin. the surf and turf 11/10

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ToriS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Highly recommend the shrimp & vegetable tempuras for appetizers.

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jbaust
Austin
69 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Excellent as always plus the Chilean Sea Bass was the best Ever

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MollyB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatly exceeded our expectations! Will definitely be back!

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vipTTan
Austin
72 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best sushi happy hour in town till 6.30pm. Staff is great, friendly, attentive and the food is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathryn (Katie) is the most knowledgeable sushi person I've ever met. Jennifer is amazing too

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Soto- South using the Order Online button. Soto- South also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 531-9142.

Soto- South is rated 4.8 stars by 457 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.