Soto- South

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192 reviews
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Art, Flavor, Sushi. Located in Lamar Union by the Alamo Draft House. Make your reservation today. Not finding a time that works for you? Give us a call 512-531-9142. Please call to reserve parties of six or more or to secure seating at the sushi bar. If you are planning on taking a ride share, please note the location of the restaurant is unit 2115, located on Lamar side of the complex.
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EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations, amazing service and unique dishes.

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Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding everything. Easily beats other more well known Sushi establishments.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fish quality was great , wine and liquor selection was awesome. What made our experience was the manager Daryl! He made us feel special for coming in, we will definitely be back !

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Soto! It’s our favorite sushi spot and date night place. The food is always excellent as well as the service!

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Miami
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Soto South! Very flavorful and fresh, everything was delicious! And half the price of Uchiko one of our favorite places, this is just as good!

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SP
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, Creative Food, Beautiful Interiors. We frequent Soto every other week. Their staff are knowledgeable about food and beverage. It is a joy to come in, sit down and relax.

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SI
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went here for a date night and we were blown away. At the risk of over-exaggeration, Soto on South Lamar is phenomenal. The ambiance is laid back and intimate -- perfect for any occasion. The physical layout of the restaurant is spacious and inviting without being overwhelming. The wait staff is fantastic. Max took excellent care of us and was available to answer any questions we had about the menu. And Darrell, the manager, made us feel especially welcome on our first visit.

With all of this in mind, the food and drinks were incredible! We started off with the edamame (we loved the truffle, but will likely try the spicy one next time) and the Shima Uni, then switched over to the hamachi yellowtail which was our favorite. And we topped it all off with green tea tiramisu. Definitely one of the best meals of my life. Let me be perfectly clear: Soto on South Lamar has established the new gold standard for any aspiring sushi restaurants in Austin, Texas and I would absolutely recommend it to everyone.

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BG
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved sitting at the Sushi Bar w/ Chef Andy and our server Jennifer.
The specials were Amazing, great service and most of all superb food.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a fantastic spot. Chef Andy was wonderful and the food was amazing. Would recommend it to anyone!

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DE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with Chef Andy! The staff was nothing but amazing, and will come back!

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CF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best quality of fish in town. Great service, special place.

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AG
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband bit into shards of glass in his first course of the pumpkin purée. The first bite, he almost swallowed the glass, pulled it out thinking it was a fish bone, but it was a thin glass shard. His next bite was a large chunk of glass. The manager gave us a shot and apologized. But for a $500 dinner, totally unacceptable.

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L
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love dining at Soto. Not only was the sushi delicious, the fish was extremely fresh and the staff were extremely nice and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Soto.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit Austin often, but usually head to Uchi for sushi. Saw Sotu-South in a few reviews and gave it a try. Sat at the counter and had a magnificent omikase experience with Executive Chef Andy and his Ichiban. Each course built on the previous flavors and the freshness was excellent. Our server made excellent wine selections that really enhanced the experience. Finished the night sampling the best Japanese whisky selection I have seen anywhere. World Class experience befitting what is now one of my favorite sushi restaurants in the US.

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E
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic! They made Mother’s Day delightful.

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PH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, fresh maki. Great service and atmosphere

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GB
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love SOTO. Uni pasta is a MUST! Wonderful experience

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AD
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Refreshing experience, great sushi, awesome service and chef Andy is attentive and engaging.
If you can’t get the omakase this time, make sure to get the sashimi platter. We came in tonight with a little bit of hesitancy but that didn’t last long! Think Sushi Yasuda mixed with some morimoto in a relaxed and intimate setting/experience. Make sure to eat at the sushi counter!!
Can’t wait to be back

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PH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with Max. Felt very welcomed and taken care of during the entire dinner. Great atmosphere.

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CS
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The fish is mind blowing delicious. The creations are fantastic. Worth the price and experience. Service has been outstanding every time we go and food never disappoints. Highly recommend.

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S
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Arrived at 7:00 on time for our reservation. Our food selections were from sushi menu and specials menu, including a few rolls and several sashimi selections. The best part of out experience was the quality of the sushi, which was quite good. The Japanese Toro and Hokkaido Uni were marvelous.
Unfortunately the majority of our selections took more than 2 hours to arrive, which is ridiculous. The restaurant is obviously struggling with how to function effectively, and will lose business unless major corrections are instituted. I would pass next time.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really incredible food and while it was expensive they made us feel like princesses! The manager got us a free cheesecake for my sister's birthday even after we had already closed out. Every recommendation they made was incredible and they really tried to figure out the things we would like before making suggestions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night! Perfect for 2

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience eating sushi ever! I’ve been saving myself for this moment and it was SO worth it. Every dish I got at Soto blew me away. It was so fresh and so flavorful and I got to sit right in front of the chefs and watch them create it... I seriously can’t wait to go back!

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1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were so receptive and accommodating. It was our first date and it went amazingly.

Food: We ordered appetizer and a full roll of sushi and the presentation of the dishes were phenomenal. The flavors were well blended with every bite.

Atmosphere: A well lit environment was a great way to set the mood for a date. The noise level was just right to have a conversation flourish organically.

Staff:(what up Daryl!) The staff were well accommodating and attentive to anything we needed. The manager came up to us and introduced himself and the head chief so we knew that the people who were going to be serving us. I’ve been to other restaurant and spent well over the amount I did here and nothing like that has happened before. Pretty neat! Oh and shout out to my waitress Mel.

Date: I have no idea how I got so lucky. Smart, beautiful, and driven(she’s pretty amazing). The whole time I was like that guy in hangover when he had the formula symbols going around his head trying to figure out how not to fumble this great opportunity. Luckily enough by that time my body started to process the sake and by the end of it all she happily agreed that we should go on a second date. Stay tuned for next weeks episode.

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SJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands Down, one of the best meals i have had in a long time.
We were in Austin for business and looking for quality sushi. We agreed on Soto South after i was unable to book it during my last trip. We had the Omakase with Sake selections. The food was amazing.

The presentation was impeccable. The staff and chef were incredible with service and knowledge. The absolute ONLY mistake that we made was not to sit at the sushi bar with the master himself.

Next time i will not make that same mistake again. Absolutely rivaled restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and even Tokyo for me. You must book here.

Executive Chef Andy Chen's flavor range was incredible.

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

18 courses were not enough, my friend and I were both hungry after the Omakase. The sushi rice feels not moisture enough, it's a bit dried and hard. Foie Gras is excellent, A5 wagyu beef is outstanding as well.

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MM
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The pieces and appetizers are amazing. The rolls are okay but not anything special.

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HN
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I've been here several times and each time I try something new and get to experience new flavors. There is a small snafu with the Crackling Salmon, A piece of it fell into the coffee beans and basically ruined this beautiful dish.

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JR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible lunch - each tiny plate was truly wonderful. These were the kind of bites you take that are followed by a pause to savor the enjoyment. Making our already great meal even better, the manager went out of his way several times to make sure we had a really good experience for our special occasion. With this combination of food and service, this will be at the top of our list for our next special occasion.

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SB
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Allergy sufferers beware. I have a true mushroom allergy and ordered a roll on the menu that contained mushroom though the ingredient was not listed on the menu. I wrote an email to the manager to let them know that menu transparency is important...heard back quickly from the Cedar Park manager but nothing yet from the manager at this location. So...though I had an amazing dinner (the fish is extremely fresh and well prepared) with a lovely server...my night ended with a tight throat and upper body rash and a ton of Benedryl to stay out of the ER. Not my idea of a fun Thursday night.

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TC
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A tad too expensive

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LH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was fantastic and one of the few places I have ever been where I took pictures of my food. A wonderful experience!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the meal. Truly fantastic service, they were kind to our 2 yr old, and the sushi, specials and sake were excellent. My only complaint is that we spent $400+. I guess we went a bit overboard for a meal for 2.5 people. We don’t go out much. No regrets.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Just came back from Tokyo and it was very comparable to my experience

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavors

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MT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Best sushi place in Austin.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing simply amazing. I’m going to think about this restaurant every day of my life

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was crazy over the top great. Went for lunch and turned chef Andy loose. Living in LA I just figured this would be a average sushi experience at best. Wow, surprise and mouth full of surprises. Easily one of the best meals ever. Hands down perfect.

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