Soto- South

4.8
477 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 477 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. Exquisite taste produced from quality ingredients and artfully mastered plates, with top notch service and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi and the staff is amazing!

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AndresC
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food, a little pricey but overall amazing experience!

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sujeyk
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a fairly good place for sushi... and try the edamame varieties

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Austin! We’ve been to all the high end sushi restaurants in Austin, but Soto is now my first choice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food is great and the service also

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To start off, our waitress was super friendly!

Upon arrival, we were told that our table was not quite ready, but they were able to get us in anyways. We had ordered the Omakase. Let’s just say, it was worth every penny. To the staff and the food, everything was amazing. It was definitely a restaurant worth going to. Overall, great experience. Will definitely be going back there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Austin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and delicious. Great cocktails and service. Andy is the best.

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AlixV
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always such a great decision. Always on the menu:
Toro truffle toll
Himachi apple roll
King trumpet mushroom

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an unbelievable experience at Soto! By far the best!

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Bryan
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was amazing, we LOVED the omakase.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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TheSpense
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have the budget, go with the omakase. Chef Andy will take very good care of you.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would describe this restaurant as pretty average across the board. For the price point it just didn’t really hit for me. If I’m going to pay high dollar for sushi —(which I definitely don’t mind doing for good quality) I would hope it to be Uchi level // I would even go so far as to say Fukumoto on the Eastside is cheaper and better quality food with overall better presentation. Service was also basic —- this was my first time being out to dinner since quarantine started so my bar was already pretty low! Uni pasta was good but not as good as Fukumoto / egg wasn’t quite done right on top. Slices of fish for Nigiri just didn’t hit - the temperature was off and honestly wasn’t “that interesting” in taste. I appreciate staff for accommodating everyone during the pandemic and honestly I’m grateful to be able to eat out at all. My review is nothing personal, I truly just eat a lot of sushi so I have a pretty pinpoint opinion on the quality and this — just in my opinion, is not worth the price when the town is so full of better options. Overall not bad

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! The sushi is the bomb.

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vipAParkC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went two nights in a row. Great sushi in particular the nigiri was dressed by the chef and perfect flavor combinations. I highly recommend letting the server guide your dinner... it was more fun.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here. I will definitely plan on coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Would highly recommend!

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vipjpotaco
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TimK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
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 on October 26, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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
3 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy rico. Excelente comida japonesa

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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 477 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.