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Soto

4.6
419 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
Fri 5pm-11pm
Sat 11am-11pm
Sun 11am-9pm


Sake Social
Mon- all day
Tue-Fri 5-6:30 pm
Sat 3-5:30 pm
Sun 3-5:30 pm
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Phone number
(512) 257-0788
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kenji "Andy" Okamoto
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
FM Road 620 North
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Parking details
We share a lot with Hancock Fabrics, Party City and Best Buy.

The lot is well lit at night, and has ample parking day and night.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout
What 419 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Back after a year hiatus but good as it's always been! Great sushi and creative dishes....gotta love SOTO, no wonder they opened a South Austin location! YUM YUM YUMMY!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I love Soto and we have been going since they opened several years ago. The fish is so fresh and the dishes delicious and inventive. You cannot go wrong at Soto. They have phenomenal happy hour specials during the week too!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The restaurant was nice and quiet. The service was outstanding and the sushi was absolutely amazing. Top quality and so fresh. Great happy hour menu and prices.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was our first time at Soho and we will definitely go back. The food was really good. I think they are better at small plates than regular sushi.
The fire salmon and the risotto (yes, risotto) are amazing!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Father-daughter sushi night. Always good and service was on point. Thanks Soto!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing food and experience. BF loved the Sushi. I loved the Wagyu Beef that you cook yourself - for about 12 seconds on each side - on a hot stone pot. It was delicious! We had room for dessert, and the stout cheesecake with ice cream and whipped cream on the plate was out of this world! We also tried the molten lava cake - wow - that was superb! And the ice cream with that was also great! It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. : )

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was fantastic. Service was fantastic. Prices were reasonable. Honestly this place surpassed all of my expectations based on location.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

On the spur of a moment, my date and I ended up at Soto, and found it absolutely delightful. The food was wonderful, the service was great, the ambience was romantic enough, and the cocktails were superb. Do it.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

One of the best restaurants in North Austin, and one of the best Japanese restaurants in the Austin metro area.
Everything I’ve had there has been great quality, and the service has always been outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is the second time my wife and I had dinner at Soto. The food was outstanding as it was the first time we dined with them a couple of months ago. Our waiter was knowledgeable of the menu items, but did try to up-sell us with several of the highest priced selections.

We dined on a Saturday night and there well several families with small children in the second dining room. I was surprised to see children at an expensive sushi restaurant. The children were a bit distracting but not enough to ruin our dining experience.

Our overall experience was very good and we will likely return on a weekday.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We love going to Soto for special occasions. I treated myself to the tasting menu this time and the food did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. I thought it was a bit overpriced given the portion sizes but it was, as always, a delicious meal and a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolute perfection.
Exceeded my insanely high expectations.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have eaten here several times, but never their omakase (chef's tasting menu)
We will likely be getting that again in the future as everything on it was absolutely fantastic and it was a great variety.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a wonderful time. The sensory journey the chef took my partner and me on was extraordinary. All of the dishes were so well thought out and beautifully prepared it was almost a tragedy to eat then. They truly were little works of art incorporating senses and aspects of dining I would not have imagined. All of the dishes had some motif of flowers or fresh greens which really set them apart from other Japanese restaurant experiences and definitely set the tone for a valentine’s dinner. All in all outstanding food and service I am more than pleased and grateful to have found this establishment.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner Omakase style. It was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious Japanese food, just be prepared to drop some cash.

We had the 8-course chef's menu for Valentine's Day, it was $100 apiece plus a $50 sake pairing (we just got one pairing). None of the 8 "courses" were more than 3 bites. It was all delicious and beautifully prepared, but after 8 courses we were both still hungry. We had to order a couple of rolls and nigiri off of their main menu just to feel like we had a full meal.

We added four cocktails @ $12 apiece, they were phenomenal. Our total bill was around $430 for the two of us, which was more than I expected on spending. The bill came with a 20% grat already added in. Good thing it was V-Day to help justify it all!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant decided to do a prix fix menu for Valentine’s Day and not offer their regular menu. That’s totally fine- if you notify people! It wasn’t fun sitting down to find out my only option to order from was the $100/person chefs tasting menu. I saw several other diners leave after discovering the price tag and only option.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our food was very good and the service was outstanding. Surprisingly the wine and cocktails were not good. The wine tasted cheap and the cocktail was watered down.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Tried the chef’s tasting menus. Good tastes but slow service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Second visit. Food was as delicious as it was the first time.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Celebrated an amazing birthday meal for my boyfriend at Soto. Would recommend the truffle oil edamame as an appetizer, foie gras truffle sushi, uni sushi, and of course their amazing matcha tiramisu for dessert. I don’t like fried rolls much, I’m more of a raw tuna person. This place is great if you’re into raw sushi. I’m glad there’s a nice sushi restaurant up north so I don’t have to go all the way downtown for quality sushi. The service was on point, our waitress noticed we ate a ton of ginger to cleanse our palates and she made sure we never ran out. Our cups were always filled and the cups didn’t smell fishy like some restaurants (I have a sensitive nose). Great for special occasions or if you prefer the finer things.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

There was no one at the restaurant, but the waiter only came to check on us once. The waiter also knew nothing about the saki list. The main chef (or owner, unsure) was super nice and came out to our table to talk to us and tell us what was the freshest, but this was after we had already eaten...

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This is our second time to Soto (wedding anniversaries, both times) and each time it was an amazing, delicious experience. This is a truly wonderful find in an unexpected location.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding service, Jonathan, our server was attentive, engaging, & helpful. We sat at the sushi bar where Teddy, Akira, & Aaron took great care of us We left the sushi choices up to them. What a delightful evening. Everything was delicious. Many thanks for a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Truly amazing!
Let the Sushi Chef make his favorites n you can’t loose.
A must have uis the risotto!OMG it is to die for .
Great service!!!
It’s a little but if a drive from the DT area but well worth it .

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was very slow. It took over 15 minutes to get a drink. We had to actively seek the attention of our waitperson whenever we needed something. Food was good, but not memorable.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

This place has such a great ambiance and the tasting menu was on point. Just the right amount of food while still addressing all of the different flavor palettes and having a very amazing progression into different styles. We loved it and felt like it was an adventure for our mouths as well as our stomachs. Would def go back for the experience

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Some of the best sushi in town. Chef Andy's creations never disappoint!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Exceptional food and service. This was out 5 or 6th visit, it was our first date and where we got engaged. Never had anything but the best service and food.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere . Nate was very accurate in his description of the plates served.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our second visit to Soto in the past two weeks. For starters, we love oysters and they have Kumamotos all the time. The menu is very sushi-oriented but there's plenty non-raw items for the more timid folks. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the food, the drinks, the ambiance and the service!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful as always. The seafood is always fresh and wonderfully prepared. Creative and tasty dishes.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We've NEVER had a bad meal here! Quality and service were excellent as always. A must try for anyone who loves sushi!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Great server. Great food as usual. Had a great time. One of my favorite places for sushi.

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1.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Worst customer service I’ve had at a restaurant, we will not go back.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We turned to Soto because Uchiko was full of reservation. To be honest, we didn't expect that much of this restaurant, but!!!! Soto was really good. In my opinion, Soto is more like Uchi, however in different way. The method they cooked sea food was awesome--a feast of visual and gustatory. I really recommend the fire salmon, it's unbelievable....... Anyway, if you haven't been here before, this place definitely worth your try.

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1.0Dined on November 17, 2017

I didn’t get into Soto with my reservation b/c the sotoaustin website directs Open Table to the Cedar Park location. When we arrived at the Austin location the restaurant had maybe 8 people there. The hostess figured out why our name wasn’t on her list and still wouldn’t seat us. Will not try dining there again. Fix your website, Soto.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Always enjoy coming to Soto/ the food is so good and service is excellent. We have started introducing our friends to this place as well.
Can’t beleive we waitex so long to try it. Love!

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We love us some SOTO. Everything on the menu is mind-blowing - you really can't make a bad choice. Chef Andy is the best! Get the chili hamachi!

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