About Soto

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.

11066 Pecan Park Blvd.
Suite 402
Cedar Park, TX 78613
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
FM Road 620 North

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 257-0788

Website:
http://www.sotoaustin.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Kenji "Andy" Okamoto

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout

Soto Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Romantic (13)
Special Occasion (13)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (7)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Spicy (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 hours ago

Absolute perfection.
Exceeded my insanely high expectations.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Austin)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Dallas)·Dined 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 .

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined 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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Monterrey)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined 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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Soto has the freshest sushi in town. The food was great. Unfortunately, they were understaffed on Sunday evening, but the manager did bring in help and compensated us for the slow service. I would definitely go back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful food served, kind wait staff, but the noise level was too high since I could hear everyone's conversations and the clunking of dishes in the kitchen. Overall 8/10

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Simply amazing. Chef Andy is simply excellent. His food and the choices for dishware and creative presentation is astounding. Don't miss this place. Even their sake choices are awesome

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Anniversary celebration made special, once again, by Chef Andy and Team. Having moved 30 miles away, 3+ years ago, we ration our trips to Soto mostly for special celebrations.

I was lucky to have a business lunch at Soto earlier in the week that was also superb. Work colleague was a vegetarian and they had menu options, as well as special substitute options, to easily accommodate his requirements.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Organic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Spicy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was pretty good. Some exciting dishes. HOWEVER we ordered a special dish made with "white salmon" . They should have honestly called it what it was -- Escolar, the exlax fish. Gave one diner cramping the rest of the evening and the next day.
Another problem, service was SO slow, dinner took 3 hours. Food came out one dish at a time so table of 4 did not eat together but just took turns eating with the others watching. With 10 - 15 mins between each dish. This wonderful dining experience was topped off by a toddler SCREAMING at the next table for 2 hours.
On a positive note, one diner ordered the omakase and enjoyed every bite. HOWEVER his food came out last, one dish at a time if course and the rest of us watched him eat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was 4/5 Stars. We were told it would be a 5 by a friend that is a foodie. It was tasty but we both agreed, it wasn’t as good (tonight) as two of our other favorites for sushi. The setting and service was 5/5. The toro sushi was also a 5. The cocktails were a 5. The rolls were authentic and excellent. It may have been us as we are accustomed to specialty rolls that are more Americanized with more spicy mayo, eel sauce, etc. We will go back as there was nothing at all to complain about. Good experience and the wait staff is really educated on the menu and cut of fish options.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 12, 2017

From stat to finish an unforgettable experience...if I could rate it in stars, it would be 8 out of 5 stars! We love Soto, and u owe it to yourselves to try the Omakasi !

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great to return to Soto -- the Best Sushi ever -- Period!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Fun. Really fun.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Again, the Sushi bar does not disappoint. High quality, visually appealing, and wonderful service. The Sushi Chefs are always fun, friendly, and informative.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Can only say AWESOME!! Best sushi in Austin. Service was excellent, drinks were great, food was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A hidden little gem. The bar service tends to be consistently slow but I've found that if you order another drink as soon as your first one is delivered they keep pace.

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