Michelin 2015. **
Awarded two stars (★★) in the 2015 Michelin Guide for NYC restaurants.
Everything here is always over flavored and the wine / sake list sells out. Not really a fan. #overrated
Pricy! But worth it.
Incredible, everything on the menu was incredibly savory and unique. Not to be missed!
Soto has the freshest sushi and sashimi! Fish lovers delight!
Hands down the best sushi and sashimi in the west village. High quality, super fresh fish, and such a variety. Awesome saki menu too!
Omakase is 1/2 innovative dishes, 1/2 traditional sushi. Make sure you have around three hours to spare if you go down this route.
The food is all excellent. The service, however, is absolutely atrocious.
Good food but the worst service ever. Took 90 minutes to get two of our appetizers. Ask me if I'm coming back...not a chance.
uni omakase chutoro
I didn't enjoy my experience and definitely don't think it's with its Michelin stars... Service is spotty and food was underwhelming.
AMAZING SASHIMI and sushi plates. Fresh, soft made to order sushi. Seriously heaven.
Reservations are a must!
Authentic variety of fish - try the sashimi
One of the best omakases in the city
Try the lobster with uni ( delicious) and the fluke. If you are really hungry try the tasting menu (omikaze)
All things uni
Must go if you are uni lover. However, a bit expensive for the small portions.
Omakase. Especially if you're an uni fan.
Seared salmon cured with black truffle salt, toro tar tare (!) the uni cocktail and the special spicy tuna tar tare roll were standouts.
If you walked by without knowing, you would miss the place. Once you are inside, you are greeted by very serene atmosphere and beautifully presented food. Make sure to try something sea urchin.
Food is great but the service is very slow and not as polished as you'd expect from this kind of place
The omakase is great. If you like uni, then this is the place for you! You'll leave super full and satisfied with everything.
The ambience is very lackluster. Could use some music or any background noise
Uni is amazing !!
get the egg custard, uni ika sugomori zukuri, botan ebi carpaccio w/ uni, steamed lobster and uni mousse & geoduck salad
My favs was the chopped kampachi with wasabi tobiko and soy foam on the side, and citrus salmon app. This is a sit down, sip ur hakkaisan, indulge urself dinner, not a grab and go sushi joint.
uni and yuba
Expect precise preparations of raw fish, like rich bigeye tuna with avocado coulis, uni with wasabi, and ebi tartare. – Green Guide Editor
Wow! Super slow service.
Run by the "Brangelina" of sushi, Soto is the most extravagant mom-and-pop sushi shop in NYC.
...and the worst over priced sushi restaurant in the city
Everything UNI is excellent here!!!
Vegetarian options are scarce, and it took 2 HOURS to receive my cucumber roll. No joke. Super pretty presentation though. Fish eaters seemed happy enough. Definitely a dining event, not a quick meal.
Steamed lobster and anything Uni. Can't miss.
Incredible. Particularly the uni cocktail, uni tempura, and the karei karaage. Don't be a fool and come here and order sushi rolls; it's worth it to spend the extra money for their uni delicacies.
Have the everything uni.
Lobster sashimi is a great dish that's off the omakase.
Save room for their mango mochi. It actually tastes like fresh mango unlike many other mango flavored desserts.
Wow! Unmarked entrance. Modern decor. Uber creative yet incredible flavors. Rather expensive and very small but perfectly designed portions. The most unique and delicious Japanese resto. 5 ★s!
Don't come here if you have somewhere to be within 3 hours of your reservation time.
Do not to make your reservation based upon when you want to arrive, but based on when you want to leave as the service at McDonalds allows for more appreciation! Try Jewel Bako instead
Everything uni and truffle is worth an order here. Or combined the two with the indulgent, 4-star Lobster w/ Uni Mousse.
Get a seat at the bar, and order one of the omakase options and/or any/everything with "uni" in the name (even if you usually hate uni!)
This place from decorations to services feel very authentic. Typical Tokyo style. While the food is fresh and tasty, it is not traditional Japanese cuisine. It has a modern touch.