357 Avenue of the Americas (btwn 4th St & Washington Pl), New York, NY 10014, United States
Open until 11:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–11:30 PM
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  • omakase
  • sushi
  • uni tempura
  • lobster
  • everything uni
  • uni ika sugomori zukuri
  • sashimi
  • tartare
  • miso soup
  • snapper
  • Michelin stars
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    For the best experience, speak the word omakase. Whether you’re doing the full monty or just sushi or sashimi, put yourself in the meticulous chef’s hands. - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • Theory

    NY. Elegant and fresh downtown sushi spot. Our must-haves Steamed Lobster With Uni Mousse and the sushi omakase.

    Theory · April 29, 2011

    The understated and sign-less exterior is tricky to spot. Come for the uni though--it’s Soto’s raison d'être. Good to know: The seats at the sushi counter are the best in the house. Read more · February 12, 2012
  • La Dolce Vita

    Two Michelin stars.

    La Dolce Vita · December 21, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    This discreetly hidden and modern Japanese restaurant is quite expensive but you’ll be rewarded with culinary masterpieces…Omakase is the way to go.

    The Corcoran Group · October 3, 2011
  • Angela Z.

    Don't come here if you have somewhere to be within 3 hours of your reservation time.

    Angela Z. · October 27, 2012
  • Ryan T.

    I like turtles

    Ryan Tai · June 22, 2011
  • Ajit V.

    two Michelin stars: dishes like chopped kampachi amber jack with wasabi tobiko, pine nuts, & soy foam. Pitch-perfect chawanmushi and bonkers plate of uni tempura.

    Ajit Verghese · February 19, 2012
  • Kate H.

    Get the lobster and mango appetizer, the tuna tartare, and the sushi sushi I've had outside of Japan

    Kate Huyett · December 10, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Uni Tempura

    Foodspotting · November 13, 2010
  • Caitlin N.

    My new favorite Japanese place. West Village, innovative, uber fresh dishes, nigiri, rolls, sashimi..WOW. Spectacular. Heaven re-defined....

    Caitlin Nguyen-Ferrante · July 9, 2010
  • Gene L.

    Some of the most beautiful (and delicious) Japanese food you'll ever eat.

    Gene Lewis · February 1, 2010
  • Elynn L.

    The omakase is great. If you like uni, then this is the place for you! You'll leave super full and satisfied with everything.

    Elynn Lee · August 13, 2014
  • Michael C.

    Lobster sashimi is a great dish that's off the omakase.

    Michael Chan · March 5, 2013
  • Olessya K.

    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!

    Olessya Kuz · November 13, 2012
  • Omer Z.

    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!)

    Omer Zach · June 24, 2012
  • Mike Z.

    Meticulously put together edibleness. Tiny and pungent flavors provide a savory light meal. In other words awesome food.

    Mike Z · August 7, 2011
  • Siyun F.

    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.

    Siyun Fan · March 8, 2012
  • Sarah L.

    impeccable sushi. love all the apps..miso soup w/ lobster...scallop sushi plus anything fresh that day. top 5 sushi spot in city (maybe even top 3)

    Sarah Lambert · February 21, 2012
  • Wei V.

    Try the Steamed Lobster With Uni Mousse - Looked like a flower and tasted very good

    Wei Vayn · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Wild Snapper Carpoccio - A little bit sour nice presentation!

    Wei Vayn · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Pink Wild Trout Carpaccio - :) good combination

    Wei Vayn · November 13, 2011
  • Imtiaz H.

    2 star Michelin rated!

    Imtiaz H · August 20, 2011
  • Michael O.

    Uni, is heavenly here!

    Michael Oh · October 3, 2010
  • Rafi R.

    uni omakase chutoro

    Rafi Romero · 2 days ago
  • Sherry L.

    I didn't enjoy my experience and definitely don't think it's with its Michelin stars... Service is spotty and food was underwhelming.

    Sherry Li · 1 week ago
  • Fee O.

    AMAZING SASHIMI and sushi plates. Fresh, soft made to order sushi. Seriously heaven.

    Fee O · 2 weeks ago
  • Lindsay C.

    Reservations are a must!

    Lindsay C · 3 weeks ago
  • Lindsay C.

    Authentic variety of fish - try the sashimi

    Lindsay C · 3 weeks ago
  • Hannah B.

    One of the best omakases in the city

    Hannah Bozian · 3 weeks ago
  • Dina R.

    Try the lobster with uni ( delicious) and the fluke. If you are really hungry try the tasting menu (omikaze)

    Dina Rughani · December 3, 2014
  • Denise L.

    All things uni

    Denise L · November 4, 2014
  • Bea R.

    Must go if you are uni lover. However, a bit expensive for the small portions.

    Bea Ramos · November 3, 2014
  • Miguel d.

    Omakase. Especially if you're an uni fan.

    Miguel de Leon · October 10, 2014
  • Annie K.

    Seared salmon cured with black truffle salt, toro tar tare (!) the uni cocktail and the special spicy tuna tar tare roll were standouts.

    Annie Kearns · September 17, 2014
  • Harumi U.

    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.

    Harumi U · August 24, 2014
  • Andy S.

    Food is great but the service is very slow and not as polished as you'd expect from this kind of place

    Andy Stevens · August 22, 2014
  • Kate M.

    The ambience is very lackluster. Could use some music or any background noise

    Kate McCarty · August 12, 2014
  • refinery29

    What to Order: Ask the chef, as what's fresh changes daily. (We can safely suggest sake, though.) Read more

    refinery29 · August 3, 2014
  • Alysha T.

    Uni appetizer

    Alysha Triantafillou · July 23, 2014
  • Alysha T.

    Uni is amazing !!

    Alysha Triantafillou · July 20, 2014
  • Gloria C.

    get the egg custard, uni ika sugomori zukuri, botan ebi carpaccio w/ uni, steamed lobster and uni mousse & geoduck salad

    Gloria Chin · April 25, 2014
  • Judy C.

    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.

    Judy Cari · April 2, 2014
  • John B.

    uni and yuba

    John Bigboote · February 12, 2014
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Expect precise preparations of raw fish, like rich bigeye tuna with avocado coulis, uni with wasabi, and ebi tartare. – Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · December 2, 2013
  • Vivy J.

    Wow! Super slow service.

    Vivy Johnson · November 3, 2013
  • Village Voice

    Run by the "Brangelina" of sushi, Soto is the most extravagant mom-and-pop sushi shop in NYC.

    Village Voice · September 12, 2013
  • Sanjeev S.

    ...and the worst over priced sushi restaurant in the city

    Sanjeev Sreetharan · August 29, 2013
  • Laura K.

    Michelin 2012 ★★

    Laura Kowalcyk · October 3, 2012
  • Dave K.

    Excellent sushi

    Dave Kerpen · August 7, 2014

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