Soto

Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant
357 Avenue of the Americas (btwn 4th St & Washington Pl), New York, NY 10014, United States
Hours:
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–11:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.2/10

Based on 106 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Michael C.
    Lobster sashimi is a great dish that's off the omakase.(9 Tips)
    Mel Dog
    Particularly the uni cocktail, uni tempura, and the karei karaage.(4 Tips)
    Theory
    Our must-haves Steamed Lobster With Uni Mousse(2 Tips)
    Wei V.
    Try the Uni Ika Sugomori Zukuri - A must have dish!!!(2 Tips)
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  • miso soup
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  • Guy C.

    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.

    Guy Cohen · 3 weeks ago
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  • Rafi R.

    uni omakase chutoro

    Rafi Romero · March 28
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  • 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 · March 18
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  • Fee O.

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

    Fee O · March 15
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  • Lindsay C.

    Reservations are a must!

    Lindsay C · March 9
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  • Lindsay C.

    Authentic variety of fish - try the sashimi

    Lindsay C · March 9
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  • Hannah B.

    One of the best omakases in the city

    Hannah Bozian · March 7
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  • 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
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  • Denise L.

    All things uni

    Denise L · November 4, 2014
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  • Bea R.

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

    Bea Ramos · November 3, 2014
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  • Miguel d.

    Omakase. Especially if you're an uni fan.

    Miguel de Leon · October 10, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kate M.

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

    Kate McCarty · August 12, 2014
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  • Dave K.

    Excellent sushi

    Dave Kerpen · August 7, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Alysha T.

    Uni appetizer

    Alysha Triantafillou · July 23, 2014
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  • Alysha T.

    Uni is amazing !!

    Alysha Triantafillou · July 20, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • John B.

    uni and yuba

    John Bigboote · February 12, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Vivy J.

    Wow! Super slow service.

    Vivy Johnson · November 3, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Sanjeev S.

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

    Sanjeev Sreetharan · August 29, 2013
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  • Twiggy S.

    Everything UNI is excellent here!!!

    Twiggy SCY · August 14, 2013
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  • F C.

    El mejor sushi que he probado en mi vida

    F Ch · July 14, 2013
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  • Kate K.

    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.

    Kate K · June 18, 2013
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  • William S.

    Steamed lobster and anything Uni. Can't miss.

    William Shufelt · April 28, 2013
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  • Mel Dog

    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.

    Mel Dog · April 15, 2013
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  • Tudor L.

    Have the everything uni.

    Tudor Leu · March 14, 2013
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  • Michael C.

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

    Michael Chan · March 5, 2013
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  • Susan L.

    Save room for their mango mochi. It actually tastes like fresh mango unlike many other mango flavored desserts.

    Susan Loh · December 4, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Angela Z.

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

    Angela Z. · October 27, 2012
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  • Virginia C.

    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

    Virginia Chan · October 13, 2012
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  • Laura K.

    Michelin 2012 ★★

    Laura Kowalcyk · October 3, 2012
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  • DishEnvy

    Everything uni and truffle is worth an order here. Or combined the two with the indulgent, 4-star Lobster w/ Uni Mousse.

    DishEnvy · October 2, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Lawrence L.

    Excellent - amazing steamed lobster, omakase sushi, snapper carpaccio. Served us way too much sake. Their fault, not ours for ordering too much! :) (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Lawrence Lenihan · May 11, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    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

    ThePurplePassport.com · February 12, 2012
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  • La Dolce Vita

    Two Michelin stars.

    La Dolce Vita · December 21, 2011
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  • DAVID D.

    fluke sashimi

    DAVID DANESH · December 20, 2011
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  • Kate H.

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

    Kate Huyett · December 10, 2011
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  • Wei V.

    Try the Uni Tempura - Have to have this!!

    Wei Vayn · November 13, 2011
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