(Now Closed)
Sushi Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Stephanie R.
    This place closed a month ago
  • Carolina P.
    Carolina PulecioAugust 14, 2016
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2, 2016
    I've had every dish at Soto, and this dish—thinly sliced, Long Island fluke with sea salt, lime juice and a touch of yuzu zest—exemplifies the chef's outstandingly simple touch. Read more
  • Ziyi G.
    Ziyi GuoMarch 26, 2016
    Sushis and uni are amazing
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMarch 25, 2016
    Fresh sushi and sashimi!
  • Mario S.
    Mario SeeJanuary 19, 2016
    Sushi is amazing. Always get uni and chu-toro.
  • J
    JNovember 7, 2015
    Tiny, understated Japanese sushi specialist famed for its sea-urchin preparations
  • Maksim A.
    Maksim AlipovOctober 13, 2015
    Michelin 2015. **
  • Mona N.
    Mona NomuraSeptember 10, 2015
    Everything here is always over flavored and the wine / sake list sells out. Not really a fan. #overrated
  • Alaaddin A.
    Alaaddin AkkayaSeptember 3, 2015
    Pricy! But worth it.
  • Jack J.
    Jack JAugust 29, 2015
    Incredible, everything on the menu was incredibly savory and unique. Not to be missed!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CJuly 29, 2015
    Soto has the freshest sushi and sashimi! Fish lovers delight!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CJuly 8, 2015
    Hands down the best sushi and sashimi in the west village. High quality, super fresh fish, and such a variety. Awesome saki menu too!
  • Val T.
    Val TJune 27, 2015
    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.
  • Rafi R.
    Rafi RomeroJune 26, 2015
    The food is all excellent. The service, however, is absolutely atrocious.
  • Guy C.
    Guy CohenApril 30, 2015
    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.
  • Rafi R.
    Rafi RomeroMarch 28, 2015
    uni omakase chutoro
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiMarch 18, 2015
    I didn't enjoy my experience and definitely don't think it's with its Michelin stars... Service is spotty and food was underwhelming.
  • Fee O.
    Fee OMarch 15, 2015
    AMAZING SASHIMI and sushi plates. Fresh, soft made to order sushi. Seriously heaven.
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMarch 9, 2015
    Reservations are a must!
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMarch 9, 2015
    Authentic variety of fish - try the sashimi
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BozianMarch 7, 2015
    One of the best omakases in the city
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniDecember 3, 2014
    Try the lobster with uni ( delicious) and the fluke. If you are really hungry try the tasting menu (omikaze)
  • Denise L.
    Denise LNovember 4, 2014
    All things uni
  • Bea R.
    Bea RamosNovember 3, 2014
    Must go if you are uni lover. However, a bit expensive for the small portions.
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonOctober 10, 2014
    Omakase. Especially if you're an uni fan.
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsSeptember 17, 2014
    Seared salmon cured with black truffle salt, toro tar tare (!) the uni cocktail and the special spicy tuna tar tare roll were standouts.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 24, 2014
    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.
  • Andy S.
    Andy StevensAugust 22, 2014
    Food is great but the service is very slow and not as polished as you'd expect from this kind of place
  • Elynn L.
    Elynn LeeAugust 13, 2014
    The omakase is great. If you like uni, then this is the place for you! You'll leave super full and satisfied with everything.
  • Kate M.
    Kate McCartyAugust 12, 2014
    The ambience is very lackluster. Could use some music or any background noise
  • Dave K.
    Dave KerpenAugust 7, 2014
    Excellent sushi
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    What to Order: Ask the chef, as what's fresh changes daily. (We can safely suggest sake, though.) Read more
  • Alysha T.
    Uni appetizer
  • Alysha T.
    Uni is amazing !!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinApril 25, 2014
    get the egg custard, uni ika sugomori zukuri, botan ebi carpaccio w/ uni, steamed lobster and uni mousse & geoduck salad
  • Judy C.
    Judy CariApril 2, 2014
    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.
  • John B.
    John BigbooteFebruary 12, 2014
    uni and yuba
  • 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
  • Vivy J.
    Vivy JohnsonNovember 3, 2013
    Wow! Super slow service.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 12, 2013
    Run by the "Brangelina" of sushi, Soto is the most extravagant mom-and-pop sushi shop in NYC.
  • Sanjeev S.
    Sanjeev SreetharanAugust 29, 2013
    ...and the worst over priced sushi restaurant in the city
  • Twiggy S.
    Twiggy SCYAugust 14, 2013
    Everything UNI is excellent here!!!
  • Kate K.
    Kate KJune 18, 2013
    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.
  • William S.
    William ShufeltApril 28, 2013
    Steamed lobster and anything Uni. Can't miss.
  • Mel Dog
    Mel DogApril 15, 2013
    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.
  • Tudor L.
    Tudor LeuMarch 14, 2013
    Have the everything uni.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChanMarch 5, 2013
    Lobster sashimi is a great dish that's off the omakase.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohDecember 4, 2012
    Save room for their mango mochi. It actually tastes like fresh mango unlike many other mango flavored desserts.
  • Olessya K.
    Olessya KuzNovember 13, 2012
    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!
  • Angela Z.
    Angela Z.October 27, 2012
    Don't come here if you have somewhere to be within 3 hours of your reservation time.
  • Virginia C.
    Virginia ChanOctober 13, 2012
    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
  • DishEnvy
    DishEnvyOctober 2, 2012
    Everything uni and truffle is worth an order here. Or combined the two with the indulgent, 4-star Lobster w/ Uni Mousse.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachJune 24, 2012
    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!)
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LenihanMay 11, 2012
    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
  • Siyun F.
    Siyun FanMarch 8, 2012
    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.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LambertFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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)
  • Ajit V.
    Ajit VergheseFebruary 19, 2012
    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.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaDecember 21, 2011
    Two Michelin stars.
  • DAVID D.
    DAVID DANESHDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    fluke sashimi
  • Kate H.
    Kate HuyettDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the lobster and mango appetizer, the tuna tartare, and the sushi sushi I've had outside of Japan
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Uni Tempura - Have to have this!!
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Steamed Lobster With Uni Mousse - Looked like a flower and tasted very good
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Cyutoro Tartare - Another must have dish
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Uni Ika Sugomori Zukuri - A must have dish!!! So different
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Wild Snapper Carpoccio - A little bit sour nice presentation!
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Uni Ika Sugomori Zukuri - A must try. A bit of sweet and crunch from ika
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Pink Wild Trout Carpaccio - :) good combination
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynNovember 13, 2011
    Try the Miso Soup - Made with lobster and uni :) heaven!!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 3, 2011
    This discreetly hidden and modern Japanese restaurant is quite expensive but you’ll be rewarded with culinary masterpieces…Omakase is the way to go.
  • Imtiaz H.
    Imtiaz HAugust 20, 2011
    2 star Michelin rated!
  • 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
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZAugust 7, 2011
    Meticulously put together edibleness. Tiny and pungent flavors provide a savory light meal. In other words awesome food.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TaiJune 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I like turtles
  • Theory
    TheoryApril 29, 2011
    NY. Elegant and fresh downtown sushi spot. Our must-haves Steamed Lobster With Uni Mousse and the sushi omakase.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 13, 2010
    Try the Uni Tempura
  • Michael O.
    Michael OhOctober 3, 2010
    Uni, is heavenly here!
  • Mia D.
    Mia Dwi MayantiJuly 9, 2010
    My new favorite Japanese place. West Village, innovative, uber fresh dishes, nigiri, rolls, sashimi..WOW. Spectacular.
  • Caitlin N.
    My new favorite Japanese place. West Village, innovative, uber fresh dishes, nigiri, rolls, sashimi..WOW. Spectacular. Heaven re-defined....
  • Trent S.
    Trent SwiftMay 30, 2010
    Uni heaven. Also, the live lobster sashimi is sublime.
  • Norman G.
    Norman GreenMarch 11, 2010
    Delicate and sublime.
  • Gene L.
    Gene LewisFebruary 1, 2010
    Some of the most beautiful (and delicious) Japanese food you'll ever eat.
  • Pía B.
    Pía BarragánMarch 26, 2016
    El verdadero ritual del sushi Japonés!
  • F C.
    F ChJuly 14, 2013
    El mejor sushi que he probado en mi vida
  • Laura Y.
    Laura YagermanOctober 3, 2012
    Michelin 2012 ★★
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