357 Avenue of the Americas (btwn 4th St & Washington Pl), New York, NY 10014
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    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
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    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
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  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
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  • "Try the Uni Tempura and spot it on Foodspotting!" (4 tips)
  • "Have the everything uni." (3 tips)
  • "Try the Steamed Lobster With Uni Mousse - Looked like a flower and tasted very good..." (2 tips)
  • 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 T. · June 22, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Uni Tempura and spot it on Foodspotting!

    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 N. · July 9, 2010
  • Gene L.

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

    Gene L. · February 1, 2010
  • Michael C.

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

    Michael C. · 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 K. · 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 Z. · June 24, 2012
  • 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 V. · 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 H. · December 10, 2011
  • 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
  • Laura K.

    Michelin 2012 ★★

    Laura K. · October 3, 2012
  • 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 F. · 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 L. · February 21, 2012
  • Wei V.

    Try the Steamed Lobster With Uni Mousse - Looked like a flower and tasted very good (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Wild Snapper Carpoccio - A little bit sour nice presentation! (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Pink Wild Trout Carpaccio - :) good combination (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Imtiaz H.

    2 star Michelin rated!

    Imtiaz H. · August 20, 2011
  • Michael O.

    Uni, is heavenly here!

    Michael O. · October 3, 2010
  • 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 C. · 3 weeks ago
  • John B.

    uni and yuba

    John B. · February 12
  • 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 J. · 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 S. · August 29, 2013
  • Twiggy S.

    Everything UNI is excellent here!!!

    Twiggy S. · August 14, 2013
  • 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
  • William S.

    Steamed lobster and anything Uni. Can't miss.

    William S. · April 28, 2013
  • 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
  • Tudor L.

    Have the everything uni.

    Tudor L. · March 14, 2013
  • Susan L.

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

    Susan L. · December 4, 2012
  • 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 C. · October 13, 2012
  • 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
  • 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 L. · May 11, 2012
  • DAVID D.

    fluke sashimi

    DAVID D. · December 20, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Uni Tempura - Have to have this!! (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Cyutoro Tartare - Another must have dish (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Uni Ika Sugomori Zukuri - A must have dish!!! So different (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Uni Ika Sugomori Zukuri - A must try. A bit of sweet and crunch from ika (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Wei V.

    Try the Miso Soup - Made with lobster and uni :) heaven!! (via @Foodspotting)

    Wei V. · November 13, 2011
  • Mia D.

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

    Mia D. · July 9, 2010
  • Trent S.

    Uni heaven. Also, the live lobster sashimi is sublime.

    Trent S. · May 30, 2010
  • Norman G.

    Delicate and sublime.

    Norman G. · March 11, 2010
  • F C.

    El mejor sushi que he probado en mi vida

    F C. · July 14, 2013

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