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Soto Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Today 6:00 – 11:45 PM
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357 Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10014
357 Avenue of the AmericasUSNew YorkNew York10014
(212) 414-3088
$$$$Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Today 6:00 – 11:45 PM
Tuesday 6:00 – 11:45 PMWednesday 6:00 – 11:45 PMThursday 6:00 – 11:45 PMFriday 6:00 – 11:45 PMSaturday 6:00 – 11:45 PMSunday ClosedMonday 6:00 – 11:45 PM
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Tiny, understated Japanese sushi specialist famed for its sea-urchin preparations.- Google
"To be fair, it is still a good sushi restaurant only in the united states."
"The service is also not worthy of its 2 Michelin stars."
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Michael Rosenberg
3 months ago
First, as another reviewer mentioned, this is not just a sushi restaurant. If you want a neighborhood sushi place, there are plenty in NYC that will suffice. Going to Soto gives you a chance to eat food actually prepared by the chef/owner of a 2-Michelin starred restaurant. In this era of celebrity chefs, that is getting more difficult to do. Soto's fish is as fresh as anything else you'll find this side of the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. It is masterfully prepped and sliced and what really marks delicious sushi is the quality of the rice which is also expertly handled here. Soto earns his stars with his chef's specials (especially ANYTHING that includes uni) which are exquisite preparations. What often goes unheralded is the work done in the kitchen preparing cooked items which are comparable in flavor, quality, and complexity to dishes created in the kitchen at Le Bernardin. If you're looking for a unique, masterfully crafted experience at a Japanese restaurant that will take you beyond the bounds of just sushi, and you understand that this won't be cheap, go and enjoy what Soto creates!! Also, his sake list is wonderfully composed and his wine list includes plenty of greatest hits from the wine world while being small enough to manage without having a somm on staff. (reservations HIGHLY recommended)
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Jay Shavitz
a year ago
I have been to Soto 3 times, on each of my last 3 visits to NYC. It is a very special restaurant. One point I should make is that Soto is NOT primarily a SUSHI BAR! The name, appropriately is SOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT. You can go to many other restaurants in NYC with sushi that is as good as Soto, and certainly for less money. Where Soto shines is in the unique chef's creations which run the gamut from sushi/sashimi based dishes, to those prepared in the kitchen, soups, broths, tempuras, and more. Chef Soto is also considered a master at the selection and preparation of UNI. On 2 of the 3 visits we enjoyed the Chef's Omakase of about 18 courses. Both experiences have been at or near the top of my dining pinnacles. I was also fortunate enough to meet chef Soto & I believe he is one of the most important chef's in the world. I will respectfully disagree with 'yuan Arthur's' opinion of Soto's status outside of the US. On my last visit to Soto I met the VP of Nissan and the CEO of Mitsubishi Japan & they told me how Japanese businessmen would often, when possible, plan their USA travel itineraries to include a stop in NYC specifically to accommodate a night at Soto. He is known the world over as a true master chef. If you are just looking for a quick sushi fix , you may want to go elsewhere. If you want the very best quality sushi and are willing to pay for it, go to Soto. If you want a dining experience that will be one of the most amazing ever, then definitely go to Soto.
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Sherry Li
2 years ago
I did not have good luck with NY restaurants during my most recent trip back to NY. It seriously calls to question all the "good" food experiences I remember having when I lived here. I cannot believe that Soto is a 2 Michelin star rated restaurant. It's not even worthy of 1 star! For a "sushi" restaurant to have mostly fusion sushi appetizers and rolls, I cannot believe it can be rated higher than the likes of Kyoya or Sushi Yasuda that offer much more authentic Japanese dining experiences. The price of Soto is completely unwarranted. Most of the dishes are for show with what seems like fanciful ingredients and plating. But if you really know sushi, Soto is not a go to place. If you wanted to spend that kind of money for fresh and authentic sushi, I can name a handful of restaurants, ones that Michelin didn't give one star to. I'm surprised this place is worthy of 2 stars. The service is also not worthy of its 2 Michelin stars. We had to hail the waitress several times during our meal for specific requests, one of which was to get another bottle of the sake we were having. The wait staff seemed merely like runners rather than experienced and knowledgeable staff of a Japanese restaurants. I felt like I knew more about the food than they did. All in all, it was a disappointing, and really expensive, meal that left us feeling unsatisfied and cheated.
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Will Scott
a year ago
Tasty fish, and hood presentation. Split 6 of the small plates, which was enough food, and all of them were delicious!
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Cinema Union
3 months ago
If I could I would write 0 stars. We had to wait 1 hour and then we were told that two of the dishes we ordered were no longer available. By the time the food finally came out it tasted descent but it was not worth the wait and the portion sizes are ridiculous small for the exaggerated prices. This is a perfect example of an overpriced restaurant with no merit. Don't waste your time or money coming here.
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arthur yuan
a year ago
the service is fine, and sushi I think is not bad. However, I did not find any stunning or outstanding point in the restaurant though it has michelin 3 stars. to be fair, it is still a good sushi restaurant only in the united states.
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Jere Swa
2 years ago
Order the specials. The ethereal sensations that envelope your palate are unbelieveable. Not to say that the sashimi & nigiri aren't top quality, but it's the chef's creations that make Soto stand above & apart from all other Japanese Restaurants in New York (or the rest of the planet), period.
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Lisa Solimeo
2 years ago
If you don't look closely, you'll walk right past Soto on 6th Avenue. Lucky for those of use who know what to look for since it isn't very large - reservations are highly recommended. Everything on the menu is delicious from the appetizers like the Uni Cocktail (my favorite!!!) all the way to the mochi ice cream dessert. Not cheap, but definitely worth it if you're looking for quality sushi. Take your time while you're there, not for people in a rush looking for a quick meal.
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