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Soto Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Today 6:00 – 11:45 pm
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357 6th Ave New York, NY 10014
357 6th AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10014
(212) 414-3088
$$$$Japanese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Today 6:00 – 11:45 pm
Monday 6:00 – 11:45 pmTuesday 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 Closed
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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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Jay Shavitz
10 months 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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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
a year 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.
Juo Chou
2 years ago
For someone who thinks they don't like sushi, this place will change your mind forever! And the saki.... just glides down your throat like sweet water. I highly recommend anything with uni in it.. melt in your mouth deliciousness! I can't wait til next time... I held my tongue to recommend this place til now cuz it is so small inside that reservations must be made far in advance.. but they deserve the best of ratings in my book so did not want to deny them the pleasure! Well done, Soto!
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Will Scott
9 months 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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Sherry Li
a year 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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Lisa Solimeo
a year 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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Ryan Tai
2 years ago
I have been to some of the best sushi restaurants in New York City... 15 east, ushiwakamaru, sushi azabu, kuruma zushi, etc... but Soto is hands down the best. The 12 piece sushi omakase is fairly priced at $62. At comparable sushi restaurants it could cost you up to $100 for that quality of sushi. It also feels like Soto puts much more thought and time into their sushi. While some restaurants will give you a piece of fish with rice, Soto will marinate it, slice it, and present it perfectly. I have never experienced an omakase as enjoyable.. especially at this price point. Soto also boasts some of the best appetizers ever. Some of my favorites include the lobster sashimi, uni ika (squid and sea urchin), and the fluke ponzo. For me Soto is the best sushi restaurant in NYC.
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