The whole dinner took almost 2 hrs, most likely because the kitchen was backed up from Valentine’s Day weekend. It was just unfortunate that every dish came out 15 minutes apart, even if it was just 2 pieces of nigiri. The server was really nice in letting us know he hasn’t forgotten us, but he kept forgetting our order (like what came out vs. what was missing) and assuming we didn’t know how to taste the difference between aji and kanpachi. He mentioned twice that the fish were in the same family (which they are not) and that if he didn’t inform us about the substitution, we wouldn’t have noticed. Weird flex, but okay. Anyways, my favorite dish was the Truffle risotto with Wagyu and the kinmedai was great! Overall, it was good but a little more on the expensive side for the dining experience that we were getting.
Best rissoto ever! Omg 🤤
Every single dish was amazing. The fish was mouthwatering!
Food is gross. Food quality is not okay for this level of prices.
I would not return to Soto. The sushi was not very fresh.
too expensive..no fair bill. The bill was over charged ….no make sense
Soto is one of the best sushi spots in Austin... period. We had the chef's tasting and it was an experience to remember!
No doubt will be back!
Excellent dining experience. We requested the waiter make our selections and the meal was amazing.
Fantastic dining experience! The sushi was very fresh and insanely fresh. My favorite dish by far was the Wagyu beef it truly melted in my mouth.
Very tasty food. Service was really poor (wrong items, slow, not very accommodating when our party size changed). Tough call on recommending. Might have been just a bad night. If they are trying to be like Uchi (that is the price range), they are way short of that bar on service.
We usually have a great experience but unfortunately this visit fell short. Our wait staff seemed very inattentive to us and the food feel short as well. Fortunately Chef Andy was not there and we know that when he is present and our usual server Jen our dining experience exceeded every expectation. We look forward to our next dining experience at Soto South.
Very nice new sushi restaurant on South Lamar
Excellent sushi. Quality on par with Uchi
Perfect happy hour menu
The sashimi and sushi were all uniquely spiced and fantastic. We had oysters and beef too. Delicious.
The restaurant was only half full so it was quiet and you could hold a nice intimate conversation without shouting. We highly enjoyed the food and ambiance.
Too expensive, not adequate value.
I went to Soto with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary. We couldn’t have had a better experience. The food was exceptional (literally the best meal of my life) and the service was the same. Attentive and knowledgeable staff, a relaxing and unaffected atmosphere and some masterful and exceedingly kind chefs made for one of the best nights out we’ve ever had together. The food is on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. Try the Wagyu, if you can!
Most of the dishes were solid, but price was excessive ($140 for 2 ppl with drinks). Would've been upset but for the quality of the food...the uni was surprisingly good :)
Sushi was fresh and very tasteful the entire night! Service was also great they only knock us that one bartender made drink a lot different then the other but that didn’t affect the mea at all!
Absolutely amazing experience at Soto-South! Sushi was perfection and the presentation was top notch. Very innovative twists on traditional flavors. The service was impeccable and the waitstaff was incredibly knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Food was amazing!! Such a great dinner, service was amazing and great wine and sake. We will definitely be back!
It was outstanding similar experience to Uchi and similar prices too.
Just order All the dishes with Salmon -- Everyone is absolutely Delicious !
Great ideas on food and japanese modern cuisine and creative flavors
Great culinary experience.
Absolutely Outstanding as always -- and there are some new additions to the menu that are spectacular -- The Seared Sake Toro is Amazing and the Brussels Sprouts with goat cheese and walnuts are Incredible
Food is on par with Uchiko
LOVE this place. This is my kind of sushi bar. Fresh and amazing nigiri flown in from Japan. Great service and ambiance.
My boyfriend and I came here for a date night with high hopes for great sushi. We left with much to be desired. Our waiter was okay, he had the menu memorized but didn’t seem to love anything in particular and his recommendations were ordinary. The portions of nagiri and sashimi were under portioned and over decorative is the only way I can describe it. Out of the 7 different pieces we ordered we like one and asked the waiter what it was so we could order another round but he brought us the wrong one. He knew and siding try to fix it. The edamame “sorbet”?? Was tasteless baby food. The small $30 risotto tasted like sour rice a Roni flavoring. Our bill was $184 dollars with just two glasses of wine. We left hungry and enjoyed the food at the drafthouse next door more than our meal. Truly a disappointment as we wanted to love this place and it became a $300 date night as we ate dinner at the movies post what was essentially appetizers at Soto. We eat sushi in Austin often and this was hipster overpriced sushi.
Everything was delicious and great quality. We were here for the weekend and it did not disappoint!
Everything was amazing! Love this place.
This is the best sushi restaurant in Austin and I love Uchi, but this is better
We went there for our anniversary. It was a fantastic meal with great service. We appreciated the sushi-counter seating for our omakase. Being able to talk to the sushi chef to provide your feedback and communicate directly to the chef led to our evening being one of a kind.
The food here is delicious. The service pleasant and professional. A very nice high-end dining experience.
Had a wonderful time with my boyfriend, loved how attentive amd joyful our waiter was. Can't wait to come again!
Very good Sushi
This was our first visit to Soto and it was fantastic. We will certainly be back. We actually wanted to come here because we saw they had Hitachino Nest’s Yuzu Lager, not because we had heard much about their sushi. We were blown away but how good everything was. The quality and freshness of the fish was by far the best we have experienced in Austin.
Amazing food. One of the better meals I’ve had in Austin. It won’t be cheap but it will be worth it
Had the Omakase. Chef Andy’s preparation of 18 courses was outstanding. Each dish better than the previous. Truly one of the greatest Omakase meals of all time
The food and service was amazing! That being said, approaching further into the evening our omakase meal which I felt needed a more calm environment ended up getting overwhelmed with large loud parties. It really took away from the meal and wait times drastically changed from frequent assistance to nearly none for stretches of time. I still scored 5 stars because I had an amazing meal and our waiters were awesome, but if the room fills up, get ready for your food descriptions to be screamed to you. It was just loud.