Soto- South

4.6
146 reviews
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Sushi
Art, Flavor, Sushi. Located in Lamar Union by the Alamo Draft House. Make your reservation today. Not finding a time that works for you? Give us a call 512-531-9142. Please call to reserve parties of six or more or to secure seating at the sushi bar. If you are planning on taking a ride share, please note the location of the restaurant is unit 2115, located on Lamar side of the complex.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best rissoto ever! Omg 🤤

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single dish was amazing. The fish was mouthwatering!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food is gross. Food quality is not okay for this level of prices.

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I would not return to Soto. The sushi was not very fresh.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

too expensive..no fair bill. The bill was over charged ….no make sense

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j
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. We requested the waiter make our selections and the meal was amazing.

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MW
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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F
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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GT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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MD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice new sushi restaurant on South Lamar

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A
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi. Quality on par with Uchi

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MP
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfect happy hour menu

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Too expensive, not adequate value.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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AR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 :)

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Savannah
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Such a great dinner, service was amazing and great wine and sake. We will definitely be back!

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WE
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding similar experience to Uchi and similar prices too.

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j
Austin
60 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just order All the dishes with Salmon -- Everyone is absolutely Delicious !

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ideas on food and japanese modern cuisine and creative flavors

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MV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great culinary experience.

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j
Austin
60 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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b
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is on par with Uchiko

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AS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this place. This is my kind of sushi bar. Fresh and amazing nigiri flown in from Japan. Great service and ambiance.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and great quality. We were here for the weekend and it did not disappoint!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Love this place.

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JV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best sushi restaurant in Austin and I love Uchi, but this is better

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J
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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EE
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is delicious. The service pleasant and professional. A very nice high-end dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with my boyfriend, loved how attentive amd joyful our waiter was. Can't wait to come again!

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D
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Sushi

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. One of the better meals I’ve had in Austin. It won’t be cheap but it will be worth it

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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