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17 N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292-3413
336-238-5733
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Pleasant and Tasty Experience

Another restaurant in uptown Lexington was closed and we decided to try Shoto Japanese Steakhouse. We were very pleased with the atmosphere, the old-timey booths, quality of service and food. We will certainly dine there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
ncgritsgirl
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Lexington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Lexington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Another restaurant in uptown Lexington was closed and we decided to try Shoto Japanese Steakhouse. We were very pleased with the atmosphere, the old-timey booths, quality of service and food. We will certainly dine there again.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The bar is amazing! Love that they have someone who understands how to mix drinks. It's not about using a mix from a bottle, it's about really knowing the old timey bar tending skills.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food is awesome and extremely customizable, so even the pickiest eaters can find something. Don't skip out on the Chicken and Cheese Egg rolls, they are to die for. If your there on a weekend don't forget to visit Jimmy in the bar to drink some of the best drinks in Lexington. He is an amazing bartender with a... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was not impressed with this Japanese establishment. I am more accustom to seeing my food prepared in front of me and this was not the style. I like that interaction and felt somewhat robbed.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is Lexington, not Charlotte or Greensboro with high end Japanese restaurants. What this restaurant does offer is a really good dinner with many food selections. Plus, the owner is friendly, sincere and tries to make everyone feel welcome and appreciative of their dining experience. The cost is very moderate and the preparation and style of Japanese food is really... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Giving the standards of the city (there're just a very few other places besides the regular fast foods), not a surprise for such good reviews. The first "Japanese" restaurant without a miso soup I've ever experienced. It is half southern deep fried food. The famous "roof bar" is a 7 barstools little corner (with alcohol, yes).

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Lexington, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I decided to give Shoto a try and that won't happen again. The waitress was new, which is fine, but she was poorly trained. When I asked about one of the sauces, she replied she "didn't know." She didn't offer to find out, either. I ordered a Budweiser and was brought a Bud Light. My wife ordered... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

If you would like to spend a Saturday afternoon in Americana, come to Lexington NC and stroll down main street. The old architecture and the scenery is very quaint and enjoyable for this little town. When you get hungry, stop in at Shoto Japanese Steak House. This is what we Southerners call a "hole in the wall" restaurant. It isn't... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My family eats there about once a week. There are plenty of choices on the menu. I personally love the Teriyaki Chicken with broccoli, carrots and noodles. All of their main dishes come with soup or salad. Plenty of food on the plate, I have never left hungry. Prices are very reasonable. Staff is friendly and very accommodating.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

This is disappointing for local food. There is a Hwy 8 location near HRL that is no longer affiliated with this one. It is much better. Don't waste your money!

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Additional Information about Shoto Japanese Steakhouse

Address: 17 N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292-3413
Phone Number: 336-238-5733
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292-3413
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 336-238-5733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 13
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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