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Reviewed January 31, 2016

We have been to Soya frequently over the last 10 years. I have never been disappointed. This is a small family oriented quaint restaurant in Midlothian. It is very convenient for lunch or dinner after shopping or a movie. This is a small friendly place...and I always feel welcomed like family. There is a small, capable and friendly staff. This is not a high end fine dining experience. Children are also welcomed. Its casual and comfortable. We live out of town, but almost each time we are in the area, will have either lunch or dinner with this great team. Was there again last evening, consistently solid experience.More

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed September 4, 2015

We went to Soya to get a fresh and healthy lunch. We had the sashimi and sushi combo lunch. It was delicious and freshly made. Just right portion size for lunch. Parking just outside. fast and friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2015
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We went here because a friend recommended it. We tried it and service was slow and our entrees were over cooked. We will not be going back, or taking advice from that friend anymore.

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live nearby this restaurant and it is our go-to place for sushi. The variety of rolls is extensive. We often stop in here before going to a movie and we mention that we need to be served and out in a short amount of...time. They always accommodate. On the other hand, if you want to relax and talk before and after dinner, they are also very accommodating. Many times we order soup, salad and an array of sushi rolls - the Midlothian Crunch is our favorite but all are very good. It can get crowded and the wait staff get overwhelmed, but if you are pleasant with them, they are pleasant in return.More

Date of visit: January 2015
Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went to dinner on a Thursday evening. Soya was busy with one waiter. Service was slow. We ordered sushi - which was good. Salad and soup were promptly served and good. The main course was very slow coming. The Filet was ordered 'rare' and...was served 'well done' ....at $26 for the entree, this was very disappointing. The chef came over and apologized but never offered to cook another meal. The 2nd entree was steak and scallops. It was ordered medium rare and it was overcooked.......and the scallops were good. Our inexperienced waiter continued to apologize for the slow service and the incorrectly cooked food. We will not return to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2014
Reviewed September 2, 2013

A quiet, quaint surprise in the middle of a busy city. This place is pretty small...but surprisingly good and fresh! The nigiri here is really fresh! The chefs do a wonderful job of keeping it preserved and fresh. Their pars must be really small but...they do a good job of serving you and giving it to you right. You can ask for fresh wasabi too! Their sides are wonderful as well. Been to a lot of sushi places but you can really taste the naturalness of their ginger sauce on the salad. The miso soup actually tastes like real miso soup, and not americanized. Didn't try to hibachi but it looked good as well from what I could tell! But the kicker was the fried ice cream. Now they wouldn't give away the secret but hmm how they made it was just the best dessert I've had in a long time!More

Date of visit: July 2013
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Fiancé and I stopped by on a rainy Friday night while visiting family in this part of town. We are so glad we did, the sushi chef at Soya did such a great job. All of our dishes were really fresh and he was so...creative. We haven't had much luck with sushi in the area before so we were blown away by how great this meal was. Other items on the menu are a tad expensive for what you get but the sushi was hands down some of the best I've had in awhile.More

Date of visit: April 2013
Reviewed September 16, 2012

After a year and a half spent looking for Yuishi--their sushi chef, we finally found him again!!! And he did not disappoint....He made my husband a couple creative rolls that he thoroughly enjoyed and my sashimi and uni nigiri was to die for!!! The uni...was cold and had a great, firm consistency, with a nice salty taste---like uni should. Yuishi is an artist in his food presentation, and always has a surprise for us....I ordered seafood udon, which was in a light, tasty broth, full of fresh vegetables and fresh seafood...We'll be back...often...:)More

Date of visit: September 2012
Reviewed August 14, 2011

Food and serif are both good. The sushi is made as ordered. The wait is minimal and friendly staff.

Reviewed August 8, 2011

There are many sushi places in the Richmond area, many of which are good, but not nearly as good as Soya. First and foremost, Soya is family owned, and this means that the attention that is given is personal. If you expect a chain restaurant...where service and food are by the book, then go elsewhere. But this will mean you lose the chance to have some of the best sushi around. Second, the quality of the fish and products used to make the sushi is some of the best I've ever had. I'm not a fan of Octopus; however, I've tried it and I must admit that if one must eat Octopus, then do so at Soya. The tuna, super white tune, and yellowtail are my picks. Third, the location is sized perfectly, and the clear focus is the sushi. One can get other food, and what I have had has been very good. Of course my focus 90% of the time is the sushi. Lastly, price. For the quality of the product, I find the price to be very good. Let's face it; if you want cheap fish, then go somewhere else, and hold your nose while you choke down some nasty tasting sushi. Good sushi is not cheap, but I've had sushi of the same price and not had nearly the same quality as you can get at Soya. If you want to save some bucks, go for the regular food, and augment it with a roll. Expect a couple to spend $50 for a nice night out with drinks. I know that I'll be back, and I hope to see you there!More

Date of visit: August 2011
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Soya Sushi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4