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“Good Japanese Food in an Americana Town!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shoto Japanese Steakhouse

Shoto Japanese Steakhouse
Ranked #15 of 121 Restaurants in Lexington
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good Japanese Food in an Americana Town!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 a four star restaurant nor is it a really big place. It is a great place to eat Japanese food with a terrific wait staff and a huge portion of food for a fantastic price. It is a good place to take the family. When you get finished with your meal, stop by at the main street candy store which is right next to Shotos and get your old-fashioned candy that you used to buy when you were a kid. With Shotos and Lexington, you can't go wrong. Enjoy!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Lexington, North Carolina
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very good place to eat.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2013
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Thank cluvsbeach
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Go to Hwy 8 location!!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JodieBC
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Lexington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Consistently Good Food / Reasonably Priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is our goto place for a quick meal. I wouldn't classify it as traditional Japenese cuisine, but what they serve is fresh, tasty, and extremely consistent. Their sauces are scratch made and the ingredients are fresh. They have an on-site bar and a pretty good selection of micro brews.

Whether you order chicken, steak, or seafood, you should be pleased with the portion, quality, and taste. My personal favorite is their take on bourbon chicken.

The restaurant is a bit eclectic but that only adds to it's charm. There is a bar/art gallery adjacent to the upstairs dining so if you are looking for quiet dining in the evening, I recommend you stay on the first floor.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TR4249288
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“Best place around!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great food, good prices and a wonderful staff. If you are visiting Lexington this is the place to go! If you live here you already know how good it is.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AliciaMarie00
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