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“A must!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Soto

Soto
Ranked #1,759 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: West Village
Cross street: Between West 4th Street & Washington Place
Transit: A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street. #1 train to Christopher Steet.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A must!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

The Best Place For japanese All over the world.
Fabulous dinner.
5 dishes every one is better than the one before.
quite expensive but truly worth nearly every penny.
their only problem is the service, not good but not the best one. in a place like this i would expect the waiter to know exactly what on every dish, also the sushi chef is talking angry and loud sometimes so its kind of distracts me from the amazing relaxing atmosphere and the perfect food.
the food is special and unique.. all perfect i gave the food 5 stars!
i ordered (from to best to a little bit less from best)
lobster sashimi - even the seaweed salad its perfect/
tuna tar tare - amazing' i almost cried from joy!! to die for!
steamed lobster and uni mousse - beautiful plate... the best uni i had.
dobin mushi soup - unique and tast. perfectly cooked shrimp & fluke.
uni ika roll - wonderful sushi rice, best quality uni, but too much for me...
the decoration is minimalistic and amazing.. the music is relaxing and it feels very high-end, i wish the chef was a little bit more quiet and the service to be better.
also they have only one restroom haha =]

wonderful night i had, it is a place everyone must go when in manhattan.
i know i would.

  • Visited December 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tiny overpriced portions”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Taste was good and presentation was excellent but high price and tiny portions makes Soto a horrible value. Would not be back.

  • Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Arrogent, rude, unpleasent chef, and inconsistent food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have never been to a restaurant where the chef was yelling at his staff, sneered at his clients, and was impolite. Yes, the food is better then average, but at what price? We paid about $200/ head. However the nasty after taste of the experience still provails. Chefs do more then just prepare food, they are hosts/ embassedors of the dining experience. This chef is just plain nasty. It is amazing to see how someone can act so poorly to their clients, and staff. Yes he is rude, and yes it is not just a case of a one time event. He has absolutely no social skills. This is a sad example of pure arrogance, and lack of hospitality. I dont care how good, or bad the food could be. If the experience leaves a bad taste in your mouth, why even bother.

  • Visited October 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Best tuna tartar ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Went to Soto without knowing what to expect (restaurant was booked by friend) and it was definitely a treat. While the full Omakase menu might be quite pricey, you can eat à la carte for a fairly reasonable price.

I would return even if just for the tuna tartare which is simply amazing!

The minus point would be the atmosphere... It is very simple, not really cosy nor romantic.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank CeciliaGeneva
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Maryland - USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cannot imagine a better dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Omikase is not to be missed. Each dish was consistently amazing and full of surprises! A culinary experience!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank powlmeister
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