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Soto Japanese Garden Restaurant - CLOSED

13 St Marys Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-360 0021
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
20 Jun 2014
“Gone with the wind”
4 Apr 2014
“Simply awesome and felt at home”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Spanish, Vegan Options
13 St Marys Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

After last renovation something went terribly wrong. When the food arrived I was very surprised. The new menu didn't do any good. I couldn't understand what happened to portions - they kind of shrank and the presentation was poor despite of putting prices up. Taste...More

Thank NZKaterina
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place is def a must visit and must return. It gives all the other Japanese posh places a run for their money. So so good. All the options were so fresh.

Thank Shaun T
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is an excellent japanese restaurant, fresh sushi, well made tempura, great selection of sake. The ambiance is relaxed but elegant, and very calming. Good service too.

Thank Viajeraferoz
Reviewed 23 March 2014

You cant go wrong at Soto. As novices with Japanese food we selected a fixed menu - $55pp - plus our wine @ $50. A fantastic investment it turned out to be. Prompt and courteous service. Delectable flavours. And the waitress was nice to look...More

Thank Andy1025
Reviewed 2 March 2014

A very nice way to test the modern Japanese cooking by sharing plates. Good wine recommendations and friendly service.

Thank GlobetrottersSweden
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Dining on a busy night is always a good test of a restaurant - this Japanese restaurant is very popular & it was Valentines Day so we were lucky to secure a booking. It was a set menu, and the food was superb. We did...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Some of the best Japanese food I have ever eaten. Beef Tataki was fantastic as was the Yellowfin Tuna. Great range of Sake.

Thank MJ_Dan68
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We went for lunch, my friend ordered the Teriyaki Chicken Donburi and I had the lunch special (platter 2 selections - Teriyaki & Karaage), everything was just delicious and the portions filling, my friend couldn't finish the Donburi. The service is excellent, décor is very...More

Thank Kori_8
Reviewed 30 November 2013

• In Ponsonby, a nice neighbourhood with many restaurants and bars. Nice modern and cozy decor. • Friendly staff, they really do their best to accommodate you. • Excellent food, in particular the beetroot Carpaccio was outstanding! Most dishes are meant to be shared (Izakaya...More

Thank TandTSwitzerland
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Our hotel recommended this stylish yet unpretentious Japanese restaurant, situated in a very cute area of town. We were welcomed and seated in a very clean and artistically put together room. It was a bit loud but not overly so. We decided to graze and...More

Thank Martikafo
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 St Marys Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-360 0021
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