Soto South Lamar

2 ratings
$$$ • Japanese Restaurant
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
1100 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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Celiac

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No Gf menu or markings on menu, but they are knowledgeable and can modify most items to make them GF if they are not already. They cannot offer tempura or fried items, so menu items that have non separable fried components are off limits. They said sometimes it’s possible to fill the frier with fresh oil to make GF, but generally they can’t have that option available for sure. We had a few rolls, White Tiger, crunchy salmon without tempura flakes, and waygu surf and turf, and some nigiri pieces. Everything was top notch, though surf and turf didn‘t live up to the price, a bit to salty meaty for us. They have tamari (GF soy). Tequila signature cocktails were very good, esp Earth and Honey.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All marinades and sauces are gluten free by nature so they are able to modify EVERYTHING on the menu to be gluten free (besides the gyozas). Kitchen and staff are extremely knowledgeable and they have a dedicated fryer they use for gluten free sushi toppings!

Literally everything but the gyozas is either already gluten free or can be modified to be gluten free! They were so knowledgeable that I decided to trust them with an 18 course omakase. One of the best meals of my life and they absolutely took care of every single dish to make sure it was not only completely gluten free but delicious as well!

Soto was absolutely INCREDIBLE! We stumbled upon it after seeing online they could accommodate gluten free items as I have celiac disease. After a cocktail and their delicious hamachi appetizer (where they fried the jalapeños with gf flour & in a separate fryer), we decided they were so delicious and cautious with gluten that we would try their omakase.

My husband and I go to omakase in New York so we love to trust the chef and oh boy Soto did not disappoint! Some of the courses we had were uni with quail egg served in a wine glass, salmon roasting on an open coffee bean fire, wagyu cooked at the table, chocolate foie gras with 8 year old sake, and many more - there were 18 courses!! Chef Andy came out to personally meet us and sent out sake and a gluten free dessert. Each waiter was incredibly friendly (Billy really took care of us!) and everything was super clean for COVID.

We are only visiting yet we have already decided we will be back! It’s not too often that as a celiac you can fully trust a sushi restaurant so the fact that they were able to modify everything to be gluten free without taking away from any of the flavors was incredible. 1000/10 recommend trying out Soto and especially their omakase for the quantity and quality of food you get with the price!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Asian
  • Japanese
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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