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Shoto Japanese Steakhouse

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17 N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292-3413
+1 336-238-5733
Today
11:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Lexington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The service is fast, the establishment is clean the prices are reasonable and the food is plentiful and delicious! If you have time, make sure you visit Jimmy's place on the second floor - he is an old time "mixologist" that takes you back to Mad Men days when Happy Hour wasn't an option but a daily event! Try a... More 

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Thomasville, NC
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I've eaten at big name steakhouses and airport quick serves and few can hold a candle to the uniqueness of this small gem. While lacking options for sushi, the menu is packed with standard and unusual hibachi style options that you can mix and match to create a unique Asian-American flavor experience. The prices are good and the portion sizes... More 

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Trinity, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I'm going to be completely honest this is in my home town and I love it more and more Everytime I eat and go upstairs to jammies bar . I had general tso chicken and mixed vegetables and lo mein noodles it was 12 dollars with out tip and I love it the chicken was crispy and very favorable Daniel... More 

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Thank Dale E
Lexington, North Carolina
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

amazing bartender...is that really even the right word...maybe cocktail wizard would be better. The food is fair, the service is great.

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Thank Heather P
Lexington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Jimmy the Bartender is a true artist. Just tell him to surprise you and he will not disappoint with an original creation. Food and service are great. Firecracker shrimp is excellent, as are the chicken cheese egg rolls.

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Thank apriljoeysmom
Lexington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great little place on Main St and one of the few that stays open on weekends! Portions are generous. Chicken Terr. with pineapple is my favorite! Also offers take-out.

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Lexington, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Another restaurant in uptown Lexington was closed and we decided to try Shoto Japanese Steakhouse. We were very pleased with the atmosphere, the old-timey booths, quality of service and food. We will certainly dine there again.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

The bar is amazing! Love that they have someone who understands how to mix drinks. It's not about using a mix from a bottle, it's about really knowing the old timey bar tending skills.

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Thank Heather P
Lexington, North Carolina
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

The food is awesome and extremely customizable, so even the pickiest eaters can find something. Don't skip out on the Chicken and Cheese Egg rolls, they are to die for. If your there on a weekend don't forget to visit Jimmy in the bar to drink some of the best drinks in Lexington. He is an amazing bartender with a... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

I was not impressed with this Japanese establishment. I am more accustom to seeing my food prepared in front of me and this was not the style. I like that interaction and felt somewhat robbed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Japanese, Steakhouse, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292-3413
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-238-5733

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?