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Sono Japanese Restaurant

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L 1 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
Today
18:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service was good but the view was less impressive than the website implied and being located in a cinema in a business park was a bit of an anti climax!

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Tamborine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined recently and we were lucky enough to get a window seat overlooking the river at night accompanied by an unexpected fireworks display. The menu is extensive and all looked so delicious, we opted for the tasting menu and definitely were not disappointed. The seafood is some of the freshest I've tasted. The first four entree sized plates were outstanding,... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot praise the quality of the food and the excellent service of the staff enough. I wish that other patrons had the manners to respect the importance of respecting the requests of staff to please honour their wishes and not allow children to interfere with the comfort and dining experience of other paying guests. Regardless wherever Sono sources it... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined a number of times with Sono both in the city and now at the Hamilton location, I would have said that the city location was my favourite restaurant... Having now experienced the atmosphere and food at the Hamilton location this is now my officially my favourite restaurant... Lovely staff, fantastic food and great atmosphere...

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Thank Cate P
Fraser Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a regular of the Sono restaurant in the city and over the years friends have assured me that I've been missing out on the "better" version at Hamilton. After finally trying it, I can say that yes, it is excellent, but I think I love the city property more. The food is top-class, the setting is amazing (I... More 

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Thank KierenX
Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure what to expect of this place. We had a private room with friends. The food was nice and service good, although the sitting on the floor got a bit old quickly. Overall it was a good experience marred by the cost. This is not a cheap night out

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Thank Guy B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly visit this restaurant when we can't think of anywhere else downtown to go for lunch. We usually go for the bento boxes, green tea ice cream, and genmaiche tea. The food is consistently good which seems to be the exception when it comes to Japanese restaurants in Brisbane. Despite its central Brisbane location, prices are reasonable, and given... More 

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Thank Gerry G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had 2experiences just recently at Sono Portside. One for a lunch a birthday celebration and the other dinner night with a friend. We always enjoy Sono, the quiet ambience whether in a private room or in the main restaurant part. Service is always good as with the food. Finding it a bit more expensive these days, not sure if... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positioned well along the Brisbane river this is a lovely stylish restaurant to impress your guests. Service is prompt and professional and the quality of the Japanese food is very good.

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Thank Kevin R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful start to a new year when me and my husband dine at this wonderful restaurant. I have book this restaurant 2 months in advanced and the team at sono had granted our request for a window seating. It was just amazing to be able to watch the 8:30 fireworks display with unobstructed view. It was such a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 67
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655
Description
The Sono Dining Experience Japanese cuisine at its finest, modern contemporary and traditional.The freshest produce beautifully presented to tempt the most discerning palate and visual senses, complemented by an excellent international wine selection and Japanese Sake from our cellar. The tranquil surroundings with a texture featuring a mixture of wood, stone and water feature, all serve to enhance the overall lunch and dinner experience.Our Tasting Course with matching wine selection is exceptional or for a change of pace, we offer Teppanyaki, where interaction with the masterful chef is totally encouraged.With seven private Tatami rooms, some featuring audio-visual capability, SONO is ideally set up for sales presentations, birthday or engagement celebrations, or any important event. Exclusive use of the restaurant can also be arranged for cocktail parties up to 250 people With our dedicated Events Coordinator, we can accommodate all your specific needs.To enjoy an intimate dinner for two, our Japanese style seating by the window with river views is an ideal choice. We also offer Gift Cards so that the ones near and dear to you can also enjoy what Sono has to offer.Allow our friendly staff to provide you with our traditional service to make your dining experience at Sono an event to remember.Free parking is available at the Portside Wharf complex.For a dining experience like no other, let Sono Japanese Restaurant transport you to another time and place. Sono – Experience the Reality Awards2010 Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Asian Restaurant 2011 - Australian Gourmet Traveller wine awards. Awarded 2 Glasses2010 - Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards - Voted a top 10 restaurant in Brisbane

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