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Sono Japanese Restaurant

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39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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196 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been wanting to come here for a while & I wasn't disappointed. The service & the food were both fantastic. We ordered a large selection of starters instead of meals & everything was perfect. Clean flavours, beautifully presented & delicious. Such a treat!

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Thank Suzanne K
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was very nice and also the atmosphere, unfortunately the service not as nice !! I had 2 French guests with me one aged 18 & one 23 the restaurant would not accept the 18 year old ID but accepted the 23 yr old & they were both the same photo ID. We asked to see the Manager who... More 

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Thank cillacaton
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there a number of times over the years and this place never fails in wonderfully presented and great tasting Japanese food. Outstanding service that never is intrusive. Cant ask for more.

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Thank Doris H
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upmarket Japanese. I ate the barramundi - which was exquisite, and the garden salad. Colleagues all had various sushi's. All good. Only downside was meal came out in drabs, which was unfortunate..

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1 Thank Russell T
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Russell. Thank you for taking time to leave us your thoughts. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your barramundi, we hope your colleagues also found their meals to be delicious. We're sorry the service of the meals did not flow nicely for you, I have given this feedback to our kitchen and floor staff. We hope to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anniversary dinner at Sono and we were not disappointed. Dinner was incredible. Fresh tasty vibrant and exquisite presentation. We had sashimi karrage cod and teriyaki chicken. There was not one let diwn. Staff were amazing and atmosphere was superb. Sono is not cheap bit you are definitely getting value for money.

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Thank mmpete
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my son's 18th birthday and he wanted to celebrate his family dinner at Sono. Fabulous food. Wide choice of courses. Execellent wine list. Beautifully fitted out - great decor. Teppanyaki bar. Stunning location on the water at Portside Wharf Hamilton. Easy parking. Not cheap but terrific venue for a slecial night!

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Thank Richard L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sono was a lovely dining experience where traditional food and service was in abundance. I could not fault the experience both visual and gastronomic with an atmosphere that made you feel like you were in Japan

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Thank Neda N
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just brilliant. Brisbane needs more authentic quality restaurants. Fine Japanese with the delicacies done at its best. Plus Saki

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Thank Tony C
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While sono is expensive it feels totally worth it! The food and wine are delicious and you won't find better service anywhere!

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Thank rebeccaboon
New Delhi, India
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good. The service is good. The staff are friendly (but not always well equipped). The ambience is nice. It's all good - but it wasn't great in any way. The prices are steep - which is ok when it all works - at Sono it didn't. Not a bad meal at all - just nothing spectacular.

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Thank Wanye M
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Wanye M. Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. We're sorry you felt the experience did not go beyond good for you. We take the feedback of our customers very seriously so if you had a moment to expand on how the meal, service and staff could have been improved this information would be very helpful.... 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$ 17 - US$ 68
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, 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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