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Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (110 reviews)
“bento box” (42 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
1. Brisbane's Freshest Sashimi
" The food was sensational, especially the salmon sashimi."
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2. Exciting Teppanyaki
"Our favourite Teppanyaki bar just got better"
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3. Amazing Views
"You have a beautiful view over the Brisbane River"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love Japanese food, not sushi train but real Japanese cuisine and this it's Japanese at it's finest. When done well is always a more expensive meal making it more special occasion rather than an every day affair and this restaurant personifies this. Attention to...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Celebrating a special occasion we again chose Sono Japanese at Hamilton. From the first greeting to the farewell Sono delivers gracious impeccable service - so helpful and polite it makes you feel super special. Then there is the food - super fresh, beautifully presented and...More

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly Sono manages to contain almost all different types of Japanese dining in one big restaurant, you have a sushi bar section, teppanyaki section, regular dining section and the traditional seating section. All of this while maintaining and exceeding food and service standards, on top...More

Thank Adrian L
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good afternoon Adrian. Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're so glad you enjoyed your teppanyaki experience and we hope to welcome you to Sono again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prices are high, but you’re paying for a great experience. The food’s delicious, good view, superb ambience. Very much a Japanese dining experience to be savoured.

Thank tatsumaki_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely private traditional style dining rooms - Great for medium sized group. We enjoyed a set menu for a 35th birthday - lovely quality and service.

Thank brookeeee79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend Sono enough if you are a fan of quality Japanese food. The teppanyaki chefs are really talented and entertaining. Very impressive wine list too

Thank JasmineASmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just ate at Sono Portside for the first time last night and it won't be the last! Having lived in Japan for four years I often struggle to find authentic Japanese that instantly transports you the moment each delicious morsel hits your tongue. Sono ticked...More

Thank granso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have eaten here on many occasions with both small and large groups and the food and service has always been second to none.

Thank MOiercy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to enjoy a meal as a couple, with family or with friends. I have dined here several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the food delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in a booth which was really comfy by the window with great views of the river. We are far too much but couldn't stop because the food was so delicious. Fantastic for share plates and sake pairing awesome.

Thank Vanessa K
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Victoria N
16 July 2017|
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Response from Sono R | Property representative |
Hi Victoria. Yes, you can purchase gift vouchers to Sono. You can either purchase them in-store, otherwise on our website. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 70
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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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 – Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Japanese Restaurant 2017 & 2016
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