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Sono Japanese Restaurant

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Level 1, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Sono Dining Experience Japanese cuisine at its finest, modern...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Japanese cuisine in Brisbane!

Impeccable service from the get go, beautiful surroundings and the food is just beautiful, authentic Japanese food. Fresh sashimi!! I've spent at least 3 birthday celebrations in Sono and they've all been perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Emerylle
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Impeccable service from the get go, beautiful surroundings and the food is just beautiful, authentic Japanese food. Fresh sashimi!! I've spent at least 3 birthday celebrations in Sono and they've all been perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited Sono recently with my dad, as I had come up to Brisbane to see him. Me being half Japanese, was very keen for a real Japanese meal, and that, I semi got. Sono was a good restaurant, key word not being GREAT. The food was good, but I felt like I was not getting my- or my dad's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk through the doors it feels like you are in Japan. The staff lead you to your table where it feels like you are in their land by following traditional customs. We selected the tasting menu with matching sake and wine. From the first course each dish was treated like royalty. It was delivered to the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Sono Restaurant is tucked away from the bustling Queen Street Mall on the second floor building close to Edward Street. You can miss the restaurant if you are not careful. I have been to Sono a couple of times now and have always been impressed with the service. Lunch time is normally busy and I recommend the Bento Boxes.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A group of 8 came here and after I somehow managed to squeeze myself under the Japanese table (not the fault of the restaurant mind you), we thoroughly enjoyed a huge banquet. We chose the larger of the two banquets and washed it down with sake and beer, The quality of the food was consistently very good across all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was looking for a Japanese restaurant for lunch and was recommended Sono. Easily located on the second floor and opted for the regular table... might try the Japanese style tables next time. Had a bento but it allowed you to chose the mains. Interesting so i opted for the mackerel. My colleague had the fried beef. Took about 20 min... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Have been here just recently for my birthday dinner. I love everything about the restaurant. If you are able to get the seating next to the window, its wonderful. I love how its a sit on the floor style, but don't worry, underneath the table its hollow so you are not crossed legged the whole way through dinner. Service is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place really is the best Japanese in town by far!! Great food, staff and location we really loved it here and cant wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tried sono for the first time a few days ago for our anniversary. The staff there was very friendly and service was great! We did have to prder quite a few dishes to get full though. Forgot the exact names but we ordered: sashimi large size, salmon belly sashimi, edamame, the prawn with avacado and udon with a bottle of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Visited twice this week. The first visit we tried the otoro sashimi - fatty tuna belly - a taste sensation like no other I've had before. The rest of our meal selections were quite OK, but not special. We returned with an international visitor last night. Reordered the otoro - OMG! Again! Plus we tried the Alpine salmon sashimi -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level 1, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 64
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions

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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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