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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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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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Not an overly big fan of Japanese but wanted to try Sono. The restaurant is in a great location at Portside. The traffic however was hideous on a Saturday night making us a little late to arrive. Staff were very attentive and it is a nice looking restaurant. It isn't a cheap night out however... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
kjens27
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Bundaberg
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not an overly big fan of Japanese but wanted to try Sono. The restaurant is in a great location at Portside. The traffic however was hideous on a Saturday night making us a little late to arrive. Staff were very attentive and it is a nice looking restaurant. It isn't a cheap night out however either.

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Thank kjens27
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Today was our third visit to Sono and we were so happy to return. The service is second to none with all staff members very attentive and authorative in their knowledge of the menu. We chose a selection of starters and entrees for a tapas style meal. All came out in the order we had selected and at appropriate intervals.... More 

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Thank Keitharina
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best Japanese meals I have ever had. Really good place. It does get pretty busy, so it's best to have reservations.

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Thank K H
Goulburn, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first time we have had Japanese and our son took us to this fantastic restaurant to experience tappenyaki. Our chef was great, the food was superb and there was just so much to eat. Well worth going out to dinner here. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Wendy N
Brisbane, Australia
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Sono (Hamilton). We went for the tasting menu, which had a wide range and number of dishes and we included the wine flight. The service was very good and the food was simply delicious. Great restaurant!

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Thank JackSpratandwife
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 5 of us went to Sono last night for a birthday celebration. We enjoyed the $88 banquet, which for some reason we were reminded of with each new dish (Next dish in $88 banquet is..), and the service was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately the thing that I will remember most is the cleaning lady coming out to... More 

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Thank Dave L
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I don't treat ourselves to night's out often so the fact that this was an awesome experience made the night all the more sweet! Fantastic service and each dish we had was to die for. We highly recommend the octopus starter served in a soy broth. Yum, yum, yum.

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Thank Emma M
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again a wonderful experience at Sono. Busy Friday evening but staff were attentive and friendly. Food as always was fresh and tasty. We love the bento lunch dishes as well. Has to be the best Japanese in Brisbane.

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Thank chrisc52_11
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a cheap eat but well worth the experience. Ask for the sunken booths by the window at the dockside restaurant. Suggest that you try a lot of different entrees and share them - be prepared to take off your shoes! The wine list is very extensive and choice of food is abundant. We will be back for sure !!

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Thank David G
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this Restaurant several times and on each occasion the food has been fresh and delicious and the service second to none. The menu selection is excellent and every course is beautifully presented. I would not hesitate to recommend this Restaurant for any occasion and celebration.

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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 - 63
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

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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