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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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 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, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Brisbanes Best

If you are looking for one of brisbanes best restaurants for any occasion, Sono is it. The food, the service, the atmosphere.... We went 3 times this last month because we can't get enough!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Zoe M
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Brisbane
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Brisbane
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for one of brisbanes best restaurants for any occasion, Sono is it. The food, the service, the atmosphere.... We went 3 times this last month because we can't get enough!

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of Brisbane's classy restaurants with excellent decor and ambience, overlooking Bretts wharf at Hamilton. Service and food flawless, just that being a vegetarian, would have liked to have a bit more choice than the two dishes. Great place to have formal dinners.

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Redland City, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We dined at Sono with my son and his wife along with my sons mother in law so we were a cross section of ages varying from about 28 to 65. We chose quite a cross section from the menu. Its the type of place you go for the experience. Its definitely up market with the atmosphere, décor and menu... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food and service at Sono is great. It's a lovely place. It's expensive. Not sure why our so expensive. I eat regularly at other Japanese restaurants that are as good, if not better; for a fraction of the cost. Each to their own. I've eaten at both Portside and City locations. I'd chose City over Portside.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great night out, food was terrific and well priced, comfortable surroundings, very friendly staff, great service well worth the visit,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

went all out and got the lobster... Was absolutely to die for!! Highly recommended. High quality food however you definitely get what you pay for

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Since Sono opened, it has provided a dining experience equal to any I have enjoyed. One of the amazing qualities is the ability to reproduce such a high standard on each occasion I have dined there. The food offerings are diverse and the service is superb. It is a testament to the management and staff that is the only surviving... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very typical Japanese quality dining and always packed. Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic food - always fresh and of the best quality. Try the Sake tasting - and always drink it cold.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the best Japanese experiences in Brisbane. The setting is wonderful, the staff are attentive and the food is fantastic.

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Geelong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had never been to a Japanese restaurant prior to this visit, however after this wonderful and entertaining experience it won't be the last. The food was beautifully cooked and so enjoyable. The staff were exceptionally attentive and professional, and the ambience was most relaxing with a great view of the river. The cost was reasonable for the quality of... 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 15 - 62
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?