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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
12:00 pm - 2:30 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: 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
Fine dining Japanese

This place is my favourite Japanese restaurant in Brisbane. I enjoy a plum wine at the bar before settling at one of the tables. Book early to get a window seat. I love the ambience here generally, including the private tatami rooms and the food is delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
AngelaBrisbane
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is my favourite Japanese restaurant in Brisbane. I enjoy a plum wine at the bar before settling at one of the tables. Book early to get a window seat. I love the ambience here generally, including the private tatami rooms and the food is delicious!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very good experience! You will not be disappointed. Food, service and atmosphere excellent. After eating at a few very disappointing Japanese restaurants in Brisbane Sono was fantastic F\from the moment we arrived until the moment we left.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went here for a family birthday. We had the banquet which was a great way to try different dishes. Quality of food was spectacular as was the volume. We had half the table on each of the banquets (cheaper and dearer) and both were worth it. We were seated in one of the rooms off the side which the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited Sono on my birthday with my boyfriend. The food was fantastic especially the soft crab salad was the best! The service was good, the staff explain all the dishes when they service them. We requested a window table, but it was too dark to see any view outside. The little disappointment was they didn't make the night special... More 

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Montville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My visits to this restaurant would now be in double figures. Have never had a bad meal here. It is a little expensive particularly on wines, however the service does match the price. Did notice a lot of trainee badges this time, more so than previously however it was a Tuesday night so I can understand the management decision here,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We didn't have reservations and decided to try this restaurant while we were walking in the area. I was with a group of friends and we decided to try the tasting menu. It originally looked like a small portion of food but the courses just kept going. By the time we got to the last 2 courses, we could barely... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you want fresh sashimi, you can't go past this place. Although it's pricey, you won't be disappointed. The service is great and produce is fresh!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I went to Sono at Hamilton with two friends and we each ordered the degustation plus an assortment of small plates to share. Each plate was delicious and beautifully presented. The sashimi was fresh. The wine list is excellent and the staff were friendly and patient. The location is nice with a river view. The only downside was that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great sushi bar with authentic Japanese food and great service. The service was professional and the sushi and sashimi was very fresh and great quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have eaten at Sono Hamilton for a number of years now and have never been disappointed. The whole experience is impressive. The restaurant is situated next to the Brisbane River, so when dining in, ask for a table overlooking the river. The service is of very high standard, with wait staff who are very knowledgeable with food and wine.... More 

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Additional Information about Sono Japanese Restaurant

Address: Level 1, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Greater Brisbane  >  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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 65
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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  >  Greater Brisbane  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 65
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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