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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Great night out.

We visited Sono last Sunday night. Eventhough it was busy with other dinner, the service was prompt & very good. The food was fresh and very tasty. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Cathy C
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Sono last Sunday night. Eventhough it was busy with other dinner, the service was prompt & very good. The food was fresh and very tasty. Would definitely return to this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great position and the parking is good. The restaurant has a beautiful ambience. Great variety on the menu. The staff are mainly Japanese who are so friendly. Some of our meals where nice but I had a prawn dish which absolutely blew us away with the taste sensations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sono Hamilton is a top Japanese restaurant. Food simply amazing, service excellent. Very good wine selection. Teppanyaki also the best we have ever experienced. Parking at Portside can be very difficult.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We sat on the window overlooking the water in a westernised version of the Japanese style of sitting on the floor. Well done and very comfortable. The food and the service were excellent. Would recommend ordering separate small courses to get a good appreciation for the various types and styles served.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a large group and decided to have a private room. It has a minimum spend but with a large group it is well worth it. Food was fantastic and no one was disappointed. Traditional seating is a nice feature. Will 100% go back again. It isn't the cheapest food however it is well worth it in my opinion.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have never left here disappointed. The sashimi is great, try the fatty tuna my favourite. You get what you pay for and this place is worth every cent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 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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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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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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