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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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Today
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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 119
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
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  • 0
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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
Amazing Food and Amazing Staff

This is a MUST when in Brisbane. I cannot fault this restaurant at all. The staff is so helpful, polite and wonderful and food is just amazing. Go and see for yourself!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Kel P
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Aus
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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437 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Aus
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST when in Brisbane. I cannot fault this restaurant at all. The staff is so helpful, polite and wonderful and food is just amazing. Go and see for yourself!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

i went this restaurant with my husband today. all food was very yummy and perfect Also, service was really good too.. i love this place.. i will go there next time again.. so great..!!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is our go-to for really big celebrations. The price reflects the quality with a beautiful view, great service and delicious menu. We've repeatedly gone back for the Tasting Platters which really do give you a taste of almost everything and the staff have always been happy to advise on suitable sake accompaniments which are served with a lovely spiel... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Have been here a few times on different occasion but have always had pleasant experiences with the food and staff. If you like your japanese food to be of high quality then this is the place.

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Newport, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Dropped in for a quick lunch meeting so ordered the bento boxes for everyone..... Such a great variety and way to eat. Perfect presentation and flavours with rice and a miso soup. Not to be missed if you are at Portside in Brisbane.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

We been to sono for 10 years now. The food there is always beautiful, it is the best japanese restaurant in brisbane and service is great, our waitress Kate is very professional.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was calm, the food was authentic and beautifully presented and the staff were helpful with menu suggestions. The service was a little slow, but we were in no rush. We will be back

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Brisbane
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The first word that comes to mind when thinking about the Sono food, service, ambience and choice is WOW. My family and I visited Sono as my husband wanted to show us how great the experience is - and we were not disappointed. We were seated in our own small but lovely room & had our own waitress for the... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I have been numerous times to Sono. teppanyaki twice. One with friends and then with adult children. Both times rolled out of the place. Amazing food cooked to perfection. we have to remind ourselves to order the small package but never do. We also visited as a couple and decided order off the menu. Not being Japanese... More 

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Brisbane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While I find most Japanese restaurants in Brisbane over priced and totally lacking in authenticity , I am a fan of Sono, it is very nice, food is great and the location is very nice. It is not cheap, but it is not supposed to be.

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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
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 68
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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