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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
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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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
Outstanding food and atmosphere, but you pay for it

Crazy good sushi in a fantastic environment with outstanding service. You pay a lot for it so you probably don't want to do it all the time, but it's definitely a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
duxa
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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474 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had a large table for a birthday, service was poor, the waitress could not speak english and we had to point on the menu. They still got a couple of the orders wrong. For an expensive restaurant it just wasn't good enough. This was our 2nd visit and was disappointed. The first visit was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Crazy good sushi in a fantastic environment with outstanding service. You pay a lot for it so you probably don't want to do it all the time, but it's definitely a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

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

I have been to Sono a few time. For a banquet dinner. Friday set menu lunch and tepanyaki. Every time my expectations were exceeded! The service is great and the food is amazing. It is a little pricey. But you definitely get what you pay for!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My favorite was the Udon noodle soup, I have also tried their sushi and it was very fresh and delicious. Shame it's not closer to my work or it would be our local lunch place. Prices are reasonable for for a Japanese restaurant although sometimes they can get busy so try and get there before the rush.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had Sunday lunch with friends a week ago, in a private Tatami room. The atmosphere was delightful, service attentive & polite, quality fresh sashimi, the wagyu beef lived up to expectations, tender, juicy & cooked just right to retain its moisture. The other main option was fish - it was also well received. The set lunch came with the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly , traditional Japanese decor , value set lunch great by yourself , a date or dinner with in laws.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times cause there is only a few good Asian places in CBD. Fish is fresh, but nothing more than that... Actually expecting a bit more for the price.

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

Always good for a quick and healthy business lunch. Good choice of cooked food as well as the traditional sushi and sashimi. I eat here about once every 2 months and have never been disappointed. Price is good vale for this price point.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Each time we have visited Sono the quality has been first class. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the food is absolutely delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sono has two outlets; this one is beside the cruise ship Terminal at Hamilton amongst a wide range of other restaurants from a fish & chippery upwards, the other in the city. Both are similar and we have been to both. The decor is refined, not overly Japanese but elegant. Lighting low but not dark, noise levels unobtrusive but try... 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  >  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 17 - 68
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  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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