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Sono Japanese Restaurant

Level 1, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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Ranked #2 of 3,176 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $70
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
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
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queensland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Fabulous atmosphere and excellent Japanese food but pricey especially the better quality Saki. A special occasion restaurant. Must book and must be on time. Unfortunately due to the popularity of this restaurant not a very romantic location but great with a group.

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Brisbane, Australia
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221 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Came here to Portside Sono Restaurant because I'd read about how good their Tepanyaki is. First impressions walking in - what a beautiful restaurant. The decor is just lovely, classy and understated. Was a pity we booked Tepanyaki because I think a table by the window would be lovely. There was just two of us and when we arrived for... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have dined here on multiple occasions over the past few years. The quality of the food, presentation and service is outstanding. Yes, it is reasonably pricey but we always leave feeling we have had value for money. I could honestly say, the best Japanese food I have ever eaten outside of Japan. A must for serious Japanese cuisine lovers.

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brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Its a big call but Sono would be our favourite fine dinning restaurant in Brisbane. The consistancy, flavours, service and overall experience keeps us coming back. If you can, ring ahead and get a private dining space, it doesn't cost extra and makes the whole experience that much better. I would like to clarify that Sono has 2 locations.. the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great tasting menu with Sake to match. The staff were lovely and the food and sake timing was excellent. We went to the Portside restaurant. Enjoyed it

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Brisbane, Australia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Chose to eat here as our colleague loves Japanese food. Heard great things and I have to say the food was nice, but not outstanding really and I'm not convinced that it's really VFM. The settings ok, ambience good and we found service polite but slow to be honest. I also felt that at 9.30 it became clear they wanted... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

By far my favorite restaurant in Brisbane. Great atmosphere, great food and great customer service. It has a wide range of meal options that make it very affordable, while also providing a plethora of exotic indulgences for those who want to spoil themselves.

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Sydney, Australia
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Ambiance is nothing short of great. The whole dining experience is just sublime. Food, service, decor and price is all top notch. We've visited twice and it lived up the first experience and then some, second time around. We will definitely return again & again. Tip: reserve a booth table.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I ate at Sono for the first time with a friend. We booked in advance, which though not necessary for our mid-week booking, was worthwhile as the restaurant was still fairly busy. Sono is located upstairs at the Portside Hamilton complex, with elevator access for diners requiring special mobility access. The restaurant is designed with restrained elegance throughout, from the... More 

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Redcliffe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have visited Sono dozens of times and it never fails to impress, the efficient friendly staff, exceptional food and wonderful ambience make it one of our favourite destinations. The bento boxes are good value for a selection of dishes, outstanding quality sashimi, the best in Brisbane.

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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 - 70
Cuisine: Japanese

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