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Sono Japanese Restaurant

Level 2, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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Ranked #7 of 3,008 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $80
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The perfect place for a celebration dinner. The staff were polite & helpful. The view was superb & the food was delicious. Atmosphere within the restaurant was serene & a perfect place for a celebration. Worthwhile :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Read the reviews and thought it sounded like a decent place for some good Japanese food. I was not impressed. First of all the place smelled like disinfectant as soon as I stepped into the entrance. The sushi bar was dank and uninspired. The service though admittedly friendly was so slow. After the meal was over I waited for 20... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has a great atmosphere and authentic feel. The staff are Japanese and the food was fantastic. It is a bit on the pricey side but it is worth every penny. Best Japanese food I've had in Brisbane.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Authentic atmosphere, combined with great service and wonderful food beautifully presented. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Try one of the private rooms for a never to be forgotten experience.

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Mackay, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was one of the most beautiful places I have ever eaten at. Food was very 'French Japanese' rather than purist traditional; service was amazing - but so was the bill! Had a private room that was lovely, but hot with a view of people boarding the cruise ships. Definitely a 'very special occasion' place.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh Food, excellent service, it is worthwhile the price you paid. Next time I would like to sit the table next to the window.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Very good Sushi platters great service, tried a few sake and have decided its not for me ! Will go again !

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We came here for the lunch bento set. We ordered the tempura set and the shabu shabu set. The serving was adequate and the taste was nice. Service was great. The decor and the view was also fantastic. Will be back again.

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had teppanyaki and it was amazing. Yes, a little on the expensive side, but definitely worth it. I have been to quite a few teppanyaki restaurants and while some were great, the noise level is always loud. This was perfect. We could talk to others at our table and be heard. The chef did a few 'tricks' which he... More

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Welcome is indeed the wonderful ettiquette expressed when entering Sono Japanese Restaurant in Brisbane, QLD...the staff - Japanese (some Chinese) all Japanese speaking - are indeed well trained, discreetly courteous when extending hospitality during meal service - the standard quality, quantity is as one receives in a well recommened Japanese Restaurant in Japan, LA or HNL from my own experience...... More

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