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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 #4 of 2,980 restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $84
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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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Second visit - we had some little people and a cake - they went out of their way to assist with this and our meals were just first class. Good wine list.

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We celebrated my daughter's birthday dinner at Sono and it was fantastic. We sat at a traditional style table which I wouldn't recommend if you have mobility issues or are wearing a short dress, as it is a bit tricky to get up and down elegantly (please remember to take off your shoes before sitting down as a sign of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great quality food and service. I went with 8 people and was given a private room. Had the sushi and sashimi tasting plate and the Moreton bay bug.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Everything was absolutely brilliant. Not cheap but worthwhile celebrating a special occasion. Not BYO but hey when the food is this good who cares.

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I last ate at Sono about 4 years ago and it has always been a restaurant I have remembered. The staff are great, the food selection is excellent and I highly recommend the Japanese beer on tap. The food quality is very high, and it has that touch of authenticity that really makes the place. The only thing that would... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Being a Japanese, I find it rather difficult to find Japanese restaurants that do have good food outside the country. Though the food was above average, the layout was great and wow we had such a fabulous chef at the tepanyaki table, Mr. Levi and he made the evening just great. Everybody at the tepanyaki counter became friends and certainly... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Went to Sono during the week for lunch. Lucked into beating the corporate lunch crowd. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. The food was fresh and had great flavour. The prices are slightly higher than what you would normally pay for Japanese cuisine but you defiantly get what you pay for. Highly recommended. Go early during the weekdays to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Shared a 50th birthday celebration here in their teppanyaki bar with 9 people in our group. The whole evening was fantastic from beginning to end. The teppanyaki runs two sitting (one at 6pm and the other at 8.15pm) and as we were booked for the second sitting, we started with drinks in the bar, which was lovely. From the minute... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very nice wine match with the set menu. Awesome good as usual! Great flavors and combination with dressings. Definitely a thumbs up. However, bigger serves next time

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Western Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had good time with family. I have Sakura bento and other had different bentos. I would go back to Sono restaurant again.

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