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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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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 275
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Incredibly good and genuine

So good and everything genuine. Can confirm all the positive comments of other clients for the food, the host and even the clients themselves. Please do not change.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Gary T
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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421 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

So good and everything genuine. Can confirm all the positive comments of other clients for the food, the host and even the clients themselves. Please do not change.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Fabulous lunch cooked by, Warren, our friendly and talented chef who took the time to explain his cooking style and choice of ingredients. Fresh produce, excellent presentation and tasted delicious. We had the Tepanyaki menu which was very good value. Will definitely be back!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

When we entered, I took one look at the table and thought there was no way my 70 year old arthritic knees would handle the low table, but the floor was lowered, so even I could sit comfortably, though getting ourt was tricky. We had our own waitress dressed traditionally and the food was unbelievable. My host knew his Sake... More 

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Carnarvon, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Everything we ordered was delicious. Authentic, fresh, perfect! Feel lucky to have eaten here. Reasonable prices for amazing food 😄

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love Japanese food. Great news, the quality of the food easily lives up to expectation. I think it is always a good sign when there are plenty of Japanese people who were eating there too. This is a restaurant and you are definitely paying restaurant pricing but the quality definitely justifies the price tag. I will be back next... More 

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Albury, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Excellent and attentive service in great location with good quality Japanese food. That's about it. What more can I say?

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Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visit Sono regularly and enjoy the Staff, Atmosphere and Food. The price is realistic in todays world. We appreciate the extra attention you are given from hello to the goodbye.

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have visited many times. The food is consistently very good. The prices other than the Monday- Friday lunch specials are extremely high.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While visiting our nephew in Raleigh, they took us to Sono Japanese restaurant. The array of rolls was amazing. The sushi was incredibly fresh.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Sono has been around for a while now, The food here is consistently good. We experimented from the menu rather than do the tasting menu as we all had different tastes. The restaurant is family and group friendly. Parking is a bit of an issue on Friday and Saturday nights because the the area.

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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 - 69
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?