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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 #3 of 2,920 restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $21 - $83
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
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great service and food. Bit pricey for what this tiny restaurant has to offer but if you want to impress, you will!

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Urunga, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The place stands for what its name is very strongly, and its amazing to see, that owners going for their style so much. Everything was great, meal was fantastic, service was really professional and just all in all looking forward to coming back there!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Sono at Portside is a perfect Japanese restaurant. As soon as you arrive you feel like you must be in Japan. The staff are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The menu has a tremendous range with plenty of unusual treats. The food and presentation did not disappoint. Every morsel was bursting with flavour. The food is not cheap... More

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150 reviews 150 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The quality of the food was exceptional. We ordered lots of small meals to share. The sushi, tempura and salmon tartare were to die for. Service was very good. It is more pricey but perfect for a special occasion. Loved sitting at a traditional Japanese style table. Absolutely going back! Parking can be a nightmare with eat street markets nearby... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Just everything about Sono you will not find better. The staff, the food, the Japanese wines, the location, the ambience, EVERYTHING here is to die for! Front counter staff even went above & beyond to find where we could purchase Japanese wines. Thank you SONO 8-)

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's a great locale, traditional and modern seating, good traditional service and the food is always great. Great pre movies or for a business lunch.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I love this restaurant the staff are amazing and the food is even better than amazing. We celebrate all our special occasions here. Soft shell crab, pork belly, black cod, scallop sushi, salmon and on and on. It is our favourite restaurant and well worth the visit. They have a sushi bar, tepinarki bar, western tables and tables like you... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very good to excellent. Only comment is that it is a large restaurant so not the best choice for those looking for a romantic setting

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

an excellent place to try authentic Japanese cuisine. They also have a good selection of sake and Japanese single malts.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to check out the venue for a birthday celebration in the future. The food choices are extensive and we chose the tasting menu. We weren't sure what to expect but were very happy with the presentation and flavours of the food. The service was excellent and we would recommend highly for a couples dinner and very suitable for... More

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