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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#59 of 1,259 Restaurants in Raleigh
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319 Fayetteville Street #101, Raleigh, NC 27601 (E. Davie St.)
+1 919-521-5328
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5:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great sushi and service

Great quality sushi, sashimi and tempura. Nice service and close to the convention center. Tables are spaced nice and not squished. Pretty decor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
cbarney2003
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miami
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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miami
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great quality sushi, sashimi and tempura. Nice service and close to the convention center. Tables are spaced nice and not squished. Pretty decor.

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Central New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Nice atmosphere and really tasty food, you can't go wrong here especially if you like sushi. Order the Korean BBQ, it's fun and delicious. Once the people sitting next to you see and smell it, they'll be asking what you ordered!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Every time I am in downtown Raleigh I come to eat here. I love the atmosphere, service, and the menu. It is very fresh and extremely appetizing.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I ate at the bar and had fantastic service. The sushi tasted extremely fresh as did the seaweed salad. There were a number of inventive rolls and a very broad menu, including ramen. The wine, beer and spirits options are also diverse. I will definitely return!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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141 reviews 141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Brought my wife here for date night. Atmosphere and wait staff was excellent. We shared 3 sushi rolls, all of which were great. Definitely try the fresh wasabi options. Save room for dessert and choose on of their cheesecake options. Good variety of cocktails also. We will definitely go back.

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Saxapahaw, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went here with my husband and a large group of our friends on a Saturday night. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Service was on the slow side, but that's understandable for a group of over a dozen people. I would describe the atmosphere as trendy, but not pretentious. Be aware that both drinks and food... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Downtown location near the Capitol. Convenient to walk if staying nearby downtown. Creative sushi menu with a good variety. Full saki menu with quality choices. A bit pricier probably due to the location but good quality

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Durham, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Normally don't travel to Raleigh but Sono was a pleasant surprise. The specialty rolls were very good - Angry Tuna and Hamachi Jalapeño. VIP was not as good. We considered the 5 and 7 course chef choice but a la carte seemed like a better deal.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We loved it! Sat in the bar area, ordered dumplings. Some the best we've had, not too heavy, filling great. The pork buns were insanely good. Impeccable. We also got a Japanese noodle dish, reminded us of our visit to Hong Kong. Although familiar with Chinese_haha_ seemed very authentic to that region. Service very pleasant. Highly suggest.

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Windermere, Florida
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164 reviews 164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The sushi here is AMAZING! Came here off of the recommendation of a friend, and we are definitely glad we did! With amazing rolls from basics to their own creations like the 'screaming o', 'angry tuna', 'red bull' and many more-if you are a sushi lover you NEED to check this out! I have had sushi all over from Tokyo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 Fayetteville Street #101, Raleigh, NC 27601
    (E. Davie St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-521-5328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?