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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#78 of 1,142 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
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fave from the past

I dined here many years ago when they were fairly new in town. Just as it was the first time, the food was fantastic. I will definitely return when in the area again. Staff was friendly and quick with our requests; we sat at the bar. Ambiance just right, music not too loud.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Robin G
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Matthews
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The staff was very friendly and attentive. The prices were reasonable for sushi. The shrimp tempura sushi roll was amazing. The pork dumplings were also very good. Definitely worth going if you like Japanese.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were worried moving from South FL to NC, we wouldn't find as perfect sushi as we had readily available in Florida. This one did not disappoint. Everything was fresh and delicious. We've already been back a second time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sushi is pretty good with a fair amount of choices. The price for lunch is very reasonable. Plan on spending the entire lunch hour as they are usually full for lunch. The service is a little slow sometimes, but the food is worth it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I work downtown and have been going here for lunch since they opened. Yes, they can be a little slow, and a few of the wait staff are questionable, but usually it's fine. I've eaten in a lot of sushi restaurants in Raleigh, and this is one of my 3 favorites. The lunch time two-rolls-for-$16 is a lot more affordable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

In honor of Father's Day, I made a reservation at this restaurant as my husband loves sushi. The ambiance was perfect for the occasion and the sushi met his expectations; he is hard to please. We will return.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

took over an hour to get food. Finally half of my order came out (expensive sashimi platter) that was poorly put together (the fish still had bones in it. I asked about the rest of my order after trying to get the unattentive waitstaff to respond to me for 15-20 minutes to find out that they were out of what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I dined here many years ago when they were fairly new in town. Just as it was the first time, the food was fantastic. I will definitely return when in the area again. Staff was friendly and quick with our requests; we sat at the bar. Ambiance just right, music not too loud.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My family eats a lot of sushi and although Sono specializes in it, this restaurant rates as average in my view. The ambiance is urban chic and fun. However, the menu is narrow (primarily sushi) and the gluten free options are very limited, particularly if you are looking for cooked sushi. Servings are small and pricey. Mura in North Hills... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went for dinner. Good food, service, and atmosphere. Needs more waiters though. Ramen, sushi platter, dumplings, tuna tartare, all very good.

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A little pricey but every penny you spend at Sono is worth it. Today is my 3rd day eating at this restaurant and each day is the same: good food quality, ambiance is decent, the service is excellent, and my overall experience eating at this restaurant exceeds my expectation. Sono will be my only place if I am craving for... More 

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Additional Information about Sono Japanese Restaurant

Address: 319 Fayetteville Street #101, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-521-5328
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 35
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
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?