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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#74 of 1,218 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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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 1:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Awesome pan-Asian food.

Some of the best pan-Asian food I've eaten anywhere. My only quarrel with the place is that it is too noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Helen N
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy sushi but I was impressed with the variety of sushi at Sono and not surprised why it seems to be crowded most of the time. The beer selection was also a compliment to the sushi. My review of Sono is brief but please do not think I did not enjoy the food or service. I would suggest making... More 

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Thank onehart99
Cary, North Carolina
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Me, hubby and our son went here on the night of our 15th marriage anniversary. My hubby has tried this place before but I have not. This is a very good place for sushi. The presentation of food and the ambiance were both superb. I plan to go back with friends in the near future!

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Thank gnaff9093
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Some of the best pan-Asian food I've eaten anywhere. My only quarrel with the place is that it is too noisy.

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1 Thank Helen N
Wilmington NC
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114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure id rate this as high as the others on here. Good atmosphere. Nigiri is above average, rolls are average. Service is average. Nice enough and I'm not local so maybe this is good for raleigh. Not overly pricey for lunch so value is pretty good.

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Thank takenscreenname
Belle Mead, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Walked in and got a table for two right away. Had done tasty tempura and a couple of good sushi rolls. Lots of choices of rolls. Service was a bit slow, but friendly.

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Thank MDLMoose
Montreal, Canada
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381 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

They seem to have a great variety of spicy sushi rolls. I really liked the octopus and their choice of Riesling wine.

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Thank Nicq
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoying a nice night walking around downtown and decided to have sushi. We sat outside, it was a beautiful night. The service was good and the sushi was yummy. The sushi menu wasn't very large but it was interesting. I'd go back again.

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Thank Jaime S
Matthews
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank prochef119
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Angela M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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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: 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?