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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#116 of 1,198 Restaurants in Raleigh
#134 of 1,309 Places to Eat 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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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    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
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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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.

Thank Helen N
Wilmington NC
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

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.

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

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.

Thank MDLMoose
Montreal, Canada
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354 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

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

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.

Thank Jaime S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant 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.

Thank prochef119
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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

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.

Thank WJayHowell
Raleigh, North Carolina
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Thank Sharon L
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Arvian

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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
5:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 am - 1:00 am
5:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?