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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#49 of 1,131 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
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Went for dinner. Good food, service, and atmosphere. Needs more waiters though. Ramen, sushi platter, dumplings, tuna tartare, all very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've gone to Sono numerous times but I'm just now getting around to writing a review. I'd say that Sono is one of the better Sushi restaurants/bars I've eaten at in the Raleigh-Durham area. The sushi rolls while not 100% Japanese, as this is more of a Japanese-Carolina fusion experience, are good sized and many of them are very tasty.... More 

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miami
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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115 reviews 115 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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?