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“Birthday Treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sono Japanese Restaurant

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Level 1, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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Ranked #3 of 3,283 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $70
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Sono Dining Experience Japanese cuisine at its finest, modern contemporary and traditional.The freshest produce beautifully presented to tempt the most discerning palate and visual senses, complemented by an excellent international wine selection and Japanese Sake from our cellar. The tranquil surroundings with a texture featuring a mixture of wood, stone and water feature, all serve to enhance the overall lunch and dinner experience.Our Tasting Course with matching wine selection is exceptional or for a change of pace, we offer Teppanyaki, where interaction with the masterful chef is totally encouraged.With seven private Tatami rooms, some featuring audio-visual capability, SONO is ideally set up for sales presentations, birthday or engagement celebrations, or any important event. Exclusive use of the restaurant can also be arranged for cocktail parties up to 250 people With our dedicated Events Coordinator, we can accommodate all your specific needs.To enjoy an intimate dinner for two, our Japanese style seating by the window with river views is an ideal choice. We also offer Gift Cards so that the ones near and dear to you can also enjoy what Sono has to offer.Allow our friendly staff to provide you with our traditional service to make your dining experience at Sono an event to remember.Free parking is available at the Portside Wharf complex.For a dining experience like no other, let Sono Japanese Restaurant transport you to another time and place. Sono – Experience the Reality Awards2010 Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Asian Restaurant 2011 - Australian Gourmet Traveller wine awards. Awarded 2 Glasses2010 - Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards - Voted a top 10 restaurant in Brisbane
Brisbane, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Birthday Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

This is my daughter and her husband's favourite restaurant. We had dinner here on Tuesday night for her birthday and it was amazing, great food and excellent service. Fantastic venue.

Visited April 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A little over priced but otherwise, fantastic! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great service and food. Bit pricey for what this tiny restaurant has to offer but if you want to impress, you will!

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Urunga, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Will be back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The place stands for what its name is very strongly, and its amazing to see, that owners going for their style so much. Everything was great, meal was fantastic, service was really professional and just all in all looking forward to coming back there!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Superb Japanese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Sono at Portside is a perfect Japanese restaurant. As soon as you arrive you feel like you must be in Japan. The staff are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The menu has a tremendous range with plenty of unusual treats. The food and presentation did not disappoint. Every morsel was bursting with flavour. The food is not cheap but the Bento Box my wife got was great value. The Dendy Cinema is next door and would fill an ideal evening. The only downside can be the difficult parking.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The quality of the food was exceptional. We ordered lots of small meals to share. The sushi, tempura and salmon tartare were to die for. Service was very good. It is more pricey but perfect for a special occasion. Loved sitting at a traditional Japanese style table. Absolutely going back! Parking can be a nightmare with eat street markets nearby so keep that in mind. We parked underneath with no problems

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