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Sono Japanese Restaurant

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Level 1, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: The Sono Dining Experience Japanese cuisine at its finest, modern...
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
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    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great tepanyaki

My second visit here, first time tepanyaki. Surprisingly busy for a Tuesdat night. Brilliant tepanyaki! We were very impressed with the service particularly because some of the people at our tepanyaki bar arrived late so the chef was able to start our meals and manage each couples service of meals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hotelle11
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My second visit here, first time tepanyaki. Surprisingly busy for a Tuesdat night. Brilliant tepanyaki! We were very impressed with the service particularly because some of the people at our tepanyaki bar arrived late so the chef was able to start our meals and manage each couples service of meals at different times.

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Thank Hotelle11
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food, good menu, authentic Japanese cuisine, well trained staff giving great recommendations. Fantastic service and experience. Highly recommended if seeking fine dinning for special occasion!

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Thank Darina R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tried for a walk in table early on Friday on the off chance. Recommended by my google maps app as staying nearby. Managed to accomodate us but only a table for 90 mins which was fine. Service attentive and efficient (I love the kimonos) food fabulous, fresh and cooked perfectly. Would definitely recommend, don't forget to book!!

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Thank ChChDoc
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good Japanese food ,great location and good service ! Easy taxi service or plenty of parking . Every time we have been there it was busy and turning people away . Must book !

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Thank Lawrie D
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no doubt that the quality and authenticity of the food at Sono is very good, as is the Saki menu and the attentive service, however this pleasant (and shoes on) experience for dinner comes at a price. Private rooms can be booked for small groups (we have particularly enjoyed this option in the past), with the standard seating... More 

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Thank Robert G
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was very yummy from the ente, main meal to the dessert. For entree we had a few different things, main I had Salmon to die for and dessert was great too.

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Thank Sharon C
Brisbane Region, Australia
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love this place. The first time we went we had the tasting menu and we left very satisfied. the Quality of the food was second to none. Our Children (4 &6) were welcomed with open arms and they enjoyed their meals also. Certainly worth the money

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Thank 995penny
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've eaten several times at Sono and have always found the food and service to be second to none! All facets of their food presentation, flavour and delivery from Sashimi to Tepan are faultless.

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Thank 52malcolmm
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot fault the teppanyaki bar for a quality meal and a night full of fun! I always continue to go back here and always leave satisfied!

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Thank Lauren W
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Faultless service, extremely high quality food & an extensive exciting menu, magic wine list. The venue is riverside so a stunning view adds to the totally delightful expereince.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Level 1, 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 63
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

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
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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