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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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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
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this place but the prices were a bit above my pay grade! The food was delicious and the service was so good. We had a private room for my friend's birthday and the environment was quite trendy!

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Thank Sandra E
SonoRestaurant, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, thank you for your lovely feedback, we're so glad you enjoyed your Sono experience. Also, we do have excellent lunch offerings starting at $25, so we'd love to see you for lunch sometime. More 

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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was amazing, the restaurant interior layout and location itself is unimpressive but who cares when the food is this good! We had the 8 (or was it 10?) Course tasting menu and it was all amazing, the freshest tastiest sashimi, juciest wagyu beef and we loved the guidance we received from our waiter regarding each dish and which... More 

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Thank MrsSophia
SonoRestaurant, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello MrsSophia. Thank you for your glowing review of our food and staff, we're so glad you had the true Sono experience. We do however wish our customers to feel this from the moment they arrive, so can you please advise what of our Portside location left you feeling unimpressed? We're always looking to increase our customer experience. Thank you... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the excellent reviews for the Teppanyaki, we decided to give Sono a go. From the start, it failed to impress. Firstly, we could not get a park in the Portside precinct or the underground, I guess this is not Sono's fault but set a precedent for the evening as we were told by Sono, parking would not be... More 

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1 Thank Toje7162
SonoRestaurant, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Toje7162. We're sorry to hear your teppanyaki experience fell below your expectations. We are however pleased you enjoyed your salmon dish, and we hope to welcome you back soon to experience our à la carte menu. We will be forwarding your parking feedback onto Portside Management. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cuisine at soho was exquisite and I thoroughly enjoyed every dish that was served and the same was said by the rest of the men who ate with us. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the next experience there.

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Thank Evetsone
SonoRestaurant, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Evetsone, so glad to hear you had a fantastic Sono experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sono Japanese Restaurant has serves delicious and very refreshing foods. The salads, rice and bento boxes are served in big portions and can be shared easily between two people, the price is fair considering the portion sizes. The decor inside the restaurant is very elegant and beautiful. The staff are always friendly and service is moderate to fast.

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Thank Nessy F
SonoRestaurant, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Nessy for your kind words, we're so glad you had an exceptional Sono experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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113 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been told by colleagues that this was a great restaurant and books out due to popularity. So pleased we listened. It's a relatively small restaurant so understandably would book out quickly. Loved the atmosphere. There is normal seat seating and Japanese type seating. I had the Hacchoni - slow cooked beef in teriyaki. Absolutely delicious. My husband ordered... More 

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Thank Sue N
Thursday Island, Australia
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled out of the Dendy cinema wanting any sort of meal and found a gorgeous very authentic meal in this lovely Japanese restautant. We were seated at what looked to be low Japanese table but they were designed with Australian stiff joints in mind and had deep piys under the table for our legs to sytetch out. Maybe the... More 

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Thank Ruth S
SonoRestaurant, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth, we look forward to seeing you again shortly. More 

Sydney
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood is so fresh. Menu is full on and innovative The traditional Japanese hotpot is vey authentic and the waitstaff will help you to cook Full list of wine and drinks Dessert must try

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Thank Flora Y
Brisbane, Australia
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teppanyaki is a family favourite so to come here was a birthday treat. The food was nice, but I found the chef average and don't get me wrong I didn't expect a huge show , but yelling out happy birthday to me every 10 minutes isn't my idea of entertainment. I had the $100 option the scallops were amazing as... More 

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1 Thank Nic0le96
SonoRestaurant, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review and feedback. We are sorry you did not receive the Sono teppanyaki experience we would expect. We will be passing your feedback onto our teppanyaki team. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Sono again in the future. More 

Ipswich, Australia
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, delicious, and simply perfect. Lovely staff, amazing cocktails and the best food I have ever eaten. We had the 6 course tasting menu and it was spectacular!! Yum, yum, yum!!!!

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$16 - $67
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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
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

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