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Sono Japanese Restaurant

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L 1 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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6:00 pm - 9:30 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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Modern and professional setting and service - super immaculate and clean. Food is fresh and tasty - options are fairly minimal but what they do offer is of the highest quality. Would certainly recommend a romantic dinner for two or even a business meet-up.

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Thank Jordan W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Brisbane from the UK and went in search of quality sushi ... This is without doubt the most spectacular sushi establishment I have ever visited. We entertained an Australian business colleague and a four year old over the Banquet here one evening and it was top top class. We sat at the Japanese tables and ate some of... More 

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Thank klea74
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a delicious lunch on my lunch break, always wanted to try Sono out and definitelt glad i managed to get there, food was very fresh, meals come out quickly and staff are very friendly, will be back!

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Thank SeanAJ89
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely environment with excellent food and service. We tried the tasting plate each and it was sensational. A real adventure for the pallet! Each course was explained in detail and tasted so fresh. A thoroughly enjoyable night. Highly recommended!

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Thank Plugger25
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met a business acquaintance for lunch. The lunch menu is very quick but delicious. You can obviously go off the main menu too but things will take a little longer. The sashimi is great and all the items are goo. Quick efficient service and price is good for the quality.

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Thank Greg L
Samford, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A group celebration meal turned into a night to remember for us at Sono. With two under 12 and 5 adults, we sat in a personal and private Japanese style booth. Every dish served in our banquet was remarkable. For someone who does not normally source Japanese style cuisine, I loved every dish. Some I may not specifically order again,... More 

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Thank Julie S
Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You won't forget this amazing experience- amazing food, service and atmosphere!! We had a great time! The friendly and polite waitress can even recommend what to choose !!

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Thank jojok2015
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love Japan and this place rams Japan down your mouth, up your nose, in your ears, on your eyes. It is an assault of the senses and you will remember this. Get in there today

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Thank Adeycullen
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Adeycullen. Thank you for that very sensory review! We hope to you at Sono again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decided to go to Sono Portside for a surprise tepenyaki birthday dinner, it was a great night, so entertaining, the service was perfect and the food was absolutely amazing, can't wait to go back again, hopefully very soon

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Thank Linda G
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Linda. We're so glad you had a fantastic time, teppanyaki sure is a great night out. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The 2 of us shared gyoza and a sashimi and sushi platter - the food and service were amazing and the quantity was great for 2 :)

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Thank Larisa286

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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
$17 - $67
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: L 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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