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Sono Japanese Restaurant

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39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

very nice enviroment with typical japanese rooms. almosy all the service team is japanese. the food is amasing, the quality premium. some pictures added. very recommended.

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Thank Sitohaus
Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my partner went for an evening dinner and we both had the tasting platter. The service and ambience was great and the food was delicious and memorable. The softshell crab was exquisite and the salmon was surprisingly fatty and plump (not often words I would use for salmon). The only drawback to our experience was that the caramel... More 

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Thank Michael X
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a must , my son raved about this place ( which comming from a rib on the bone and ribs sort of guy really surprised me , it's his girlfriends favourite special occasion place to go - usually a tight wad with his money !!! Said I had to go as the food is that great that... More 

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Thank 1shazz1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a team night out at SONO and ordered a selection of smaller plates to share. Everyone got to taste a few different things. The food was delicious with a great selection of wines to match. Although essentially Japanese many dishes had modern flavours and being seating in the traditional decor of the restaurant was a great experience over... More 

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Thank Basheerah H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

For the tabs reviews I've seen previously and the price of the food i was expecting more. Salmon was over cooked. Food overall was bland. The raw oysters were delicious so were a couple of other things.

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Thank hoppy2017
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually book at Sono at Hamilton but this time we visited the city restaurant. Service and quality of the food was great.The Queen Street Sono is the original location and we have been visiting it for many years.The food and ingredients are always good but the service can vary from OK through to great. Food is fresh although I... More 

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Thank peterz157
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful venue. Amazing staff. The food is always so fresh and of the highest quality. We took our children and some of their friends for our daughters 11th birthday dinner. Superb.

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Thank SIMONEELISEBENNETT
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about Sono is fabulous. The view of the river is fabulous, the staff are friendly helpful and fabulous, the food is just the best Japanese anywhere,great wine selection. Everything about Sono is fabulous.

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Thank janinejamies0n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sono ticks all the boxes for us. Very fresh, delicious food. Great ambience. Efficient service. Very good menu. We have been half a dozen times. The price can be expensive depending on what you order....but we think its worth it.

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Thank Julia A
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it...friendly staff reasonable classy Japanese foods...is a must visit for any Japanese foods lover...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $68
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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: 39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, 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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