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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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 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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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friend and I went to the movies at Portside and then decided to have dinner afterwards. Chose Sono as she's spent a bit of time in Japan and I'd always wanted to try it out. She's vegetarian and I'm coeliac so need gluten-free. The service was impeccable, the waitress took time to explain what dishes were or could be made... More 

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Thank LKHamilton_13
Noosaville, Australia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited a few times and have never been disappointed with the food and the service. This time we took our daughter in law and she is in the hospitality business. We were all impressed with the quality of the food, the way it is presented, and how it tastes. Again the service is never intrusive, and we will... More 

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Thank RobinLeChaudLapin
Brisbane
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had the most incredible dinner to celebrate his birthday at Sono. The food was by far the best Japanese cuisine we have ever had! So so fresh, every ingredient was perfectly prepared, the flavours complimented each other perfectly, so much love in each dish! We shared an array of starters, the scallops were melt in the... More 

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Thank pg1418
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello pg1418. What a lovely review to come into on a Tuesday morning! Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to seeing you both at Sono again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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196 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been wanting to come here for a while & I wasn't disappointed. The service & the food were both fantastic. We ordered a large selection of starters instead of meals & everything was perfect. Clean flavours, beautifully presented & delicious. Such a treat!

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Thank Suzanne K
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very nice and also the atmosphere, unfortunately the service not as nice !! I had 2 French guests with me one aged 18 & one 23 the restaurant would not accept the 18 year old ID but accepted the 23 yr old & they were both the same photo ID. We asked to see the Manager who... More 

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

Hello cillacaton. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we follow the opinions of our guests very closely. I am very pleased to hear your meals were very nice. I have spoken with our floor manager to give me further details of the situation over the ID. As you would be aware we are bound... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there a number of times over the years and this place never fails in wonderfully presented and great tasting Japanese food. Outstanding service that never is intrusive. Cant ask for more.

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Thank Doris H
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upmarket Japanese. I ate the barramundi - which was exquisite, and the garden salad. Colleagues all had various sushi's. All good. Only downside was meal came out in drabs, which was unfortunate..

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1 Thank Russell T
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Russell. Thank you for taking time to leave us your thoughts. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your barramundi, we hope your colleagues also found their meals to be delicious. We're sorry the service of the meals did not flow nicely for you, I have given this feedback to our kitchen and floor staff. We hope to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anniversary dinner at Sono and we were not disappointed. Dinner was incredible. Fresh tasty vibrant and exquisite presentation. We had sashimi karrage cod and teriyaki chicken. There was not one let diwn. Staff were amazing and atmosphere was superb. Sono is not cheap bit you are definitely getting value for money.

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Thank mmpete
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my son's 18th birthday and he wanted to celebrate his family dinner at Sono. Fabulous food. Wide choice of courses. Execellent wine list. Beautifully fitted out - great decor. Teppanyaki bar. Stunning location on the water at Portside Wharf Hamilton. Easy parking. Not cheap but terrific venue for a slecial night!

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Thank Richard L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sono was a lovely dining experience where traditional food and service was in abundance. I could not fault the experience both visual and gastronomic with an atmosphere that made you feel like you were in Japan

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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