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Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sashimi” (111 reviews)
“bento box” (43 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
1. Brisbane's Freshest Sashimi
" The food was sensational, especially the salmon sashimi."
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2. Exciting Teppanyaki
"Our favourite Teppanyaki bar just got better"
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3. Amazing Views
"You have a beautiful view over the Brisbane River"
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was outstanding and the service excellent - will def be back ! A fine dining experience, surrounded by delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Charmaine T
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Celebrating a special occasion we again chose Sono Japanese at Hamilton. From the first greeting to the farewell Sono delivers gracious impeccable service - so helpful and polite it makes you feel super special. Then there is the food - super fresh, beautifully presented and...More

1  Thank Julie E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dining here with a group of friends to celebrate is the perfect thing to do. The atmosphere, service, food are all exceptional.

Thank annarM8986EG
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great location for a nice celebration for my 30th with my husband. We both chose Ishiyaki and both the seafood and wagyu beef were excellent. A nice finer dining experience.

Thank lozbee45
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent food and great menu choice Shokado Bento was amazing and filling. Great selection of other dishes and can make specials also

Thank fmurtagh2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here with a few work colleagues and had the Teppanyaki. The chef was wonderful and so much fun. Service was great and the food was amazing.

Thank Kristina B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been here a couple of times and had the degustation meals with matches wines/sake. The food is always delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. The restaurant looks out onto the Brisbane river but you will be staring at a cruise ship if they are...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 2 days ago

With amazing view and fabulous food.. our evening was perfect. Attentive service then topped it all off. Highly recommended

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sono is always amazing. Worth every cent every time I go I am completely happy with everything at this restaurant.

Thank jillloane
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spectacular oysters in lime juice and awesome sashimi There is not anything we have ordered that has not been super fresh delicious and is presented incredibly and artistically. And then there are the desserts - oh my. Fantastic range of sake, amazing staff. Gorgeous decor...More

Thank Jenny M
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Questions & Answers
Victoria N
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Alexia K | Property representative |
Hi Victoria. Yes, you can purchase gift vouchers to Sono. You can either purchase them in-store, otherwise on our website. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $71
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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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 – Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Japanese Restaurant 2017 & 2016
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