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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%
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“sashimi” (111 reviews)
“bento box” (43 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (12 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time and had the 4 course lunch tasting menu with matched wines. Our trainee waitress Jamie looked after us very well and the food was bang on the money. Beautifully fresh ingredients used properly. The tuna sashimi, snapper capacious and...More

Thank JimmyL66
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 5 days ago via mobile

This place was amazing. Otoro or fatty tuna was an experince I didn't excpect to find outside of japan. The waitress Mariko was an absolute star and even had an ingredient changed due to my partners dietary restrictions. Really pushed an already great experience to...More

Thank Ismam C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here for my wifes 50th birthday and it won't be the last time . being novices we ordered the dinner tasing course with matching wine .. Turned out to be th best decision as we sampled 6 courses of different food which we probably...More

2  Thank TonyBBrisbane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this Japanese restaurant called Sono in Brisbane. The sushi are good and come in big pieces. Tried the California maki and also the soft shell crab which is great! They have another outlet in the city Center as well! BR Tony

Thank Chee Khiang Ton... L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sono have two restaurants in Brisbane. One in queen st Mall which is currently closed for a refit. The other at the Portside Wharf. We ventured there recently for a business lunch. Excellent food, service, decor and reasonably priced for the quality of the establishment....More

Thank Stevo58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

GREAT food - fair service - but OMG the lighting is awful after so many years. Bright downlights that shine unflatteringly on any poor person (usually one per table) that happens to sit there. We have been to Sono a number of times (about 6...More

2  Thank calvin066
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

It’s a disgusting!! Sushi and California disgusting, the service horrible !! Trust me , you should go to another restaurant ... it’s the worst japonese restaurant I have seen in my all life!!!

3  Thank Cécile M
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Had a farewell dinner at Sono with friends. It was perfect. The meal was cooked perfectly. We shared a banquet type meal that was a fantastic blend of the most simple tastes and complex flavours.We were fighting over the entree, until the mains arrived. The...More

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Great Japanese eatery! Have been several times, and each time I thoroughly enjoyed the same marvellous food, and extremely attentive service. Very busy place, so remember to book. And enjoy!

Thank Sandra4680
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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
$17 - $67
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, 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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