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Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

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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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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We total 12 people from three family reserved a room in Sono Japanese restaurant. The middle aged Japanese manager was very rude and unprofessional! She didn't answer our question but put a young boy in front saying if we have any questions we could only ask the boy (seems she thought she is a big boss!). When we protested she... More 

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Thank Tomi T
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the service was excellent, the food this time failed to inspire...has the chef changed ? We had the tasting menu and right from the start things were wrong. The oyster is usually out of this world and I used to wonder what they did to the oyster to make it so creamy yet still so tasty. This time it... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My drummer and I went out for dinner one evening and we went to try out my local Japanese restaurant: Sono. The service was extremely good with perfect timing, politeness and professionalism. We did not book but they found a place for us without any fuss. The food was amazng. You have to try this place . . . really.... More 

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Thank Dave D
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this amazing restaurant twice now and each time I was blown away at the quality of the food which is exquisite. The whole dining experience is fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone with a passion for Japanese food. It's simply the best!

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Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at Sono for my 2 year anniversary. Very well attentive staff who were friendly and on the ball. Wide range of food on offer from sushi to a degustation menu. They also have a teppanyaki service. Food came out promptly and of high quality despite being a full house. Will be returning.

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Thank Lysi J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing the best food, wine and service. It's one of the best restaurants in Brisbane. Can't wait to go back

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Thank Riki W
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location at Hamilton overlooking the river is a perfect setting for a lunch or dinner. The service is excellent, with wait staff providing both friendly and efficient service. The variety, presentation and tastes of the dishes are exquisite.

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Thank DmcOz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband surprised me with a reservation here for our wedding anniversary. We had the degustation. Each item on it was fantastic and the sashimi was especially fresh and delicious. The only thing we had to say was that the duck needed a bit extra seasoning. We left feeling full and satisfied. Service was excellent. Parking is available underground or... More 

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Thank YiPingT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lovely restaurant, superbly prepared and presented food, great service. We always go here for special occasions and are always happy. You do need to book ahead though.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience. The service was sensational . The food was amazing. Such a great night.

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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 - $67
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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