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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sashimi” (107 reviews)
“bento box” (34 reviews)
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
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6:00 pm - 10:00 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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Reviewed December 19, 2016

High end Japanese restaurant, great food and service. Sashimi plates and sukiyaki are very nice. Good venue for dinner for couples or for a business lunch.

Thank Brendan B
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Dined here a few times with family & friends & will return again soon. Fantastic service & nice atmosphere. Best to share a few dishes to enjoy the unique flavour experience.

Thank Jacki P
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a night out and what a night we had! The staff are dressed in traditional kimonos. We sat in a sunken booth next to the windows where you are asked to remove your shoes. The staff also removed their shoes when...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

The authentic touches are right from the start with the removal of shoes and sliding legs under the sunken table. Food and choices were exceptional with friendly and non-intrusive service. Highly recommended!

Thank tlg400
Reviewed December 19, 2016

I've been told about this restaurant from friends for years... I can't believe I had my first visit a couple of months ago! Worth while asking for a seat against the windows (they are really great that you sit low (like you're on the ground)...More

Thank Cavell C
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We booked a private section overlooking the river for a farewell dinner. I thought the low table might be a problem but even for these less than agile ageing bones it didn't present a difficulty. We decided on the banquet and course after course arrived...More

Thank angie c
Reviewed December 3, 2016

You could easily just sit and eat starters or entrees as there is such a good variety which you can share and Reasonably priced. Need to book. Need to remove shoes. Only down side was that i had to wait a long time for my...More

1  Thank Leanne K
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

We found this place on TripAdvisor and we didn't realise how fancy it was. We didn't have a reservation, luckily were able to get a table and were very fortunate to have found it. I highly recommend the tasting menu for a culinary experience. The...More

Thank Bryce S
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Our favourite Teppanyaki bar just got better. Mad Max was our chef and he really stepped it up with the attention to detail, and particularly the flavours which were outstanding. For entertainment Max cooked the steaks on their side (!!!) then set them on fire....More

1  Thank Andy K
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I visit Sono every time I down south! Fresh and quality sashimi, well presentation, the most tasty Japanese cuisine in Australia!! Enjoyable dinner!

Thank Pearls T
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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, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, 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
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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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