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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” (114 reviews)
“bento box” (43 reviews)
“tasting menu” (22 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 June 5, 2017 via mobile

Sono Portside is a modern take on Japanese , with European style tables as well as no shoe classic Japanese tables, the food isn't cheap, but seafood always great and the omakase menus excellent if u can't be bothered thinking, a great business and friends...More

Thank Immune2it
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Excellent food, service and location, with modern Japanese cuisine. Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

2nd time to Sono and this time did a-la-carte vs the banquet. Sushi was superb, mains were ok, and not particularly inspiring given price. Service always attentive

Thank ggb88
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We had Teppanyaki and the food, service and atmosphere is just lovely. A great place to enjoy with friends.

Thank nikkolyn
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This is our 'go to' restaurant. We have never been disappointed and always leave satisfied and happy. Even though it's an hours drive from our home we still go regularly and would do so at the drop of a hat. Best Japanese we've ever been...More

Thank Deb H
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Walked in for lunch, staff were very attentive and service felt 5star. Food was delish but i have had better, easy to spend $$$ if very hungry, view of brisbane river. I would eat there again so would recommend.

Thank Primalfoodie
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The restaurant is pretty nice, the view is really good and the food is quite good. For me not the best Japanese/Asian restaurant in Brisbane but I definitely would recommend it

Thank tm0nr0y
Reviewed May 23, 2017

It's a mix of the traditional Japanese to the modern, staff are always friendly and helpful, you feel like it 5 star dinning. The food exceptional. Always. never had a bad meal in the last 10 years.

Thank Colin B
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

We had Tepanyaki it was an amazing and exciting experience for our kids being the first time. Tepanyaki is a fun way to experience the Japanese cuisine. Food was beautiful, very clean restaurant and lovely staff. It was such a fun afternoon and we made...More

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed May 23, 2017

If you are looking for a great date night and like Japanese food, you need to look no further. This Japanese restaurant situated next to the Dendy Portside and a perfect place to eat after watching a movie. The service is very good. Although it...More

Thank mosbo
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Questions & Answers
March 2, 2018|
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Response from TonyBBrisbane | Reviewed this property |
i think so as its seperate from the other areas, also more secluded and they seemed to have their own waitstaff
Liza M
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend you visit the Sono website to view the menu.
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 - $69
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, Large groups, Special occasions, 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 – Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Japanese Restaurant 2017 & 2016
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