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Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
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Ranked #3 of 4,313 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $67
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Urunga, Australia
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“Will be back”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

The place stands for what its name is very strongly, and its amazing to see, that owners going for their style so much. Everything was great, meal was fantastic, service was really professional and just all in all looking forward to coming back there!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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521 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Superb Japanese”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Sono at Portside is a perfect Japanese restaurant. As soon as you arrive you feel like you must be in Japan. The staff are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The menu has a tremendous range with plenty of unusual treats. The food and presentation did not disappoint. Every morsel was bursting with flavour. The food is not cheap but the Bento Box my wife got was great value. The Dendy Cinema is next door and would fill an ideal evening. The only downside can be the difficult parking.

  • Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

The quality of the food was exceptional. We ordered lots of small meals to share. The sushi, tempura and salmon tartare were to die for. Service was very good. It is more pricey but perfect for a special occasion. Loved sitting at a traditional Japanese style table. Absolutely going back! Parking can be a nightmare with eat street markets nearby so keep that in mind. We parked underneath with no problems

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“You could not ask for better”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Just everything about Sono you will not find better. The staff, the food, the Japanese wines, the location, the ambience, EVERYTHING here is to die for! Front counter staff even went above & beyond to find where we could purchase Japanese wines. Thank you SONO 8-)

  • Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“A great new style Japanese”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's a great locale, traditional and modern seating, good traditional service and the food is always great. Great pre movies or for a business lunch.

  • Visited March 2014
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