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“Overall a great experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sono Japanese Restaurant

Sono Japanese Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 4,258 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $69
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Overall a great experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

I last ate at Sono about 4 years ago and it has always been a restaurant I have remembered. The staff are great, the food selection is excellent and I highly recommend the Japanese beer on tap. The food quality is very high, and it has that touch of authenticity that really makes the place. The only thing that would stop me from going back regularly is the price, it can be expensive but I would definitely be back to celebrate special occasions etc.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tokyo, Japan
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“They have it all”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Being a Japanese, I find it rather difficult to find Japanese restaurants that do have good food outside the country. Though the food was above average, the layout was great and wow we had such a fabulous chef at the tepanyaki table, Mr. Levi and he made the evening just great. Everybody at the tepanyaki counter became friends and certainly had a memorable evening. Way to so Soni and Levi!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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bchapman23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quality Japanese Food & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Went to Sono during the week for lunch. Lucked into beating the corporate lunch crowd. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. The food was fresh and had great flavour. The prices are slightly higher than what you would normally pay for Japanese cuisine but you defiantly get what you pay for. Highly recommended. Go early during the weekdays to ensure your not waiting for a table......it gets busy.

Visited April 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Really Fantastic Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Shared a 50th birthday celebration here in their teppanyaki bar with 9 people in our group. The whole evening was fantastic from beginning to end. The teppanyaki runs two sitting (one at 6pm and the other at 8.15pm) and as we were booked for the second sitting, we started with drinks in the bar, which was lovely. From the minute we sat down for teppanyaki, the show was on! The chef is absolutely outstanding, extremely entertaining, very chatty and happy to talk through what he is doing and the food he is serving. Our group had a wonderful time and the food was sublime. Both the seafood and the wagyu were cooked to absolute perfection as were the vegetables and the sauces he put with everything were truly memorable. Could not recommend the experience more highly. We will definitely go back again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Entertainment Book set dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Very nice wine match with the set menu. Awesome good as usual! Great flavors and combination with dressings. Definitely a thumbs up. However, bigger serves next time

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