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“A hip downtown spot for awesome sushi and rolls”

Sono Japanese Restaurant
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Ranked #58 of 1,518 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E. Davie St.
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Tucked in the ground level of a downtown high-rise this place has a nice contemporary vibe with an active atmosphere. We had no reservation on a Friday night but were able to be seated immediately at the bar for dinner. We had nigiri sampler platter that was perfect for two with nice chefs selections. We finished off with a spicy tuna roll that was presented and delicious. Many other items looked worthy of a try as they were served to neigboring diners but we were full. Service was also cheerful and attentive, we would go back again without question.

Thank Indiananimal
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

We were in town for a conference and I was looking for a decent place to eat and unwind after a long day of meetings. This place was perfect (though it closed kind of early during the week!). we actual ate here twice over the 5 nights we were in town. No complaints except that the service was very slow on the first night we were there, but the food was good enough that we made another visit (the service was adequate on that Saturday night visit).

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Thank mplsfoodie
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

We really enjoy Sono. They have a great variety of Sushi along with a great place to people watch. Its nice to have excellent sushi on Fayetteville St. You will really enjoy the variety of rolls and multiple options that can satisfy everyone in your group.

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Thank Mball2
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The Food here is amazing! They have created unique roles with their own flair to them. The fish is fresh, the atmosphere is classy, and the staff is friendly. The service at the bar is a little slow if you go on a busy night. Recommend making reservations if you’re on a date.

Thank colejohns12345
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

I visited Sono for the first time recently and was amazed by the breadth of selection of fresh sushi-- and oh boy, it IS fresh. I do have a few different sushi joints that I enjoy, but the difference in taste and quality is highly evident at Sono. They are giving you the GOOD stuff. Of course, you are paying for it-- as well as for the swanky, downtown environment-- but for a great night out or a special occasion, it's certainly worth it. For two specialty sushi rolls, edamame, and two glasses of wine, we spent about $30-35 before tip. Not too bad, given the quality of what you receive. I would absolutely return.

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