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Sono Japanese Restaurant

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L 1 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
Today
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for prechristmas lunch - 2 couples +4 kids (1 -7 yrs). We hired one 9f the private rooms which was perfect as we could keep the kids contained but with a little freedom to move about without disturbing the other diners. Food was amazing, and quite fast, good selection of drinks. Despite being in a closed room the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is quiet inviting and welcoming to start. The starters were absolutely amazing. This place offers authentic Japanese food with amazing flavours. The main meals were well prepared and presented. Sashimi was really fresh. Little on the pricey side though. Highly recommended.

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Thank Nirvana111
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I WOULD RECOMEND SONO TO EVERYONE!, not only is there the fine dinning aspect, you can choose to have your meal tepanyaki style, or sit down style. there are even private rooms for small goups

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Thank Kyldon
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A special dinner for my birthday at a place I've always wanted to experience. The service was attentive and the food fresh. Trying to get into the seating by the window was very difficult for this older woman - not an elegant way of seating for sure. I have to say I thought the food was no better than other... More 

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Thank jizikl
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watching the chef's creating our meal with fresh produce right in front of us was a treat. A great introduction to Japanese cuisine before our trip to Japan.

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Thank SatisfiedTraveller46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there last Saturday in a private room with our son and daughter in law and two granddaughters. We booked a private room which was great for the kids. Service was first class as was the food. Will go again and happy to recommend .

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Thank Foodandwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best Japanese dinners I've had, not only for the food, but service and ambience. We had the teppanyaki, which was delicious and very entertaining, the chef had amazing skills and great rapport with the diners. Drinks are not cheap, but you don't mind paying that little bit extra for an exceptional night out. Highly recommended

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Thank Katherine D
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We celebrated our wedding anniversary recently and decided to go out for dinner after agonising over many well know restaurants we chose Sono Japanese and had a brilliant evening, the meal was superb and the service fantastic. While the enterance is located within the cinema foyer,once inside you can sit by a window and check out the river views .... More 

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Thank Keith D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow....wow....wow..... Our meal at Sono, Over the Xmas break, was outstanding! Everything was perfect. The table setting was wonderful, very authentic, cosy and comfortable. All of the food was glorious....delicious Gyoza, divine miso, sensational karage, mouth-watering tempura ......etc etc.... The service was first class. The waitresses and waiters were all delightful, happy and seemed proud to work in such a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Given the lack of good Japanese ingredients, this place is one of the only few Japanese restaurants which is maintaining a good quality standard for years on end. In the current climate of all the fake sushi roll stands ran by none Japanese people, it is really refreshing to dine in a place where you can still get the quality.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$67
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 39 Hercules St | Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655
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

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