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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
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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Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could easily just sit and eat starters or entrees as there is such a good variety which you can share and Reasonably priced. Need to book. Need to remove shoes. Only down side was that i had to wait a long time for my Moreton Bay bug and felt a bit odd sitting at a table eating when everyone... More 

Thank Leanne K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place on TripAdvisor and we didn't realise how fancy it was. We didn't have a reservation, luckily were able to get a table and were very fortunate to have found it. I highly recommend the tasting menu for a culinary experience. The flavours were subtle sublime and delicious.

Thank Bryce S
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our favourite Teppanyaki bar just got better. Mad Max was our chef and he really stepped it up with the attention to detail, and particularly the flavours which were outstanding. For entertainment Max cooked the steaks on their side (!!!) then set them on fire. Best steak ever.

Thank Andy K
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Sono every time I down south! Fresh and quality sashimi, well presentation, the most tasty Japanese cuisine in Australia!! Enjoyable dinner!

Thank Pearls T
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't fault this restaurant, it ticked all the right boxes. Great location, yummy food, great service. The menu was probably too big though!!!

Thank MPbrisbane
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307 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought we would give this a try and weren't disappointed. The food was high quality and generous and all well cooked. The black Cod was cooked very well and was really tasty they had a gluten free menu also. The tasting menu was generous and had a good selection of food. The food was all really well presented and... More 

Thank Jessica C
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very very VERY delicious meal but my wallet definitely felt lighter on the way out. The waiters are all very lovely and the restaurant itself has an amazing ambience and decor but as previously mentioned, do not expect a cheap meal. For a special occasion I also do recommend their private rooms where the tables are lowered and you... More 

Thank anaccoimbra13
Chambly, Canada
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a good sushi place downtown Brisbane. I try that one based on TA reviews. I wasn't deceived. It is not the best sushis I've ever eaten but they were very good. The place is nice, good service. I recommend you the soft shell crab roll. I returned there 2 more times for dinner during my 10... More 

Thank MrJSC
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband took me there for my birthday lunch and it was spectacular! I had the 4 course meal with wine it was sensational! The appetisers were exceptional! This was not my first time to Sono and it won't be my last. Next time I want to try the tepanyaki bar.

Thank MrsMRG
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there as a celebration with the family. Even my children who didn't think they would like Japanese food thoroughly enjoyed it. Menu choices were great, the food was lovely and the service was exceptional.

Thank Roscoe25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$66
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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