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Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
+61 7 3268 6655
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing food and brilliant service! We had wanted to dine here for some time and my daughters 21st was a perfect time. Arigatōgozaimashita Sono for a simply magical experience.

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about Sono is lovely: the staff, the vibe and the food! I love that they have a separate gluten free menu, which is extensive - as a coeliac you're not missing out at all.

Thank PaulaB1164
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went with our two young kids to celebrate my husbands birthday. The staff were very welcoming and were sure to accommodate our pram. The food was incredible as were the drinks. The only negative was the cocktails took way to long to come out....More

Thank Beachy031
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a truely Japanese experience with the food, decor and service you cannot go past Sono - but it comes at a cost. This place just yells "quality" in everything they do. I love if but can only afford to go infrequently.

Thank Huebsch M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time visiting was better than the first. Love the range of fresh and delicious food with the quality of service provided. Recommend to book for the private room if going with a group of people. The open area can be a little too crowded...More

Thank iannat2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice environment and service. Staff are largely Japanese. Authentic Japanese food with very good choice and very high quality. Definitely the best I experienced in Australia so far.

Thank destinyhk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portside is a great place to have drinks/dinner/date/see a movie and Sono has a great ambiance and menu. Not innovative sushi, but particularly good quality and all of the true Japanese favorites.

Thank JF_Easton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on Saturday night and it did not disappoint! We started with some drinks at the bar beforehand and then moved to a lovely water-view table. Be warned that the water-view tables all require you to take your shoes off before sitting...More

1  Thank Lorna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for Japanese, this is the place. It’s about 20 minute cab or Uber ride to this restaurant from the W hotel on the river. The view is normally spectacular, but the evening we went their was a huge cruise ship parked right...More

Thank wiljor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 16 of us recently celebrated with a $69 set banquet - incredible food that just kept coming - so many courses you couldn't possibly be hungry after. The service was impeccable and the view from our private rooms overlooking the brisbane river...More

Thank JEKOnthego
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March 2, 2018|
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Response from TonyBBrisbane | Reviewed this property |
i think so as its seperate from the other areas, also more secluded and they seemed to have their own waitstaff
Liza M
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend you visit the Sono website to view the menu.
Victoria N
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Alexia K | Property representative |
Hi Victoria. Yes, you can purchase gift vouchers to Sono. You can either purchase them in-store, otherwise on our website. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$64
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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3268 6655
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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 – Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Japanese Restaurant 2017 & 2016
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