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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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“sashimi” (114 reviews)
“bento box” (43 reviews)
“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
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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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
1. Brisbane's Freshest Sashimi
" The food was sensational, especially the salmon sashimi."
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2. Exciting Teppanyaki
"Our favourite Teppanyaki bar just got better"
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3. Amazing Views
"You have a beautiful view over the Brisbane River"
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Reviewed yesterday

We barely made it in time for lunch just before they close at 2:30, they were kind enough to let us in. We shared the special Bento Box and ordered the Leeche cocktail. The Bento box had 9 different dishes with rice and miso soup...More

Thank Cynthia A
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Celebrating a special occasion we again chose Sono Japanese at Hamilton. From the first greeting to the farewell Sono delivers gracious impeccable service - so helpful and polite it makes you feel super special. Then there is the food - super fresh, beautifully presented and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant has exceptional Japanese food and I highly recommend it if you are looking for something a little bit special. You should definitely book ahead and you can have the choice of western table and chairs, a private tatami mat room or low seats...More

Thank 122jillyk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were keen to revisit Sono, it is always a delight. At the time of our visit a cruise ship was boarding and hundreds of passengers scurried outside the screened windows to board. They could have been a million miles away for the impact on...More

Thank dcetwell1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Sono with my partner the night before the Easter long weekend, had an awesome night. The bar made fantastic Espresso Martinis, just perfect! All the service was great, they were friendly and very prompt. The food was presented wonderfully and it was very...More

Thank TonyFWhite
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can never go wrong with sono ! It has amazing views and the staff are honestly super friendly and helpful. The food is beautiful also. Definitely book in advance to get a table / booth with a view ! Make sure you go here !

Thank Bridget R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here expecting an amazing meal but left somewhat disappointed. A lot of the dishes weren't anything amazing and quite expensive. Between the four of us we racked up a $300 bill with only $20 of that on drinks. So we tried a lot of...More

Thank Monique M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here a few time since last year, service is always attentive and friendly. I loved the sake one of the lady recommended and it matched my dinner perfectly. The dish itself always been a piece of art when it comes to our table....More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where in Brisbane can you go and get consistently great food, exceptional service and great atmosphere! Sono Portside! We love going to Sono, love the staff love the food and the restaurant is spacious not too noisy and easy to enjoy!

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Sono every NYE for the past 3 years and last year celebrated our engagement with a family lunch. The food is always superb. The staff and service are 5 Star and the restaurant and view is first class. We can’t wait...More

Thank Emmaline A
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2 March 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
27 February 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
16 July 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$17 - US$69
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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: 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
  • E-mail
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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