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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (115 reviews)
“bento box” (44 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (13 reviews)
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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1 - 10 of 1,275 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The attention to detail is a maxim that you can feel, touch and taste when you dine at Sono, genuine hospitality and quality cuisine always make a dining experience something to remember so with a little bit more training with some staff Sono could go...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is Japanese fine dining at its best. Stunning array of superbly prepared and presented dishes, amazing Saki tasting experience and great views out over the Brisbane river. All of which doesn't come cheap, but well worth the experience.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have frequented this restaurant for about 12 years. The food and service are always excellent! Really one of the best Japanese lunch or dinner experiences either for fine dinning or teppanyaki

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absoltely love visiting Sono. The food and service is always exceptionally good, and the meals quite reasonably priced depending on what you order. We find that it can get expensive though as we want to order so many dishes from the menu as they are...More

Thank Annette N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a lunchtime teppanyaki at Sono Japanese Restaurant, Portside Wharf, on Friday 22nd June 2018. It was quite an experience indeed! There were 6 other diners at the teppanyaki station that afternoon. We both opted for Shun from the menu. For...More

Thank pragasam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love SONO, my favorite Japanese restaurant in Brisbane. A La Carte menu is always excellent and Lunch specials are a great value. We had lunch specials today. Our favorite " Unagi" and " Mini Wagyu Sukiyaki Set ". We enjoyed Sukiyaki as usual but...More

Thank Rainbowrider2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there twice, once for my son's 30th birthday and then again for my daughter's 30th birthday. There were 10 of us both times, and both times we booked the private room with the sunken floor. The view we had was of the Brisbane...More

Thank herb112017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Sono Japanese Restaurant for lunch. What a fantastic Restaurant, from the lovely setting, overlooking the Brisbane River, to the charming wait staff. The food was absolutely delicious, we couldn't fault anything there, food, service and atmosphere.

Thank Maxsal59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was mentioned during a causal chat with my Brisbane friend whom we have not met for many years. And so, since we are visiting Brisbane for the first time, we decided to book dinner table for 4 on a Friday night to see...More

1  Thank AudioLee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is Brisbane's best Japanese restaurant serving quality food and alcohol. The views are fantastic, the service is excellent and makes the dining experience complete. Don't expect a cheap izakaya or sushi train. It is fine dining. Try their extensive beer and sake list. It's...More

Thank marckucing
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Questions & Answers
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$16 - US$66
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, Groups, Romantic, View
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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