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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 3 days ago

Visited for lunch with a supplier and his wife - 5 of us in total. Very easy to get to and parking available straight underneath via a lift right outside the restaurant. Staff are very friendly, attentive, but not in your face all the time....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mumndaughter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent in every aspect, the fitout is sumptuous, the front of house couldn't have been more helpful more pleasant or more efficient, the foods quality was excellent and the bill for 4 who ate well ate large was Under$300, I wish they were in Melbourne

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sunnski22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went to Sono for our anniversary this year. It was such a beautiful restaurant in an amazing location at Portside. We were greeted warmly straight away when we arrived and shown to our table. We were lucky enough to sit near...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Quest06538864384
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Christmas party here last night. Had a fantastic dining experience. Service and food were great. It wasn't noisy, so we're able hear each other and there was plenty of room to move. Would come here again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lils G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birthday celebration could not have gone better. Food was superb, service incredible and for a very special occasion just perfect. Servings are not large which allows small eaters like us to taste a variety of dishes on offer like having three courses instead of our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Daryll T
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MLA303
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulaB1164
Reviewed 8 November 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beachy031
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Huebsch M
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank iannat2016
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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 HotMummaScarborough | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend you visit the Sono website to view the menu.
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$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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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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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