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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” (107 reviews)
“bento box” (36 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
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 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend. It was a lovely place, great atmosphere and the staff were exceptional. Only downside was the price, but in saying that, im sure there are people who can afford the price and it does reflect the quality of the...More

Thank Carly A
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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

Thank Julie E
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is sophisticated and upmarket, the food is probably good but as a vegetarian there were limited (nil) options.

Thank littlebear86
Sono R, Manager at Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Littlebear86. Thank you for taking a moment to leave us a review. We do have a full separate vegetarian menu however which features sushi, starters, entrees, mains, noodles, sides and desserts. We hope to see you at Sono again soon to experience these options.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extended family lunch at the single Teppan of Sono at Portside. Enjoyable experience with many of the theatrics you’d expect with a little more refinement than your average teppanyaki. The dishes were excellent- high quality ingredients shone through in every course Great drinks menu too...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect evening out with incredible sashimi and wagu tepanyaki. The wine list is interesting and well organised. The staff very polite and professional A private room was wonderful for our special Occassion, book in advance.

Thank voyagetofrance
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely one of the finest Japanese dining experiences I have had. Food, Service atmosphere was simply fabulous. A little expensive but not over the top. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody wanting a sophisticated Japanese experience.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is this Japanese restaurant serving delicious food with too service, they are now offering sushi lessons to small groups. Once shown how, the student then enjoys a tasty lunch served with bubbles! Can't get any better!

Thank Dragonboater_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family lunch with my parents in law, who had never been to a Japanese restaurant before. Needless to say they were very impressed as we all were, we will most definitely be back, the range of Bento boxes was fantastic!!

Thank PeachyPeej
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy, professional, and a great place for an intimate dinner or a business meeting, the meeting rooms are great and seat quite a few.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for good sashimi in Brisbane, I would highly recommend Sono. It tastes fresh - I always buy the sashimi there and every time it tastes just as good as the last time I was there - the seafood tastes fresh and not...More

Thank Jackie K
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Victoria N
16 July 2017|
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Response from Sono R | 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$70
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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