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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#73 of 1,127 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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319 Fayetteville St Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27601-1978 (E. Davie St.)
+1 919-521-5328
05:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 05:00 - 10:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 05:00 - 01:00
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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to eat sushi in downtown Raleigh. I've been to other sushi restaurants in that area and none compare to Sono. Be aware it's a little pricier than your average sushi restaurant. This is more upscale. "Dressing up" is not required, but I would advise it.

Thank Debbie L
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the atmosphere is nice, and it's location very convenient for Downtown activities, it's just not that good. The food was mediocre, same for their cocktails. Staff was attentive. Overall, better lunch place than dinner.

Thank MBFNCNative
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for sushi all day and this was the spot!!! George was awesome as our bartender and entertainer, sushi was fabulous, cocktails were on spot. We will be back!!!!!

Thank Ashley H
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The sushi was great! Our friend with us who wasn't a big sushi fan even loved her shrimp tempura roll.

Thank Ashley W
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 3 and went to Sono for a quick lunch as it was 3-4 blocks away from our hotel. We sat at the sushi bar and for about 15 minutes before our waiter realized we were. This was surprising because he passed by numerous times. Other than this hiccup, the food was the best we have... More 

Thank Loana2005
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48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Sono sushi rules downtown market!!!!!! Its always fresh, fast, and wonderful Service!!!!! If you're doing dinner please make sure sure to make a reservation or you'll be waiting.....

Thank Harold W
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

As long as I know, they provide very good tonkotsu ramen in us. I had expected some sort of American ramen, but it is not true. Tonkotsu soup is very mild and gentle, with matured dashi tast. Men is served sufficiently enough as a main dish with thick cha-syu. You can try and enjoy it.

Thank Katsuro I
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very good mix of traditional and creative offerings, all well executed and top quality. Service at bar was a bit slow and inattentive.

Thank mangiabeach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The screaming O roll was delicious. They had so many options, I wish I could have tried more. My friend had the surf and turf roll, very good if your not into fish . Local beers and close to the convention center

Thank lelia h
Asheville, North Carolina
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140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was here recently while visiting my son and I am so glad it was recommended to us! Sono was only a block or two from our hotel, so it was a great location. We only had to wait at most 15 minutes on a Saturday night. I got the volcano sushi and it was so rich and delicious! My... More 

Thank Julie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
05:00 - 10:00
05:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Fayetteville St Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27601-1978
    (E. Davie St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-521-5328

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?