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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#79 of 1,115 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
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 01:00
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 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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135 reviews
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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
Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went with some friends while visiting in town, Sono had some of the best sushi I think I've ever had. Incredibly fresh and tasty rolls, and excellent service only wish there was one closer to me!

Thank tkatl76
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great selection of sushi and ramen.was here twice over our trip. Loved how fresh the sushi was. We enjoyed the tonkotsu ramen, shoyu ramen which were hot and very filling. The soups are huge so you may want to share one and have sushi otherwise you may be too full for anything else. They are filled with delicious ingredients. We... More 

Thank MissyCee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Fully stocked ramen (with all the fixin's) and some of the best I've had in NC. I couldn't even finish the meal because it was so huge - I even had loads of ramen left over. Definitely want to come back here and try more of the sushi rolls too. Recommend to come here with friends, colleagues, a date, your... More 

Thank Jennifer Y

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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, 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?