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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#72 of 1,139 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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Madisonville, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sushi was OK. Portions were very small. Took forever to get an order from the kitchen. (Tempura Shrimp).

Thank sunlover0042017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just visited Sono on February 1, 2017. It had been about a year since I had last been to Sono. I love the two specialty rolls the screaming 0, and the crunchy Diablo. My wife and I went there for dinner. I was less than satisfied with the prices. They would always have a two for one roll or... More 

Thank av8fly
Acton, Massachusetts
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419 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happen to visit Sono on back to back days during the first week of February. Unfortunately, my impressions declined between the two meals, and while I still think Sono was a very good place for Japanese food and sushi, my impressions came back to earth after reflecting on my experiences overall. For lunch, our table ordered an angry tuna,... More 

1 Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried Sono this past Friday and we're very impressed with the food, wait staff and atmosphere! Glad we made reservations since they were busy. Only down side is lack of parking, but that's an issue with nearly all downtown restaurants. Try the Screaming O sushi roll. Excellent!

Thank Cathy R
Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 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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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?