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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” (111 reviews)
“bento box” (43 reviews)
“sukiyaki” (12 reviews)
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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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf
1. Brisbane's Freshest Sashimi
" The food was sensational, especially the salmon sashimi."
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2. Exciting Teppanyaki
"Our favourite Teppanyaki bar just got better"
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3. Amazing Views
"You have a beautiful view over the Brisbane River"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t go past Sono for Japanese in Brisbane and the Portside one is great for river views. Service is great and atmosphere as well.

Thank Peaches-n-Ginger
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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

1  Thank Julie E
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is top notch - the degustation menu is lovely and so is teppanyaki A must to go to in Brisbane and the service is outstanding

Thank dlam60
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a dinner with my family for my wife's birthday in Sono. I personally think Sono is the best Japanese restaurant in Brisbane. Food and service and ambient are excellent.

1  Thank jackN5680UV
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the $89 banquet. The food came out quick and was delicious. The scallops and cod were exquisite. Dessert too was very good. Staff extremely friendly and I particularly like that they clean the table after each course. Great decor and very spacious space. There...More

Thank Mummonemo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times and found the place high standard and consistent always. The service is quiet and poised and the menu is beautiful!!!!

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top quality a la carte and teppanyaki menus. Great service and enthusiasm from all staff. Always an enjoyable experience at Sono

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is amazing!pricey but worthy!! lovely view! service is awesome! i love all their dishes and definitely will comeback!

Thank bhowell284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us visited Sono during the Christmas New Year period - we'd been planning this visit to coincide with friends from Melbourne. Most impressive. The service was friendly and most efficient. Our drink order was taken and drinks arrived in a timely manner....More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Food lovely. We had a booking and needed it as Sono was pretty busy for lunch this day. Sono is a goodlooking resturant. Great for a date that you'd like to impress.

Thank hayles74brisbane
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Questions & Answers
Victoria N
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
USD 18 - USD 71
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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