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1206 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06514-4732
+1 203-281-4542
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17 Aug 2017
“Lovely place, good food, dreary location”
12 Apr 2017
“best sushi place in town.”
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Sushi, Japanese
$$ - $$$
1206 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06514-4732
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Tucked away in a neighborhood full of cheap gas stations and rundown storefronts is this long standing Japanese restaurant. It marketed sushi on its signage but I had an assortment of appetizers, all of which were tasty. I would have liked the soba noodles better...More

Thank seggerman
Reviewed 13 April 2017

From some many years back there is no other place, in the New Haven area that could compete with Sonobana!, it still has the magic, honest,clean flavor for japanese food, so much that this is the favored restaurant for japanese clientele. the combination menus are...More

Thank J. Pat E
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I ordered several sushi items and chicken for delivery. Despite being told that it would take 45 minutes, the delivery did not arrive until 1 1/2 hours after the original order. The sushi itself was okay. The fish had a bit of an off smell....More

Thank OJS56
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Ordered Chirashi Sushi special for delivery. I got a huge (like, huge) tray of rice with very little fish. I'm going to say 4-5 ounces total of extremely thinly sliced fish for the whole plate and the rest was vast open areas of rice and...More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I have to admit that i was in love with Sonobana years ago and i was the first one to recommend it then. I have not been there for a while now. But last night Itook my family (10 people) there and it was terrible....More

Thank goCT
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Good Japanese food reminiscent in style of a neighborhood restaurant in Tokyo. Some good sushi (recently had fresh Uni) as well as good bento box lunches. Located in a suburb of New Haven it's a hidden gem and one of the best of its kind...More

Thank Jojo M
Reviewed 2 June 2013

I've been going to Sono Bana regularly since it opened decades ago (as Hama). The food is always good and you can almost always get a table. If the restaurant is crowded, you may have to wait a while to get served but that's because...More

Thank AMAPhD
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Need a quiet place to talk and enjoy good Japanese food? We were surprised to find good Japanese food in Hamden, CT. The sushi and bento were good and quite authentic. Price was fair and the atmosphere relaxing. It's a small place in a strip...More

Thank Marcia V
Reviewed 22 July 2011

I have not been there recently, but every time i have been there - I loved the food. If you like sushi rolls - they have so many to choose from! and they have pictures of every roll in their menu. This helps too. This...More

Thank goCT
Reviewed 26 June 2011

For 15 years this has been a favorite of mine. As competition in the area increased, prices have fallen, but the sushi continues to be the best, freshest I have had anywhere. The lunch specials are not to be believed - more than you can...More

Thank cellist111
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  • Address: 1206 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06514-4732
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-281-4542
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