Sono Restaurant Portside Wharf

4.8
144 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Sono offers 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 natural elements of wood, stone and water, all serve to enhance the overall your dining experience.
The restaurant's 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.
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.
For a dining experience like no other, let Sono transport you to another time and place. Allow our friendly staff to provide you with our traditional service to make your dining experience at Sono an event to remember.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian, Teppanyaki
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm-2:30pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm-9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CLOSED ALL DAY MONDAYS, TUESDAY LUNCHES & ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
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Phone number
(07) 3268 6655 ext. 2
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Ryuji Tomihara
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Private Party Facilities
We offer private tatami rooms for group bookings up to 36 guests.
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Private Party Contact
events@sonorestaurant.com.au: (07) 3268 6655 ext. 2
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Parking Details
Validated parking available for a maximum of three (3) hours
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Public Transit
Bus, Ferry, City Cat
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Special Events & Promotions
7 private rooms, cocktail party up to 250, sit down dinner up to 180
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 144 People Are Saying
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Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be returning.

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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service - our waitress and her manager went above and beyond, they both did such a great job! The food was beautiful as expected. We’ll definitely be back!

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Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The chef is very friendly and interesting.

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Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food,incredible staff. Always our favorite restaurants especially for special occasions. This place is impossible to fault. Always perfect every single visit.

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Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second visit to SONO - deliberately. An amazing restaurant, both for staff attitude, quality of service, quality of food. We felt like we were in Japan, enjoying their wonderful cuisine. Of course the Yuzu Garden cocktail is sublime. The presentation of the food is perfect, matched only by the flavour. Well done!

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Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant with exceptional fresh food wonderful staff and a fantastic atmosphere.

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Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I have been to Sono a number of times and it's hallmark is the consistency of service and great food.

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Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First class service. Finest Japanese food. Lovely atmosphere in our tatami room overlooking the water. Highly recommend for special occasions as the price reflects the quality of the experience. Our Italian guests had their eyes opened to the delights of the Japanese cuisine.

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Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully presented, fresh produce and absolutely delicious meals.

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Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited Sono for the first time for my husbands birthday,because there were five of us we couldn’t book a window table which initially was disappointing but we soon got over that.We were warmly welcomed and were pleasantly surprised by the number of diners on a Tuesday night in Brisbane.Fantastic food,excellent service and knowledgeable staff made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.We can’t wait to return.

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Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Sono for a special occasion or any other time. Delicious food, wonderful service and ambiance. This was our. 4th or 5th visit. We will be back!

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Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our experience at Sono Portside Wharf was wonderful. The staff are extremely attentive and very friendly. The restaurant itself is aesthetically pleasing. We loved the cultural feel of the sunken tables and private rooms. The food was amazing, full of flavour and presented with an artistic flair. The Sashimi was the best we've ever had. We were celebrating our anniversary and Sono made it a day to remember. Love it. We will be back

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Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great evening with family in private room - great food and good service

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Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere

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Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An incredible, dining experience for any Japanese cuisine lover or someone new to the culture. An extensive menu of exquisitely prepared meals, authentic flavours and modern takes. Beautiful atmosphere and interior design throughout the restaurant, waterfront views, private rooms for groups and exceptional service make for an unforgettable evening to share with people.

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Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely accommodating staff and effortless food! 5 stars!! 🤩

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Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience at Sono! This was my 4th visit and each time I have been very impressed with the food quality and level of service. Authentic cuisine, amazing staff and overall great experience.

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Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sono is a fantastic Japanese restaurant. Best Japanese in Brisbane.

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Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding - will visit monthly from now on!

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Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, people, and place. Definitely going back.

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Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It's a very nice place,but a little bit far away and might be difficult to find the entrance if u go there first time. Food is not bad,honestly,to meet the local consumers,the taste is different from the usual Japanese restaurant in Japan~

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Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely. There was a cruise ship in dock (which we were advised about) that blocks views which is a shame.

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Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food was incredible!

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Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is just a great restaurant. The ambience and outlook are indulgent, the service is perfect and the food fabulous.

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Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was quite perfect

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Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was beautifully prepared (reminded us of our visit to Japan) and Moe was an excellent waitress, friendly and helpful.

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Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a wonderful time at Sono Portside recently. Thoroughly enjoyed the Lunch Tasting Menu as it gave us an opportunity to try a variety of things on the menu. Only thing to be careful of, is if there is a ship in port, the view to the river is blocked.

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Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the food was amazing, the restaurant is beautiful

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Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and quality food and presentation

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Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Japanese restaurant in Brisbane in my mind, went to the one in city, but close now:( The avocado prawn is my favourite!

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Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Good ambiance, food and view.

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Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely first Japanese experience with food. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. We did the tasting menu and they were more than happy to swap out sashimi for something cooked as I'm pregnant.

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Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

greeted with a smile and warmth and seated
at our table with a window view. A real ambiance feel wich felt you were in Japan.

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Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sono was an amazing way to celebrate a birthday celebration. We had a private room overlooking the water. Was a perfect lunch.

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Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Katy always recommends the best sake, and remembered my birthday so I was surprised with a sparkler and ice cream. They always remember me when I walk up to the front counter and just make the whole night feel special.

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Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dine here when we have something to celebrate as the food and service is exceptional.

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Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sophisticated upmarket Restaurant with superb service- brilliant staff with perfect attention - but most of all - the food is exceptional. Given the chains of sushi trains cooking for the masses - it is an utter delight to enjoy Japanese food that is perfectly prepared and served. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions with friends and loved ones.

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Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Japanese restaurant ever!!

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Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food. The staff were very attentive and professional. All round exceptional experience.

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Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nicely done. Would recommend for first timers.

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