Sono Restaurant Portside Wharf
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.
Very disappointed. When booking asked for a window table to enjoy beautiful river view for special 45th wedding anniversary lunch. View was the complete side of an old cruise ship with the boarding passengers filing passed our table for the duration of the meal. No warning provided for the unwary during the booking service. Would have chosen to go elsewhere on this occasion. Very unfair of restaurant not to advise in reservation confirmation email.
We are regulars to Sono and always get the Tasting course with paired wines. This time we took along friends from Sydney. They loved the food and experience as much as we always do.
There was a delay between the wine & food for a particular course (which doesn't usually happen). The restaurant was very busy which may have caused the delay. We mentioned this to our waiter Stuart (who was fabulous) and he fixed up the issue and from then on everything was like clock work.
Fantastic dinner out with my partner of 17yrs celebrating the next step in our lives. Beautiful food, great service, fantastic wine options. Highly recommend this restaurant. One of our favourites!
Absolutely stunning restaurant. This is a very special restaurant that provides incredible service and quality of food. They we do thoughtful for my partners birthday and wrote happy birthday on his plate and sung for him. Every single waiter and waitress, cheif and admin were so lovely and respectful. Didn’t have to wait for our food either!
Great food and great service - TheJapanese inspired menu delighted us
I love Sono. It never fails to deliver. The food is amazing and the spot is gold.
Loved the ambience was an amazing experience, I just wished we order off the menu instead of getting the tasting menu as it was too much raw seafood for me,
Good food and great view.
I had a nice time with my BF.
We had relatives visiting from the UK and had the Gion Banquet. It was superb and the presentation was faultless. The wait staff were wonderful without being intrusive. My partner said it was the best meal we'd had in the last year. I keep thinking about it and look forward to returning there. The only drawback was the cruise ship that was blocking the river view, which of course is out of control of the restaurant.
Incredible food - could have eaten the entire menu.
Food was good quality Japanese. We ordered the Gion Banquet, it had a good selection of all your traditional favourites. The negative for us was that we dined early because and because they wanted the table for a second sitting our food was rushed out and so we felt compelled to eat quickly without the opportunity to savour and enjoy it. If we go back I would want to negotiate a longer table slot and ask the staff to allow breaks between dishes so we could enjoy it.
Have been going to sono for years never disappoints.
Perfect restaurant with amazing food, higher price range but very worth it. We will be back soon to try some more delicious food.
Poor service an not the best quality food... definitely not as good as my prior visits.
Amazing place, incredible staff
This restaurant is superb in every way!
Very easy to book a reservation and the staff took care to accommodate my requests for a riverside view and even provided my partner with a little birthday celebration sparkler for dessert. Very impressed and love the attention to detail
The sushi is always amazing. Unfortunately the tempura prawn and vegetable was a let down this time. The scollops were incredible and fresh, however the the bugs did disappoint this tkme
It was amazing time we had at Sono Restaurant!
We were there for my birthday dinner. We ordered Zen Courses and it was amazing and and ambience was great! They also gave me a sparkling stick on the dessert.
food and service were excellent. We had the Degustation Menu for my Partner’s 50th Birthday and it was beyond anything we could have expected. Well worth the money we paid for such a dining experience.
food very well presented, full of flavour, delicious and appetizing. Table service excellent, very friendly and helpfull. Meals are a good portion size and wide choice. Always leave very happy and full.
10 courses with 10 different Sake complimenting each dish - perfect.
Sono is a great restaurant we return to for special occasions and meeting up with friends. The wait staff are lovely and attentive and there is always plenty to take in when dining here. Extensive food, teppanyaki, wine and sake menus mean there is always something new to try.
No waiter add water for us initiatively. When we ask questions, the waitress（who is tall and a little bit fat, with slanting bangs) was answering with walks, no patient. Not very happy experience.
Absolutely delicious food served quickly, super fresh, couldn’t fault it.
Great food, table and service
The food was exceptional quality and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back!
Everything all perfect !
Seafood is very fresh
The service is really thoughtful.
Lovely good and very nice staff.
Having been to Japan many times, this took me back there. The food exceptional Japanese food, delightful wait staff and a great location and ambience.
Highly recommend the cocktail with sake
Private room for 10 adults and two children, service by Toma was excellent, as was the food (as always)
The restaurant was very busy (Saturday lunch) but we were seated/served in a very timely but relaxed fashion..a must go to Brisbane food experience.
Amazing lunch, a real treat
Everything was amazing. Our Waiter (I think his name was Kai) was brilliant and so attentive. The food was all amazing (As per usual). The sake tasting platter was delicious and well chosen. Sono is still strongly my favourite restaurant for those special occasions when we feel like dressing up and enjoying some of the finer things.
Sono Portside is my favourite restaurant in Brisbane. The food is exceptional, as is the service - I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone with a taste for fine Japanese food.
As a foodie, Sono is one of my favourite restaurants - I love it there.
An outstanding Japanese institution in Brisbane with fantastic food and service levels
The food and service was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be returning.
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!
The chef is very friendly and interesting.