Sono Restaurant Portside Wharf
Always a good experience dinning in for lunch or dinner. Service is good always smiling and caring making sure we were comfortable, if the food is ok etc.
The Black Cod is fabulous and that is one dish we never miss every time we dine in there.
On the whole it is a great place to have a nice evening out or catching up for lunch.
The freshness of the food.
All the Zen course dishes, except the black cod, were delicious. Japanese tuna belly, although expensive, was exquisite! Hojitcha tea was nice throughout the tasting journey. Matcha beer was intriguing, but nothing too special.
We had the 10 course Zen banquet. The 4 of us thought it was one of the most amazing dining experiences we have ever had. Wonderful staff. Food was amazing and presentation exceptional.
Outstanding customer service. Fresh sashimi. Great selection of Umeshu and Sake.
The food was incredible! The best authentic Japanese food I’ve ever eaten. The service was incredible and the wait staff helped me understand the menu and gave me great recommendations. I’d messed up the booking/date and arrived one day earlier however, the staff managed to fit us in and we even had our own private room. Was a great experience and the perfect way to finish our holiday.
Let’s just say, this was the best restaurant I’ve been in my life. Period! I’ve been around the world but this has beaten everything. Their food, atmosphere, service was amazing.
it's always great
Went here for the second time to celebrate a birthday.
We had a fabulous private booth with river views.
Had the Zen set menu and it was off the charts good.
Great wine list and great service.
Absolutely loved it!!
The food was delicious and presented well. Service was good and meals came out quickly. A little expensive for what it is but otherwise a nice dinner for a special occasion.
I thought the service, food quality and price was excellent. The wait staff are great and very friendly. They were always there when we needed something but didn't hassle us at all. We ate in one of their booths and really enjoyed the experience. Will be definitely going back to try their other dishes.
Good experience overall. Fresh fish as you won’t find in many places around. Superb drinks offer.
Dinning room too bright.
Sono is a must visit if you love Japanese cuisine. We were recommended to visit after raving reviews from a friend and we weren't disappointed. The service was fautless, the food was delicious and presented beautifully. We can't wait to come back next time we are in Brisbane.
If you want to relish that perfect Japanese cuisine then this is the place to try.
They have good options available on their menu all the way from starters to desserts and drinks.
We have enjoyed our experience of having dinner here with family and will visit for another occasion soon!
Excellent food and the Japanese waitress was so nice and friendly
Has been to Sono regularly for special event. Always a top choice with me because staff are attentive and helpful and polite.
If anyone has dined at other western restaurants you will know there is a clear difference in service attitude.
Will always recommend Sono Japanese.
We have been going to Sono Portside for as long as I can remember for every wedding anniversary and special birthdays. Service has always been impeccable and the food even more so. The attention to detail is second to none. Highly recommended.
Sono never disappoints. Everything about Sono is perfect. The service food and ambience is world class. Thank you for another outstanding dining experience.
It was a very good experience. The restaurant was able to cater to my requests and the food and services was amazing.
Like this restourant, nice food,super presentation,friendly staff definitely recommend it.
Excellent service. Food presented perfectly. Everything was delicious.
This is one of our favourite restaurants in Brisbane and we are lucky enough to live within 2 ferry stops.
The presentation and quality of the food is always outstanding as is the service. Right on the water with lots to see.
Whether it is a casual lunch before a movie, romantic date night, or a special occasion - you can't go wrong with Sono at Portside.
Food and service is excellent. You won’t be disappointed! We have been here twice in the past month and dined at both the 12:00 and 1:30 pm sitting. Both times the food was excellent. We ordered a la carte and had a starter, main and dessert. The 12 nn sitting appears to be rushed. You are reminded to finish after 1.5 hrs which I think is too short if you wanted to enjoy your meal. If you are wanting to take your time, book the 1:30 pm sitting. Service is the same, just not as hectic.
The best Japanese food in Brisbane. And they have a Japanese vegetarian menu which I used and everything was delicious.
What a fantastic experience. My partner and I went for date night. The device was fantastic and the sashimi to die for. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you Sono
The exuberant plating was an experience in itself. Beautiful food paired with the most wonderful sauces. Mock tail was delicious.
Food was Devine exotic and timed to perfection
I was disappointed with the level of service and didn't feel it was a nice dining experience at all, given that we ordered the 10 course Zen meal which was not cheap, but all the dishes came out all at once instead of 1 by 1, so it was super rushed and was not like a 10 course experience. The finished plates were not cleared from our table before the other courses were served, so it was a huge mess with courses everywhere and plates all over the table. Sorry but I expected alot more from Sono.
The restaurant presents a pleasant Japanese experience. The food was beautifully presented and was everything I expected from a Japanese restaurant. Our table was by the large panoramic windows with views over the Brisbane river and city. You have to remove your shoes before being seated at your table so wear easy on/off shoes! Our waitress was very nice. Tempura main dish could be more generous as was bordering on scabby.
If you miss Japan, come here!
Absolutely beautiful food and service. Loved the opportunity to try things we had never had before and having a surprise dessert with 'Happy Anniversary' on it was a beautiful touch and made us feel very special.
Beautiful food and exceptional service, thoroughly enjoyed our evening here and would highly recommend 😊
The food was exceptional. Every course we had was of high quality and extremely flavourful. The sashimi was wonderful and nothing like the other restaurants I’ve been to. The wagyu was my favourite, it was soft, flavourful and I will never forget it. I’ve only ever heard good things about Sono and I’m completely satisfied with their customer service, especially our waiter Lawrence. I hope to come again soon.
Absolutely amazing restaurant. Could easily be a a top 3 jap restaurant in Brisbane.
Great for special occasions and dates.
Easy dish is well presented and very tasty.
We tried the Sono 6 course menu. Everything was divine. We'll certainly try other dishes next time, after seeing some of the amazing dishes brought to adjacent tables.
One of the most authentic culinary Japanese experiences I had in Australia. The food was absolutely divine and I only wish I lived in Brisbane so I could go back more often. The ambience and setting were incredible, the staff attentive, knowledgeable and really made us feel at home. I highly recommend!
Quality plus. A slice of Japan and a great dining experience.
Really superb dining experience in every way.
Fabulous- loved the food, wine, decor and service. 💕
As we arrived, we were welcomed by the host which was very courteous and friendly and that makes a good start as the welcoming was really warm. The Food is amazing. Very well presented and enjoy every mouthful with only a "WOW" factor.
The guy who serve us is also very good & professional about it & really made us very comfortable with the dinning experience.
To be honest this is not the first time we have dine in SONO. Every time we were there the service & the food have kept up to its standard
Sono Restaurant Portside Wharf is rated 4.8 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.