Sono Restaurant Portside Wharf

4.7
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269 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Japanese
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.
What 269 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Quality plus. A slice of Japan and a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really superb dining experience in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous- loved the food, wine, decor and service. 💕

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Positively one of Brisbane's best restaurants. Lovely food, excellent service, and a very special atmosphere make this one of the best in town. If you love Japanese food this is for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The waitress gave me the wrong food although I didn’t recognise at first. I reminded her while I was about to leave and she said nothing and did not come back to me. I then told the receptionist while I paid the check. One of the receptionist ( turn out she is the manager) said it was because I pointed to the wrong menu when I ordered. Sashimi is the resin I went to that restaurant. How can I make the mistake. They should’ve give me an apology instead of shifting the responsibility. Utterly awfu

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience, the food was delicious with beautiful ambiance and outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, the place is quite nice and relaxed and all the waiting staff was amazing and very professional. Highly recommended for a special celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Happy smiley warm waiter Xiang who made excellent suggestion of menu choice

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The meals were delicious and very well presented. Dissappointing that as a high end restaurant you allow customers wearing actice wear to dine in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Quality of food, drink and service

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sono is and always will be one of my favourite spots to go. My guests and I got the $89 banquet and had plenty to take home afterwards. Servers are attentive and food is always impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great quality food with impeccable service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth a visit for high quality Japanese food

Highly recommend having 10 course dinnerset

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food came out consistently cold from starters to my $62 Wagyu steak. Sent steak back for it to reappear at the same temperature. Service was incredibly slow, drinks were exceptionally slow to come out. We have been going to Sono for years but there was something really amiss last night.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service plus friendly. Could not recommend it more highly.

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Leah
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food well oreoared

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful to look at, and deliciously prepared food. Paired with amazing wine. The Sashimi was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & service, very extensive menu. Food was lovely & fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food was good and staff went out of their way. They wrote in chocolate happy birthday on the sweets plate for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Overal great experience. Final meal of Wagyu steak slices on top a little grill was tough and chewy but all preceding dishes were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good efficient service, happy staff

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All staff are highly trained to provide exceptional services. Their seafoods are fresh. Quiet and nice ambient.

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Martyn
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible.
Needs to be shut down.
No idea regarding people with food allergies.
No idea on prevention. No idea on what to do if there becomes a problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and excellent customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service! Awesome atmosphere! Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I have booked through Sono website but staff could not find my booking, it was embarrassing. Lucky the manager Chinese girl found it.

Food was not hot enough, feels like it was cooked and did not delivery to our table on time.

Service girl was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Sono offers the authentic Japanese dining experience in Brisbane. I hope they will reconsider reopening a branch in the CBD as it is a little too far for an eager diner like me.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are very respectful and ask to take the plates away only when we are finished and always have a cheerful yet sincere appearance. Their attention to detail is impeccable. The food is amazing with beautiful traditional flavours. Each year we come to Sono to celebrate our birthdays and are very disappointed. It truly feels like we are in Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Sono. Impeccable service and every dish is always plated to perfection.I have celebrated many wedding anniversaries and birthdays there. I wholeheartedly recommend Sono to anyone wanting a memorable experience. Possibly the best restaurant in Brisbane.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed friendly atmosphere. Outstanding food and good service. Highly recommended if you enjoy top class Japanese food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the perfect Japanese dining atmosphere and service experience.

My requests catered for without question even through online booking.

My partner so enjoyed a special occasion experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is around our tenth visit to Sono. I keep trying to find something to whinge about but I can't find one.
Brilliant food, excellent service, fantastic atmosphere. An absolute gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

One of the worst dining experience I had. I made the reservation on their website few days ago and I specifically asked for a widow seat table. Nobody contacted me to inform me that the table is not available, they just had to tell you in person. When I was expressing my frustrations, all I got from the staff is "well, you did not book the table through me". Thank you very much for you attitude, and see you never.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful layout, staff went above and beyond with service and very sweet and helpful for 2 vegans at my table. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sushi was amazing quality

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Sono for our daughter’s birthday as she is mad about Japanese food and culture having lived there for a year. The food and service were outstanding!! The staff are so thoughtful and gracious and it was every bit the same level of care you get when in Japan. The sake menu is extensive and their knowledge of the different options to match with food was terrific. And we tried 3 great & quite unique cocktails. It was a wonderful dinner

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Sono Restaurant Portside Wharf is rated 4.7 stars by 269 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.