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Meet the Chef

Picture of Ryuji Tomihara.

Ryuji Tomihara

Hailing from the top restaurants in Tokyo’s glitzy Ginza, Ryuji-Tomihara is the General Manager and Executive Chef of the Sono Restaurant Group. Ryuji-san is not only the creative mind behind the exquisite dishes of Sono Japanese Restaurant, but also its casual dining sister restaurant, Motto Motto Japanese Kitchen. If he had to choose a last meal, it would be Fugu, the deadly Japanese pufferfish.

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Seemi Khan

dined on Sat, 3 Aug 2019

Very attentive staff and beautiful food

dined on Sun, 28 Apr 2019

Great food, nice window seat. Friendly staff. Will come back!

dined on Sun, 14 Apr 2019

What a wonderful evening, the food, wine and service were excellent. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Great for special occasions
garry martin

dined on Thu, 8 Aug 2019

Great food with a wonderful drink selection and impeccable service. A first class experience.

dined on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

Fresh seafood. High price for premium seafood. Lobster sashimi was good. Waitresses were very busy, so the service was little bit slow. We have to clean our table by ourselves.

dined on Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Love the food! Excellent service. Fantastic atmosphere. Everything just perfect

dined on Sun, 30 Jun 2019

Fantastic food as always but service was a bit slow which is unusual - maybe just a busy night.
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About Sono Japanese Portside

Sono-rific Step inside Sono Japanese Portside and you will be transported from Brisbane straight to traditional Japan. From the Japanese music, bamboo and low Japanese seating overlooking Brisbane Waters every detail has been carefully planned. Sono has taken just as much care with its food, with many locals rating Sono as the best Japanese in town. For lovers of Japanese food, or those new to this style of cuisine, the six-course tasting menu is a journey worth taking. And if you are happy to leave the car at home, you can team each course with wine or sake. The food here is fresh and full of flavour from the sashimi to the Wagyu steak, prepared to perfection by specialist Japanese chefs. We thoroughly recommend Sono for a fabulous night out and a great experience of Japanese traditions. Best dish: Wagyu steak



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