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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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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 Sun, 13 Jan 2019

To be fair , food is a hit and miss . Oysters are very good , fresh and well balanced . Sushi is so so . Salmon is a let down . Would I come back ? No, sorry .

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

Lovely service as always. Meat portion for sukiyaki seems smaller.

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

Absolutely fantastic in every way. A must for anybody with a mouth!

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

Nice to celebrate a 21st in style

dined on Thu, 16 May 2019

One of the more pricy restaurants but the quality of the food justifies this to a certain extent. Great for special occasionns.

dined on Fri, 26 Apr 2019

Excellent all round dining experience.
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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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