Sono Japanese Portside

347 reviews

Average price $85

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Restaurant menu

Chef Ryuji Tomihara
  • Average price $85 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Hokkaido scallops

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Ratings & Reviews


based on 347 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.5/10
  1. Rachel M.
    Rachel M.
    • one review

    Great food

  2. Jack R.
    Jack R.
    • one review

    Food was wonderful but expensive for what you receive, atmosphere was nice but far to bright (Lighting) for my liking. Go to your local sushi place instead :)

  3. Leo L.
    Leo L.
    • one review

    Great night, great food. First time and it was a really pleasant experience. The Ebi Avocado Yaki is definitely recommended!! Definitely won my money. Will be coming back again!

  4. Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth P.
    • one review

    Always amazing.

  5. Kylie W.
    Kylie W.
    • one review

    Sono is amazing. The food is exquisite and the service second to none. They offer banquets where you actually love ALL of the food and not have to leave some dishes because they just don’t taste quite right. Can’t wait to go back!

  6. Lalita A.
    Lalita A.
    • 2 reviews

    Got the Zen 10- course with mocktails. Every dish was perfect.

  7. Tommy p.
    Tommy p.
    • 4 reviews

    Amazing food and amazing service always the best. been here throughout the years and they always amazing quality food and amazing service. Best in Brisbane

  8. Brad A.
    Brad A.
    • 2 reviews

    The total experience was exceptional. The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable and the entire experience exceeded our expectation. We will definitely being going back again very soon.

  9. Mandy B.
    Mandy B.
    • one review

    As always food here was exceptional. Today's visit was a bit of a trauma though because parking here was a nightmare so had to park out of the shopping precent. The restaurant was also really busy today, and so the service today was slow it was over half an hour before we got our drinks and longer for our entrees. I love this restaurant its our favourite Japanese but I am put off when it is so busy.

  10. Patty C.
    Patty C.
    • 2 reviews

    Think service can be better with more staff on A busy Sunday afternoon. Food was nice. Like the presentation of the dishes. Really enjoy the atmosphere.

  11. Lindsay S.
    Lindsay S.
    • 14 reviews

    Fantastic as always

  12. Arisa S.
    Arisa S.
    • 2 reviews

    Great authentic Japanese food and service. Window seat is good if the cruise ship is not blocking your view. Will definitely go there again if I start missing Japanese food.

  13. Andreana E.
    Andreana E.
    • one review

    One of my favourite restaurants. Every bite is a delight to be savoured and I have never been disappointed. If you love Japanese food, be prepared to have your expectations exceeded.

  14. Lucy W.
    Lucy W.
    • one review

    Sono was a fabulous setting. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. We got the banquet and were very satisfied with the portion sizes. Highly recommend it

  15. Sarah L.
    Sarah L.
    • 2 reviews

    The black cod was salty and not cooked well. Otherwise rest of meal was good

  16. Kerry S.
    Kerry S.
    • 3 reviews

    Lovely restaurant and food was amazing. I wish the staff would look less crazy busy, very rushed. Slow down and replace. You have a great place. H

  17. Jen L.
    Jen L.
    • 15 reviews

    Very fresh and delicious bento boxes, great service and atmosphere. One of the best Japanese restaurants in Brisbane!

  18. Sammie C.
    Sammie C.
    • 3 reviews

    A pleasant experience once again.

  19. Ann C.
    Ann C.
    • 17 reviews

    Loved the bento box - delicious!

  20. Sarah C.
    Sarah C.
    • 2 reviews

    We had the lunch tasting menu with wine pairing and it was fantastic! So much thought put into the dishes and wines and everything was perfect. We had a great meal and the service was wonderful as well. Would definitely return and want to try the dinner tasting menu!

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Opening time

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday - Thursday: Dinner 6pm - 9:30pm

Friday - Saturday: Dinner 6pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: Dinner 6pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday - Sunday: Lunch 12pm - 2:30pm


How to get to the restaurant

Lvl 1, 39 Hercules Street, 4007, Hamilton, Australia

About the restaurant

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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