excellent, per usual
wonderful, as usual. Food, drinks, service - all on point.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic Sushi! All of our
Fantastic Sushi! All of our rolls and sashimi were excellent! The "Secret Garden" roll was an unexpected delicious choice, recommended by our waiter.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and
The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding! We took several suggestions from our server and she was perfect! We were sat at a table near the bar and unfortunately there was a very loud group standing at the bar. Once they moved away our experince couldn't have been better!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is in downtown
This restaurant is in downtown Raleigh so parking is a major issue. Be prepared to pay to park and to walk to the restaurant. We enjoyed our meal very much. We just wish they were open for lunch on the weekends.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent waiter - right on
Excellent waiter - right on it. Food is good, fresh and appetizing.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful place to eat at.
Wonderful place to eat at. Definitely going back very soon!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. A little expensive.....but the food was still Great!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our third visit because
This was our third visit because we have enjoyed it so much! With the valet parking it makes dinner out a breeze downtown. A favorite is the tuna tartare is to die for and could literally be your meal!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Typical and not so typical sushi
This was my third time going to Sono, and I've loved it every time! I always get sushi and Skittles roll is a must every time! It is a fruit sushi, very refreshing and awesome! Sake "G" is also my favorite!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service as
Great food and service as usual. This has become one of our favorite downtown restaurants.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Screaming O (sushi roll.... Ha)
Get some!! And the seaweed salad and the edamame. Delish :)
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible sushi! Talked with him at our table and learned about him and his restaurant; beyond the normal.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service
Sono was great. Our server taught us about the different kinds of sake and helped us select something to try for our first sake experience. It was great! The food was all excellent and was prepared in a good timeframe.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never been disappointed
Danny wasn't even supposed to be our server, but he remembered us from previous visits and checked on us anyway. Davion was very attentive as well. Our glasses were never empty,and we felt valued. Not to mention, the food is always so delicious! Highly recommend this fantastic dining experience.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice looking restaurant. Appetizers
Nice looking restaurant. Appetizers were amazing. server wasn't attentive but the food made up for it.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi. Great service.
Great sushi. Great service. A must visit for all sushi fanatics.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Gem...
Went here for Restaurant week and really enjoyed it. Sono is a great spot with good Sushi!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
cooked better than raw
Miso soup and tempura appetizer were outstanding. The green onion in the soup tasted like they had just picked it from a garden and chopped it the moment before serving the soup. The sushi, however, was good but not great.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sono is the perfect sushi
Sono is the perfect sushi restaurant in the downtown area. It's always my first choice.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sushi in Downtown Raleigh
In the heart of Downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street, Sono is one of our favorite spots for sushi. Unusual roll combinations are their trademark, and we especially love the Screaming "O", Piano and Secret Garden rolls. The Vegetarian Sono Yaki Soba is also delicious. Servers are always friendly and knowledgeable, but usually a bit slow. Parking is scarce, so go ahead and valet. It's definitely worth it.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend from Chicago was in town so we decided to eat at Sono before attending a comedy show. My friend started with the Avocado salad, which I sampled. The dressing was wonderful! I started with edamame. Then we shared the Spicy Tuna Crunch roll, the Piano roll, and the Tempura Shrimp roll. Sooooo delicious! We each had a glass of wine as well, which was also great. My only complaint was that we were in a booth and felt that our waitress did not really pay much attention to us. My friend initially wanted another glass of wine, but we couldn't catch anyone's attention. But the food and ambience was perfect!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we had was excellent and fresh. Service was friendly and efficient. Will try again as there were a number of appetizers that looked interesting.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
High quality Sushi - Gluten Free!
Very high quality sushi. Everything tastes wonderful - using only high end fish. No buy one get one free rolls here - but the rolls are moderately priced. Great cocktails - we went on a Wednesday evening, and they had over 10 specialty cocktails on half price sale. Gluten free friendly - they had GF Soy Sauce, and also note what on the menu is completely GF.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sushi and Service
Had three wonderful rolls and several fresh pieces of delicious Bluefin. Danny was an outstanding server!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place
My wife and I have travelled the world and spend much of that travel time eating. The food at Sono has regularly impressed us being amongst the most creative in NC. Sushi is fresh and delicious, but the appetizers and entrees are the real reason to keep coming back. Highly, highly recommended.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat at a table the bar, but was secluded by the front window so you could people watch while you had a nice refreshing cocktail and dinner. We shared a bunch of appetizers and all were outstanding in both taste and presentation. We will be going back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations and while we did have to wait 10-15 minutes for our booth there were plenty of seats at their huge bar and "lounge section". The staff was very professional and polite. The bar tender seemed somewhat annoyed with the crowd but we did not take it personal. The food was terrific. I had the Scottish Salmon and it was cooked to perfection...slightly seared outside with a perfect center. The dish had plenty of delicious hibachi vegetables. My husband had the shrimp and grits and his dish was great. We shared some bake volcano rolls, our fav! The presentation of the food was very lovely. Drinks were good as well. Just a great overall experience. Restaurant is small so request a booth for more privacy it is worth the wait.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good variety of sushi
We enjoyed our first visit here. There was a good variety of sushi, and it was clearly labeled as : raw, cooked, or gluten-free. There were many other items on the menu that looked good, but we came in specifically with sushi in mind! Attractive decor, and pleasant waitress rounded out a nice meal.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
Sono is a go to place when my wife and I get a night out. Sushi is consistently among the best in Raleigh and environment lends itself to great adult conversation. Would recommend if you desire a peaceful, slow pace night to go along with some fantastic sushi.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE this place
I live in Raleigh, but every single time I am in Charlotte, I eat here. Sushi is amazing, service is great!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great downtown Sushi restaurant
Best sushi in the downtown Raleigh area by far! Definitely recommend it. The rolls are creative and not over sauced, the sushi and sashimi are high quality and always very fresh!.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I make reservations here every time I come up to raleigh. I usually order the omakase (in between 40 to 60$) but you get a 5-7 course meal. The presentation is really good and the food is amazing.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi rolls were all incredible and fresh. Server very knowledgeable. The Moshe dessert is not to be overlooked! So glad we found Sono. Will definitely be back!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place!! Sushi is fresdeliciou
I eat at this resturant everytime im in Raleigh. The Sushi is awesome, very friendly staff. Colt was our server this time and he did a wonderful job taking care of us. If your in Raleigh you have to check this place out. I will continue eating there. Great atmosphere. Only issue is not on the Sono staff. It is the large loudmouth groups that come in.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We recently tried this place for the first time. We were happy with the sushi dishes and will definitely go again. As the evening progressed, it did get a bit noisy for our taste. But plenty of benches outside allowed us to wrap up dinner and continue our visit with our out of town friend.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sashimi in town!
Amazing fresh sashimi with a fabulous presentation. Impressive.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My experience at Sono was great! The food was amazing and the server was super attentive. Great way to celebrate my baby's 24th birthday! He loved it too!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time visit to Sono
This was our first time to Sono Japanese Restaurant in Raleigh. It was my wife's birthday, and she wanted to try someplace different. The restaurant was great. The flaming shrimp appetizer was incredible, and the sushi as well. Good wine for her and cocktails for me. Great place for kids who enjoy sushi (California rolls in our case). We asked for a window seat on the reservation request and got it (good people watching in downtown Raleigh). All in all, we were very happy with the whole experience. We will be back with friends.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant on our recent trip to Raleigh! Excellent food and service. Kid-friendly if your kids are adventurous eaters...our kids loved it and there were several other famlies dining early like we did.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love going here!
The food is always excellent! There's a wide array of sushi, raw and not raw to choose from so something for everybody. The avocado salad and accompanying dressing is delightful. We also love the firey shrimp appetizer. Also a sharp looking bar area-check out the drink they call "Dark Horse" different and really good! Attractive setting, great service and delicious food- a total winner!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi at Sono was very delicious.
Sushi at Sono was very delicious. Plenty of special rolls with classic rolls available on their a la carte menu. Only took a star off the service because we had a new waiter in training so I didnt expect it to be the best it could be. Other than that, everything came out fast and, as stated earlier, was delicious.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salmon Bento box was superb well worth it. $25 Monday dinner special also. great chef app, choice of any sushi roll , chef special entree (skirt steak w/veggies and gravy over wasabi mash potatoes when we dined) and dessert. everyone was very friendly too. as for ambience big tvs over bar and dining area + way tables are laid out + color scheme makes it seem a romantic sports bar (?!) . There are some booths in the back for a less sporty feel so it depends what you are looking for on a particular night.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Sushi and Service
The food here is fantastic and the service was great. The servers all work together to make sure the guests are taken care of. We tried 4 different rolls all of which were fantastic. Only reason for a 4 was there was a table of people with a screaming child that we wish would have been addressed by the management. The child was extremely loud and obnoxious throughout the meal with the parents not attempting to reconcile the issue at all.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always have good experiences
Always have good experiences at SONO & this time was no exception. Excellent menu w many options, food well prepared, nicely presented, & reasonably priced. Service warm & accommodating, as usual. Cozy & casual ambience.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. The waitstaff are very attentive and awesome. I have nothing but great things to say about our dining experience. I will return each time I'm in Raleigh.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great shashimi and rolls!
By far the freshest fish in town. I don't know why people rave about Mura--this place is 100 times better! Great shashimi options, too with more unusual choices. Rolls abound and you'll find things here that are nowhere else!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sono was excellent
Pricey, but unique and excellent sushi. Very quickly made and delivered. The servers were very quick and friendly. The atmosphere was mesmerizing.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
THe place exceed expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed everything
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Probably our favorite sushi joint in Raleigh. We have not had a bad experience there.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Japanese food
I've never been disappointed with this place. The toro, salmon and other sushi is always fresh. The ramen is so delicious and the fire cracker shrimp is so good; it's like crab Rangoon with a big shrimp in the middle. Alejandro the bar tender/ waiter is always friendly, personable and spot on. I really enjoy coming here and have found it to be quite an enjoyable experience each time I come here and the good food and service keeps me coming back for more.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM