Sono Japanese Restaurant
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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM
Had not been for several years but the food is just as amazing as I remember
Good gluten free options and bottles of wine were half price. We enjoyed our dinner.
Thank you Sunny for your most recent visit. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of our wine promotion. Its definitely a great deal! We hope you will visit us again soon!
The service was excellent, but the food was underwhelming given the hype and price. The acoustics (seated in the middle of the restaurant) were sharp and loud. Conversation was frequently paused to wait for the noise to calm down.
Thank you for coming into Sono. I am disappointed to hear that you found the food to be underwhelming. Our goal is to always provide a great experience and surpass all our guests' expectations through our food and service. As far as the noise is concerned, it can get pretty busy especially on the weekends. However, our hosts will do their best to accommodate you to a more quiet area of the restaurant. I hope you will give us a another chance to provide a better experience on your next visit.
Great specialty rolls and sushi. Our server did a great job but I forgot her name.
Thank you for your most recent visit to Sono. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We hope you will see us again soon!
Wonderful staff and a wonderful setting and ambiance. Our waitress was very patient with us and the multiple questions we had. It was a great place with amazing food and it was presented in such a lovey way. Would definitely come back again.
Thank you Hanna for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again!
Solid and a reasonable price for very good food. Atmosphere is fine but unless you ask for a quiet table, you likely can't talk any serious business.
Thank you Bill for coming into Sono. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your last experience. Sometimes during peak business hours it can get pretty busy in the restaurant. However, we will always do our best to accommodate our guests to the best of our abilities. We hope to see you again soon!
Average for a high price.
Thank you for coming into Sono. I'm sorry to hear we were not able to provide a better experience. We pride ourselves in offering the freshest ingredients at a reasonable cost. Please check out our Lunch Menu as we offer many items at a great cost. We hope you will give us another chance and see us again in the future.
I did the nigiri omekase and it was amazing.
Thank you for coming into Sono. The Omakase is definitely a very unique experience we offer. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.
Went here for a special occasion and they definitely didn’t disappoint. They provided us with champagne and had such great service, not to mention the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend!
Thank you for your recent visit to Sono. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!
Our table of 4 enjoyed delicious sushi with excellent service.
Thank you for your most recent visit to Sono. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service. We hope to see you again soon!
Delicious food and great service! We will definitely be returning!
Thank you Tayler for coming into Sono! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Always a nice dinner at Sono. The food is consistently good and fresh, and the waitstaff is helpful and kind.
The Salmon is amazing, everything else, pretty good. Seared tuna on a roll left a bit to be desired. Excellent service. Very empty on a Thursday evening, incredibly expensive. Might come back solely for the salmon sashimi.
Thank you Amanda for your recent visit to Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed the salmon dishes and the service that evening. Please check out our lunch menu as we offer great deals on our sushi rolls. We hope you will see us again!
Great food and excellent service! I love this place!
Thank you for coming into Sono! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
My wife and I had the Moriawase for our anniversary dinner. We both agree that we have never had sushi that good. The fish quality was top notch. There were no undesirable flavors. The textures were outstanding. Every piece was memorable. We also took the opportunity to try real wasabi and it was absolutely worth it. We will definitely be returning in the future.
Thank you Chris for the great review! I'm glad you and your wife were able to enjoy your anniversary dinner with us. The Omakase is definitely a unique experience for all our customers. We hope you will see us again soon. Happy Anniversary!
Awesome food and service!
Thank you Allen for coming into Sono! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
Fast and friendly service. Food was very good and prices reasonable. We will definitely be returning.
Hi Cindy! Thank you for your most recent visit. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience at Sono. We hope to see you again soon!
Sono was recommended to me from multiple individuals and I can see why! The food is absolutely delicious, the price is reasonable and definitely worth it for the quality of food you receive. Menu has good variety, meaning there is something for everyone.
Extensive drink menu as well, covering a wide range of prices and drink types!
Easy to make a reservation online as well! Recommend doing so for Friday/Saturday nights, my group and I would’ve had a solid wait if it weren’t for our reservations!
Definitely recommend checking this place out if you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine! Their ramen is fantastic! New go to stop when I go to Raleigh!
Thank you Duncan for the great review! I'm happy to hear you were able to enjoy the food and service that night. We do our best to offer a good variety of food and drinks that all our customers can enjoy. We definitely look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in town!
I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed everything about it. The chili, garlic edamame was absolutely wonderful!!
Thank you for your most recent visit. I'm glad you decided to try the garlic chili. It definitely kicks things up a notch. It also goes really well with our Ramen dishes. We hope to see you again soon!
Great food and excellent service! Sono is my favorite place to get sushi in Raleigh. I’ve never tried anything on the menu that I didn’t like and the service is always amazing ⭐️
Thank you for coming into Sono. 'Im glad to hear you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon!
This was my first time trying this place as it rated high on Open Table. I’ll get to the point. There was hair in my sushi. HAIR!!!! 🤢 My bill came up to $74 and I tipped the server $10 because it wasn’t his fault but what I didn’t expect was to still be charged for the crab sushi. HAIR people, besides bugs, that’s the worst thing you can find in your food and I was charged to eat hair. They replaced it, but when you acknowledge that there was hair why should I still pay for the plate? I told them to bag it but threw it away once I got home. My server, Davis was nice, but I will never go there again. Unless hair becomes a delicacy. Look up what hair can do to your insides. 🤮
We are very sorry to hear your experience with us. Finding a hair in your food is never a good experience and we have looked into this issue. The hair did not match any of our employees but we are looking into it further. Our policy is to either replace the item or take the item off the check if the customer prefers to not have it replaced. If you did not want the replacement item we would have been happy to take it off the check. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
The chef's choice sashimi was amazing and the service was very attentive and discreet.
Thank you Jen for the great review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your most recent experience. We hope you visit us again soon!
Went on a Wednesday night for my husband's birthday. The service was so attentive, and the fish was delicious! Definitely a date night spot.
Thanks Jessica for your most recent visit! I'm glad you decided to spend your husband's birthday with us. We hope to see you again soon for another date night!
Delicious food and great service!
The food is so delicious and the staff is awesome!
Thanks Donna for coming into Sono! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. Hope to see you again soon!
Great sushi and our favorite place in Raleigh. Highly recommended!
Thanks Scott for the great review! We love providing a great experience for all our guests. Hope to see you again soon!
Nice atmosphere, dark and cool for a hot summer day.
Very good fresh sushi with innovative rolls and excellent service. Definitely will be back
Everything was great. The food is delicious!
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Food was exceptional; service was phenomenal. Our server, Zoey, could not have been more attentive. We started with the grilled octopus appetizer and followed with ramen bowls. Everything was great!
Hi Edgar! Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you were able to enjoy your experience. We definitely do our best to provide exceptional service for all our guests. The grilled octopus is always a great way to start the meal. We hope to see you again soon!
Took 10-15 minutes for our drinks. Also took a while when asked for more soy sauce
Excellent sushi place. The service was wonderful, and the fish was amazing, and we'll definitely be back when we are in town again.
Thank you for the 5 star review! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to you again soon the next time you're in town.
Ordered Sushi and Ramen. Both were very good. Pink Floyd roll had a bit too much cream cheese. But the atmosphere was quiet and romantic. Service was very fast
Thank you Jessica for coming into Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and service at the restaurant. I'll definitely address this issue with our sushi chefs as the Pink Floyd is one of my favorite rolls. Hope to see you again soon!
The food was incredible.Service was ok but looked like they were down a server or 2.I asked the hostess for a to go box as my server was busy,I was given a dirty look & did not get the to go box from her.It took 25 minutes to get my check/to go box.I will be back needless to say....
Hello Mike. Thank you for your recent visit to Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed the food but I do apologize the service was not up to our standard that day. I will address this issue with our staff and I hope you will give us another chance to provide a better experience.
Excellent sushi, great service on an extremely busy night.
Good food, great service. Great time.
Service was marginal and inattentive.
Food was underwhelming. I had expected more quality for the value of what I paid.
We are truly sorry your experience was not to your satisfaction. From the moment you walk into our business, it is our responsibility to give you the best possible service and clearly this time around that was not the case. We are looking into it and have spoken to my team about this issue. I hope you'll give us another chance where we can provide a much better experience.
beautiful presenation, great food, great atmophere!