We went before the ballet and had a very enjoyable meal. Our waiter was great and very helpful. We got 4 rolls of sushi and an appetizer and enjoyed all of the food.
The place was wonderful and so was the service! The food that we ate was also amazing! If you love sushi, this is the place!
Perfect meal. Went for the chef's sushi menu. Perfectly timed. Perfect flavor. Can't wait to try again.
Meh. Not worth the price.
I love Sono because the sushi is always so fresh tasting. This is the only place we come for sushi anytime we get the craving! Love Sono
We love this place, it is always consistent and the services is impeccable. Highly recommend.
Brandon our server was awesome! Answered any questions we had. The atmosphere of this restaurant is great & in my opinion it’s the best Sushi in Raleigh!
Best sushi in Raleigh/ Durham. Excellent Ramen. Great service.
The sushi chef at Sono prepared a very delicious and beautiful Nigiri tasting menu.
Always a good experience here. Firecracker shrimp are eggrolls, not what we expected but that's OK. Grilled octopus is a tiny octopus, so don't be caught off guard. It's delicious.
I really appreciated our server. We had our children with us for my wife's birthday. She was a gem. Very polite, excellent service!
Very knowledgeable server and sushi and ramen were fantastic. We had sushi and gyoza as appetizers and ramen as our main dish. I hope to go back soon!
Some of the freshest and tastiest Sushi here in Raleigh! Unfortunate this place does not do BOGO deals, however the quality is worth it. Try the Sushi Trio if you enjoy Sashimi and Nagiri. You wont be disappointed!!
This was our second time to Sono and both experiences were exceptional. We look forward to the next time. Our server's timing was perfect. Not obtrusive, but always there to pour the wine and keep the table fresh. The sushi was perfectly prepared and prices are quite reasonable.
Delicious food and pretty fast service! Always love coming here and getting the ramen. Sushi is delicious too
New Year’s Eve
The hostess bumped the table, spilling my beer all over me, and barely apologized. Also, I swear the rolls get smaller every time I dine here. I get you want to maintain your high margins, but $15 for a roll that keeps getting smaller and smaller is just ridiculous. You’re going to start driving away customers.
Joe was wonderful and cry attentive. Never an empty glass at our table and he was very knowledgeable about the menu.
Best sashimi in town. It's hip and noisy so if you want a more laid back ambience, go early. I haven't ever had bad sushi rolls or sashimi here. Lots of finely shredded crisp daikon, pickled ginger without the pink dye, wasabi packs a punch. Octopus appetizer also highly recommended.
Awesome sushi experience, best in Raleigh!
I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Sono. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. The menu was well priced (for the customer). The quality of the food was well beyond expectations and I now have an all-time favorite spot in Raleigh. Visit Sono and I promise you that you will be back soon after. Thank you Sono!
This was a great experience. Service was great and food was even better.
Miso soup was amazing, I don't know why, but it was better than most.
The house made Gyoza was fantastic. The sushi was the best I've ever had. Better than Morimoto NYC. From the appearance of the fist, the presentation and smell and taste. I didn't even want to use Soy sauce.
My husband and I had a great time and meal - we save Sono for special occasions.. it’s a little more expensive than our average date night but the fish is such high quality it’s so worth it. My fave is the piano roll and tuna nigiri
Overall good experience but was a little disappointed in the Ramen, noodles were too chewy, the meat was dry, and the broth could have been a bit more flavorful.
Lighting was too bright, restaurant fairly empty for a Friday night
Strangely they have shrimp tempura as a sushi roll ingredient, but not as an app or meal. But they made it for us on request. The street sign says the spots outside the door are for valet parking but they don't have valet service. The manager assured us it would be OK, and she was right. The sashimi was "the best I ever had in this country" according to a foodie global traveler in our dining party who also noted the good value. The sashimi was buttery melt-in-your-mouth. Daikon and microgreens were also very fresh. No red-dyed pickled ginger here. Grilled octopus is a good indicator of how good the kitchen is, and it was really good. We'll be back, especially for BOGO rolls happy hour. I hope you give Sono a try!
Omakase- sushi taste and presentation was excellent, Chicken yakitorii - really good, Grilled Ribeye not so much, way over done. Gyoza- best I've had. Service and atmosphere - loved it, we'll be back!
The sushi was incredibly fresh. We arrived early for our reservation and was offered to sit at the bar or wait. We chose to sit at the bar and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend.
We ordered the miso soup, piano roll and white dragon roll. All really good. Our server was Charles. He was great. Very happy with our date night, kid-free dinner.
Always a great choice! Been going to sono for several years
Fantastic sashimi and sushi with the omakase being terrific overall. The chicken yakitori that was fried at the end is a must! Service was very good initially, but then slow when the restaurant got busy later in the service. Also incredibly loud and the backs on the booths need to have better support since you feel the person in the booth behind you. Will return, but would likely prefer sitting in the main part of the dining room.
Excellent service, creative menu. Sushi was excellent. Sake selections extensive, I enjoyed my choice. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful, knew the menu well.
Great dinner celebrating our sons birthday. Good selection of sushi rolls all presented very nicely. Not much in the way of kids food but we didn’t expect that here. Will be back for sure.
Took my Fiancé for Birthday dinner. Food was excellent and wait staff was attentive. Noise was moderate and not a bother. Excellent choice for pre-show dinner. Close proximity to the Performing Arts Center. Had the Bento box and enjoyed it thoroughly. Enjoy!
Excellent! Good service...
Excellent food and great service!
Good sushi and fresh sashimi here. Tab for 2 people (with cocktails) ran about $90 before tip, so the price was reasonable given the downtown area. Service was ok--waitress was decent but the bar was a little slow with our drinks. Once the food came out all was forgiven: edamame was perfect, yellowtail tasted great and the rolls were awesome. I'd eat here for lunch, or just not order drinks next visit so I don't have to wait so long.
I think something has changed at Sono recently. Previously I never minded paying more money for sushi but after this visit I will think twice before coming back. The rolls are much smaller and I don't think the fish is of the same quality as it was previously. The drinks we ordered were good but the bar tendered took 15 minutes to being is water after we asked for it twice.
Birthday celebration. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the staff, and the food! It was a little loud but it was a great experience.