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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
9:30 PM
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Sono Japanese Restaurant

4.6
746 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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The most exciting sushi restaurant in the triangle area. Serving extensive varieties of fresh fish from around the world and exotic fusion dishes, Sono is sure to please even the most discriminating palate. If that is not enough, we have daily chefs specials that are created using fresh seasonal ingredients to keep customers excited. Come and see what all the buzz is about and also enjoy the full service bar with wide array of premium sakes and wine. You will agree that this is the best Japanese restaurant in the area.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:00pm

Dinner:
Sun-Thur 5:00pm-10:00pm
Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 521-5328
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hyunwoo Kim
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Catering
Sono will cater to almost any need or events. Anything from special events to just a office gathering, we will sit down and have our executive chef talk to you and discuss many options that you can choose from.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
The Cross Streets will be Davie St. and Fayetteville St.
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Parking details
Valet Parking available on Fayetteville Street [ONLY on weekends & NOT affliated with SONO. It is a service provided by Johnson Lexus]. Several parking decks within walking distance. Street parking also available.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 746 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.4
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Pixie (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent sushi!

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JOURDANC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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FoodieRDU (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Best sushi in Raleigh/ Durham. Excellent Ramen. Great service.

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Great (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The sushi chef at Sono prepared a very delicious and beautiful Nigiri tasting menu.

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SpitfireGirl (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I really appreciated our server. We had our children with us for my wife's birthday. She was a gem. Very polite, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

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AG2745 (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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!!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious food and pretty fast service! Always love coming here and getting the ramen. Sushi is delicious too

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Joe was wonderful and cry attentive. Never an empty glass at our table and he was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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SpitfireGirl (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome sushi experience, best in Raleigh!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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RamenLover (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

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