Sono Japanese Restaurant

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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.

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:15PM 7:45PM - 10:30PM

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Hanna for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again!

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BP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on September 12, 2019

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!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Average for a high price.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2019

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.

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JA
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did the nigiri omekase and it was amazing.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2019

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.

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OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2019

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!

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p
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table of 4 enjoyed delicious sushi with excellent service.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 29, 2019

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!

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TL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service! We will definitely be returning!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you Tayler for coming into Sono! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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L
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice dinner at Sono. The food is consistently good and fresh, and the waitstaff is helpful and kind.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2019

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!

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G
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service! I love this place!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming into Sono! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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C
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 1, 2019

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!

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AL
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you Allen for coming into Sono! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast and friendly service. Food was very good and prices reasonable. We will definitely be returning.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 1, 2019

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!

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D
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 1, 2019

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!

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AK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed everything about it. The chili, garlic edamame was absolutely wonderful!!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on August 1, 2019

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!

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V
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 ⭐️

C
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for coming into Sono. 'Im glad to hear you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

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. 🤮

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on July 24, 2019

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.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef's choice sashimi was amazing and the service was very attentive and discreet.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on July 18, 2019

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!

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JS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on July 18, 2019

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!

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DP
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

D
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so delicious and the staff is awesome!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thanks Donna for coming into Sono! I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. Hope to see you again soon!

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi and our favorite place in Raleigh. Highly recommended!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on June 13, 2019

Thanks Scott for the great review! We love providing a great experience for all our guests. Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, dark and cool for a hot summer day.

HH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Very good fresh sushi with innovative rolls and excellent service. Definitely will be back

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The food is delicious!

SH
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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EH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on May 31, 2019

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took 10-15 minutes for our drinks. Also took a while when asked for more soy sauce

BA
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi place. The service was wonderful, and the fish was amazing, and we'll definitely be back when we are in town again.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2019

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.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on May 29, 2019

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!

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MG
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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....

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2019

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.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi, great service on an extremely busy night.

G
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service. Great time.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was marginal and inattentive.
Food was underwhelming. I had expected more quality for the value of what I paid.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on May 9, 2019

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.

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

beautiful presenation, great food, great atmophere!

CA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was very good. Lots of items to choose from. My complaint was that I had made requests and neither one was acknowledged. Window seats were open and we were put far from them. I also selected we were celebrating my partner's birthday and listed it in the requests and there was know acknowledgement of it. It was quite disappointing. I might go back, but I wouldn't go for a special occasion.

s
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything is great! all the dishes were very fresh!!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back to Raleigh on a quick visit and can’t miss a stop in! Sono is our favorite!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server had seen our reservations and how I had mentioned that we were looking forward to their grand tasting. Little known to us it was no longer on the menu. Our server arranged for us to be able to have it anyway. It was unbelievable!!!!!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 29, 2019

We are so happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We understand every hard work parents deserve a night off! Thank you for choosing us to be special date spot! We are looking forward to your next visit (with kids as well) ;)

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