Sono Japanese Restaurant

4.7
971 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipEricsmom
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live their sushi and come here several times a year when we’re downtown

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BethB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great sushi and good variety of other food on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I went for Mother’s Day. It was our first time there. The servers and the food were very good. The lighting was a little too dim for me. Other than that, it was a very nice experience. I’ll go back.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your most recent visit to Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope you will come see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter had our table setup with a high chair! So kind and the sushi and ramen is AMAZING. Screaming O roll is to die for!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on May 5, 2021

Thank you for coming by and sharing your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service from server

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fred
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

good meal, and always has been consistent, i did ask to sit away from the door but did not get this seating..... was on the door ! maybe next time

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thank you Fred for coming to Sono and sharing your experience with us. I'm sorry for the miscommunication regarding the seating but we will definitely do our best to accommodate your preference the next time you see us!

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viphb12
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was delish! Excellent service. Great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Second time at the restaurant and the food was great and the staff were very attentive and friendly as well.

A definite must if you like Sushi or Ramen. Fish was firm and had good flavor as were the ingredients used in the preparation of my Ramen bowl. The love and care taken in its production was obvious and made my heart smile

I recommend this restaurant and give top points

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope you will see us again soon.

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staceyg
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Zuoyi our server made date night perfect. She was friendly and helpful when making our sushi choices. Our sushi was super fresh and so delicious. Our first time there but we will definitely be going back.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for coming to Sono and sharing your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipEPOD
Raleigh
45 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Got the lunch special--2 specialty rolls and both were delicious. My son had ramen, said it was the best ramen in Raleigh he's had so far. It's a nice venue and we sat in the back which was kind of dark; I'll sit towards the front next time But will definitely be back!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for coming to Sono. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBethL
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our selections. The cocktails were tasty and creative, and the sushi was fresh and delicious. The Beef BBQ appetizer was fun as we cooked our thin ribeye slices on a hot stone. The chimichurri on the side was fabulous. We really enjoyed our dinner.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you Beth for coming to Sono and sharing your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again!

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NicoleN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great sushi. Will definitely be back again soon

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you Nicole for coming to see us. We hope to see you again soon!

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TiffanyC
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Love the atmosphere and how they did social distancing. I was not however, impressed with the food. It was just okay, I call myself a sushi enthusiast and I’ve had way better sushi that was half the price. If you want to go somewhere trendy and expensive with a limited menu then this is your place to go! Food had a long wait because kitchen was backed up but that wasn’t the waitress fault. It took her a while to take our order otherwise great experience but I would much rather go to O’ku further downtown.

My kid loveddddddd the ramen though!!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thanks Tiffany for coming to Sono and sharing your visit with us. I'm disappointed to hear we were not able to meet your expectations. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to give you a better experience next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Gooood! Andrea is the absolute best

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for coming to Sono! Please see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Shrimp egg rolls were good. Sushi was not as great as I remember.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you for your most recent visit to Sono and sharing your experience with us. I'm disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your entire meal. We hope you will give us another chance in the future so we can surpass your expectations on your next visit.

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vipP1210Ktown
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Andrea was wonderful. Excellent suggestions on the wine and saki. Also helped us with using our open table coupon.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 17, 2021

Thank you for coming to Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed your most recent visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review! Please see us again soon!

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Ashmar
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food and amazing staff, went around 6pm on a thursday and it was quiet

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you Ashmar for sharing your experience with us. We hope you will see us again soon!

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Nick
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Recommend! Great Appetizers, Great Ramen, Great Sushi and Great Service!!!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you Nick for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. Please see us again soon!

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at your restaurant on Wednesday! Service was spot on!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thank you so much for coming to Sono and sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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KristinP
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow but I think they were just really busy with carry out orders. Food was amazing!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2021

Thank you Kristin for coming to Sono. I do apologize for the service being a little slower that day. I hope we can provide the 5 star experience for you on your next visit. See us again soon!

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Elliott
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good flavor small portions.. Try it for yourself.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2021

Thanks Elliott for your recent visit. We appreciate the feedback and hope you will see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day and it was our first time. Food was excellent! Real busy and our server was overwhelmed. Will definitely go again.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for coming into Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and we really appreciate your patience! We hope you will see us again soon!

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vipPooks
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the miso soup, salad and salmon roll. Dessert was an amazing moche with a soft almost gooey coating. I will definitely go there again.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you for coming into Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope you will see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sent my parents and the absolutely loved it!

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Zoe was awesome! We will definitely return to Sono

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for coming to Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed your most recent experience. We hope you will see us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, food and beverage experience. Sushi and noodle bowls were wonderful as was spicy Korean chicken appetizer.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope you will see us again soon!

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PaulD
Austria
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service!
Food good but not over the top. For ex the fatty tuna very fibrous so not the best cut. Nicely presented and overall well prepared. Place is a bit impersonal and cold could use a bit more ambiance.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you Paul for coming by Sono. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. We hope you will see us again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I have had in NC

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for the kind words! We hope you will see us again soon!

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone and everything was amazing. Very knowledgeable on everything asked about food or the drinks. Recommend to anyone looking for a great sushi experience.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you Jason for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope you will see us again soon!

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Bianca
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have delicious cocktails, ramen and sushi. Their firecracker shrimp are amazing!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on March 3, 2021

Thanks Bianca for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful!! Ginger dressing was the bomb!! Crunchy Diablo was the best :)

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on December 16, 2020

Thank you for your most recent visit to Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sushi and excellent service

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you for coming into Sono. We appreciate the 5 star review and hope to see you again soon!

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MGallardo
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was good and the service was okay. Unfortunately we sat down at 8:30pm and apparently the kitchen closes at 9pm. We were not told that when we sat down so we ordered a few things with the idea that we would order some more if we were still hungry. at 9:06 we tried to order more food to find out the kitchen was closed. It would be nice to be told that the kitchen closes at a certain time to make sure everyone gets their order in.
Thank you!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on November 25, 2020

Thank you for coming into Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed the food but we do apologize if our staff did not notify you ahead of time that our kitchen was closing. This information should have been clearly communicated with all our guests. I hope you will see us again to try some of the other dishes on our menu.

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DonH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

overall experience was fantastic! Celebrating my daughter's birthday, staff brought a cake over to share, what a nice surprise! All staff very friendly and accomodating, will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you for coming to Sono. We hope to see you again soon!

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Bianca
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We had the tonkatsu ramen and 2 sushi rolls. Both items were yummy and the service was great!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on November 18, 2020

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

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vipcalval27
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service. Food comes very quickly to the table. Atmosphere is OK, not good for a romantic dinner or quiet couples night out. Good cocktail less but mediocre wine list. Mochi taste like it was store bought frozen.

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vipTimothy
Raleigh
61 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good sushi and nice night out. Thanks!

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you Tim for your most recent visit. We hope you will see us again soon!

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PhillipL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place, wonderful food and great staff. Really enjoyed the experience.

Sono Japanese Restaurant
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank you Philip for coming into Sono. I'm glad you enjoyed your most recent experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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Sono Japanese Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 521-5328.

Sono Japanese Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 971 OpenTable diners.

Sono Japanese Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cleanplaterestaurants.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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