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Sono Japanese Restaurant

#78 of 1,144 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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319 Fayetteville St Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27601-1978 (E. Davie St.)
+1 919-521-5328
05:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Wed 05:00 - 10:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 05:00 - 01:00
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us went for a relaxed dinner, hosting a guest who loves sushi, and we were all pleased. Some of us picked a roll or tempura and salad or soup, while two of us picked the "Sono’s Choice," 7 pcs. Chef’s Choice Nigiri and the choice of a roll. I chose a Rainbow Roll (Blue Crab, Tuna, Salmon, White... More 

Thank Phil W
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi was ok, gyoza was ok, Bento box was ok. No serious complaints, but there are a lot of options in the area besides this for lunch.

Thank Jeff R
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great dining environment and food and beverages. Excellent sashimi and sushi combos. Best ramen in the town.

Thank lou12445
Madisonville, Louisiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Sushi was OK. Portions were very small. Took forever to get an order from the kitchen. (Tempura Shrimp).

Thank sunlover0042017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I just visited Sono on February 1, 2017. It had been about a year since I had last been to Sono. I love the two specialty rolls the screaming 0, and the crunchy Diablo. My wife and I went there for dinner. I was less than satisfied with the prices. They would always have a two for one roll or... More 

Thank av8fly
Acton, Massachusetts
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419 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,666 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I happen to visit Sono on back to back days during the first week of February. Unfortunately, my impressions declined between the two meals, and while I still think Sono was a very good place for Japanese food and sushi, my impressions came back to earth after reflecting on my experiences overall. For lunch, our table ordered an angry tuna,... More 

1 Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We tried Sono this past Friday and we're very impressed with the food, wait staff and atmosphere! Glad we made reservations since they were busy. Only down side is lack of parking, but that's an issue with nearly all downtown restaurants. Try the Screaming O sushi roll. Excellent!

Thank Cathy R
Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to eat sushi in downtown Raleigh. I've been to other sushi restaurants in that area and none compare to Sono. Be aware it's a little pricier than your average sushi restaurant. This is more upscale. "Dressing up" is not required, but I would advise it.

Thank Debbie L
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208 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

While the atmosphere is nice, and it's location very convenient for Downtown activities, it's just not that good. The food was mediocre, same for their cocktails. Staff was attentive. Overall, better lunch place than dinner.

Thank MBFNCNative
Ocracoke, North Carolina, United States
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for sushi all day and this was the spot!!! George was awesome as our bartender and entertainer, sushi was fabulous, cocktails were on spot. We will be back!!!!!

Thank Ashley H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 10:00
05:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Fayetteville St Ste 101, Raleigh, NC 27601-1978
    (E. Davie St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-521-5328

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?