High Range - Japanese - Hamilton
Level 1/Bldg 7
39 Hercules St
There are Japanese restaurants and then there is Sono. In a large exquisitely designed space upstairs at Portside, diners can partake in the finest of Japanese cuisine from the teppanyaki bar or sushi bar, under the glow of box lights and the calming influence of water features, river stones, bamboo, and rich neutral coloured textures.
Groups are catered for with traditional paper screened rooms containing traditional tatami tables while couples vie for the sought after river view tables (although there is a range of traditional or Western seating options for all).
Highly recommended, especially for the uninitiated, is the tasting menu – a compilation of six chef recommended dishes incorporating lime oyster, sushi, sashimi, crab meat croquette and a selection of warm dishes such as Kobe wagyu steak or duck teriyaki and a dessert platter, for $85/person.