Sono Asian Cuisine

kid-friendly restaurant

Spork Rating: 4

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Arlington Heights
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Thai, Chinese
  • Price: Affordable, Appetizers $3 – $12, entrees $11 – 20
  • Hours: Monday –Saturday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM or later, Sunday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Reservations: Yes, phone or on their website
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids

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Overview:

Tucked away in a small commercial strip on Summer Street in Arlington Heights is high quality, affordable sushi in a family friendly atmosphere. For moms and dads looking for a cocktail, this is one of the few restaurants in the area offering a full bar, so drink up! The menu is large with lots of non-sushi options to keep everyone happy, and the service is fast and gracious. Sono does a hefty takeout business, leaving the dining room generally wide open for lunches and early dinners and giving families their pick of seating areas.

family-friendly restaurant tip Tables are close together so you’ll need to store strollers in the back of the restaurant—especially during busier, more crowded times.

KidTude:

Welcoming and friendly. While the kiddie amenities may be lacking, the wait staff makes up for it by being particularly attentive to the needs of kids at this family-friendly Arlington sushi spot.

family-friendly restaurant tip There are no changing tables, so be mindful when venturing out with the diaper set.

family-friendly sushi Arlington, MAMain Menu:

Sushi is where Sono shines, but there is a wide selection of other pan-Asian options to please lots of palates. The full menu is also available for take out and delivery. Favorites include:

  • The shrimp tempura appetizer, which comes with two pieces of jumbo shrimp and four or five large vegetable slices.
  • Sushi! We recommend:
    • unagi (eel) with cucumber
    • VIP maki (Torched tuna, topped with fresh scallop and avocado, served with sweet sauce)
    • Negi Hamachi (yellow tail with scallion).

family-friendly restaurant tip Dining on a budget? Lunch specials offer generous portions for a good value!

Kid’s Menu:

There is no kid’s menu but there are many options your littles will enjoy. If sushi isn’t appealing try the tempura appetizer, edamame, one of a variety of noodle dishes, or a teriyaki or katsu dish.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Arlington Reservoir
  • Ed Burns Arena Skating Rink
  • Minuteman Bikeway

Amenities:

  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • Parking

Getting There:

  • Free parking is available in an adjacent lot, or on the street
  • 8 minute walk from Massachusetts Ave and the MBTA 77 bus