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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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.


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


  • 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