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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#99 of 5,479 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Japanese, Wine Bar
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12 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set within an impressive designer space in the historic Argyle Precinct at...
Set within an impressive designer space in the historic Argyle Precinct at The Rocks, Saké Restaurant & Bar serves up contemporary Japanese fare created by sushi master Shaun Presland, who draws on authentic Japanese training to present an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes.Shaun’s menu changes with the seasons and is perfectly matched to a premium range of imported sakes, allowing guests to gain greater insight into the age-old Japanese tradition of delicately balancing flavours. Awarded with a coveted Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat each year since opening, Saké is sure to exceed your expectations. Call in for cocktails, pull up a seat at the sushi bar or settle in with friends for the evening and savour the experience!
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Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 310
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Went back twice in 3 nights

sunday night with the first bunch of guys and we sat in a screened off booth. We had a selection of waygu dumplings, crispy chicken, bug tails - all excellent. The atmosphere is relaxing - it's quite dark but the table in lit nicely so you can see the food. On the second visit we sat at a table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch and found the experience to be disappointing. The food was pretty average but the prices were ridiculous. The front of house was rude and couldn't care less about customer service. The waitresses also were dis interested and seemed bothered when we asked questions. If you want good Japanese food, go to Yayoi or sushi suma in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

sunday night with the first bunch of guys and we sat in a screened off booth. We had a selection of waygu dumplings, crispy chicken, bug tails - all excellent. The atmosphere is relaxing - it's quite dark but the table in lit nicely so you can see the food. On the second visit we sat at a table as... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had dinner here with some family and we were not disappointed with the ambiance or quality of food. The open kitchen kept the dishes coming out at a steady pace without too much time in between. The best dishes were the wagyu steak tartar, the kingfish jalapeño, and the seared scallops. Even though it was expensive, we'd come back... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Sake at the Rocks is such a great find. As a Japanese style food enthusiast, this place really doesn't disappoint. The venue is great and I think we possibly had one of the best seats in the house. I think this would be a really fun place to come with a group as there are partitioned rooms for group bookings.

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80 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Sake is a great spot in the Rocks. Picture the Nobu menu and you will basically know what you will get there. We always enjoy going here and it is a great option for the Rocks area. Very expensive and a bit of a scene but the food is good and the staff and service are excellent. Booking is essential.... More 

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sydney
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This new restaurant beneath the Intercontinental in Double Bay has a pleasant ambiance and interesting decor and serves good Japanese food. Prices, however, are high and the wine list prices are extortionate ($58 for the cheapest bottle). The evening we were there, service was disorganised and there was thumping music, more appropriate for a teenage rave party than for the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is great. Ambience, food, nice location (The Rocks). Being from San Francico, land of the food snobs, I thought "Well, let's just give this a try." Well oh my goodness...what a joy this place is. Nice waitstaff, good food, good selection of premium sakes. Just all around well done.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Disappointing. Staff arrogant and unfriendly, 20$ martini was only half a glass, sushi small and expensive. It's a place to be "seen" but not amazing or worth the price. The price of your chintzy cocktail is paying for the nice decor. Try The Fitzroy in Kirribilli instead.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here for a few of our friend's birthdays, they had been here a few times before and had noted that the restaurant liked to change things up a little every now and again with regards to their menu and decoration. We made a booking so were sat down straight away. It did seem quite a busy place, though... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

How can a good fusion Asian place, with a warm and welcoming ambiance, excellent and creative cuisine, reasonably good wine list and lots of atmosphere, spoil an otherwise perfectly good night out? Detail, detail, would have said the devil. What is the issue? Restaurants in Sydney, more than in any other city I lived in or visited in five continents,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9259 5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Set within an impressive designer space in the historic Argyle Precinct at The Rocks, Saké Restaurant & Bar serves up contemporary Japanese fare created by sushi master Shaun Presland, who draws on authentic Japanese training to present an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes.Shaun’s menu changes with the seasons and is perfectly matched to a premium range of imported sakes, allowing guests to gain greater insight into the age-old Japanese tradition of delicately balancing flavours. Awarded with a coveted Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat each year since opening, Saké is sure to exceed your expectations. Call in for cocktails, pull up a seat at the sushi bar or settle in with friends for the evening and savour the experience!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 am

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