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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#92 of 4,237 Restaurants in Sydney
#104 of 4,658 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Japanese, Sushi, 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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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy saturday night

Dropped in by chance and was lucky to secure a table. So many patrons and a birthday party going on, but the service didn't falter and neither did the food. There are lots of options from sushi, sashimi, prawn dumplings, popcorn shrimp, salt and pepper bug tails, chicken teriyaki. We worked out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Dropped in by chance and was lucky to secure a table. So many patrons and a birthday party going on, but the service didn't falter and neither did the food. There are lots of options from sushi, sashimi, prawn dumplings, popcorn shrimp, salt and pepper bug tails, chicken teriyaki. We worked out we couldn't go wrong with whatever we chose.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We visited for dinner and booked online. It was one of few restaurants on the Rocks which took an online booking for a weeknight. Service was polite, hostess graciously took our coats after we walked in from the rain. The mood lighting really make the experience relaxing but just difficult to read the menu. We ordered a pork belly dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As a visitor from New Zealand, this is the third time I have been to Sake and it continues to impress. From the Amazonian super women that greet you as you walk in to the friendly and attentive waiters the service is outstanding and leaves others in its wake. As I was in town on business, I was eating alone,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The atmosphere at Sake is vibrant and abuzz. The front of house staff were helpful and pleasant but the waiting staff were abrupt. Food was excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant at the Rocks is modern, busy and offers great food. Good choice after some night photos at the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had drinks nearby at the Glenmore hotel and trudged down the steps to Sake. No reservations but was able to get a large, shared table. Staff were attentive and well trained. Kudos to that. Higher-end Japanese but not fully upscale. Depends on what you've experienced but for me, it's not really high end. Food menu was simple but well selected...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The freshest and best sashimi I have had in a long time was at Saki Double Bay! All round it is a fabulous restaurant, classy and very trendy. One could easily spent a few hours here sampling the menu but be warned the best japanese food around comes with a hefty price tag. I came for sunday lunch with my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Outstanding! What a restaurant - the food superb, the service superb, the ambience was very cool and busy for a Wednesday night. A group of us met at Sake for cocktails followed by dinner and wine and we were extremely impressed with the overall experience. The service was excellent, not intrusive but consistent, the quality of Japanese was outstanding and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sake provides the best Japanese dining experience in Sydney. From the setting and atmosphere, to the friendly staff and great service, Sake always delivers. The food is outstanding, with an amazing menu that is both big and broad. If you appreciate quality Japanese food you'll love Sake!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The place is hip, happening and always busy. Great food, great service, great vibe, great wine list and every time I've been there - a great time. Yes, it's pricey but worth every cent.

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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 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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