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Sake Restaurant & Bar

12 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
+61 (2) 9259 5656
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Ranked #96 of 5,185 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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!
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A Sunday afternoon late lunch with my wife and three old female friends (yup, me and four fine ladies!) was a really Wow experience 10 days ago. I know the music gets up peoples' noses sometimes but this is a take on ultramodern Western Japanese and I don't think it's meant to be for a quiet tete a tete like... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Food was excellent,service was superb. It is more than just great dining it is the ambience that makes the Experience so rewarding.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Love the atmosphere, the food is modern Japanese, there are some good options for seating, a few booths...watch the staff in the kitchen working is an involved experience..

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Munich, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was recommended by the concierge of our hotel. Thanks to him we had a great table - Japanese style where you sit on benches around the table and put your legs in the hole under the table. We could even watch the chefs prepare the food. Visited by many Japanese guests, which is often a good sign for... More

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Bierges
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The food was good, in fact the kingfish sashimi with jalapenos and uzi was awesome. For us the venue lacked ambiance, primarily because the music was just awful and didn't fit with an Asian theme at all, and it was way too loud. Wines were very expensive, and overall we thought that it wasn't very good value for money. We're... More

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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Japanese cuisine is my favorite and I was suggested this restaurant by the hotel. It is in a really cool part of Sydney called The Rocks under the harbor bridge. I sat at the bar and watched the food prep. The service was excellent and the food was the best, freshest maki rolls and sushi I have ever had. The... More

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Balaklava, South Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were in Sydney for Vivid in June 2014, came across Sake a bit later in the evening after wandering around looking at all the installations. We did not have a reservation and they were quite busy but found us a booth to sit in very quickly. We asked our waiter to help us select some items which he was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

From reading all the reviews on various sites and also being recommended this restaurant by a few friends, I was utterly disappointed! The service is terrible to say the least. From beginning to end, it was an unpleasant experience! We arrived 5-10 minutes early but were forced to wait as the waiter at the front counter was on the phone... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like this restaurant and enjoy the food but you have to be looking for a buzzy lively atmosphere with the accompanying rushed service and noisy environment. Sometimes that's great and sometimes you want a more leisurely eating experience- this is not for those times. Still, great with the right crowd.

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Brisbane, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food here is a fusion of Japanese and other styles and just westernised enough to suit nearly all palates. We were a party of four and worked our way through multiple entrees and mains (around 10) not a single dish was less than perfectly done and everything tasted great. Dessert was excellent also but difficult to finish due to... More

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