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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 #88 of 5,231 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Balaklava, South Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
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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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went to sake with my partner for our anniversary and overall the experience was wonderful, food was fantastic, staff were friendly, great vibe in the restaurant, the only negative was we felt a little rushed, all up we spent less than an hour in the restaurant and it did seem a little obvious that they wanted us in and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I've been to Sake several times and will think of it as a 'treat' when I go; happy to pay the above average prices. On other occasions I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Today however I am left questioning whether I will go back as the service was SO poor, rude, and incredibly disappointing; our first waiter self-assuredly informed us... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First fusion Japanese I found, after having tried a restaurant in Miami. Do try the tacos and the sashimi ceviche for something different. Attentive staff and lovely modern decor tucked away close to the Bavarian in the Rocks.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Chirashi salad – was an amazing experience! The taste of yuzu-dressed sashimi pieces, crunchy salad mix, thin noodles, sliced sushi omelette & flying fish roe, topped with daikon tsuma & tempura crunch. Just Fantastic. The rest of the meal was great as well!

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73 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good service, friendly staff. The food is attractively presented and of decent quality. We particularly enjoyed the tuna on the list of specials. Only possible drawback is that it clearly caters for larger groups so is not intimate Japanese dining. However this is a minor point.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visiting the team of our AU sub, they arranged for this lovely evening at Saké. Very nice interior with some fine Asian modern furniture. We tasted almost everything on the menu as we shared all the dishes. One word.... Miam! Amazing.

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