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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#84 of 4,147 Restaurants 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 - 10:30 pm
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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, Late Night, 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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  • 59
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  • 30
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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
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Amazing fresh produce! Savour the delights in every mouth full. Great service, atmosphere & wine. Had a wonderful date lunch, can not wait to return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Amazing fresh produce! Savour the delights in every mouth full. Great service, atmosphere & wine. Had a wonderful date lunch, can not wait to return.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Sake is beautiful. The food is clever and pretty. The service is attentive and genuine. The wine list was interesting and the hot sake is always hard to beat. We love the sashimi tacos, the agedoshi and the eggplant with miso. Not inexpensive but a lovely experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Friendly service. The food was nice, but not really Japanese. It taste more like western modification of Japanese food where some of the dish tasted funny. Slightly over rated and would not recon to those who are craving for Real Japanese Food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Sake with a group of 8 and we had our own private booth which is a must for a larger group. The atmosphere is great. It is a very busy restaurant so with hard floor and walls it can get noisy so we swapped seats through the meal so everyone got to chat. The Chef's Menu was amazing... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This Japanese food is sooo good. From the sushi to the sashimi to the mains and cocktails, everything we had was flawless.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Tired listless tourists staying at the Intercontinental. Sauntered into Sake and ordered kingfish sashimi with chilli, coriander,soy and lemon ,followed by tiny vegetarian sushi,raw tuna three ways vegetable tempura. Each dish was light,and satisfying.. The setting is austere,comfortable and on trend. Lots of young Japanese diners enjoying prime ingredients at relatively good prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Old School with a twist of new. Top knotch Japanese that always wets my whistle. Do yourself a favour and try it. Im actually salivating thinking about it - flying from Tassie with the Mrs tomorrow and it will be my first stop. Cant wait !! Sake You Rock !!! (Excuse the pun !)

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is my favourite Japanese restaurant in Sydney. I like to sit up at the sushi counter and watch the chefs prepare the meals. There isn't an item on the menu I don't love. Try the blackened cod. Make sure you book in advance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lovely setting, communal table only available - late booking. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal - 8 courses, chefs menu - new choice, accompanied with some Sake and red wine, fantastic selection of food @$88 pp. + drinks. Our waitress ReikaM, was most attentive, very busy as well but 1st rate - thank you. A most enjoyable dining experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went to Sake on Sunday 21st June for my daughters birthday.she chose the restaurant because she loved Japanese food & of a previous experience at Sake. We were very disappointed with the poor service, the waiter forgot our wine, brought the wrong order, disappeared, forgot to put a candle on my daughters dessert. It was a horrible experience, the... More 

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Additional Information about Sake Restaurant & Bar

Address: 12 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9259 5656
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar

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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 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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