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Sake Restaurant & Bar

12 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 9259 5656
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Ranked #89 of 5,380 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
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, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: City Centre
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • Japanese first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

First the positives.....had heard nice things about the food and the quality of the ingredients impressive. The dishes we had were well executed and had good depth of flavour, the only exception being the lamb cutlets with wasabi sauce, which was, counter intuitively, just bland. Staying with the food...value for money overall really poor. Sashimi combo, nudging $50, a stretch... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I am a regular visitor to Sake Brisbane and managed to squeeze in at the chef's counter last minute. I was by the door that leads to the Argyle so there was some noise and unfortunately smoke at one point, but otherwise had plenty of room and a great view of the prep area. Food was, as always, spectacular. Japanese... More 

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Calgary
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was warmly recommended by a friend and I must say I was not disappointed. We were a party of five, we ordered several starters (Wagyu beef tataki, prawn dumplings,etc.) and a selection of sushis. The food was very tasty and served promptly but the best of the meal was the desserts that were amazing in texture, taste and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had recently read that Sake was a Top 10 Japanese restaurant in Sydney, and so expectations were high and worth rolling the dice for a special wedding anniversary dinner. Came up 'craps' regrettably based mostly on service, as the food was not too bad at days end. Booked a 6pm table on a Sunday night. There was a good but... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Everything was fine and delicious till the last part of the meal. The service of food came to a stop so we waited a while till the last order came then we ordered deserts. I asked for the bill and the waitress came to the table with the portable credit card charger.Before I handed out my credit card she shouted... More 

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Canberra
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Chose this on a trip advisor search as we are Japanese food lovers and we were staying in the rocks. We had a 9pm seating as we had been to a show and the place was jumping when we arrived. The music was loud and that seemed to make everyone talk louder to be heard which was a bit unnerving.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The service was adequate, but don't let that put you off because the food and the sake menu more than make up for it. We had a broad selection from their menu and enjoyed the delicacy of the flavours and the fusion ideas.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's hard to review Sake Double Bay because it only comes up as The Rocks but Sake Double Bay is very much its own restaurant. It has a unique Double Bay style and its all CLASS. Its starts with the waitstaff all of whom could be models - and probably are. They are also well trained and attentive. You enter... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Amazing food, try the banquet for the best experience. The sashimi is particularly good. Also the fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Firstly we had a reservation at 9pm and we arrived 15minutes late, on New Years Day. The restaurant was packed but the staff were really understand and sorted something as soon as they could for us. We even had the cheek to add an extra person to our table (I know, terrible etiquette on our part) but again the staff... 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>  > City Centre
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 16 - 32
Cuisine: Japanese, Wine Bar

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