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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 #87 of 5,205 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It may be that we didn't expect to stop off for late lunch at such a nice restaurant that allowed our expectations to be met and surpassed ten-fold however we had one of the best meals I have eaten ever and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was pricey but of good quality. You can tell that premium ingredients were used. This is Westernise Japanese where the flavor is subtle and delicate. I thoroughly enjoyed the food but I felt the serving was leaning on the small size considering the price you have to pay for each dish. It's definitely worth a try!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even at 6 in the evening there's a buzz about this place. A great experience with mostly good food delivered in a haphazard way. Flavours were certainly there in all but one dish (avoid the pork belly that has a long cooking time - the flavour vanished). We were on a relatively tight time frame so I imagine it may... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am not into the fancy restaurants charging a fortune for a name, a chef that isnt there, and basically air. Sake is simply fantastic: we had the signature dish selection and you cant fault it( i swapped the dessert for the chocolate fondant, which was unbelievable. The atmosphere is funky, the service is attentive, the food is delicious, and... More

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

Heard so much about this place I finally grasped the opportunity to dine here for a Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. The service was quite good although confusing at times with so many staff offering to serve us. They were all very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks which I found to be quite useful in identifying different... More

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