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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#92 of 4,187 Restaurants in Sydney
#103 of 4,601 Places to Eat 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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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very fresh sushi !

I come here once a week I love it everything it's always fresh and i like that they switch up there specials , there fish quality is top notch ! I loveee there toro and spicy tuna crispy rice you must order it , service is good most of the time but sometimes so so This Resturant is simliar to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I come here once a week I love it everything it's always fresh and i like that they switch up there specials , there fish quality is top notch ! I loveee there toro and spicy tuna crispy rice you must order it , service is good most of the time but sometimes so so This Resturant is simliar to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Had a last minute late lunch at Saki in Double Bay under the Inter Continental Hotel. Best decision. What a menu full of temptation. I could have eaten my way through the menu. The salt and pepper Balmain Bugs are a must. The range of sushi and sushimi spectacular. The wine list is great as is the cocktail list. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good atmosphere. But the food and wine were a it of a let down. This is a pale copy paste of Zuma, Roka , Nobu..but the food is not very original., nor of the same quality. You will have your customary edamame, shrimps in batter, white fish sashimi in ponzu sauce...black cod dish etc.. But I hardly remember any extraordinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoyed our experience for lunch. Five of us enjoyed the food & attentive service. We booked and wanted a round table but was given a rectangular table, which was akward as there was five of us. There was a round table next to us which was empty and supposedly booked but thru our long lunch NO one sat at that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I love the old fashioned charm of this place, it has beautiful decor and the dishes are awesome. One of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Sydney.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Superbly presented Japanese cuisine combined with very charming and attentive staff. A dining event on a rainy Friday evening made even more enjoyable by the ambience and the lively buzz of this fine restaurant. The experience is dampened only by being rushed to finish and get to comply with the strict 2 hour time limit. Restaurants must make money to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I recently went here for a business lunch catchup and just found the whole experience lacking. The seating was quite cramped and the amount of noise from people talking and cooking made it impossible to have a proper conversation. The food was good but not worth the price you pay. Overhyped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love Sake - I dined at the one in Melbourne a few months ago and was looking forward to coming back to one. The Rocks, Sydney didn't disappoint. I always go for the the Chef's Selections and you can't go wrong. Food was delicious and the Sake Flight (3 different sake cups to try) was a great taster. Will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I hadn't been to Sake for a couple of years and am very glad I tried it again. It is still one of the best restaurants in Sydney - Japanese or otherwise. It has a great, welcoming vibe but is quite on-trend. The staff are very knowledgeable and eager to please. And the food is nothing short of divine!!! Try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went there for a 69th with family and friends, and had an amazing time. We had the degustation with sake tasting menu and it was some of the best Japanese I've ever had, not to mention really interesting. Also, I'm not a big Sake drinker but all their matched sales were delicious too.

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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 - 29
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar

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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 - 29
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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