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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#76 of 5,412 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Japanese, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 295
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very ordinary food

Sake restaurant is way over rated , first time there ,was very noisy, the staff and service was very good and very helpful , but the food was just so so , very very disappointed, never again

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
LY3233
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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535 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Sake restaurant is way over rated , first time there ,was very noisy, the staff and service was very good and very helpful , but the food was just so so , very very disappointed, never again

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have long wanted to visit Sake and have been unable to get in on our chosen nights. Tonight we visited and just 2 of us sat at the bar for a quick meal before picking someone up from the theatre. Firstly we had to ask a passing waitress if someone could take our orders and after many minutes later... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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178 restaurant reviews
2,733 helpful votes 2,733 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My family took me to Sake as a surprise; I was delighted with the restaurant. The service was excellent, food outstanding, atmosphere warm, inviting & classy. Overall - A first class restaurant offering fab food. 10/10. Its pricey but for a special occasion its definitely worth it.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Consistently, Sake has never let me down. Conveniently, I've had the pleasure of dining here several times with clients and its just been an absolute pleasure. From the greeting at reception, service and food is simply brilliant. This has to be my favourite restaurants to dine at in Sydney. Keep up the quality Sake!

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Sydney
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148 reviews 148 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I booked this restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday. The Slick decor and atmosphere are a knockout. We both love Japanese food and this modern take on traditional dishes was fabulous! The sashimi melted in our mouths and my favourite was the scallops main ! My husband remarked that the waitresses (all presented identically) looked like they had stepped out... More 

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101 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

From the moment you walk in you feel the energy. The service was great, the food was good and the atmosphere was hip. If you want quiet this is not your place. It is a noisy restaurant but the noise is not overwhelming it is the music and trendy crowd. Must try. We did and loved it.

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18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great Food Great Service a wonderful atmosphere we ate a number of dishes and all were prepared to perfection, our waiter was very helpful with all the questions we had in regard to thpe dishes and the different choices of sake a fantastic night and will definitely return. 10/10.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I absolutely loved Sake. From their amazing sushi and sashimi plates, to the melt-in-your-mouth wagyu, you simply can't go wrong. The tuna tartare was by far my favourite, every element of the dish was executed perfectly!

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been to Sake four times for lunch and dinner so this is an overview of my overall experience. The food has been amazing on each occasion and always of a very high standard. The menu is quite large and rather daunting at first glance. Although classifying itself as Japanese, anyone enjoying the flavours and variety of Asian cuisine... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First time eating Japanese food and it was amazing. Everything about this restaurant is excellent. Beautiful interior, great food and service. We could find nothing bad at all. Easy to find in The Rocks area. Will be back on our next trip.

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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 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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