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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#22 of 4,624 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
The Rocks
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Spanish, 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 Shimpei Hatanaka, who draws on authentic Japanese training to present an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes.Shimpei'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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  • 33
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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
Simply Divine

I can find no fault with this restaurant. Thr staff were perfect. The food was the best of Japanese. The Glacier 51 toothfish was to die for. Literally. The sashimi could not be faulted. The prawn dumpling melted in your mouth. I couldn't have wished for a more delectable meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jinny57
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Bowral, Australia
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Bowral, Australia
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234 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can find no fault with this restaurant. Thr staff were perfect. The food was the best of Japanese. The Glacier 51 toothfish was to die for. Literally. The sashimi could not be faulted. The prawn dumpling melted in your mouth. I couldn't have wished for a more delectable meal.

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Thank Jinny57
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I could not fault this restaurant at all. The food was fresh and glorious. Gotta go if you like Japanese or would like to try it

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Thank Shayne M
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The husband and I visited Sake at Double Bay late December 2015 and ordered the chef's suggestion menu with matching sake. As it was just after Christmas time, it was busy and I believe understaffed, which resulted in a disappointing experience due to drinks and food coming out out-of-sequence. Despite our disappointing experience, we decided to give it another try... More 

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Thank Skyebo_11
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On his recommendation we left the ordering to our waiter.. he guided us through the options and asked about our preferences and came up with an excellent selection of food and drinks. the sake menu is exceptional so get stuck in if you're not a regular sake drinker... i think you'll find you'll be quite surprised at how good it... More 

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Thank Andy S
Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sake tends to be on the expensive side of dining, however it was definitely worth it. The restaurant is dark, and the music is a little loud, however neither of these detracted from our dining experience. The food was perfect. I couldn't fault it in the slightest. The staff were lovely and happy to help with any requests. Drink service... More 

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Thank BecBennett
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here before going to a concert at the Opera House, the restaurant is big with a large bar and one can imagine it would be a very Hip place late at night not at 5.45. The food was good but very small servings and very expensive, the service very efficient and very impersonal no connection between the... More 

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Thank Tony M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sake at The Rocks has quickly become my favourite restaurant. Having been more than once, I always leave thinking about when my next visit will be. Mouth-watering food and delicious drinks (can't go wrong with their umeshu bombs, plum wine or any of their cocktails!) with only excellent service to match, what's not to love! Must orders include the New... More 

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Thank Katrina D
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambience was divine, quite dark with fabulous lighting and orchids on the table. The service was fantastic, two great waitresses who were very attentive. The food was delicious, loved the prawn dumplings and the assorted sushi,and the agadashi dofu was the best I've ever had. This was a very special experience and I can't wait to go back.

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Thank scenemedia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! The cherasi salad is superb! The Nixon and the ex express sushi rolls are also delicious. Staff are quite friendly. The sashimi is so fresh, tender and tasty. The ambience and atmosphere of the restaurant also tops it all up! Loved everything about this place except for the fact that it is a bit pricey. So expect some amazing... More 

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Thank Neveenii
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we dine at Sake often. The sashimi melts in your mouth and the jalapeno kingfish is a favourite. we had salt and pepper tofu (they might have changed this as we remember it being better on previous occasions) and the sushi was a standout in tasting excellent. the service is good, but could be better. the loud music in the... More 

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Thank Wheathouse
Sake R, Brand Manager at Sake Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Wheathouse, Thank you for taking the time to review Sake Restaurant & Bar. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it onto the venue. If you love the Kingfish Jalepeno try the Tuna Ceviche on your next visit (also melts in your mouth). Glad to see you had an overall positive experience at Sake. Thanks again, Nicole Gassett Brand... More 

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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>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9259 5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Spanish, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings

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 Shimpei Hatanaka, who draws on authentic Japanese training to present an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes.Shimpei'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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Staying in The Rocks

Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.