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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 #85 of 5,171 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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Sake is one of my favourite places to go, after multiple visits l have never been disappointed. Great service and food.

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Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

The chef's special was a delight - all courses were delightfully presented and wondrously tasty. Service was excellent and the cocktails were also delicious. My recommendation is to trust your server on the Sake - they know their stuff!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I don't think I would go to Sake for a romantic dinner, but it was an excellent place for eight friends to meet. Easy to find just near the Argyle Cut, the interior gave me the impression of wood and space. Our friends had booked a private dining space, which was a great choice. We were opposite the kitchen and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked this restaurant to celebrate 7 years since our first date. We had decided to treat Sydney as tourists as we had booked a night of accommodation nearby at Shangri-la. We were living it up and looking for a lovely night out together. Hoping to taste amazing food in each others company we ventured down for our 8pm booking.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a fantastic meal. My Partner and I wanted a late dinner yesterday (Tuesday) night and stumbled (literally) into Sake. It was after 10pm and we were not sure to get seated - well we got a table and sat down. A really surprisingly beautiful space. Wonderful decor and an excellent atmosphere. The staff were all friendly, professional and knowledgable.... More

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Boulder
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had dinner here on our last night in Sydney. My 10 year old and I were craving sushi and my husband and 6 year old agreed. The service was impeccable- friendly, helpful, prompt but didn't hover. The kingfish (what we call yellowtail in the US) jalapeño starter was incredible-not too spicy just delicious. We had an assortment of dishes-wagyu... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went here on a Saturday for lunch with my partner for a late anniversary treat. The staff are very helpful and friendly - it was great to get explanations of the food and cocktails and how much to order. It is hard to pick a standout dish so lets see - the sashimi tacos were tasty and fun -... More

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As a hospitality professional, this has had to have been one of my best, if not the best, dining experiences of my life. The Executive Chef, Shaun and his brigade have it down to a fine art. I had the good fortune of sharing the experience with my two best mates who mirror my thoughts, amazing and unforgettable. From the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The menu is potentially quite intimidating so some guidance from the waiter was appreciated. However, everything we had was delicious, I especially liked the Green Tea Kit Kat dessert. It's expensive for the size of the portions, but it's somewhere I would recommend for a special occasion if you would like something different.

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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We just turned up without a booking and got a table, no problems - apparently during the Vivid festival, they were feeding 400/night. We visited the night after Vivid finished. I ordered a bottle of white wine, that I didn't like - and it was no problem to change it. The wine water happily took it away and suggested an... More

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