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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#102 of 4,201 Restaurants in Sydney
#111 of 4,539 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
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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, Late Night, 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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  • 317
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Really good food

A great evening, good wine, the food was amazing but careful of the table, we had one that you had to climb into, not great if your old!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Anne B
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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578 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great evening, good wine, the food was amazing but careful of the table, we had one that you had to climb into, not great if your old!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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262 reviews 262 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a trendy see and be seen kind of place. We may be tourists rather than Sydney's elite but we do enjoy a good meal and this wasn't it. The service was flaky. They kept bringing food to our table that we didn't order yet my miso soup wasn't delivered until after the main courses. The waiter pressured... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food and service way above average,,not cheap but when is quality cheap,,, Ask for a private room, minimum spend , but well worth it

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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

While the food was good, I will forever think of this restaurant as the one where my business companion was asked if he was going to leave a tip. The waitress looked noticeably peeved when he said no and was missing in action when we departed.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My brother had raved about this restaurant but I wasn't sure how my 7 year old & my mother especially would manage the cuisine choice. Suffice to say everyone had a fantastic meal , the desserts were to die for, the service excellent and the atmosphere suitable for everyone. Will definitely be going back for more lunches & dinners -... More 

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Vancouver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sake take Japanese food and make it accessible and even more interesting. A great restaurant for a quick bite.

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Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our company has been in Sydney for 11 years and we wanted somewhere to go to celebrate. Sake looked after us very well. We had a private room and had the tasting menu. The food was fantastic as was the drink. We dined out very well and the cost was what you might expect, nearly $200 per head after we... More 

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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

we had been looking to eat for several evenings, but found it hard to get a table, bt when it happened last week, it was most likely the best meal we have had in Australia in all my visits to the country. We had the 9 course surprise menu, which turned out to be a very pleasant surprise indeed. Nice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a lovely romantic dinner at Sake, we let the waiter choose our food and it was all incredible. Service and food was faultless. We will return when we visit Sydney next time.

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Launceston, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had high expectations for this restaurant. We arrived at our assigned time and were shown to two seats at the sushi bar. The waitress was very accommodating and explained the menu and the specials for us. We ended up ordering several dishes (kingfish jalapeno, sashimi, Alaskan king crab maki, sashimi tacos, prawn dumplings, miso scallops, tuna crispy rice, popcorn... 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
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9259 5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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