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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 #61 of 5,092 restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went here as walk ins. Great cocktails, food and service. Wait staff seemed knowledgeable and friendly. The music was good too. We were a couple but this place is great for group bookings too. Everyone was dressed up, which made it feel like we were really out on a Saturday night.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

The food at Sake is fresh and decadent. Our fave was the chirashi salad. The atmosphere is live and buzzing -maybe their amazing cocktails have something to do with that! Our waiter was thoughtful and attendant to the smallest details. A top- notch night out

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Tiburon, CA
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224 reviews 224 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We booked a day ahead for this "Japanese" restaurant in The Rocks . Our table was not ready and we had a long wait in the bar. When were finally seated, it was in a large, extremely noisy hall, with thumping background music; it could not have been less Japanese in that respect. Ordering the food was an ordeal, and... More

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Salford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

At rhe end of a long business trip I wanted something different to eat. Saw this and went in. Welcomer. Waitress and all staff attentive and friendly. But I ordered everything I fancied. They said it was a lot. And it was. Most plates ate sharing plates. But all excelent. I finally gave up leaving 3 nixon grilled eal on... More

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Aust
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Great food and nice restaurant. It's expensive but worth it for a special occasion or if you're not paying.. Probably not a regular spot unless you've got lots of coin.

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Noosa Heads
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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Sake feels like a Japanese restaurant but the food is not traditional Japanese and understandably it has been modified for Australian tastes. The sushi was of a good standard and the so was the sashimi but most dishes had a slight twist to it which was not negative. The service was attentive and prices overall good. There are however better... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The whole experience was disappointing. The food was not much better than any other Japanese restaurant. The staff were arrogant and disinterested. The music was very loud, making it difficult to talk between ourselves (and I can imagine that this would be much more irritating if there was more than the two of us). The whole time we were just... More

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Hong Kong
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

To sum it up, this is a very popular Japanese restaurant to visit, they served fantastic food, especially the kingfish sashimi jalapeño. The price is really reasonable, service is good considering the hustle and bustle of the place.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very popular Japanese restaurant in The Rocks. Big place on the inside. Wife and I had dinner once during a week stay. Food was delicious and prices were reasonable. You'll need a reservation.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited with my husband and the food was fantastic - we started with the white soy snapper sashimi which was a standout followed by the seared scallop sushi (amazing), salmon and tuna tacos, oriental squid and the wagyu beef skewers - everything was balanced beautifully and we loved the food. The service was quite ordinary, very slow and staff... More

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