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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#103 of 4,205 Restaurants in Sydney
#113 of 4,544 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
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, 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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  • 319
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 58
    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
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Recently dined at this restaurant with a group of 9 and must say we totally relied on the rest of our group to order, as we had little knowledge of this cuisine. Food was nothing short of spectacular! Our table ordered a lot of food and each dish that came out was absolutely sensational in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
franceabound
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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583 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Recently dined at this restaurant with a group of 9 and must say we totally relied on the rest of our group to order, as we had little knowledge of this cuisine. Food was nothing short of spectacular! Our table ordered a lot of food and each dish that came out was absolutely sensational in presentation and taste, service was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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199 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant looks good and does good - good food and excellent service. Some of the dishes weren't as tasty as their menu descriptors but overall, we had a good meal in a stylish restaurant.

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Been to Sake a few times as well as in Brisbane. Modern Japanese is probably my favourite cuisine and this, together with Toko in Sydney and Nobu in Melbourne is an excellent example of this type of cuisine. Ambience was upbeat, with music and surrounding noises. Maybe a bit much for a 60+ like myself and probably better suited to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have been in this restaurant in two occasions and both experiences couldn't have been more different. We would come back for the food, it's outstanding, everything you can ask in terms of flavours, textures, presentation, technique, speed to arrive at the table... But the service this time was just appalling, mistake after mistake, forgotten items, over intrusive service, inappropriate,... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was my first visit, a business lunch for 3. The other two had eaten there previously so suggested the "bring me food" option. The waitress asked if we had any dietary restrictions, and following which the food kept coming until we told them to stop. Such a great way to try new dishes. All were fresh, beautifully presented and... More 

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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

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
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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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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 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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