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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#87 of 5,444 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Japanese, 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 155
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great atmosphere

First time at sake. Early booking on counter a must. You really get to see how hard these chefs work. They pump it out with their system going full strength. Food was tasty. Bill not cheap maybe mark up on drinks a bit much. Great atmosphere with open kitchen, music, lots of people and hard working... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
lbsb1212
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

First time at sake. Early booking on counter a must. You really get to see how hard these chefs work. They pump it out with their system going full strength. Food was tasty. Bill not cheap maybe mark up on drinks a bit much. Great atmosphere with open kitchen, music, lots of people and hard working chefs.

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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in Sydney. I have been coming for a few years now. My favourite dishes are the Kingfish Sashimi, Beef Tataki and the prawn dumplings. I love to finish off with their Choc caramel fondant. The only improvement that could be made to this restaurant is for some better Mocktail options.

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lots of choices to share, great cocktails and the staff super helpful with menu choices. The tacos with shots were simply delicious and perfectly coupled with a great selection of cocktails. Innovative without being pretentious or too clever

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very, very good quality Japanese food. Quite high end, excellent service, extensive wine list with a mixture of quality Australian options and numerous French and Italians. Communal long table dining, tables for 2 and 4, booths, and even some more private rooms, but all in all a loud-in-a-good-way happy ambience. Wonderful food that you can have a la carte or... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just love love this place being a fan of Japanese this place just hits the spot. Always have the degustation cannot go past the "Signature dishes" but tried the "New Classics" which was great but still can't go past the signature dishes. Could just as happily eat about three plates of Kingfish Jalapeno all on their own with a crisp... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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166 reviews 166 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were a group of 6 friends (3 couples) having dinner on a Saturday night. Given that this is in the heart of a rather touristy part of town, you might think it wouldn't be that great, but it is. We had very good service from start to finish - offered a choice of seating options, given attentive & fast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We passed by this restaurant by chance, had no booking on a Saturday evening. However, they still accommodated us in a table by ourselves and provided us with a really good and quick service. Food was really delicious!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

what a disappointment. Service was a disgrace. Even though we had reserved a table the front of desk had us waiting over 3/4 hr to be seated. They asked if we wanted a drink gave us the wine list then failed to come back to take our order. Once seated we were served by an obviously new waiter who knew... More 

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Bowral, Australia
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113 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Perhaps I just went on the right night but if I did then I count myself lucky as my husband and I could find no fault with the meal at Sake. The sashimi was simply divine as were the steamed prawn dumplings and the miso cream scallops. Wine prices were reasonable and the staff efficient, attentive and professional. Bookings are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

After walking for more than an hour my wife and I settled into this busy neighbourhood restaurant. I was happy to get some tasty vegetables roasted properly and served with simple sauces. The staff were attentive even though I'm sure they were tired. We had to eat in the rear of the restaurant due to how busy it was and... 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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?