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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#37 of 4,357 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
The Rocks
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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
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Marton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just left it to the staff to choose our sharing plates and they were fantastic and didn't try and push anything extra but gave a wide range teasing experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a couple of Japanese friends to SAKE, it was great atmosphere and had great fun night. I kind of expected “fusion” Japanese but it was Japanese, IZAKAYA style. Food was ok nothing special.

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Thank JulieAGourmet
Sutherland Shire, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a special occasion. We had the set menu degustation. Every single course was beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. Service was also very good. Loved the experience.

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Thank Andy A
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sake is my favorite restaurant in Sydney and one of the best in the world I my opinion. Food is exceptional and service is very good. It's expensive, but worth it 😃

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Thank Stein J
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully creative Japanese eatery where "fusion" is a good word. As a group of 5 we sampled a large part of the lunch menu & could not find fault with any. My advice is to skip the sashimi & sushi and go for the more unusual offerings. Firm mains favourites include the scallops, toothfish and wagyu brisket.... More 

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Thank GiancarloYannoulis
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Japanese cuisine. Not an over done or confusing menu. Great flavours with fresh and high quality ingredients. Everything is good. Sake listing is extensive and of high quality, try any Kirinzan.

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Keller, TX
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us. We couldn't get reservations that night, but decided to walk in since we were in the area. We were fortunate a table opened up. Attentive service, good food, happy buzz. It was a perfect place before walking around to see Vivid.

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Thank Shelley80
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good experience and a wonderful dinner. Had a booking for 6.30pm and was seated on time. Had the Chief's Tasting Plate ($110 per person) and an $80 bottle of wine (wine expensive for what it was, but was expected). Great 7 course meal which was served over 2 hours; nicely paced so you enjoy the food and also the... More 

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T.Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the New Classics Chef menu. Salmon sashimi was delicious. Highlights were the crispy rice with tuna and wagyu brisket. Staff were all friendly. Music a bit loud for me, but it created a very hip and buzzing atmosphere.

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my bestie and I had a lovely italian waiter ( in a Japanese eatery in Sydney), cocktails great, service just right, and food lovely. probably on the exy side but lovely abience and decor. Fun night out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9259 5656
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 Shimpei Hatanaka, who draws on authentic Japanese training to present an outstanding mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes.Shimpei'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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Staying in The Rocks

Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.