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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#30 of 4,423 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
The Rocks
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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12 Argyle St | 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
All hours
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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Sydney
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time I've been there and it's fantastic. It's not cheap but it's a great experience with really fresh food and you can watch the chefs prepare the food if you request the bench seats. All the food was delicious

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Thank bigbruceSydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pietro was such a wonderful waiter at sake in the rocks Sydney would highly recommend this restaurant and waiter !!! Xx

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Thank Lindsey G
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Elana gave us exceptional service and advice on what to eat and what type of Sake to drink. Japanese food was a first for us and Elana made the whole experience outstanding. Were there with good friends looking forward to a new experience. Definitely will be going back!!

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Thank alastair_ferguson
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Now this restaurant has some of the most amazing food available. The sashimi was fresh, soft and tasty. Brilliant dumplings and sauces really added the perfect touch. The beverage selection was world class and the service top notch. The restaurant is different from other eateries as it is very noisy and does not lend itself to moderate conversation. With that... More 

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Thank Daniel S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Sydney... Pietro, the handsome, Italiano waiter was an absolute joy. The service was nothing but exceptional... the food was nothing short of spectacular.. I will be back as soon as I can return... be that if I can get a reservation!!! BeSt Japanese is Sydney!! Enjoy!

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Thank Jenna C
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great customer service despite the restaurant being very busy and 5-dish recommendations by Pietro. Luckily, we got a table without a reservation.

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Thank christina201621
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

the best customer service .. The food is fresh and tasty. Modern jap cuisine i guess. Highly recommended to book

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Thank Mark S
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had been recommended by a foodie friend, so we booked it for an anniversary lunch yesterday. Located in the historic Rocks area in Sydney, the Restaurant has a huge amount of ambience, just the right amount of lighting and many seating options. There are cosy booths against the wall, communal tables and open seating in the centre, and... More 

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Thank Bearandbull
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sushi with the occasional twist for some classic dishes. Beautiful atmosphere and good staff that delivers competent and friendly service. Perfect to impress your date.

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Thank Giorgio M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eliza was the most amazing waitress. She went through the specials and described in detail her preferences and portion sizes. We made a mistake of ordering the tempura against her suggestion she was right it was too much for us. Her recommendations were perfect. The drinks staff were also very helpful.

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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.