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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#26 of 4,466 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
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12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place finds balance in all that it does: service, atmosphere, selection, quality and price. The tooth fish main is simply remarkable. For the jaded traveller and those fond of Japanese - not to be missed.

Thank TravelfanOz
Greater Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been twice in the last month, both of them just terrific, beautiful food, very fresh and all dishes very accurate .... Is a bit expensive but the quality is really high level.... If you are looking to have a good dinner I will recommend this beautiful place.

Thank Katie J
Bowral, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All dishes were perfect prepared. The fish is really fresh. The restaurant is not a place to have fast food. Take time and enjoy the environment and the food.

Thank Daniella N
Fairfield, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the short two days I spent in Sydney, I spent both dinners here (and that's saying a lot). The first night the waiter took care of us and brought out a specialized 7-course meal. In this manner we were able to enjoy a grand variety and left extremely satisfied. My colleague and I both agreed that the sushi was... More 

Thank sarahsh1ne
Jupiter fl
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is superior. Very different. Tobiko is the freshest I have ever had - by far. Small plates sushi. Great idea. Drinks are teensy and overpriced. Music is weird and the restaurant is very loud. Overall a great and interesting place.

Thank Helihiker
Port Hedland, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never thought I would be able to eat much Japanese. Considering my idea of Sushi and Sashimi was what was offered at Sushi Sushi......enough said. Dragged kicking and screaming by a couple of mates. They ordered every raw dish under the sun. under much duress, I ventured forth and tried some of the massive 40 piece mixed plate. WOW......glad... More 

Thank ljessop
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and immediately all the floor and kitchen staff gave us the traditional Japanese "welcome"! Our waitress was really professional and friendly at the same time. Excellent and fast service, people say too fast but if you order step by step you can have a smooth and chill dinner. Great location and vibe. We've ordered one thing... More 

Thank Gianmarco I
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sake is always favourite for special occasions. Great romantic atmosphere and great service. The agedashi / salt & pepper tofu never disappoints. Beautiful fresh Sashimi! The Hattori Hanzo is my all time favourite cocktail.

Thank Lillian R
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The food and service was incredible, we were lucky enough to be served by Pietno and could not have asked for more! Would highly recommend and definitely will be back.

Thank Mad166
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed by the food and service in Sake. The open kitchen was great, especially as we had a table that was facing in so we could watch the chefs at work. The food was very yummy, quite pricey but worth it for a treat. I also had the desert dragon egg which was amazing, as were the... More 

Thank natalie h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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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.
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