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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#36 of 4,389 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
5:30 pm - 11:30 am
Closed now
All 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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New Zealand
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner with a group mid week. The food was fantastic - beautiful presentation and incredibly tasty. Enjoyed all of the food ordered (the tuna ceviche and the "egg" desert were standouts but every dish was great). Service was excellent as well.

Thank mishfish5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had received a recommendation for this restaurant from our nearby hotel when we just arrived there after a 14 hour trip from Tahiti. A real eye-opener! The restaurant is a big place but it has plenty of nooks and crannies for privacy. Our travel fatigue just lifted when the food arrived. The reputation this restaurant has is truly deserved.... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my family and we had some dinner I wasn't so keen as I had seen an Italian somewhere a bit further on but I still came and ate. My food was amazing and my mum and brother have said the same. Me and my dad had the same and my mum and brother had different. I would... More 

Thank Sam B
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sake has various locations in Sydney and other cities, some of them look more stiff than the one i went, at The Rocks Area, the place is really nice and the food is great, it has more of a local vibe, we order 5 dishes but 2 of them were outstanding, Kingfish Jalapeno and Braised David Blackmore's Wagyu Brisket

Thank DCoro
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Sashimi new style at its best. All dishes were so delicious. Visited twice. One of the best I have ever been.

Thank SushiLover2008
Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my USA client and his girl who have been to the best LA Japanese LA has to offer. We were all totally impressed. Standouts the Popcorn Shrimp, Kingfish Sashimi, Miso cod balls I could go on. Every dish was great all washed doen by warm saki and the night was done. Tables are for 4, twos get bar... More 

Thank Russell T
Noosaville, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went back again today for a farewell lunch. This place is amazing. Every dish exceeds expectations. We had the tooth fish which was exactly how great fish should taste but better. The prawn dumplings were divine. The sashimi was fresh and the flavours dance on your tongue. The tempura was delicately battered and so fresh. We shared the dinosaur egg... More 

Thank Vicky G
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of The Rocks in Sydney you are inundated with tourist choices, not all worth the price. This restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere and varied food choices. The service was excellent, very friendly and informative. Sat at the food bar area and watched the food preparation - a good choice if on your own.

Thank wwt56
Klerksdorp, South Africa
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed with Sake. The food was delicious, beer cold and service quick. The restaurant has a great ambience especially with the open viewing kitchen and the chefs responding to the head chef in Japanese. The restaurant looks modern and elegant. It was quite busy when we went. Book in advance to ensure you get a table.

Thank GR_Nic
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to dine at Sake on a Friday evening with another couple. With our reservations at 8 PM, the restaurant was still packed. We had a table in the corner and had a nice view of the happening restaurant. Since my wife and I are vegs, the restaurant was flexible to provide veg sushi, however they required we pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
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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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.