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“High quality surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sake Restaurant & Bar

Sake Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #17 of 4,263 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Housed at the iconic Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane Japanese restaurant Sake is a chic designer space overlooking the buzzing Brisbane River. Served by the venue's dynamic team, let yourself be treated to the unparalleled atmosphere and innovative cuisine that has earned Sake Restaurant & Bar its reputation as the best Brisbane Japanese restaurant. Revel in the innovative menu by Head Chef Daiseke and Executive Chef Shaun Presland, who draw on traditional Japanese training and passion for unique local flavours to prepare some of Brisbane's most celebrated culinary creations. Awarded a Queensland Good Food Guide Chef's Hat every year since opening, Sake Restaurant & Bar has consistently remained the premier Brisbane Japanese restaurant. Strategically matched with an extensive sake, cocktail and wine menu, Sake Restaurant & Bar Eagle Street Pier aims to continually surprise and delight you with its dynamic, evolving menu. A variety of enticing dining options are available for you to choose from, whether entertaining, partying or simply looking to impress. With five private dining rooms, a communal banquet dining area, traditional Japanese sunken tables and a sushi bar, Sake Restaurant & Bar can cater to every intimate or elaborate dining need.
Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“High quality surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Found a new favourite which had been there a long time and we didn't know. On our way to a show without a booking, we were looking for a quick dinner. Checked here, and they had a table. From first contact with the team there, we enjoyed amazing service (friendly, thorough, appropriately attentive, knowledgeable and eager to please) and stunningly good food.
The staff really knew the food, were happy to make recommendations, and guide us through the wine list and good matches.
Everything we had was delicious. Even the Edamame tasted better than any we'd had before. Something so simple, a cut above.
Our favourite was the Buto no Kakuni, a pork dish with onsen egg. Mindblowingly good.
A wonderful meal with terrific wine, efficient and friendly service, and the price was great value. For the two of us with nice wine, was around $155.
We'll be going back very soon. Planning for it already.

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great food, wonderful selection and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

i had been considering this restaurant for many months and finally we got to enjoy the excellent food just a few days ago. the menu was impressive and often that mens that the quality suffers, but the quality, and presentation was excellent. The entrees and mains were great taste and presented very well. The look and feel is modern, there are views of the river but the food took most of our attention. The prices were great given the serving sizes and quality.

So it was probably the best Japanese I have had in years, and definitely a restaurant we will return to often.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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190 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Absolutely awesome!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Sake restaurant is a totally amazing dining experience. Food is magnificent, attention to detail fantastic and service impeccable. If you want to eat outstanding Japanese food in a fabulous environment then this restaurant is a must!!!

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Brisbane
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657 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Supreme Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was the best food and service we have experienced in ages. Great menu,everything so fresh,just loved it.

Visited February 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

I visited this restaurant with a group of friends. It was my first foray into Japanese food beyond sushi and I absolutely loved it. Food is amazing. The service was very good and the atmosphere in the restaurant really added to the location. It's not the cheapest option but you do get what you pay for. I would go back without hesitation.

Visited February 2014
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