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Sake Restaurant & Bar

) #37 of 4,739 Restaurants in Sydney ₹₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here for my birthday dinner with my partner and it was a beautiful restaurant with delicious food! Outstanding service and loved the decor. Really a great night.

Thank Mooney55
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not horrible however, certainly not memorable at all. Good service, but a super slow kitchen took forever to get appetizers and food to us. Small, dark table for four of us right next the bathroom didn't help with the ambiance. Sushi, sashimi, etc. dishes were...More

Thank Socalsix
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been here quite a few times. Great spot for a date. Great food and sake. Friendly knowledgeable service and a great setting

Thank tomjones71
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious, high quality meal set in a cool, trendy space with friendly staff. We enjoyed the spicy tuna and seared salmon rolls, sashimi, some nigri, tuna and avocado salad, mushroom soup, and mochi for dessert. Every single dish was tasty, unique, and presented beautifully. We...More

Thank JetsetHer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gift voucher was the reason for our visit to Sake, having never heard of this restaurant before we did not know what to expect, a table for lunch was booked on line and the process was without incident Situated in the rocks the location...More

Thank Glentc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A celebratory dinner for my 14 year old daughter. A very sexy, cool restaurant. Very good service and the twist on the Japanese food was fabulous. Great bar too!

Thank Jbellabird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great upmarket Japanese food but very expensive Will go there again if I have to impress a very important client

Thank jacek509
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious. We particularly enjoyed the S Express roll and the baby octopus. Worth the money but the only thing keeping it from getting 5 stars is that they had the absolute cheek to charge a credit card surcharge on top...More

Thank Caitlin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of four and we arrived at 12.30 it was quite empty but within 30 mins it was full and the rstaurant is quite large. Unusually for a Japanese restaurant all the wait staff are western. One of the problems we experienced...More

Thank DerekCC_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined on the chefs signature menu. It was a very mixed bag - hiramasa kingfish was really, really superb, beef tataki was good, but then things went downhill and everything else was fairly average or indeed poor. Given the price point, this was extremely disappointing....More

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood 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
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14 January 2017|
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Response from SirLunchelot | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's smart casual.
8 November 2015|
Response from Jasmin A | Property representative |
Good afternoon, no we don't do BYO but we have quite an extensive wine list on offer. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 11:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9259 5656
  • E-mail
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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