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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#27 of 4,593 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
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12 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:30 - 11:30
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having been to a number of excellent Japanese restaurants in Asia and of course Japan the price tag at Sake is not justifiable for what it is. A very clever restaurant model, I must say though. Unlike a typical restaurant where you expect to go by a three course meal (except for a degustation table type) you are strongly encouraged... More 

Thank asiandub1
Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything we ordered was very good - assorted sashimi, chicken robata, miso-cream scallops, and steamed prawn dumplings. Wine list definitely is well chosen. Just seems a lot more expensive than other restaurants we dined in on the trip (for example, '13 Leeuwin Artist Series Chardonnay was $229 AUD at Sake but we ordered bottles of it at other restaurants for... More 

Thank ZinFan707
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At first, I thought of not writing this but an establishment such as this needs this to be brought to their attention. We came here to dine for romationight n was situated by the cooking station which is pretty cool. We ordered the degustayiob without wine. Halfway through our meal, a brown cockroach made its towards the counter where we... More 

Thank mamacoco123
Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is very nice and the staff try hard. The food does come out very fast even when they are busy. All the dishes we had were fresh and you seemed to share a plate for two so each serving was placed in front two people, this made it very easy to serve yourself without have to stretch or... More 

Thank Whatdathink
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked this restaurant 2 weeks in advance and was really looking forward to trying it. When we arrived the staff seated us at their sushi bar. These seats were awful - uncomfortable and hot being next to the kitchen. And we weren't walk ins and had pre booked so I was disappointed. Luckily the host waa accommodating when I... More 

Thank Tinaheath620
Reading, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Choice of daughter and her friend so four of us dined at Sake on our last night in Sydney. Excellent choice -first reaction a bit noisy and a bit dark but soon settled down.Had only managed to reserve a sunken table when booking but fortunately there was a conventional table available ( sunken tables are not the most comfortable for... More 

1 Thank Richard P
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it! Great atmosphere and vibe in there. I took my man for his birthday dinner and it was a top choice. Good is fabulous and staff are friendly.

Thank MissCee01
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing lunch. The food was absolutely delicious. It was my first time at Sake and it was on the advise of a friend who has dined here on numerous occasions that the choices from the menu were superb. The kingfish jalapeño, the scampi tempura and new style sashimi were noteworthy, not to mention for dessert, the white chocolate... More 

Thank 626Krystyna
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is first class modern Japanese, beers were fun, wine was delicious, coffee martini was to die for. I would say one of the best tasting Japanese meals we have had. The service was overbearing and in your face. The staff probably should have sat with us and eaten as we were not left alone for one second. The up... More 

Thank Rainindancers
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good (though some things were average and others were very good). The sushi was excellent--we had the nixon and the alaskan king crab maki. (Unfortunately, they were out of tuna so we didn't get to try the tuna avocado roll, which we had hoped to try.) I don't recommend the house salad or miso soup--both were disappointing.... More 

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UrbanPurveyorGroup, Brand Manager at Sake Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Okcaggie, Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your recent visit to Sake. We appreciate your comments as these help us to improve to ensure we deliver a fantastic experience every time. We have passed on your feedback on food and service to the venue manager who will address with staff. Thank you again Toby Franklin Brand... More 

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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
US$15 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street | 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
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 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 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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