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Sake Restaurant & Bar

100 St Kilda Rd | Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 3 8687 0775
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
100 St Kilda Rd | Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not many of the 'Southbank' restaurants deliver a really good restaurant experience, and 'Sake' fell into this category when we booked for a midweek evening meal. The interior 'climate' did not help with the air-conditioning making it almost cold. That, combined with a draft through...More

Thank Michael D
RockpoolDiningGroup, General Manager at Sake Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We are sincerely sorry to hear that you felt let down by your recent experience at Sake. We would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further and kindly request that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband decided to surprise me with dinner at Sake in Melbourne before the theatre. The venue near Hamer Hall was perfect. We decided quickly to have one of the tasting menus (the $99 one) and were not disappointed one bit. The food was fresh...More

Thank Giuliab1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a walk down from the MCG we opted for a late lunch on a Saturday. We had some small plates including Tempura, Yakitori and Dumplings and all were excellent. The staff were attentive and responsive making it a great choice for lunch. Recommended

Thank jdsamsara
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time here on a visit to Melbourne and would seriously visit Melbourne again just to dine here. Attentive (without being in your face) friendly and knowledgeable staff, no rush trying to turn tables over, truely delicious food and in my opinion reasonable prices...More

Thank jeff w
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had selected a variety of dishes which we shared and thought we may have got too much but they were small servings so we got through it without feeling like we needed anymore. The food was well presented and full of flavor, staff were...More

Thank 13Astroboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a special lunch with my son on recent visit to Melbourne. Chose indoor seating with views towards Yarra River on Southbank Esplanade. Awesome food, sake, service and lives up to same reputation as sake Brisbane.

Thank SoloBoomer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a very wet Saturday night we found ourselves outside a normally overflowing Sake with an hour to spare before a show. We wandered in and, after letting them know we had less than an hour, we're shown to the sushi bar. The reception and...More

Thank MarinoInOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location with view over Melbourne CBD & Yarra River. Food & service are amazing truly Japanese. Every dish ordered were impressive & authentically Japanese. The price is high but the quality said it all. Good place for a special celebration.

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-Pete Tong concert dinner with Mrs dW. We were going to select the bento box but had plenty of time..went with the waiter’s selection (who was excellent by the way) who chose 6 different dishes..5 of which were amazing and one was just good (that’s...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great night but you are paying a premium. The meals were fantastic but you really also payed a a lot for them, particularly the drinks, where you are paying more than double you would pay in other establishments. We were outside looking at the Yarra...More

Thank John O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 St Kilda Rd | Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 8687 0775
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Situated alongside the breathtaking Yarra River, Sake Restaurant & Bar Hamer Hall has cemented its long-standing reputation as the most-loved and celebrated Melbourne Japanese Restaurant. With an outdoor, riverfront dining area and a variety of unique venue spaces housed over two levels, this Melbourne Japanese restaurant brings you the ultimate dining and events venue located just below the Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall. You are invited to revel in Executive Chef Wayne Brown's innovative and ever-changing menu and to indulge in mouth-watering dishes that combine the very best of modern and classic Japanese, served with a cool nod to the much-loved local Melbourne flavours. All dishes are accompanied by an extensive cocktail, wine and unique sake menu designed to enhance flavours and ensure your dining experience is unforgettable. If you're looking to entertain or just looking to impress, there are a variety of unique private dining options available for all your entertaining, partying or corporate event needs. You can indulge in the unforgettable fresh, modern cuisine, served up by our dynamic team in the premier Melbourne Japanese Restaurant located right in the heart of the city's vibrant cultural precinct.
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