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Sake Restaurant & Bar

12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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

Amazing food, great decor with intimate lighting and a stunning location easy walk from Circular Quay train station in the historic and beautiful Rocks area of Sydney. Unless coming with a group expect shared dining, which wouldn't be a problem but my partner was hoping...More

Thank Clare H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A trendy Japanese restaurant with modern Japanese cuisine. A good selection of wines and good bar staff. The dessert selection was interesting , so leave room for this. It can be a little noisy with large and small groups of diners sharing their Japanese treats....More

Thank maryliv2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came with a friend for dinner&drinks and we tried the 7 course set menu. All courses were really good but my highlight was the dessert: dragon egg! It was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had in my life! For drinks I can...More

Thank Lemya S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary here with the degustation menu with matching wines / sakes. Absolutely stunning food and service, but not a cheap option

Thank steveaslett
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent bar staff with great drinks. This restaurant has a nice dark & heady atmosphere. Definitely one to wear heels & a heavy scent. Food is good, although I have had better from the likes of Toko in their hey day but definitely happy to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from Florida, I get better sushi from Publix. It is noisy - trying to be trendy. They do try to sell you the more expensive combo package, but it is already way overpriced and nothing special. With all the really good restaurants in Sydney,...More

Thank tennisdr99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a first-class dining experience at this fantastic restaurant and would highly recommend for anyone looking to indulge in a culinary sensation! We would particularly like to thank Katerina who ensured we had a wonderful evening and guided us expertly through our Omakase 7...More

Thank sjb1324
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely restaurant, with a very good service where we had an excellent dinner. It was our best meal during our 5 days in Sydney.

Thank NunoVaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nicely appointed restaurant that accommodated us at short notice for lunch. We tried the Chef's Taster Menu (7 courses) and scored 5 out of the 7 to be excellent, if lacking in quantity! Pleasant and efficient service was a little spoiled by an inconsistent...More

Thank Gra50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sake is definitely one of my favourites, having been numerous times the food is always great, atmosphere fantastic and service is fabulous. One of the best Japanese in Sydney. Try the Pink Lady sake, it’s amazing.

Thank carlieziri
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$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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