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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#34 of 4,630 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
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12 Argyle St | 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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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to sake last Sat for a friend's bday. Sophisticated yet welcoming environment. Staff was really friendly and knew the menu very wel. A big thanks to Arthur who took amazing care of our group, great stuff mate! Food needs no comments, just awesome! ✌

Thank Andre J
Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing Japanese located in The Rocks. Beautifully presented food that is fresh and service exceptional.

Thank Simone B
Cairns, Australia
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing experience it was having dinner at Sake. The selection on the menu, the presentation, the flavours, there is no other way to describe it, but as simply astounding. Katerina was the ultimate waitress… Her recommendations were impeccable. Her demeanour and helpfulness was one of the best we have experienced in the world. Cannot speak highly enough for... More 

Thank Ross B
Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was fine, if not unremarkable, service was friendly. However disappointed about the table set up. There are separate tables and also communal tables. If you find yourself on the communal table, expect to be squeezed next to strangers. This may sound authentic Japanese experience to some, except that you are paying $75+ per person here.

Thank Snorkeling_Bear_Dan
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I regarded this restaurant as a favourite till I went again (been going for years) but sadly an odd decision to meddle with the previously super menu as landed it in the just-above-average basket. One of its signature dishes - the thin kingfish sashimi with a gorgeous ponzu/citrus dressing has been replaced with a thicker cut and and a poor... More 

Thank ads1212
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Finally I've tried this place for a special occasion after hearing about it from other people. The experience was excellent. Great presentation and fresh food. Not so traditional Japanese as it is a fusion Japanese, but that makes this place interesting. Great vibe, lively, nice set up and professional yet friendly service.

Thank Noba I
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I wanted to try was the popcorn tempura but my friend and I ended up loving the place and the food! We usually prefer quiet but liked the lively atmosphere on a weekend (even if we didn't drink). Everything they served us was really good - quality ingredients and perfectly cooked plus our server was really friendly so we... More 

Thank Talskidoo
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Mother's Day. Atmosphere was great, it's a pretty large restaurant but it's been designed in such a way that it's not too noisy and you can easily chat with your table. Top notch food, favourites were the kingfish, prawn dumplings and the dragon egg. Service from Pietro was exceptional. Thank you Sake for a brilliant lunch.

Thank Melissa Q
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238 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch without reservation, and they were nice enough to accommodate us despite the busy time of the day. We requested a selection from each section, and the food was very good, although it had few odd additions that might not suit every taste, but overall it was good and the price was acceptable. The most interesting part... More 

Thank M C
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well i was surprised: on a $289 bill for two a $2.84 surcharge for paying on a Visa card. Try another restaurant and you won't pay it. Guys. Add it to your charge per meal. I didn't give a tip because of it ... so the staff missed out and wont be back because, on principle, you are being commercailly... More 

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

Hi Establish, Thank you for taking the time to feedback on Sake Restaurant & Bar. We appreciate your comments and would like to speak with you more regarding your visit. Would you please reach out via email feedback@sakerestaurant.com.au with the date and time of your booking/visit? Thanks Sake More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 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
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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Staying in The Rocks

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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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