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Sake Restaurant & Bar

#26 of 4,567 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
The Rocks
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12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Hours:
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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I decided to try Sake after seeing great reviews and its high ranking on tripadvisor. I called 7:47pm while we were about 10-15 minutes away and was told next availability was 8:15pm with a shared table. We graciously accepted. Got there 8:10pm and was greeted within minutes by a lovely young lady, a minute later another lady... More 

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Thank aan91
Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at Sake. From entering the restaurant the staff were welcoming and knowledgable. We basically had a degustation experience and tried many many things in the menu. Each one beating our expectations. The jalapeño swordfish and the white soy snapper were exceptional and the salad with the sashimi and swordfish was such a unique and beautiful taste... More 

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Thank happy_hc
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gets busy so book, it was recommended to us by friends who came here last year and said it was the best Japanese/sushi/sashimi restaurant they had ever eaten at, and being honest i couldn't disagree..., the place is very noisy and can be a bit hard to have a conversation if you wanted a romantic night, but the... More 

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Thank Alan G
Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good restaurant, quality service and high quality food and wine list. Really enjoyed the entire experience here last Friday night. We had a small group of 4 and managed to get a booth down the end of the restaurant. The restaurant was busy, but this didn't effect the food or quality of service, we will certainly return.

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Thank Mat C
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little trendy Sushi bar and restaurant hidden away on Argle St. well worth a visit in a very touristy part of town where eating can be a bit hit and miss. Definitely have a cocktail from the extensive list and enjoy shared plate with a modern twist on Japanese classics. We went as a family and there was plenty... More 

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

Hi Jo M, thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed yourself, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous, polite and immaculately presented staff and a wonderful space. No actual problems but the food was just average for the price. Cod was a pale imitation of Toko's version, for instance, and most dishes just lacked any wow factor. Maybe we should have gone to Double Bay?

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Thank Cambo59
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, cocktails were amazing! Unfortunately the service was confused, and in the end we felt rushed out as someone else was already waiting for our table.

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

Hi Marta V, thank you for taking the time to review. We're really sorry to hear about your experience. We take feedback very seriously, so if you could please send us an email at tfranklin@urbanpurveyor.com with your contact details, the General Manager of Sake Restaurant & Bar will reach out to you to discuss your experience personally. Thanks, Sake Restaurant... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just an overall high quality restaurant. Food, ambience and quality were faultless. Deserves the 5 stars

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Thank 77rahulb
UrbanPurveyorGroup, Brand Manager at Sake Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi 77rahulb, thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed yourself, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this restaurant, service is good and food is great! However as someone who has lived in Japan, I think it is very pricey compared to Japan where you can get authentic food for half the price and better quality... Overall, I think it's a great restaurant and will definitely go back!

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

Hi Reinaaaaaaaa, thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed yourself, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations prior to leaving the U.S. We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. The outside of restaurant is very unassuming and we didn't realize we were at the restaurant except for the small Sake sign (The Rocks location). Fun decor and lively atmosphere. We had edamame, sashimi appetizer (8 pcs), prawn dumplings (8 pcs), tuna avocado roll and... More 

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

Hi Jo B, thank you for your feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed yourself, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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