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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (152 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (61 reviews)
“chirashi” (13 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30 Hours
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 4 days ago

A very busy but quite friendly place. The service we received was fantastic. Would have loved to eat there but was just to busy

Thank jnash22018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is highly overrated. Whilst the venue and ambience is fantastic, the food is pretty average. What’s more is the wait staff are quite unfriendly and very slow. Won’t be heading back.

2  Thank dananddaniel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was above average and the venue had a nice ambience. Such a shame that the hard work of the chef and front of house staff is let down by a grumpy, unfriendly waitress with a bad attitude. The service was so inattentive we didn't...More

1  Thank Jacqueline796
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's Modern Japanese restaurant. If you want to eat authentic Japanese, I don't recommend. Anyway Food and atmosphere is cool... ロックス内にあるモダン日本料理店。日本料理ではありません。欧米人が好きそうなフュージョン日本料理屋さん。ロケーション、店の雰囲気はかなり良いです。またスタッフも9割以上がローカルまたは白人でサービスも◎。値段はそれなりにします。

Thank Maro6969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The flavours in all dishes are amazing. Same is my favourite Japanese restaurant in Melbourne as well

Thank Dean T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place used to be amazing. I remember it was something special, the food was delicious, more special than your average Japanese restaurant. Now I was more than disappointed. This time the food was nothing special, neither in presentation, not in taste experience and the...More

1  Thank Kat T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a dull afternoon, I had early lunch at Sake and I must say I was so blown away by the quality and the atmosphere! I’m not even gonna comment on how good the food was because it was sooooo satisfying!

Thank Ramona A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night. We booked in advance and managed to get a table for two in the far corner. As soon as you walk in you are greeted and lead to your table. Walking through the restaurant it feels...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney. Unfortunately things seem to have changed in the last couple of years. They still do amazingly good sashimi and cocktails but the service is terrible. We had a late sitting and the place wasn’t that busy...More

1  Thank MMcIver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Emma served our table and we had the best experience! She was professional and well presented. Nothing to fault with the food and drinks!

Thank Society S
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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Questions & Answers
14 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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