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Sake Restaurant & Bar

) #37 of 4,736 Restaurants in Sydney €€€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
12 Argyle St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9259 5656
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All 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 via mobile

Great wine, beautiful food, nice sake, stunning sea food and a real treat if you are into restaurants that are a little more high end

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must for us when we go to Sydney, all the food is floor less in its flavours and textures. Probably best to avoid dishes influenced by Neil Perry while not a let down they just don't have a Saké feel to them.

Thank Jake H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We dropped in without s booking on a Saturday at lunchtime and were greeted with smiles and a great table for the 5 of us. Service was fantastic and the food was amazing but expect a hefty bill. This place is not cheap, but it...More

Thank JHerlig
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful night at Sake . The service was top notch. Leah our waitress gave a top quality service. The food was simply fabulous, totally mouth watering an absolute delight..We enjoyed the warm inviting ambience and busy vibe. On return from the ladies...More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food here is fantastic and original that we came back 2 days in a row. Great atmosphere and service so highly recommend this place. They were also very accommodating with kids meals making sushi rolls as we requested.

Thank Juliaac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for my birthday dinner with my partner and it was a beautiful restaurant with delicious food! Outstanding service and loved the decor. Really a great night.

Thank Mooney55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not horrible however, certainly not memorable at all. Good service, but a super slow kitchen took forever to get appetizers and food to us. Small, dark table for four of us right next the bathroom didn't help with the ambiance. Sushi, sashimi, etc. dishes were...More

Thank Socalsix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here quite a few times. Great spot for a date. Great food and sake. Friendly knowledgeable service and a great setting

Thank tomjones71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious, high quality meal set in a cool, trendy space with friendly staff. We enjoyed the spicy tuna and seared salmon rolls, sashimi, some nigri, tuna and avocado salad, mushroom soup, and mochi for dessert. Every single dish was tasty, unique, and presented beautifully. We...More

Thank JetsetHer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gift voucher was the reason for our visit to Sake, having never heard of this restaurant before we did not know what to expect, a table for lunch was booked on line and the process was without incident Situated in the rocks the location...More

Thank Glentc
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|
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$16 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
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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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