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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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“sashimi” (154 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (60 reviews)
“chirashi” (13 reviews)
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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 via mobile

The food at sakè was fantastic dana out hostess was a delight. As a location to interrogate our friends date it was the most appropriate and enjoyable location.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Let me preface this by saying I never give bad reviews. Maybe Valentines Day night was the wrong night to go but we were sooooooo disappointed. We love Japanese food and were excited to both try Sake for the first time. Arrived on time, a...More

Thank Carson444
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

in a bizz down-under, I was looking for a healthy place to have diner nearby my hotel (Holliday inn old rock). Went on Trip Advisor to find Sake. Was a bit preoccupied by some of the reviews. Went for the sashimi combo, a bowl of...More

Thank FFrenchy63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no reservations but we were squeezed in. We were seated at the bar where we could see how the food was prepared. The servant was a bit pushy and tried to let us order more than we wanted. The sushi was of excellent...More

Thank Kim Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long business lunch, very much enjoy the food. The tooth fish is really nice and the dessert Dragon eye is very innovative, visually appealing. Waitress tends to be lack of attention and rather clinical. I've dropped a pair of chopsticks and have to ask...More

Thank Simon K W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scored!! A table Friday night 7pm as a walk up. Fantastic waitress. Highly recommend all the Sashimi kingfish prawn dumplings - you’ll want 2 servings Lamb chops - cocked medium/rare (ok, but I grew up eaten lamb every day of my like from 2-18tears) take...More

Thank ZaraIam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky enough to get a table as a walk-in. Initial impression was a little disappointing as it took forever to place an order at the bar while we were waiting for a table- not that it was crowded, just the one bartender was working his...More

Thank Pauly E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time dining here, the First was a hectic Friday and although good once we got our table we waited ages after our booking time to be seated. This time a quieter weekday for an early dinner before a concert. I like the place,decor and...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant over the years but today I must say it was very disappointing. The portion sizes are way too small and the price therefore too high. There was a tiredness and disinterested atmosphere and I won’t be visiting this restaurant again.

Thank Anita2608
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant as it was close to our hotel and my wife has decided this week that Japanese is her favourite. We were seated fairly quickly and looked after just as quick. The sashimi appetiser and beef tartare was of a high quality...More

Thank RandolphCarter1919
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$16 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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