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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Food was amazing. I was expecting something different though when I read online they had a taster menu. It was 7 courses of what the chef selected as his favorite. It wasn't what I was hoping for but was brilliant nevertheless. Staff were all very...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came as part of a group of 10 and the service by David and co workers was exceptional not to mention the food. We had a set menu which came out in a timely manner, and was amazing! It definitely pushed my usual palate...More

Thank michelemW5747JM
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saki again lived up to its last visit. The menu was varied and the food exceptional. The environment is crowded but that added to the night. Will return again.

Thank Bididee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the set menu of 7 courses and food was outstanding as was a true taste sensation. Tastes were challenging but worth the journey. Great ambience and service standard very high. Only downside was that some of the wine is outrageously priced. Expansive menu.

Thank noelv2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

WATER – we were automatically given a bottle of water which we assumed was free table water – only to be charged $9.50 for it at the end of the meal. If you want free water you have to speak up apparently, or they give...More

Thank Aleeson T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to sake in Brisbane a number of times and love it!! We were looking for a Japanese restaurant in Sydney so of course we used TripAdvisor to look up what was near us and were very happy to discover Sake. The food was...More

Thank JaniceJohnston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is spectacular! We ordered a larger number of appetisers to share so we could try more dishes. Wash was better than the last! This was capped off with a dragon egg for dessert which was both theatrical and delicious. I also recommend...More

Thank larabe6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool Japanese restaurant. Great food and great service. It does have a particular 'vibe' though which I really liked but I can see that it might not suit some people i.e. the music is loud and lively and a lot of the seating is...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monday night and we couldn't get a table till 8.00pm. The place was packed when we got there, luckily the Argyle Hotel, immediately behind this wonderful eatery, was open and quiet. Sake was a revelation: the staff were professional and efficient. The food was outstanding,...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being local I have tried all the best restaurants Sydney has to offer. This is by far the best Japanese you'll eat. Way better than Nobu I tried in Dubai. We love coming here and will definitely be back for more soon

Thank Mandols
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|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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