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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%
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“sashimi” (152 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (61 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

Sake is a great restaurant conveniently located in the heart of the Rocks in Sydney. It's on a first floor and is subtle but it's worth going there. The staff is extremely polite and welcoming and very efficient which is a rarity in Sydney! There...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing restaurant. We loved everything about Saké except the price. Yes it’s an amazing experience.. the staff, ambience, food and overall dining experience is spot on but to be honest it is a little over priced but in saying that I would...More

Thank MonandWil
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a spectacular night at Sake, we sat at the Chef's bar watching the amazing chefs at work, tasted their special of local Blue Fin tuna sashimi which was just divine, loved the wagyu strip loin, grilled eggplant with ponzu, popcorn shrimp, and especially...More

Thank yorcamma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to sake for a business dinner. The food was superb and service was top class. It was not authentic japanese food but sort of fusion and westernized japanese dishes. Actually one of the dishes seemed to be inspired by korean food 'bo ssam'....More

Thank SJ_Taz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Contemporary Japanese food and traditional favourites served by friendly and helpful staff. Be sure to ask for suggestions to make the most of the great menu.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with two friends. Booked with Centurion Card and asked for bar seats by the kitchens so we could watch the food being prepared but instead shown to a table miles away. The staff were arrogant and unwelcoming and remarkably inattentive: we spent...More

1  Thank starlightminor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was very busy that Saturday night but they managed to squeeze an extra friend in to our initial booking. We chose a set menu and the food was excellent! We were already quite full by the time dessert came which was the dragon egg......More

Thank Shauna F
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
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$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 AM
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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