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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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Closes in 6 min
12:00 pm - 3:00 pmAll 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 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to return to Sake for our family reunion having dined here in 2015. The food and service were again excellent: Japanese with a local twist. I hope to return in March 2018 for our next Sydney adventure.

Thank Scottannan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Trendy, beautiful people, great sushi and overall great variety of Sake. You can drink all night and experience many different types of Sake with some excellent food to accompany it. Reservation is a must since the restaurant is very popular and usually is very difficult...More

Thank PvM1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A quite snobby restaurant with high prices. The food is excellente! The service is a bit so-so, with waitresses that doesn’t know what they are serving.

Thank Gunnar N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Look, the food is fine, it's crowded, it's buzzy, but the music is turned up so loud you cannot talk to your dining companions. If you are a member of the generation that spends the whole meal looking at their phones, no doubt it is...More

Thank petermax9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A complete disappointment for the service. Will tell my friend who were interested not to go . They won't care as they r not short for people who would rock up for the accumulated rating and the good location. Place is busy and like a...More

Thank Irene Yaling Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my crew to Sake and had a great time. Beautifully appointed. Place was packed. Lots of energy. The sushi was great. Try the spicy edamame. It’s terrific. Our wait staff was very attentive. We’ll be back!!

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We treated ourselves to a creative culinary experience. The food looks amazing and every bite is an explosion of flavour. Great service, the staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Great ambience paired with amazing food makes for a memorable dining experience.

Thank 320deliav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great intimate spot and super Japanese food. Wine list is good too. Its not cheap but worth every dollar. Good service too.

Thank Melody777
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is amazing. Not your typical Japanese restaurant. Fantastic menu even if you don’t eat raw foods you will love this place.

Thank Susan230763
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a sushi experience then go to this restaurant. If money is not an option then ask the waiting staff to order for you . The food is outstanding , the service excellent and the sake amazing . I could stay here all...More

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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
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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