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“Great for that Special Occasion”

Sake Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #86 of 6,227 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 30
Cuisines: Japanese, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Rocks
Description: 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!
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a wonderfully creative Japanese eatery where "fusion" is a good word.
As a group of 5 we sampled a large part of the lunch menu & could not find fault with any.
My advice is to skip the sashimi & sushi and go for the more unusual offerings.
Firm mains favourites include the scallops, toothfish and wagyu brisket.
Yes it is not cheap and the drinks list is rather extortionate. Stick to mineral water and (cold) sake carafes.
Service generally attentive and timely.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank GiancarloYannoulis
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent Japanese cuisine. Not an over done or confusing menu. Great flavours with fresh and high quality ingredients. Everything is good. Sake listing is extensive and of high quality, try any Kirinzan.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us. We couldn't get reservations that night, but decided to walk in since we were in the area. We were fortunate a table opened up. Attentive service, good food, happy buzz. It was a perfect place before walking around to see Vivid.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Shelley80
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Very good experience and a wonderful dinner. Had a booking for 6.30pm and was seated on time. Had the Chief's Tasting Plate ($110 per person) and an $80 bottle of wine (wine expensive for what it was, but was expected). Great 7 course meal which was served over 2 hours; nicely paced so you enjoy the food and also the company you were with. Restaurant was full on a Thursday night which again confirmed how good it was. Would recommend for a special occasion

Date of visit: July 2016
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1  Thank Alex B
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Had the New Classics Chef menu. Salmon sashimi was delicious. Highlights were the crispy rice with tuna and wagyu brisket. Staff were all friendly. Music a bit loud for me, but it created a very hip and buzzing atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2016
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1  Thank KTL2007
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