Lunch Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 10.30am-3pm;
Dinner daily 5pm-11pm
The Double Bay arm of this slick and growing franchise encapsulates the Saké ethos. The room is good-looking, as is the clientele, the beats are chilled and the well-heeled diners can order contemporary spins on Japanese favourites. Here, prawns are prepared popcorn-style and the raw tuna is done as a ceviche. The menu is extensive, so you'll have to take a moment to absorb its workings. There are the sushi, tempura and Saké signature sections, as well as robata, or tasty things on sticks cooked over coals. Do yourself a favour and order from here - the smoky short-rib and the eggplant with niku miso, in this case miso-flavoured minced chicken, and then topped with bonito. Follow with the butter-rich miso-caramelised toothfish. The produce is top quality and the flavours crowd-pleasing, but the rather dainty serving sizes are priced more Ginza-executive than salaryman and the service can be a little confused.
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