Saké
Japanese
  • 12 Argyle St,
    The Rocks,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9259 5656,
    sakerestaurant.com.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 10.30am-3pm;

    Dinner daily 5pm-11pm

     

Saké
-33.875935,151.243244

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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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $7-$34

    M $20-$48

    D $14-$22;

    dégustations $88-$125

     

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Breakfast
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Wayne Brown

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