Restaurant Reviews

Saké: Restaurant review

Saké

Address

12 Argyle St
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 10.30am-3pm;
Dinner daily 5pm-11pm

Prices

E $7-$34
M $20-$48
D $14-$22;
dégustations $88-$125

REVIEW

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.

Phone:
(02) 9259 5656

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Private room
  • Breakfast
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Wayne Brown

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.