Sake is somewhere that’s been on our hit list for a while now. We used a birthday celebration as the time to book in. Make sure you do, for its always busy, and deservedly so.
The flagship restaurant of the Sake brand is located in the rocks in a lovely heritage sandstone building yet the interior sees a Japanese influence with the sake barrels on the wall and artwork, all working well with the friendly staff and dim lighting, making for a sophisticated yet still comfortable and casual dining experience.
We sit at the counter, overlooking the sushi chefs at work, but you an also book bar seating, in the communal dining area or even in private dining rooms.
We had considered the tasting menu, but preferred to pick our own options for a bit more variety, although couple next to us had the tasting option and I’d did look good.
We began with the new style sashimi, quite like a salmon carpaccio in flavour and taste. We followed this with the super flavoursome Nasi Dengaku (eggplant), which was nice and sweet and topped with saffron threads.
My favourite was the Chirashi roll, like the bowl you often find at Japanese restaurants, yet presented all wrapped up in a sushi roll. It features salmon, tuna, kingfish, prawn, omelette, sesame leaves, burdock, cucumber and ikura.
One of their signature dishes is a must order. Their Glacier 51 Toothfish is soft and flaky, wrapped up in a Hoba leaf.
For our side, we had the kombu butter seasoned corn ribs with house made furikake and ended up ordering some nigiri salmon too.
Be sure to also try a sake paddle of different sakes to complement your meals.
We hope you enjoy it as much as us!
12 Argyle Street
The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
Wed and Thur: 12-3pm and 6-9pm
Frid & Sat: 12-3pm and 5:30-10pm
Sun: 12-3pm and 5:30-9pm