Sake Restaurant & Bar Double Bay

4.6
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222 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese
Housed under the InterContinental Hotel Double Bay, Sake has a distinctive flair that oozes style and radiates cool. Revel in the bespoke Double Bay menu, featuring some of Sydney’s favourite dishes in a unique and vibrant setting. With a variety of enticing dining options available, you can entertain, party or impress. The sushi counter allows guests to interact with the Saké Sushi Masters and all dishes are made from the freshest fish sourced daily. Adding a new dimension to the dynamic setting is a traditional open plan Japanese Robata grill, with special binchoban charcoal that has been custom built for the restaurant. The menu features a mix of seasonal vegetables, first class Australian Wagyu beef, Alaskan King Crab and new poultry beloved for its unrivaled freshness, Jidori chicken.
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday, great food and service. Staff picked up on the occasion and delivered a complimentary cupcake!

SW
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice Fathers Day lunch. Some items never arrived but we did enjoy what we ate.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was outstanding! expensive but definitely worth the money. great environment super clean and comfy

G
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Never disappoint every single time.

L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Japanese food with excellent presentation

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and excellent sake

OT
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We eat here fairly regularly and whilst the sushi and sashimi platters are always good, on this occasion they were exceptional. Staff also very helpful and efficient.

SR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disapppinted! The service was slow and the staff weren’t friendly. The food was below average and expensive. The only thing we really enjoyed was the miso soup and the sorbet at the end. Would not recommend and will not be back!!!

F
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sake had great food in a beautiful setting. The service was great too. I recommend Sake highly. The menu included a selection of cold and cooked options from sushi to steak. The Dragon Egg was a fun, surprising, and delicious dessert. We’ll definitely eat there again.

OT
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Sake was sensational by far the best Japanese restaurant. The Toothfish is the best fish I’ve ever eaten. Food is consistently excellent.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely lovely and super helpful. I love coming to this place

MF
Sydney / NSW
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going here for a few years now and have never had a bad meal. If you like classic, as well as, innovative Japanese cuisine, give this place a try!

p
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overrated and overpriced Tables too squashed Service good, considering ...

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy restaurant, great decor, wonderful atmosphere, professional and very friendly highly competent waiters, delicious absolutely spectacular food! Enjoyment ++++.

j
Sydney / NSW
31 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat at the sushi bar which made it feel a bit less special than hoped for. Food was really good, all the dishes were tasty and fresh with clean flavours and quality. We had a cocktail and the some champagne, all good. Service was great, all of the team were very good.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, very tasty meals! Authentic Japanese food,especially recommending Dragon egg for dessert.

OT
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was nice - the pork was a bit dry. The cabbage was a winner.

Service was "OK". waitress spilt wine on the table, then another waitress saw me pour water in my glass and moved the glass... water everywhere: not even an apology or a clean up. Pretty bad.

Being from the industry myself I do look for details. Unfortunately this venue do not really pay attention to them.

All in all a nice restaurant, however I think service could be much better. Should learn from other venues.

OT
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sake has been my favourite restaurant for a couple of years. I took my partner there for his birthday last night as it is his favourite restaurant as well. The service was great as always and the food was still great but we really missed some of our favourite dishes - miso cod, kingfish jalapeño, robata. We also really miss the white chocolate and rhubarb dessert which hasn't been on the menu for a while now - BRING IT BACK PLEASE!! We probably won't be going as often as we used to.

OT
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great attentive staff, yummy food great variety,too much choice and that a good thing. and come out very satisfied

OT
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service we received was great, food was also very good, couldn't fault any dishes. Menu prices were too expensive for what the food was. $10 for one roasted corn cob with a bit of white pepper and bonito???

OT
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

was good, but preferred the previous menu.

NC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointing

OT
Dined on April 17, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Special place, enjoy it every time.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience2

the new menu is lacklustre to say the least. why you would change the classics is beyond me. my partner and I we're regular guests and used to love the shumi, dragon ash, chilled crab salad, green leaf salad, and jalapeno kingfish. what you have attempted to replace these with is disappointing to say the least and we'll be looking for a new Japanese restaurant as a result.

all the best with the new menu and ownership

OT
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but a bit pricey

OT
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

First time in Sake Double Bay - Have previously only eaten at Sake in the rocks (which I love)

We were welcomed by a lovely hostess, and made comfortable. From there the experience for our group went downhill.

The waiters were arrogant, and in our face constantly making it difficult to have a conversation during our meal.

The new Neil Perry menu (which we were excited about) was well sold by the waiters but absolutely failed to meet the standard we have come to expect of Sake.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Neil Perry has arrived at Sake and changed everything about it that used to make this restaurant a favorite of mine. No longer a frequent visitor.

OT
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I am a regular at Sakè double bay, and was disappointed to find that the menu has changed.
I used to always brag about the dining at sakè to friends and family, and am sad to say that I won't be anymore.
There was nothing wrong with the popcorn shrimp previously, and I was very sad to see that the sauce now comes separate on the side. It does not have the same taste. The portion sizes have also changed dramatically.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Long time fan of the Rocks location so I was pleasantly surprised on the quality of this restaurant. Special note to the head waiter who went the extra mile to make us feel special and our waitress who was personable and hilarious. We'll be booking my father in laws birthday dinner there soon!

OT
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good ambience , excel food , excellent service expensive but worthwhile

OT
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The staff need to be trained!!!

OT
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Sake at Rocks much better
The service here was hit and miss and unco-ordinated. 3 staff walked past us upon arrival - not even eye contact. Water and drinks orders forgotten
Food came out out of order. Disappointed

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seats at food bar become uncomfortable. Would have preferred a higher back and table.

OT
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

FAWLTY TOWERS !

Disgraceful !

Waited so long for food had to cancel and leave, but they still managed to charge us way over the price and we had to return for a refund of the overpayment !

Why does someone have to wait 45 minsfor a simple chicken dish !

The place is simply a JOKE. This will be highlighted to 96000 readers on TripAdvisor

OT
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Fussy food, very small portions, very expensive, lots of competition in the fine dining category....

OT
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food service was of good quality and prompt, however, service was quite cold (lady manager and section waiter both had a sad look on their face, must be having a bad day). Definitely lacking the warm and friendly service received at Sake The Rocks.

OT
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Good food. Terrible service. Won't be back.

OT
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Food was nice but overpriced for what it was but service was shocking. Basically had to beg someone to take our order