[Sydney, New South Wales Escapade with HTC EVO 3D] - Saké Restaurant & Bar at The Rocks - Alvinology

[Sydney, New South Wales Escapade with HTC EVO 3D] – Saké Restaurant & Bar at The Rocks

On the fourth night of my Sydney escapade with HTC EVO 3D, hosted by Destination New South Wales, Eunice, Duglass, and I had dinner at Saké Restaurant & Bar at The Rocks.

Our dinner venue
Our dinner venue

The restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine created by up-and-rising superstar sushi chef, Shaun Presland. The menu boasts a mix of new-style sushi and classic dishes.

The restaurant’s interior decor by Luchetti Krelle Design is a marvel itself, edgy and contemporary, in stark contrast with the heritage-listed building in historic Argyle Precinct where it is located. The spacious 240-seater restaurant is split into several areas to cater to solo diners, couples and groups of different sizes.

Small group dining area
Small group dining area
Quiet area for couples and trio
Quiet area for couples and trio

As one would have guessed from the restaurant’s name, one of it’s key selling point is their wide and quality selection of Japanese rice wine. In fact, it has one of the largest selections of sake in Australia sourced exclusively from the boutique, 300-year-old family-owned Kozaemon brewery.

The restaurant was buzzing with life when we arrived and I believe it is always so, after my lovely dining experience at Saké.

Japanese food are small in portions, making it ideal for the three of us to order many different dishes to share. I was thrilled to see Wagyu beef teriyaki on the menu at just AUD$39 – considered quite a steal in Singapore at an equivalent fine dining establishment.

The full menu and drink list is available for download on their website.

Going through the menu
Going through the menu
Lightly sea-salted spicy edamame peas for a start
Lightly sea-salted spicy edamame peas for a start
We ordered sake of course
We ordered sake of course
Sashimi appetiser - tuna, salmon, yellowtail and swordfish
Sashimi appetiser – tuna, salmon, yellowtail and swordfish
Scampi (lobster) miso - whole scampi, daikon, spring onion & sansho pepper
Scampi (lobster) miso – whole scampi, daikon, spring onion & sansho pepper
Wagyu beef teriyaki which comes with a serving of rice
Wagyu beef teriyaki which comes with a serving of rice
Assorted tempura
Assorted tempura
Salt & pepper tofu - crispy fried tofu pieces with chilli & spring onion
Salt & pepper tofu – crispy fried tofu pieces with chilli & spring onion
Assorted seaweeds
Assorted seaweeds
Assorted Kushiyaki - grilled skewers
Assorted Kushiyaki – grilled skewers
Salmon avocado and spider maki
Salmon avocado and spider maki
Desert bento box
Desert bento box
Close-up of the items in the left bento box
Close-up of the items in the left bento box
Close-up of the yuzu sherbert
Close-up of the yuzu sherbert
Eunice ended her meal with a cup of cappucino as usual
Eunice ended her meal with a cup of cappucino as usual

Even if you are not much of a foodie, you can hit the bar at Saké for a drink or two. This place is good for people watching and the ambient as well as chic decor of the restaurant itself is worth the visit. 🙂

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Address:
The Rocks
12 Argyle Street
The Rocks NSW 2000

Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9259 5656
Fax : +61 2 9241 1613

Useful Links:

HTC Escapade featuring Willy Foo, Eunice Khong and Alvinology

Day 1 – Quad Biking, Sandboarding and 4WD Ride

Day 2 – Horse Riding, Parasailing and Dolphin Watching

Day 2 – Crave Sydney International Food Festival, Fraser Suites, Sydney by Night

Day 3 – Sunrise, Fine Dining, Harley Ride and Surfing at Bondi

Day 3 – Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and Balla Restaurant at The Star

Day 4 – Wine and Beer Tasting, Picnic Lunch and Helicopter Ride at Hunter Valley

Saké Restaurant & Bar

Destination New South Wales

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