Where was modern Japanese before Sake entered the Sydney dining scene? Its hard to believe its only been around since 2009, and its a favourite of mine. The rich wood of the room, the often buzzing atmosphere, only add to the great Japanese that will be delivered by warm and friendly staff. I’ve been here several times and have had a good experience each time.
On the menu that day:
Snapper Sashimi with sesame seeds, chives, yuzu juice and white soy dressing. Simple and beautiful. You can rely on all sashimi and sushi dishes at Sake to be excellent.
Tokatsu cups – panko fried pork belly with lettuce, mustard miso, and Japanese barbeque sauce. I’m not sure why I haven’t ordered these before, they were fantastic. Rich pork balanced by the fresh crisp lettuce.
Prawn dumplings with spicy ponzu. Always a fan of their dumplings. Reminiscent of the ones at sushi-e, which is no surprise considering thats where Shaun Presland came from.
Chirashi Salad – Yuzu dressed sashimi, thin noodlels, sushi omlette, fish roe, daikon tsuma and tempura crunch. This salad is a staple when we go to Sake.
Wagyu Teriyaki wiith buckwheat and shiitake with yakiniku sauce – good if you need a meat hit, alternatively there are skewers.
Popcorn shrimp – tempura prawns with a creamy spicy sauce. A very rich dish and is probably best shared between four.
Great Japanese in great surrounds. The only thing I will say is that the food came out too quickly – a little more pacing would have been good.
They also have some nice private rooms and banquets available for groups.
Sake Restaurant and Bar, 12 Argyle St, The Rocks, ph (02) 9259 5656