• Mon-Sat 11am-3pm & 5pm-Late; Sun 10.30am-3pm & 5pm-Late

$$$ - $$$$

  • Extensive Wine List
  • Licensed
  • Great Date Venue
  • Group Or Function Booking
  • Takes Reservations

There aren’t many restaurants that carry the reputation for fine Japanese food like Saké. The Sydney institution has expanded from its iconic location at The Rocks to Double Bay; giving locals and tourists yet another opportunity to sample the city’s best contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Opening in December 2014, Saké Double Bay is the newest addition to the recently renovated Intercontinental Hotel Double Bay; boasting a distinctive flair that oozes style and radiates cool.

It features an interactive sushi bar, three private dining rooms and an outdoor terrace perfect for a romantic dinner for two or celebration for many. Following their sharing ethos, the restaurant has also included a stunning marble communal dining table that can seat up to 30 people. It’s the fourth Saké for the owners Urban Purveyor Group, who are also behind Ananas Bar and Brasserie, The Cut Bar and Grill and the multiple Bavarian Beer Cafes dotted around New South Wales and Queensland.

With a menu prepared by traditionally Japanese and Michelin-star trained chefs (including Executive Chef, Min Kim) it features some of Sydney’s favourites. Sample the dining menu, featuring their exclusive signature dishes and unique Robata grill dishes. The Robata grill uses specially imported Binchotan charcoal, allowing the chefs to present authentically caramelised meats, seasonal vegetables and glazes, all finished over 500 degrees of white-hot heat. Try the charred corn with shiso butter spice, or the master Kobe beef with garlic confit and sesame soy. Fish fanatics will appreciate the Saké classics, including kingfish jalapeno with yuzu soy and coriander.

Min takes pride in the new venue’s menu, placing an emphasis on showcasing local produce and seasonally driven dishes. With over seven years’ experience in contemporary Japanese cuisine, Min’s passion for sushi and sashimi has seen him work in acclaimed establishments across Australia and Japan. Most recently, Kim worked at Sydney’s Hatted Sokyo restaurant as Senior Sous Chef and also at Sydney’s Three-Hatted Sepia and the renowned Tetsuya’s. His impressive career also took him to work alongside acclaimed chefs at the three Michelin-starred Narisawa and Ryugin restaurants in Tokyo; both among the top restaurants in the world.

With Min’s background you can expect the freshest Australian seafood to appear next to Angus beef, as well as a range of vegetarian and gluten-free options, while regular visitors will appreciate the new signature dishes exclusive to Double Bay, such as the freshly Kobe fried rice.

Living up to its name, all food is matched to some of Japan’s finest saké and shochu varieties. The knowledgeable staff will be able to lead you through the range of sake styles on offer, including floral and fruity and nutty and earthy, allowing you to appreciate the subtle flavour varietals on offer.

There’s also a comprehensive beverage list, including cocktails and highballs, wines from both Australia and overseas, a range of Japanese beers and an extensive champagne selection. Continue your cultural immersion with a Miss Wednesday; a sweet mix of Japanese shochu, lychees, rose, lychee liqueur, fresh lime juice and vanilla or keep it simple with a pint of Asahi.

Locate Saké Restaurant Double Bay

The Intercontinental Hotel Double Bay, 33 Cross Street, Double Bay NSW


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