Saké Manly Wharf
If your gang’s is on the small side, this waterside option has a spot for you. Four six-person private rooms, with a stunning overhead floral sculpture and cantilevered table, are the centrepiece of the room. The screens separating them slide up if you are, in fact, quite popular and want to join two or more spaces. At Saké you have a choice of two menus, each featuring its fun izakaya-style dishes, including hiramasa kingfish, shumai and popcorn shrimp.
How many? Anywhere from six to 24; another private room seats 18 guests
How much? $85 a head for the five-course omakase; $99 for the set “new classics” menu
Minimum spend? It’s flexible, so ask when you book
Level 1, Manly Wharf, Manly, sakerestaurant.com.au