Frequently Asked Questions

View our frequently asked questions below. Please scroll to end for questions specific to a restaurant. If you have a question that is not listed below, please email us at reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Let us know which restaurant you are interested in visiting.

Our dress code at our Saké Restaurant & Bar is smart-casual.

Corey is the Culinary Director of all premium restaurants in the Hunter St. Hospitality portfolio: Rockpool Bar & Grill, Spice Temple, Rosetta Ristorante and Saké Restaurant & Bar.

He oversees the kitchens and culinary teams, new menu development, supplier relationships, back of house recruitment, and mentors up-and-coming team members.
An instinctive love of food as a teenager saw Corey take high school jobs as a kitchen hand as well as helping his uncle at Flemington Markets on Saturday mornings.

His cooking career began in earnest at the age of 18 as an apprentice chef at Sheraton on the Park in Sydney. His apprenticeship also took him to the acclaimed Catalina Restaurant in Sydney’s Rose Bay.

After Catalina, Corey worked at Hayman Island, then Flying Fish with Peter Kuruvita. With years of great experience behind him, Corey joined the Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney launch team in 2009. In early 2013, Corey took over the reins of the Rockpool Bar & Grill kitchen and with Neil Perry as his mentor, his career moved to the next level. Corey was promoted to the group’s Culinary Director in 2021.

We can cater for most dietaries. Please make note of your special dietary requirements when you make your online booking, and let your server know once you have been seated.

We have delicious Japanese-inspired desserts at Saké The Rocks (have you heard of our famous Dragon Egg?). If you prefer to bring your own cake for a celebration, we charge a $5 cakage fee.

Saké Restaurant and Bar is a licensed restaurant with a fantastic range of well-priced international and Australian wines, local, Japanese and international beers, and a large selection of sake, other spirits and innovative house-made cocktails. We do not offer a BYO service at any of our locations.

We have halal-certified meat on the menu, however, there is no separate halal preparation space in our kitchens.
The minimum number of guests required to dine on a set menu is two, and the whole table is required to dine on a set menu. If your booking is for eight or more guests, you are automatically required to dine on one of our set menus. Special dietary requirements cannot be accommodated when dining on a set menu.

Yes, we do at all of our restaurants.

Highchairs are available at all  Saké locations. Please note this on your online booking.

We accept all major credit cards (including UnionPay) and Eftpos. Credit cards incur a processing fee of 1.0% to 1.5%.  Debit card fees are 0.5% to 1.0%.  EFTPOS no charge. ‘Tap and Go’ incurs debit/credit card fee.  External payment Apps incur additional fees.  10% discretionary service charge applies to all groups of 8+.  10% surcharge applies on Sundays, 15% on public holidays. 5% service fee applies Monday to Saturday. We accept Good Food Gift Cards & Gourmet Traveller Gift Cards.

We accept Rockpool Dining Group gift cards, Hunter St. Hospitality and Pacific Concepts gift cards, as well as Good Food and Gourmet Traveller gift cards. 

We require a credit card guarantee to secure a booking. However, we can reimburse the credit card security payment for gift card payment at the time of dining/paying.

Please view our cancellations policy.

The restaurant team may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service. Please leave a message, alternatively send an email to reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au.

We do accept walk-ins, however, a booking is highly recommended, especially on weekends.
Please reach out to our events team and provide as much information as possible about your event.

Yes, we require a credit card guarantee to confirm a reservation, and we will charge a $50 per person no show fee for cancellations made within 24 hours of your booking time. This includes amendments to the number of guests attending. Minimum notice needs to be given to avoid any charges.

Saké The Rocks

Chi Ung Kim, known lovingly – and cheekily – as ‘Kim Chi’, is our Head Chef at Saké The Rocks. Kim Chi was part of the launch team for Saké The Rocks when it opened in September 2009. Over a decade with the Saké team and he looks the same age as he was back then. He is ageing well, just like good sake!

The flagship of the Saké group is housed in an elegant, split-level heritage building with original sandstone features and a moody, stylish ambience. Accents of Japanese design are present in a beautiful wall of bright-coloured sake barrels, and eye-catching, whole-of-wall artwork featuring an enchanting Japanese, tattooed girl. Like a teenager, Saké The Rocks is moody yet vivacious.

Our dress code at Saké The Rocks is smart-casual.

Our Saké classic dishes, such as melt-in-the-mouth, Miso-Glazed Glacier 51 Toothfish; spectacular Hiramasa Kingfish with Lime and Jalapeno Kosho and Coriander-Infused Ponzu; Shumai – or steamed prawn dumplings; and light tempura-coated Popcorn Shrimp with Yuzu and Spicy Mayonnaise are mainstays of the menu that we are unable to remove. Guests also hit us up daily for sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi hand-made by our expert sushi masters.

Saké The Rocks does not have a children’s menu, but we can reduce portion size and level of spice.
  • There is a 15-minute grace time on all bookings. If you are running later than this please try to contact the restaurant team on 02 9259 5656, however, they may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service.  

You may cancel or change your booking by contacting the reservations team on reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Our reservations office hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please call the restaurant directly on 02 9259 5656. A $50 per person fee is charged for cancellations made within 24 hours of your booking time. 

The restaurant team may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service. Please leave a message, alternatively send an email to reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Please let us know in the message your restaurant, reservation date and time.

Please view our takeaway options here.

Saké Double Bay

Jungbae Cho, or Jamie, has been Head Chef at Saké Double Bay since 2017. Before this, he worked at the Double Bay restaurant as Chef de Partie and Sous Chef.

The Eastern suburbs outpost of the casually chic Saké group dials up the style in spades. Dramatic viola calacatta marble features throughout the restaurant, including a central, 24-seat communal table and a splendid wall that runs from open kitchen to sushi bar to cocktail bar, which are both made of this extravagant material. Subtle Japanese influences and signature Saké features include light timbers and slatted walls and doors. Saké Double Bay is vibrant, stylish, sexy and chic.

Like our Saké siblings, there are classic dishes that we can’t take off the menu, such as melt-in-the-mouth, Miso-Glazed Glacier 51 Toothfish; spectacular Hiramasa Kingfish with Lime and Jalapeno Kosho and Coriander-Infused Ponzu; Shumai – or steamed prawn dumplings; and the perennial favourite, light tempura-coated Popcorn Shrimp with Yuzu and Spicy Mayonnaise. Our hand-made to order sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi are big hitting menu items, too. Signature dishes to Saké Manly, including Wagyu and Prawn fried rice, Lobster Tempura, and a selection of Japanese-inspired bao buns are crowd pleasers too. We’re the only Saké restaurant to serve ramen; we have delicious bowls of tonkotsu soy ramen and spicy miso ramen on the menu daily.

Saké Manly does not have a children’s menu, but we can reduce portion size and level of spice.

There is a 15-minute grace time on all bookings. If you are running later than this please try to contact the restaurant team on (02) 8099 7076, however, they may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service.  

You may cancel or change your booking by contacting the reservations team on reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Our reservations office hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please call the restaurant directly on (02) 8099 7076. A $50 per person fee is charged for cancellations made within 24 hours of your booking time. 

The restaurant team may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service. Please leave a message, alternatively send an email to reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Please let us know in the message your restaurant, reservation date and time.

Please view our takeaway options here.

Saké Manly

Japanese Chef Shoji Toru has been Head Chef at Saké Manly since it opened in 2018, prior to which he worked at Saké The Rocks for four and a half years as Chef de Partie and Sous Chef. Shoji grew up in Fukui, which borders the Sea of Japan in west-central Japan.

Located on the stunning rooftop of Manly Wharf, Saké Manly combines a mellow beach-side vibe and casually chic dining experience from a sleek, 300-seat, Luchetti Krelle designed space with expansive ocean views. Saké Manly is fun, friendly and welcoming with a laid-back-luxe rooftop vibe.

Like our Saké siblings, there are classic dishes that we can’t take off the menu, such as melt-in-the-mouth, Miso-Glazed Glacier 51 Toothfish; spectacular Hiramasa Kingfish with Lime and Jalapeno Kosho and Coriander-Infused Ponzu; Shumai – or steamed prawn dumplings; and the perennial favourite, light tempura-coated Popcorn Shrimp with Yuzu and Spicy Mayonnaise. Our hand-made to order sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi are big hitting menu items, too. Signature dishes to Saké Manly, including Wagyu and Prawn fried rice, Lobster Tempura, and a selection of Japanese-inspired bao buns are crowd pleasers too. We’re the only Saké restaurant to serve ramen; we have delicious bowls of tonkotsu soy ramen and spicy miso ramen on the menu daily.

Saké Manly does not have a children’s menu, but we can reduce portion size and level of spice.

There is a 15-minute grace time on all bookings. If you are running later than this please try to contact the restaurant team on (02) 8099 7076, however, they may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service.  

You may cancel or change your booking by contacting the reservations team on reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Our reservations office hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please call the restaurant directly on (02) 8099 7076. A $50 per person fee is charged for cancellations made within 24 hours of your booking time. 

The restaurant team may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service. Please leave a message, alternatively send an email to reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Please let us know in the message your restaurant, reservation date and time.

Please view our takeaway options here.

Saké Hamer Hall

Second-generation Sushi Chef Yosuke Hatanaka is the head Chef at Saké Hamer Hall. Yosuke joined the Saké tribe in Sydney, not long after the original Saké opened in The Rocks in 2009.  He has worked in Melbourne with the Saké group since 2018.

Located just below the iconic Art Centre Melbourne with a tranquil river-side terrace setting overlooking the Yarra River, Saké Hamer Hall boasts a light-flooded, casually chic, inner-city ambience.

Consistent with our interstate Saké siblings, Saké Hamer Hall offers the full spectrum of Saké classic dishes, including Miso-Glazed Glacier 51 Toothfish; spectacular Hiramasa Kingfish with Lime and Jalapeno Kosho and Coriander-Infused Ponzu; Shumai – or steamed prawn dumplings; andlight tempura-coated Popcorn Shrimp with Yuzu and Spicy Mayonnaise. Other dishes with a more Melbourne-centric focus and flavours include Japanese snacks such as katsu chicken bao and katsu fish bao.

Saké Hamer Hall does not have a children’s menu, but we can reduce portion size and level of spice.

There is a 15-minute grace time on all bookings. If you are running later than this please try to contact the restaurant team on 61 7 3015 0557, however, they may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service.  

You may cancel or change your booking by contacting the reservations team on reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Our reservations office hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours, please call the restaurant directly on 61 3 8687 0775. A $50 per person fee is charged for cancellations made within 24 hours of your booking time. 

The restaurant team may not be able to attend to your call immediately if they are busy in service. Please leave a message, alternatively send an email to reservations@sakerestaurant.com.au. Please let us know in the message your restaurant, reservation date and time.

Please view our takeaway options here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!