Saké nestled between historic sandstone walls in the Arygle Precinct at The Rocks is one of the best Jap restaurants in Sydney, and certainly my fave so far.
Saké's sushi bandanna-wearing guru, Shaun Presland (awarded a chef hat by SMH Good Food Guide 2012) was formerly a chef at Sushi E, Nobu and Teppanyaki, and he's also a regular on Masterchef.
We were invited for dinner at Saké as a friend used to work at the restaurant. We were fed, made to feel right at home with complimentary dishes, we felt very pampered. I can happily spend all night playing this game! ;P
We tried almost EVERYTHING!
For me the standout winners were the Wagyu New Style
Seriously juicy, tender, flavourful, meaty, sweet, tangy and salty.
Accompanied with home-made brewed soy sauce and wasabi.
This dish is the holy grail for all salad dodgers.
Atmosphere, food and service this resto has it all. A great place to take a date, family or friends.
|Spring Breeze - Apple juice, yuzu, fresh strawberries & fiery ginger with a dash of ginger beer|
|Sashimi Tacos - Tuna & Salmon Sashimi filled baby tacos w chilled tomato salsa matched with Kozaemon Junmai 'sake shots'|
|Oyster Tempura - Flash fried oysters & Jap tartare sauce|
|Popcorn Shrimp - bite sized prawn tempura tossed with creamy spicy sauce|
|Complimentary from Chef - Assorted Nigiri Sushi|
|Best Sushi Ever - S express|
|S Express - Scallops, spicy mayo, cucumber, seared salmon, witlof & sweet sauce|
|Assorted Tempura - prawns, fish, seasonal vege with tentsuyu dipping sauce|
|Sushi - Salmon Avocado with tempura crunch|
|Wagyu Tartare - hand diced wagyu beef, fried egg purée & sweet potato crisp|
|Pretty carved flower|
|Wagyu New Style - thin slices of wagyu beef lightly seared with hot oil & finished with ginger, chives & yuzu soy|
|Grilled Skewers L-R: Pork Belly, Wagyu 7+|
|L-R: Baked Yuzu Tart with Mascarpone Yuzu Kosho Ice Cream & Bricks Pastry Tuile, Bubble Milk Tea Trifle, Chocolate Fondant with White Sesame Ice Cream and Black Sesame Tuile|
|Bankai - served straight up (Sloe gin, lavender, cassis, pomegranate liqueur, egg white, apple juice and lemon)|
|My cocktail, yum! ;D|