Sake Restaurant & Bar Eagle Street Pier

4.5
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298 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese
Revel in the innovative menu by Head Chef Daisuke and our Executive Chef, who draw on traditional Japanese training and passion for unique local flavours to prepare some of Brisbane’s most celebrated culinary creations. Awarded a Queensland Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat every year since opening, Sake Restaurant & Bar - Eagle Street Pier has consistently remained the premier Brisbane Japanese restaurant. Strategically matched with an extensive sake, cocktail and wine menu, Saké Restaurant & Bar Eagle Street Pier aims to continually surprise and delight you with its dynamic, evolving menu. A variety of enticing dining options are available for you to choose from, whether entertaining, partying or simply looking to impress. With five private dining rooms, a communal banquet dining area, traditional Japanese sunken tables and a sushi bar, Sake Restaurant & Bar - Eagle Street Pier can cater to every intimate or elaborate dining need.
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CB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food. The service was not up to scratch especially when you are paying extra for Sunday service.

GR
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Better value than the prices might suggest. We did 4 mains and 4 entree between 7 and in hindsight needed another 2 mains. But that left room for their amazing deserts which are not to be missed.
Cocktails were very good and interesting. Wine by the glass slightly on the expensive side but nice wine.
That was our 2nd visit and we will be back.

JB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

great sake list and great venue, average food and therefore overpriced.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service at Sake was fantastic. Wine list was brilliant with some incredible wines including the 2017 Pierro Chardonnay from Margaret Valley, WA. The decor was beautifully thought out however music was a bit much and didn’t necessarily fit the scene. Sashimi was lovely however the Barramundi and Trevalley missed the mark compared to the Kingfish. Surprise dish of the night was the Kimchi Gyoza. Interesting combination that makes a lot of sense on the palette. Overall a very good experience for a special occasion however the quality of food could be better considering the cost.

AB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We got the chef's new classic meal with edamame and oysters to start and both left hungry. We're not huge eaters with an insatiable appetite, it just wasn't a lot of food & we weren't advised to order extra. We're happy to pay up for a nice meal but on this occasion really didn't feel like we got value for money. The food was nice but not great (maybe Nobu spoilt us?), the servings were small, and the ambiance was underwhelming. I wish we had chosen somewhere else for our special dinner to celebrate what is actually a HUGE milestone for us. Pretty disappointing.

P
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food was very expensive for the type and size. The service was OK.

ET
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Went to Sake to celebrate a graduation, the food was delicious (we had the tasting menu) - though portions were smaller than expected. Our server was lovely and kind in terms of explaining the dining options and how the restaurant served food. Ambience was warm, value was fair enough - given that this was marketed as “fine dining” and was a special occasion.

Honestly, my only nitpick was that food from the tasting menu was served on a single shared plate, I’d very much prefer individual portions instead, divvying out food is always a bit messier at the table, especially when done by tired, hungry people. But there’s always Sono for that.

GV
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Faboulous experience that I would recommend to everyone I know and also to those I don’t know but have just met.
Do think it’s a bit harsh that my comment here needs to be 50 characters or more but hey, I could go on for hours about how wonderful our night at Sake was!!! Thank you for making my date a perfect experience xx

M
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The location is stunning and the food delicious.
I tried the pop corn uramaki and I recommend to taste with a cold sakè. I can suggest only to extend the sushi uramaki options, anyway I'll come back for sure in my next trip in Brisbane.

SM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Recommended by a family member we decided to try it while we were in Brisbane, the food was great, the service was good, meal prices were OK but the wine was over the top.

TB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

over priced for satisfactory food

wont be going today

MW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. The service is quick and attentive. They will make almost anything Gluten Free.

CS
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic fresh food and very attentive service. It is pricey but you pay for quality.

p
Brisbane / QLD
14 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff at Sake are clearly passionate about where they work and delivering a nice experience for their customers. The food is excellent - good variety of sea and land food - great presentation - delicious taste. One for the foodies! For Brisbane the prices are higher than average - but I think thats fair because the experience is worth it.

ZE
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful restaurant that had the best, reliable, honest, accomodating service with great recommendations and even better food!

JA
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

For a lover of Asian cuisine I thought Sake was very overrated. The food was average for the price you pay. I didn’t appreciate being sat in the conference area at the back of the restaurant as it lacked ambience. If this is the best Brisbane has to offer then we’re in trouble.

DR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been to sake a few times and we love it. This was the first time for lunch and it was beautiful the lunch bento special is great value for your money.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall overpriced and not a good value

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

After booking online and requesting a table then calling to confirm that my request for a table had been received I arrived for date night (First date) to be seated at the bar side by side. The food was good but there was a 10min delay between the arrival of my main meal and the arrival of my partners. Service was far too lousy for the price you’re expected to pay $200 for a night that could have been a lot better... won’t be back.

KV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Been to Sake many times, was our favourite restaurant not any longer. Food, service, seating was not very good!

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Very haphazard service. Got seated at a table that was basicallly in a corridor and then forgotten about. Had to hail the waiters down. Disappointing overall.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Beautiful food, great service but very noisy and not a good place for romance

HJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

High quality food but a little on the expensive side for the portion size.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

After booking a table for 2 online we arrived to be seated at the bar. Open Table does not have an option to choose the type of seating, so 2 bums on seats it is.
The staff were very apologetic, the manager even offering us an exciting experience at the kitchen counter but it was date night so we moved on to IL Centro.

OT
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I enjoyed Sake, I love the Sydney branch and found this 'ok'
I would try it again because normally it's better than that

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night with friends and again the service was exceptional. Scott seems to go out of his way to make the experience top notch every time we visit!

Food never misses!

OT
Dined on 29 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience once more here. Still not as good as Wasabi in Noosa, though very close now.
Definitely the best Japanese restaurant in Brisbane. Great for catching up with a group of friends, or just taking the missus out for a long overdue night out. Excellent service and reliable taste.

RY
London
24 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Expensive for small portion sizes.

OT
Dined on 1 May 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. We received excellent service from both the door staff, waitress and cashier. Food and drinks came very promptly (probably helped that we had a 6pm booking, as it got quite busy after that)and it was all very tasty and well-presented. Noise levels from the Belgian Beer Cafe outside were high at times, but that's not the fault of Sake. They made our anniversary dinner a very special occasion, and I would recommend them to anyone.

OT
Dined on 25 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect from the service to the food. No more to say.

OT
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I didn't find the restaurant to be value for money and the service did not match the expectation I had for this restaurant.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress suggested the most amazing array of share plates, outstanding experience

OT
Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Very much miss the old menu -not at all happy with the new menu and the more expensive prices.

OT
Dined on 14 April 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Been a customer at Sake frequently over the last 10 years and to be honest left feeling disappointed and underwhelmed it seems like the menu has changed dramatically and we have lost all our Sake favorites so over all very disappointed and won't be rushing back anytime soon to be honest 😕

OT
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Online booking experience was very good.

Phone reception to confirm the booking was very bland, no warmth at all.

Greeting was good, service by the wait staff and the floor manager was excellent (In fact, fantastic). Our wait staff was from Holland.

We sat at the "Chefs bar' and enjoyed interaction with the kitchen.

OT
Dined on 11 April 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We were underwhelmed sadly. It was our daughter's birthday, and we noted this on the booking form in addition to requesting a sunken table. But we found out on arrival that you do not have the sunken tables available on Mondays. The birthday was not even not acknowledged. Service was pleasant, but not exceptional. I don't think that the waitress had been appropriately briefed on the menu and/or was new. Food okay. Overall too pricey, and we felt hurried. We'd rather go back to Sono.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As it was a rare date night for my wife and I, we were delighted to enjoy such wonderful food, which took our minds back to past trips to Japan. Sensational evening, thanks for making it such a special night

OT
Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing, staff were very pleasant and attentive, pricing was as expected for this level of dining.

OT
Dined on 2 April 2017
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

service was slack, took us 20 mins to get a drink and when we asked for the bill took another 20mins to get back to us. food was good but didn't even have the selection of food we wanted from menu online. they didn't have menu for their new 'set menu' so we didn't know what food we were having they just rattled them off quickly. was very pricey for only 7 courses.

OT
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sensationally presented and tasting food. Sake is a must do. You will pay for it but its worth the occasion. Watch the chefs prepare your meal, they are exacting and precise.