Sake Restaurant & Bar - Eagle street pier

4.2
287 reviews
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$40 and under
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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, Saké Restaurant & Bar 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, Saké Restaurant & Bar can cater to every intimate or elaborate dining need.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Kitchen Opening Hours
Mon – Sat Lunch
12.00 – 3.00pm
Sunday
12.00 – 9.00pm

Saké Restaurant & Bar
Lunch 12 – 3PM
Dinner 5:30pm – Late


Bar & Bar Food
Mon – Sat 12 – Late
Sun 12 – 9pm
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Phone number
(07) 3015 0557
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Daiseke, Shaun Presland
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Available from 7am – midnight in the Eagle Street Pier Complex or at Wilson Parking. on-street parking also available.
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Public Transit
Train to Central, use Edward Street exit, turn left into Charlotte Street. Eagle Street Pier is at the end of the road
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Special Events & Promotions
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What 287 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.5
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

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.

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ZE
5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

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

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JA
3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on 25 December 2017

Overall overpriced and not a good value

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1.0Dined on 16 December 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on 8 December 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 13 November 2017

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.

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OT
4.0Dined on 28 October 2017

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

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HJ
4.0Dined on 2 September 2017

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

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OT
1.0Dined on 15 July 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on 15 June 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on 6 May 2017

Expensive for small portion sizes.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 21 April 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 17 April 2017

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

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2017

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 😕

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on 10 April 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2017

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

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2017

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

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2017

Food is above average, fresh, tasty.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2017

Impressive menu and decor... service from the beginning was excellent but went downhill from there. Waited too long to receive food and drinks and had to ask waiter if we could order. Staff looked busy and were running around like crazy which is to be expected on a Saturday night but wasn't made to feel welcome and the service wasn't personalized.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2017

I have dined at Sake multiple times and have never been disappointed.
This time in particular was memorable, it was my Partner's birthday and we were able to have a quiet, romantic table for our meal. Thank you.
The only think I might suggested is having suggested wine/sake pairings available for the degustation.

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1.0Dined on 10 March 2017

The food we had was nice however some items on the menu weren't available. The toilets in the restaurant were out of order and we had to go to bar next door. The drinks service was very slow

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2017

A great birthday dinner for eight family members- an occasion to remember thanks to delicious food and good service.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2017

Food was great, particularly the snapper sushi and shrimp popcorn. Very engaged and friendly service.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2017

As usual the food was exemplary, contemporary Japanese !

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2017

Everything was just wonderful- authentic food that was simply devine, great service and lovely decor. Loved it!!

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5.0Dined on 4 February 2017

Excellent food knowledge by wait staff pointed us at all the gluten free items even got a couple of dishes that were not gluten free made gluten free

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4.0Dined on 4 February 2017

we have 7 people to celebrate my son b/day,his special desert came very late Nihon Nemesis with sparkle candle as we just about to leave
Our booth was dark as 1 light was out.
A/C wasn't worked probably
Staff was a bit slow.
disappointed this time

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3.0Dined on 31 January 2017

Nice position and excellent staff however food was disappointing and to be perfectly truthfully, better food at reasonable pricing is found at small outlets in city heart. Unfortunate considering the position, staff and wine list.

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