Sixth Saké Restaurant & Bar to open on Manly Wharf

An assortment of sashimi at new Saké Restaurant & Bar. Photography: Anna Kucera

Award-winning restaurant brand, Saké Restaurant & Bar, is taking to Sydney's Northern Beaches with its sixth venue launching on the new Manly Wharf rooftop on Friday November 9.

Part of the Rockpool Dining Group chain, Saké Restaurant & Bar Manly offers dinners an expansive 300-seat space overlooking Manly Cove designed by Luchetti Krelle.

Featuring a large al fresco terrace that seats 50, floor-to-ceiling, bi-fold windows and doors, and four private dining rooms, the new Saké also includes an open kitchen complete with a robata grill and 40-seat sushi counter.

Heading back of house is chef Shoji Toru who, together with consulting chef Shaun Presland, has created a casual izakaya-style menu, highlights of which are made-to-order nigiri, sashimi and sushi rolls; Saké classics hiramasa kingfish and popcorn shrimp; and exclusive to Manly the 'grandmaster sizzle' traditional hamburger steak served on a sizzling hotplate, kimuchi fried rice, and chunks of tempura nasu dengaku served in a hollowed tempura eggplant bowl.

Saké Manly head chef, Shoji Torun.

Toru's dessert menu see Saké’s famous chocolate 'Dragon Egg' return as well as the introduction of 'Coco Loco' with house-made coconut ice cream, yuzu granita, caramelised popcorn and fresh berries; and chocolate tart with deep-fried milk balls.

The drinks program reflects an extensive collection of Japanese spirits, whiskies and over 30 bins of sake by the glass, carafe, bottle and flight, as well as umeshu, shochu and flavoured sake.

Also on the Saké list are Japan beers, 150 Australian and international wines, and 30 different types of gin. 

“We’ve brought locals their favourite Saké dishes to their doorstep and some exclusive dishes that head chef Shoji Toru and consulting chef Shaun Presland have collaborated on, so there is even more to explore,” says Rockpool Dining Group CEO Thomas Pash.

“Not only that, we’ve packaged it all up in a stunning rooftop location with an ocean view that is textbook Sydney, so all-round it’s a pretty special dining experience that’s not to be missed this summer.”