Twists on tradition at Sake, Riverside

Twists on tradition at Sake, Riverside

Japanese culture is all about precision, organisation and respect. This is certainly true of the food produced at renowned restaurant Sake where each dish is sculpted into a tiny work of art – intricately perfect in its display and taste.

After finding success in its original Sydney venture, Sake established a second restaurant in Brisbane. Sitting amongst a number of other notable restaurants at Eagle Street Pier, it has proven that dedication to flavour and techniques, as well as providing a few surprises, is important in producing a memorable meal.

The menu at Sake incorporates a good combination of both modern meals and Japanese specialties. You can create your own sashimi from a huge list of seafood including fresh scallops, cuttlefish and ocean trout. You can also sample Sake’s modern combinations of popcorn shrimp or the scrumptious fish tacos. For the particularly hungry, there are sumptuous tasting plates available, banquet options and an extensive list of larger main courses. For traditionalists, Japanese tradition is still present at the restaurant, especially in the range of accompanying sake and shochu drinks available.

The hardest choice will be picking a seat with the options of formal sunken tables, private dining rooms or the casual sushi counter available. For visitors simply wishing to soak up the buzzing atmosphere, there’s an outdoor deck-turned-drinking area. With last orders taken at 10:30 pm each evening, and the cocktail bar menu available until 1:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays, slip in for a late night feast or post-tipple platter.


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