Each dish at Saké is sculpted into a tiny work of art – intricately perfect in its display and taste. Serving up contemporary Japanese fare and liquid offerings of sake, shochu and umeshu, Saké transports diners straight to Nippon. Warmth and hospitality exudes from within, with a chorus of ‘irashaimase’ welcoming visitors upon entry. An open dining room, sushi bar, private dining rooms and sunken tables are surrounded by sleek, raw wooden panelling and bright sake barrels, lending a touch of traditional Japanese decor. The restaurant radiates from an open kitchen of bandana-clad chefs replete with flashing blue flames, permeating anticipation. Try the sashimi mini taco shells filled with chopped tuna and salmon, smeared with chilled tomato salsa and a crunchy cucumber and onion salad, best paired with sake crusted in salt.
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