dine at Saké in melbourne’s vibrant cultural precinct

Situated alongside the breathtaking Yarra River, Saké Restaurant & Bar Hamer Hall has cemented its long-standing reputation as the most-loved and celebrated Melbourne Japanese Restaurant.  With an outdoor, riverfront dining area and a variety of unique venue spaces housed over two levels, this Melbourne Japanese restaurant brings you the ultimate dining and events venue located just below the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.

If you’re looking to entertain or just looking to impress, there are a variety of unique private dining options available for all your entertaining, partying or corporate event needs.  You can indulge in the unforgettable fresh, modern cuisine, served up by our dynamic team in the premier Melbourne Japanese Restaurant located right in the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural precinct. Set over two levels including an outdoor dining area on the riverfront, the spectacular setting can be enjoyed year-round, overlooking the breathtaking Yarra River and Melbourne CBD.

Hatchi, Hotaru & Tonbo

Whether you’re looking for a casual cocktail venue or a savoured evening of award-winning dining, Saké consistently exceeds expectations. For a cosy dining experience, The Hachi, Hotaru & Tonbo rooms offer the ideal space. Decorated with delicate cherry blossom wallpaper, these private dining rooms are perfect for intimate lunches or dinners.


Alternatively, the Mezzanine provides an extraordinary Saké experience above the heart of the restaurant. An exciting semi-private space for up to 36 seated or 60 cocktail, it can also be tailored to suit the needs of your individual event for something extra special


We also offer events with a difference by way of our Sake and Sushi Master classes or perhaps an interactive Sushi rolling class is more to your liking.  Either experience offers guests of up to 60 the opportunity to learn more about the traditions of the Japanese culture and cuisine all the while tasting the fruits of your labour.  These interactive and informative sessions are perfect for a pre or post conference activity, team building or kick start your lunch or dinner.

THE bar

Designed to be a destination in itself, Saké Bar is open daily and presents a premium range of Japanese sake and shochu varieties, along with delicious cocktails designed to enhance the true characteristics of authentic Japanese flavours.