Saké 23

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$30 and under
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Asian
SAKÉ 23 offers a little slice of zen in downtown St. Pete. We combine the elegance of Japanese traditions with the energetic vibe of modern-day Japanese culture and seek to provide a total guest experience, from service, to taste, to atmosphere. SAKÉ 23 is your refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; come dine with us or join us for a drink.
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M
New England
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and ambience are superior, but noise level makes it hard to hear even at a table for four located as far as possible from the speakers. Server was pleasant, but had little knowledge of gins or wines.

MH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was alright nothing that was great. Sushi wasn’t awesome.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for New Years Eve dinner with my husband. Ordered the smaller boat for both of us and it was amazing. We even had plenty of food to take home and it was delicious. Staff is very nice too. Definitely recommend this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

everything was great except the hostess was rude

c
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now my favorite sushi and Asian hangout. Great for large groups or just me and the wife. Great noodle soups and my favorite, the fantastic noodles with tuna add on. Love the veggie dishes. Best atmosphere. Always upbeat with just enough action and sounds.

JP
Tampa
82 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. Wish they would have had uni.

MF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was staying at the Hollander Hotel which is next door to Sake 23. I saw the restaurant out of the corner of my eye.....what a find. I had a great experience - good food, service and ambience. Loved it...

TH
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sushi...but the dumplings are worth the trip by themselves.always great service

v
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and the food were excellent! Will definitely come back the next time we’re in town.

e
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a good experience, unfortunately, though we had high hopes. Rude service and sub-par food. Many other choices nearby are far superior. Steer clear.

BT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely go back and bring the family next time 😊!

HA
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service, food, and location were top notch! Between the 6 of us there, we had sushi, apps, ramen, yakisoba noodles, fried rice, and a bento box. Everything tasted great! The only thing we didn't like was that the music was way too loud.

FA
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great menu with lots of selections. Come hungry.

FR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for pre-performance at the Palladium. Lots of choices on the menu, nicely done, friendly staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was great! My wife and I would definitely go back there again! The people were so friendly!

AG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We have dined at Saki 23 many times, both in the restaurant and takeout. We usually have amazing service and amazing food. This time the server took the three trips back and forth just to get our drink order for 5 people, he disappeared when two needed to order more beers, and one never got a refill on his coke. My sashimi came out beautifully, my Brussel sprouts were burned and the kimchi was subpar. Bourbon chicken fried rice was poorly made (this is a favorite of ours). 2 orders of gyoza came out beautifully as did the 2 bowls of ramen and snow mountain roll. This could have been an off night, as like I said we usually have amazing service. That being said, Saki 23 is still worth a try. The menu is great and their Saki list is long. They always carry my favorite bottle of wine.

J
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place good food and interesting twists on the classics

JJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Highly recommend going here!!!

D
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious sushi, edemame was uniquely taste

CP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were introduced to this restaurant about tow years ago and we love it for lunch and dinner.

LA
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great intimate atmosphere. Beautiful decor. Food was fabulous!

MJ
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I went in for a birthday dinner with friends, one of whom was vegetarian. She contacted the restaurant prior to make sure that there were vegetarian friendly options and they listed the ones and advised to let the server know. She was told that the miso ramen would be vegetarian friendly, but when she asked the server, the server said that there was fish in the broth. She was disappointed because of the limited options, that it what she wanted to order. My food was good and I would recommend as a cool spot to go, but not for vegetarian or vegan friends.

ES
Naples
483 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a quiet Monday evening in out of Season St. Petersburg so there we only a couple of occupied tables our entire meal. Service was outstanding with the food facilitator coming out of the kitchen to greet us and check on our gluten free diner. There was complimentary Miso Soup which I did not partake as is ordinarily so salty in many establishments. The other three diners raved about it. It was chuck full of mushrooms, veggies and tofu and they all agreed that it did not taste like the salty dishwater you get in many Asian restaurants. Our meal was superb. The Summer Roll was so fresh with shrimp and julienne of impeccably fresh veggies and plenty of fresh mint. Delicious. Some of us shared a very tasty pineapple fried rice and the kitchen accommodated us substituting chicken in place of the Spam listed on the menu. The entire meal was excellent, our server never missed a beat and Sake 23 remains high on our list for go to restaurants.

JK
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was very disappointed to show up in advance of our 7:30 reservation, to be told by the hostess that we would be sat at a bar high top. I asked for a table, and she said that 20 minutes prior, someone called in for a party of 20-22, and she did’t know if there would be a server for us in the dining room.
Another woman then approached the hostess stand and offered to take our party of four to a booth. Steph proceeded to take great care of us. She was charming and patient with us as we chatted over the menus for 20 minutes before placing orders. She rescued the dinner!

I’ve hosted before - and clearly this one needs training.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. The ambience was nice and the food was spectacular.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food were amazing! Service was great as well. We will be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great with interesting combinations/flavors. We did not have as good luck with the cocktails even though we did get a discount for happy hour.

TH
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sushi!!!! The dumplings are with the visit alone. Highly recommend...they wont disappoint. TSO stir fry....incredible. all accompanied by attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I liked the separation of spaces before the remodel. Sat at a table very open area removing some of the intimacy I had experienced previously.niw feels like every other restaurant I’ve been to.

YH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ! Great experience! Definitely returning!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food!

Sushi was amazing, the ambiance of the restaurant was great!

We came during happy hour which made it very worth it with 1/2 drinks. If not drinks would be a little on the pricey side.

Great place to come for dinner or meet with a group of friends!!!

Will be back !

JG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place. Food was good and prices were ok. It’s a good sushi place in the area. For aure will return

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! Very personable and responsive. The appetizers, drinks are deserts were good. The sushi was mediocre.

LG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I requested a quite booth so it would be easy to talk with old friends and we were given the perfect place. It was easy to park and the food was great. The server, who is also an artist, was delightful. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

ES
Naples
483 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit in two weeks and we loved the food just as much as when we first discovered Sake 23. Try the Brussel sprouts as we love them and a number of tables also ordered them as a shared plate. The Spring roll was excellent, very large, full and fresh with a delicious peanut sauce that we wanted to eat with a spoon. The Bento Box that two of had was as delicious as our previous visit. My husband had the yellow tail collar and said it was the best fish he has had in a long time. This is a very happy restaurant and all tables seemed to be having a good time.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great but they close at 11 now not 1

ES
Naples
483 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to Sake 23 and the great experience started at the host station. We were greeted with a welcoming attitude and the rest of the evening went uphill. Our server was outstanding, understanding that we need time to catch up with our guest and she made no bones of saying I am here, don’t rush and rather than interrupt, you let me know when you need me. The food, ah the food. We shared pork belly buns and charred Brussel sprouts and knew we would continue to have good food. As none of us could make up our minds, we all had different customized Bento Boxes. I had chicken, my husband had beef and our guest had shrimp tempura. We delighted in the food and ate the entire portion. Fortunately we were with a guest who had as much joy of food as we do. Will we come back for another meal? We left a very upbeat, happy restaurant full, content and all asking, when are we going to eat here again?

S
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Sushi is excellent and fried rice is to die for.

H
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food quality has dropped during the past year.