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Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
0097317586555
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain; it...
Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain; it is a treasure to discover... The restaurant will welcome you with an exotic a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, and if you are in mood for a special cocktail, our bartenders will advise you through our great drinks menu.Finally, when the sunset comes, the terrace and lounge are the perfect places to relax with some refreshing cocktails and tidbits.Kindly note our entrance policy:- dress code : smart casual (no shorts, no flip flops, no sandals, no sports cap, no sport jersey, no sleeveless shirt) and full local traditional attire (thobe, guthra and sandals)- bar and lounge : a minimum age of 21 is required with a valid ID card
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 183
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    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
once again... bad service outside

The cocktails are always very good but the service is a real let down if you're outside.The waiting staff is not attentive to the customers and you'll have to wave and shout excuse me please, like a maniac to get any kind of attention! We also had food. Starting with a mediocre wonton soup and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
sophie n
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Manama, Bahrain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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479 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manama, Bahrain
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The cocktails are always very good but the service is a real let down if you're outside.The waiting staff is not attentive to the customers and you'll have to wave and shout excuse me please, like a maniac to get any kind of attention! We also had food. Starting with a mediocre wonton soup and a delicious beef carpaccio followed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Trade Vic's was a great place to eat in Bahrain . It is connected to the Ritz hotel . It had a very big menu and the food was good. Great place to eat and the service was great .

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Manama, Bahrain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I went to Trader Vic's with one of my close friends and two female companions. It is located near Bushidos and the City Center in Manama, near the Seef area. First I would like to say that the ambiance is absolutely amazing. You can eat while enjoying a view of an outside oasis. We went on a Thursday night. There... More 

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Curtis C; Thank you for writing your review. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience at Trader Vic’s. We are very proud to have possibly the best beach view and ambiance on the island. Our team are also glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and service we delivered. We always try to... More 

Chania Greece
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have visit the place after a recommandation by a friend, who lives in Manama. Even it was a little before closing time (01:30 am), we found the place really interesting, Nice decoration, lounge music and very very coctails , especially Mai-Tai variety.

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Emmanouil K; Thank you for your very positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails, especially our signature Mai Tai. It always stands true to its Tahitian meaning: “Out of this world – The Best!”. We are also glad to hear that you found our restaurant really interesting; the decoration, music and the overall ambiance.... More 

United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The atmosphere is lively and exotic, exactly as one would expect from the Trader Vic's brand. The selection of drinks is unparalleled, and while unfortunately I could not try them all, each type I did sample was perfectly mixed. The menu offerings are quite varied making it difficult to choose: I ordered the curry on my first visit and stayed... More 

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Brian P; Thank you very much for your positive review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the “lively and exotic” atmosphere we have at Trader Vic’s. Our island paradise concept aims to give our guests a relaxing escape from their busy routines. The Bar team are happy to hear that you enjoyed our wide selection of cocktails.... More 

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

i was recently visiting TV after long time may be 3 years; i found it completly changed to better services such as the menue, the music band.

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Osama O; Thank you for taking the time to write your very positive review. We are glad to hear that you have noticed the improvement we constantly try to achieve every day. At Trader Vic’s we consistently try our best to deliver the positive unique experience to all our patrons. Again, we thank you for your review and we... More 

Dubai
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here is first class, the service was great and the staff very pleasant. The cocktails here are also really good.

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha caymankai; Thank you for taking the time to write your very positive review. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed the “first class” food and the drinks that we serve. The Service team are also happy to hear that they delivered a pleasant dining experience to you. It lifts the team’s spirit to deliver the best food... More 

Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Tried only for a coktail before the dinner. The service is good but cocktails are a bit small.....I found more generous the one in Dubai. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. Good ambient music to chill out and have a chat with friends. By the way nothing exciting.

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Nicola D; Thank you for the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Island Paradise atmosphere, our ambient music and service. We are genuinely surprised to hear you felt our cocktails were small as we are well known on the island for our generous bar and sincerely apologize if our beverages did... More 

Glasgow
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We entered into a huge bar which then joined on to different dining areas,including a beautiful outside area. It is difficult to get a bad meal in Manama, and the quality of food here is at the very top.....and the cocktails are pretty good too whether they are alcoholic or non alcoholic. We were there at lunchtime and just had... More 

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Ledgie1; Thank you for taking the time to write your very positive review. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic dining experience with Trader Vic’s. Our team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails and the food we serve. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed the overall ambiance and setup... More 

Manama, Bahrain
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had a dinner last week in Trader Vics. I'm a frequent visitor as almost once every 2 months, this time we were there for a birthday party. This time the service was not very friendly which is reached the rude area.The food was also cold ! when I told the host he said "ok" and did nothing ! The... More 

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TraderVics_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha alammadi; Thank you for your review. It is through hearing the feedback of our guests that we gain a better understanding of individual experiences within our restaurant. We are very concerned to hear of your unpleasant experience during your last visit to Trader Vic’s. We are surprised to hear that your food may have been cold on this occasion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: 0097317586555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Fusion, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain; it is a treasure to discover... The restaurant will welcome you with an exotic a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, and if you are in mood for a special cocktail, our bartenders will advise you through our great drinks menu.Finally, when the sunset comes, the terrace and lounge are the perfect places to relax with some refreshing cocktails and tidbits.Kindly note our entrance policy:- dress code : smart casual (no shorts, no flip flops, no sandals, no sports cap, no sport jersey, no sleeveless shirt) and full local traditional attire (thobe, guthra and sandals)- bar and lounge : a minimum age of 21 is required with a valid ID card

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?