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Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge

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Chinese, Indian, International, Fusion
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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
0097317586555
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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this is a good pub for Bahrain...quality dining area - and then the bar ...weekends are busy and chockers with people looking to enjoy ...food is good and fresh and drinks are a good variety but a little expensive.....smoking is permitted indoors , so not always pleasant. the Cuban girl band is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I did not enjoy the food at Trader Vicks. I am sure there are better places to eat in Bahrain. We sat outside and it was a bit hot, but the view was nice. Inside would have been dark. They had this fake style grass on the floor, which was awful (outside). I would not choose to go back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

this is a good pub for Bahrain...quality dining area - and then the bar ...weekends are busy and chockers with people looking to enjoy ...food is good and fresh and drinks are a good variety but a little expensive.....smoking is permitted indoors , so not always pleasant. the Cuban girl band is a treat the first 3 times but then... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved it all but best to make a reservation. We were seated at a table immediately but away from the music which we would like to have seen more closely. Didn't know they had a live band.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Trader Vic's is great for friends, family and couples. The food is very good and they have a large variety of drinks. There is indoor and outdoor seating as well as a bar area. It's great for lunch, dinner or just appetizers and drinks. Reservations are recommended as it does get very busy. I've always had a great experience at... More 

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Been to Trader Vic's several times of the years, and sometimes you get a great meal other times not so. The pull is the lovely layout and the setting & atmosphere. But the food can be improved. I had crispy chilly beef which was great the previous time but last night was practically greasy with a LOT of greasy sautéed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went for cocktails and drinks fell in love with the tikka puka puka cocktail. Food was lovely as was the ambiance definitely be back 👍😄

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nowhere better for an aftrenonn of silliness as the welter of cocktails kicks in to tell you that youre not as sober as you think . There's some faboulous "burning" kebab dishes an unusual offerings for us europeans , plus a vast array of lush cocktails . Comfortable Paradise Island setting , the hardest bit was to leave ,

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The atmosphere is just amazing, love the hospitality. The only drawback is heavy pricing. Keep the bill a low fellas :) The restaurant manager was kind enough to give a discount. Thanks to him. Would love to see more music there . This place is Amazing

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

Aloha dartz2015; Thank you for your very positive review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy the overall atmosphere and hospitality of Trader Vic’s. We always try our utmost to deliver the positive unique experience to each and every guest every time. We maintain the highest quality of food and service and we are sorry if it did not... More 

Beijing, China
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Little unchanged in the past ten plus years, other than an extension to the bar area and the inclusion of a glass petition to separate the smokers in the bar from the restaurant, this Bahrain institution continues to attract the crowds in spite of the mediocrity of its food, highly inflated prices for drinks and the deafening band (in the... More 

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

Aloha Timothy H; Thank you for your review. At Trader Vic’s, we always strive to keep on improving on our food and service and we are sorry if you did not find our food and service satisfactory on your last visit. This comment has been forwarded to our General Manager who is currently looking deeper on this issue. Thank you... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Chose this location for a birthday meal, and we were not disappointed. Some here talk about it being an up market TGI Fridays, but it is so much more than that. The setting in the grounds of the Ritz Carlton begins to say it all. The menu is pretty broad and the cocktail list is just as big. The service... More 

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

Aloha OCContour; Thank you very much for your review. Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries are not foreign at Trader Vic’s. From the Reservations team, asking our guests if they will have any special occasion is a must. This information gives us more knowledge not only of our guests but also of what our guests would need. We are happy to hear... More 

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Additional Information about Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge

Address: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
Phone Number: 0097317586555
Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, International, Fusion

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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, International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

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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