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Manama, Bahrain
973-17713000
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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My favorite Japanese restaurant

On the 24th of March, I went for dinner with friends for my birthday. I booked the tatami rooms in the restaurant and I was not disappointed. The decor was authentic and the atmosphere was perfect! The food was amazing as always. I was also provided with a birthday cake which was DELICIOUS! All... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Adel K
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

On the 24th of March, I went for dinner with friends for my birthday. I booked the tatami rooms in the restaurant and I was not disappointed. The decor was authentic and the atmosphere was perfect! The food was amazing as always. I was also provided with a birthday cake which was DELICIOUS! All the staff members came to wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We wanted to celebrated an occasion and picked Sato as the venue and the service did not disappoint. The live cooking show was very entertaining. I highly recommend it for all ages. Just be warned that your clothes will smell, but its worth it. The ambiance is excellent and the manager Andy was very welcoming and ensured delivering a quality... More 

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Amman, Jordan
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Sato has been there forever....from my early visits to Bahrain over a decade ago, this Japanese restaurants has existed in the Gulf Hotel prominently poised as one of the best in Bahrain. Personally, I have been visiting Sato for the past 12 years; I do not know what I never thought of reviewing it, because it was one of those... More 

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Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's always wonderful to hear from loyal guests. After all these years, I am glad that you still feel that we are the best in Bahrain. Additionally, thank you for your feedback regarding dry cold sake, we recognize this issue and we will do the needful. We look forward to... More 

Manama, Bahrain
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fantastic restaurant. My waitress, Celsa, was wonderful. Best sushi I have ever had. I will definitely return and would highly recommend this to anyone wanting an enjoyable dinner served with a smile.

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Saudi Arabia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's one of the best Japanese Resturant I ever visited. Great ambiance, with great food. I highly recommend it for those want an experience at the Tepanyaki, or from the regular menu... I will visit again, no doubt.. Simply, it's amazing..

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Manama, Bahrain
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107 reviews 107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had lunch at Sato yesterday There were 5 of us in one of the tepanyaki rooms. We all chose the same set menu of beef chicken and prawns. We started with a noodle dish followed by salad both very tasty This was followed by miso soup which can be very bland but this was delicious. Then comes the fun... More 

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Bahrain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a wonderful evening with friends with excellent, attentive service. A little disappointed with the teppanyaki , this time. This chef's preparation was not as flavourful as it has been when prepared by one of the other chefs. This guy needs to learn more about seasonings and use of the butter. I know that we are trying to be health... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

With no doubt, the best sushi and teppanyaki food you could have in Bahrain. Average of BD 20 for one person including drinks is fair for the quality of the food.

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Padua, Italy
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1,002 reviews 1,002 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
583 helpful votes 583 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Good reliable japanese restaurant inside the Gulf hotel . I have dined here often and do so when I want somewhere quiet and special. They use only the best imported ingredients which is reflected in the price. Everything they do is good . The service is good and the restaurant comfortable.

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Richmond, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The sushi and sashimi was outstanding. The best Hamachi we have had in the Middle East. Take a couple of hours and enjoy the ambiance and the company you are with.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: 973-17713000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

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