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Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
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Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Excellent reception with perfect details and a wide variety of tables, to the very typical to the most common ones. We ordered the teppaniaki set D and everything was really great. My only suggestion is that beer should be much colder (iced) which is difficult to find around here.

Thank João D
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Sati has been around for many years and is still popular for its high standard of Japanese food. You can sit at the Teppenyaki bar to be entertained by the very able chefs or sit in the sunken dining rooms for privacy with your friends

Thank Tonythebedouin
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The restaurant in the luxurious five-star hotel doesn't disappoint your expectation. The corridor which leads to the dining promised me a wonderful ambiance and the structure of the ceiling looks like an architecture of old house in snowy northern Japan. I liked Teppan-yaki. Good veau, nicely grilled. Philipino waiters were very friendly that made me smile.

Thank JunT
Hoolehua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I had the ring and did not know where to pop the big question and hoped Satos could be the place providing that special atmosphere. Satos most certainly did not disappointed me. The ambiance, authenticity, food and service was the best in Bahrain. They also had Totto which is the fatty part of the tuna and my personal favorite. Special... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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256 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Had a strange meal at Sato. It is the first time I have been at the restaurant in years. Normally I just eat sashimi when having sushi, but decided this time to add some maki roles to ensure I wouldn't leave the restaurant hungry. My meal was strange because I found the sashimi very middling, yet the maki roles (some... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with six business colleagues. Choose the teppanyaki table. The food was average in both taste and presentation. Don't expect a "show" like many teppanyaki Restuarant. Although personable, the chef was below average in entertainment capability. Service was polite, but extremely slow. We spent a significant portion of our time at the table discussing why are food was... More 

Thank Bill13131313
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this review

Dear Bill, Thank you for your visit and review. I am sorry you have not had a good experience. In any case, we will conduct an investigation regarding your feedbacks and assure you that we will take all the needed corrective action in order to avoid the same to happen in the future. Thank you for bringing this matter to... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Thanks for all the staff for the great food and wonderful service. you will really by mean feel its your second home. Big Thanks goes to the super star the restaurant manager my suggestion is that if you are there Sato is the best place to be at. i highly recommend Sato to be the first Japanese choice in Bahrain.

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

Dear Bassemalkhabbaz, I sincerely thank you for your generous support and kind review of Sato Restaurant. It is extremely rewarding to read that you genuinely enjoyed our cuisine and also the service we provided to you. Sato is your second home, thank you for being a part of our big family. We are all awaiting your next visit. Best regards,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I went to Sato with a friend, it was my first time to be introduced to japanese cuisine, I wasn't sure if I could take it and enjoy sushi, but I was really surprised, the food was superb, the presentation and the service were great. I did it and really enjoyed my first japanese meal. did I mention the hot... More 

Thank Ayman A
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Ayman, Thank you for your very interesting review. We are glad that your first experience in Japanese cuisine is a superb one. I hope you will have the chance to meet Chef Naotaka in your next visit and in the meantime I will pass your compliments to him and to the rest of the team. I do hope... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Found myself unimpressed by the sushi did not meet my expectations at all. The tepanyaki is decent but nothing to write home about.

Thank Rashid A
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Rashid, Thank you for your visit and review. For clarification, we are a authentic Japanese restaurant, we do serve traditional dishes such as sushi and sashimi. Our team are always willing to suggest dishes based on guests preferences. However, I highly respect and value your opinion and comments and shall pass them on to our culinary team. Best... More 

Manama, Bahrain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Authenticity, ambiance, and taste! Can't be beaten along with reasonable prices! The best teppanyaki in town! Frankly my favourite restaurant in Bahrain!

Thank Khalid T
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Khalid, Thank you for sharing your review of Sato Restaurant. It was a pleasure to read your comments on your recent visit to our restaurant and I was delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed our expertly prepared teppanyaki dishes. I look forward to sharing your feedback with the team and hope to welcome you back to Sato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $70
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: 973-17713000
Sato, Japanese restaurant - Gulf Hotel Bahrain. The Gulf Hotel's distinguished Sato restaurant has earned itself a reputation for serving the absolute best in Japanese cuisine led by Chef Naotaka. It is favored by guests who are said to love its peaceful Zen-like surroundings and exquisite features, including Teppanyaki rooms and a sushi bar with a smoking section. A popular á la carte menu is also available and features a wide range of traditional noodle dishes and bento. Sato makes the perfect location for those looking for a genuine insight into Japanese cuisine and culture.

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