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Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
973-17713000
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious dinner here recently. The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and the staff are really attentive and efficient. The food is absolutely delicious, delicate tastes blended really well in their dishes. I had the scallop and crab with seaweed appetiser and the grilled duck for main course, both were simply divine. The menu has a good range of... More 

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Bahrain
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Sato in Gulf Hotel many times. They have good Japanese food, but the most i like is the teppanyaki they serve. The beef teppanyaki is phenomenal with vegetable and rice. The Seafood platter is a great choice as a starter. Service can be slow sometimes. You get the feeling that you are in a Japanese traditional... More 

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Thank Salman k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a dinner at sato.sevice was very good.food was good till i noticed that the chef using toilet without washing their hands.i will never be back.my advice to those sushi lovers go to Maki the perfect place to enjoy your sushi

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

Dear J Cris A, Thank you very much for your recent review of Sato Restaurant. I am really sorry to read that your experience did not match your expectations. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience. Customer satisfaction is our top priority at The Gulf Hotel. We would like to turn your experience into a very positive one if you give... More 

Saudi Arabia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Thank João D
Manama, Bahrain
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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

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Thank Tonythebedouin
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium
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100 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank JunT
Hoolehua, Hawaii
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8 restaurant reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
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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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 

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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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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

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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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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$40 - $70
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: 973-17713000
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?