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“First-class japanese cuisine | astonishingly poor service”

Bushido Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #1 of 581 Restaurants in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $120
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 18, 2014

The food (no matter if it's sushi, grilled fish, salads, noodles) is absolutely top-notch. And we'd be going here much more often if the rest of the package were just as good.
But there is an apparent problem with the service personnel, as they are slow and do not pay attention to the customers or details of any sort. If I were running this wonderful venue (the interior is breathtaking and catapults you right into the samurai age), I'd either brief the personnel intensively or replace it altogether!
It is a bit pricey, but hey, if the service matched the quality of the dishes, I wouldn't really care!
Oh, and beware of Friday nights: they have a DJ in the first floor lounge who thinks it's cool to mix hard electronic beats at a deafening volume with the supposedly ancient flair of the venue. Not good at all!

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Bushido_mgt, Public Relations Manager at Bushido Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Konichiwa Kuzum1984,

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoy our food and venue. Following our discussion, we sincerely apologise for any oversights you may have experienced regarding the service and entertainment. The information you have provided will be used to help further develop our team and improve the experience of our guests in the future.

Your assistance is very much appreciated and we hope to welcome you to Bushido in the future with an improved experience.

Many Thanks,

The Bushido Team

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We chose the Private lagoon island at Bushido for my wife and I's wedding anniversary. We were worried incase it was too cold to sit outside but the management had organised patio heaters around the private table. The atmosphere was amazing and the setting incredible. Candles had been carefully placed around the table which was covered with a weatherproof fabric tensile canopy. The private table is in the middle of the lagoon which surrounds the restaurant. We had a private waiter for the entire evening who catered to our every need. A bottle of premium champagne was included with the 4 course meal which was the best menu we have experienced in a very long time. They have an amazing chef and team. Red roses and Lindor chocolates were also waiting for my wife at the table. As a special surprise they had flown in a private celloist to serenade us at the end of out meal. Overall an amazing experience! Highly recommended !

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Amazing setting... and sushi that surpasses expectations. Rated one of the best restaurants in Bahrain, and deservedly so.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Fantastic building and decorative style - great quality food at good prices. Surprisingly quiet - it was a midweek dinner which is perhaps why. Staff very helpful with suggestions on the menu based on what you wanted rather than trying to upsell the bill.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The food and service here were fabulous. I have deducted 1 point because the venue is too dark, I appreciate that they are trying to create an atmosphere, but not being able to see the door or where the toilets were is a step too far.
I understand that as a weekend venue the lounge and restaurant area will have loud music playing but as a mid week meet up with friends when the venue is not full, the music was very loud. We had to raise our voices significantly just to be heard (including giving the waitress our order 3 times as she could not hear us). We did request the music be lowered slightly but this was point blank refused.
I would consider returning during daytime hours as the location is great but would not attend another evening meal there.

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