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“Very bad”
Review of Ponderosa Steakhouse Bahrain - CLOSED

Ponderosa Steakhouse Bahrain
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Manama, Bahrain
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very bad”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

IThe food has not taste, the place is noisy and cleaness is not to the standard.

The only good thing about it is its cheap......will never go their again

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21 reviews from our community

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  • Arabic first
  • English first
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English first
USA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Didn't know what to expect, well will not be going back”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have never experienced a Ponderosa in the states so I was curious to try this one. Okay maybe if you had children and are looking for a "Chuck e Cheese" experience then this is the place for you. The food was extremely bland, no seasoning or flavor. Ordered an entree which was very basic. The other customers I was with ordered chicken tenders and a hamburger, both of which were undercooked. The beef was still "moo-ing" on the plate. The buffet offered a few decent items, but nothing to write home about. The service was friendly and prompt. Unfortunately this establishment reminded me of a "run down" knock off versus of Golden Corral with the added bonus of a McDonalds play area. Sadly disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
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Manama, Bahrain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Terrible!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I don't think there is anything worth writing about. The service was the worst I have ever seen, all waitresses huddling together and not bothered about the customers. The waitress who served us was pushy and extremely annoying. The food quality was unacceptable. Steak was bland, flavourless and cold! The food on the buffet bar was stale and seemed leftover from previous days. I wouldn't touch this place with a barge pole!

  • Visited November 2012
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Average Food”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The restaurant is located just nearby famous Seef Mall and Al'Aali Mall in Manama, Bahrain. I was hungry and overall outlook really attracted me to inside and ask what is available. It turned out that they offer Buffet which was expensive (BD 5.5). 12% service charges apply on total invoice. If you order something from Ala carte, buffet automatically gets included. I chose for an entree and started tasting different things on buffet. Overall, their soups, sidelines, desserts were very good but rice and gravies were pathetic. The burger that I ordered was huge but almost tasteless. However, quantity of chips/fries was good. Overall, my experience is Ok.

  • Visited November 2012
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Manama, Bahrain
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165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Cheap Buffets but not a real steakhouse”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Basically not much better than McDonalds. All you can eat. I laugh when I recall the story of this Bahraini guy who grossly overate there and had to be conveyed to Salmaniya Hospital for treatment. What a moron! If you eat like a pig and you don't care about quality, Ponderosa is the place for you.

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