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“Best Japanese restaurant at Bahrain. Will visit again”
Review of Sato

Sato
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Ranked #11 of 691 Restaurants in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $70
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bento

Went for business lunch with couple of colleagues . We all enjoyed lunch bento menu.
Sushi bento was fantastic so was the beef teriyaki bento.
Kudos to sato team for good service.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

It has been over a year but we finally managed to wait until 7pm to head off for dinner. Sato has always been a favorite, so with Fusions currently closed at the Gulf Hotel, we decided on Japanese.

We were seated in a quieter area, as requested--much appreciated as one of our party of three has a hearing impairment. Cocktails came out in a reasonable amount of time, and the Cosmopolitans were quite good.

We ordered a variety of things, including the set menu A, with teppanyaki. And that is where it went wrong. The beef, ordered medium, was cool to the touch and medium well to well done. The chicken was also slightly overdone, but the shrimp were rubbery, very overdone or had obviously sat under a heat lamp.

What was outstanding, absolutely stellar, was how the manager handled the issue. He offered to replace our meals and we declined, as our dining partner was well on her way into her meal. Additionally, we took it home--except for the rubbery shrimp, as the flavor was good. He offered dessert, which we also declined. Finally, when our bills came, he removed one of the set menus from the bill, a mark of professionalism which will ensure we return to Sato, even if we won't order the teppanyaki shrimp again.

Overall, we are rating it average, because for the price, the food should have lived up to the service.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank kdk1965
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557rayyana, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2019


Dear kdk1965,

Greetings from SATO at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your detailed feedback. we are sorry to hear that you haven't had the best of the SATO culinary experience. It is through feedback like yours that we are able to uphold and to also improvise the services that we provide to our valued guest. Both Service and culinary are highly important to us at the Gulf hotel. Culinary team was briefed on the situation with the teppanyaki set which is one of our best sellers & we are committed to serve the best on your next visit.

On the same note- please do let us know of your next visit to SATO, so that we can ensure a great experience at SATO which you deserve the most. Look forward to welcome you back at SATO in the near future

Warm Regards,
Team SATO

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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

We’ve enjoy the yummylicious food , the ambiance is very comfortable and the staff are friendly and great service especially to Ms Shanin ! Thank you Sato ‘ will come back for sure! It was amazing dinner

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank fortnitec870
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557rayyana, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2019

Dear fortnitec870,

Greetings from Sato, the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in Trip Advisor. It is through feedback like yours we are able to uphold and to also improve the services that we provide to our valued guest such as yourself. It gives us great pleasure to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and your compliments to Shanin is highly appreciated.

Thank you again and we look forward to have you dine with us again in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Team Sato

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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

It may look like your average Japanese Restaurant but Sato is anything but sooooo good!!! We had a Tepanyaki show by Chef Ryan. But before that they served us Appetizers, everybdish was perfectly done. We also met the Chefs on duty who cooked for us. One of the best in Bahrain, Chef Tata, Chef Ronnel, Chef Ricky, Chef Dan, Chef Arnel, Chef Rexel. Superb menu, fascinating ambiance, amazing dishes in very professional manner. I really plan to come back next month with my friends! Also, friendly and engaging servers. EXTREMELY VALUED FOR MONEY

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank dkalliston
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557rayyana, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2019


Dear dkalliston,

Greetings from Sato, the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in Trip Advisor. It is through feedback like yours we are able to uphold and to also improve the services that we provide to our valued guest such as yourself. It gives us great pleasure to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and your compliments to the culinary team is highly appreciated.

Thank you again and we look forward to have you dine with us again in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Team Sato

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Reviewed August 25, 2019

Great work chef ricky, chef dan, chef ryan, chef rexel, chef arnel, cher ronnel, chef tata and for drinks vonna. Excellent ambiance and good price for food. All i ate are delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Bernadette O
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557rayyana, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2019

Dear Bernadette O,

Greetings from Sato, the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in Trip Advisor. It is through feedback like yours we are able to uphold and to also improve the services that we provide to our valued guest such as yourself. It gives us great pleasure to see that you enjoyed your experience with us and your compliments to the culinary team is highly appreciated.

Thank you again and we look forward to have you dine with us again in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Team Sato

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