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Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1771 3000
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Manama, Bahrain
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not been here for a number of months, but it had always been, arguably, the best japanese food on the island- along with Meisei our favourite. Not this time. Every dish we had (shimasu, mixed sashimi, gyoza, chicken teppan, nebeyaki udon, satsuma age) was a poor standard compared to the past. Either the chef(s) were having a very... More 

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Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here many times but sad to say the last time that I dine in here it was horrible because of the service.The food was cold and some staff not attentive and not friendly,especially the manager it seems he doesn't care at all only talking and laughing with the staff.The place was great.

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1 Thank leslie091
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food. Nice people serving. And the best tempora. Wow. The steak was very good too. The live cook could use more pizzazz. But all in all... 5 of 5

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Thank Robert L
Manama, Bahrain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had lunch at Sato this last Friday. Not a lot changes in this restaurant. Food quality is pretty consistent, but nothing spectacular. The Hot towels prior to the lunch stank of age and need to be changed. The Ipad Menus were a cute change.

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Thank Yaseen20162016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

this restaurant needs major service improvement.The quality of it does not meet the standards of the Hotel.

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1 Thank Maria K
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We loved the Japanese food at this place, and the various seating options! Very tasty food, and excellent service… Highly recommend their sushi and noodles dishes. Prices are slightly expensive, but worth it ( the bill came at 80 BD for 3 people )

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Thank Luma S
Manama, Bahrain
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I often go to Sato for sushi and Japanese food, infact it's known as of the the best sushi places in Bahrain, I often go there with my friends, quality food, nice experience, good service and worth the pay.. Highly recommended.

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Thank Emzi_22
Khobar , Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The place is amazing. I went there twice the first time was with some friends. We had the teppanyaki table and the second time was with my family and we had the chabudai (low Japanese dining table) which was very convenient for the kids. I recommend the set teppanyaki menu it is good for two.

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Angers, France
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

An amazing dinner, the staff took care of us with greatness.... Nothing was too much, I was sick and needed the AC off but as they couldn't turn off the individual point, they went on to find a heater to help and struggle to find the plugs, and to put it at the right height, but they didn't give up,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$70
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: +973 1771 3000
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?