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Sato Japanese Restaurant

1999 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29204-3901
+1 803-782-1064
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
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“lobster” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1999 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29204-3901
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

First and foremost the overall decor and interior are not aesthetically pleasing. However, the food and friendliness of the staff more than make up for it. The food is flavorfull, and the portions are large even for hibachi. Making it well worth the price.

2  Thank skyland2127
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This place is such a dump. I thought after the flood, it would give them a chance to make much needed improvements, but the place is dark, worn carpet and chairs, smells bad, especially the disgusting bathrooms. The food is way too salty and overpriced....More

1  Thank Charles P
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

My wife chose Sato for her Mother's Day dinner. The food was delicious. The chef was awesome and interacted with our children. The little ones really enjoyed it as they had never been to a Japanese restaurant before.

3  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to enjoy some good food& drinks, then Sato's is the place for you. They have a dining area for larger parties. The cooks & servers are very friendly. Ask for Miguel (cook) or Heather (server). You won't be disappointed...More

3  Thank 1goldenbeauty
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing place to eat. Loved the food and the people was very nice. Can't wait to go back!!!

2  Thank Melody M
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Sato is a definite must for us every time we're in Columbia. The food and service is always outstanding!

2  Thank sheryllarry
Reviewed 15 September 2016

OH MY! Let's talk about good food! From the time you walk in the door, you can see in the "background" the bar, if you look to your right, past the hostess stand, you can see the sushi bar. The sushi is amazing! Made fresh...More

3  Thank 954elainef
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely my favorite place to eat hibachi and Japanese food in Columbia! With a variety of options, they have a wide range of meals from chicken to steak to lobster that will satisfy your cravings! My favorite is the Chicken teriyaki and shrimp! Another favorite...More

1  Thank 혜림 이
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Our son graduated Basic in August of 2016 and wanted some Japanese style meal. Sato was recommended to us by the Captain. Location is close to Fort Jackson and food is very good. Staff is very courteous and nice. I would go here again.

3  Thank HAM1234
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Came here with family, in hopes of seeing a good show since we are all fans of Hibachi! There was 10 of us. The place had a funny smell when you walked in, very dark, not inviting. Our grill top had a huge lump/bow in...More

Thank elizabeth12285
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28 August 2016|
Response from rorudupa | Reviewed this property |
I was there in March 2016 and at that time, no.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1999 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29204-3901
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-1064
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