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Sato Japanese Restaurant

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131 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8267 3381
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11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night. We had sashimi, tempura prawns with vegetables and a chicken dish. Everything was lovely. It was a very hot night and air conditioning couldnt cope so we left as soon as we were finished. Wouldnt stop me going again

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Thank diane t
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We have been to Sato a few times and love sitting at the Japanese tables. The food has been so delicious and of good quality each time. Service is delightful but a bit slow - staff always miss the opportunity to ask for more drinks, rather we have to ask staff for more drinks. But the staff are friendly and... More 

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Thank AVF1970
Adelaide, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

One of the favourite Japanese restaurant in Adelaide, the service is alway good, friendly and attentive. We never missed to order the Beef tataki, carpaccio-style of thinly slice raw beef, the grilled eggplants with miso sauce, and the cold shoba noodle. The main courses probably are not as exciting as the entree. A good overall restaurant that worth visiting to... More 

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Thank AddyL_82
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ordered the banquet for everyone in our party- with a side of tempura because that was not included in the banquet. The food was very nice but unfortunately the waitress's English was not good and it took quite a while to get the message through- but we did get what we ordered. As is so often the case unfortunately,... More 

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Thank traveller-eater
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

A small restaurant with great charm, friendly staff and some of the best Japanese fare I have ever had in Australia. Their banquet option is value for money, which includes an entree of the chef's choice tasters of the day. The sushi and sashimi variations are fresh and delicious. A great spot in Adelaide.

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Thank 308ktheh
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This is a great little neighbourhood restaurant with a really good feel to it. The banquet system for one lets you sample a range of different food - the beef in ginger is absolutely wonderful. They have a good selection of Japanese beers and saki. Definitely one to return to.

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Thank Vandieman111
Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Not a bad pit stop for a quick bite to eat after a long day driving around Adelaide. In and out and served within 45 minutes so ticks all the boxes in my book. I like the fact that it offers authentic Japanese cuisine and decor if that is what you want!

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Thank dapper_jay66
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We sat at one of the japanese floor tables which was authentic and enjoyed our meal the food took a while to come out but was tasty and overall a good experience.

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Thank Tim-and-Natalie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

I have my birthday dinner here every year. We always have the banquet and the Japanese Pancake which is my favourite. Delicious food, service is ok. Can opt to sit authentic Japanese seating but must remove your shoes.

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Thank Juanita M
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

My husband had surprised with a tray of take away sushimi. Lets say it was very average and probably not very fresh either. My husband intention was adorable it was pity that Sato's had spoiled it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 19
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8267 3381

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?