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Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1771 3000
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (56 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in for lunch today into one of the private Tappinyaki rooms. Exciting live cooking from the colourful Chef. All the staff were super and made us feel extremally special and welcome. Wonderful ambiance and with food to die for. Expertly prepared, tasted sublime....More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Enjoyed Tepenyaki at Sato several times before, but this time Chef Rhyan made a pleasant experience even more enjoyable.

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We wouldn't have tepanyaki anywhere else in Manama. The room has recently been redecorated and looked lovely, the menu has changed as we started wit octopus salad which we haven't had in the past. Then it was the usual miso soup, very nice, salad with...More

Thank jvhkouklia
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Maybe my expectations were too high, but I really expected a lot more from the food here. Yes its authentic and you get the whole gong thing when you enter, and the staff are very eager to please, but the food is really just average.

1  Thank Sam H H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The restaurant seemed quiet which for us was great but we were sitting at the sushi bar. Sushi was great and fresh, loved it! We know we can always come back to a great restaurant who excels in great food and service.

Thank TKTMoore
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The Sato restaurant is located within the Gulf Hotel complex where my partner and I were staying. Before our stay we had seen that 'Art of Cooking' cookery lessons were available on Saturdays and decided to give it a try as she is a keen...More

Thank steve7292
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Years in a row we always come back for anniversaries, birthdays and celebrations. The standards at Sato have always exceeded expectations. The Gulf Hotel sets the standard for the whole region with this restaurant. Excellent service, unbelievable food and the best ambience in the country....More

Thank Lalaine N
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear Lalaine N, We really appreciate your kind review and your loyalty to Sato. May your love grow stronger and may life bless you with all your heart desires. Best regards, Ruth F&B Service Manager

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had Zukuyaki. Barely find in Bahrain . Wangyu beef is supper taste! Also the bento classic was amazing ! The Japanese tea is so Frensh. The staff are quite friendly .More

Thank Joyce515
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear Joyce515, Thank you for your visit and review. I am very glad that you enjoyed our wagyu sukiyaki, that is my personal favorite too. Hoping you could try our teppanyaki dishes prepared to you live at our teppanyaki grill by our talented chef. Please...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I have been here a couple of times. The first time I did come here was a few years ago and my experience then was great. However, when i did return, I was surprised with the quality of the food. The taste of the food...More

Thank Vishal G
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear Vishal G, Thank you for your review and visit at Sato Restaurant. We do apologize that this time around your experienced is not up to your expectation. Our teppanyaki room is usually the place where people are quite loud because our chef is making...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I loved the atmosphere when walking into the restaurant, and the staff was amazing in their service. I just wasn't a huge fan of the food. I have had better sushi from a lot cheaper places. Perhaps if I had gotten something on the cooked...More

1  Thank Emily B
Emma Ruth E, Manager at Sato, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Emily B, Thank you for your visit and review. I can see that you are not a huge fan of raw food. Don't worry plenty of choices in our menu and hopefully you can try the teppanyaki dishes next time. It's gonna be a...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 70
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adliya | Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: +973 1771 3000
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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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