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Sato Japanese Restaurant

1999 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29204-3901
+1 803-782-1064
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good11%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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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 5 days ago 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

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 18 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.

1  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

2  Thank 1goldenbeauty
Reviewed 1 December 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 16 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 20 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 30 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
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Typical hibachi place. Food is tasty and lots of it. Fresh vegetables were perfectly cooked and seasoned. I had the Seafood, lots of shrimp, scallops and good amount of lobster. Others had chicken and streak. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Place could use a facelift. Sever...More

Thank rorudupa
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29 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
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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