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Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
00966531000151
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Manama, Bahrain
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always enjoy Traders in Bahrain with their wide variety of cocktails and good food however it can be a costly experience but you get what you pay for. If inside during the evening I prefer to use the conservatory area as when the musicians start it can be very loud, My biggeset complaint about the place is service which... More 

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Thank Karl B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Niece works here and this is such an excellent place to have a great time! You will remember every night that you ever spend here and will want to come back every time you're in town!

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Thank tctoguy
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha tctoguy: Thank you for sharing your review here on tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit at our venue since our main aim is to deliver the ultimate paradise escape for the enjoyment of each one of our guests. We look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Marc Walter More 

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tode is the best bar tender .. he serves the best drinks in Bahrain!!! his service is so professional and yet friendly!!!!!!

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Thank SanSa88
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha SanSa88, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about Trader Vic's Bahrain. It’s so exciting to hear that you truly enjoyed your time with us and that we provided great service and especially good drinks during your last visit. I have passed your words of gratitude to Mr. Tode and he was very happy to know that your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed, I don't recommend gaining indoors, go out doors and enjoy the pawn and the food and music, good place if you like 1:1 conversations.

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Thank Naif M
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Naif M, Thank you for your feedback and for recommending us to all of TripAdvisor visitors – definitely the best compliment your can do for all of our team. We will continue to provide the best quality of food and service and I can guarantee that every night you visit will be a night to be remembered. We are... More 

Athens, Greece
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126 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good. Decoration is nice. Service is good. Ambiance is so so. Price is high. Better to have reservation before heading to it

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Thank lbtraveller77
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha lbtraveller77, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your recommendation and for sharing your feedback with us here on tripadvisor about your recent visit at Trader Vic's Bahrain. I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience in our Tiki paradise as we strive to create a lively yet relaxing atmosphere complemented by... More 

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111 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect food very nice taste cooked in the right way, helpful, friendly and professional staff. Prices mid-high which I think it's fair for the portion given, very nice atmosphere, note that they have a dress code no shorts or slippers. I have read many negative reviews about this restaurant but didn't come across any problem even in the bar lounge.... More 

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1 Thank Mohammad A
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Mohammad A, Thank you very much for taking time to write your review and your recommendation of Trader Vic's Bahrain to all of TripAdvisor visitors. Recommendations like yours are the greatest compliment we can receive from our guests. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our food, the provided service and that you were satisfied with the value... More 

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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took 15 minutes waitress to come and ask what we are looking for . Cheese balls were cold , staff look like over but infect confused what they have to do . Over all experience wasn't so good . Quality of food to look and chef has to really work on quality . We selected chilli beef and green... More 

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Thank Assigee110681
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Assigee110681: Thank you for sharing your experience at Trader Vic's Bahrain. It is through hearing feedback of our guests that we gain a better understanding of individual experiences within our venue. I am sorry to hear that the service and food may have disappointed you on this occasion and your feedback has been passed to our chef who is... More 

Manama, Bahrain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can only be described as German beerhall music from the Mexican band of the neighbouring Cantina Kahlo restaurant was constantly invading the ambience of Trader Vics. The closure of the Mai Tai Lounge is a terrible mistake. Ladies be advised!

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1 Thank EchidnaMania
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha EchidnaMania, First of all thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as it is of extreme importance to us to continue improving our place and procedures. I will investigate on your mentioned concerns. Best regards, Marc Walter More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think is lovely place with loudly music if u have some business meeting I advice to visit u will enjoyable

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1 Thank Mohammed J
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Mohammed J, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback here on tripadvisor. We are very happy to read you enjoyed your night out in Trader Vic's as we strive to create a fun, lively and relaxing atmosphere for the enjoyment of our valued guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm... More 

Dhahran
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed to find out that I could not wear a nice pair of leather sandals into the restaurant. But I understand, a dress code is a dress code. However, I found out that people wearing a thobe could wear sandals. This is a double standard. If you eat here, beware of the strict dress code. If you forget... More 

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Thank Ben T
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Aloha Ben T: Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your feedback as this provides us with a better understanding of how to improve each guest’s experience further. One of our goals is always deliver the highest level of service to all of our guests. We are very sorry to hear you have been left feeling we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: 00966531000151
Description
Trader Vic's is a French Polynesian restaurant in the heart of Bahrain; it is a treasure to discover... The restaurant will welcome you with an exotic a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, and if you are in mood for a special cocktail, our bartenders will advise you through our great drinks menu.Finally, when the sunset comes, the terrace and lounge are the perfect places to relax with some refreshing cocktails and tidbits.Kindly note our entrance policy:- dress code : smart casual (no shorts, no flip flops, no sandals, no sports cap, no sport jersey, no sleeveless shirt) and full local traditional attire (thobe, guthra and sandals)- bar and lounge : a minimum age of 21 is required with a valid ID card

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