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Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“cheese balls” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Asian, Polynesian, Hawaiian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to go to a place in a nice setting with good drinks and good food but not really out to party then Trader Vic's is the place to go. It's the place you go to before you start your night. Their prices...More

Thank Khodr83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten in Traders before, we decided to visit again but before we could get a seat, we were told to leave as there was a dress code. We were dressed fairly casual but we felt what we wore was acceptable. It is a terrible...More

Thank Arlene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Karl B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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!More

Thank tctoguy
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank SanSa88
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 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.More

Thank Naif M
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 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 itMore

Thank lbtraveller77
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Mohammad A
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 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...More

Thank Assigee110681
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 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!

1  Thank EchidnaMania
TraderVics_mgt, General Manager at Trader Vic's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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

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Hassan B
hi sir befor toomany time I come in t.r but in front door they wana money for in trance why if ther is ticket so we pay this is not nice way we are come coming long journey.....this system is sooo bad
3 March 2017|
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Response from TraderVics_mgt | Property representative |
Dear Mr. Hassan B, thank you for your comment and this question. I can assure you that this is not our policy and if you don't mind i would personally discuss this issue with you. I will investigate on that and it is helpful... More
Nicolas P
Friday buffet is still available?
16 January 2017|
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Response from Faith C | Reviewed this property |
No they don't have Friday buffet.
Why you didn't upload my review? Its because only one star I gave?
14 August 2016|
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Response from Hassan J | Reviewed this property |
I think you directed the question to the wrong party. I am a reviewer like you. Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel | Seef Area, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: 00966531000151
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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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