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Sato Japanese Restaurant

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1999 N Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29204-3901
+1 803-782-1064
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Today
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 with their service. The food is great& so is the serving size. Everyone had to... More 

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Thank 1goldenbeauty
Sumter, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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!!!

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1 Thank Melody M
Warrenville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank sheryllarry
Sumter, South Carolina
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to order, right where you can see them doing it. After you are seated, in... More 

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2 Thank 954elainef
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is steak and chicken. (My friends just end up getting all three: steak, chicken teriyaki,... More 

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1 Thank 혜림 이
Delaware, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 Thank HAM1234
Deltona, Florida
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 it. We had a white man that cooked our food,he was very polite and had... More 

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Stewartsville, New Jersey
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185 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 was attentive but our chef, although nice and friendly was obviously acting and following a... More 

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208 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

I went here for a birthday party and did not like my dining experience at all. I have been to several of the Japanese steakhouses in Columbia and this place was by far the worst experience. We had two tables and called 24 hours in advance to make sure they had seating capacity. We were seated in a timely manner... More 

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1 Thank Caleb M
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

We had reservations for 7 PM. We were finally sat at 8 PM. Every surface, including our plates were crusty. The shrimp sauce was spoiled and hot so I cancelled my food order. My friends did not enjoy their food. Service was slow. None of our group of 10 will return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?