Trader Vic's

Lush, sociable surroundings and fun food and drink Reviews

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The lush setting and the punchy freshly shaken cocktails lull you into a suitably serene state. There are batches of exotic bites to pick from, although some are more successful than others. The jalapeno balls are fluffy golden nuggets of spicy cheesiness, and the seared tuna jnaka-ya with Asian salsa is a delicate and tender affair.

Avoid the Trader Vic’s salad, though, which scrimps on the prawns. For mains, the curries are popular and are well executed, while the steaks served with a range of piquant condiments are meltingly good. But even die-hard chilli addicts will find the kung pao chicken with capsicums too fiery to swallow. Still, as long as you choose carefully, Trader Vic’s is a sought-after and sociable venue.

By Time Out Bahrain staff
Time Out Bahrain,

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Details

  • Location: Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, Seef, Manama
  • Tel: 17 586 555
  • Travel: Seef
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Business lunch

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Posted by: Maryam on 17 Oct ' 12 at 22:22
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

There is no serves and no respect in this restorant the employers at the gate were very bad I don't like their way to talk with me and my friend

Posted by: Sarah on 17 Oct ' 12 at 22:15
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I treated in a bad way when I go this restorant from an american man he refused to let me go inside cuz I don't have copuls and not let me stay in waiting room also he said very bad words to me cuz I am Arabian girl I hope from the owner of this hotel choose their employers carefully not bad men like the American guy I really choked from this way to talk and behavior that i never see it anywhere even he have rules he should respect me as a women I will never go back their

Posted by: Nicola Lockwood on 08 Apr ' 12 at 11:08
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It was great! I loved the food there and the atmosphere was fantastic, I don't know I think its just my type of place, I'm young and would recommend it to everyone, its great fun.

Posted by: Nicola Lockwood on 08 Apr ' 12 at 03:26
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It was great! I loved the food there and the atmosphere was fantastic, I don't know I think its just my type of place, I'm young and would recommend it to everyone, its great fun.

Posted by: Cheryl Rogers on 09 Sep ' 11 at 12:36
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Hekmatt Semaan on 17 Aug ' 11 at 07:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have had a terrible meal at TV's on Sunday night. The calamr tempura and the prawns a la placha were awful. Both were very old and had a bad scent. The chef should have been aware of the quality of his food, yet he went ahead and authorized preparing and serving the food. This is unusual for TV's and inconsistent with its standards. Despite this I might consider going back because I've had many good meals there.

Regards,
Hekmatt

Posted by: estephany on 21 Jul ' 11 at 23:24
  • Best for: Business lunch

hi.my name is estephany,and i was looking for this site a long time ago,to make u know that everything there is nice but I've been there several times with my friends and the only thing we do not like is the band, this lady is too old, .. I have also been frequenting with my friends for business and is always the same music, there is no possibility to change the band? I have some local friends and they say that also who are tired of seeing the same band for so long .. I think it's time to give chance to younger people, another Cuban band is possible?
my regards.
ESTEPHANY MUBARAK

Posted by: Rick Haggett on 18 May ' 11 at 18:09
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The lunch I was served yesterday in Trader Vic's was easily the worst meal I have experienced in my 10 years in the Gulf. Soggy tinned asparagus drenched in an iridescent yellow sauce sitting beside a (thankfully small) portion of dubiously smelling hammour looked terrible and tasted worse. Five very tired and luke warm saute potatos grudgingly accompanied this apology for a meal. Had it not been a business lunch I would have walked out. I will not be going back.

Posted by: miss maria on 30 Apr ' 11 at 20:24
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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