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“Would not recommend”
Review of Caihana SATO - CLOSED

Caihana SATO
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: International
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Sato was highly recommended to us by close friends, so we decided to try it out for dinner. Sato's speciality is a modern take on the delicious Uzbekistani cuisine. Based on this single visit, we would not recommend Sato for several reasons. While the service was friendly, we waited 1 hour before our one order of shashlik was served. It was another 30 minutes before one samsa was delivered; the lamb inside needed salt and seasoning, and was subpar. A nearby table of six roudy men waited for 1 hour and 20 minutes for chebureki; they complained loudly to the waitress, and finally left when their food never showed up.

To be fair, the kitchen seemed to be overwhelmed by two large parties on a weekend night. However, this is no reason to provide such a terrible service to the other guests. At the very least, we and other tables should not have been seated for service.

This was highly disappointing. Given other Uzbekistani restaurants in Riga, you would be wise to try those establishments before this one.

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Thank wrldcnnssr
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Perfect uzbeki food for business lunch. Will be back for more. Tomato salad with basel and pomegranate is great.

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Thank Misha1v
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

My family and I ate here on a Saturday evening and enjoyed the entire experience. We sat on the patio. However, note that the left side of the patio is non-smoking, and the right side is smoking. The smoke from the smoking section still affects those in the non-smoking section. There is ample seating inside the restaurant.

Staff was more attentive that the average service we have received in Riga in general, and provided us with English menus. We were impressed with the amazing array of dishes available for purchase. We appreciate the attentive nature of staff in helping us with our meal.

There are breads, vegetables, soups, fish, lamb, beef, and dessert listed on the menu. All foods were flavorful and of a generous portion. We were so happy to find this restaurant close to our hotel (Radisson Blu Elizabete) because it is one of the best we have ever experienced. This type of food is not available in Las Vegas.

Food was fresh and very different from ordinary food. The price was reasonable. We truly enjoyed this meal and would definitely return.

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1  Thank VegasBling
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

But poor service. We also felt it was a bit overpriced, but the interior with large fish tank is nice. Just a shame the service is so poor.

1  Thank Aloha832
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Visited with the family, is a very interesting restaurant. Cozy, tasty and very gallant service. Definitely recommend!

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Thank izuhra
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