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Benihana - Salt Lake City
Benihana - Salt Lake City

Benihana - Salt Lake City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/saltlakecity-ut-sl
  • Phone: (801) 322-2421
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W.200 South
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking tickets are validated by our host.
A word from Benihana - Salt Lake City
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.

Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was amazing. The food, service, and cook was amazing."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Finally I found a place in utah that has good sea did and call ahead seating. Unlike the idiots at Red lobster you can make reservations on line or by phone and the food and service is fantastic"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The downtown Benihanas was a great choice for our pre-concert gatnering of eight people for drinks and dinner. Our waitress, Maria was exceptional at taking care of all our needs (including seperate checks) with brilliant efficiency and a terrific personality. Mario, our chef, was entertaining and a culinary artist. The food, every morsel, was delicious: freshly cooked, perfectly seasoned and ample. The ambience was clean, architecturally pleasing and welcoming. It's been a while since I visited a Benihana, but they haven't lost their touch. If anything, they've gotten even better."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Really good food and lots of it combined with the cooking and show. Benihana has been around for a long time and this is the reason why.. Always a fun place to spend time with family and even friends. Lots of birthday celebrations for young and old.. Good for first time visit and worth going back if you have not been there in some time.."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I've been going to SL Benihana over the last 20 years and it has always been fantastic. It's much better than the other tepanyaki table-cooking style restaurants in Utah. Their sauces and salad dressings are amazing, sushi and spring rolls are delicious. My absolute favorite is the hibachi fried rice. Benihana is fun for lunch and you can save a little on the lunch specials. For dinner they offer reservations which is rare these days and definitely nice on a Friday or Saturday night. The big tables are nice when you have a large party. I've always had great service and if it's your birthday they sing to you, bring ice cream, and take a picture that you get to take with you. I live 80 miles away and gladly make the drive to Benihana!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed dinner, the chef was great. He even took time to show us how to use the chop sticks."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It has been some time since I ate at a Benihana. Went there for Father's Day Dinner with kids. Overall we had a great experience the kids loved the show. Very good service and food was also very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We made an reservations at 9pm for 5 people, arrived on time (857pm at the reception). We had to wait for a while before we got the service, and eventually received our appetizer around 935pm, and later the entrees. Around 1010pm, while we were still eating, the waitress indicated that we need to wrap up and leave. Even though, I still gave her a reasonable tip which was more than 15%, suggested at the bottom of the bill. After we paid and received the validated parking ticket, we left the restaurant around 1025pm. When we drove the car out of the parking lot at 1037, we were told the restaurant only validated us for 1.5 hour. Then we had to pay another $2 before we can leave."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I expected to absolutely love the food for how expensive it was. The filet (which is a very tender cut of beef) was almost tough. Overall our party of twelve said their were two good things - the shrimp & the service. My daughter had just graduated & was in a white dress & the waiter spilled red fruit punch on her dress! It did come out in the wash luckily but that kind of summed up the experience. We were disappointed with the quality of food!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had a great time. The table sat 8 and we had 8 dinning. The atmosphere was great since we were their for my daughters graduation ceremony. The price was around 25 dollars per person, which for the food, atmosphere, and fun was unbeatable. Will do this again, My teenage son has ohhhh and ahhhh all evening at what the chef was doing at the table. It was awesome!! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It had been a long time since we dined at Benihana (in LA), so we thought it would be fun to give it a shot. The menu was complete, with lots of seafood, beef, seafood, and combination entrees. I had the Hibachi steak and chicken, which was very good. My wife had the Teriyaki chicken and jumbo shrimp -- also excellent. The tangy dressing on the accompanying salad was really good! We really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I've been to benihana's before and it was awesome... this time, it was not so much. the food was good. the service was good. The cooking show wasn't as good as last time. In fact, it seemed like the chef didn't even try to put on a show this time. Which disappointed me. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Benihana for my birthday dinner, and we also brought our 8 month old. They were very accommodating for our daughter, which was a definite plus. The food was great, and the chef was entertaining.They brought me ice cream with a candle in it and sang me Happy Birthday. We had a great experience, and can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "After navigating a construction site to reach the building. Normally be a problem, but the poorly constructed ramp, with duct tape rails gave me a splinter. After introducing ourselves and notifying the hostess of our reservation, you acted disinterested and just pointed to some stairs and said "they're ready for you up there." we navigated the steep stairs to be seated. Our server was polite but didn't seem familiar with the menu when we asked questions. Our chef continued the mediocre experience. He looked like a drummer for a garage band and acted like he wished he was somewhere else. No flair, no performance, just boring narrative. The food was okay, but not great enough to make up for rest. Tepanyaki is better for less. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We wish the chef would have been a little more interactive and fun."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I recently dined at Benihana in SLC with coworkers. Once we were inside the building, the experience was fantastic, but there was construction which diverted foot traffic down an alley, then up a makeshift ramp. I was very glad not to be alone, it was unsettling. The food and service were enjoyable, however ending the evening down the alley after dark was not. I'll definitely wait to return until the proper sidewalk is reopened."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food was great and so was the chef. By far the best lobster I've ever eaten! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I went to the restaurant many times before and was great . But yesterday when i took my mom for her firat time was so bad the sheff for our table wasn't in the mood to do anything"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We come here on a regular basis. They are pricey but we love the taste of the food and the show that you get with your food."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "The room was very cold. I wish I had worn a sweater or jacket because it was so cold, and that made it difficult to enjoy the meal to the fullest. But, the food was very good, and my dining companion (who had never eaten there before) loved the show and food. The only other thing I didn't really like was that our chef made the shrimp first (we had a duet lunch) and by the time the steak and scallops were done, the shrimp was cold and rubbery. I would like to have had it served at the same time as the vegetables. Have eaten here many times and really enjoy it!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Benihana is always been a family favorite our ours. We have always made it a place our family goes on special occasions. We love the food and the fun atmosphere. The chefs are always very entertaining and the quality of food is superb. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. You can even have a nice romantic dinner for 2. My husband and I have come on anniversary dates also and it has been a great place to celebrate. I highly recommend Benihana for the food, atmosphere and fun."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We eat there regularly and always enjoy the food. It's also amazing how often we end up at a table with really nice people. They also have a great birthday program and they go out of their way to help celebrate a special occassion."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Waitress could barely understand english. Other tepanyaki places in town have more atmosphere and put on more of a hibachi grill exprience. Very disappointed. Will not be going back"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food was great and,our chef was very accommodating to our table. I look forward to the next time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "One of my granddaughters' fathers had told her about this special restaurant he'd gone to with his parents (me & his dad)when he was young. It just so happened I booked it for this special weekend unbeknownst to me about his comment. It was all that I expected and more. The chef was talented, fun, and personable. The food was outstanding. The special birthday song for one of my girls was just plain fun. What a night they'll always remember."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Teppan yaki is a favorite for the kids. Benihana is consistent no matter the city you are in. The fried rice is sooo good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our Chef was personable and talented! A great time was had by all."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was decent, limited menu, price too high for what you get, cook was nice, server was rude."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We dined on a Friday evening and the food was tasty and the servers/cooks were all very friendly. The downside, which was a big downside for an enjoyable evening, was that we ordered two sushi rolls for appetizers, and they didn't deliver them until after the cook brought out all the ingredients to cook our meals, even though I had specifically asked them to give us some time before cooking the dinner, they must have forgotten and hurriedly brought out the rolls and started cooking dinner about the same time. Consequently there was just too much food on the table at the same time and no elbow room at all. As an apology, we received free ice cream for dessert, but what we really wanted was time to enjoy our meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Its hit or miss with this place sometimes great other times its terrible"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This was a great overall experience. The food was excellent and my kids had a really good time watching the show. First time there and we will return."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall a great experience. The menu was a bit more pricey than I remember, but completely worth it. Maybe it is because I haven't been to a Benihanas in awhile or it was just this particular location, but there use to be a lot more showmanship done but the chef and it seemed lacking. Food was superb, took some friends for the first time and three days later they are still talking about the steak they order."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My son starts talking about his "birthday dinner" at Benihana 2 months early! The Chef's Table birthday certificate is the best marketing tool ever! It brings me back time after time Mon-Thu, in addition to my weekend visits without the kids! I can get good food anywhere...but the show put on by the chef as he prepares our meal makes it an experience!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Dined with a companion before a theater show. As always the food was quite good, watching the preparation was enjoyable, and the price was reasonable. I dine here fairly often, visiting 6 or more times a year, usually for special occasions, or when attending the Capitol Theater next door. As long as their quality remains high and their prices in line, I plan on being a "regular" here for years to come!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend took me to Benihana for date night and the chef was superb at cooking/seasoning our food to perfection. The atmosphere was lively and energetic. Our waitress was very attentive and the appetizers (soup/salad) appeared and were removed in a timely manner. Overall, an excellent experience but definitely on the more expensive side of things - great for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We weren't disapointed but we weren't "wowed" either. I couldn't tell of the server was new, unsure of herself, quirky...I can't quite put my finger on it but I felt as though I needed to lead the conversation with her regarding ordering etc. The chef was excellent and entertaining. She did a great job. There are actually other teppanyaki restaurants that I prefer more than Benihana (my chicken always seems to be on the dry side at Benihana), but overall we had a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The food at Benihana was amazing, but I was very confused at the end of the dinner when I told the server I was part of the Chef's Table and would have a $30 coupon for being a member, but did not receive an email with some kind of code/number and was a bit disappointed from that. It's not the server's fault, but I wish there was something they could do and also if there was more clarity/promptness on getting a resend on Benihana $30 coupon codes via email."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our meal at Benihana's. Felt like chef could have been a little better. Not much flare or showmanship like past visits here. Food tasted great and wait staff was very attentive. Would go back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time eating and I will go back every chance I get!! Food was amazing and so was the staff"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've always loved Benihana's, love the food prep right at your table and the chef performance is always fun. We went to the Benihana's downtown. We were seated upstairs and it was really hot with all the hot griddles going, so they need better air conditioning upstairs. If I go again I'll request downstairs. But still had a wonderful time and the food was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014