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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
  • Email: saltlake@benihana.com
  • 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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Our Chef was personable and talented! A great time was had by all."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "it has been a while since I have been to Benihana. It was great to visit again!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were extremely excited to try Benihana for the first time. However that quickly went downhill. The seating was cramped, the 'show' was minimal and boring and the food was bland and the quality not what I expected paying $40 a plate. The fried rice was the best part of the experience, it was delicious."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Benihana for about a decade before this trip. Everything was pretty much how I remembered it. The waitress, Khando, was amazingly attentive and quite good at her job. Our chef, whose name alludes me now, seemed pretty bored or tired, but was still good at the show/cooking. Once my girlfriend and I started talking with him, he opened up and seemed a bit more sociable. The food could have had a little better seasoning (I had the steak and lobster "delux" dish while my girlfriend had filet mignon and scallops. She was pleased with her dish, as was I, just wished it was cooked in a sauce or something.) The food was quality, and the show was fun."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My husband & I are frequent customers, at least 4 times a month & all special occasions! Usually, we are always impressed & love everything about our experience. This time , our waitress was horrible, way too pushy trying to make us purchase meals we didn't want & came back to try to change our minds 3 times. We kept saying no. Throughout our meal she wasn't around at all. Then when it came time for the bill she kept repeating our price of the bill out loud & counting the cash we put down & what change she would need to bring us. She brought back 11 something in change but kept pointing at the bill where she a circled the suggested tip so many times that it even ripped the paper and had to nerve to say "more then the change I brought""
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I've been coming to this Benihana location occasionally for over 10 years, and each time the star has a little less luster. There seems to be more indifference to guests at the door, and less enthusiasm upstairs on the the cooking floor. The Nigiri and Sashimi are uniformly acceptable; not bad, not great, but still good. The hibachi grill experience is still the same: lots of banging and clanging, with delicious cooked morsels and a friendly chef. This time, I noticed the red PVC tape on the salt and pepper shakers being pounded on the grill; that was a turn-off, thinking of little bits of PVC tape possibly staying behind on the hot surface."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Benihana rarely disappoints and this was another great visit. Our chef was Ana. I was glad to see a woman chef. Hallelujah! She made us all a great dinner, was very entertaining, and timed everything very well. Thanks for a great birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Love coming here food is always good and service has never been bad. A great place to have a great time with friends and family."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This restaurant has great food and is fun for a couple or large group. It is like a party at the table even with people you have just met that are seated at your table. It is always a fun dinner experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "As always, the food and service at Benihana in Salt Lake was outstanding! The chefs are very well trained and so fun to watch."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We booked an 8:30pm dinner on Christmas night and had a fun time eating creative and delicious food. Our service was pleasant, fun and polite. I was nervous the chef would require our full attention but this was not the case. We were able to enjoy each other's company while being served which made the evening extra special. I would definitely come back with a group of friends to share the experience and chat it up while having dinner made before us."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I've eaten at Benihana-style restaurants before, but this is the first time I've eaten at Benihana. Everyone at our table was celebrating something. I was celebrating my 12-year anniversary, another couple was celebrating the husband's promotion, and another group was celebrating a friend's birthday. Our chef was awesome, and he made the celebrations a blast. None of us knew each other when we started dinner, but by the time we were finished, we were all friends and planning to get together again soon. This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the chef and staff at Benihana. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My family and I went for my birthday. I love how entertaining it is, my 3 year old was able to stay in his seat most of the time because there was always something to watch. I prefer benihana over other similar restaurants because they were here first and they opened my eyes to this kind of dining experience. Plus I love love love their dipping sauces they make me happy."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Benihana's was nothing spectacular, but was definitely enjoyable. It was a great place to take our 8 year old for his birthday. The kids loved it and we enjoyed it too. Fun times!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "What was once a great experience with lots of excitement has now become a rush you through as fast as humanly possible with as little effort as possible. The food was ok but the show was weak and the side service was even worse. Both my soup and salad were removed before I even had more than three bites. I wasn't asked if I was done. And about as soon as the cook not chef was done attempting megerly at entertaining was done they were asking if we wanted to go boxes. Not impressed save your money and have a better experience go to Tepenyaki"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "New Years eve. Dinner for 2,no cocktails...$65.00. Not my first time at BH but first time at this location. I would go back but ask for a table not in the very back. It was also sweltering hot in the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have a tradition of going to Benihana each year on Christmas Eve, and this year was great as always! Our personal chef, Mario, was terrific!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "As always great food. The service was pretty good after a slightly rough start."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Most 'theme restaurants' excel in mediocrity. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and excellent service. We never felt rushed despite the over-flow crowd waiting to be seated. My 4 out of 5 star rating is because of the noise level (over the top) and the restaurant got pretty smokey by 9PM. No doubt a by-product of all the open grills and/or poor ventilation. But it was great for celebrating a birthday with kids and the noise became tolerable after a glass of wine!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The meal was well prepared as usual and the kids had a really great time. Service was great."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Every time I come to this restaurant the food is great, the service is fun and fast I keep coming bsck"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We took our whole family there after Elf at Pioneer Theatre. The kids, 7 & 5, were enthralled. We all had an excellent this time."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I have only stayed at Sushi Bar and Lounge, so this review doesn't apply to upstairs Teppanyaki. Sushi Lounge menu is pretty reasonable. If you go before 8pm (?) you get to order from BANZAI menu which is full of great deals of Nigiri and small plates, Izakaya style. Their regular menu aren't too pricy either. I had a chef's sushi place delux ($19.50) and it was plenty of sushi goodness. This is a great place to eat when going out for a show or shopping downtown and wanting to grab some light dinner. Their Nigiri has wasabi underneath fish by default like real Nigiri you eat in Japan, which I liked. Service was very nice."
    Dined on 12/16/2013