Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar
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Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dojoslc.com/
  • Phone: 8013283333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 1130 AM - 2:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM / Thursday - Saturday 5:30 PM - Late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Kirk Terashima
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly S Shiotani 8013283333
  • Entertainment: DJ most Fridays and Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 400 West
  • Public Transit: Trax station one block North.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking and free parking structure.
A word from Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar. The cornerstones of Dojo's philosophy are superlative food, gracious hospitality, and affordable value. Tatami/private rooms available. Drink and food specials during the weekdays; DJ most Fridays and Saturdays.
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Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Closed?
    lovfoodndadvntr
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I made a reservation for a Saturday night but ended up not being able to make it. I tried to cancel the reservationbut open table came back with a response stating that Dojo wasn't comminicating. My friends and I went there a different night around 7 and there were no lights on in the restaurant. The hours said they opened back up for dinner at 5 but again there was no one there.
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  • Gupta and Raman cold. Raman
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Gupta and Raman cold. Raman with bad taste. Sushi okay
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Sat at sushi bar and had a great meal. Sushi was fresh! Hamachi sushimi was spicy and delicious. Lots of creative rolls on the menu. Check it out!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ADULTS Only
    mikeWazowski
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The restaurant has a club license so anyone under 21 cannot get in.
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  • Disorganized
    Chris
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I brought a group of 11 people here and they food was tasty, original and on the whole good. The service was very poor, it took forever for food to come out, some hot entrees came out cold. They replaced them in a few minutes which was surprising because it took 30 minutes to get them the first time. We did not get all the food we ordered, drinks were not consistent in size and quality, some seemed watered down. They have good food that was original and tasty but they do not have the infrastructure to handle a semi busy restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    arts
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Horrible experience. Had a waiter that had only been there 3 days and had absolutely NO clue. Order was completely wrong, he brought the wrong drinks, wrong appetizer, forgot one and then tells us he is going out to party and his good friend will be our waiter. The new waiter tried to get it right, but sushi chefs didn't. Waited over an hour without our dinner order, meanwhile 4 people arrived, sat down and had their order in 15 minutes. The restaurant was not busy - 4 tables were filled. I would hate to be here on a busy night. Our evening was ruined, we left hungry only paying for the drinks and appetizers that were correct. Unless the owners/managers address the poor service and delivery I would NOT recommend this establishment.
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  • Tasty syshi
    Dineaway
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The sushi was wonderful and the server was attentive . It did take an extremely long time but we were not on a timeline and were comfortable chatting in between rolls.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really wanted to like it more...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Had great reviews from others and the major competition had an hour and a half wait, so we gave it a try. Some interesting and really good flavor combinations. Problem was the amount of fish in the rolls was so small you couldn't really taste it. So lots of rice and citrus flavors with some spice - but i go for sushi for the fish. And the postage stamp size slivers of fish left us disappointed.
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  • Go, thank me later
    Ender
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    My boyfriend and I love to try new resaurunts and food. This was only my seccond time having sushi and first time having non fried sushi. I was more than impressed. We started with the ribs cooked with a chocolate jalapeño sauce and rice. Our first roll was a fried roll. The fried roll was... Meh. The other time I tried sushi I only had fried sushi and was underwhelmed. The second roll was phenomenal. It had steak, shallots, truffle oil, and topped with tuna and a jalapeño. It was fantastic. The cocktails were really good and big. The server and chief were very friendly and great. The inly downside is that it is across Pioneer park, I think that is why it wasn't a full house. Support good local business, so go to DoJo >_<
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went here once before and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    I went here once before and had great sushi. I came here again and had the worst susi. I will never come back again. It was very disappointing.
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  • Nice music and sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    We love the Dojo for their deliciously fresh sushi. There are many choices of rolls and other sushi, as well as Japanese dishes like Katsu. The last time we were there, there was a small jazz combo...very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks were overpriced. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Drinks were overpriced. The sushi rolls were very interesting, and the ramen is pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • While the food was good, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    While the food was good, the service was easily the worst I ever received in my life. No hyperbole. I am a very easy going individual, but this was too much even for me. We had to flag down our waitress every time we wanted something, she didn't check on us once. She was unapologetic for the wait and her lack of courteousness, which added insult to injury. She messed up our check three different times.
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  • Food was good but took over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Food was good but took over 40 min to get three sushi rolls (and there was about 20% occupancy at that time). They did however recognize this and offered a free dessert. Also the bench seats are uncomfortably short and awkward even for my fiance who is 5'7".
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  • We had a birthday dinner there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We had a birthday dinner there and the service was extremely slow. They also forgot our sushi order and brought it out really late, right as we were ready to pay. Then they took forever to bring out our checks. Although the food was good, the service made it not worth a second visit.
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  • Great sushi and very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Great sushi and very attentive service. A little expensive though. We loved almost everything we tried but I won't be having the sea urchin again.
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    fit for foodies
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  • We come to town a few times
    DebIVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    We come to town a few times a year. We always visit Dojo. The fish is fresh, the rolls are unique, and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good, but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Food was very good, but not outstanding. Nice decor and service
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved It.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    I was visiting from out of town and happened to find this restaurant. The cocktails were amazing - they use fresh fruit and they are not too sweet. We also tried a few appetizers and sushi rolls and everything was delicious. I only wish I lived in the area so I could go back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Great food. Ok Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    This is our second time here and it may possibly be our favorite sushi restaurant in Salt Lake City so far. We really love the Miso Black cod. It is a little salty but it melts in your mouth. The sushi is good and is fresh. We tried the ramen dish this time. We like the pork belly but I was disappointed that the ramen wasn't made in house. The waiter thought he knew us because we were repeat customers but we never met him before. That was a little annoying because it seemed that he was trying too hard. I know it's a lounge but the music was too clubby. Where we were sitting, we could hear two different songs that were playing (one from the DJ and one from the speakers). Overall I know we'll be back, mostly because of the food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice sushi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Dojo is not your usual sushi bar, although it is a sushi bar. The sushi was fresh and just the right temperature. The 9 piece plate included some unusual pieces, like a quail egg surrounded by roe. The sashimi was also very good. The soba noodles were only ok. The service was fantastic, very attentive and very clearly aiming to please.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We went as a group of nine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    We went as a group of nine people and asked them to prepare a set meal for us. The Chef was very willing to work with us. We had a variety of sushi and sashimi dish, pork belly ramen, ribs and more. Ingredients were fresh, and every dish was thoughtfully prepared and well presented. Delicious food, great value and excellent service. We are all out-of towners from SF and Seattle, and are used to eating good Japanese food. We will all go back again when we are in town next time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • The special occasion lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    The special occasion lunch we had at Dojo was very enjoyable. The teriyaki steak bento lunch, vegetable tempura sushi, curry chicken katsu, and ramen were among the favorites in our group. We are planning to return for more meals in the future, based on this experience. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Apparently they thought it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Apparently they thought it was alright to substitute the type of fish on a roll we ordered without asking us first. The food quality was poor when compared to prior visits. Sushi tasted less than fresh, and did not justify the steep price. I've had similar rolls of better quality for half the price. I'm not sure if it was an anomaly or the place has just gone down hill, as I used to really enjoy eating here. After this experience I'm not likely to go back.
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  • Very slow service. The restuarant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Very slow service. The restuarant was pretty much empty but it still took over an hour to get our rolls.
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  • great fresh sushi and personal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    great fresh sushi and personal service, I will go back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu was limited; and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    The menu was limited; and very limited wine list, which I expected; they had a larger sake list. The decor was nice but they had TVs on the whole time (like a sports bar), which i dislike in a nice restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful.
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  • Exciting and fresh dinner choice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Delicious food, casual but refined ambiance. I look forward to returning.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Well done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    My husband and I went for a very late valentines day and were treated like a special guests.The prices were great. Our waitress was able to recommend new sushi rolls for us to try and awesome drinks to compliment our choices. The owner made sure he stopped by to wish us a belated valentines day and gave us special chocolate treats his mother hand made.The music was awesome as well a jazzy-house mix. We were very impressed and we will return. Great couples night out.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The staff were very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and daily special items. The menu offered many Asian food choices at a fair price. The restaurant decor was modern and pleasant to sit and have a meal. They even had some LCD TVs with sports on for us guys. The sashimi and other food items we ordered tasted very fresh and had delicious flavor. We will be going back again soon.
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  • The food was wonderful. It
    DebIVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    The food was wonderful. It was a great find for us out of towners.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but not superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I really liked almost everything about this little spot, the only thing that threw me off was the quality of food It just wasn't as high as it needed to be to match the rest of the restaurants strong points
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    late-night find
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  • Delicious Sushi, Pretty Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    This was our first time there, and it was on Valentine's Day. It was so pretty and fun, and the food was spectacular. On top of that, one of the co-owners was there, catering to every single guest. It was a wonderful experience.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The creativity was astounding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    The creativity was astounding. The chef mixed up unique offerings and presented them in amazing ways. Service was great; attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Excellent sake list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • I've dined at Dijo thrice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    I've dined at Dijo thrice, most recently on New Year's Eve. It's a good place, but it's starting to wear a little thin for me. I think I should keep it a special occasion place, or risk being bored by it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Convenient pre-symphony dining spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    Udon soup was okay. Chicken Katsu was excellent. Would not recommend the lettuce wraps.
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  • Top-flight sushi and sashimi in SLC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2011
    Nice location just south of Gateway. Beautiful dining room, would be great for a date or a group. Excellent sake selection. "Omakase" yielded some of the freshest, most expertly prepared nigiri and sashimi I've had in SLC, and I've had pretty much all of them. Definitely recommended.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • High quality fish, enthusiastic
    Jonathan
    Dined on 7/11/2011
    High quality fish, enthusiastic and fun service, good wine / drinks menu.
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  • Fantastic sushi and sashimi.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    Fantastic sushi and sashimi. Very fresh and artfully presented. The dishes from the kitchen were also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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  • I guess the hype of Dojo overtook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    I guess the hype of Dojo overtook me. I found the restaurant and its food to be only okay. For my money, a restaurant must do more than serve average asian food.
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