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About Benihana - Salt Lake City
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, 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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana sits poised in downtown Salt Lake City directly across the street from the Salt Palace Convention Center. It’s tucked behind the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, within easy walking distance from the world-renowned Mormon Temple. Only a 15-minute drive from Salt Lake International Airport, Benihana is popular year-round with tourists, convention-goers, and skiers alike. Validated parking is available in the parking structure on West Temple at 200 South.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm,
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Parking tickets are validated by our host.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Benihana - Salt Lake City Ratings and Reviews
Read all the reviews and was a little sceptical about celebrating a birthday. We went on Saturday evening with a reservation at 5:30 pm. No wait at all. Service and food was very good. For 8 of us and 1 child. About $200 with tip. Will go again for my wife's birthday in March!
It is communal dining; we sat with three other couples we didn't know. It may have been nice if the server helped to introduce everyone and get us comfortable with one another. As it was, we didn't really connect with them, so it was a bit of an awkward evening.
The server spoke broken English with a heavy Tibetan accent.
The chef was fun to watch.
Overall, it was OK, but I was not impressed.
My wife, on the other hand, loved it! Food tasted great. Great atmosphere.
Normally we love Benihana but be careful going on a holiday- they have a limited holiday menu which I was never told about until I sat down. For the price we paid, service was not the best. The chef and waiter were both grouchy.
*update: I spoke to the manager about our incident and he was very helpful so we will be giving Benihana another try.
Benihana has been delivering the same experience for the last 25 years that we've been going there for one of our kid's annual birthday dinner. The menu is essentially unchanged for the mains. They have tinkered with the other stuff - sushi, cocktails, etc, but really, if you had gone back in time 10,15, or even 20 years, nothing would seem any different. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as there are probably not many ways of cooking Teppanyaki style.
This seems a place you go to in a group. Not really for couples, although you can sit at tables in the sushi bar/lounge area and have a la carte items brought to you by a server. If you are a couple and want the Teppanyaki style, you will very likely be sitting elbow to elbow with another group. Again, not bad, but not the scene for an intimate dinner.
We like it, but once a year seems plenty.
Slightly dissappointing this time.. 1) The shrimp appitizer is smaller than has been in past. 2) the vegtables were cooked before the fried rice rather than with the meats so when meats came you either had eaten the veggies or they were cold.. Fried Rice great as always. Was suprised that the menu was alot smaller than had been in past, No rockie.. Understand that the cooks do not do the tricks they used to due to lawsuits..
My wife and I have been going to this Benihana's before the Symphony for over 25 years and have been generally pleased with the service and the food. The last 2 times that we have been there, however, we were very disappointed with both the service (terrible) and the food preparation. I'm not sure what has changes, but if we have another experience like the last 2, we will take Benihanas off of our list of restaurants that we frequent.
I will never go to Benihanna again. I say this with a heavy heart because growing up this was always the place I chose to get my birthday dinner. I have not been here in years, so I decided to go with a big group of friends for my 26th birthday. The service was TERRIBLE. I had a 13 person party, BUT I made a reservation almost a WEEK before, AND I CALLED AHEAD to make sure they could accommodate my large party. They told me no problem.
We get there, and they keep telling us "10 more minutes, we are just cleaning off the table", "So sorry, just waiting for it to be cleaned", "oh sorry, we are waiting for someone to leave". I WAITED WITH MY PARTY FOR OVER AN HOUR. Meanwhile, we see small and large parties (at least the size of mine if not bigger) get seated before us. I had to physically find the manager to be seated. Two people from my dinner party had to leave. It was a disgrace.
Probably the worst part? The previously complimentary fried rice now costs $3 EXTRA DOLLARS. This place is a RIP OFF. Used to be such a fun night out, now they serve okay food for a ridiculous amount of money.
Despite making a reservation, we still waited a bit. They were packed, though, so I guess that happens. Our chef was okay, but nothing special. The food wasn't as good as I remembered it. Drink service was a bit slow for what we paid.
We'd still go again, and it was super busy and a Friday night.....it was just okay. The photo they took of my son for his birthday and the sundae at the end was a nice touch. The staff was very nice overall.
Each time I go to Salt Lake's Benihana, I question why I did it again. I feel like Benihana SL is going down hill. Our server was obnoxious and didn't even know the Japanese names of common sushi. He didn't know that Bombay Saphire was Gin... Our chef had about as much charisma as a wet noodle and my daughter's shrimp dish had about 1/2 as much shrimp as usual. They forgot the corn on the kids' dishes also. The cocktail and wine prices were insanely priced and overall, things just don't seem as good as they used to be. It is always super sweaty and hot with NO ventilation. I think we are going to pick some other places for our special celebrations! We have always been champions of Benihana in the past, but I'm seriously disappointed.
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