Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT

4.2
1707 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1707 people are saying
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AmberD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have so much fun here and the food is amazing.

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PriscillaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Benihana’s food and personal chefs. It’s always outstanding.

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NicoleK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Long wait after being seated to have our chef come to our table. Server brought edamame and California rolls to make up for the delay. Overall a great night to celebrate my sons birthday

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mojdehs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had a reservation yet it took an hour for them to get to us. We missed our show that we had tickets to attend after dinner

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 4 days ago

Dear mojdehs On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time, however it took 30 minutes until someone brought us water and over an hour until they came to cook our food. We will not return to this location.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The chef is sloppy, and the food is not worth the price, but the effort is good tho

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have a mini family reunion and birthday party

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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KandiP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing, very accommodating. Chef was fun and cooked the food to perfection. It has been awhile since we had been there but we will be visiting more often if every visit was like this one. Shout out to the hostess - she was especially nice and very professional.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 3 days ago

Dear KandiP We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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Ricki
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group had such a fun evening! Aidan was a great chef that made delicious food and taught us some cooking pointers ourselves! We will definitely be returning!

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MiguelT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a kind !! My family loved the place and we are coming back next week !!

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VanessaG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well for my first time going everything was perfect the best staff and food was cooked pretty darn well and as well recommend to everyone I know.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear VanessaG Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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Ailins
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

very crowded needs bigger space the food was good but it was so crowded the tables are too close together definitely needs a bigger space

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear Ailins On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to make me feel special on my birthday!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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TracyB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was very surprised at the end that our waitress chose to tip herself. I am a very good tipper but she chose to tip her self at a very high-level which I found to be very self serving.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear TracyB We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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ggonsalv
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our Chef was awful!!! I've truly never been so disappointed in a restaurant's service. I made this reservation for my Boss from the United Kingdom thinking that this would be an excellent experience for him to enjoy his last night in SLC and boy was I WRONG!!! Our waiter was AWFUL!!! I had to remind him to add egg to our rice... as he was serving the food he missed the plates several times. His "tricks..." there were little to none! I asked for medium steak, my steak was all the way DONE, it was like chewing gum. I felt so awful that I chose what i thought was a great was embarrassing to look over at other tables and see other chef perform well and enjoy their experience!!! I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear ggonsalv on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for our reservation a few minutes early and after waiting over 30 minutes they sat us. The waitress came over eventually to take orders and to inform us she had no idea how long we would be waiting other that “it would be awhile”. We are 45 minutes past our reservation time at this point. The table next to us was still waiting for their food and said the had been waiting AN HOUR AND 45 minutes. They literally told us to bail, that they would if the could. So we left and had a nice dinner at a different restaurant. We will not be coming back. It was disorganized and we felt lied to. When we checked in for our reservation they should have honest and told us they were running at least 90 minutes late.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 17, 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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IsacM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for an hour to be sat after our reservation only to be told that there will be another 2-3 hour wait for our food to be prepared. Total waste of time

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 17, 2021

Dear IsacM On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Cody
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

After our recent visit, we have no desire to ever visit Benihana again. Our reservation was for 6:30 PM, we arrived and checked in approximately 15 minutes early but, it wasn't until a little after 7:00 PM that we were seated at our table. The waitress was quick to get drinks and appetizers out but we waited for an hour and a half before the chef came to the table.
While the chef was very friendly it was obvious that his experience was lacking. He mixed up orders, the grill and his utensils were not kept clean. I ordered Seafood Diablo and did not get the Shrimp that should have come with it. Instead he gave two portions to another guest at the table. Another party member of mine ordered Steak Teriyaki and rather than adding the sauce to the meat on the grill he poured the sauce on his steak after it was already on his plate. By the time we received our check, we had been there for over 3 hours. It was an exhausting experience and I do not care to repeat it.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear Cody On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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vipHoneyBadger
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We go here all the time and this time was a disappointing experiences. We went on a Saturday around 1pm so it wouldn’t be too crowded. Our mother in law was in town so we wanted a good show. The guy barely tried. He did the egg spin and toss and then the volcano for a couple seconds. He barely interacted with us. The only good thing about that lunch was the food tasted good. Bad show good food.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear HoneyBadger We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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Sean1234
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food and drinks were great as always. The service staff were acting very rushed/flustered. I don’t know if they were new or if it had just been a long night, there were quite a few moments where they needed to be reminded of simple tasks/requests. Overall a good meal, I enjoyed myself. I’d eat here again. Just don’t expect the same Benihana experience you might have at other locations.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Sean1234 On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Tedt124
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Slow and poor service. Chicken was flavorless. My steak was okay. Expecting better.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Tedt124 We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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SabrinaC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant has gone downhill. Food was gross. Tepanyaki and Tokyo Station are 100 times better than this food and service. The cook was so new he could only cook 1 thing at a time. So we were waiting a long time for everything ordered.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear SabrinaC Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have NEVER been so disappointed in Benihana’s. We had reservations at 5 and did not get out of there until 7:30. They were short handed. I am ok with that. We had a new Chef and he had no clue what he was doing. He only cooked one thing at a time, that’s why we were there so long. Our orders we wrong our food was cold. He ended up throwing vegetables away instead of serving them. He put a big slab of tuna on one guys plate and then proceeded to remove it with the spatula he was using on everyone else. I let the manager know. I’m not sure she was concerned. On top of that it was my birthday. It was crap.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Ellen On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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Craig38a309
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Benihana’s is usually better. We had to wait for a while and the Cheif seems to be not so organized.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Craig38a309 On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out celebrating two birthdays in our family! Jack is the best server we’ve had in the various visits and Rogelio is the best chef! They made the experience awesome!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We waited an hour and never received our food. They are very low on staff. The staff who were there were friendly but waiting an hour to have a habatchi chef arrive didn’t work for us.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We love the food but the waitress was horrible! Not Nice!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear GinaC We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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Brianp
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Didn't knock our socks off to say the least. Certainly not an experience to write home about. We understand good service might be harder to find during the pandemic but were a bit disappointed at the blase attitude and approach to it all. We didn't feel very welcomed or inspired to return. We'd been looking forward to a fun birthday celebration but instead felt like we were a burden for being there. We were there for 2 hours and late to our other function...while we watched other parties arrive after us and finish eating before our chef even showed up (and didn't bother to clean the grill from visible leftovers before diving right in). Had to rush out before dessert. Might have been a one-off experience but didn't feel we got the value of spending over $700 for a party of 10 on what we hoped would be a special night.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear Brianp On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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AndyG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Said they validate parking but did not give adequate validation stamp (only one). Hitachi took a long time to start cooking.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 3, 2021

Dear AndyG On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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JenniferN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Short staffed for an event night

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time at Benihana! Servers should remind the patrons to have their parking pass validated.

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KARYNN
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The waitress was great, but we waited over an hour to eat. The food was great but a little bland. We have always had such a great experience. But this was a little bit of a let down.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on November 2, 2021

Dear KARYNN We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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GaryG
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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DFKB
Salt Lake City
43 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. Great Service and Great Food! We Loved that Social Distance was in Full Effect! Empty chairs between parties which was great in an enclosed restaurant! Our Chef was Amazing!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear DFKB Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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ErdmanJ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Beni Hana. The service is amazing and the food is top notch.
We come for our anniversary every year and we are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in SL.

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Kitsan93
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious! Our chef was amazing! Staff was short handed on a Saturday night so it took a while to get refills.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on October 25, 2021

Dear Kitsan93 We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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SJSears
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We had reservations for 7:00 pm, they finally called our group to be seated at 7:35. We ordered drinks and got them 15 minutes later. The chef/cook finally came out at 8:20 to start our meal. All in all a very long dinner process for having reservations.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on October 25, 2021

Dear SJSears Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT using the Order Online button. Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 322-2421.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT is rated 4.2 stars by 1707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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