Benihana - Salt Lake City

4.6
1429 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

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Tater
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food today, nice flavors maybe a little much on the pepper but other than that it was very good.
Service was great and we had no issues with social distancing as we had our own table.
Will go back.

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MeganK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service delicious food great entertainment!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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EricM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was funny and a great person overall. The waitress was very kind and friendly and always was on top of things. Such great experience and service. Good job 👍👍

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juliana
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihanas has the best meals for lunch and dinner. I enjoyed the meal and the service was amazing! I really loved the good show but most importantly I’m thankful for the person that took our order, he was nice and patient

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Carol
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our favorite places to go. The ventilation could be upgraded we always smell Smokey after we leave

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had to wait almost an hour for our chef after we were seated at our table. Being a regular this was incredibly frustrated as we had to miss out on other things we had planned for date night because of the long wait

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great birthday celebration, the service was excellent the chef was amazing and the food was delicious!!! Thanks once again for making our birthdays special!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Benihana is one of my favorite restaurants. This particular location not so much. It was very outdated, server turned on stove top and for some reason it wouldn’t get hot. I felt like it got hot in one little area which only gave the cook limited room to make our food. When our soups arrived they were cold and fried rice hardly had any flavor. Our server was the best and tried to make the best of our experience. Overall I wouldn’t go back to this location.

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ThatLarsenCouple
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Benihana is a great birthday spot. I love the food, enough that I learned a couple recipes but there’s something special about this place. And even during the time, it was nice to have less people at a table so it made it more intimate and enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was amazing. My friends and I had the best time.

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DisappointedfromDallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was extremely disappointed in the size of the serving. It seemed as if they forgot someone's order, and just split up what was there.

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KaySeaH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We had a reservation at 6:15. Did not leave until almost 9 and a party that came in way after us was done before us and has their food cooked before us. I have never had this experience at Benihanas and was rather disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Crowded and noisy. No social distancing and poor mask wearing. Slow start to service but than good.

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Doughhook
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fun but chef was a little green and took a while to get the food out.

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GaryG
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!! Look forward to the next birthday.

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AdileneB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cook and waitress where amazing! It’s one of our favorite places

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. Food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our whole family to celebrate the birth of our 5th baby. All of our kids LOVED it!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With covid going on around us, this facility was fantastic. Clean, virtuous and looked to be following all guidelines. It was a fantastic experience.

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Sissy
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great lunch for our employees they enjoyed it!

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vipQuentinM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reasonably good and nice show but too expensive for what it is.

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KarenF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were seated right away but then we waited 20 minutes. We were told numerous times " we only have 3 cooks " so why did they accept reservations? The people at the table said the same thing. Very dissatisfied with it all last time we left and the manager comp us meals . So 3 times and only 1 good experience. SAD but we won't go back after 12 year tradition 😔

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice

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Funinslc
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family was looking for a night out, to get done “normalcy” back into our lives and thought Benihana would be a great option. As always, the food was great as was the service. We only come here once a year and are always satisfied (and....incredibly full) afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was wonderful. He was nice and attentive. Our chef was clear and would repeat when my 8 year old asked what he was doing. It was the best experience yet.

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TylerH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were super excited to celebrate my wife’s birthday with our family. For us $200 is a lot to spend on a night out. Overall we had the expected Benihana “experience”, however I did find a black hair in my soup appetizer. The server didn’t offer anything. Not another cup of soup. Not an offer to take it off the bill... I was just a little surprised by their reluctance to provide excellent customer service for the price I was paying. Also the tables on both sides of us were very loud and understandably excited about the drinks they were having and ordering. I get it, alcohol is exciting for some people... we will just be more judicious next time we go out as a family. Sorry for the poor review, but you sent me an email asking me for my honest opinion.

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vipJJCJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never come away disappointed from the SLC Benihana. In fact, our family has only has dear memories enjoying dinner there. Thanks Benihana!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Benihana is always a fun place with great food. We enjoyed celebrating my birthday tonight with our family. They sat us at our own table, rather than squeezing in another couple (COVID-related I'm sure), which was nice. Our chef was friendly and did all the expected tricks tonawe us and the kids. Food quality was excellent and we have no complaints about service.

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GinaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last night in SLC. We loved it! Our waitress and chef were incredible, and so much fun! I didn’t realize during COVID however that we would still share a table. It was totally fine and great ppl, but from a health perspective I was kind of worried

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CGau89
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rogelio was an excellent chef and presenter! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We loved our experience, but the waiter kept bringing out cocktails when we’d very obviously said “no more please”. Not sure if this was a misunderstanding due to the loud atmosphere, or if it was a tactic to make more money. Just a heads up to others out there-

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

This was my first visit to the teppanyaki grill area upstairs. I really enjoy visiting Benihana’s for the lunch specials on the main level where the sushi bar is, so I thought the grill would be good. The ambiance is cool and fitting when you first arrive and check in with the host, then you’re led upstairs to the dining area. We needed elevator service since my elderly mother couldn’t do the stairs. We appreciated their prompt accommodation for that. We had a party of five, so we had our own table/grill to ourselves due to social distancing. That was nice since at other teppan style restaurants in the past, they pack you all onto a table with other people. Our server was very nice and attentive. We ordered a couple of appetizers and they were good. The chef was nice, but not the typical teppan chef. I’m not sure if she lacked tenure or skill or flair, but she had to focus very hard on cooking each item. She did a couple of tricks where she was trying to be funny, but it wasn’t natural...very forced. At one point of cooking our meal, she had to leave the grill with the shrimp cooking because she forgot to fill up one of the sauces on her cart. We sat and watched our shrimp over cook and it was rubbery when we ate it. The chicken fried rice tasted like garlic butter and the noodles had a strong ginger taste. The filet mignon and steak were cooked as requested. I was disappointed with our visit. I expected something amazing for an almost $200 meal and didn’t get it. I wish we had opted for our traditional Old Spaghetti Factory or pho. I will still come to Benihana’s for lunch at the sushi bar, but not for the grill.

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TIFFANIEL
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I always love coming here! The food is amazing and well worth the price. The hibachi show is great! Will always come back.

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Great place to celebrate a birthday

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Minty
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a birthday and our server was an absolute delight. Very attentive and polite.
Our cook was very friendly and professional. Everything was delicious. We had a variety of sushi and hibachi and it was all very fresh and tasty.

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DeniseT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here to celebrate my mom’s birthday and it was great. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my son’s birthday because he had never eaten there! We will be back! Food was wonderful! Service was top notch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday 🎂

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gareym
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made an appointment at 2:00pm in the afternoon for a 6:00 pm dinner through the website. reservation was accepted. arrived for our reservation only to be told that the restaurant was was closed because no power. ok, no power and restaurant can't open, but...why was the reservation accepted? we're from out of town and traveled across salt lake city to get to the restaurant only to find that we wasted our time driving there and then had to find a place to eat last minute. POOR service!

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Benihana - Salt Lake City does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Salt Lake City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 322-2421.

Benihana - Salt Lake City is rated 4.6 stars by 1429 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Salt Lake City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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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