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Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT

4.3
4.3
1966 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (801) 322-2421

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Cross street

    W.200 South

  • Parking details

    Parking tickets are validated by our host.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 1,966 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Utah

    Most Booked

  • Salt Lake City

    Most Booked

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  1. AS

    ArturoS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Vanessa Saltini (spelling) was our server and she was amazing! Fun, personable, knowledgeable and very efficient! Peter, our cook was also great. He was well trained and created the right fun atmosphere for us. The food, as always, was amazing and we had the leftovers for dinner tonight. It’s cold by the windows and so please do something about that!
  2. P

    Patricia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ramón is excellent !!! Thanks! Recommend this place 👍
  3. JC

    JohnC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    They sat us right by the window it was cold we had to wear our jackets, my wife had fish and it was way over cooked it was hard salmon, the over cooked my steak it was supposed to be Medium Rare, it was well done the shrimp appetizer was hard , and the one of the waiters was taking the charge card ran off with my card for like 5 mins to do something else, I will not be going back anytime soon the chef cooking was. Good attitude..
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    3rd time eating late night at this location in the past 3 months. Every time was over an hour after ordering that a chef was able to make it to our table.
  5. BM

    BusyMomof4

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The shrimp was undercooked. My son ended up having stomach issues the next day and couldn’t keep anything down. We haven’t had good experiences the last few visits. But we told ourselves, maybe it was an off night. This was the last straw and we won’t be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top. It was my wife’s birthday and the staff and speed of service was absolutely amazing. Best drinks we’ve ever had. Food was epic
  7. G

    Glen2

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Soup, salad and ice cream was good. Main foods (seafood, steak) were way over salted and too much pepper - like way too much salt!! Steak ordered medium rare but when served was way overcooked to point of no tenderness. Did ask for no salt on meat after being overdosed on every food prior to. Know what am getting at Benihana from a fun atmosphere - just back off the salt a bit.
  8. SP

    ShelbyP

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Thanksgiving dinner we’ve had in several years. Was a nice change from traditional Thanksgiving meals
  9. GA

    GaryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food served professionally. It was absolutely perfect for our holiday celebration.
  10. BR

    BrintR

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food was excellent but this location is one of the poorest we’ve seen for Benihana. It’s just bad all the way around.
  11. C

    Customer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    We enjoyed the service. Our waitress and the Hibachi cook were friendly and outgoing. The food was mediocre. Not a lot of flavor kind of bland. The alcohol had too much mint in one drink and a whole sprig of rosemary in the other which became over powering. Overall not a terrible experience but some improvements could be had. It was also VERY dark and extremely hard to hear.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner for my daughter’s birthday
  13. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, nice ambiance, not too crowded when we went which was great!
  14. d

    daved

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    we went to Benihana's of Salt Lake City for my wife's birthday. She was the only one in the group who had never been. I assumed the dinner would be all about the "show" which it was, what I didn't expect was the quality service and the delicious food. We'll be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    We had a reservation for 7:45 and weren’t seated for an hour. Then we sat at the table for well over an hour before the chef came. I wish they would have been up front about being short staffed or behind.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Seemed to be short on chef’s so there was a long wait. I understand being short staffed, but please don’t allow more reservations if you don’t have the staff to serve them. Once we did get food it was delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was extremely slow. Took over an hour for our salad to be served. The steak was mostly gristle and not chewable.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    So slow. Two hours after our reservation time we finally received our main course.
  19. TP

    TonyP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was awesome. The hibachi chef was AMAZING! Food was great. Best scallops ever. Best Vegas roll I’ve had and I’ve had them all over the country. Good service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very slow service. Waited over an hour for chef to start cooking
  21. JB

    JBen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Unfortunately the wait was too long. Our reservation was at 5:30 and we had only had out soup and salad by 7:30. We left without eating because we had an event at 7:00pm. We were excited to eat, but knew with the wait we wouldn't make it. The staff was very kind and understanding, they apologized for the wait and explained that there was not enough chefs and their website was still accepting reservations. definitely a disappointing experience, but we understood considering they were short staffed.
  22. KF

    KateF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Under staffed and waiting 30+ minutes for our reservation with little communication. Server and chef were great but it took over a hour to get there.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first time. Awkward that they seat another 3 with our party of 5 at the same table without giving us the heads up
  24. s

    swigs

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Chef was respectful of vegetarian diet and didn’t cross contaminate, which was awesome. Waitress was courteous. A bit noisy but that’s Benihana. Wish they still had a coat check.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good service
  26. KY

    KevinY

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Keep up the good work!
  27. J

    John

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    A completely underwhelming experience. Food was tasty but remove the term 'colossal' for their shrimp description as they were barely medium sized. Party member was splashed with raw shrimp juice during presentation and was not acknowledged. Steamed rice for those not ordering the up charged fried rice was brought to the table almost at the end of the meal after two requests with no apology. Expected more for the money. Be aware - Credit card machines tip percentage is higher than the suggested percentage on your actual bill. Server and chef both seemed to 'phoned it in'. Our party clearly was not the severs main priority. Would recommend Mongolian bar-b-que over this Benihana.
  28. R

    Rodneypete007

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was my daughter’s 13th birthday.
  29. J

    Jacks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place; this is Teppanyaki done right! Great atmosphere, bottomless lemonade was amazing, and Ramon was very entertaining. The food was cooked perfectly; I love rare steak but this is one of the few places that can pull off a rare steak without it being cold. If you love Teppanyaki, you GOTTA come here!
  30. C

    Craig38a309

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable meal. The service was great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We usually love Benihanas. We only go for special occasions due to the price. The food and entertainment is usually top notch. However, this visit was a huge disappointment in the food quality. I think our chef must have been new. They did fine with the presentation but the food lacked especially the fried rice which you pay like $7 extra for, was not good. I think they must have missed an ingredient. For this visit, Benihana was disappointing :(
  32. MB

    MichaelB

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fun evening. The people next to us were friendly and a good vibe at our table. Excellent food
  33. F

    Firebird

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The dinner was fine, but the server did not tell us that the fried rice would be an upcharge. IF I know, then I do not have an issue.
  34. BS

    BillS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Wasn't too bad, meal portions were small for the price.
  35. TS

    TedS

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Checkin hostes was a little snitty when we arrived a little early for our dinner reservation and ask if it was a problem to be seated early.
  36. EB

    EllenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and attentive service coupled with delicious fresh food.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was good, like always. The service above par. Said, the restaurant is tired. The vent hoods don’t work well anymore, the carpets are worn, atmosphere old. With the lack up updating and better ventilation, you’ll leave there with steak smokers lungs and smelling like cooked meat.
  38. DM

    DonnaM

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our daughters birthday. The grandkids loved the show. The food was great! It was just a great night. We will be back.
  39. K

    Kimberly

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Our dinner took 2.5 hours and we did not receive the service/experience we excepted. We had gone for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner and were greatly disappointed. Two other parties at our table ended up leaving before meals were completed. We feel that even with the discount we received for the inconvenience, the time and money spent there was not worth it.
  40. LT

    LaurenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    our waitress could have used a little more training (mostly around the first ordering, it got a little confusing, in the past they go through what tye of fried rice you want and then your main meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT is rated 4.3 stars by 1966 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 85 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT

165 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W.200 South

  • Neighborhood

    Salt Lake City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking tickets are validated by our host.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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