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

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT

4.2
4.2
2316 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana, 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (801) 322-2421
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
  • 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 2,316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Utah

    Kid-friendly

  • Salt Lake City

    Kid-friendly

  • Salt Lake City

    Good for groups

  • Salt Lake City

    Most Booked

2,316 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation at 8pm on a Monday night to have a birthday dinner with my son We got seated at 8:45, it was so loud, smelly and stuffy in a crowded room. We finally received water at 9:05 . We did not get help and decided to leave at 9:15. Sad

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    More expensive for smaller serving. Slow service. Very hot & smokey.

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  3. Picky

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud environment, very tight spaces and long wait time

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  4. ElizabethW

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    delicious food. Great service. entertaining environment.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible. Understaffed and a horribly mean manager.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jeffery was incredible! We’ve been here a lot and he showed us new techniques with dinner and a show! Highly recommend him.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we had a great time. However, maybe it’s time to check the vent system.

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  8. KenS

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good. Very tight space and loud. Came across to me as old and need an update.

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  9. Robert

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We normally love the dining experience at Benihana, but this most recent experience was not good. In all, we were at the restaurant for 3 hours. It took them 45 minutes to seat us, and that was even with a reservation. We then had to wait over an hour before one of their chefs even showed up to our table to cook our food. And what made it worse, we noticed that others that were seated 20-30 minutes after us had their chefs start cooking for them before ours even showed up. Food was good as always, but to be stuck at a restaurant for 3 hours is unacceptable. Because of the wait, management decided, at the end of the meal, to comp the sushi roles that our table had ordered. The only problem was that my wife and I didn't order any sushi roles, so no compensation for us. It would have been nice had management offered us some kind of discount to match the rest of our table. I'll think twice about going to Benihana next time if this kind of service continues.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Honestly was disappointed with everything. Paid 120 for the two of us. Didn’t get seated until an hour after reservation. Seafood was way overcooked. Steak wasn’t seasoned at all. Area was dark. Felt like a lightbulb was out. I’m not sure the chefs turn on the fan either. 2 stars instead of one because the waiter was nice.

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  11. anon

    Cologne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Long wait even with reservations and food was not worth the price. Fun to watch the chef, but food was over-cooked and incredibly salty.

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  12. BraedyS

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic. Even sang happy birthday 🎈🎊🎉. We enjoyed our chef and the atmosphere.

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  13. ErikJ

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a fun environment! I'd eat here everyday if I could! It's my favorite restaurant to go to for my birthday and other special occasions.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and environment, I love this place! A bit pricy but worth it! Thank you!

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  15. Done

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I didn’t read the fine print about using my birthday coupon on Valentine’s Day (I own this!). So crowded and the experience was very rushed. I didn’t want onions with my zucchini so the chef just picked out the onions instead of cooking them separately. The smell was so bad that I had to put my coat on the cleaners to get rid of the smell. Benihana used to be my favorite restaurant but not anymore.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very accommodating, Manager was helpful, chef did a great job. No complaints!

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  17. AMHaus

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really not very good. Not what it is normally at a place like this. Our table was extremely dark - as if the bulb was out over head. Chef was nice - but the facial piercings were off-putting. I felt like maybe he wasn't clean. He honestly looked like he may have just gotten out of prison or perhaps was homeless. Sorry - but the look was not a professional look. For the price, I was disappointed.

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  18. MikeB

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was my daughter’s eleventh birthday and this is where she picked to go. We had a great experience and she was very happy.

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  19. KatrinaW

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing as always! We come here multiple times a year and love it.

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  20. LoveToHike

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We experienced a wonderful birthday celebration for my wife. Our server, Amya, was attentive, courteous, very knowledgeable, and always smiling. Chef Quinn was a great showman with a rich balance of culinary tool skills, levity, and food cooked to perfection. The souvenir photo, candle-topped ice cream dessert, and Happy Birthday sung with tambourin topped off a memorable dining experience. They take care of you here. We highly recommend dining at Benihana SLC!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience celebrating a birthday at Benihana. Rogelio is n outstanding chef and the food was prepared very well. We had also submitted a request when booking our reservation that the manager approached us about when we were seated. He was also very accommodating. We will be back.

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  22. Zooropa94

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really disappointed. To be clear the chef skills are amazing and fun, but the food is bland and poorly seasoned. Not worth what we paid. And we didn’t get hot green tea as part of our meal, even though it was part of the meal we ordered!

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  23. HollyA

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Benihana. We went to celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday, and it did not disappoint! We had a nice private table with our server and chef. We loved watching the tricks and masterful cooking and having everything cooked to perfection and eaten fresh from the skillet was extra delicious. Even our 4-year-old granddaughter who is normally a very picky eater was trying everything and enjoying foods she normally would not eat. [bonus!] The prices are much higher than we normally pay, although we felt they were fair for the high quality of food and service. This will be a "special occasion only" place for us. However, we look forward to the next family birthday, so that we can return!

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  24. Randy

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience here. No issues. Celebrated our daughter’s birthday.

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  25. bradn

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s always been a favorite place to take my kids for there birthdays. This time we had to wait a long time before the chef came to make our meal. The steak was a bit chewy. The prices have been sky rocketing for years. They need to start lowering prices to get me and my family back

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  26. JDBooth

    Salt Lake City

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    A bit smoky due to the grills. The food was good and the chef was really funny. Our waiter forgot my daughter's sushi platter, which we received after asking two different people, and at the end of our meal.

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  27. DerekC

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Upgrades to meals are very expensive and they don't let you know at the time of ordering.

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  28. Mg42

    Boise

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very Smokey property. A lot of tables for a small place.

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  29. SusanG

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful except we were waiting over 30 minutes past our reservation time for a table.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. CharlesG

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Service & Experience, always a family favorite to enjoy together. Chef was excellent & interacted well with our party... Highly recommended.

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  31. TRENTONB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great chef and staff was amazing! One of our favorite spots to take the family!!

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  32. ShawnM

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We regularly eat out and Benihanas is a favorite. Salt Lake city is typically great but the lunch service this last visit was a bit wobbly. Soup was warm at best. Asked for a certain treatment on my steak and this was overlooked. The waiter was excellent however. In the end, we paid with tip 145.00 for two and are starting to wince at such prices or at least expect everything to be above par.

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  33. TracyB

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eaten at other similar restaurants and feel like the portions were very small in comparison and the taste wasn’t spectacular like I’d have expected from a higher end restaurant. Overall, disappointing.

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  34. Tsutomu

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Mario did a great job!!! Food was amazing. I’ll be back soon.

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  35. babycake12

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We usually love this restaurant. But this time the service was not great and the food was not cooked right.

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  36. MaribelM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service were great. Only the places is way too small.

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  37. JANAS

    Salt Lake City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect place for a birthday celebration! Our chef named Quinn was the BEST I’ve ever seen. EVER. He was funny, engaging and SO GOOD at his job as entertainer and chef.

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  38. JoeC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Better parking for handicapped people. Presently fairly hard to access

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience. We had to wait an extra 10 minutes

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  40. TheMatthew

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go every year for my birthday. It's good every time. The atmosphere and service are the best.

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FAQs

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 Postmates and Uber Eats.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT is rated 4.2 stars by 2316 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (801) 322-2421
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
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