Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT

4.2
1750 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 1750 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

It always takes forever to get going with our food. We were stressing a little bit because we had our dinner at 5, and needed to be somewhere at 7.. but it was cutting it close since it took about an hour to get our cook and start making our food.

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TimothyY
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good to eat here. My favorite is the stir fried rice. I always return for the stir fried rice.

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KipM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the second time we have said we would never eat there again. Not sure why we tried it yesterday but we did. Very noisy. Waitress was hard to understand. Food was dull and uninteresting. Everything was cooked separately and served separately so by the time the main course, hibachi shrimp, was put on the plate everything was cold! The shrimp were uninteresting to say the least! Some sprouts, pea pods or anything to embellish the shrimp would have been an easy and inexpensive and welcome addition. We will not be back a third time! For the almost ninety bucks this cost us we deserved better.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 2 days ago

Dear KipM 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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RodD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This time not the best. Several good items were cold, long wait to be seated and long wait till good was prepared. Will be back though.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 4 days ago

Dear RodD 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 January 8, 2022
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Had a reservation for 7:35.pm. Got a chef at 8:20pm. Waitress only checked on us 2 times

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RobynT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Covid has hit. The restaurant had a large number of staff call outs. We felt badly for our server and the chef. They had to work far more tables than usual. We had a long wait but our service was very good and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The fried rice was sooo good. My steak was done to perfection as was my chicken, and shrimp. The dipping sauces were so good, they added to the meal instead of detracting from it. Our cook was awesome. He was really knowledgeable about the sauces and told us about how long it took him to become a chef and what he ultimately had to do to pass the test, like cooking for corporate heads and not panic while doing it. Super experience!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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RebeccaA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very tasty and despite this being an expensive restaurant, it gives you a lot of tasty food for how much you pay! The only downside was that it took them a while to serve us. They may have been busy last night as well. But overall, this was an amazing place to eat!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 4 days ago

Dear RebeccaA thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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NonaL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent. Unfortunately, two parties of college age men made the noise almost unbearable.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 4 days ago

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

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LeslieR
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my birthday! It was great!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience3

45 minute wait with a reservation. Short staffed. Chef spent 20 minutes at our table. He cooked everything at once, offered no sauce, other 2 couples left the table before dessert. Disappointing and expensive way to celebrate my sons birthday. We won’t be back.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear Guest 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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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

loved it exceptional food except the fried rice had to much butter in it. The steak and chicken I had was extremely good. The soup and salad was very good. The staff was all friendly and I never had to ask for a drink. The waitress was exceptional.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so very happy with the service and quality of the food. Everything tasted amazing!

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AnitaM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food never disappointed the chefs are great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Took 2 hours for us to be seated and served our food. We got there at 2:10 and didn’t leave till 4:15. They also only validated our parking for 1 hour even though it’s their fault we were there for 2 hours so we got to pay for the extra hour of parking when we left because they took so long. I also ordered a sushi roll at the beginning that didn’t come till after our main food was served

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Guest 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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Adam
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful and delightful date location. The food was great and the chef was funny and full of character.

The only set back was our server. She did alot of things that made us question if it was her first time. We did tip her and expressed our gratitude but there were long times where we didnt get a refill, plates werent cleared and the people seated with us had a birthday and were hoping for the cheesy birthday song but it never happened. 4/5

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Adam Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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DanF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the experience!

I can’t get the food prepared like here anywhere else. It’s not the at table cooking, which is rare, that I refer to, but the flavors, style, and presentation. I like not having to cut my food—true Japanese style. Of course my body likes the American seating and my dexterity appreciates the optional fork.

I couldn’t ask for a finer dining experience!

Our chef was personable and quite skilled.

It was very busy—packed—when we arrived, but they got to us in a reasonable time all the same.

I won’t eat lobster anywhere else.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on January 6, 2022

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

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CYnthiaCP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

We were seated 1/2 hour after our reservation time (and then not served for a long time). We were sitting next to the windows. It was so cold that we all had to keep our heavy winter coats on the entire time. There was a large (3 table) party that was very drunk (at lunchtime). They were yelling, chanting, clinking their forks on the cooktop, and generally taking over the area. One of their kids was sitting on the floor, and the parent was literally feeding him spoonfuls of rice while he sat on the floor. For a restaurant with a dress code, they aren’t very concerned about the ambience. It ruined our experience. The servers just brought them more alcohol instead of dealing with the problem. Our experience was not as good as a result.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear CYnthiaCP 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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Tony
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and staff. I would recommend the steak hibachi nicely done… thanks guys!

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 3 days ago

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

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seating fairly promptly (considering the holiday circumstances), our server was delightful and attentive she responded to a need before being asked. The chef did a wonderful job and was very entertaining. It was an overall wonderful experience for us on our first Christmas without our family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner with family

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded 4 days ago

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

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RobertB
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Slightly disappointing. Our chef must of been really new or something - no personality. He cooked our vegtables and Lobster before we ever got out appetizer shrimp, and then did the meat, so the lobster was eaten or cold before we got out steaks. It is sad that they have to have this kind of Chef.

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vipRANDALLS
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve!!!!

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RuthF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience. Friendly staff. Chef was fun to watch and funny. People, come and visit SLC and see what it has to offer.

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KatrinaA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun! We had a great time and look forward to going back!

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LeahA
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! My family and I have been coming here at Christmas for a few years and it’s always such an enjoyable experience. Really great food and a fun atmosphere!

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AmyD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our chef was really quite and not very inviting. Two orders never arrived and then when we received the bill we let them know that and asked to have them removed from our bill. They brought us the food in to go containers that hadn’t been provided while we were eating. I asked again and had to talk with a manager and then they removed them and apologized.

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AltitudeO
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation and still waited and hour to get seated once we sat down no one came and took our drink order. We ended up leaving because the service was awful

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

Dear AltitudeO 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 December 21, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Cook was very inexperienced and took FOREVER to make the food.

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LaurenJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Rude staff. Be prepared to wait a long time, even with a reservation

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AnaA
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was my first experience here, but it was memorable, I love it.

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JoseM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I reserved. We were seated and helped right away. The chef and staff were very efficient and friendly. The food was beyond outstanding. This place is the best place to go for when you hang out with friends or family.

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Mary
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation night

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rhcund
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Crkecrsting my sons birthday and this place is in serious need of remolding. The carpet is beyond filthy and everything is dingy. The bathroom was disgusting!! We waited 30 minutes at the table before anyone even acknowledged us. Our chef was ok but everything was way over cooked and he wouldn’t shut up about a lawsuit having to do with some shrimp!! So disappointed that we choose to visit on a special occasion and walked away feeling like “what in the hell did we just do?!?”

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

Dear rhcund 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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aharv
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We always love going to Benihana in SLC. This was an off night for the service and time frame. Usually everything is perfect and we will be back.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on December 20, 2021

Dear aharv 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The Benihana in SLC has been on a decline for a little while. Today we dined in and immediately noticed the lack of cleanliness. The carpet I don’t think has been vacuumed since Halloween. The stoves they cook your food on are covered in a thick layer of grease. Our cook cross contaminated our food and combined raw chicken and vegetables for our fried rice. Overall Benihana isn’t cheap and you want the experience to reflect the price. The food is still the same as always but the lack of cleanliness and education on how to prepare food is in serious need of addressing.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on December 15, 2021

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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KaraM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience. Friendly staff and so fun to see it all prepared.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on December 15, 2021

Dear KaraM Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family. 

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

“G” the chef is great!!!! “G” is the only reason I’m going back. Even though there was not any YumYum sauce “G” seasoned the food to perfection!!!! Manager was rude and snatched parking ticket out of my hand.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear JoeB Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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vipSuzy
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience and the food and service was awesome.

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT
Responded on December 14, 2021

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

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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 1750 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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