Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT

4.5
1581 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Staff temperature check required
What 1581 people are saying
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nbj3
Salt Lake City
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and most entertaining! The chicken fried rice is excellent.

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JenniferP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner. Food was amazing and our cook was fun!

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DavidM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place is very hard to find especially at night. We drove around the block 3-4 times before we saw a little sign on the sidewalk. It is behind a bunch of other buildings and there is no lighted street sign to help. The food and everything else was very good.

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Marie
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for my husband's birthday dinner at this location. We were in town visiting from another state and were happy to find a Benihana there. We don't have one in the area we live in. I used a birthday certificate for this dinner and it was great. Everything was great, food, service and the birthday ice cream. It's a popular place so it was a bit noisy but we still enjoyed our dinner date there.

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kahchow
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAAAAZING!!! Delicious!!!! FUN!!! cooked perfectly!!! MY FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

It took 45 min for the chef to come to the table!

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NephiD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Benihana was very entertaining and also delicious. This is one of my favorite places to go out for fun on a first date.

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TanyaG
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We had a wonderful time. Our chef was very entertaining! Always enjoy this place.

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AudreyJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our waitress was lovely. Our chef was fun. The front desk customer service was rude. We came in to celebrate our sons birthday and weren’t able to use the kids birthday program (even though we had signed up) because we hadn’t receive confirmation yet. We didn’t know it could take up to 2 weeks. We thought the restaurant would be accommodating but they were not. In fact they were dismissive and rude. It wasn’t a busy night. It’s not like they didn’t have the ability to make a little effort but they had a very ‘could care less’ attitude. It could have put a huge damper on the night because our son was excited to get some special attention and a birthday mug, but fortunately our waitress was nice and our cook was entertaining and our son is super easy going. Over-all had a fun time but probably won’t be back to celebrate special occasions any time soon.

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RebekaS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good but it was not Covid conscious and sat multiple parties at the same cooktop.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic as usual!

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Teresa
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great night. Food is a little pricy but it’s worth it for once in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Never did get rice. (Pretty basic part of our meal) Never had our water (our only drink) refilled in the 90 minutes we were at the table. Didn’t see our waitress for at least 30 minutes, then when we asked for check, after 15 minutes, we had to ask the manager for it. Filets were fatty. Cook was fun and enjoyable, but that was it. We’ve gone to this restaurant 10-15 times and this was by far the worst experience even giving everyone a break for issues with covid in the world. Sad.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner for our daughter!

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vipMunch
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Server seemed new. Could have been better

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Shelby
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

First and last time for me. Everything took longer than normal, they comped everyone a free appetizer which was nice but it didn’t make up for waiting 1.5 hours for the main course. Everything else was so/so, nothing too exciting or different from our local, non-high end hibachi restaurant.

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JenniferD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to celebrate with my family! So good!

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Shari
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual. We had a great time celebrating a birthday.

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JasonL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Honestly, disappointing visit this time. We go to this location about 2 or 3 times a year but this time around we must have had a new chef. She struggled through the preparation of the food. I felt bad for her so we didn’t say anything but for $150+ meal, I didn’t walk away as happy as I normally do. Steak and shrimp was as good as always, but the noodles and rice were way off and didn’t taste the same. I’ll go again. This was the first time we have gone that were left a little unimpressed. Everyone has an off day, guess we were there to witness it this time.

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vipRANDALLS
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food.

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Chelle
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My family and I have eaten at Benihana before and it was great. The food, service, everything. This resent visit didn't meet the expectations from our previous visit. The steak wasn't season well, it lacked flavor. I don't know if he used the garlic butter or regular butter. We also got a few plates with food residue. It was busy that day, full house. I would recommend Benihana on the weekday if its not as busy as the weekends.

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mandyg
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites place to dine in at always good with everything! And Chef O’brien Is our favorite!!!

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Bluedoor
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We sat and waited on our 9:30 reservation time for about 30 minutes. We started noticing people coming in for their 10 pm time. When we asked about how long the wait might be we were told we “were already seated” lol. The girl seemed very confused and told us to go ask someone else what we should do. She was the hostess and had a headset to talk to managers. The rest of the experience was “ok”.

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Tash
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, the ambiance fun and the price felt just right for what we received.

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Cassi
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a timely manner and ordered quickly. Refills were super fast. Our chef, I think his name was Orian, was friendly and funny and everything was cooked perfectly.

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Cristina
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday here and had an absolute wonderful time. They were able to get us in sooner than our original reservation and had great service, an awesome show of talent from our chef, and amazingly delicious food. Highly recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I used to love this place. It’s really went downhill this past year.

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KarenB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun dining with gluten free options for those with celiac disease. The chef “show” adds to the celebratory vibe.

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KiaraA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ,the young lady who served us was amazing

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MarkC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. A little pricey but worth a special occasion such as a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! had a wonderful birthday dinner with my boyfriend and his family!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday and it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Didn’t live up to most Benihana location experienced. Chef was great, but service was subpar unfortunately. Probably won’t go back to this one.

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Sevi
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose our chef was awesome and kept our table entertained the entire time!

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JKasey82
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It had been a few decades since the last visit to Benihana. It was a great experience this time, the food was excellent. The only down side was the time it took for our meals. It was an unusually busy night according to the chef. All in all, a great time was had by all. We intend to return soon...

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ShellyJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The waitress, chef and food were awesome! The only bad thing was that we sat at the table for an hour before the chef came.

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AimeeS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! The food, the entertainment, the service, always top notch!

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WeBe
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had never been to Benihana and was very excited to go for the first time. Not exactly what I was expecting, as it was more crowded than I expected and super noisy. But it was fantastic. The food was delicious and Ramon, our Chefertainer for the evening was amazing!

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AliciaK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Emperor something or other, it was DELICIOUS. And the sherbet for dessert was honestly the best. Loved our cook, he was super funny and made the whole thing an incredible experience!

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Julie
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you are a table of 2 plan on waiting over an hour to be helped. Our chef was inexperienced and things flew across the grill on numerous occasions. The orders were incorrect and then our food burned when he left the table 4+ times to correct things. Do not recommend!

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Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT is rated 4.5 stars by 1581 OpenTable diners.

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

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