Benihana - Salt Lake City

4.5
1214 reviews
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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 200 South.
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TL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great - as always! Our chef wasn't very involved so that was a little disappointing. I know they try to get a full table but 8 adults crammed around the table is always a little uncomfortable, especially when there were several open tables the entire time we were there. Maybe considering seating 6 would be helpful to the dining experience.

BW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Just a reminder that the chefs shouldn't use alot of salt in the food.

DH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was fun. The chef could have been a little more lively

EH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We had a great time and enjoyed both the show and the food.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I'm giving 4 stars due to lousy parking not very handicap friendly. The birthday coupon for 30$ off cant be used on weekends that was a bummer. The food is great my lobster was a bit small for 40$ but tasted good. A bit pricey but we were expecting that. Good for the experience for a special occasion not good enough to make it for just a night out for the price.

GM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was very good but we were rushed off as soon as we finished. Would have liked to have had time to talk with our fellow guests.

TS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Its always fun to go to Benihana. I wish there was some interaction with us during our visit. The cook did cook but very little talking and just cooking.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cook Manny was amazing! It was my sister first time visiting Benihana’s. Even tho we where Manny's last table of the evening, he still manage to made us laugh and had a good time. He cooked my food just the way i like it. He was really talkative and funny.
The servers where also really friendly and nice. My sister is definitely going back.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy spending my birthday at Benihana ♥️

CW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing, it was easy to tell that the chef was having a good time. The waitress was on top of everything and it was a lot of fun. Definitely a place you want to dress up for. 10/10 will be coming back again!

g
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a little long for the chef to come out this time maybe they were short but once the chef showed up to cook it was great food and entertaining. Food as always tasted great and service was still awesome even with the delay.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only make it once a year to Benihana. We love it and look forward to it every time! Great service, fun atmosphere!

HH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, very good food and always a fun time

m
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Honestly, I was so disappointed. I've been to many japanese steakhouses with the grill and show. So I've been excited to come to Benihana for years. Finally, it happened. But I was underwhelmed by almost everything. Our server AND chef were both awkward. Our chef couldn't do the simple tricks. As if that wasn't enough, the food was not nearly as flavorful as other places I've been.

Considering how much money we paid for the meal, I'm confident I'll never return. It's clearly not worth the money.

AG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love the food and service but the areas around the table where very dirty. The tables that are unoccupied should be cleaned better. A lot of food still on the floor. Otherwise a great place to go for everyone.

CE
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My children were completely entertained! We discovered that my son likes shrimp!! Woo hoo! They ate everything. I thought the shrimp were actually overcooked, but they were still good. Ly was engaging and funny.

DJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I made reservations and then when we got there they tried to set us at 4 different. That were all full or did not have space for us. I took my cousin for her birthday I even told them it was her birthday and they didn't sing Happy Birthday to her. I spent 90 looking for a good experience, my cousin had never been. And we were very disappointed. Our Chef was not very entertaining. The waitress at our table did not listen to anything we had to request water and refills. I felt like she was being inconvenienced. Diana jacobs

AK
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Benihanas!! It is very expensive but for a special occasion it's worth it. You have to get the chicken fried rice! My favorite part.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Chef was wonderful. The food tasted good. Steak cooked just right. Seats are too close together.

SL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

They were rude and lacked the zest that Benihana is known for. The food was good and the cook was one of the best parts of the night.

m
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food/ great service. Recommend their floors and furniture get an update/ maybe remodel and will problably make the place even more excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The place is dirty and outdated the food was not good there wasn’t much of a show with the cooking which that’s what your paying for at this type of place. There are much better hibachi houses to eat at.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and it was amazing!

J
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual had a great time here. Food was wonderful and it was nice meeting and enjoying dinner with new friends!

MS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our chef was outstanding, he's cooked for us before and everytime we get him, he goes above and beyond to make sure we're enjoying ourselves. The service was a bit off this time, noticed a lot of new people and Monica who was our server was a bit slow removing plates from our table and on refills too, I had to ask her for forks for our salad and she was gone for most of the time we were there.

M
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great birthday dinner. The cook was outstanding and cooked everything perfect. Thank your for making my mothers bday so awesome!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience & amazing food!

SP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME FOOD, GREAT SERVICE AND PERFECT LOCATION. CANT WAIT TO GO BACK.

M
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Two times, a dirty plate was observed and staff was notified. One was an uncleaned plate with obvious food residue on it. The other was a sauce bowl with a crushed fly in it. In both cases, the plates were put back into circulation immediately, without cleaning. Sanitation standards or staff care is lacking.

AP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The food was great as always. But this location is in desperate need of a make over. Carpet is literally thread bare. Railings completely worn out. Just needs a remodel. Atmosphere doesn’t make it feel like a nice dining experience.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic show, great service, great value, and so much more. Went with 8 family members and we have more than enough room for all of us. Would definitely recommend.

YH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Benihana’s for dinner as a family, our absolute favorite chef is chef Rogelio we always ask for him when we go and so should everyone else!

AM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is a cozy place. Each table seats 8, so there is plenty of room for a typical party. It is also easy to make new acquaintances at your table.

JG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was good!

MB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from both our server and our chef! It was a great experience for my mom's birthday.

J
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We haven’t been to this location in many years. The food was good...the staff was excellent....but the restaurant is a disaster. Seriously needs a remodel....and I think because of that it almost felt dirty. I hope that wasn’t the case.

n
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food cooked to order in front of you. Good menu selection.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El mejor servicio en cada visita, a mi en lo personal es uno de mis lugares favoritos y a mi familia le encanta

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AH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elena and Rogelio were awesome Great service

DA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and very good environment. Server wad very helpful

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