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

Benihana - Salt Lake City, UT

4.2
4.2
1827 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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Booked 57 times today

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, Takeout, Wine

Menu

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What 1,827 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Utah

    Most Booked

  • Salt Lake City

    Kid Friendly

  • Salt Lake City

    Good for Groups

  • Salt Lake City

    Most Booked

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  1. SP

    SaraP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service wad good. We waited awhile for our food to finally be prepared, but when our cook came to our table he didn't disappoint with a great show. My steak was cooked perfect!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded today

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

  2. JC

    JoshuaC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Chef, Tommy, was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! Could not have asked for a better Birthday Celebration!!! Great experience!!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded 1 day ago

    Dear JoshuaC We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  3. AM

    AnaM

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service. Good energy. Great food as always.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded 1 day ago

    Dear AnaM On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

  4. d

    dbjackmd

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Hard sometimes to provide the appropriate requests from the customers

  5. JH

    JustinH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    A little disappointing that our chicken and scallops were overdone and dry and the quality of the scallops was only fair. They turned out to be the size of a quarter at best, but the filet was excellent. Service was great and the chef had just the right amount of interaction for the table.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded 2 days ago

    Dear JustinH We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    The service was good but the food was just so so!! Way to much salt on everything for our liking! Also the place needs a good cleaning!! Definitely not that good of a place!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded 2 days ago

    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.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love the food!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded today

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

  8. LS

    LindaS

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day. It was absolutely incredible!!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded today

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

  9. BM

    BrianneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time at dinner, our server and Chef Ana were both amazing!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded 7 days ago

    Dear BrianneM Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

  10. RH

    RayH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a fun time taking the family to Benihana for dinner. The experience was good, a little pricy for what we got, compared to other places, but was a fun night.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded today

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

  11. C

    Cathy

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very fun place for a celebration. They did an excellent job of handling our food allergies and the fried rice was amazing!! Ask for Ricky Rice!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded today

    Dear Cathy Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

  12. RB

    ReneeB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Made reservations for 7:15. We were seated about 7:30 but due to a lack of chefs, had to wait quite a while to get dinner started. Waitress was good. Tommy the Chef did an awesome job.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on May 9, 2022

    Dear ReneeB 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.

  13. M

    Mercedes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time, and everything was delicious as usual!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on May 10, 2022

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

  14. TP

    TameraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Service was well organized. Perfect menu options for EVERYONE. Clean. I loved how the cook interacted with our group and involved all of us with their show of flipping ingredients and demonstrating onion fire show.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on May 4, 2022

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

  15. KH

    KentH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Soup and salad were great. Chicken and steak are a wonderful combination.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on May 4, 2022

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

  16. DF

    DFKB

    Salt Lake City

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We Always Enjoy Benihana! Amazing Food! Great and Fun Chef! Jack, Our Server, Was Awesome, probably the best service we've had here! We'll Be Back!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on May 3, 2022

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

  17. MT

    MTerry

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    This visit was terrible. We go to Benihana frequently and will not be returning. No one turned on the table and we had to wait 20 minutes for that to heat up while our food was just sitting. The veggies were all extremely old and wilted and the chef didn't cook the food right. Super disappointing especially for the price you pay. We won’t be returning any time soon

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 29, 2022

    Dear MTerry 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.

  18. SC

    ShawnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here to celebrate the birthdays of several family members who happen to be born in the same month. It's a little difficult to find, you're not going to accidentally stumble across it... but the food and the experience was great. (A little on the pricey side, but I knew that going in.)

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on May 2, 2022

    Dear ShawnC We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  19. C

    Cocoutah

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Scallops were the cheap cookie cutter, not real scallops. Brought it to the manager’s attention and he agreed that they were using up the old scallops. Wow. No offer to make it right.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 25, 2022

    Dear Cocoutah 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.

  20. SL

    SuzL

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The waitress was MIA most of the time. We had to keep getting up to go get her. The food took FOREVER. The food was really good but the service and staff lacked.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 25, 2022

    Dear SuzL 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.

  21. IM

    IrisMariaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Ricky Rice so much that we would ask for him when we come back.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 26, 2022

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

  22. BJ

    BillyJoeRayBob

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Reservation was for 6:30 . . . It was 8:00 before our chef actually arrived and started cooking our meal. Thus, we spent 3 hours eating, etc. I know labor is difficult right now, but this was excessive, even considering that. Food was okay. Prices are getting out of hand . . .

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 21, 2022

    Dear BillyJoeRayBob 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

  23. JA

    JackA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A little on the costly side and the wait time was too long.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 19, 2022

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

  24. JM

    JMDOUT

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    Good food, but you need to request no "butter" if you do not want margarine on your food. This birthday visit was not what you normally expect when you are going for the show. A full table was seated right before us and right after us, but we got to be the "fortunate" one to be seated with a regular who comes in about 4 times a week and stays on his phone until he is served. He had nothing but negative things to say about our chef and his cooking. Our chef was wonderful and we tried to focus on him because I am sure it was just as disheartening to him as well to not have a full table to preform for. Thank goodness his next table was fun and having a great time. Do not know why that patron doesn't eat downstairs if he doesn't want the show. We have looked forward each year to who will be sitting at our table for we have had wonderful encounters with the other guests. If something like this ever happens again, we will go downstairs.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 25, 2022

    Dear JMDOUT 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.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Benihana offers consistent quality day after day and location to location. The food is always good but never outstanding. There are many local Japanese restaurants that offer better sushi and better Japanese style entrées. The chef cooks at your table always putting on an outstanding show! There’s a very good selection of wine, beer, and sake. Definitely a fun place to bring children or friends for special occasions. Just don’t go there thinking it’s authentic outstanding Japanese food.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 18, 2022

    Dear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were amazing! Best lunch date we’ve had in awhile.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 18, 2022

    Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  27. GP

    GregP

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1

    Hibachi grill needed cleaning. Chef was very quiet and the restaurant was very loud. Food tasted good but probably won’t return for price and cleanliness

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 13, 2022

    Dear GregP 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

  28. GT

    GlobalTraveler

    Salt Lake City

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We always have fun at Benihana, and this occasion met expectations. We were celebrating a significant milestone with my son and his friends. He picked Benihana as a good place for a group. It kind of is, but the seating arrangement on a busy night like the Saturday we were there makes it hard to talk to everyone, plus we were in a back corner that felt like it was one too many cooktops shoved into too little space. Our server and chef were great. We enjoyed the banter with them. The food, after more than a couple of visits recently, is pretty plain and can be mediocre. Prices are a bit high, but I figure it is entertainment as much as food. We'll go again, I am sure. The kids seem to like it. People who go there know what they are getting.

  29. a

    angiew

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Want a fun delish place to eat? Look no further - Benihana is the BEST :)

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 12, 2022

    Dear angiew Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

  30. H

    Happy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved our chef! So much fun, and delicious too!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 12, 2022

    Dear Happy We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  31. JK

    JKasey82

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to get personalized meals. We joined the birthday offer, and go at least twice a year. Excellent food prepared right in front of you. We love it.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 12, 2022

    Dear JKasey82 Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  32. M

    Meardle

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    It was great overall. Seems to take a lot longer nowadays. Service is a bit slow but not terrible. We come a couple times a year and will continue to do so.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 12, 2022

    Dear Meardle Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

  33. JC

    JanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful food...but wish the portions were bigger.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 12, 2022

    Dear JanC Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

  34. A

    Alli

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We absolutely loved our chef Ricki Rice!

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 5, 2022

    Dear Alli Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

  35. TL

    TLC3

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were celebrating a birthday. Had a great time. Staff was friendly and the food was great.

  36. LH

    LeahH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Our experience was great until it seemed like our table was forgotten. From the time we sat down until the chef came to our table to start our meal was an hour and 20 minutes! Our server seemed inattentive or busy somewhere else. I looked around for her and when she came to the table she asked “do you need something?” in a less than friendly tone of voice. Our chef was fun and the food was delicious! Hopefully next time we have better service.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 6, 2022

    Dear LeahH 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

  37. SL

    SLCfoodie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Experience was fun, but food was mediocre. Go with friends.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 5, 2022

    Dear SLCfoodie Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

  38. EA

    EricA

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We never actually got to eat dinner - someone either gave our reservation to another party or cancelled it. Then the staff refused to correct the problem by working us in for dinner, in spite of our email proof that we had made the reservation on Open Table. My birthday dinner with friends was ruined.

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 6, 2022

    Dear EricA 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.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    we had to wait over an hour after our reserved time after i called ahead letting them know we just got married, it was frustrating as they weren’t busy and the restaurant was mostly empty..

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on April 11, 2022

    Dear Guest 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. 

  40. SJ

    SoniJ

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Due to COVID it had been a few years since we had been there. It didn’t disappoint, food seemed even better than before

    Benihana - Salt Lake City, UTResponded on March 31, 2022

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

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

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 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 1827 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 57 times today
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, Takeout, Wine

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