About Benihana - Salt Lake City

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.

165 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm,
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
W.200 South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 322-2421

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/saltlakecity-ut-sl

Parking Details:
Parking tickets are validated by our host.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Salt Lake City Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
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Good for a Date (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Casual (15)
Kid-friendly (9)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Romantic (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great but had to wait a while

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Was wonderful! Haven’t been to a habachi grill that good in many many years!!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Cool place with good food. Great for family and friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always entertaing, good tasting food, leisurely eating and opportunities to interact with other diners at the table make for a fun time.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

location a bit outdated and could use some sprucing up. Staff keep the energy up which was good. It's not a place I would consider going back to unless was another birthday. Food was good, service was good. Not sure much else to say about it. They validate parking.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Benihana is a regular for our daughter’s birthdays. Always a fun experience and the food and service are consistently good.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent, I wish I could remember the chefs name. I love this place

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great restruant was clean. We will definitely go again sometime. The Chef was amazing he had an upbeat personality I felt bad for all the other tables that didnt get him.
My only complaint was the charge for the fried rice. It was appreared to be included with the meal. We were asked if we wanted sreamed or fried. Once we got the bill our party of 3 was charged about $15 more for that. I feel like for fried rice that wasn't stellar was way over priced. It would have been nice to see additional charge on the menu as well.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

First time here, probably won’t go back . Not impressed , mediocre food.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We haven't been disappointed with the food and almost every time we go the service is amazing. I say almost because there have been a few times the waiter doesn't come by to refill drinks, etc.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our family always has a great time at Benihana's. The children and grand children love the atmosphere and the show that the chef always puts on. The food is fresh, cooked perfectly and the conversation is always wonderful because of the seating and the atmosphere provided by Benihana's . This is a regular for all of our family.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Seemed to lack personal attention. Portions smaller than expected.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Loved our experience as a family for dinner here. It's a must if you want an amazing experience.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The open table next to ours was so noisy with adults and kids screaming and talking very loud that our dining experience was the worst in years! Why in the world would Benihana's management allow such behavior? Two different couples who were seated at our table asked to be moved. If only our party would have done the same, perhaps we might of been able to have a conversation. My partner seated next to me was unable to converse with me!! We kept hoping they would leave, but they stayed on and on after all the dishes were removed. Again,
why would management not asked them to PLEASE keep the noise down? So, not only was the noise ridiculous but then we had to pay an enormous sum for our dinner. Benihana's has lost our future business and we will be sure to pass on our dining experience with everyone we know. But on the bright side, Benihana's will get to host the same or similar group of noisy, inconsiderate people again and again because they didn't ask them to quiet down. Gosh, they may have gotten their "feelings" hurt. Never mind our ridiculous expensive dining experience.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

I love coming here!! Its was my birthday an you guys did amazing. The only down fall was we sat so close to each other we all felt squished.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing, I love the chefs, I feel bad that my son wasn't having a good night and kind of made it hard for my family and the entire rest of the table to enjoy, but still a great experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

the food was delicious food! The atmosphere was great. Fantastic night out!

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was great

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

When they seated us ask for a bottle of wine he said what kind I ask for a sweet wine I wasn’t sure if I want to Chardonnay or any other kind of wine I just wanted a sweet wine and I depended on him to help me find it but he shrugged me off as if I was a burden after the chef came out and started making the food it was only me and my girlfriend but he decided to make a third plate I thought that they would give me the third plate after I was done But he went on to say that the chef needed to eat too but I didn’t understand that because I had pay for the full meal so it was like I was being taken advantage of if I paid for a full meal I expect to have a leftover stew when I leave then after the rude customer service he expected to tip and took out his percentage I told him I didn’t want to tip him Because of the rude service but I ended up leaving six dollars Ive eatin there before but I’ve never had a bad experience until this time

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

My wife and I have been to multiple Benihana locations across the country, and although our experience at the SLC location has not always been the absolute best, this past occasion was one of our favorites. The service, led by Maria, was spectacular. Maria was friendly and helpful. Also, our chef was the best we ever had. Steve was entertaining and humorous, but most of all, a talented chef. Our food was the most delicious we have ever had at Benihana. Will be back soon!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Tom our chef was awesome. He was funny and asked how we wanted our food! It was so good. He did different tricks and jokes then what we usually get.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We celebrated my birthday and it was such a fun experience. This time it was just my husband and me. Last time we had 11 family members. Each visit was equally fun, entertaining and the food was delicious. I had scallops, shrimp and lobster this time. The lobster was cooked the best ever as were the scallops. Shrimp was pretty good as well. My husband had a big steak that was cooked exactly as he requested. The generous portions were enough to take half home for the next evening. Our server and chef were great. Chef did some tricks we hadn't seen before. The server even took our photo to mark the occasion and it is a pretty good photo.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The services was okay, despite all of us having to keep asking for things as refills and other stuff. The food wasn’t delicious

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We just arrive in the US with the family and we loved the restaurant with its mix of colours, smells of differents foods. We loved everything: the cook was gret so as the waitress.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Kid-friendly
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Generally, the food was good. Our shrimp tempura appetizer was cold when it came out. Normally I would say something, but the server was so busy and we rarely saw her. Doubt I will go back there, I will stick to Bonzai in Sandy.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our service was great. Everyone was very helpful the food was really done to perfection. We will come again.Everyone was very helpful my husband is handicapped and they made sure he was well taken care of. They even let him use the elevator which was great. Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Love this place

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent service. We always like BENIHANA . Always a perfect choice :)

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The staff was super friendly!! The food was great! A lot of fun

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

I have been a customer of Benihana for 35+ years and have always a great experience except for this time. The overall atmosphere was disappointing. I live in Idaho and whenever I get to Salt Lake City, Benihana is the first place we always have dinner. My favorite being the Benihana Special. Other than a volcano our cook did not real show of talent. The food was not prepared as it has in the past leaving the food tasting bland. I had more enjoyment of watching other tables interact with their chef and watching the show they were getting. I raved to my friend the experience we would get and I totally disappointed her expectations as both our bills were nearly $50.00 each which normally would have been worth the price but I would had we gotten the experience I had become use to. I don't know if I can bring myself to return now as I don't want to pay a lot of money for something I'm not going to enjoy.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Love the food. It does seem that the vegetable portions are getting smaller, though.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love this place. Every time I travel to Salt Lake this is a must. Great food and atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We made a reservation for 7:00 and weren't seated for 45 minutes. Others waiting there had been waiting for over an hour. Waiter was not very friendly, and the food was mediocre, which was a huge surprise. No flavor. We just may have had the (im)perfect storm? Very disappointing for how much money we spent $$$$.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 11, 2017

I visit Benihana every year for my birthday. It's entertaining for children and adults watching them cook your food right in front of you. Not to mention that it tastes great and even my son who is a very picky eater tried the food and liked it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love going here. Hadn't been in two years and didn't realized how much I missed it. Will be going back soon.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We where surprised to get reservations as it was last minute and their was a huge convention in town. The food was great. We had a fairly new chef so a lot of the entertainment during the food preparation was so,so, but as always the food was good. A little pricey, but good. Will definitely go back. Wish they would do something for dessert other than just ice cream.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food and the service was great. The bathrooms were decussating. Very disappointed. Called to talk to the manager but he didn't have time to talk to me because he was doing inventory. He did call me back. Not sure if this situation will change. Will go again but will check the bathrooms first. If they are as bad as they were the night we ate there we will leave.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food is beyond delicious!! I had steak with my meal for the first time and it was so good and tender. I could have cut through it with a butter knife. The taste was so good. We love the entertainment that the chefs perform during the meal. Always visit when my husband is in town. You will enjoy the food and atmosphere!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Tommy our chef and Fabian our server were fabulous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was good, the service was great, very very very hot in the restaurant! Great cook & service however, the meal says $?? Then you receive your bill; they give you a crap salad & soup that they don't tell you they are charging an extra $3 for ea, also give you chicken fried rice that they also charge you an extra $3.50 for, that they don't explain. So now we are an extra $9 in per person that you were not even aware of.

Tags: Casual
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