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Benihana - Salt Lake City

4.3
837 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

BANZAI HOUR:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 322-2421
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W.200 South
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Parking details
Parking tickets are validated by our host.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 837 People Are Saying
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great over all great meal and an amazing show

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

I told our server I had a shell fish allergy and she said my food would be prepared separately, it was not. It was cooked with shellfish on the table, I was sick for the next 2 days.
Their prices are ridiculous, I paid $95 to be super sick for 2 days.
The restaurant itself is not very clean, the menu prices do not reflect the ambience inside.
I’d recommend steering clear of this restaurant.

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1.0Dined 5 days ago

We were seated at a table alone, then sent a chef who was new and not very good. The food was not seasoned at all, and although the chef was very friendly, he did not know how to cook the meat and had to ask us several times.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The experience was overall a very pleasant and enjoyable one. Food was OUTSTANDING and we had such a fun chef! Everyone was very polite. Sharing a table with strangers is always awkward so better to come with a big group and have a table to yourself (so you avoid listening to a vegan spout out to her friend the whole meal about misinformed politics and such). However, the table is ridiculously small and with almost no elbow room, so be prepared. Hard to eat without bumping the people next to you so, again, come with a big group you know so it’s less awkward. Overall a fun experience, well worth the delicious food, but the table and seating situation was too awkward to feel comfortable coming regularly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food and service was amazing. Great for a date made the night perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our choice for b-days and anniversaries. Great food. Get to meet other people and share a common experience. Noise not too loud. Little cramped for eating and crowded (busy) but fun.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First let me say, we arrived later than our reservation however the parking lot closest to the restaurant was not available and we had to walk a good distance to go there.

Upon arrival they checked us in without so much as a “you’re late and will have to wait” ... we were seated in the lobby not realizing our reservation.had been given away. After about 30 minutes my daughter finally asked what was going on. We had seats at the symphony and needed to be done by 7:15. We were told the next table was ours. Another 30 minutes passed before we were able to be seated.

We have eaten at Benihana in too many locations to count, but this experience was by far the worst. The chef was not up to par in terms of his cooking skills and his tricks need a bit of practice. He was, however very good with service. He remembered who didn’t eat vegetables and was mindful not to put them on those plates. He was kind enough and funny enough, he just over salted and over cooked most of our meal. The female waitress was everything you’d expect from a Benihana server. She was excellent.

Overall I spent about $150 on a meal that was not anywhere close to worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delicious as always. Great cooks and entertainment 😁

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Building was old and run down. Carpet was disgusting. Chef was not very engaging/entertaining as other locations. Food was excellent and service was fantastic so that helped!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The service was great. The food overall was okay, some food were overcook.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The prices here are quite a bit above other Japanese places we have been in Salt Lake. The mixed drinks were horrible and the sodas were flat. The server messed up a few of our items. The chef at our table was the only one who seemed like he knew what he was doing. Very loud. Be prepared to spend money and come out smelling like grease.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Daughters birthday and Easter celebration

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I booked reservations for my husbands birthday. Our waiter ever even mention his birthday nor acknowledged it. I was extremely disappointed. She didn't ask us if we were celebrating a special occasion but I specifically mentioned it on my reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Really enjoyed our time here. Our chef was entertaining. The food was fabulous. My only complaint is that we made a reservation for 6pm. We arrived a bit early (maybe 1/2 hour). We asked if we could be seated early as there were MANY walk-ins just being taken to a seat. The hostess at the front was very disengaged. She pretty much ignored us for at least fifteen minutes. My husband then approached her again and asked if we could be seated as a walk-in. She looked at us very oddly and said "go upstairs...it's your turn now". We just found it strange. The remainder of the evening was wonderful once we got past her rudeness. It is a bit more pricey than I would normally choose for a family evening out, but we were on vacation and decided to splurge a bit. My teenage daughter really enjoyed the chef. He was fun and engaging.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service. It was my first time there and i love it.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very very disappointed in our service and dinner at Benihana's. I was in town from Texas visiting my family and made 2 reservations for 12 people. We were celebrating my moms and sons birthdays and thought it would be fun to have dinner here together. We arrived at 515 for our reservation at 530 and were quickly told that our party would not be able to sit at tables next to each other. However earlier that I week I called and specifically told them we would need 8 at one table and 4 at another and they said sure that won't be a problem. I spoke to the manager who was incredibly rude and not accommodating at all. I told him the situation and that we had 2 birthdays, I called earlier that week, and that I lived in Texas but he didn't care. He said we could wait 30 minutes to an hour for 2 tables next to each other but couldn't guarantee it. We ended up being split into 2 groups of 6 with 3 random people at each of our tables and sitting nowhere near each other. Our service was mediocre. We got our salads the same time as our veggies and our fried rice the same time as our meat which I've been to Benihana's several times and this is not the order. We never got drink refills, our chefs didn't do any special tricks and I had 3 kids under the age of 7 at our table. We waved to my mom across the room who was also celebrating her birthday. I got charged for miso soup in place of the mushroom one which they always just substitute for us. We had our birthday pictures taken separately and finished at different times. It was a very expensive dinner for the service and food we had. At the end they validated our parking but didn't give us enough stickers so we still had to pay $4 which is also super frustrating after the experience we had. I won't ever be going back to Benihana's again, very very disappointing for our family dinner celebration.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very very disappointed in our service and dinner at Benihana's. I was in town from Texas visiting my family and made 2 reservations for 12 people. We were celebrating my moms and sons birthdays and thought it would be fun to have dinner here together. We arrived at 515 for our reservation at 530 and were quickly told that our party would not be able to sit at tables next to each other. However earlier that I week I called and specifically told them we would need 8 at one table and 4 at another and they said sure that won't be a problem. I spoke to the manager who was incredibly rude and not accommodating at all. I told him the situation and that we had 2 birthdays, I called earlier that week, and that I lived in Texas but he didn't care. He said we could wait 30 minutes to an hour for 2 tables next to each other but couldn't guarantee it. We ended up being split into 2 groups of 6 with 3 random people at each of our tables and sitting nowhere near each other. Our service was mediocre. We got our salads the same time as our veggies and our fried rice the same time as our meat which I've been to Benihana's several times and this is not the order. We never got drink refills, our chefs didn't do any special tricks and I had 3 kids under the age of 7 at our table. We waved to my mom across the room who was also celebrating her birthday. I got charged for miso soup in place of the mushroom one which they always just substitute for us. We had our birthday pictures taken separately and finished at different times. It was a very expensive dinner for the service and food we had. At the end they validated our parking but didn't give us enough stickers so we still had to pay $4 which is also super frustrating after the experience we had. I won't ever be going back to Benihana's again, very very disappointing for our family dinner celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was so good!!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The Chef was rude and threw the food into the plate spilling a majority onto the table.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This has been our favorite Benihana, yet the waiter was forgot to put our drink orders in and our food orders in multiple times. The manager ended up giving our table a generous discount as our food was not started until 50 minutes after we sat down. Even after the waiter messed up, he did nothing to improve what how he was serving us.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Benihana is always a great place to dine. Tonight was better than the last several times we have been there because Rogelio was an exceptionally fun chef. He is very talented and brought more of a party atmosphere to the table.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Smoky and loud and crowed

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was phenomenal

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server did a fantastic job, the meal was excellent at every course and uh its an overall great way to stay in shape

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always such a great experience! You never leave hungry! Service is always on point making sure you have everything you need and the chef’s always make your food perfect!!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We come here for every birthday for the benihana picture. This round we didn’t get the picture and the food was only mediocre unlike other visits. Typically great service and food. Must have been an off night

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food was great and waiter was fantastic. Our chef on the other hand was completely boring, you couldn't hear him at all. Just not the show I expected. Very dissapointed.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

It’s always a great experience even if you are dinning with others at your table.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The great food and fantastic service is spoiled by the dirty, worn, smelly carpets. Holly cow, it looks like they needed to replace the carpets years ago. As you walk in and go up the stairs you notice a musty dirty carpet smell, and you can clearly see how old and worn they are. Ambiance? The first impression coming in the door kind of kills that.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Every thing was good except they put 5 adults in a space for 4. Disappointing given the fact reservations were made.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The venue seemed dirty and run down including dirty cook tops with lots of crumbs and goo in the corners and edges. The cooks were less than enthusiastic and the food mediocre. Why aren't Japanese steakhouses successful in SLC like they are other cities? Lack of staff training or bad wages?

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was a fun night out with good friends to celebrate a wedding. The food is great, same with the service. Quite pricey, but great for special occasions! And you can't beat the show by the chef cooking at your table!!! Definitely highly recommend Benihana!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome food and experience! Always have a good time here

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Had a business lunch here. We all had a great time. The food was great service was great. Love the atmosphere and ambiance. Definitely will do it again. Can't wait to come back for the 5 or 6 course dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Had a great birthday dinner at Benihana. Parking downtown is always kind of a pain in winter, but it was worth the walk. My daughter loved it. Its great for kids since they are entertained the entire time.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

It was ca great place for my son's first birthday. He was entertained by the cook and the food too

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Went there for my son's birthday with a bunch of friends. Great food. Chef was very engaging.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food and atmosphere! Went with friends for lunch and had a wonderful time.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Unfortunately this visit was a regret! Instead of creating a great dining experience they chose to fill our table over capacity, we couldn’t even reach our plates or eat our meal with out hitting each other. I would expect this as a walk in, but I had made reservations a week prior. I guess I had higher expectations from what was supposed to be a higher end establishment.

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