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.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Parking tickets are validated by our host.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Salt Lake City Ratings and Reviews
The food at Benihana's is amazing and we ...
The food at Benihana's is amazing and we enjoy to experience the skill of the chefs. We strongly recommend this restaurant to everyone and always share our experiences. Chef Luis has been #1 thus far! Thank you to everyone at Benihana's!!
Benihana was a great dinner date! My boy ...
Benihana was a great dinner date! My boyfriend and I got a gift card for Christmas and went as soon as we could. We are frequent diners of Timpanyaki, which is like Benihana but cheaper. The price was worth it. We though the food was better, more menu options, and the service was great at Benihana. I would highly recommend as long as you know it will be a spendy date!
We made reservation for 2.00 PM with Ope ...
We made reservation for 2.00 PM with Open Table. When we arrived the restaurant was closed. We saw people inside and another group of 6 arrived, all of us outside in the cold. Someone knocked and asked if they where going to open, the answer was that service started at 3.00 PM they let all of us in to wait. As soon as they where ready about 2.45 PM took the parties to the table. It is a classic Teppan restaurant with nice level of service and good enough food. Location is kind of odd, in an alley between some buildings. Teppan service in the second floor. The restaurant has to update their info with Open Table.
My family and I eat here a lot. This is ...
My family and I eat here a lot. This is the first time we have not been satisfied with the food. It had no taste, and my daughters chicken was pink inside. My steak had no flavor, and egg fried rice, was left because of no flavor. The cooks name started with a T, big guy that looked confused. The last time we had Mario, and it was great. You would think for over a hundred dollars for the three of us, it should be a lot better.
Stopped in for the Christmas special - t ...
Stopped in for the Christmas special - they were able to seat us early despite being about an hour ahead of our reservation. Our Chef was Tommy. Funny and personable. I'm always a little reserved about hitting up Benihana for the price point but when entertaining a group the floor show always makes up for pricier ticket. Overall it was a good experience.
We have gone to Benihana on Christmas Ev ...
We have gone to Benihana on Christmas Eve for over 20 years. Each year it has gotten busier and busier, and we found that it is now so crowded that they rush every aspect of the dinner.
This year was no exception, as we were given our bill literally before they brought us our dessert. I feel that they need to slow up the process just a little so that their customers can enjoy the entire experience.
One big disappointment this year was with the cleanliness of the restaurant. We arrived fairly early (5:30), and when we were seated there was food all over the floor. The edges of the cooking area were filthy as well. They tried to clean the floor a little, but it was pretty gross. Maybe they should consider tile instead of carpet?
Worse, the bathroom was totally flooded with water everywhere. I am glad I went in AFTER I ate, I literally could not have eaten otherwise.
I suppose most of my complaints occurred because of the busy holiday, but it was disheartening just the same.
This was a very new expirience for us. O ...
This was a very new expirience for us. One thing I didn't know about before going is that this was a 5 course meal. You should also have an open mind when eating here because there isn't much choice in most of the courses, the soup, salad, and shrimp are all the same, fried rice is available for extra money instead of white rice. Then there were quite a few options for the entrée and a few come with ice cream for dessert. one dissapointment was the terriakki chicken, the chicken was good, but when you add the sauce it just didn't have enough flavor to really make it good. However the salad was to die for even though I wasn't sure if I would like it. The chef was nice, but not nessisarily in his element, he lacked a bit in his theatricality. Also it was hard to have a conversation because of all the grill noises, and you share a table with others. But an overall nice expirience.
Cook was very professional, funny, his p ...
Cook was very professional, funny, his performance was outstanding!!! Everybody liked him a lot!
Waitress was not very patient, friendly, didn't ask everybody what they need. Her birthday song performance was not sincere: when she sang the song she wasn't even looking at me (birthday person), she didn't congratulate me, didn't offer to blow the candle. After all when we were discussing tips she said that we had to pay 20% because of the big party (10 people) and she said that the tip is going to be split for cook, her and other personal. We felt like paying big tip to the cook and not so big to the waitress and it should be our choice!
She forgot to offer me bonus for $30 meal for my birthday (I read about it on your web) and when I wanted to ask her about it she disappeared.
Overall, the food was great. Our waiter ...
Overall, the food was great. Our waiter was great and made sure that drinks were always full. We were sat quick, service was quick and the ambiance was overall great as well. The price is comparable to Teppanyaki or Kobe so expect to pay a little more than just a night out to eat. I will defiantly recommend!
Really really noisy and really crowded. ...
Really really noisy and really crowded. Don't expect to be able to have a conversation with anyone except the people sitting right next to you. They really pack the tables in there as tightly as possible, you feel cramped and squished the entire time.
The food was great though, lots of seafood and steak options. The filet mignon was really good.
We were not happy with the quality of fo ...
We were not happy with the quality of food and quantity of food for the cost overall. We were disappointed overall and we were hoping for a better experience especially on a special occasion that we celebrated with friends.
It's one of my favorite birthday places ...
It's one of my favorite birthday places and they give you a $30 coupon on your birthday Monday-Thursday for dinners. They have a great show while they cook your food in front of you! Definite must try at least once!
I hope this review gets back to the Mana ...
I hope this review gets back to the Manager, I have been in the food industry for 30 years. the food was great, the cook at our table did a very nice job. The waiter was not at all good. He needed to stop worrying about himself and worry about his customers. He was in a hurry from the start. We asked him about the menu and splitting a course. His answer was well I think the meals are pretty big. Huh.... come on. your Waiters need to understand your menu. He came out just after we had rec. our last session of meat and rice, not more than 2 mins. he comes out and ask's my son if he needs a box. Timing is every thing. we spent over 100 dollars and were not pleased with your service just because your waiter was not on his game. Lots of money for sup - par service. Hope he get's this feedback if not I would love to come in and give it to him in a development way. He was not good what so ever....
The entire experience of Benihana is the ...
The entire experience of Benihana is the show of your chef doing tricks and interacting/talking with you. Our chef did NOTHING but prepare our food (poorly). No talking, no tricks - except for the volcano onion, which he prepared quickly and silently without any flair and then dismantled without so much as a smile. He also did not prepare my food how I requested it - I can't tolerate much oil or butter - and my chicken was somehow both dry and oily.
The chef at the table next to us, meanwhile, was joking with the customers and flipping shrimp into their mouths while he spun tricks on the grill. Methinks we got the short straw in the deal. Even with a free birthday dinner, it was a huge waste of money.
My husband and I dined at the Salt Lake ...
My husband and I dined at the Salt Lake City Benihana on our first anniversary 33 years ago. We were seated aside a family with four children. We said to each other that night "someday we will bring our kids here." Fast forward three decades and we have four children that have celebrated birthdays and vacations in many many Benihana locations. It is consistently fun, delicious and a nice evening for our family. We have so many happy memories seated around the grill. Thank you.
I celebrated a friends birthday for dinn ...
I celebrated a friends birthday for dinner and she has extreme dietary needs/restrictions. The staff was very diligent in preparing the food correctly and being courteous with our needs. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you!
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