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.
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
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!
I am a huge fan of tepanyaki food, but t ...
I am a huge fan of tepanyaki food, but this place was Chaotic. There is no samurai chef entertainment for lunch. So there is no point visiting a tepanyaki restaurant. Appetizers are not worth the price. Srimp appetizer has just 4 pieces of shrimp and costs $8.50. hibachi chicken was undercooked. Veggies had a lot of onion in it. Overall, a bad experience. I have visited atleast 10-12 tepan restaurants in different states in USA till now and this was the worst.
The food was overcooked and salty. The ...
The food was overcooked and salty. The chef was nice, but even my 5 year old boys were bored with the "show." The restaurant carpets were filthy from years of grease. I tried to air out my jacket outside for a couple days from the gross smell but I'll have to send it to the dry cleaners. All of that for $80 is absurd.
This was my first experience at a Beniha ...
This was my first experience at a Benihana. It was good, but not great. Even though I had a reservation we still had to wait at least 20 minutes. I was surprised by the amount of kids dining here and ended up seated next to some. Of course that is not something the restaurant can necessarily control, but it was definitely a lot more of a casual place than I expected. Maybe that's just because it's Utah. As for the food, again, it was good but not great. I have had better hibachi other places. It's nice that they still give you little bites of shrimp, as some places have discontinued that. But then the way they presented the sides was a bit odd. You just got some grilled zucchini, a pile of onions, and then rice in a separate bowl. I prefer when places give you a mix of vegetables together. I might go back some time if we don't find a better hibachi restaurant, since the price wasn't bad, but it's not at the top of my list.
I went there with my wife to celebrate m ...
I went there with my wife to celebrate my Birthday. We had a very good time. The other people at our "table" were nice fun people. The chef was wonderful and had a lot of fun. I had the Filet Mignon and Shrimp and it was prepared very well. The fried rice was well worth the extra $3.
This was my first time ever feeling rush ...
This was my first time ever feeling rushed dining at this location. I ate steak and chicken and my chicken wasn't cooked all the way through . So I had to set it aside . Although this did happen , I will be back of course, it's one of my favorite places to eat .
we went to celebrate a birthday on a tue ...
we went to celebrate a birthday on a tuesday night which we thought would make it less hectic. It was very hectic. Our server was slow and we went long periods of time without drinks. Typically we receive a coupon for the birthday but it hadnt shown up. When we asked about why, or what they could do for us they handed us a card to contact and the company was closed. The pic they took was terrible but by the time it was all said and done we were ready to hit the road. Usually we have a great experience but this was lacking. The food was good and the chef was lovely.
The dining area was almost full when I a ...
The dining area was almost full when I arrived for my reserved time. The manager advised I would have to wait for my express lunch. But a minute later, he found me a spot and I was able to order and get my meal within a half hour. The manager worked alongside the server (Maria) by bringing drinks and sides in order to service diners quickly. He was even bussing tables. The meal itself was alright. I ordered the hibachi steak and shrimp. The portions were very small. The vegetable portion was even smaller and did not include the carrots that have accompanied the zucchini and onions in the past. But, what I did get was tasty and seasoned well. On the whole, it was a good experience-I never had to wait for a refill and was in/out in less than an hour.
This location is nestled in the crevices ...
This location is nestled in the crevices of a few office buildings. The size of the restaurant is surprisingly large. The cleaning agent used to clean the grill however has a very pungent odor and several of the guests at my grill/table were coughing due to the fumes. The chef was entertaining however the food could use a bit more seasoning. The table side service was very good and timely.
Great food and very entertaining. The f ...
Great food and very entertaining. The food keeps coming from the time you sit down until your dinner is over. Prices are reasonable considering what you get and the fact that it is prepared right in front of you. Our chef, Louis, was super!
Great customer service from the hostess ...
Great customer service from the hostess to the chef that grilled our dinner for us! Our table had lot s of seafood ordered from scallop, salmon, and tuns and he cooked it perfectly! Nice clean restaurant with a great side section for non-teppanyaki meal. He was also very entertaining with his show with the onion rings stacked with a zucchini as steam come out like a train for a 6year old girl celebrating her birthday! Would definitely go back again!
We love going to Benihana, especially fo ...
We love going to Benihana, especially for birthdays. My only suggestion/complaint is the temperature. I know the grill is 450 degrees, but even in the wintertime I sweat to death. The A/C needs to be updated or upgraded. Other than that the food and entertainment value is great and we'll keep coming back.
Food was okay however they did not offer ...
Food was okay however they did not offer the type of sauces we like to add to hibachi cooked food. They only offered hot mustard or ginger and I don't care for either so will not go to a Benihana again. Did not use either sauce so food was very bland. Guess it is all in what you like but I would not recommend although it seemed like a nice place. Definitely over priced for what we got.
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