About Benihana - Salt Lake City
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.
Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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 Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Salt Lake City Ratings and Reviews
Always good. We are here again for my bi ...
Always good. We are here again for my birthday and we are always impressed.
Amazing food great staff and the restaur ...
Amazing food great staff and the restaurant is beautiful
We went for my husbands birthday and it ...
We went for my husbands birthday and it was sweltering hot. The waitress didn't get three people's orders correct and forgot it was my husbands birthday but managed to remember someone else's at the table. We've been here before but it's becoming not really worth the money charged. Also, if your going to offer a birthday meal to club members, you should let it be used any day of the week you're open.
I hate when I pay for a premium drink an ...
I hate when I pay for a premium drink and don't get refills until it's almost time to leave. I get that the lunch crowd got busy, but, if that is the case, either reduce the price of your drinks so I don't feel more cheated, or, at least comp it if you can't keep up with reasonable service. Beyond that faux pas, the rest of the service wasn't terrible. What was terrible was the food portion. Usually, I get a nice blend of veggies (the carrot/onion/zucchini), but, this time, I got almost a half onion, no carrot and about 5 pieces of zucchini. That wasn't the worst part...I ordered the steak and shrimp combo meal. I counted the meat and shrimp. I had 11 small pieces of steak and 6 half pieces of shrimp (so, basically, 3 medium pieces cut in half to make it look like there was more on the plate. Nevermind the fact that they were cold and rubbery when they were served... Really wish they would be consistent with their portions. Some days, it's great; other days, it was like today. The only thing one can rely on is the rice portion, because they put it in the little bowl, so it's uniform. Otherwise, it really is beginning to be a gamble to eat at Benihana.
the food was good we were seated quickly ...
the food was good we were seated quickly and the chef that prepared our food was fun!
Fun and Relaxing
Really good food, fun atmosphere, great service and reasonable prices. Dinner takes a while to prepare and serve, so be prepared for 90 to 120 minutes after being seated.
Benihana's food does not disappoint !
Great food, good service, fun atmosphere! But be prepared...we went on a cool, almost cold rainy day, but the temperature in the restaurant upstairs - where our table was - was at least 85 degrees. They turned on the air twice during the hour and a half we were there, which was great- but they only left it on for two or three minutes each time. Be prepared to be overheated during dinner.
All of the menu items are perfectly matc ...
All of the menu items are perfectly matched. The food and seasonings uses are delicious!
Great night out with family
The experience was great. Having your food cooked right in front of you was awesome. The food was very fresh and cooked just the way we asked for it. The server was very accommodating. We had our glasses refilled regularly. It was fun to sit next to another couple who was celebrating a birthday as well. We cant wait until we can join you again. I love the big cat display as you enter the restaurant. The greeter was very friendly. Please keep us in formed if you have any specials that come about. Thank you
Best Japanese Hibachi
All other hibachi type restaurants try to imitate the original and nothing even compares!
Awesome dinner and a fun atmosphere prob ...
Awesome dinner and a fun atmosphere probably one of the best Hibachi style restaurants I've ever been to!
Food and service was amazing!! Most defi ...
Food and service was amazing!! Most definitely will return
Great for Birthdays!
We like to come for birthday's. Service is great and it's always a crowd pleaser.
Wonderful good cooked while watching
Love the food at Benihana. The food cant get any fresher than receiving it the second it comes off the grill. I don't know that any food choice would be a bad one. Everything I have every ordered there tastes very good. My only complaint is that we ordered a salmon dish that is served with noodles. The noodles were put on the grill at the same time as the salmon. The noodles were done within a couple minutes while the salmon took some time to finish cooking. So by the time the salmon was done, the noodles were cold.
Less show, more quality
The show was toned down a bit from previous experiences, but the menu was enhanced from my last visit (a while ago), and the food quality was excellent.
Outstanding as always. Food was great, service excellent.
Food was great, better than similar dining experiences. Hostess was young and a bit short. Had to wait almost 20 min past reservation time. Overall, I would go again preferably with a larger group.
A good place to dine in Salt Lake
The food was good. The chef was entertaining. It is fun to go with people you know or if you are out going you can make new friends.
We were in Salt Lake for a trade show with a group of 7 employees. This was a great option for a good fun meal that didn't break the bank. The food was good and so was the service.
Great Food and Atmosphere
I would highly recommend eating here. The food is fantastic, and the chefs are top notch.
Noisy and hot, but the food was great!
We have been to Benihana many times over the years, so we are veterans. We have been to this location once before. We arrived just about 15 minutes before our reservation and we were asked to wait. We went into the sushi area to order a drink. When we were taken upstairs it was really noisy and really hot. We asked if the air could be turned down and we were told it already was. There was a huge table of children running around and making a lot of noise. Eventually the manager came over and asked them to sit back down. Our waiter seemed to be having some trouble that night. We each ordered an extra fried rice to take home, and that was not communicated to the chef. One of our dinners wasn't communicated to the chef, and had to be cooked at the end of the meal when I spotted the problem. Overall, it was a fun night, but the small problems really stood out to us.
Way too hot! Need better AC. Was not an ...
Way too hot! Need better AC. Was not an enjoyable dinner. Food was good but the heat killed my appetite.
Live chef is always fun, fun to meet new ...
Live chef is always fun, fun to meet new people if you go with a smaller group.
We had a great experience tonight. The s ...
We had a great experience tonight. The service was great and so was the food. We definitely will go back again.
Our waitress was great! We took our 3 ye ...
Our waitress was great! We took our 3 year old niece for the first time and the waitress came back with extra maraschino cherries just for her. I think it made her night. Even with the cool volcano, I think the cherries were her favorite part. For the rest of us, the food was awesome.
The sushi chef that talked to us while w ...
The sushi chef that talked to us while we waited for my party was super nice and we ended up giving him a piece of cake. Our hibachi chef was super nice and made for a great dinner show. Thank you!
Good food and service, not easily accessible.
The food and service were wonderful, however, the actual dining area is upstairs and there was no way, at least not provided to my group and me, to transport my child's stroller up to the dining area. If is preferred that children are not brought, that should be mentioned. I also wondered how someone in a wheelchair or with a physical disability would be able to dine in this location? Also, it was extremely hot in the dining area. We were very anxious to get out of there because we were literally sweating. Other than those things, I would recommend as long as you are not trying to bring a child with you.
Fresh and Entertaining
Benihana is always a great experience for our family and friends. The food is always fresh and the preparation of it in front of the guests makes it great fun for all of us. The service is always courteous and on the spot with drinks filled as soon as they are empty and additional requests taken care of quickly. Highly recommend Benihana of Salt Lake City if you want a completely satisfying experience for all ages.
Delicious food and always a fun atmosphe ...
Delicious food and always a fun atmosphere! We love Benihana for special occasions.
Amazing food and had a great time with m ...
Amazing food and had a great time with my family. I made a reservation and they had our table ready for us when we walked in. I am recommending this place for any occasion. I have a 4 yr old and a 10 yr old and my kids loved it. They are really good with checking if we were in need of anything else great service
The restaurant was loud & the service was too slow
The restaurant was very loud & the service started good, but then it took a very long time to get our chef to come to our table to make our food. Our soup & salads were gone & then we had to wait another 15 before we even saw the chef. Everyone at our table was grumbling & very irritated. We were there to celebrate a birthday. They took our photo & then made us wait another 15 minutes after we were done eating to receive our photo. :( I was not impressed especially being that the meals were very expensive. :(
Fun birthday dinner
We came here for my husband's birthday with three small children ages seven and under. We had a great time and the food was delicious.
I was super dissatisfied, for the amount I spent, I would expect a kind server. The server was not kind and I had to wait extra long for any help And often more than twice. I did not appreciate the feeling that I was somehow annoying her by my being there. I brought my 15 year old and 10 year old to celebrate my birthday and the server basically did less than the bare minimum for us. However the three oriental ladies that sat on the other end from us received smiles and their check and their service long before we did and they came after us. Just because the server would not take care of our basic needs. Water refills were slow for me and didn't even happen for my 10 year old even after she asked. I thought for sure that by bringing my girls here they would love it so much they would pick Benihana for the place they would want me to take them for their birthday dinners. However they also were unimpressed because they also care about how the servers make them feel when we go out to eat. After this experience I don't think I want to go to Benihana again. Also, they are supposed to do a picture for you for your birthday and the server was like, "oh, you want a picture?" With a tone begging me to say, oh never mind if it's too much trouble. And when I said, yes I really would like one she seemed put out. They served me half nowls of rice, because they "ran out" and said I can get you more if you really want it later. I said, "I will want it please bring me more when it is ready." I then had to ask when my rice was gone for more. She acted irritated that I asked. She is bring me two bowls of rice. But then looked at me weird. It wasn't my fault they ran out of rice and what does rice really cost like $.25 a bowl tops?!? Really?!? I was so disappointed...
A Little Dissapointed...
We are regulars at Benihana in SLC and we love the food. This last time we went though I was proposing to my girlfriend later that night and the experience there left something to be desired. Our waiter wasn't very attentive, she got our order wrong and then she argued that she had it right when we told her. I love this restaurant but wasn't overally impressed the last time I went.
Very poor service
If I were to base this review solely on the latest dine, I would not feel comfortable recommending Benihana to anyone. Unfortunately, I happened to bring a guest with me who found the experience so stressful, she said she won't be back. Our server did not know the menu, or what sashimi was, even after the cook tried to explain it. It took about five minutes to explain to him that she simply wanted all salmon on her sashimi instead of any other fish. I ordered the express lunch, but it wasn't done until it was almost time for me to leave, almost an hour later. It was extremely awkward for my guest to eat her lunch in front of me while I waited for my meal. When the meal finally came, it was not like it usually is--the portions of everything (especially the vegetables) were smaller than normal. I won't go into everything that was wrong with this service; suffice it to say that it was substandard in every way. To try to make things right, the manager on duty comped my meal, which was very much appreciated since I had to scarf it down in about ten minutes so I could get back to work on time. So, basing this review on this particular service, I wouldn't be back or encourage anyone else to eat here. However, I eat here often, and can say that the service is normally very good; the food portions are fine for the money (although, the portions seem larger when the men cook versus the lady), and I almost never have any complaints. I hope this was a one-time thing.
Good food, great show.
Had the deluxe treat. It was great. Not much else to say. Show was good too.
Best chateaubriand we had at a Benihana. ...
Best chateaubriand we had at a Benihana. We've been to many.
Great Show and Good Food
High quality food with a great 'show' and provide a great level of entertainment at the hibachi tables. I have been to several Benihana's and the more fun and banter you have with them, the better the show and presentation. So if you don't have a party of 8 you will be sharing the table with others that may dictate the dinner ambience. Unfortunately, we had a group of 4 teenagers ("spoiled") that were with us and another couple. The teenagers were downers and I don't think they tipped at all - but that's a whole other story (lack of respect and entitled - Daddy paid for his son and date and the other two) We went on a Friday night (Valentine's weekend), so it was busy and noisy, but that's pretty much the norm. Highly recommend to get reservations prior or you could wait for a longer period of time. Our reservation was at 8:00 pm and they were pretty much right on time getting us seated; which is always a bonus. If you go at least once a year, I would recommend signing up for the Chef's table promotion - you get a $30 gift certificate to use in your birthday month. Definitely a bonus there. Overall, I would recommend Benihana's as a fun evening with friends and family. We'll be back again with my $30 gift certificate in hand!
We did arrive a little early for our res ...
We did arrive a little early for our reservation and was seated right away. Our service was excellent. We were not rushed to order and received exactly what we ordered, was not disappointed. The atmosphere was fun and enjoyable, I would say very entertaining. I look forward in returning again and trying other menu items.
One of my favorites
I always love visiting benihanas. Lunch is good but I especially love the dinner atmosphere. Great place to take someone who has never been to something like it. Food is wonderful. I dream of the salad dressing and sauces and garlic butter yum!
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