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
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
Food and service is great. I have always ...
Food and service is great. I have always had a good experience here except for this last time. They have one table that is off to the side which provides a little more privacy but there is no air conditioning at this specific table. IT WAS SO HOT! Everyone was miserable and sweating for the full 2 hours we were there. Stepping outside into the 90 degree heat felt refreshing after sitting in there for 2 hours. Go to Benihana's but just request to not sit at that table.
The food was great! The only issue was t ...
The food was great! The only issue was the heat. It was super hot inside the restaurant which took away from the experience. I will hesitate to go back in the summer due to the heat.
This was our fourth trip to Benihana in ...
This was our fourth trip to Benihana in four months. ( Nancy has been our waitress every time and we love her!!!!). It's safe to say it's one of our favorite places. My husband and I have been together for 31 years and have been coming here for as many years. The food is always delicious! There has not been one time that we were disappointed.
We have dined several times in Benihanas ...
We have dined several times in Benihanas in London UK,and also New York and generally had a good experience - it has been a family favourite for birthday celebrations for our kids. This was well below par. The quality of the meat and fish was lower than those other locations, and the seating was very close together, and the ceiling low, which along with less than adequate extractors fabs made it very warm.
The Salt Lake location was a little diff ...
The Salt Lake location was a little difficult to find, but once we did it was a great time. The service was cheerful and efficient. The hibachi cook was funny and delightful. It was the perfect way to celebrate that day.
Not so romantic
The staff and food was good, but we went for our 10th anniversary and was sat with a family with 4 kids. The mom and dad were yelling at their kids the whole time, not too romantic and fun for us. Next time maybe not make a couple sit with a big family that takes up a whole table on their own.
Fantastic Food - A lot of Fun!
The food at Benihana is fantastic, and it's served with the chef cooking it right in front of you. The chefs are skilled and are entertaining as well.
Benihana is the place to go.
Over the past 30 years my family has chosen Benihana's as the place to go to celebrate birthdays, graduations and taking out of town guest. This tradition has been past down to the fourth generation of our family. We can't get enough of the salad with the special dressing or the mushroom soup yum! The chicken fried rice is the best. It's always entertaining to see the chef's do their tricks while preparing our food that is delicious every single time. The added bonus is that we now get a birthday certificate when we sign up for the chef table. This is my favorite restaurant.
It was good
Our chef could have been a lot better and more fun and involving with us. Did not really do much
Good to be back
My wife and I hadn't been to Benihana in a long time. It was great to experience it again. Part of the reason to return is that we'll be making our first visit to Japan this fall. The waitress (Nancy) and the cook (Tommy) did a great job, and made the evening special. The food was well prepared, and the show was good - as always. Thanks a lot.
Service to Help, Not Hinder
My husband and I came to Benihana's because our friend told us about it. I had never even heard of Benihana before, and was excited to experience it. We really enjoyed ourselves, but we were frustrated when we left. Our waitress upon ordering didn't like what my husband chose and told him to get something else(not in a pleasant way). After that she insisted we have rice, we passed, but she insisted and we reluctantly accepted. Although the food she gave us was amazing, we were not happy with how she forced it on us. Upon paying she singled us out again (after collecting everyone's bills) by looking only at ours and then complaining about how we didn't give her a big enough tip. Isn't it OUR job to say how much we should give, not her? We were quite embarrassed because it was out loud so that people could hear her. We did not leave Benihana's feeling happy or pleased with our experience because of her attitude towards us. We would like to come again, but not if we have service like what we had received.
Excellent food and great service!! I cou ...
Excellent food and great service!! I could eat there every day!!
Good time, great food, fun atmosphere! ...
Good time, great food, fun atmosphere! Menu is comprehensive, with many good seafood, chicken, beef, and vegetarian choices. Service is always very good.
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.
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!
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