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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
not a good experience, will not go here again. go to tepanyaki instead, 100 times better. seems we went on an off day as my friend i was with loved it last time she was there, but it was enough of a disaster that i will never be back. we dine out at least a few times a week & this was one of the worst experiences i've ever had. from getting our appetizers about 45 min into our meal, to them not being very good by then, to my food not being cooked right & a waitress that had no clue & cook that didn't get along with her and the best part was the staff huddling around us like vultures trying to get rid of us while we were still trying to eat. this place needs help on tuesday nights!
Benihana is a great location for groups. Our chef was very talented and had some fun tricks. It is the perfect place for groups of 10 to get together and have a fun meal with entertainment and great conversation. The food was great, the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it and go back.
Our reservation was at 8:00 pm. When we showed up, we were told by the unpleasant host that even though we had a reservation, we would have to wait for our table because they were very busy. The upstairs was terribly uncomfortable...extremely hot, dirty (my feet stuck to the bathroom floor which had no towels), crowded and noisy. Our service was TERRIBLE! Among many other things (having to ask several times for things before getting up and asking someone else ourselves, being served another drink when we didn't ask for it), the server asked, "Do you need any boxes?" as soon as we began eating!!! Our cook was nice and gave it a decent effort, but was boring and seemed uninterested in what he was doing. Horrible, very expensive experience. I will never go back.
Overall great taste. Expect to pay for quality food. Maybe because they were busy that night but out of all the benihana's I've gone too this one felt rushed to leave while we were finishing our food. They started to clean the other side of our table and put menus. For that 3.5 stars.
Waitress could not get out orders correct and out in a timely manner. She even had the manager come over to our group and ask us to come up to the register and pay individually because they could not split up our bill correctly. Cook was awesome and food was great but service was poor.
Food was great. Steve was our chef and he did awesome. My lobster was cooked perfectly and the filet mignon melted in my mouth. I was pretty disappointed with the rest of the staff/servers. We made a reservation 3 weeks in advance and were still forced to wait 30 minutes, the host did not make us feel welcome in any way at all, she seemed more annoyed than pleased we were there. When we walked up and checked in she was playing brick breaker on her phone right in front of us.
We absolutely LOVED Benihana! We went for the first time to celebrate my husbands birthday. The chef was very energetic and entertaining and the food was AMAZING!! We recommend getting a side or two of the chicken fried rice :) We had the Sushi/Sashimi platter and it was perfect! Will definitely be back again and again!
While I still would recommend Benihana to friend, if given the choice due to location, I have had better service and not a wait time (especially having a reservation!) to be seated at Kobe in South Ogden.
As far as the food is concerned, both establishments produce excellent food!
Very poor service. Once seated we waited 15 minutes for a server. We arrive early for our reservation but took a party of 35 before us even though they did not have all their guests arrive. We actually were seated late even though we arrived prior to the party of 35. Both parties had a reservation at 8. Not likely to eat there again.
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