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Best Asian Food in West Valley.
Banzai has been there since I was a child, I am 26 now. If the food was bad, then it would have been long gone like the countless others who competed with them. The infamous Hong Kong eventually went out of business, and they were considered the best, because they were.
As of right now, the Da Ming Express, formerly known as the Rice King, is the only competition around. The only other sushi competition as of right now is Buffet City. In comparison, your better off at Banzai, hands down. Although Buffet City has great weekend meals, such as seafood!
The sushi bar is excellent, and for the prices you got to love it. The other sushi bars who popped up(then out), had insane prices for so-so sushi, such as Cafe Trang, which disappeared real quick. In Salt Lake, there is much more competition, and way bigger places. But in West Valley, Banzai is #1, especially in Sushi.
Banzai gives 50% off if you eat inside the restaurant. If you get a California roll, that is 2 dollars for 7 pieces. Beat that at mcdonalds or betos.
The sushi chefs are extremely cool, and you can enjoy your sushi as though you were drinking with your bar keep.
They also do delivery to my house, which is also very convenient, although I just drive there and get the 10% off take out prices.
Over all the food is very good. The only thing Da Ming does better is the soup, like won-ton. As for their prices, they are great considering what you get.
Love the Sushi and the Sesame Chicken.
I've been going to Banzai for over 10 years now...
Was excited when they renovated and put in the sushi bar a while back.
I Always get the service I expect... yes sometimes they are busy so you need to be patient.
I have tried so many of their sushi rolls and love them all. (Philidelphia roll is one of my favs)
Ann always remembers me when I walk in through the door...
I think we may be doing sushi and chinese takeout tonight.
Amazing sushi at amazing prices!. I think my son and I found our new Tuesday night hangout. The sushi is amazing.... and half price Monday thru Wednesday!! Ozzy is an adorable and talented sushi chef..... We'll definately be going back again and again!
Bansai Teppan Yaki Restaurant.
Sushi Chef Ozzy is awesome. I visit the place everyother week for sure and I have to drive 120 miles to get there.
The fish is always very good and oz will make a long roll that will make your eye's bulge. Even though the sushi is out of this world, the chinese food is also excelent.
best chinese food.
I've been there a couple of times, and let me tell ya, their food is wonderful!!!, you would think panda express would be good for having chinese food, no your wrong! Banzai, has the most delicious, flavored food you can ever try, not only does panda has the same food, but banzai makes their food FRESH!!! once you place an order it is made fresh, not some food that just sits there a while, i mean would you really want a meal that just sits there under a light for a while ? i sure don't, Banzai is one of the best place to go have family dinner there, and believe me, food is great and freshly made.
O and SUSHI there is GREAT! WONDERFUL!, rolls are great and their happy hour is great too! Their rolls are also made fresh, and there's so many delicious roll !! one of the best and most popular roll that's VERy GOOD is the scallop roll, oh my, its so delicious you have to try it!
i like everything about that restaurant, i Highly recommended this place as being the best in chinese food,and sushi !!:) everything is made fresh and delicious!
and those who criticize on them, i seen how they manage their restaurant, and they do a very good job, people who hates and dislike- they must be impatient. once again i came on my visit best place to go... if your impatient of many ways and like to lie to get another free meal, this is not the place for you.
Worst customer service number 10. from a recent expeiernce with the restaurant i will no longer be a customer. They did not take care of this in a customer friendly way.
Worst Chinaman food south of the Canadian border!!!. Flew into Salt Lake late, so didn’t have much choice. Ordered the Mongolian beef and potstickers, all I can say is that Chinese food is better in Winnipeg that this tripe, stay away, stay very far away!!! The cheesy Chinese joints in NYC would be fire-bombed for serving such garbage!!! I’m still trying to receive a credit on my credit card!!! This wasn’t food; it was what happens when food goes wrong!!!
Save your money.
I have to start off by saying I eat anything and everything. I also have experiance cooking. I have a bachelors degree in culinary arts, worked in several 5 star resturaunts, and owned a successful catering company for 4 years before changing my career. I must also mention I LOVE using Chinese 5 Spice in my cooking.
I am new to the Salt Lake area and was excited to find an asian themed resturaunt so close to where I moved. I decided to give it a try my first night. The first thing that struck me was the odd smell inside the resturaunt. Smelled strongly of disinfectent. I ordered the beef teryaki and pot stickers, cause those are usually a safe bet. The pot stickers were ok, not as meaty as I expected them to be and they had an overdose of chinese 5 spice. The sauce served with them was acidic and salty, not pleasent at all. The beef teryaki was lacking on the beef, the vegitables were overcooked, and the sauce bland and soupy, again with an over abundance of 5 spice. The rice was a little funny tasting and dry as well. Regardless I was hungry and I took the leftovers home. The dumplings were better cold the next day and the teryaki was the same as it was the night before.
Going off my experiance as a chef I decided I'd give it another shot, just because sometimes flavors can be off if someone made a mistake, or for a huge number of other reasons.
The second time I decided to ask the girl at the counter what she suggested. When I walked in, I was again hit by that odd smell, but since I wasn't eating there I decided to press on. She suggested I try the mongolian chicken, so I ordered that with some fried wontons, and shrimp dumplings.
The shrimp dumplings were served on a bed of wilted, brown lettuce, with the same acidic/salty sauce. They were ok, but that was because they were more than likely bought frozen and not made there.
The fried wontons were ok(more than likely because they were fried), but still had the strong presence of 5 spice and a complete lack of flavor elsewhere.
The Mongolian chicken lacked all flavor, the vegtables were bad, and again the overwhelming presence of 5 spice.
That was the last time I will ever order from Banzai Teppan Yaki again. Save your money and go to the Little Cesars a few stores down. Sure it tastes like cardboard, but it's a heck of a lot better.
Trying to do too many things.
I don't want to rip on anybody else's opinion, but there is no way this is even remotely the best sushi anybody has ever had. It was barely a step above what you can get at Dan's or Smith's.
I think they are trying to do too many things. Clearly, sushi is not something they should be trying. The Pad Thai was not good. We've been on a quest to find really good Pad Thai and this was about the worst we've tried so far. It was really too bad, because it smelled great and was the least expensive of anywhere we tried and they don't charge extra for shrimp.
My dish, although it had fresh vegetables, had absolutely no flavor at all. It's like they're afraid of seasoning in the kitchen.
Overall, we tried takeout a long time ago and it was really good. After this experience it's safe to say we are not coming back.
We try to support local restaruants and it's nice to find small, family-run businesses, but it's just not worth it in the case of Banzai Teppan Yaki when there are so many others around. I'll spend the additional money and go to Teru Sushi next time.
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