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Shogun Restaurant - 42 Reviews - 321 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (801) 364-7142

Shogun Restaurant

321 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 364-7142
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Shogun Restaurant - Salt Lake City, UT
Shogun Restaurant - Salt Lake City, UT
Shogun Restaurant - Salt Lake City, UT


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i'm not sure why the last review was so bad. My friends and I went to Shogun yesterday and had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant looked and smelled clean and our server was sup...


Last month I went Shogun, to get some California rolls and some Unagi. I was also craving Katsu Don. A dinner for four people, who all had the same thing came to 77 dollars. For ...

No wonder it's empty on a Friday night 5/13/2011

My friends and I just left Shogun and were pretty disappointed. The place was empty and our service was still awful. After I paid for a 9 dollar Sapporo, my bill wasn't even added up correctly. For a party of 3 she went ahead and added an 18 percent gratuity. The place is lame, if you're going to spend a bunch of money on okay sushi and drinks, at least go to Naked Fish or Ahh Sushi. more

???? 6/20/2010

i'm not sure why the last review was so bad. My friends and I went to Shogun yesterday and had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant looked and smelled clean and our server was super nice. My favorite roll was the Tiger roll and another roll that was deep fried and delishous. My friends and I didnt stay for happy hour but I hear they have some fresh in-house pot stickers for those who aren't the sushi type. Yummy! Pros: Sushi, tatami rooms more

Very sad..... 6/19/2010

I went to happy hours last night, and... It is as has been told before. Sadly. Slow service, even when I was one of the first ones there! Sushi was good, and who can complain at 1/2 off?\r Here's a shocker - I noticed today that they overcharged my card by $46.00! Pros: cheap rolls Cons: rude service more

Dirty place 6/19/2010

I'm form NYC and come to Salt Lake City alot on business. In NY we know what good customer service is and expect the same everywhere. Service is definately far from good in Shogun! The waiters are slow and tend to disapppear when you need them, and when you complain they show you thier bitchy attitudes.\r Sushi is not great either and after I saw a mouse under my table I was shocked!!!! And never coming beck there again! Pros: no Cons: Dirty slow service more

Happy Hour! 4/10/2010

My friends and I have been going to Shogun's happy hour for the last 3 weeks and can't get enough! There is a great crowd and I don't know if the DJ is there every night but he knows how to get people dancing. Last time we had dinner in those cute rooms where you take your shoes off and then waited for happy hour start. Great plan. Pros: late night sushi, fun crowd, great DJ Cons: it can get busy more

Great sushi, nice people!!! 2/22/2010

I am from Japan and have been living in Salt Lake City for 18 years. I went to Shogun first time last week. I LOVE their sushi rolls. My favorite is the deep-fried sushi. (One whole roll is fried up like tempra) I never had this before and yum yum…I loved it! There are many other creative rolls with interesting ingredients (which I never encountered in Japan). The salad dressing was very interesting too….I want the recipe…. Servers were nice and friendly. Thank you Shogun, I had a great dinning experience! I’ll be back! more

a bone fide smorgasborg of japanese restaurants 2/19/2010

This place was AWFUL. But please....allow me to start at the beginning so you can get the entire visceral experience. \r \r I was walking along Main street looking for a place to eat a random lunch one day and I passed by Shogun. \r \r Okay. Walk into the ""restaurant"" (if it can be called that). There's a young man and a woman who look up at me with expressions between ""What are YOU doing here?"" and ""Oh, crap. Now we have to work..."" I literally took a step back like...""Are"" before the young lady gathered herself and asked me to come in. I went to sushi bar and asked for a roll of some sort and some green tea. The roll (something like $11 or $12) was a shrunken, lop-sided mess. And when the server put it down, she whispered to me, ""we're closing at 2, just so you know."" The time being, at that point, 1:45. I commenced eating the roll because I was hungry and a hurry to leave. \r \r And now the crown jewel to this gorgeous flower-chain of flagitious dining events...what was previously 2 OBVIOUSLY unhappy co-workers has multiplied into about half a dozen. All sitting on the other side of the restaurant, eating what is presumably their own ill-prepared lunches speaking in very LOUD and animated Japanese to one another. That was the final straw. To say nothing of the awful, overpriced, food...what small semblance of ambiance was completely ruined by the very people whom I assume have vested interested in the success of that enterprise. \r \r What do you call a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with absolutely nothing good to offer? Shogun.\r \r more

Consistently great traditional Japanese 2/18/2010

My husband and I have been going to Shogun for years. We are treated very well and the food is consistently fresh and fabulous. There is an excellence that comes with many, many years of perfecting the art of Japanese food, presentation and service. Trent Alvey, SLC resident Pros: Fresh and Delicious more

Good Spirit, Good Times, Good Sushi & Great Sashimi 2/17/2010

Have been enjoying this Japanese Restaurant for over 25 years. At first, it was called ""Asakusa"" and was under the masterful tutelage of ""Chef Sempai."" The spirit of his culinary artistry was truly amazing. I still miss him, and to date, in my mind, no one has yet been able to fill his shoes. With that said, there still have been some very excellent sushi chefs at Shogun since that time, some of which have moved on to create their own notable local restaurants. Currently Head Chef Keisuke (kay-su-kee) is doing a great job creating fresh sushi and sashimi selections which I love to savor when I treat myself to a relaxing dining experience here. SLC has many japanese sushi restaurants, and because of that a competitive spirit has emerged that is providing our town with some very excellent choices. In my books, Shogun has always been one of them, and continues to be so. BTW - Late Night Happy Hours are a lot of fun! Thank you Chef Sempai... wherever you are... for your beautiful creations from the oceans & spirit that continue to live and unfold in our desert Salty City... Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita!!! Pros: Excellent Sushi and Sashimi, Traditional Style Interior Cons: Dated restrooms, No Saturday Lunch more

So not worth it 1/5/2010

Sushi - fish was tasteless and poorly cut. Rice was poorly seasoned, over-packed and warm.\r \r All the other fancy rolls looked like they were trying too hard. No flavor, no direction, no sense.\r \r My hot food arrived -- your standard shrimp tempura -- all batter and no shrimp. One of the worst Japanese lunches I've ever had.\r \r Avoid. Really. Especially since there are like 5 other, better sushi joints in a .25 mile radius.\r Pros: not crowded Cons: overpriced more

Worst sushi ever 1/4/2010

My boyfriend and I were walking from my apartment to his, decided what to do for dinner when we passed Shogun and he said ""Oh, I used to get sushi from here all the time!"" The sign outside the door says ""Happy Hour: half price sushi"" He was telling me how he and his roommate used to pick up sushi from there all the time, but they stopped and he couldn't remember how. As we were looking at the menu, deciding if we wanted to eat there/what to get, a couple walked out and told we HAD to eat there because it was so delicious.\r \r We ordered some rolls to split and I think he got a salad. When we got back to his apartment, we started eating. The sushi didn't look great, but you can't always tell from appearances. As soon as we started eating, he said ""Oh, I remember why we stopped eating from here."" Bad sushi is bad sushi. The fish looked dead. You know, when you eat sushi even if it's already dead you are not supposed to feel that fish is dead. I felt like it was dead 100 years ago. I had to get the check after one bite of tuna roll because I didn't want to get sick.Considering there are about 50 other places in the area to get sushi, there is NEVER a reason to go to this place. And forget the $6 you'll save because it's 50% off, this raw fish we're talking about, you don't want that to be messed up.\r \r Pros: - Cons: happy hour half price is not actually half price more

I am 50/50 on Shogun 9/5/2009

I enjoy going here to hang out at 11pm and get some alright sushi with my friends, the traditional tables are a lot of fun. It's an overall cool place, but waiting over an hour for 2 rolls, not super worth it. So if you have some free time and don't mind a wait...go here. Pros: happy hour is cheap, it's pretty good, fun place to hang out Cons: service kind of not so good, some employees not so nice more

love love love shogun! 6/25/2009

shogun is my favorite lunch spot. i work downtown and constantly crave their Vegas roll. the first time i went to happy hour it was packed and kind loud, but by the end of three sake bottles and a belly filled of yummy sushi my friends and i had a great girls night out and for a good price! Pros: tatami rooms! Vegas roll. more

Great Food, Great Waitress, Slower Service 5/20/2009

Shogun has been my favorite place for the last couple of years due to its great athmosphere, traditional Japanese decor ( ask to be seated in a booth) and nice & friendly waitresses(especially the girls from Eastern Europe). \r Their sushi used to be the best in town, but not anymore. They are still delicious, however every time I come the portions are getting smaller & smaller. That's disappointing, guys..\r And sometimes you have to wait a long time for your sushi rolls, though the restaurant is only half full. \r There are some really great waitresses and they're the reason we love the atmosphere, not the lame boring music or cigarette smoke smell. Pros: reasonable price, friendly waitresses Cons: small pieces of sushi, time can be an issue more

Its OK!!!!!! 5/20/2009

I moved from LA to Salt Lake City about a year ago and am a great fan of sushi,thats why coming to Shogun Restaurant has been a good experience to me. The prices are affordable, the atmosphere is really friendly,especially the professional servers that work there, and trying to do there best,except for the blond one. Sometimes its getting to annoying when you are trying to concentrate on your food and on the person that you have come with,and somebody is bothering you every five minutes,by asking different questions and than telling stories about herself! I must say that i was also very disappointed when i had to wait to get my food forever,the cooks and sushi chefs are really slow,no offense of course!!!!!! Pros: Good Sushi Cons: Cuold to be better more

Creative rolls but pricey 3/23/2009

I am in town on business, and chose this restaurant based on the reviews on this site. This restaurant was a decent place, but it definitely was more mediocre than I had expected from the reviews. They had some pretty creative rolls on the menu as well. I thought their selections were limited, their portions were quite small for the price, and the restaurant had an odd smell -- like a stuffy old bar. Despite the small portion sizes, I thought the food was of decent quality. I also enjoyed their atmosphere and their friendly service! Pros: atmosphere, creative rolls Cons: limited selections, small portion size, odd smell more

I've been eating sushi in SLC for 16 years and Sho Gun is by far the best 3/6/2009

Sho Gun is my favorite sushi restaurant in town. I love the authentic feel and the variety of seating styles. Sitting at the bar is a must so you can watch sushi chef Kesuke work his magic. The best rolls are the Mexico, Pray for Snow and Caterpillar. If you aren't into sushi their Unagi Don bowl is amazing. Pros: Great food, friendly chef, authentic feel Cons: Slow service more

Good sushi without the crowds 2/12/2009

The Shogun is a consistent favorite of mine. The sushi is good. The cooks are great and effecient with their work. The staff is friendly although the waitress' do need some occasional help discovering how to wait tables. If you don't mind smiliing and gently proding the waitrons this is a good choice. The rolls make up for it. Pros: Good selection of rolls, uncrowded, open late Cons: Spotty waitstaff, sake often luke warm more

Shogun, saving yet another weekend night! 12/10/2008

Being a 24 year old city girl, moving to Salt Lake was difficult till a friend took me to Shogun for a late night snack. While the streets were quiet, Shogun was packed with a young crowd. The stay warm roll and soft shell crab are AMAZING. You can tell that they use fresh quality fish which is important to a sushi fanatic. I personally love the traditional japanese feel of the place which you don't see anymore. And the japanese cartoons they play in the waiting room is fantastic! Shogun is a hidden SLC treasure that reminds me of my fav sushi spot in San Francisco. Those hipster would love this SLC hole in the wall sushi haven. Pros: Happy Hour, Sushi, Unique Cons: Parking more

Fantasic Sushi, Bad service 9/5/2008

My boyfriend and I recently tried Shogun and love it and have gone back several times since. Every time the sushi is amazing (and i didn't even like sushi before), but the service is always sub par. Our first waitress was cold and condescending, and the second didn't check on us once. We had to flag her down to even get more water and to order more food. I'm not a complainer but when we order really hot sushi it would be nice to have some water to go along with it. My boyfriend and i are in our late teens however we both look younger so maybe they think we're just bum teens and we're not going to tip well. Well I tip on how good the service is no matter how good or bad the food is. So Shogun keep expecting sub par tips from us if we keep getting sub par service. Good service= good tips! But other than that, great sushi! Pros: The sushi is amazing! Cons: Service, parking on the weekends. more
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  • The Scene
    Small tatami rooms are available in addition to open tables. You'll miss the best part of the restaurant, however, if you don't sit at the sushi bar. The sushi chef is a...

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  • Hours:

    Monday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Rio Grande