321 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8411140.762178 -111.891036
Monday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Rio Grande
Worst sushi ever – 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.
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.
I am 50/50 on Shogun – 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.
love love love shogun! – 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!
Great Food, Great Waitress, Slower Service – 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).
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..
And sometimes you have to wait a long time for your sushi rolls, though the restaurant is only half full.
There are some really great waitresses and they're the reason we love the atmosphere, not the lame boring music or cigarette smoke smell.
Its OK!!!!!! – 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!!!!!!
Creative rolls but pricey – 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!
I've been eating sushi in SLC for 16 years and Sho Gun is by far the best – 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.
Good sushi without the crowds – 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.
Shogun, saving yet another weekend night! – 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.
Fantasic Sushi, Bad service – 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!
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