Provo >Food & Dining > Tepanyaki Japanese Steakhouse
1240 N State St, Provo, UT | Directions 8460440.251008 -111.666916
Mon. - Fri. 4am - 10pm;Sat. - Sun. 3am - 10:30pm
Tepanyaki – Tepenyaki steakhouse does have good food. But it is extremely exspensive. You can go to your corner sushi place and get food that tastes just as good for cheaper. It is a nice place to take a date because they cook infront of you, but to go on a weekly basis i would hit up a local sushi bar
BAD MANAGEMENT AND HORRIBLE SANITATION!!! – I would have to agree with meganr15, their sanitation level is very low, and that is why I will never go to Tepanyaki again. My reason for not going ever again is because I saw and smelled cigarettes being smoked by the chiefs in the back while they were cutting the meat!!! (been there last week)
Also another point to add is that I realized that they have lost a lot of great servers, I have ask to the servers there why people are quitting, and the servers that are there reply back by saying, management is horrible, and I would not be surprised. To us customers it seems all perfect to us but what I saw was unspeakable and unbelievable. I saw the owner/manager (I think his name was Sam) grab an employees cell phone and throw it on the ground! Of course it broke and to my surprise the server did not yell back for it, all I heard from Sam was, "If you do not like what I did, get out!" Sure the employee was in the wrong of bringing out the cell phone but it did not seem to me that the employee was calling anyone maybe he was checking what time it was? I really do not know what you all think but I do not think that it gives a manager rights to break one of the employees cell phone.
All in all those are my comments and thoughts and that this place should be inspected by the department of health and the labor work force.
Worst experience of my life – Tepanyaki has been one of my favorite restaurants until Saturday. My husband and I were there for our first anniversary. I was happily eating my noodles when I bit down on something that was not chewable. So, I took it out of my mouth and put it in my napkin and found that it was a used band-aid. I was freaking out! The hostess didn't really seem to think it was that big of a deal and still tried to charge my husband for his food. I can't believe I held my food down, I wish I hadn't. This completely ruined my anniversary! I am terribly disgusted and am still gagging over this experience.
Food is incredible, portions are big, chefs are fun and professional, service is good. LOVE IT! – This is one of my favorite restaurants. The chefs have always been very professional and fun and I've eaten here many times. The steak and shrimp is excellent, the veggies included with every meal are amazing, and I really like everything I've ordered. Its so delicious! If you don't enjoy eating with strangers, bring six to ten people to avert the occasional possibility of sitting with bratty toddlers or annoying red necks. For me,its never been a problem, but I can see how some people who want a private dining experience could be annoyed.
Note that some of the negative reviews posted are not for the restaurant in Provo.
TERRIBLE – My friend and I dined here about a week ago, and it was, honestly, the worst dining experience of my life. We were sat next to a group of young people, which was fine, except for the fact that the chef was more interested in impressing them than doing his job. He swore constantly, got every single order at the table wrong, and at one point, even used one of the cooking sauces as his 'you know what', and sqirting it all over the table. Even the young people at the table who he was trying to impress were disgusted. That is the last time I will ever waste that much time or money on Tepanyaki.
Best Noodles!! – We visit Tepanyaki somewhat frequently. You just can't get better noodles (well maybe outside this Utah bubble I live in, but...) You get a ton of food (I can never finish) and the atmosphere is fun. It's like dinner and entertainment in one (if you get the right chef).
Worst restaraunt experience ever – The worst hostess ever is working here at Tepanyaki in Lehi. She rolls her eyes at customers, doesn't listen and even yells and argues w/ the customer at the top of her lungs . That was our experience. I am not exagerrating! We wanted sushi but she wouldnt let us sit at the sushi bar. She said we had to sit at the hibachi, For sushi? Bizarre!
Authentic Japanese hibachi cooking, where the food preparation is also the entertainment. – The Scene
Tepanyaki's palatial feel belies the fact that dining here is an intimate, interactive experience. Simple elegance defines the decor, and the space is bright and open. Each table seats about eight and comes with a personal chef who prepares food in front of delighted guests. Trained in the art of hibachi cooking, chefs serve as impromptu performance artists, amazing diners with kitchen acrobatics, sleight-of-hand and grill-assisted pyrotechnics.
Before the chef gets started, order some appetizers. Shrimp tempura and vegetables are light and refreshing; gyoza (Japanese dumplings) are rich and savory. Skip the overly dressed salad. Upgrade from plain steamed rice that comes with entrees to either fried rice or fried noodles with vegetables. The choice of steak cut varies in price, but because of the exotic sauces and seasoning used in hibachi preparation, every cut tastes equally great, so there's no need to splurge on filet mignon.
Awesome Japanese – I absolutely LOVED this place. This was the first time I went, they threw shrimp in everyone's mouths, it's a lot like Benihana, but not as bright, definitely not as crowded, and you can understand your waitress better. The food was a LOT better, and you definitely go home either very stuffed, or with lots of leftovers! And Benihana's is like $25 a plate, Tepanyaki is like $15 a plate and it's better. I will definitely be going again! (And you don't smell like the food! LOL) Also, they give you a nice bright HOT fire show on your grill. :)
Food, fun and adventure. – I loved Tepanyaki. The service was quick and the food was great. Our chef had the best attitude and was so much fun. He made our dining experience excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great meal and great entertainment.
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