$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Pagoda Restaurant SLC

Salt Lake City

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In a Nutshell

First opened in 1946, the pagoda-inspired eatery serves Japanese and Chinese entrees and sushi from a chef who spent time in Japan

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Expires Feb 20th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Reservations required on Friday and Saturday nights. Not valid for alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine

Some popular dishes include the sweet-aioli prawns appetizer ($6.95 on the lunch menu; $9.95 on the dinner menu) and combination dinners such as the beef teriyaki and shrimp tempura ($18.50). The sushi menu includes the head chef’s own East Brooklyn roll of spicy tuna, inari, and avocado ($7.95+) and the vegetarian avocado-cucumber roll ($4.95).

Pagoda Restaurant SLC

As the country recovered from World War II, Fujio Iwasaki was hard at work getting his eatery off the ground. Fearing a distinctly Japanese-style restaurant would not be well-received in uncertain times, Fujio added some Chinese items to the menu, and in the basement of the Colonial Hotel in 1946, Pagoda Restaurant SLC was born.

Today, the restaurant still delivers the classic Asian cuisine and sushi originally fashioned by Fujio, under the fresh guidance of head chef Jared Ekstrom and sushi chef Steve Nichol, who spent time in Japan as a tour guide and translator. The chefs lay out a smorgasbord of entrees such as miso sea bass and sushi such as the Baja Sunset, a Chef Steve original with spicy shrimp, cucumbers, and avocado crowned with fresh salmon and jalapeños.

Since moving to its current location, the eatery’s architecture has left as lasting an impression as the cuisine. A vertical sign stretches skyward, emblazoned with the word “Pagoda,” drawing the eye to a triangular rooftop that emulates the restaurant’s namesake structure.

Pagoda

As the country recovered from World War II, Fujio Iwasaki was hard at work getting his eatery off the ground. Fearing a distinctly Japanese-style restaurant would not be well-received in uncertain times, Fujio added some Chinese items to the menu, and in the basement of the Colonial Hotel in 1946, Pagoda was born.

Today, the restaurant still delivers the classic Asian cuisine and sushi originally fashioned by Fujio, under the fresh guidance of head chef Jared Ekstrom and sushi chef Steve Nichol, who spent time in Japan as a tour guide and translator. The chefs lay out a smorgasbord of entrees such as miso sea bass and sushi such as the Baja Sunset, a Chef Steve original with spicy shrimp, cucumbers, and avocado crowned with fresh salmon and jalapeños.

Since moving to its current location, the eatery’s architecture has left as lasting an impression as the cuisine. A vertical sign stretches skyward, emblazoned with the word “Pagoda,” drawing the eye to a triangular rooftop that emulates the restaurant’s namesake structure.


Reviews

The decor is just beautiful: relaxed, but upscale. The sushi was absolutely wonderful.

Kristy M., Yelp, 5/29/11

we'll be going back for more. The sushi was the BEST ANYWHERE. And, the atmosphere was comfortable and very beautiful. Love it!

Micpfi, Citysearch, 1/12/11

Tips

81% of 127 customers

  • “good food, nice atmostpher. good value”

  • “Good stuff”

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    Salt Lake City

    26 E St.

    Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

    801-355-8155

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