The Salt Lake Valley has many hotspots packed with outstanding restaurants. But without a doubt, Downtown is - by far - Salt Lake City’s most well-endowed sector when it comes to quantity, quality and variety of eateries. And though a few of Salt Lake City’s best restaurants are scattered across its expanses, you’re virtually guaranteed to enjoy top-rate food at any of these restaurants.
If you’d like to experience the best Mexican food anywhere around, head just slightly west of Downtown proper to the Red Iguana. In operation since 1985, this legendary restaurant serves enormous and incredible classic dishes, as well as their own Oaxacan moles - seven in all.
Perhaps you prefer sushi? Takashi, located in the heart of Downtown, serves gourmet, modern Japanese cuisine that rivals the best in any coastal metropolis. If you prefer cooked fish to raw fish, you have only to visit Takashi’s neighbor, the Market Street Grill.
If you need to reel it in a little - in terms of cash expenditures - you couldn’t ask for a better place to do it than Downtown. Here you can enjoy top-notch food for a fraction of the price that you’d pay at some restaurants. For unbeatable value, check out the Himalayan Kitchen or Chanon Thai.