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Aqua Terra Steak + Sushi, Salt Lake City, UT

Aqua Terra Steak + Sushi

4.4
4.4
185 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Aqua Terra Steak + Sushi blends inspiration rooted in the land and waters of the Pacific Northwest with the mountainous surroundings of Salt Lake City. We believe in offering crafted dining experiences that pay homage to regional proteins, honor our past, innovate our present, and inspire the future of curated dining. Aqua Terra Steak + Sushi delivers premium steak and wild game cuts, a wide range of sushi, omakase, and crispy rice, an array of classic and sake cocktails, and a curated wine list in an alluring yet approachable atmosphere. Inspired by the nature surrounding Salt Lake City, the restaurant's aesthetic embodies the color palette of the mountain ranges, waters, and forests of the region, while the menu features classic cuts of beef, mountain-influenced game, and a contemporary sushi program focused on ocean-fresh sashimi and nigiri, contemporary rolls, and crispy rice.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (385) 261-2244
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Main St between S Temple and 100 S
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Stop ID: TX128002 is 75ft away to the south and Stop ID: TX128001 is less than a half mile to the north.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

Noise • Moderate

185 Reviews
  1. ChylsieG

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it will be going back again. Food was amazing 🤩

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  2. CHRISS

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Had thanksgiving pre-fixed menu. Definitely a lot of food! Food was good and going to come back to try regular menu.

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  3. Facade

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an incredible Thanksgiving experience end to end. The staff went out of their way to make us feel special. The food was high end. I will definitely be back!

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  4. Stevo

    Salt Lake City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was very good. Our third time eating here. We brought company which also enjoyed the food. The only downside is we ordered a sushi roll as an appetizer but was very surprised when our meal appeared 30 seconds after our sushi was served.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Limited sushi menu and no hot sake was disappointing. Food was overpriced and pretentious.The service was good.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, appetizers, and dinner was amazing.

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  7. CharlesD

    Salt Lake City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taylor F, our waitress, was excellent helping us through the menu

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  8. MoMo

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely date night with the Mr. Stunning decor, our server was outstanding!!! We waiting to try this place after they worked out any kinks. Mainly wanting to try the sushi dishes. We started off with Caesar salad, nice bright dressing, and the yellowtail hamachi. That was amazing, could use more of the dressing though, we only had a tiny bit on the dish. We then went for the skinny salmon roll, baked oysters and Chu Toro( our favorite for the evening) We both had cocktails, Mr. Did the treasure chest which is a smoker old fashioned that comes in a smoke filled chest. I had the Royalty and it was nice and refreshing. We will def be back to try the main entrees next time and different items.

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on November 12, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each dish was prepared to look and taste amazing. I loved the presentation. They add a delightful eye and taste bud experience.

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on October 31, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  10. juliec

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We had an early meal, not sure if that was why it was so brightly lit but it was distracting. I do wish they’d seat adults without children separate from families with young children, totally detracts from the ambiance. I was surprised that we were given boxes for leftovers and not boxed by the server as what I usually experience when dining at higher end restaurants. The food was very good however due to the issues I’ve addressed I’m not sure I’ll return.

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  11. Drew

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    My filet was way overdone and the server recommended the crisp rice and they were terrible. Good server is all I can say positive about the place

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was excited to try this place for lunch because we enjoyed it over the holidays for dinner last year. We requested a table near the trees and the decor really added to our experience. The service and the food did not disappoint. The Papardelle with grilled shrimp, steak and frites, crunchy Chu Toro & Ultimate Tuna roll were all amazing! Don’t miss the crispy brussels sprouts, and the truffle fries as well.  We can’t wait to go back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    My partner and I attended to celebrate our anniversary. The service was phenomenal, but unfortunately the main courses and sides were quite disappointing. The website gives a smooth/sexy ambience, but the restaurant itself felt very bright and sterile—more like an Olive Garden than anything else. Perhaps we misjudged the restaurant based on the menu, prices, and online photos, but this was not what we expected. We did appreciate the wait staff’s kindness and the comped dessert for our anniversary, but will not return for another meal.

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  14. Rachel

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for an anniversary lunch and it was delicious! It was reasonably priced (for a nicer restaurant) but felt special due to the ambiance and decor. Will definitely go back for a dinner date

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on October 6, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  15. KenY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    There is a lot of incredible places in SLC to eat for a lot less money. The food should be half the price at best and this review would be different. Nothing was terrible, but nothing was even close to great or in line with prices. And The atmosphere is like an upgraded hospital cafeteria. It has a strong cafeteria vibe that has been painted and some random art decor. Really disappointed overall.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service from start to finish lacked attention to detail. Selection of a suitable seating arrangement by the hostess was almost as difficult if getting a server to take care of us. Strange atmosphere and experience. I will not recommend this restaurant to others.

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  17. TraciB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious and a different menu!! The drinks was super yummy!!

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on September 26, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  18. Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife's birthday, was a special night out. and the Server and the selection of food was excellent, the blackened steelhead was very good.....for dessert Sally chose the lime pie without the crust, served in a large bowl, with a few blue berries.....the coffee was excellent----just a very enjoyable evening. Just an excellent resturant to celebrate a special event, you will enjoy it too.

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on September 26, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  19. Aaron

    Coastal Georgia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous sushi bar with creativity and quality at the fore

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner with great service and great atmosphere.

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  21. Andrea

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Waaaaay overpriced. Umm, so yeah. It’s in a mall!! You cannot have a $75 elk dish in a restaurant at a mall. And a $22 cocktail in Utah is absurd (considering it is measured to the ounce). Wait staff great but just couldn’t make up for the mid food and astronomical pricing. #notLA

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  22. CraigT

    Denver

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and experience. Service was good.

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  23. HenryH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi, fast service, interesting and yummy sauces

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on September 12, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  24. Stan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The overall experience was alright, however, a few key things. The steak I had was NOT medium rare. The inside looked like it was well done. Second, we asked for a salad and did not receive it until we asked again AFTER the main course was served. Otherwise, the yellowtail was delicious as well as the scallops.

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  25. Gary

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We (party of 3) were there on a not-so-busy Wednesday night so we had a nice quiet table. The service was attentive and the food was very good. Filet mignon was perfect temperature and otoro sashimi was as tender as we've ever had. The milkshake was a fun dessert. Black cod was flavorful and the sides were generous. Great downtown location so perfect for combining with shopping or entertainment.

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  26. disappointed

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We generally support “local restaurants only” and based on what we had, we will continue. Sushi rolls were unique and good. Baked oysters were horrible; basing on eating fresh straight from water to plate in Boston—for the price I would suggest passing. Ahi Poke, would pass—no flavor at all—bland. We left somewhat disappointed—not worth mentioning or suggesting to friends. The overall ambience is okay. The staff is very welcoming and attentive—probably the best part of the experience.

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  27. FranciscoS

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I'm a foodie and I enjoy new places, the food was really good but for the price I was honestly expecting something better

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  28. CieraN

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is gorgeous, the staff was amazing and the food was impeccable. I will be back!

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on August 29, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  29. ShannonG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Place is a Gem . There is an entrance from the Street and the mall . The hostess checkin is mall side . They accommodated our late arrival due to hotel check in delay . The food was delicious, good portion size , pretty Instagram presentation. Sushi rolls were Yummy . I would eat here again .

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  30. KimberlyN

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were quickly and warmly greeted upon arrival, and Akron to our seat. Zachary immediately came to our table and made some great recommendations based on our ask of his favorites, as well as popular sushi items. He was descriptive and answered our questions. Because of his recommendation, we split the Caesar salad, and it was divine. The dressing was light and tangy, and the crispy capers were the perfect touch. The toro crispy rice appetizer was also delicious, and we enjoyed the flavor of the toro over the unique texture of the crispy rice. The complimentary warm cheese bread was a nice touch. Think a cheesy focaccia. We ordered two rolls. I was impressed with how light and fresh the miso sea cod was. The micro greens added some really unique flavor bursts. The skinny salmon roll was also quite fresh and tasty. It was served over a sweet sauce, that hinted at honey and raspberry, maybe? The dessert we selected was something chocolate, sinful, and gluten free, and well worth the caloric expenditure. Our drinks were never empty. Zachary was a delightful, knowledgeable, engaging server. The kind of person you would definitely want on your restaurant team. It is nice to see a non-chain, high quality, beautiful restaurant in City Creek. We will definitely be back. Bravo for a well run restaurant.

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  31. TedM

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our anniversary was good the only issue we had was that the restaurant had some entrees that were won’t available we were saddened that we couldn’t experience those dishes. The staff was wonderful, when we asked the waitress to ask the chef to modify the dish the waitress came back with a message that the chef didn’t feel comfortable with being to standard entree with the modifications. With that being said it would have been good hospitality to have the kitchen manager or chef to come out to discuss the issues

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Anniversary dinner. Great staff and food.

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on August 18, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was terrible. Food didn’t come out together, timing was way off. We were told at 8:45pm on a Saturday night that the coffee machine was already off for the night, no after dinner coffee with desert? Way too expensive for the quality of experience. Food was good, inventive for sure, but not worth the price tag. I don’t mind expensive food if it’s fabulous. This was not fabulous in any way. Server was nice and apologetic, I felt bad for her. The product was sub par overall.

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  34. GillianM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The service was good throughout. We tested the sushi and were disappointed. The complimentary focaccia bread served at the start was a nice touch, but it was out of place and was dry, with low quality cheese solidified in and on it. Overpriced small tasting portions of decent, but not noteworthy sashimi accompanied by uninspired rolls. The 'fried rice' sushi looked intriguing enough to try, but turned out to taste simply dull - like old rice that should have been served warm. We were still hungry and tested several rolls and nigiri - not bad, but still nothing amazing. At ~$100 pp w/o alcoholic drinks, it is not worth a return.

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  35. kfrattsbland

    Salt Lake City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Aqua Terra were fantastic! The fish was so fresh and the drinks were unique and delicious. They took such good care of us. The interior is beautiful.

    Aqua Terra Steak + SushiResponded on September 8, 2023

    Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your review. Looking forward serving you again.

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  36. SurferGirl

    Salt Lake City

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many thanks to Miguel for making the most beautiful and tasty sushi platter. A little bit of everything and everything was so good! If you have not tired the sushi offerings here, please do yourself a favor and give AquaTerra a try. Ask for Miguel, and simply enjoy!

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  37. ArimoJoe

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Fantastic service! We had a wonderful experience! (And the chocolate tarte? Out of this world!!!)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped here for lunch while visiting Salt Lake City. Enjoyed it so much stopped again before I left to return home. The BEST Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich I have ever had (and I eat them frequently). Served on Focaccia bread, which put it over the top. The fries were also delicious. Not crispy, but wonderful flavor and not greasy. Friendly and attentive staff. I say the service was “relaxed” which means they still pay attention to you but not with a rush. If you are looking for fast service, this might not be the right place. There was music playing but not enough that a conversation could not easily take place. The decor was also modern, clean and bright. I would definitely return again.

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  39. DouglasB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Weirdly noisy considering the place was almost empty. Hard to hold a conversation. Red meat dishes were disappointing, especially for the price. Maki rolls were creative and priced commensurate with quality. Overall, premium pricing for an average experience.

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  40. Greg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Drink service very slow, even w few patrons at the time

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Aqua Terra Steak + Sushi is rated 4.4 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Aqua Terra Steak + Sushi

50 S Main St Ste 168, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main St between S Temple and 100 S
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Stop ID: TX128002 is 75ft away to the south and Stop ID: TX128001 is less than a half mile to the north.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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