Mai Nguyen opened Sapa after nearly 20 years of experience in the food industry. Serving a fusion sushi based on Vietnamese and chines cuisine, it’s no wonder that sapa is one of Salt Lake City’s finest restaurants. Sapa has a perfect event area upstairs for guests to celebrate birthdays, graduations, or any other need to party.
2.Pig & a Jelly Jar
A southern influenced diner that serves breakfast and lunch all day. Pig & a jelly jar is a personal favorite of mine when it comes to those Saturday morning hearty breakfast cravings. In my opinion, Pig & a Jelly Jar serves the best chicken and waffles in town, and don’t be afraid to put hot sauce on the chicken!
3. Red Iguana
Red Iguana has won basically every award a Mexican restaurant could possibly win. Mainly because it is one of the few non-Americanized Mexican restaurants left out here in the state. This delicious and authentic Mexican restaurant will start you out with some excellent chips and salsa.
4. The Pie
The Pie is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving customers since 1980 and now has five locations in Salt Lake County. The Pie’s basement location a few blocks away from the University of Utah smells exactly how a hometown pizza place should smell. Brick walls cover the walls where decades of customers have left their mark by signing their name. The Pie is the local pizza joint that every city deserves.
Situated in the Eastern avenues, Cucina is a perfect example of a small town restaurant with the owner/chef Joey Ferran walking around and greeting guests. Cucina’s extensive wine list, home-made food and relaxed atmosphere make for a perfect weekday date night.