Itto Sushi

856 E Fort Union Blvd
Midvale, 84047
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We were very Leary of trying this sushi place because it was recently shut down for public health code violations. The Restaurant only has a %2 rank and a 1 star at of 5 rating with the health department and have failed many inspections. After all raw fish is one food I do not want to mess with on health code violations. public.cdpehs.com/UTEnvP… We had a gift certificate and thought we would try it any way. It was a divey type of place and not fancy at all. It was a bit dirty and unkempt, But the food was good. It tasted better than most other sushi places I've been to with the same price range. What topped it all was the service. Our waitresses were very pleasant and helpful and even walked us out the door. We had personal visit from the chef to our table and he brought us a complementary glass of honey ginger tea that was very tasty. I would go there again but want to keep tabs on the health department sight to make sure they are keeping up to code.
In an unassuming little strip mall in Midvale, near an ink cartridge store and nail salon, sits Itto Sushi. Blink and you'll miss it. Don't blink. One of the things I love about local joints is that they're catering to that--their locals. If you're a regular, they've got a place on the wall for you to store your chopsticks. Like the "Cheers" of sushi joints. It's not teeny, but most of the tables are simple 4-tops and totally adequate for your and your pals to grab some fresh fish. And that's what you oughta do. Get some fresh fish. Keep it simple. There's a list of rolls here that goes on and on, and frankly, the best stuff I've had was the simple, stripped down fish. They know how to cut it, and they respect the purity. However, this being sushi in the year 2014, and especially in the suburbs, they mix in all kinds of more gimmicky things. Rolls with fried stuff and lots of sauces. Fine, if that's your thing you'll be pleased as punch, but it's the more authentic stuff that really shines. And do take visit to both the appetizer and kitchen menus. I had some tuna tataki that melted in my mouth. I'd get that every time and totally reasonably priced. And the Hawaiian poke was cool and seaweedy and just fresh and clean. As the cooked stuff goes, grab some udon noodles, or the tonkatsu chicken. That tonkatsu chicken platter is massive and comes with tempura veggies, chicken, rice, pickled cukes, and sauce. That's worth a trip right there. Lovely spot. Something for everyone. Peel back the menu and get the good stuff. 50% off nights a couple of times a week, if that's your jam.
Itto is hands down some of the best sushi around. It's a small place, and modestly decorated. But do not let that fool you! You'll find the personable Itto himself upfront and center with talented chefs, creating some extremely unique, FRESH, and absolutely delicious sashimi, nagiri, sushi, and other customary Japanese cuisine. We try to afford 3-4 visits a month! haha. Prices are standard, but as many others pointed out they often have Living Social/Groupon deals and half-off specials on Tue and Wed nights. Hope to see you there!

(801) 563-3337

Sushi Bars, Japanese

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Red Eye Express Coffee

7301 S 900 E,Ste 18
Midvale, 84047
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I rarely leave reviews but this was some of the best coffee I have ever had! This place is super comfy and the people that work there are awesome! I will be back again soon for sure.
fast friendly service..WIFI is very unreliable
The owners are the best!!! They are so friendly and the coffee is amazing. The atmosphere is clean and comfortable.

(801) 503-2009

Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch

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Zam Donuts

7045 S State St,Ste 6
Midvale, 84047
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Had a pretty amazing hot chocolate from this place. If you've ever experienced coffee envy for the flavors they'll add to coffee and not to hot chocolate, like pumpkin spice, this is the place to go. Zam's will give you a shot of your choice of flavor in a very delicious cup of hot chocolate.
Great donuts at a great price! My boyfriend and I ordered a dozen--all speciality donuts--for a little under $15 with tax. Our favorites were: the old fashioned blueberry (SUCH a strong blueberry flavor), the blueberry pomegranate, the raspberry filled, and the german chocolate. All of the fruit flavored donuts tasted very fresh, probably because the owners make the fillings with real fruit or fruit juices. Also, I have to say that even if the donuts were just average, we would definitely be back just because of the owners. They provided superb customer service and it was easy to see how much passion they have for their business. Be sure to check them out! You won't be disappointed.
The donuts are fresh and made with real fruit. They will make any donut for you on the spot. The service is personal and friendly. I would recommend Zam Donuts to anyone looking for high quality, fresh, local donuts.

(801) 506-6214

Donuts, Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches

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Rita’s Italian Ice

The Family Center at Fort Union,7186 Union Park Avenue
Midvale, 84047
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Being from the Philadelphia area, I grew up with Italian ice and Rita's is a favorite stop when I'm back there. I couldn't be happier to have them here, along with great cheesesteaks from the Downtown Philly. However, the staff needs to be educated better on the ways and language of us Easterners! No one back home orders an Italian ice; they call it water ice (yes, it sounds odd if you've never heard it) and when I instinctively ordered that, I got this blank look from the young girl behind the counter. The most popular flavor back home is mango, and they inexplicably didn't realize that and did not order enough and were out when I went there. And no strawberry, either, also a back-East favorite. The consistency of the Italian (water) ice is too thin and runny, and not at all authentic. It's meant to be scraped out with a spoon, more hard-packed. So some growing pains as they sort it out, and I'll be back.
I'm a "relocatee" from Maryland and when I found out, via a commercial, that Rita's was coming to the area I was absolutely tickled! The very next evening after seeing the commercial I was in their store, ordering quarts, yes QUARTS, of Italian ice. I must have been trying to make up for the summers without my coveted Rita's! As great as those little Hawaiian shaved ice huts are, perched in random parking lots around here (I'll still support local vendors), they don't come close to Rita's. Juicy Pear has to be my all time fav! If it's available I highly recommend it. Also, they have Swedish Fish flavor which is always a treat. And don't pass up the chance to get a Root Beer Gelato. Mango, Orange Mango and Georgia Peach are also my go to's if my all time fav isn't available. Rita's, i'm so glad you are here AND you are also open YEAR AROUND, unlike the one's back east! After a long day of snowboarding it'll definitely be one of my stops on the way home from the canyons!
This place is awesome. I had the Italian Ice with Custard and it was fantastic. I will return for sure.

(801) 255-2533

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Shaved Ice

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Royal South Sea

7444 S State St Ste A
Midvale, 84047
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South Seas has always been a huge favourite for locals and it was rough going after their old location closed....craving the best Chinese around and unable to have it sucked so the tiny dive joint that used to be someone's home is ok by me! Cantonese style chicken chow mein and paper wrapped chicken is a must, a gotta have every time I order.
This little family owned restaurant is sooo good! It is super affordable and the people are very friendly. I went with a group of friends (12) and we almost took over the whole restaurant. All of them were very pleased with what they ordered. I got the Kung Pao chicken and Sweet and Sour which they were a plus! Try it out if you are close!
This place is so freaking good. Yes, its in a divey little house, whatever. They are so nice there and remember their customers. I ordered food from this place probably once a week for 3 years and they knew my number when I called and just said "See you in 30 mins". Pon Pon chicken, ham fried rice, and chicken lo main with a side of pink sauce, it's heaven in your mouth. Everything on their menu is non-greasy and delicious. The Chinese food by my house now is just awful in comparison to this place.

(801) 352-8888

Chinese, Thai

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LongHorn Steakhouse

963 E Fort Union Blvd
Midvale, 84047
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Our 2nd visit to this place since it opened in late 2012. Service is top notch, very friendly, very warm, always being checked on and attended to is what we like. Now for the food, the cuts of meat are always great and loaded with flavor and cooked to perfection. I realize this place isn't like a Fleming's or Ruth Chris and probably shouldn't be compared to one. This place has its uniqueness to have it stand in its own place. That being said I think this place does great with their large variety of different selections. Will for sure go back!
Wow.... I never thought I'd write this about a longhorns, but dang that bone in rib eye was the best I've had in a long time. This branch is unique. I've had poor quality in Tampa, etc... I've been told this Rib eye was from the same source as Ruth Chris and I believe it. Great people, wonderful service, and high quality food. If you're traveling like me and want a steak to remember, then you can't go wrong here. I found myself knawing on the bone, it was that good!!! Just done to a perfect medium with the right amount of char.. I could keep going but I'll stop there...
I came here in large group to celebrate a friend's birthday. We made reservations so we were promptly seated. I did not go for steaks tonight but chose Parmesan Crusted Chicken, because it sounded delicious and the waitress was like, oh that chicken is good (plus I've had too much red meat in my diet this summer). The chicken is tender and the elastic cheese and crispy crust make an interesting combination. It could do with tasty sauce though because after awhile i felt the dish were too dry and lack of taste, so i asked for steak sauce. It sounded weird but it worked! For sides, i had Caesar Salad, which is just ok, and Sweet Potato with sugar and Cinnamon, which i like. The service though was slow. Our drinks were not filled up and the waitress kept gone missing when we needed something. I would try their steaks next time.

(801) 566-3235

Steakhouses, American (Traditional)

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Chick-fil-A

1088 Fort Union Blvd
Midvale, 84047
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Solid chick-fil-a. Service was super fast. Chicken and fries were piping hot. Very friendly staff, what you'd expect in Utah. Great ambassadors for the brand.
There is a certain fervor and fanaticism that surrounds Chick-fil-a. It's not over-the-top obnoxious, but it borders on that feeling. I only mention it, because I just don't get it. Objectively, I see it thus: there is the food, and then there's everything else. Based on the food, I think it's about average. On par with other fast food, which can range from horrid to passable. The food here is fine. Some of it is terribly disappointing (pretty much any kind of sandwich) and some of it is passable, a la fries. So how do you take markedly middling food and make something out of it? It's the "everything else" category. They get the details right here. Parents love this place, and for good reason. The play area (although unsupervised kids will be the death/injury of your children) makes for great kiddy allure. The corporate directive seems to be to reach out to locals, so they often do outreach with local organizations and communities. And can I get an amen for having a stepstool in the bathroom so moms and dads and big brothers don't have to lift up their kids and awkwardly help them wash their hands? I don't ever make a special trip to come here, and I'd probably choose a few other places ahead of it. But if it's in the 'hood and the closest place to eat, I wouldn't avoid it. Bump it up a notch when the kiddies are in the equation.
Chick-fil-A Sandwich with extra pickles. I'm really surprised at how much I like this simple sandwich. I decided to try some sauce combos, so I asked for ranch and buffalo sauces. OMG. It's kind of a no brainer that it would be delicious with breaded chicken. Add waffle fries, fry sauce, and ranch sauce to boot, "baby, you got a stew going."

(801) 562-5900

Fast Food

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In-N-Out Burger

7206 S Union Park Ave
Midvale, 84047
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I love this place!! This is my go to cheat meal. I love the double double, and their fries are good too! The service here is great. But make sure your very clear when you order because this place is always busy since they have bomb burgers. If you have never tried this place you gotta try a double double. That's all I recommend.
You have got to love this place. The food is cheap simple and consistently good. I always get the single monster style, fries and a drink. When your in mood for high quality fast food this is the place for you.
Seriously the nicest kids working at this place! They were smiling, polite, looked us in the eyes. Whoever does the hiring at this establishment should hire for every restaurant and fast food place! Loved being able to order my burger protein style. Tasted great. My husband got the double double cheese and thought it was top notch! Wish they had fry sauce but that wouldn't stop us from coming back.

(800) 786-1000

Burgers, Fast Food

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Tsunami

7628 S Union Park Ave
Midvale, 84047
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Five stars for an excellent sushi chef and a patient waitress along with great food. I came here for a quick lunch with a friend. It was a Saturday (7/25/15) and the restaurant was about 2/3 full. Pleasantly decorated and clean. We sat at the sushi bar. Our sushi chef explained we were to order the fish with him and anything from the kitchen through our waitress. He also chatted with us throughout our meal. He was patient with my questions about the various fish he was working with. We started out with an albacore tuna nigiri. EXCELLENT! Fresh - amazing taste and texture. We next had smoked salmon nigiri and eel which were also very good. The salmon in particular had a subtle smokey flavor but rich, raw salmon taste. Excellent presentation. The roll we ordered was the Thai roll, a tuna based roll with cilantro, avocado, Thai chilies, and Sriracha sauce. This was SO VERY GOOD - a good sized bite, not huge, not crazy, just fresh and a bit spicy. Our waitress was knowledgable about the menu and quick with a refill. Also nice to talk with, friendly. I was glad she took care of us. I will definitely be back! +1 star for the albacore tuna nigiri. Amazing flavor. +1 star for the singing cook in the bowels of the kitchen. +1 star for the Thai roll. Fresh and spicy without looking like an experiment. +1 star for carrying Epic beers. I didn't partake today, but I'm glad they support local breweries +1 star for an awesome chef and a great waitress who helped my friend and me.
Over priced for the same thing I can get at any sushi place in the valley. It was good food tho, I just have a hard time giving credit to a restaurant that can't handle a group of 12 people. We had a birthday dinner here, and I think about 12 people. But it took over 1 hour and 25 minutes to get out food. I get that it is a big group and there are complications with dividing checks, but that should hinder the ability to serve food in a decent amount of time. I may give them another chance, on a Sunday afternoon, when there a likely to be few customer in there, and when I am eating by my self. But sadly the service guaranteed that I will never bring another large group to this place.
I eat here frequently and have always thought their food was very good. This is my favorite sushi place in the Salt Lake area next to Takashi which is in a class all of its own. Try the Executive Suite, Coco Cabana and Sunshine rolls. Also the Tsunami shrimp appetizer is amazing. I've also always had prompt friendly service here. My primary reason for not giving 5 stars is that on occasion the quality is a bit off. Also the Fort Union location has an upstairs seating area that just doesn't live up to the ambiance of the rest of the restaurant. I am always disappointed when I get seated up there.

(801) 676-6466

Sushi Bars, Japanese

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Hoof & Vine

7680 S Union Park Ave
Midvale, 84047
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Amazing food and service. Great drink selection. Different sauces to try with the steaks was fun and yummy. And the funeral potatoes definitely get two thumbs up. Great atmosphere. Cost is $$$$ but worth it. It's great to have an awesome steakhouse in the Cottonwood Heights!
Great appetizers. Try the Mac & cheese. Artichokes were also worthwhile. Steaks come with multiple sauces shared by all, nice to change it up as you work through the steak - Gorgonzola sauce was excellent. Good meat. Peach cobbler dessert had a cinnamon cream sauce that was tasty. Ginger mint lemonade was unique and refreshing. Waitress did a fine job. We will be back. Worth noting that we had a group of eight on a Saturday night. Good atmosphere. Looked like there were at least a couple of empty tables through our meal, so it's a fine option if you don't want to have to deal with the traffic and wait times at downtown restaurants.
Hoof & Vine was an unexpected find in the Fort Union area. The dining experience was surprisingly good and the service and food were also very good. My fillet steak appeared overcooked on the surface but was still juicy and flavorful. The macaroni and cheese with crab and bacon was a delicious surprise. My wife enjoyed the salmon. Service was prompt and friendly. Hoof & Vine was a more expensive then I expected but the meal was worth it.

(801) 569-4645

Steakhouses

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