Best 9th And 9th restaurants 2023


Tradition – fish and chips

Quirkily springing to life in the spot of a former abandoned car garage is this Southern influenced neighborhood hotspot. The seasonal menu is always in flux, but if you do stop by you need to check out one thing thats always on the menu: amazing home cooked pies! Five daily flavors are always offered, everything from spiced cherry with lemon zest and cayenne through caramel apple with brown butter.

501 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(385) 202-7167

Pizza Nono

Pizza Nono - credit SLUG magazine and Talyn Sherer
Pizza Nono (Talyn Sherer | SLUG Mag)

A small and humble pizzeria in the heart of the 9th and 9th area. What it might not have in space and size, it more than makes up for in flavor. The menu is simple with 4 regular pizzas and a “pizza of the week”, two simple salads, and a seasonal side. With that tunnel vision focus the restaurant cranks out Neapolitan pizza made with traditional methods and only the best hand sourced ingredients.

925 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(385) 444-3530


Scallops (Pago)
Scallops (Pago)

Pago was one of the first restaurants in SLC to really lean into the farm to table movement. Focused on seasonal ingredients with a local angle where possible, Pago has been home to a number of well known chefs such as Michael Richey, Drew Fuller and Phelix Gardner.

878 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 532-0777

Pie Fight

Pie Fight - hand pie
Pie Fight – hand pie

Offering a number of ‘hand pies’ there’s no actual fighting at this 9th and 9th dessert shop – just good natured discussion over what’s the best pie. Grab one and go while you stroll around the neighborhood.

937 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(385) 222-5373


O.k. its not in the center of the 9th and 9th area, but it’s only ever so slightly further afield. Kyoto is one of SLC’s longest standing restaurants, and easily one of the very best Japanese restaurants in the state. You’ll find a full sushi var with maki, nigiri and sashimi but the star here is the authentic cooked dishes. Always consistent and reliable b e sure to check out classic dishes such as their tempura, tonkatsu, sukiyaki and more!

1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 487-3525