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Benihana - Anchorage
Benihana - Anchorage

Benihana - Anchorage Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/anchorage-ak-ac
  • Email: alaska@benihana.com
  • Phone: (907) 222-5212
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 am - 3:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday:3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 8th and L street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Anchorage
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.

We can welcome groups for special events, such as birthdays, family reunions and business luncheons.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful time at the Benihana Anchorage. We received timely and friendly service That made our trip to Alaska complete. Our chef Danny did an amazing job and our meals were delicious."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food was ok, but both of them had hair in their food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Our table had two birthdays! They asked four times for the birthdays from the manager, host, server, and the cook. and we answered yes four times. The server leaked his finger each time he handed out napkins. We had to ask four times to bring an another cup. The appetizer and salad were served during the meal. The steamed rice was served at the end of the meal only after we asked. They never came for birthday songs, candles, pictures - what they are famous for. They just tried to get rid of us ASAP while the restaurant were half empty!!! PLEASE DO NOT GO THERE!!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our chef was very fun and had a great attitude! Wait staff was good too. Would definitely suggest for mostly a special occassion for the full experience!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Had a great time with the dinner made in front of us at our table! A definate do-over!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I've eaten at this restaurant several times but, this was my first time making a reservation. My reservation was at 7 pm but the majority of my part showed up at 7:30. As soon as my party showed up, we were promptly seated. Great service and the cook (Danny) was very personable and friendly."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I love Benihana in Anchorage. Always great food especially the fried rice. The manager always comes around to make sure the food and service was good. We really like that and he is always pleasant."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We waited a bit for the bill and when it came it was the wrong one. It took a few minutes for the waiter to get the correct one, which all together was about 15 minutes."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I wrote a very bad review last August because everything was just awful, so glad to know that things are back to normal. This is a great place to eat and it was the best I have had at Benihan's in a long time. Great job to the chef Jonald."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Very entertaining watching the chef cook for you. Food is amazing! We always keep going back."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We had reservations at 5;30 for a group of 6,and we all had gotten there 15 min early, a few big groups of people had come in after us and I was HIGHLY disappointed that all the people that came in after us got seated first. We eat here quite a bit and this isn't the first time it has happened. I went up and asked why the other people got seated first and they said because it was big groups and they wanted to get them seated first, WELL....We were a group of six, the two groups that had gotten seated were a group of 6 and a group of 8, We had kids that were getting impatient and hungry I felt pushed aside, HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food and service was awesome. Great place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with a few of your friends. Love the humor of the chef who kept us entertained as he cooked our food."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent service, food and very entertaining chef. As always, the freshest food available. The Surf Side was great. My wife enjoyed her birthday. Thanks"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The two women in our group had never been to the restaurant before and all of us had only been once before. We had all planned on sharing dishes in common except the beef dish that my wife's friends husband ordered. It was a pleasant surprise to find a very accommodating chef Donald who I enjoyed talking to and watching his preparation. The lunch prices were reasonable and service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The chef was pretty funny with his jokes and tricks."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We ate here for my daughters bday. My kids love to watch the cooks make the food in front of them. We always have a good experience but this time it took a very long time to get a cook to the table. My kids (3 and 7) were getting restless and really hungry waiting. We were told they were short on cooks. When we finally got our cook he didn't do all the fun stuff that is normally done. We watched everyone else's table watching a volcano made outta onions and that was not done for us and some of the other tricks when they catch diff things in their hats was not done either. It was kind of a bummer because that's why my daughter wanted to go there to eat. The food was great as always. Was hoping for a better experience."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "What is the point of making reservations for this restaurant through open table if you don't get seated at the time you reserve? We waited almost 30minutes after our reservation time before being seated, then didn't get any food until 25minutes later. The chefs hardly do anything new, the same old onion volcano, shrimp tail in the hat, and egg roll off the spatula. Not worth the over priced food due to the lack of entertainment. Those little antics are not worth the almost 1hour wait."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wasn't impressed. Didn't agree with the special menu for valentines day. Wasn't a good dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I enjoyed going to this amazing restraunt for valentines day. The food was amazing and the cook put on a good show. I didn't like how long it took for him to prep but other then that this was an amazing experience and I would love to ce back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Your server a be cook we're amazing and we. Dry much so enjoyed the show. However the food was just so so ... I would come again only for the drinks and atmosphere and the great service e but not for the food..."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Nice place to meet new people. We loved our Chef Sonny, he was very entertaining and efficient."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Almost every year on my birthday I enjoy going out to eat dinner.Benihana's has always been a family favorite.The food is always superb and it is very entertaining to watch the chef prepare the meal right in front of you. The staff was friendly and service throughtout the meal was excellent."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "always been referred to coming here, but for the price I paid the food was not that great, the cook burned half the food, wasnt seasoned great, the teriyaki steak was rough & it didn't even taste like teriyaki, the onions were super crunchy, 4 of us choose not to eat and just get a a to go box home, the adaname was not very tasteful either, very bland and dry. I honestly was expecting more from Benihana. The cook was fun and lively , but the good was definitely not worth the money, I would rather go to TGIFridays or Red Robin, could have saved some money. We even kept telling the cook to add more seasonings and garlic butter, he did but not enough, and was kinda against it. Tang our server was excellent and sweet, very prompt!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great food and we enjoy bringing new friends who haven't experienced the chefs and the grill. This time was still enjoyable, but the chef was not as experienced or as quick as the others we have had in the past, but still enjoyable and friendly!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The food was great and our chef put on a really fun show."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Went here for my birthday with my boyfriend... excellent service and a very fun atmosphere. Food was delicious had the filet mignon which was prefect and the lobster was amazing! Eat here if you geta chance :)"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Took my husband here for his birthday, they were very accommodating with a special request and the chef was funny and very entertaining! Great experience and well worth what you pay!!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We always enjoy going to Benihana's. The food is outstanding! The chefs vary in level of entertaining energy but all cook exceptionally well. Always an experience to see who will be at your table and which chef you get. Popular place for birthdays, date nights, group events, and family gatherings."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Always a great place for an unforgettable and fun experience!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Maybe it was just my cook but my experience at this specific benihana lacked in almost every way compared to others in th lower 48"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "I've been going to Benihana in Anchorage for almost 15 years. It has always been excellent except for a brief period when it changed owners six or seven years ago (estimate). The "be the chef" program is a unique experience as well as the "sushi making class". Jan was great with the sushi class. This last experience was a lunch for four of us girls from work. The chef was fun and had a couple of new "tricks" up his sleeve that I hadn't seen before. It was great!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent as expected. We were asked to sit in the bar area while we waited for our table. I ordered a tea and my date stuck with water. I felt is was a little odd that I had to check out for my drink order in order to go to the dining area. I've just always seen you carry your tab into the dining area so it was a little strange I had two checks to take care of. Other then that , I would say the entire experience was enjoyable and pretty spectacular."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My parents celebrate their Anniversary every year at Benihana & every year the staff is excellent. We love the chef entertainment & the service is just what you'd expect from any Benihana worldwide."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We had a great time this New Years! I'm so glad Benihana had an open reservation for our medium sized group because everywhere else was booked! It was very busy, but overall a great experience! We look forward to returning! The manager brought our infant son a special little plate of fruit (complementary) just because! It was so sweet and my son was VERY thankful! I definitely recommend it's anchorage location!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our dinner on New Years Eve was awesome.........great food and great service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I was disappointed in this restaurant. I was celebrating my granddaughters success graduating a very important program. She is 16 and a hard road to accomplish this program. She was congratulated at the door. And the server also recognized her. Other than that nothing the table we were at had a five year old with a birthday Also the chef was a relative of the family that were we sitting with. More attention was on them then the whole table. I will not go back to Benihana for any occasion. The food was mediocre also since there grandma was allergic to some food I was unable to enjoy my dinner with my granddaughter."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I am on their email list and received a coupon for my birthday. We chose to go and use it and had much fun with the food and entertainment! Our daughter (1 3/4 years old) came with us and really enjoyed the food and the cooking."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Free ice cream-whatta treat!!! Yummy green tea flavor nice :)"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Just a nice place to eat and have a good time with the family. Not really a place for single person."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "It was a fun experience. Food was good. The Scallops were super delicious. It was a business lunch so I didn't look at the wine list. The only thing that was kind of annoying is that we had to wait for our full party (9 people) before we could even sit at our table. We were told it was because the chef only comes out once and if everyone wasn't there we would have to order for them. So we felt awkward standing and crowding the door area. But once we got to our table, it was great. Service was very good, people were friendly. It was a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/18/2013