Benihana - Anchorage
Benihana - Anchorage

Benihana - Anchorage

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/anchorage-ak-ac
  • Phone: 9072225212
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.

Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Anchorage reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)good for groups (41)kid-friendly (33)fit for foodies (13)romantic (9)great for lunch (9)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Everything was so very good. The food is always "hot off the grill", which is a must for me. My only complaint is that I ate too much, but whose fault is that?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    southside2
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The quality of the food and the uniqueness of the serving style make a good fit for special occasions. However, unless your group is 8 or more you need to be the type that likes to share your occasion with the strangers who may be sitting alongside you to fill out the space. In general, it all works out - we had a mix of tourists from Brazil, my husband and I celebrating an anniversary and a twenty something threesome bent on drinking their way to oblivion in celebration of a birthday. By the second round everyone was on the same page, enjoying the show and the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've had better experience
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had reservations through Open Table for 6:45. I arrived early and I didn't get seated until 7:20. I was there for my son's 10th birthday and there was only 4 of us. Our waitress was pretty good but she kept forgetting our requests. Our chef Brandon was the best! He flavored the food so well that it was the best I ever had from all my dining experience. The other guests agree. Since it was a Monday night, I didn't expect to leave the restaurant almost three hours later. So the waiting and time spent there made my overall experience ok. I would say I would not go there as often if it continues to be like that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Iamthestig
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner was delicious and we met some new friends from France! Never know who you'll meet and befriend when you share a table with other people. Glad we did!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I took my parents the to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. My mother eats like a bird and they let her order from the childrens' menu. It was perfect. They really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The only reason I go to Benihana is because my kids like the food. Time and time again, Benihana will never seat you at your reserved time. We had a 7:15 reservation. Once we arrived, we were asked to wait either in the bar, or an a bench near the bathrooms until our table was ready. We were seated at 7:55. A large group came in after us and were seated before us. When I asked why we had not been seated, I was told that someone made a mistake and seated a party ahead of us. We were shown to a table in the back. We noticed that the table across from us had been there quite some time, but without their chef. We heard them complain to the manager. We didn't fare much better. Dinner for 4, including two sushi appetizers was $176.00
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall ok
    MsBelle
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Told chef I was allergic to mushrooms and shellfish he prepared 95% of my food first, however the soup had mushrooms and they didn't make me one without even when I asked. Then the fried rice was cooked after everyone else's food was prepared so I ended up at the emergency room anyway because the rice was made on the grill after alot of shrimp and mushrooms had been prepared. I don't blame the establishment because it was an oversight on both parties. Other than that the food was great the show was amazing and we were seated with cool people. However iur reservation was for 8:15 and we weren't seated til 9 which was kind of a let down. Oh and the big blue fish bowl thingy was so delicious it's a 2 persin drink and we still didn't finish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK if you're in a HURRY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    9:00pm Reservation. We got there about 9:10pm. I apologized to the hostess, but she was stand offish. Obviously put out that we were 10 minutes late. Not a good start to the experience. But then we sat down, and were immediately greeted by our server took our drink order. From then on, we were rushed on EVERYTHING. He came back 2 times within 3 minutes to get our order, and I hadn't even seen the whole menu. He came back a 3rd time (before bringing our drinks) to tell us that the bar was going to be doing last call. It was obvious that everyone there wanted to go home and that we were holding them up. We weren't half way done with our food before he asked if we wanted take home boxes! Too expensive to be treated like that...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Yashz
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Came here once a year ago for my birthday, loved the food, loved to watch the chef cook our dinner. This time, came here for my son's birthday and as usual, food and chef was superb. However, our waitress wasn't. We had to wait nearly 15-20 minutes after we finished eating for the customary birthday song and ice cream. My son was almost disappointed but eventually he got his birthday song and ice cream. By then, we were more than ready to leave. I would come back, but only on a special occasion, once or twice a year, since the price is a bit high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails us
    HarrietVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is the third time in about a month that we've been here. As usual we had scallops and filet. All was cooked to perfection and very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    HarrietVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    No matter which Benihana we go to, their all wonderful. I had scallops and my husband had filet. Both had fried rice. One of our friends tried the salmon and noodle dish and it too was wonderful. Everything was cooked to perfection and the entertainment outstanding. What more can I say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Benihanas is always great every time we go there. Consistent, great service, great food. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    DowntownLocal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrate my mother & daughter's birthdays at Benihana every year, and every year - it's a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great a Food and Entertainment
    NeCeeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We are repeat customers because we can always count on great service and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eh
    Chya
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    My girlfriend and I were looking for a nice, romantic dinner on the 4th of July and we were put a table with a drunk couple who were all over each other. Ruined our evening. Her tuna steak was over cooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive
    Firstnlastvisit
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food was prepared by a talented and friendly chef. The amount of food received for the price was a huge disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fun for a party of 8
    familyluvs2eatout
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We actually arrived earlier than our 5pm reservation and they seated us within minutes. We live in Anchorage and had out of town guests. Our ages ranged from 12-60+. The staff was very friendly and fun. They explained the menu fully before we ordered. All but one of us ordered the hibachi meals. One of our party had sushi and sashimi. Our table chef was great. The food was really good. We were all entertained. This was a really fun experience and I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was very disappointed to see that you serve farmed salmon. It is beyond me to understand why a restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska would offer the worse of the worst salmon in the world.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana is Awesome!
    Amazing
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My friends and I really enjoy the dinner and drinks at Benihana Anchorage. I had guest from out of town and this was the first place they wanted to go to. Every time they're in town we check out Benihana. Watching the cook is always amazing, food quality is always perfect too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive and friendly
    Bina
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We chose Benihana for a family dinner and had a wonderful time. The wait staff was attentive and sang to me for my promotion, which was a very pleasant surprise. Our chef was funny and engaging plus he cooked the food to perfection. We'd definitely come back and I recommend this place for any special occasion or just a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sam
    sammy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had reservations for 8, which included 3 children. We waited almost an hour for our chef. Not fun with 3 kids. Food was only fair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Fails Us
    HarrietVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This Benihana is like most of the others with extended choices on the menu. There were seven of us at the table, all with various dishes and all were superb. I had the scallops and my husband the filet. We split so we could enjoy the best of both worlds. Everything was cooked to perfection and wonderful. Our chef seemed a little new but covered it up nicely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had reservations for 7 people for 7pm for my sons 6th birthday. We sat in the bar for 20 minutes and were never acknowledged. Then our chef didn't arrive at our table until an hour after we'd been seated and our server only showed up 3 times during the 2 hours it took to wait for the chef and eat. Worst Beni Hana experience *evet*
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best benihana
    BirthDayDinner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We've been to Benihanas all over the lower 48, the chefs at the Anchorage restaurant were the best of them all!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    Hotfunfood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Benihana in Anchorage is a great place for a change of pace in the dining out experience. Being able to watch, talk and laugh as you watch your chef prepare your food is one of the highlights of the experience. I suggest making a reservation, as it is always busy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I made reservations to celebrate 2 birthdays at our table....we all arrived to wait for a cook for almost an hour. if I make reservations I don't want to wait. That's the whole point of a reservation anyway :/ I would not go back unless something is done to correct this situation. Kiersten Girten 907 440-6360
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Not as good as other hibachi we been to but what can we expect when we live in alaska! It's always very loud here, but food is always good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    tgakstatter
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful food and great environment. We went with 5 of our friends and had a blast. However, the service from thee waitress was not very attentive. Our water glasses and alcoholic beverages were empty for about thirty minutes. However, we love the food and place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    Happy0end
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We came to Benihna in Anchorage to celebrate the ending of our cruise to Alaska and also my birthday. When we arrive the place was closed becose of an unexpected power outage in the area. We were lucky that the power came back just when we wanted to leave. The management in the restaurant did an excellant job in openning the place in a few minutes. We enjoyed the food and the performance of the cook.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it, as always!!
    tchernandez
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Went here for a going away dinner and had a blast. Our cook (Kayzee) was amazing, did a great job and made us have a night to remember. The food was delicious and the staff was very nice. I'll be back again for sure (I go when I'm in town, and it never disappoints) Thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience for young children
    Wantmyopinion
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We had an excellent meal and the food prep at our table was very entertaining. The kids loved it. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 166 reviews are from the Benihana - Anchorage reviews archive.
  • Great dinner
    AkPrincess72
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food was wonderful, the chef entertaining & the service good. Out only issue was the (at least) eight birthdays that were celebrated with songs. The tambourine was SO LOUD that we were daring each other to go & hide it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but busy place
    Locals
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Place is great to eat at - make reservations or you may have to wait - also if you don't have enough people in your party to fill a table be prepared to share with strangers - can be awkward depending on the type of people you are and the type of people you sit with. Happy is the best and most entertaining chef - if you get him you are lucky! When the place is busy can be very loud and you may have to wait for a chef but you get a lot of food and the price is good for what you receive - a little on the high side for regular visits but those special occasions it's great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our experience!
    Love2lobstertails
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have been to another Benihana, and this one was just as great! I got to bring my daughter and my boyfriend who hadn't experienced Benihana's yet. They were not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Day Ever
    DateNightFun
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Went to Benihana for the first time to celebrate my birthday with my wife. I wasn't expecting to sit and eat with total stranger, which I didn't mind it actually had me making plans to come back once I saw the meals being prepared and what everyone was having looked really good. The hostess was nice and the chef for the night was really good you can tell that he really enjoyed putting on a show for his guest. Can't forget the drinks they were amazing and if you plan on going do try the food and drinks can't have one without the other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion or just because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The food was wonderful the staff, from the hostess to the cooks were great! Food was cooked to a perfection and overall experience was great!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anchorage Benihana dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food quality was very good, but chef got several things on the order wrong,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time...
    firsttimers
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    First time going to Benihanas, and we got stuck with a new chef who didn't know any tricks. Was disappointing they didn't give us an experienced chef since we told them it was our first time.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Impromptu Dinner
    Keiko
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to eat. However, tonight was not good. I think our chef, Teppai, was new - too new in my opinion - food not salted, no tricks (3 new people at our table), over cooked shrimp, didn't divide food well, and much more! While I will go back, I won't have that chef.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible!
    Dreadful2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We had reservations for 1PM didn't see our chief until 1:30. Server was awful. Our server ran the visa card 3 times came back and said it was declined, called my bank to find out what the problem was and the bank indicated she did run the card 3 times and entered the security code wrong, 3 TIMES!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet