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Benihana - Anchorage
Benihana - Anchorage

Benihana - Anchorage Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/anchorage-ak-ac
  • 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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Benihanas is always great every time we go there. Consistent, great service, great food. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We celebrate my mother & daughter's birthdays at Benihana every year, and every year - it's a great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We are repeat customers because we can always count on great service and delicious food!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was prepared by a talented and friendly chef. The amount of food received for the price was a huge disappointment."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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*"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We've been to Benihanas all over the lower 48, the chefs at the Anchorage restaurant were the best of them all!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal and the food prep at our table was very entertaining. The kids loved it. Great experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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. "
    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 "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food quality was very good, but chef got several things on the order wrong, "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I ate at Benihana for the first time the other day. I was very pleasantly surprised by the service, and especially by the food! I loved watching the chefs make the food in front of us, and there wasn't a single thing I didn't like. I've never had such wonderful filet mignon, and as a person who normally doesn't like a lot of shrimp, I couldn't get enough of the lemon shrimp. All the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I requested the table in the back for privacy for a birthday party. I told the staff that they said it could not be done even though it was empty. I asked why and they said it was to far for server to accommodate us. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014