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Benihana - Chandler
Benihana - Chandler

Benihana - Chandler Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/chandler-az-cd
  • Phone: (480) 812-4701
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 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: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 101 Freeway Exit
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking.
A word from Benihana - Chandler
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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Our first trip was awesome. The food was great, the chef was funny and polite. The one downside is going in a small group or on a date. Because of the group seating it is s crap shoot who you sit with and although the other couple was great, the group of four we were with was not. But that is the nature of the restaurant and you should expect that going in so no stars lost."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Benihana is always really good. We had a cook named Tito and he was awesodmd."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed with how the birthday voucher works now. The waiter advised us that I could not purchase the Tempura Boat for $16.99 becuase that is a lounge item. She said I had to order form the main habatchi menu. I ordered the veggie habatchi which was $15.50, and I stated that it was cheaper than the Tempura Boat, but they said I could not order that. Everything else was on point."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We came here for my sister's birthday. We were able to redeem a BOGO for entrees because of her birthday certificate. The food was right on."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We were a group of 4. We had made reservations the day before and were seated on time. The food was great (as usual). And the shrimp/scorpion trick was very funny. Very appropriate for AZ."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything was good - food, service and cleanliness. Only thing that was awkward was the seating. Sat by teenagers on a nice date, we were a Family with children. Wish they sat them elsewhere only because we felt we were messing up their nice date."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Always an enjoyable and entertaining experience and with usually good service. A great place to go for a fun filled evening. The food holds up and is good not great, but as far as teppanyaki places out there...this is probably the best. But as with this type of cuisine, the quality of the food can vary based on the chef."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Worst service ever here. We go to Benihana many times a month and though the food is great the host staff is often rude and does not honor reservations and the waiter this time brought our drinks and then disappeared for the rest of the meal. And they got more than one order at the table wrong."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We thank you for your hospitality, good food and especially the entertainment of the Chef. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the evening. One of our first timers is going to go to celebrate her and her husband's birthday tonight. This is a great place to take children as well. They will enjoy watching the 'Chef Show' and they may look at food differently. We will be back again."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "As always, it was a fun and delicious dinner! We went for a work dinner and everyone had a good time!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great for B Day dinner! Chef Andres was amazing and paid close attention to the tables food requirements and allergies. We had a great time. The food show was great and my husband enjoyed his B Day Dinner."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have had Marve as our table cook two times and really enjoy him. He does a great job and we will return to see him again. The restaurant is beautiful, and the attention to customer satisfaction is good. We went to the bar first for Happy Hour. I am still confused by not being able to get a margarita on Happy Hour. It just doesn't make sense. We called the manager over, and still did not get one. Dumb."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food is always good but service is always slow....seems they are always short staffed in the weekends. They also need to run the exhaust fans more as a guest you gag from the food being prepared at the next table."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I enjoy the multiple flavors of the food, sauces, and dressing."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This is where my daughter and myself go to celebrate our birthdays. It's a tradition we have kept because we enjoy this restaurant so much."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Made a reservation weeks in advance for party of 10. When the staff found out we were eating lunch and not Teppanyaki, we were treated like second class citizens. We waited at least 10 minutes for a server, who ended up being very gracious, kind and accommodating. Left a 20% tip for her, well deserved."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We went on a Monday night and had made a reservation. This was a special occasion with it being my birthday. In spite of making the reservation, it still took the chef over an hour to get to the table. The service was rather slow. We had adult beverages but also soft drinks/ice tea to not get too intoxicated. Having consumed our beverages, it took almost a half hour to get a refill. Having a gluten allergy, we asked if the could make my dish ahead of everyone else due to the soy sauce issue. This was not an issue for the chef which we appreciated however when it came to the vegetables which was part of my meal, I was completely left out and really only had a half a meal. Chef also spilled garlic butter all over my pants. Unhappy!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed every aspect of Benihanas. Today was a notable exception that the Lobster was horrible."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My 6 year-old daughter loved it. Excellent service!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I went only because I had a gift card. To me, it was like a generic chain restaurant with a few Asian decorations and a bunch of grill hoods. In other words, nothing special. I ate in the bar area. Floors were sticky, soup and salad were so salty that I didn't eat either. The waiter was attentive, friendly, and helpful and the main course of the "Boat" lunch combination was good. My daughter like her teriyaki chicken bowl, but she, too passed on the very salty salad. Although I made a reservation through OpenTable.com, and checked in as such with the hostess, she did not mark me as having shown up. Therefore, OpenTable.com sent me an email asking to explain why I didn't show up. Tacky. I can't think of a single reason to go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We have been there several times and our waitress used to be a manager and was our waitress. She can't cut it as either."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The chef was very quiet. He forgot the fried rice for the couple we shared the table with! By the time he recooked another batch for them, ours was either cold or gone for those who decided to eat. His "tricks" were minimal at best! I am sure he is a nice guy, it would be nice if one of the Senior Chefs would take him under his wing. We all left still hungry and grabbed a burger for our hour drive home! I recommend someone from the staff visit Mt. Fuji in Colorado to see how it is done! Same prices but great entertainment, and a ton of food including rice and noodles along with your choice of meat. Not worth the $150 bill at the end!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our first time at a Benihana. It was wonderful and truly added fun to our 34th wedding anniversary!!!! We WILL go again now - and we'll invite friends to join us at the table!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our first time to Benihana. I had never been to a restaurant like this before. It was so much fun! The waitress made us feel right at home, the chef (Itto) was entertaining, the food was absolutely delicious. It's too pricey for me to go back too soon, but it is definitely on my wish list and I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food is pretty good, but the costs are extremely high. For 3 adults, 5 year old and a baby the bill was nearly 200 bucks. I would not make this a frequent place to eat due to the cost of food. Might make this place a once/year frequency. W"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "New chef trying hard- some people at our table just way too negative and ruined the experience for all."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've enjoyed several visits to this restaurant, previously. In the past we've always been seated towards the front, near the windows & NEVER experienced anything like we did on July 16, 2014. We were sitting at a table towards the back where there were six or more table tops. The heat in that part of the restaurant was unbearable, to say the LEAST. Our chef was overheated, but still excellent, other couples at the table were discussing the heat as well, but to watch my 7 and 11 yr. old grandsons struggle!?? It was TOO MUCH (the boys started to BEG to leave & they typically have loved the experience). When we left the restaurant it was noticeably cooler outside! This is truly sad, considering it was 110 degrees outside in the AZ night!?"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I love the show the chefs put on. That alone is worth it. For me, the food is good, a little on the flat/bland side. Service is OK, the hostess did not really engage us. They take a photo for special occasions but use the cheapest point and shoot camera they can find. It takes terrible color streaked pictures inside the dull lighting of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I wish I had a positive review but everything about my experience was negative. We waited, and waited for unprofessional and juvenile service while the a/c was out; our table was so hot 3 couples walked out before we even got drinks. The food was not worth the price. Just a huge disappointment all around."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My fiancee and I have a wonderful evening we are on vaccation from México and we love Benihana, the food was awesome as always and Chu our cook atendance make our dinner a lifetime experience!!!! He is so funny, kind, and with a special charm. Same to our a waiter a brunette girl with a special kindness ."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We eat here quite often for lunch and sometimes dinner. They have a terrific lunch menu and the prices are great. Kids really like the show."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A different but enjoyable as ever experience. The chef was new, so the pace was a bit more leisurely, which was nice. He was very friendly."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. We enjoyed our first visit and plan on coming in again. We had a fantastic time."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Benign a has become our birthday tradition! Perfect place to celebrate! Always great food, and amazing service!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Waiter could have been more enthusiastic and engaging."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It was very hot inside and stuffy inside. They have the tables packed in pretty close. We were in the back corner so maybe that made it worse with no windows. Our chef was nice but no magic like others in Hawaii or Las Vegas where they really put on a great show. Prices were fine but the ambience is definitely not there for a Benihana. Go to the one in Scottsdale instead. We had 5 of us and still enjoyed the evening but was happy to leave so we could breath,"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our family went to Benihana's to celebrate my 60th birthday. We had a group of six and were sat at a table with another couple which was fine. From the beginning, this is a different take on dining. I love the way they chop and cut all veggies and meat/seafood at your "table". Our chef was friendly and entertaining as was our server. I would definitely recommend this to families (small children included) and will come back again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday and had a great time. Started out with some Sake bombs to get things rolling. For dinner we ordered from the Teppan menu; my wife chose the Deluxe Treat and I chose Land ‘N Sea. All the food was prepared to perfection and our chef was very entertaining. I will suggest, getting the fried rice with your meal instead of the steamed rice that comes standard. Others at our table got it and all praised how good it was (we were jealous). We will definitely be going back for my birthday later this year. Enjoy!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "He did a great job. He talked with us and made us laugh. The food was cooked to perfection. Please let him know that he received this great review."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had a good time at this location. Food was very good. Would come back to this location."
    Dined on 6/24/2014