Benihana - Chandler
Benihana - Chandler

Benihana - Chandler

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/chandler-az-cd
  • Phone: 4808124701
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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

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
Benihana - Chandler reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (125)good for groups (110)kid-friendly (75)great for lunch (32)hot spot (26)romantic (25)fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (8)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • We love Benihana
    Out2nite
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been coming to Benihana since I was little in NYC. It's a great place to bring the kids- and they LOVE the food. Huge portions, entertaining chefs and servers. The staff always goes out of the way to make the kids feel special. Love the picture we get at the end if the night when celebrating a special occasion. Excellently managed location in Chandler. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid friendly and family fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere for kids and adults as well. Fun, healthy and very good at accommodating food allergies! Thank you, we will enjoy again in the future for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bray602
    Bray
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great service and very entertaining...........................................
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great food. Really liked the birthday coupon. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday for my 12 year old!
    FamilyTimeFun
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Took my family to Benihana's in Chandler to celebrate my sons 12th birthday at his request. All 4 kids enjoyed he fun chef named "Sam", he kept them entertained and probably said, "happy birthday" over 10 times...that was a plus for him and made him feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    likedthechef
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was our first visit to a benihana restaurant, we celebrated 3 birthdays and had a party of 6 people. We all had a fabulous time, good was amazing and even my picky children enjoyed it. The complementary desert and picture made for excellent memories and we def will return. Out chef Sam was absolutely hilarious and very talented. He made it amazing. Our service was great, our waiter was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • getittogether
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I love benihana but when I went this recent time I hd to wait for a hour after my reservation and I had to wait even longer for my food. I was served my soup and salad at the same time as the chef was giving our food. This was the first time that the service was horrible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Batmmp
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Was a special occasion and Benihana did not disappoint! Terrific service and food was outstanding - - perfect celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    thisis2dinefor
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    There was special care given to each plate regarding what people liked or not and how they wanted it cooked. Also, very entertaining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good place to celebrate!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We love Benihana's, we try to go here for all occasions! The food is always good and so is the service. The only thing we wish could've been better was our chef... don't get me wrong, he made the food well, however, he was bland and somewhat boring! We occupied the entire teppanyaki table so we had a good time anyway, but he could've been more entertaining. He was boring, no smiles, no personality really, but he did crack some jokes!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and excellent service.
    Ughdeejaay
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service was super great and the food was excellent. The chef was great and made little jokes. However the family that we sat with were really annoying. Just like those perfect white families on TV. The daughter was having a panic attack because of steam off the grill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    ralphieboyeats
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was mine and my date first time dining at benihanas. I will never go back. Just really disorganized. It was a big disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Rcbsoccer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Absolutely loved the experience. The proved are not bad for all the food that you get. Absolutely loved it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    yum1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Fun experience with great food. Great group experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seated Late
    Nomnom24
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Reservation for 7:30. Arrived at 7:20. Seated at 7:55. First course at 8:35. The manager apologized and gave us a discount...but I expect better service and communication.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Birthday Experience
    eatoutonceaweek
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a reservation for 7:30 and were told that it just got really busy and would only be a moment by the most in-genuine manager i have come across. By the time we were seated and actually got a drink of water its was 8:15 I wish i had taken my finance suggestion of just leaving at that point, ordered the filet medium rare and it was served well done we won't be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first-time experience!
    Ee76
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    Baracus05
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Benihana is always really good. We had a cook named Tito and he was awesodmd.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    eattinghobbyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • late special family dinner
    foodietootie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining Dinner
    TRdiningVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service, order wrong
    RestaurantfanVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun dining place
    Daisy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Benihana is always fun for a night out of dining for couples, friends or families. Great entertainment while you eat. It is, however, a very noisy place and on the particular we went our waiter seemed very busy and it was hard to get him back to the table to order more drinks or get us what we needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    RedHatLadyDiners
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    MikeyG
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    As always, it was a fun and delicious dinner! We went for a work dinner and everyone had a good time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Andrea
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but the service is slow.
    Mrsbaker
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Flavors
    KMMc
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I enjoy the multiple flavors of the food, sauces, and dressing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lipat
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sayonara, Teppanyaki?!
    SunshineDine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not have a great experience
    Pattyvw
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • onebadone
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have always enjoyed every aspect of Benihanas. Today was a notable exception that the Lobster was horrible.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My 6 year-old daughter loved it. Excellent service!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    PepperVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely disappointed
    chips
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Benihana and our Wedding Anniversar
    BenihanaJuly192014GREAT
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic