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
163 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (123)good for groups (111)kid-friendly (68)great for lunch (32)fit for foodies (31)hot spot (30)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (14)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)notable wine list (8)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • It is all fantastic!
    Dex1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Every course was fantastic from the tempura appetizer to the prime rib steak finale. The chef cooked everything to perfection. The service was great as well. I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Special Occasion Place
    frivoless
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Benihana is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just to go for date night. Food is great and service is wonderful. The only complaint is even with a reservation we had to wait another 15-30 minutes both this time and last time we went.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining experience!
    rush16journey
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    What could be better than seeing your food cooked right before your eyes? Well, that plus the chef gives a show while doing so. Great for special occasions and something out of the ordinary!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Time
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had reservations for 5:45, and by 6pm we were seated. Our server was very attentive to everyone at the table, very personable, always smiling, continuously refreshing our drinks, asking if we needed anything. He didn't have a name tag on that I can remember, but he was part of what made the experience special. Our chef, Andre S. was also very personable, funny, and he also made sure to reference the special occasions at the table. He did a great job of entertaining all of us, along with preparing our food perfectly. I told them in advance that my husband had seafood allergies, and they took the utmost care to make sure that his food was prepared before any seafood was put on the grill. We'll definitely be back! Food was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana B'day
    1014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had reservations, seated shortly and served immediately. We had the striped bass and the prime sirloin. I didn't know sirloin could be so delicious. The suggested wine was wonderful. All in all it was a wonderful birthday. The $30. birthday gift certificate is surely a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall experience
    Jenmor1
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Service was great our waitress was the only good thing, chef looked like he didn't know what he was doing, he didn't gave a show and when he tried, he kept dropping everything , food was burnt n no flavor at all, not worth the money
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable experience.
    ArizonaDiner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fun restaurant, good server. Definitely good food. Only issue was the wait to be seated (probably goes with the experience).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday
    OceanViewiers
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I really enjjoyed our server Anthony! He was Great! he was Funny, Energetic, Great personality! My Daughter and granddaughters were with me, the gils had a blast. The Chef was Great too. He kept out attention while entertaining us at the same time, Good job!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I am not always thrilled to have to share a private dinner experience with other people I do not know. There were two items... Sushi and tempura that were unavailable due to the one person who runs that part of the kitchen was not there. It was unfortunate that the sushi bar and tempura were not available. This was a specific item that our birthday person was looking for. All we got from the waiter was."I'm sorry but you won't hurt my feelings if you decide to leave." That was probably not the most appropriate response for paying customers
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bronxbomber99
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place and great food! Highly recomended. Always a favorite !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cycle
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Waiters and chefs excellant in their presentation. foood was great. Our group had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious and fun
    acmc151
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Wonderful fun atmosphere. Tasty fresh good too! Always an enjoyable experience thanks to great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More for the Spectacle
    TwoFoodLovers
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Benihana is a fun restaurant to visit for the sake of novelty, but the food isn't that great. If you've been once or twice, and the novelty isn't there, it's just another restaurant. Personally, I don't like being made to sit with strangers. It's awkward. I'm also not a huge fan of having my food made in front of me. Sure, it's fun to watch all of the theatrical flourishes, but there is something uncomfortable about watching my food get cold while I wait for my fellow diners to be served. As a person with food allergies, I will say that the staff was very attentive, but not very well informed. I was given no rice, for example, which should be safe. Meanwhile, the grill was not cleaned while allergens were being prepared alongside my food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    LovesSteak
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We went there for my birthday and the staff made me feel very special. When cooking the rice, the chef configured it to look like a heart. All the staff was very attentive and anticipated the need for more soft drinks. I got the colossal mango shrimp and hubby got the beef with scallops. Was all cooked perfectly and was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun lunch
    Goodtime4me
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Good food, kids enjoyed the show, we enjoyed the food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was My Birthday!
    MattTheNurse
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great restaurant with great food! I went to celebrate my birthday. The waitstaff was a little rude to me and my entourage. They could definitely work in customer service. But overall, I had a pretty good experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate birthdays!
    foodlovers
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The chef was great! Since my grandkids have been there before the chef had to step up his cooking skills and did a great job entertaining them! The food was delicious and the green tea was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost great, a few fouls
    fishlover
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    There is no dining experience like a Benihana experience. It's a lot of fun and the food is great. If I were to recommend a Benihana to a friend I might say to try a restaurant other then the one I went to. Things didn't seem to be managed very well and it could have been a bad night, that restaurant, or maybe it is the way Benihanas are. We had a reservation for 6:30 and we weren't seated until like 6:50. They sat us and then walked away, and we literally sat there for like 10 minutes before they took a drink order and then other 5 minutes before they got back with the drinks. I was a server in the past and all Hell would have broken loose if I treated a table like that. I ordered steamed rice with my meal and never got it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Service by Javier
    devonvilla
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our server Javier was AMAZING. Seriously some of the best dining experiences ever because of his kindness, attention to detail and how awesome and accommodating he was for our daughter on her birthday celebration! I would highly recommend him and I can't wait to go back in October for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Experience
    delish2dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My family and I had an amazing time at Benihana. Our chef and server made it very fun and special. You guys rock!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unremarkable performances
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a wonderful place to eat, yhe show is always predictable but the foods performance leaves you wanting more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but its not the same
    ScottB
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Reservations were for 715. The chef didn't arrive at the table to cook until 830 The food was unusually good. Chef told us he doesn't cool to Benihana standards. Tis a shame his way tasted better Don't know if I'll be back. A restaurant that loses 6 chefs in one day isn't in good shape. That's why we had a long wait Also didn't appreciate the chef giving part of my food to another patron who wanted to taste it. She wants to taste something she can buy it herself
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Justme
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was the first time for 4of our group of 7 at any type of Benihana-type restaurants. Also, 4 of the patrons have shellfish allergies which I informed them on the reservation, at the front desk, to the waiter, and finally to the cook, who indicated he should have been informed before he came out, but wasn't. (I'm thinking had he known there would have been something other than shrimp offered for appetizers, but there wasn't). Also, the cook informed us they were extremely short staffed and he would be rushing through the presentation/dinner. It was a good experience but I feel from my previous experiences it could have been an excellent experience especially since we had children who had never been there before. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate
    Maaama6
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Sad that the don't have fire on the tables anymore:(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    AsainFoodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    As usual the food was good and well presented, by a partially trained cook
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kid friendly and family fun!
    McHomies
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate