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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. Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well as your taste buds. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice and dice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma as savory vegetables, shrimp and lobster sizzle before your eyes.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and temaki sushi, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Benihana's must have been short staffed during our visit, because it took 40 minutes to be served the soup course of our meal and it was well over an hour before a chef appeared at our station. The chef, noting how long most of us had sat awaiting the main course, even commented on the unreasonably long time span. Not cool, Benihana's!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We go here every year for our birthdays and the ambiance never seizes to amazing us. Our chef was very entertaining and enter active. The food is so tastey, it's hard to compare. Always look forward to going to this restaurant. 5 stars!!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "the chef was new (he told us this) and everything he did was not seasoned and wzy over cooked"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was the first time our party of 4 had ever been at Benihana so that should be taken into consideration for the review. The service was very good but the food was disappointing. It is also very loud even though we sat at a corner table in the periphery of the restaurant. Also, given that they prepare the food at the table, it is very very warm/hot. Not comfortable for a relaxed dining experience. Lastly, the singing of happy birthday (4 times) to adults seems a little weird."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We love Benihana! It was our daughter's 11th b-day and she picked Benihana. They made her day even more special and the food was superb!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We go here occasionally to enjoy good food and love the chefs and how entertaining they are!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I've always enjoyed the chef's shows here. However the chef was trying to hard to do the show and forgot how to cook. His distribution of food was poor as he wasn't serving people at equal times. One of the members in my party asked for white rice and never recieved it. I asked for a medium rare fillet and received a well done fillet. Even after I told the chef three times it was supposed to be medium rare. Extremely sub par meal at best. Probably wont go back anytime soon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great experience. There were 6 of us. We usually go at least once a month and most of the time get the chefs special. First time we had this chef Marve. He was very good! Did everything we asked. We really enjoyed him and he cooked the food just how we liked. Going again before end of month to use my birthday certificate. I am going to ask to have him again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Disappointment is hard word to use for a place I love to eat and visit, but I do have to say that on my visit of June 12, 2014 was a complete waste of money. The food had no flavor and knowing that that the cook was only on his 2nd week of being a chef, made the whole night go down from there. It does make me wonder if I have to ask the cook how long he has been on the job before I decide to order or walk way from the table. I will eat there again but I can't experience another disaster at the prices that this establishment charges."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "we ordered lobster, shrimp, scallop, calamari. it was fantastic. taste fresh and juicy. I just wish I can have more vegetable, since the chef passed the mushrooms, to my plate, it's not too many left ,so sad. also, there's a small child sit on the same table with us that night. she was crying loud all the time, we kind of understand, but kind of noisy to our special occasion. wish you can have different arrangement next time."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "First time there and my girlfriend and I had the best dinner date. If want some entertainment and a fantastic dinner. Go here. Nuff' said."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The last time I went, I noted the chef was fairly new, and made a lot of mistakes. That trend continues. Last time the chef shorted me some of my food. This time he served it to someone else. The other person who got it immediately realized it, and we were able to switch plates, which was ok, but what if he had already used it? Ewww Then later, I was given someone else's food. The chef actually asked me to move the food off my plate onto his. I certainly didnt move all of it, and the other diner was shorted. The chef should have just acknowledged his mistakes, and fixed it properly. The chef was on the job for less than two weeks. Its not a pleasant dining experience any more. For the amount of money one pays, we deserve better service"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I am a somewhat private person, so sharing a table with complete strangers wasn't my favorite, but it also wouldn't prevent me from going again."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Once again, we were kept waiting 20+ minutes when we had a reservation with Open Table. We go here a lot and almost always they do not honor the reservation and make us wait with everyone else who was a walk-in."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Everything is good. But way too much butter and salt. Tends to be noisy. Once seated it tends to take a while."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had a girls night out last Friday to celebrate my sisters b day. Our reservations were for 7:30 and we were running a bit late. We called to push back to 8:30 and they were very accommodating. We were seated promptly upon arrival. Although it was her first night, our waitress was great! We ordered about 5 half rolls and they were amazing! We had grilled steak, chicken and shrimp which were also amazing! I recommend the Udon plates, the spicy sauce is incredible. Overall great experience except for when our tab arrived. We split the tab and after several attempts by the manager and 30 minutes of waiting, she finally got it right."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "First off, I madereservations on open table.com where I also mentioned that it was our anniversary dinner and when asked atthe table I also mentioned it was our anniversary. That was the last time it was mentioned at all. There should also be a notice that you will be sharing your table with complete strangers even if you have a party of five. The young man who was our chef seemed unexcited and his act was already played out by the two tables next to us so we could have left for panda express after waiting for our own "exPerience" because we saw the show and that is all we are really paying for at benehanas. Overall, cost to value was way off the mark for us and we have no intention of eating there anymore. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This has become our regular birthday dinner celebration. Food is good but portion has reduced over the years. Although mealis pricy, Chef's table coupon helps. Memorable photo collection is growing over the years."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Our drink server was great but the Chef took forever to come out. They said they we're short staffed. Our reservation was at 7:30 and we didn't get our first course til 9:00"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Been here many times. Server wasn't overly hospitable almost seemed overwhelmed. Althoughthe table chef was very nice forgot to give our sauces and didn't really seem to get into the tricks that keep us coming back. Had that been my first time ... wouldn't have gone back. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014