Benihana - Chandler
Benihana - Chandler

Benihana - Chandler

  • 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: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Chandler reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (123)good for groups (111)kid-friendly (71)fit for foodies (32)hot spot (27)great for lunch (27)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (8)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Fun dining
    Mia04
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Celebrated Office Holiday luncheon. Everyone enjoyed it, there was a variety of food for entire group to select from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun times!
    Jess
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We went for my birthday celebration, just two of us. Had a 8:15pm reservation but they were able to fit its in a little earlier. They say us at a table full of birthdays, So the vibe was high and fun. The menu prices are a tad high for dinner, lunch is a little lighter on the wallet. The place was packed, So I do suggest making reservationd prior to arrival. The food is amazing and the cooks make it fin to watch them prepare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow
    Foodmonger
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    2nd time here in the past month. Each time it took over 1 hr from our reservation time to getting any food (soup or salad). Make sure you have a reservation here, and plan on booking it for at least 45 minutes or more before you really want to eat. This location appears to be understaffed (or poorly managed). We actually had another worker filling in for the chef. Other locations (Scottsdale) offer better service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why such the rush?
    Shishbot64
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Like many, enjoy coming here for my birthday. Didn't know about happy hour prices in the bar. Next time we go there first because prices are slightly cheaper. Once seated service moves quite quickly and once done with the cooking it seems you are rushed to finish your meal. So the next party can be seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I took my 6 yr old son for his birthday and he loved it! It was a great change from Chuck E. Cheese. He was amazed at the skill and interaction of the chef. I would recommend Benihana for all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Celebrating Special Occasions at Benihanas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I LOVE that Benihana's has such a great birthday certificate!! I've only been to Benihana a few times. But had such a wonderful time I would love to start going more! They really make a night out for dinner feel like a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Customer Service
    SatisfiedCustomer
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My wife and I experienced a customer service issue on a previous visit. I sent an email detailing the problems we experienced. I was contaced immediately by Carlos, an assitant general manager. He owned the problem and said he had used my email for training and steps were taken to solve the problem. He invited the wife and I to return for a meal on the house. We did return and it was a lovely experience. The employees were superb and the food delicious. I was not expecting a free meal. Carlos went above my expectations to satisy a customer. Kudos
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    Krissy
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We have been going to this chain for years. Always a pleaser.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining
    RedwashNeo
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It's a great place for dinner and the food is extraordinary. Very entertaining chefs and you get what you pay for! Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place to celebrate!
    cindeless
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I took my boyfriend there for his birthday with family and friends, and it was phenomenal! The staff sang a birthday sing and we got free ice cream for it! Everyone was super attentive and polite, definitely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Special Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Our family has begun coming here as a special treat for birthdays...my grandkids are mesmerized by the cooks and everything is excellent. Reservations are a must and try to go early and not at the end of the month.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Luvthefood
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Everything was great, my wife and daughter loved it, it was there first time thank you all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place to celebrate
    Mizzoufan
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Benihana is a great restaurant for a fun and relaxed evening. Just be sure to leave plenty of time, as dinner is about 2 or 2.5 hours. The lobster and shrimp were wonderful and the chicken fried rice is out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    danielp30
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Friendly clean environment. There six in our party and everyone had a great time. Good food, entertaining chef and a clean and comfortable environment. What more could we have asked for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had originally tried to come on Wednesday night and was told an up to 2 hour wait. So made reservations for Saturday night instead. Initial server that took drink orders was good, chef seemed relatively new and therefore was not up to previously experienced levels of proficiency. The food tasted good and was cooked properly but not with usual flair. Also no bean sprouts? I have been a Benihana customer for many years in many cities, always had bean sprouts. This chef said they had never done them? Overall would probably try again but would not be in my top 10 list. Further I think the wait times were relevant to lack of personnel available. Poor management of table inventory. Thank you
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    everything was good, don't want to really complain about anything, are chef was really good so was the service, however we did have to wait awhile for are chef to get there, and things developed really slow, other than that it was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    GSmith
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have always enjoyed Benihana and this experience did not disappoint me. As always, the food was great and the chef was very entertaining. We had some kids at the table and he did a great job including them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    grtreviews
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service here was fantastic. Clean food was fresh hot served well. Great family friendly social place for friends family. Or even special occasions. I will return often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reilly Price
    RDPme
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Service, food and chef Marv were all excellent! The staff was wonderful about resolving any concerns I had with redeeming a coupon. It will be a place I will visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Dinner was very good and entertaining. It is a good place to take a group of people out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Chef CHU is engaging & entertaining
    dlx1VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our chef Chu was outstanding - Chu is the best Benihana chef we ever had, so entertaining & had such a personality! He made the lunch even better than it usually is.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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