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Benihana - Chandler
Benihana - Chandler

Benihana - Chandler Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/chandler-az-cd
  • Email: chandler@benihana.com
  • 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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Went there to celebrate my wife's b-day. The noise level was up that night but not irritating, which I can contribute to the college bound young people there for prom night. The food was good, especially the filet. It literally seemed to melt in my mouth. Didn't save any for home that night. Another couple at our table had lobster and they seemed to really enjoy it. Next visit I'll have to look for a filet and lobster combo (don't think they normally have it). Mgt pitches in on the service. A Mgr came up and asked if he could refill my drink when I was waiting for the server to return. Most importantly, my wife enjoyed it and the whole party had fun too. And of course, we enjoyed the chef's entertainment, especially the kids."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Fun is what Hibachi is about. The entertainment could be scaled up a bit. Food had good flavor and te staff did care."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the steak the most tender and flavorful we've ever had. Shrimp and scallops were fresh and sweet. Service was spotless, with attentiveness and timeliness perfectly executed. The only negative I have is that it was really noisy and not conducive to a romantic night out. It made it hard to hear our chief at times."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I could eat there everyday!!!!!!! Love everything about it!!! Mmmmmmmmgood!!! Thanks"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The atmosphere and food was great. Definitely pricey. The sushi rolls were very good but expensive for the amount you get. Was very busy on a Monday evening, so plan accordingly and make reservations."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My boyfriend took me to Benihana for my birthday. We made reservations for 830. We arrived at 820 and informed the hostess of our reservations. We waited and waited, then waited a little more. By the time we were seated, it was 5 minutes to 9. I didn't understand the point of making reservations when we still had to wait. And surprisingly it wasn't busy so I really didn't get the wait. Overall, I had a good experience. I enjoyed my dinner and Sam the chef was great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We dined at the Chandler location with Zack as our waiter and Seth was our Chef. We had such a great time- both were so engaging and fun that it made our night. The food was great as usual and the attention given from both men was exceptional. You definitely have some great employees at this location."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We took friends with us this time ! They were so happy with everything :)"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Better than the Benihanas in Las Vegas. Chefs were a lot more entertaining."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and our table mates a graduation so we were ready for some hot grill action. The food was good withe the chicken fried rice nicely done without excessive soy sauce. Every dish was tasty although my spouse found the lemon chicken somewhat bland. My score is lowered because the chef just was not that much fun. Did not engage very well (language barrier?) and was light on the sleight of hand and theatrics that we have seen at other restaurants' teppan tables."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Love the hibachi dining. Service was great. Food was yummy!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was impeccable!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was our 1st time experiencing Benihana, and we were not disappointed!! It was the best place I could think of for my 30th birthday!! We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This place is hot! Great service. Super people.. Attention to detail.."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time and I will be back soon! The food and entertainment were both excellent!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was nice. Very friendly people. It was hard to hear the chef for the noise. Not an everyday event."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We were there for our 30th anniversary. It was an awesome experience and the food, service and chef was awesome. er"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back. We even decided to do my 30th Birthday there in May. The food was fantastic and we loved trying some new things. It was definitely worth the price! We especially liked not having to cut our meat. Our chef was also funny and entertaining, Jeff, and so was our waiter. . The picture at the end was the icing on the cake! We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were celebrating my 63 rd B-Day. At our table was a gentle and his wife who was celebrating his 42nd B-Day and a young man and his three cousins celebrating his 18th B-Day. We had a great time the conversation flowed well and even though there were three generations we all got along so well.. Oh yeah the food was great which is why you go to Benihana"s anyway."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "First, we had to wait about 30 mins. to be seated. Once we were seated we waited again for service. Waiter was excellent and fun but all he could do was drinks and to take orders. We waited again for the chef to finally show up and begin cooking. Chef was also good, but a bit slow. We were there for 3 hours. Too long. I don't think they were prepared for our reservation and/or were short staffed."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The Service and food were terrific. We had a great chef! The only negative thing I can say was that I was sat next to a little baby in a highchair, who kept grabbing at my silverware/glass/arm etc. the whole night. Kindof took away from the romantic evening we were trying to have. But, when you are seated with strangers, that's a chance you take I guess. Overall it was a good experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I visited a few days ago. This chef was new and his tricks weren’t as smooth. Some of our food ended up cold because we were waiting to eat it with the rest of the entrée. The meal was good but because I have an allergy, the chef said that the mushrooms would be cooked at the end. No mushrooms cooked or served at all. We were seated with a party of four and a party of 2. The party of 4 didn't realize that we were all going to sit around one table. They were irritated they had to cram together and made little effort to scoot together, so my husband was not fully able to sit on the bench. Our server Junko was prompt and willing to refill our glasses and remove dishes once we had finished each course."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Food was great but is was slow in getting it all going."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My Wife and I went here for a late Valentine's Date we were only a party of two and they seat 8 per table/grill. We had a great time the couple who sat next to us were very friendly and outgoing. We were able to have great conversation. Our Chef was Jeff and he was very entertaining and the food was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been to a few different Benihana's - this one did not impress me as far as being a romantic place. It was too lit, and not that appealing, the bar area was small and crowded/compact - The service was pretty good and the food NEVER lets me down! Overall, I would go as a group and have fun, but not the best for romance, unless it is a first date, then it would be great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have been going here for years and it's always a good experience"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful Valentine's day experience. Our chef Kyle was unforgettable! Service great, managers visited our table twice. Overall 6 stars on a scale of 5, well worth every dime!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "In all fairness, I have several friends who highly recommended this place so my opinion is just that, my opinion. The prices were high and the food didn't have much flavor. If you don't care for ginger, don't go because both of their only sauces were made with ginger so I ate my food plain...no they don't have steak sauce for your steak. The portion sizes were extremely small compared to other restaurants. At other places I usually go home with food but not here. I didn't eat all day to enjoy the food so I was forced to eat it because I was starving. You couldn't understand the chef because he was so used to repeating the same thing over and over again and he stopped trying to say things in a way that we could understand him or hear him."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was slightly overcooked because of stories and tricks. The chef was also doing tricks specifically to make him laugh etc...unfortunately other diners were not excited by our toddler's exuberance and the manager came to talk to us."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Staff at benihana was great, the waiter was great and the chef angel made it fun with his show and talent at cooking food. Manager came thru to ask how everything was going. Thanks to opentable for making the reservation it was fast and easy."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Although the food quality was superior, the speed of the service was not. Waiting an hour for the chef to visit the table to prepare the food is unacceptable. Staff was friendly and pleasant, but this Chandler location needs to change their reservation/walk-in process to prevent a meal from lasting 2.5 hours. That is an excessive amount of time to dine for a meal."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I found the table to be pretty nice but the server messed up my order and the order of someone else at the table. The chef wasnt very energetic either."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We visit this restaurant five or six times a year. We only dine in restaurants about once a month. We love Benihana and ususlly choose to celebrate Birthdays and our anniversary there. Our adult children alwsys request Benihana for their Birthday dinner. We always feel like it is a special occasion when we dine there. The "dinner show" is always great and the food is always perfect. Occasionally we go there for a special date night. We highly reccomend Benihana!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I always heard of Benihana's but I never got to experience it for myself- until my birthday. My family members are very picky eaters. When we go out to eat we take the service and ambiance into consideration. Benihana's blew it out of the water. Our waiter was fun and energetic, he really paid attention to our needs. We had a two year old at the table and he included him by making Mickey Mouse's head out of the fried rice, he loved that. Over all it was a great time. I would recommend this to all my friends."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Had a great time at dinner with my wife for her birthday. Would definition do this again with family and friends. Kids will enjoy the food and excitement of the chef. Highly recommend for the experience."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "I love the fun at Benihana and sitting with other people, getting to meet & chat. Didn't get the photo this time (it was my birthday), but the meal was great! :)"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Great service. Funny waiter and chef made for a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The last couple of years, I have gone to Benihana's for dinner to celebrate my birthday. It has a great atmosphere for couples, families, and small groups. You sit at tables in groups of eight, so more than that and you wouldn't be able to converse with the rest of your group. I like to watch my food being cooked right in front of me and the quality of the meat and produce is excellent! Benihana, Thank you for being so wonderful and accommodating. I almost didn't make it in this year because of my health but even with my last minute cancellation you let me move my reservation to the next day."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. He had never been to Benihana, so we thought this would be a great experience...and we were right. Our chef, Daniel, was so entertaining and the food he made was delicious. They were very gracious about changing up the dishes to meet any dietary or palate requirements. We are already planning trips back. The dinner menu can be a little pricey for a large family, but the lunch menu has the same great dishes for half the price and there was still a ton of food. I would highly recommend for a special occasion or just for a fun night out with friends!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "A little difficult to get the waitresses attention to get more drinks and remove dirty dishes that were in the way. It was still a fun place."
    Dined on 1/26/2014