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Benihana - Columbus
Benihana - Columbus

Benihana - Columbus Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/columbus
  • Phone: (614) 436-3705
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Polaris Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Columbus
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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Diner Reviews
  • "I thought compared to other "japanese steak houses" the food was just ok. Everything was bland and didn't have much flavor. Also, the price point was much higher then other steak houses that are similar. I will not go back."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "As usual, it was great. Great food, and very entertaining chef."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I took my son here for his 7th birthday. Both the server and the chef did a great job of making him feel special."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I have dine at Benihana before and always had good service. If you're looking to enjoy a meal with your spouse and don't want to spend a lot of money, I recommend the Feast for Two. You'll get a lot of food for good price. My family and I have tried almost all entrees that are cooked on hibachi grill and have never been disappoint. The waitress and chef were very nice and try to entertain you while cooking the food."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We are extremely disappointed by our waitress and location of our reserved table which was right behind the hostess stand leaving us exposed to the whole lobby. Our waitress could not have been and ruder, from drink orders to insulting my 75 year old mother to lack of service."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "They restaurant was very nice and clean but lacking in the service department. First my mother was served wine in a broken glass. We had reservartions at 7 and had to wait until every last one of the party was there to be seated which added about 10 more minutes for them to get us a table. After twenty minutes of sitting at the table watching everyone that worked there walk by us without even looking over, I had to go to the hostess stand to ask for a server. The chef was excellent (chris I think his name) and the food was amazing but we went there to celebrate my birthday and was not happy that I had to ask for a server."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Benihana is a great place for a group or special occasion dinner. We were celebrating birthday and had a group of 7 that was perfect for the table where we were seated. We enjoyed the chef cooking style and his art of showmanship. The food was great and not one person left hungry. We would be sure to return to Benihana again in the not to distant future."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great time! Chul was an awesome chef, kids had a great time and food was good, much lighter than most Japanese steakhouses."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had been here once before a few months ago and it was amazing. This visit, not so much. We live over an hour away and specifically made the trip for this dinner out. We sat at a table in the lounge and was expecting a nice relaxing time. The service was poor (waitress non-existent and took a long time to receive food), the sushi rolls were okay, but not like the first time. Our dinner was not good at all. My chicken was extremely dry, the vegetables were not like they were our first visit and our waitress was non-existent after our meals were basically thrown in front of us. This meal was certainly not worth the $75 (we just had sodas to drink). We will not be in a hurry to return. Sad seeing we really enjoyed the first visit."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been to the restaurant many of times and had a great experience. This time the server was not attentive, three people at our table orders were not correct, did not offer to fix it or even apologize."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Over the years Benihana has reduced the showmanship and increased it's prices considerably so we don't go very much anymore. However, we DO go on birthdays thanks to the $30 credit they give if you are part of their program. I miss the flames and showmanship though!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Usually when you go to a hibachi style Restaurant they make you feel special. I've been to this Benihana location 4 times and inky once out if the 4 times I felt like they cared we were there. This time they didn't stick us in the hibachi booth ( thank goodness, so uncomfortable) but we were put in the end and the other party on the other side which knew the people who worked there. I felt ignored, our chefs started cooking and our drinks which we order a while just came and than our salads. And this was a Sunday evening not busy at all. I will never go back to this location at Polaris again."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "First time there. We were early and waited at the bar (great happy hour drinks and snacks). We'll be back as service and food were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was very good, a bit pricey, but that is to be expected at a Japanese Steakhouse. I would suggest paying the extra $3 for the chicken fried rice. It was so good! I had steak and shrimp, and it may have been the biggest shrimp I have ever had! I was impressed with the friendly staff, prompt service, and the overall cleanliness of the place. It wasn't as flashy or as exciting as other Japanese Steakhouses can be since there isn't fire or a lot of throwing of food. However, I really enjoyed our chef. He was kind, personable, and professional. I would go again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I like the fact that i live so close so that I can enjoy all their great food, so fresh and a great selection of meats, seafood and sushi at its best!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Yum! Had the edamame appetizer and seafood hibachi. We Will be back!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Service good! Was a little disappointed because when I made reservations on open table, I indicated it was our anniversary but nothing was done for the celebration. Overall it was delicious though!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "consistently good food and entertaining to see it all cooked in front of you. Generally go for special occasion. Great birthday club benefit. Overall be ready to drop some cash though, especially pricey cocktails."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "These ambiance and entertaining did not disappoint. The food, while normally excellent, was a little below Benihana standards on this night. The quality of the filet mignon was of lesser quality than most. The Benihana punch on his night was not strong enough."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food is very good. But it's weird to be arranged to sit in a table with strangers. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food was awesome as usual. Chef did a nice job keeping the kids entertained."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Everything was great! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. The next time I . It will morentjan likely be in a group type setting."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I ordered the Land ‘N Sea with filet mignon and sea scallops. I ordered the filet medium rare, and when the chef gave it to me, it was more medium well. The chef had said it was his first night, so it was forgivable. The rest of the food was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "gggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my friend's birthday and we had a wonderful time. I servers were very attentive and the food was very good. We've decided that this would be a great spot to do many more celebrations!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I took my husband there for his birthday, and while I had mentioned several times it was his birthday, nothing special was done in celebration. There was a table next to us with a birthday and they came out and sang, etc, which was a little disappointing. The server seemed quite busy and a little frazzled. She was still great, as was the food- just wish his night could have been special as requested! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The service was great as it always is and the food was tasty. It's always fun to get basically a three course meal and a show. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I had gone to Benihana for a friend's birthday. The waitress didnt seem interested in us as she walked away everytime even before we finished our sentence. The chef on the other hand was very nice and interacted with us, asked if we are celebrating anything. The waitress didnt even ask if we wanted any dessert and got us the check. I was hoping they get us some dessert (I was willing to pay for it) since I had mentioned on the reservation. When I told this to the waitress, she asked if I had a birthday coupon and if she had to sing, I said no because at this point I wasnt interested. And the prices here are extremely high not at all worth the money."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I had heard many great things about Montgomery Inn. I lived in Cincinnati for a time and enjoyed eating at the original location. This location fell short for me. Our contact with staff was awkward and annoying and the food was not very good at all. Neither of us ate much of our meals. I felt like I was eating at Applebees, which is fine if that's what you're expecting to eat, not at a classy establishment with prices to match."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Waiter and chef excellent food, well prepared and very well presented. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brent - wonderful young man. Friendly, social, fast, wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have been to this Benihana a couple times before and most of the time, the experience and food is positive. This experience was awful. The only saving grace was our chef, Sam. The service was so slow which I don't think the fault was with the young man who was our server but rather lack of enough chefs to begin the meals. Unless that is how they expect your dinners to be, 3 hours long. We spent 30+ minutes from sitting down until getting just soup. The food was fine but things were not as good as they once were and the place seemed dirty or unclean. I was extremely disappointed in the entire experience. I would recommend another Japanese steakhouse to those looking. We will not be back here. :("
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Even though we had 6:00 p.m. reservations we had to wait until 6:30 p.m. to be seated."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The only issues were with the wait for a table. I made reservations over a week in advance. Arrived on time and we were told 10-15 min. wait. Try 35 minutes. A bit long for a reservation."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We frequent the Resturant at least twice a month. We always ask for Chef Chris to prepare our meal. He is professional, friendly and accommodating to meet any of our requests. His good is perfectly seasoned and cook to perfection as well. This particular visit our server did an excellent job as well."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "My meal was yummy and this was a fun first-time experience! Thanks for the birhday coupon, which was used as my brother treated me to dinner. Tasty hot-off-the-grill shrimp, steak and chicken... and a friend told me the fried rice was best, so that, too. I enjoyed an apple saki and plum saki sangaria drink... yummy! :)"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Tasty. Tasty tasty. Tasty. Tasty. Tasty. Tasty. Tasty "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This is such a fun place to celebrate birthdays. One of the best happy hours in town. Food was excellent as always. Service....lacking quite a bit. Server was very frustrated and seems stressed out. Chef was fun and entertaining. Dinner took over 2 hours so don't plan dinner here if you don't have a lot of time."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My 1st Visit was much better than this 2nd visit. We had to wait for 30 minutes in case another group and/or family came, which I thought was too long. Then after we ordered it took the Chef another 20 minutes to come & serve us, which was only 4 people. Our waiter keep forgetting to bring items we requested such as steamed rice, drinks, napkins, etc. Then to make matters worse there was hair in my yum-yum sauce. Although the Chef removed the dish it was in, the mere fact of it coming out of the Main metal container grossed me out & ruined my appetite for the rest of the dinner. As stated, this visit was much to be desired & I've Definitely had better!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Came for my wife's 40th birthday. Wanted a romantic time but was disappointed to be sat with children who starred (so no cuddling). They sat us closest to the kitchen door which was loud and distracting. even our birthday picture was ruined by shelving of dishes and cups by the kitchen which was our background. And not that it was bad, but you should have seen my wife's face when we found out that our chef was not Asian...because even the website pictures don't show any diversity, so, we were shocked. But, the food was the star...it was DELICIOUS! Our chef didn't know many tricks, but the price was reasonable and the sake was great! Would go again but would make specific requests next time."
    Dined on 4/18/2014