Benihana - Dearborn
Benihana - Dearborn

Benihana - Dearborn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/dearborn-mi-db
  • Phone: 3135933200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm -10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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: Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Southfield Freeway
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Dearborn
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 WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Dearborn reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (94)special occasion (92)great for lunch (44)kid-friendly (38)fit for foodies (32)hot spot (22)great for brunch (18)romantic (16)late-night find (12)neighborhood gem (5)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • FUN
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food is great but when it comes to be seated you have to still wait a while even if you have RSVP.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parents anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Awesome chef work on the grill table, good waitress, yummy drinks (strawberry daquiris) and delicious food! Overall great experience.. Will be back again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    TJluvstodine
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I always enjoy Benihana's. The staff is very helpful. The food is always delicious. Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweetest day disaster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was excited to see that reservations could still be made the day before I wanted to go. I booked them arrived early yet still had to wait an hour to be seated. It was busy so I expected some sort of wait. But when It took another twenty minutes for my drinks and soup I was out done. But that wasn't it just the long wait you wouldn't believe that not even five minutes after the chef was done, the waitress was back with boxes. So I drove a hour to wait a hour and a half to be rushed out in fifteen minutes...I won't be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smokey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    the food was good. the service was good. the grill never seemed to be clean - not before or after the meal. the difficult part was that the smoke from the grill was continuously streaming into my 12 and 6 year olds faces. even after we mentioned it to the server and cook they were like - ya sometimes that happens. did not make it fun for the kids when they cant breathe...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review for manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food was great, but the service was lousy. Server had a attitude, took along time to come back and check on us for anything. Finished my meal before she came to check on for refill. JUST TERRIBLE SERVICE
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seafood allergy
    Deedeej4393
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    seafoodallergy cooked shrimp right in my face causing my throat to flair up. I could've died !
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebrations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been bringing my son for his birthday (he and I share a birthday ) since he was a small child, he is now 19. We celebrated his 19th and my 50th on Oct 10th along with his gma on the 12th. The only downside was the server never came back to take a BDay photo which we get every year. Other than that...everything was great! Awesome Food! Awesome Entertainment by our Chef! Everyone was very pleasant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service yet
    Meeko
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The server & cook we had was great. The server & cook was very friendly. Food was seasoned good and it was great. Very good experience!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic service
    happilyserved
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Cameo was our server she understood our needs and accomidated them. She is probably the best server we have ever had at any restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teresa
    Benihana
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Eli and Sherry are the best!!!! There service and food prep are awesome. I love having them for my dinner servers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, okay service
    KrazyKatLadys
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food at Benihana is always great and we never have complaints however our waitress was less than attentive. Our group constantly had to ask for more drinks and our soups and salads were brought out extremely late.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT TIMES!!
    MrsPops57
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Every time we go to Benihana's we have a great time!! We usually go there for a Birthday or special occasion, but sometimes we go....just to go!! The cooks are just great and entertaining, and the service is good too!! Always have a great time!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor choice for 70th birthday
    Foodie3543
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Reservations resulted in an almost 30 minute wait. 5 people were manning the front desk and did more talking than working. After 10 minutes in the lobby a manager directed us to the bar, saying have a drink or an appetizer (for which we were charged) to make space in the lobby. We waited 15 minutes and were led to a table in the bar area that had been open the whole 15 minutes, true story. We were handed lounge menus. When I requested a full menu I was given one that was dripping with liquid all down two pages. I told the waiter I was displeased and he did nothing, he didn't even bring a manager over. The food was excellent and I didn't want to ruin my father-in-law's B-Day, but man, what a poor choice we made picking Benihana that night.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always A treat!
    yumyum
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It's never a disappointment when we come to dine here! My husband and I love to come here for a great dinning experience. Highly recommend people to come and enjoy not only the delicious food but also well as the friendly environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    Notcomingback
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have heard great reviews of this place so I reserved a table for my husbands birthday. Being our first time we weren't exactly sure what to expect. We were so confused about everything from what to order, to how it was cooked and served. My husband ordered the filet expecting a filet steak not knowing it was going to be a stir fry and cut up etcetera. The waitress was not informative at all and seemed to not know what was going on as well although she said she wasn't new. Then to top it off we realized we did to get the tea that was supposed to be included with the meal. The chef was great, friendly and fun and made great food but other than that it was definitely not worth the $82 :/
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pleasant experience
    Blayze
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very enjoyable. Recommend to others for social event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time at Benihanas
    Lunchdate
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was great as always.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate.
    Beni
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    What great waiter you have in Ken. The service and food is important to you having a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    TJluvstodine
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Good food and great service! The chef was really interactive. The food was delicious and so were the drinks. Great tricks on the grill for the kid.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was bad weather outside and the hostess seemed a bit annoyed that we arrived five minutes late and we were still waiting for another couple to arrive. so the hostess said to me that we weren't going robe able to keep our spot. He was extremely rude but once we finally got to sit our waiter and cook were great and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    DetroitMommyof2
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good food as always, Great Chef "Danny". However the waitress wasn't very attentive, We never recieved refills on beverages even after we flagged her down and asked for one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely done here again
    Raquel977
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The chef was great, the waiter was great, and we all enjoyed our dinner experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went out with people for our birthday dinner. Ordered drinks, but the soup and the salad came out before we got our drinks. It was a wait to get seconds, and they didn't take our picture. We have been going there are since it was Kyoto's back in the day. First time no picture. Food was excellent as usual, and you get your monies worth. Will continue to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations work!
    Iluvtolive1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Reservations made 24 hrs prior no wait upon arrival. We were placed at an existing fully occupied table that already began to order and we felt rushed to order. Afterward however the chef was great and the service okay. I asked the waitress about having a complimentary photo taking for my husbands birthday and she said she would send someone over but she never did so I got up and asked a hostess who sent someone over who pleasantly took the photo.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Dining Experience Ever
    luv2dinethere
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I absolutely love Benihana. My bff's and I meet there once per month for dinner. It is our favorite place. The wait staff is very kind, courteous, and knowledgeable. The cooks do an excellent job of preparing the food & keeping us entertained as well as engaged in conversation. Awesome dining experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner 9-5-14
    swandoggydogg
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was fantastic as usual. It did take quite some time before the hibachi chef arrived at our table and get started. Otherwise, this was a great dinner where we celebrated a birthday for a 15 year old young man.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch experience
    maial96
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My friend and I went to celebrate our birthday's. We had been too busy to go for dinner so we went for lunch. We had great service. The prices were excellent. The full menu is pretty much available for lunch and you can add options if you like. The flavored sake was a hit. The chef Eli was great and the server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Leelee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great service was great but wait time can improve
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was horrible for the price
    dissatisfied
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was too expensive. They charge extra if you want fried rice with your dinner. It was very hot, causing us to sweat. Portion size was small. We did not get refills very often on our drinks. The waiter was too over worked and was not able to provide good service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    my table seemed to be filled with regulars. They knew how to order. And what to expect. It's not so much about the food but about the show.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • horrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I made reservations for my fiancé to celebrate his birthday. First, outside the restaurant were people smoking by the entrance doors. When we walk in, there was a crown about 20-25 people standing around. there was no organization and difficult to get to the kiosk to check-in. When we were seated, the waitress was in a rush to take orders instead of giving us time. The cook was not so friendly and sociable. The cook top must have been too hot or the vent system above was not working properly. There was nothing but white smoke that our eyes were burning. The food was salty. I ordered a Haiku Colada that the waitress did not bring until she brought the checks. And didn't bring refills while we ate. She just disappeared. never again will i go!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've had better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My overall experience was Ok. The chef was good, but that was about it. Even with a reservation we waited for 30 minutes before we were seated and then basically played the waiting game the rest of the night. We waited on a server, waited for the chef, waited forever for the food to be cooked. I like other Benihana locations but I will probably never visit the Dearborn location again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    Sonnybee34
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The members in our party had a great time. Our Server, Diamond, did everything she could to accommodate us and was pleasant in the process#
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time and probably last time
    UnhappyDiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Reservations at 4pm for Birthday dinner with one guest. We were seated promptly. We both ordered Benihana Delight chicken and shrimp. I was disappointed with the ginger salad. The dressing just did not taste good. I would have preferred more choices besides ginger salaud or onion soup. The mustard sauce was very good, and I was given 1 mustard sauce and one ginger sauce. I would have preferred 2 mustard sauces or more of a selection. I ordered the strawberry lemonade with free refills. The waitress was professional and attentive and refilled without prompting. The chef was courteous and skilled with a terrific personality. Overall it was an hour and a half for the complete meal including dessert (chocolate ice cream)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neeners
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a Great Cook that put on a good show along with his excellent cooking skills! We enjoyed "watching" him prepare our meal in a fun, entertaining way!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed again
    enjoy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This has been multiple times in a row the service, food and atmosphere have only got worse. I will never return to this location.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skip this location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Server was awful - not friendly or attentive. Had to wait too long for drinks. Witnessed filthy habits in the restaurant including food spilled on the floor and not picked up for more than 20 minutes with employees stepping over a huge pile of food on the floor. The chef did a nice job and food tasted great. We were rushes out of there in less than 10 minutes from the chef finishing when the server arrives with take out boxes and asked if we wanted our ice cream. No option for after dinner drinks or cocktails. Not the atmosphere and fun experience I remember from years ago.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    nikol07
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food is absolutely delicious when you sit at the steak house. My boyfriend and I were having lunch in the steak house section. The chef ran out of rice, so he ordered our extra rice from the sushi bar it was horrible and dry. So then he had another chef make our rice at the other chefs steak house section and it was delicious! The rest of the food was amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very dissatisfied
    dissatisfied
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    poor ventilation, one person sang happy bday for a second for my son. the cook rarely talked, don't get enough food for the money you pay, the cook give others food because they ask even if it's not what they ordered, leaving paying customers short. The waitress didn't bring requested items ex. (Side garlic butter, cherries, water ).. very unsatisfied
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic