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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Dearborn reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (101)special occasion (97)kid-friendly (51)great for lunch (49)fit for foodies (31)hot spot (24)great for brunch (21)romantic (17)late-night find (11)neighborhood gem (6)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Poor choice for 70th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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 :/
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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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor service
    sabrina
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our waitress was the worst. She had no personality. She talkedto fast and could not understand. We order sushi rolls and she never brought us the soy sauce. She was in a hurry for everything. Our chef was top notch. Henry was his name. Our waitress name was Diana.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    SamT
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I went here for lunch with a customer. Not the quickest place to eat, but always good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Experience
    benihanareview24
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The waiter did not refill our drinks even though our reservation was at 7:30pm and the chef did not make it our table until 8:30pm It was a very long wait although we had a reservation. I would definitely choose another restaurant next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was slow
    foodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    They didn't have enough silverware so we had to wait for forks. They were short handed with chefs so we had to wait for an available chef. The wait was entirely too long considering I had a reservation and my party was there. We sat at the table promptly but after that everything went very slow. I had been dying to go to Benihanas and the food wasnt that great. The soup and salad was delicious though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server was rude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We waited at least 5 minutes until our server finally came to the table. She was super rude the entire dining experience. She didn't bring anyone drink refills until their cup was empty. Anything that was asked of her, she rolled her eyes. The plus side, our hibachi griller was excellent and the food was really good. I would visit this location again but hope I have a better server!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • two thumbs up
    verypleased
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and presentation were great. It was my kids first visit and they loved it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but...
    Letseat
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed our experience very much. It was our 5 year olds pick after preschool graduation. The hostess staff and our waitress were top notch. Our chef however, just seemed to be going through the motions. Very lackluster and I'm pretty sure left some things out, and/or did them with minimal enthusiasm. Disappointing, but the food was good as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HANDS DOWN THE BEST!
    TayluvzHana
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It gets no better than the Dearborn Location. They are by far the most finest of them all. Ots worth every penny i guarantee it and the food! UGH! A touch of Heaven lol! Go and enjoy you wont regret it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible serviceBenihana experience
    deeflie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I was really shocked at the service when we attended Benihana for my party of five first of all I had a 2:00 pm reservation and we were not seated until 2:40 pm the waiter was unattentive and horrible. He forgot to give us silverware and he forgot to bring us our appetizer sushi. He did not check on us for beverage refills and to top it all off he spilled my food when I needed a to go box. The only reason I Did not call for the manager is because we felt sorry for him because he had mentioned he thought he would be fired because of his horrible service on that day. My worse experience at Benihana to date and we frequent there at least 2 to 3 times per month.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun!
    maddamomeats
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It was really fun to go to Benihana for the first time, after I've heard so much about it. We had great service and a fun chef. My skeptical husband even enjoyed himself! He said, "Next time we come here, we're getting the chicken fried rice. It's worth the extra cost." :) Thanks for a fun evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time
    Elisha
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great time with my family celebrated my brother-in-law anniversary
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food Great Service Good time for the whole family to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Service So-So
    Wingnut55
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was very good, however the service could have been better. Asked for no dressing on salad, came with dressing. Menu states meal comes with green tea and dessert. Had to ask for both...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.