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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Dearborn reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (106)special occasion (102)great for lunch (53)kid-friendly (51)hot spot (27)fit for foodies (26)great for brunch (25)romantic (17)late-night find (13)neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great service was great but wait time can improve
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was horrible for the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Times!
    Donmac
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My son and I celebrated a fun birthday supper with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice meal great cook!
    Funtime
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Nice meal for the six of us and Mike that cooked was fun and loved what he served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    christmasinjuly
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I love benihana Chef's table. We were celebrating my birthday. The KOO our chef was great prepared the food just how we liked it. Our waitress was attentive. I brought a cake and they cut it for it. Overall it was a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Hosts
    familytime
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a terrible experience, the hosts were not concerned about sitting us promptly at all even though the restaurant was completely dead for a 4:30 pm dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef Elie
    MIZLADI
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I took my aunt, it was her 1st time & luckily we had a fun & entertaining Chef. He cooked our food to perfection, & didn't dry out the chicken. He also accommodated all the allergies & special requests. Very humble & a great spirit. His name is Elie my new favorite Benihana Chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Henry our cook was great
    luvrice2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was my friend first time there and he really enjoyed himself we will be back for more Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!
    Kimmer
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was my first visit and I was amazed! The food was amazing and I liked that you are in and out in less than a hour! The staff was amazing! I will be back for sure! Monroe county could use one of these restaurants! The fried rice was so good and great leftovers for breakfast! I don't eat out much because I am a very picky eater. But I was pleasantly surprised! Wish one of these restaurants was closer to my home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great time
    Elisha
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I went there for my birthday with friends we had so much fun I would do it again next year
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    DGCren1027
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    EVERYTIME I come to Benihana it's a very pleasant experience from the time I walk in the door! And the food is always AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably won't be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything was great besides the service. Cooks and servers were awesome, but the hostess'/greeters were rude, unfriendly, weren't welcoming, just overall didn't seem happy or great at their job!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good
    Traveler
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been to several hibachi places before and had a great time. Decided to try Benihana while in the area. Every thing was SLOW and disorganized, I never really got to eat my meal because I didn't get my rice till the food was cold and the checks were coming. The sushi roll came while the food was cooking so it wasn't cold. The appetizer came after the meal. The temperature inside was unbearable, being outside was a breath of fresh air and it was 86 degrees that evening. When we asked the chef where my rice was because I got the regular white rice he said the waitress gets in and again this was when he was cleaning the grill, why didn't he ask her sooner? Most other places the chef has all the rice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service do not match
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is great but service is lacking. Waiter didn't know the menu and actually asked customer to show menu and to see what the dish was when the customer asked a question. Brought out our bill in the middle of dinner and had not even brought out our desserts yet. Collected the bills while we were still eating dessert and before he cleared ANY of the dirty dishes off the table. Did not even say thank you for the tip. Then I went outside and the valet made me collect my own car because he didn't know how to drive a manual car....but still wanted a tip. Could be a great restaurant if the service ever catches up to the food.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Mushrooms!!
    Mushrooms
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My husband and I visited Benihana-Dearborn this weekend. Two weeks prior to that I had gone with a friend. On my first visit there, mushrooms were a part of our vegetables with our lunch. This time when I went, the chef only made mushrooms for 2 people!! There were 6 of us at the table! I asked for mushrooms, and the chef just bluntly said no! The waitress barely came to our table to check on us, but about 5 minutes after the chef left, she comes over with to go boxes trying to rush us out! Needless to say I asked for a refill and it took forever for me to get my refill. My experience this time really sucked from the chef to the waitress!
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is always great at Benihana
    WestlandDiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I have only been to the Dearborn Benihana. The food and chefs are always great, wait staff not always but we had an outstanding waiter this visit. There is always a wait for a table even with reservations. They are strict about policies and manager would not authorize a birthday mug for my grandson when his postcard had not arrived, which was a little unsettling given the limitations of using the birthday coupons so it isn't worth another visit for a $7 or $8 mug. I enjoy going here on my birthday but wouldn't go out of my way to eat here without the substantial discount because it gets really pricey with beverages and add-ons.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed again
    enjoy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We recently had not such a good experience here but because we had went so many times before I scheduled my aunts birthday dinner back at this one instead of trying out another location. BAD mistake. The day was 90 degrees out and inside the air was not working, understanding this isn't something they can help we stayed to enjoy our food. However behind our table was a register so every time a waitress was there(which there wasn't really anytime there wasn't someone there) they complained about the heat and poor working conditions. As well as the chef put food on someone's plate realizing he made a mistake he took it back of the plate and mixed it back on the grill to add to the correct plate. This was completely disgusting to my group.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet