Benihana - Denver
Benihana - Denver

Benihana - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/denver-co-de
  • Phone: (303) 750-0200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hampden
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Denver
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 WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)good for groups (80)kid-friendly (65)romantic (16)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (15)hot spot (14)fit for foodies (13)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Birthday Spot. Nice place to meet friends.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We had a great wait staff ! She was very attentive. Great cook!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed celebrating my niece b-day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a great time celebrating my niece b-day. The service was excellent as always and the kids had a great time. The chef was very friendly as well as the server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great evening at Benihana!
    DME72
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We enjoyed the evening at Benihana! The service was great! The food was great! Our son enjoyed watching the chef flip the shrimp in his hat and he loved the volcano and choo choo train. :-) I would definitely recommend Benihana! We look forward to going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place for birthdays
    Djnovak8706
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    If you love Japanese food you'll love this place! It's fun watching the cooks preparing your food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a group
    buffdriver
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We went with my two kids who had heard of the place. We shared a table with another family, small child. Good opportunity to meet others and talk. Noisy! Busy! Lots of people were celebrating birthdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pammyVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was delicious as usual. The service was outstanding even though they were slammed with other customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My son and I attend Benihana's at least twice each year; this was another very enjoyable evening! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Yummydelights
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Went for an adult birthday celebration that included children. Everything was perfect. Entertaining for all and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening!
    Sissy
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Love coming here for special occassions. As always the food was wonderful and the service was great. Fun to bring family and friends here for a different dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service
    Greattimes
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The staff was very friendly and social. Food was prepared as requested and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special occasions
    Neazea
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was the first time I dined here and due to the pricing, couldn't quite frequent this establishment as much as I would like, but the service was great, the food was excellent and would definitely come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazingly tastie and fun
    Nightwithnokids
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Extremely fun atmosphere, amazing food, staff is kind and observant, great for random date nights!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Anonymous
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place is really fun and great for families or a big celebration. Very casual, super lively. Service is great. Food is good and an excellent value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stayclear1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Left without eating, waitress refused seating request, totally unacceptable. Restaurant was exceedingly noisy and over crowded.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need new host and hostesses
    Minniescorner
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    They do not cater to senior citizens. They used to have a very good hosting staff who would greet you and make sure you could get to a table easily. Reservations do not mean a thing to these new hosts and hostesses. We have been going for over 40 years and the past 2 visits have not gone well as far as seating and treating us with respect. Thank goodness for our waitress - excellent service!! I miss the old Benihana!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dinner
    Joeysreview
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Reasonable prices, good show, and tasty food all make Benihanas a great place to go for dinner. One of our regular places to visit when in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Meal
    mark69
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Fabulous Meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Faboulus Evening
    mark69
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a great time, with outstanding food and remarkable service. Great apps and happy hour priced wine in the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great fun for a 10th birthday
    EllenL
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our table host and chef were both spot-on with delivery. The cook held entertainment value demonstrating several utensil tricks and bad puns. Food was tasty, we ordered everything hibachi-style of course. The sesame ginger sauce is a must on almost everything. My one negative note would be to clear the plates and dishes more quickly, but there was ample room for most of it. A fun night out for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience.
    Raymondo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner. Food was great. It helps too when the group you are seated with have a personality
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little disappointed
    cheeks
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I've been here several times. The food has always been great but this time the cook wasn't as entertaining as I have had in the past. 3 of our ladies have never been there and while they enjoyed our company it just didn't have the laughing, joking evening. Sorry I love your restaurant but it fell short this time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesone experience
    2awesome
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    this was the first time that we have ever gone to this restaurant and it was a great experience we went for my birthday and they sing to me in English and in a different language the chef was great made us laugh it was just overall very awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food crabby chef
    Partyof5
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was delicious and everything started out great! We loved the drinks and apps we ordered- the chef started out fun but the HE messed up our order with the party next to us and actually scolded one of our friends for not correcting him! How was she to know he threw chicken on her plate- she didn't know it wasn't the spicy chicken she actually ordered... It put a damper on our night especially when the 5 of us spent almost $300. Loved the waitress she was a doll but Ricardo I think was his name needs to remember a little customer service goes a long ways!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've been coming to Benihanas for years and always enjoyed the experience. On this past occasion I was extremely disappointed. The chef was very inexperienced and burned a lot of the food, forgot the appetizers until the end of the meal, and the burnt smoke was blowing directly in my face. The "show" was without any heart, and poorly executed. Worst Benihannnas experience in 20 years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • About average
    KAR88
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Not as good as some Benihana restaurants but similar. Food was okay. I never got my rice. The meat was overcooked. The kids meal is a great option and abundant for a child. Our server was curt and seemed more eager to rush us than to serve us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Running on Japanese time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The only problem was that we had to wait 25mins for our table. We were not expecting that with a reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable but...
    KB10VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We celebrate a birthday at Benihana every year, primarily because it is good (not excellent) food and entertaining for young children. This year, we were surprised to be charged $3.95 for a child's lemonade on top of the $10.00 child's meal (really, you feel that is a fair price for a lemonade?). The meal was good and Sam was great at entertaining as he cooked, which is the primary reason we patronize Benihana. However, we felt very rushed to order and eat so don't expect a leisurely pace. We also receive a birthday coupon every year which we can't use because they restrict usage to only during the week which is impractical with small children. Fun meal but enough drawbacks to make it less enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great here.
    WaxWorx
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It's always a fun time at Benihana. Our chef Beto was entertaining, and our server Cindy was attentive and friendly. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere! Hard for people to hear each other but overall it was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, attentive staff
    Travelover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Even though we made a reservation, we did still have to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated. But the wait staff was great, fun, attentive & genuinely wanted to make each customers time there memorable. I love hibachi restaurants & the show that they put on as they cook your food, this was no exception. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good, really loud
    Bassnote
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was good, the chef not over the top (better in my opinion), the prices not horrific ($250 for six - dinner, drinks, tip, no dessert), just really, really, really loud. Couldn't converse with anybody not sitting next to you.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • customer
    busbev
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have dined there before, but our chef was my favorite to date
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Dinner was great, except screaming kids everywhere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Same as I remember
    Honest
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had not been to a Benihanna restaurant in over 25 years. It was exactly the same as I remember. Same food, same show, but all was good. Great for groups and fun for kid's birthday and adults. It was pricey, but lots of food and had plenty to take home. We were celebrating my son's 13th birthday. The waitress took our picture and gave it to us at the end of the meal, no extra charge. It was a very nice touch and great keepsake.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best Hibachi in Denver!
    Shikamochi
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been going go Benihana for many, many years and it has by far been the best dining experience I have had in a long time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    Justin
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We hadn't been to Benihana in years...great concept still there but ridiculously overpriced for what you get. Simple meals with enormous prices..not huge servings either. Fun chef but that was about it ..sad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time customer
    RichyRich
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Overall great first time experience. Our waiter did take our order wrong but was quickly corrected. We even got to take picture at the end with our family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 73 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 354 reviews are from the Benihana - Denver reviews archive.
  • Birthdays!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My son turned 21 and we took him there. So did 9 other groups of people! I had no idea it was the 'birthday' place. It was VERY expensive (split a meal between two people, plenty of food). But really good and fun. Expensive but yummy drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat
    Momma
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a special treat for me and the family. I love the calamari saute and the kids love the show. I never leave here hungry and almost always have enough for lunch the next day, and it tastes just as good. Not a place to go for a quite romantic dinner but a fun place for a date night none the less. They offer a variety of foods and even when you have a new cook the food is great and you will have a good time. It is a bit pricy so I advise joining the Chefs Table for the certificate or sharing the dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great restaurant, food was delicious, service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.