Benihana - Denver
Benihana - Denver

Benihana - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/denver-co-de
  • Phone: 3037500200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 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 - 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)good for groups (75)kid-friendly (72)great for lunch (22)fit for foodies (19)hot spot (14)romantic (13)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bad Chef
    Cari
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Benihana's is one of my favorite restaurants, but this time we got the worst chef we have ever had. Most go for the fun demonstrations, but the few he tried did not work, and a lot of the usual ones, he didn't try at all. Seem to be a rush job from an inexperienced chef. I felt bad for the kids at the table. I hope to never sit at Ivan's table again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was the perfect place to celebrate my Asian friend's 21st birthday!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Place was typical..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Busy Friday night. Seemed to busy. Staff was rushed and overwhelmed. For $200. I prefer a little more service cleaner restaurant and slower pace.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner fun
    JDK27
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a group of 10 that became 14 then 12, and they were very accommodating, even getting us all at one table by request on a fairly busy Sunday night. The service was very friendly, and they even offered to split the check by couple without complaint. The food was typically great, and we had a very fun evening out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Dinner
    Rick59
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We cebrated a birthday and throughly enjoyed the dinning experience. We regularly dine at Benny's
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's our go-to when we're near DTC!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent restaurant, with great service and delicious food - my fiancé and I are on a quest to visit every Benihana in the US, and this has long been our go-to restaurant whenever we're in the Denver area. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable, and they seem to go out of their way at times to make sure we're happy. The bar is great, and the teppan chefs always put on a great show. A little higher priced than some similar restaurants, but it's worth it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy 50th Anniversary
    jimH
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is Benihana's 50th year of bringing smiles to its happy patrons. Here's hoping for another fifty years!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    NewTuneVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We almost alway enjoy dining at Benihana's. This time, everything was fine except the entrees. We ordered chicken and filet mignon: the steak was very salty.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite
    favorite
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Benihana's has been my favorite birthday celebration place for the past 15 years, here in Denver and California (Orange County). When we would celebrate Thanksgiving in Las Vegas with out of town family we always had our holiday dinner at the Benihana's. You could say its the favorite celebration place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't hear the person next to me
    Hazeoneski
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was ok the noise was out of control and for 190$ for 3 people I expected way more!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not too impres
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Ok so I wanted to come to eat here because it looks nice and it was my birthday. I didn't like sharing the table or the menu prices. It's defenilty too expensive I spend 101 dollars for two adults and two kids. The food wasn't all that I wasn't even full. They give you 5 types of food but it's not a lot or worth the money your spending. It was not a nice birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • You won't be disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We went for our anniversary the food is so good and the service is great !
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration!
    MiMiCO
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I was happy to celebrate my birthday at Benihana - taking advantage of the dinner certificate! Always a lively scene at the table and of course, the food was delicious - teriyaki steak and shrimp....yum! Looking forward to next time!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really nice evening out!
    Jennifter
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is such a fun place. Better for groups. You have to sit with 6-8 people, so better if they are people you know. Otherwise you sit with strangers. Fine with me and my hubby, maybe not for some folks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Ladibug
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We went to Benihana's for my daughters 7th birthday. I haven't been in years, and thought she'd enjoy the dinner show. The service was great, and very accommodating to both my kids. The chef, was funny, and paid attention to the birthday girl quite a bit, which she loved! She definitely had a dinner to remember.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a night out
    GPhinn
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had a great time here with my wife here! The food is always consistantly excellent and the chefs always add much entertainment to the preperation of the dinner. I highly recommend this place to anyone with a sence of humor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This was our first experience and it was awesome! Everyone was very attentive to our needs, ver friendly and checked with us regularly. The cook was fantastic and entertaining. Prices are reasonable. The food is "to die for!"
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Food
    celebrating12
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Need I say more? Delicious food!!!! Yummy, yummy yum!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for couples
    Not2schabby
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great for loud groups but not conversation. We were a group of 4 but had a hard time conversing after food was made. Great chef, funny
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our sever was forgetful this time
    unhappy
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our sever spill my daughter drink all on her she kept on forgetting what we asked her for
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    KITA
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went to celebrate my birthday. Advsd staff of my seafood allergies. They prepared all my food first except the onions which I love. After cutting the shrimp & lobster the cool used the same knife to cut the onions!! Had I not been alert I would be writing this from a hospital bed!! Please recognize allergies when you plan.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.