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Benihana - Dulles
Benihana - Dulles

Benihana - Dulles Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/dulles-va-du
  • Phone: (703) 421-0888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leesburg Pike
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking for Benihana guests
A word from Benihana - Dulles
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
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Diner Reviews
  • "Expensive, food was just average. Good service. My hibachi chicken was dry with no particular flavor, noodles for my kids were too fried and tasteless."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My granddaughter loves Benihanas so we took her there as a pre college celebration. We were all fairly satisfied except for me. I ordered the steak and found several pieces with gristle. I was a bit disappointed when almost every other piece was partially inedible."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had a 6:30 reservation on Sunday and go there a little early. We were seated immediately and the wait staff got the drinks started! That was a good thing because they seemed a little understaffed on chef's, so we didn't get a chef until 7 or 7:30. The manager tried to make up for it with some shrimp tempura. It didn't matter, Benihana was a great time no matter how long we had to wait! The chef was great, very lively and joking with our table. Maybe it was the good company I was with, be we spent at least 2 1/2 hours there and it seemed to breeze right by. On a side note, apparently Sunday night is their "birthdays only" night - I'm pretty sure every single party in there got the birthday songs sung to them (including my party)!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The service was absolutely terrible! We waited over an hour and 15 minutes and still hadn't received appetizers nor had our chef shown up at that point. We had to ask the manager for drinks that we hadn't received (15-20 minutes after the waiter took our orders). After an hour, we asked about our appetizers and our waiter clearly showed us that he had forgotten. He was rude from the time we sat down and when we did ask for our appetizers, he rolled his eyes and said they were coming. We were there to celebrate my son's and my birthday (party of 10). After waiting for over an hour, we asked for our check and left."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food was good, however our food could have used a little more seasoning. The cook did an awesome job entertaining us with his culinary skills. He kept having to wave someone over to get his ingredients through no fault of his own. They should have prepared him better."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food was very good, but the service wasn't. Maybe it was because we had 13 people, but our plates weren't cleared and drinks not refilled. Fried rice shouldn't be an extra cost, as in all the other hibachi places I've eaten at, and vegetarian meals should have been made first, not after seafood and chicken. I'm sure other large parties go there (we were 13) for celebrations, but it took so long. Great entertainment for kids and gluten free member of our party was well attended for."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Most enjoyable evening. Our chef, Christian, was outstanding! Great performance and super personality. He kept the table entertained while preparing our dinner. Had a great time - will certainly go back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I have been to Benihana and similar restaurants many times, and it is still enjoyable to have your food prepared right in front of you. I had the chateaubriand, definitely recommend it because it just melts in your mouth. Francisco was an excellent chef - it is difficult to ensure all of the meals are cooking just right, and the medium rare was perfect."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. Service was good but very loud compared to other places."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I love this place. I celebrated my wife's birthday there with her mother who is from another country and never had this experience. She loved it and the chef was fantastic and made her and my wife feel special."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our chef was entertaining and kept us all engaged. My seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection, our steaks were tender. The fried rice was not salty as we have found at times. Our drinks were excellent, that I needed to order another Mai Tai. One thing we would suggest that the manager come around to the tables to see how everything is or if anything is needed. The restaurant was clean & the bathrooms were clean & tidy as well. Great job"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Amazing food and service. Amazing happy hour and great food with a show."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Benihana helped make my retirement dinner a wonderful evening. There were 17 of us so we had two tables near each other so we could talk and joke back and forth. The food was good and the chef entertained the one child that was part of the group. The restaurant took a nice picture of our group and presented it to me as we were leaving."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 1 pm for lunch. We were seated fairly quickly, but we waited over an hour for the chef to show up and it took over 15 minutes to get our drinks... It was nothing special one coke and 3 iced tea's no sugar... Over all a good experience, but don't be in a hurry..."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My little guy loves Japanese food and knows most of the "tricks" that the chefs do when cooking. But this place had some new ones that he hadn't seen and surprised him. My oldest always gets shrimp, and he did not like the shrimp here... But the rest of the food was great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Benihanas is always a fun place to go with good good to eat."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to Benihana to celebrate my son's 19th birthday. The chef, food and entertainment were good. The servers were way behind (maybe short-staffed that night?), so the salad arrived during the meal and those who ordered steamed rice did not receive any until almost the end of the meal."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "You go to this place more for the show than the food. The food is usually good too; however, on this particular visit, the chicken was a little tough. Other than that, the service was good, and overall it was fun."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "When we were seated (had reservations even, with a phone number given) we were not told a thing about the fact that Benihana in Dulles had not had AIR CONDITIONING for a whole DAY!! I thought it seemed hot but it was crowded/the grills were lit so I figured it was that. As we sat at the table it got worse & worse, they didnt even offer to bring everyone water!! We had to ASK. Each person was overcome and nauseated by heat. Awful birthday party for me. At the end of the meal we commented when the supervisor came to the table with the server( she only came because our table had birthdays) she finally admitted they worked on the AC & only had time to fix the air in the KITCHEN.I wouldn't have eaten there. NO ONE ATE THEIR FOOD. I feel lied to."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Benihana is a fun experience, chefs cooking at the table and performing various tricks to entertain. Food is outstanding, tasty and with ample portions. Prices are high though, exceeding $30 per person on average. Birthday coupons ($30 for the birthday person) makes eating here affordable, but barely."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We have been to this location on a number of previous occasions. We were a little disappointed with this visit. The "show" and the meal were a little "flat"."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Sit back and enjoy - practice or perfect your chopsticks "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I first went here with a few friends for my birthday a few years ago. I loved the atmosphere, ambiance and food! My husband and I both joined the club and have come here the past 2 years for our birthdays. Our kids 3 & 5 love to watch the chef and love the fresh cooked food too! I can't even think about eating take-out after eating here! Will be coming here again in the next month and I'm excited! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We all enjoyed the food, the show and the staff was very nice. Birthday boys in particular had a great time."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went to Benihana to celebrate our daughters birthday. Very good food and nice show. The sang happy birthday to my daughter and brought her an ice cream and took our picture. They printed the picture and presented it as a gift. Very nice staff and good service. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We went to Benihana to celebrate 3 birthdays and Mothers day. It was a wonderful time, the only problem we had at the beginning was not enough room at the table for all 7 of us. It was a little cramped, but the hostess told us that when the chef came, or after about 10 - 15 min we could move around. We did and it was much better for all of us to have some elbow room. The chef was fabulous, and the food was excellent. Thanks Benihana, we love coming to eat at your restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is very kid-friendly and the chef was entertaining. Waitresses were slow and never to be found when we needed service; however, the food was good, so I would still recommend the restaurant "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The waiters gave us old menus, so when we ordered the chefs special we got the wrong meals and when a waitress was informed she lied and said that the they changed their specials so when I asked for a menu to show her she brought me a New one which I know wasnt the one I had because whrn I ordered the "chrfs special" the waiter asked how I wanted my filet mignon. I was pretty upset because one waiter would say one thing then the other would say another which showed they didnt know what they were talking about or they were just lying. It was my worst experience with benihanas"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We love Benihana restaurant and have been going to the one in Bethesda. This visit was at the one in Dulles and it was a great dining experience. The service was awesome and the food was delicious."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "loved the show the chef put on! my husband was entranced! :)"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The only issue we seem to run into was that my waiter was not very helpful to the chef. The chef left the table three times because he didn't have what he needed and the waiter was not in sight to help. The food was great but I like the rice better at the Bethesda Benihana. The service from our waiter wasn't very great. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "They have a fantastic happy hour menu, sushi is considerably cheaper and the drinks are very delicious!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Very good overall. I would visit the restaurant again and I will definitely recommend the restaurant"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "First time at this -or any -Benihana. If you're looking for a good 'hibachi experience' consider going elsewhere. This place screams of a commercial chain restaurant. So-so food, lackluster presentation skills from the cook, and poor service. Will not go back again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great service, great chef's table program with the $30 birthday coupon. I was surprised and pleased to receive a souvenir picture of my group without asking! Great birthday spot."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere makes celebrations special. Food is always good and service it great. Haven't had to wait for a table as long as we had a reservation, don't know how they are for walk ins. Drinks are good some are unique and different but they are pricey."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went for a birthday lunch and had a great time. The staff was friendly, service was good, and the food was excellent. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration. We were very disappointed in both the service and food. Service was disappointing. We waited 20 minutes for a waiter to come and ask if we wanted more wine. No one ever came to the table so we flagged a waiter from another table and gave our order. Never saw her again until she dropped off the check, never asking if we wanted after dinner drinks or dessert, which we did. One party never got any rice, another never got the appetizer. My Mango Shrimp consisted of 4 chewy shrimp, 1 asparagus spear, a couple of red peppers and some mango salsa, all for $26? We will not be returning. There are too many local restaurants that provide better value for the money."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Unfortunately his back up staff was unable to get the proper amount of rice to him and missed one whole meal. He worked through the difficulty with style and grace."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated fairly quickly. Then they moved us to another table and then to another. The service was good, but felt a little rushed. From this dining experience it seems that Benihana has gotten out of the business of good food and into the business of average food to as many people as possible. The tables are small and cramped and right on top of one another. You can tell the most important thing is to get the tables turned over with little regard for the comfort and dining pleasure of the guests. Our chef was good and the food was adequate. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/28/2014