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Benihana - Dulles
Benihana - Dulles

Benihana - Dulles Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/dulles-va-du
  • Email: dulles@Benihana.com
  • 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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Outstanding value and good dinner experience. The food just ekpt coming and the cooks are masters of their craft."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They knew it was my mothers birthday but did nothing even though Tables around us were getting sung to. They brought all the kids onion soup instead Of salads as requested and would not switch. Called to talk to manager Aida and she never Bothered to call back. When you call corporate it's just a machine abd you have to wait 7-10 days for a return call Look at the corp site it's full of horror stories about this restaurant. I wish we had seen the reviews before we went!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Need more room to sit. Felt cramped even when. Sitting on the end"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food was great and the chef was awesome putting on a little show for us."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I had 5:30pm reservations on Valentine's day and we were seated as soon as we entered. We knew not to expect romantic ambience in a restaurant famous for its culinary showmanship and we got the experience that we paid for. I would highly recommend this restaurant for group outings to include families with children because it's a very children friendly atmosphere. The food was as good as it always is at any of the Benihana locations that I've visited. A consistent fine meal delivered once again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had high hopes for this restaurant because the advertising looks great. The food was mediocre. The hibatchi show was mediocre. The service was poor. We had a party of 9 for my daughter's birthday. We saw our waitress a total of 3 times. The first to take our order, the second to give us refills on drinks once and the last time to give us our check. You get charged extra for fried rice whereas other places do not charge extra for the fried rice. The chef cooked our food in a very strange order, where we got grilled onions as the last dish off the grill. There was nothing to eat it with! Would have been nice to get it with our steaks. Would not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This restaurant has horrible service. Will not be returning"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you are looking to go out with a group of people, then this is the place for you. Fun and energetic. Don't try to romantic here because it's not the right place. It can be very loud and since you are sitting at a table with other people, there is no privacy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We came to you restaurant for valentines day. It was very crowded at the table. I sat on a corner, not the best spot. The food portions seemed a bit small(chicken and shrimp). Also, something minor, but our meal said it came with mushrooms and I wasn't given any and neither were a few others at our table. Our server asked a couple people if they wanted them or not, which I thought was strange. Also our waitress asked at the end if anyone cared for ice cream....the meal came with it. She should have asked us which flavor we would like. I know it was busy in there, but I felt like things were rushed. It was valentines and my husband and I don't get out much, and it wasn't as romantic as I was hoping."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waiter was just awful but the food is pretty good. I've had better at other Japanese steakhouses. I expected more from such a praised chain as Benihana."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great time here. But it was a little to expensive for the good/drinks/service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have never had such a bad experience at a Hibachi Grill before. While waiting for our table, an unhappy customer said that if we hadn't eatne yet, then we should leave. We decided to stay anyway as we had a reservation. We should have taken her advise and left. Rice came to the table after our meat and vegetables had started getting cold. Our drinks & appetizer did not arrive until 1/2 way through the meal. To add insult to injury, a customer from the neighboring table thought it would be a great idea to attempt to cook our meal on the grill. She touched the utenciles being used by our cook and played over our food. Needless to say, we exchanged words over this. The cook nor waiter asked her to stop and allowed this to take place."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Were there for our 5 year old's birthday. While the chef was doing all the typical knife tricks we barely could hear him as he spoke so quietly. Also, they were not original jokes, as we heard each of the surrounding table chef use the same ones: "This is WD-40" (oil), or "meow meow meow" when cooking the chicken. Most people come for the "show"-- and we felt he was somewhat of a timid chef, which would be the opposite personality one would need. He didn't interact at all with the guests, which I think is critical for this restaurant and he was so quiet, so even when the jokes were made, we barely were able to react. In addition, they really push you out, barely leaving time for my son to consume his bday ice cream."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner with great couples! Great for a special occasion"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I have never been to Benihana so I decided to try it out as I usually go to other Japanese steakhouse and it was good but a little different than what I am used to! The miso soup costs extra and was not good in my opinion! The hibachi entree was delicious but again cooked differently than what I am used to! I went for lunch and the portion was perfect and the cost was reasonable! I do not know that I would go at night for dinner because it is about 3 times more for dinner and if I am going to spend the money I want to ensure that I am going to love what I am eating!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Our waiter seemed flustered on this night. He left the hibachi several time to get additional or replacement foods. At one point, he left an egg cooking in the middle of the hot griddle which worried all of us that it would explode before he returned and shower all of us with hot egg. Thankfully, that did not happen. He did, however, spill a glass of water on one of my table mates. He just seemed very confused and disorganized. The rice was undercooked and crunchy and my husbands steak had no flavor."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I'm a longtime Benihana fan (over 30 years). I try to go to a Benihana at least once a year and have been to many locations from New Jersey to Hawaii. Once again, this location didn't disappoint. The food was excellent. The staff was very nice and did a great job. The location was very clean and well-kept. I hope to get to this location in the future and will recommend it to those I know in the area."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I don't have much space to review here but almost nothing went well. Chef lacked usual skills/experience (seemed new with little or no training). Lacked usual expectation of fun/skilled Benihana Chef. Service was poor and disjointed. Server disappeared, forgot refills, etc. Check was wrong. For the expectation of Benihana and the recent experiences with this location and others this experience was F-. Once we received main course - the salads arrived - major problem. Filet ordered medium - was well done. After we were finished eating he tried to do train trick and served onions. So much more I can say but this was a bad experience for a slow Monday Night and Special daughters Birthday dinner. For the name brand and $- this was unacceptable."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "My husband and I and our 4 kids (ages 22, 17, 9, and 6) dined here on New Years Eve and what a great time we had! We had reservations and we were seated right on time. The Chef was really good and had a great sense of humor too. The food was excellent and very good quality and large portions! We all ordered the chicken and steak and it was delicious! We will definitely dine here again in the future."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We were very excited to take our 3 kids w/grandparents to Benihana for the first time ever for our son's 11th birthday. The food was fine, but our chef was dull, not conversational, did not try and attempt any food tricks( flipping food into his hat) until the end & failed repeatedly. Our chef Franklin had also didn't have out tray prepared properly do he had to ask other waiters three times to bring additional entree items to him. He forgot to prepare the onions until the end. He didn't engage our son or any of us. We found ourselves watching other chefs. He had forgotten a kids meal so our 7 year old was last to be served out of the 9 of us. I would not go back to pay those high prices with poor entertainment!!!! Very disappointing!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "They were very busy and very crowded. Service was a little slow probably due to the crowd. Staff was very nice and did not rush you. Hard to hear your dinner partner...again crowded. Nice, but will go when less crowded to thoroughly enjoy the experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Everything was nearly perfect. But for some reason the food was not as awesome as it could have been. My children loved it though."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My daughter chose Benihana for her birthday dinner. She had a nice time, the chef was entertaining, and the food quality is quite good. I think this is a great place for teenagers' birthdays/dances. They do seem to run on a schedule. Plan to be there an hour and a half, but not any longer."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "everyone was generally nice but food wasnt great, there was a major lack in entertainment and we waited quite a while to see a waiterin the first place..food and not very fun were biggest ddisappointment"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The steak was tasty and the show by the Chef was very good. Great place to take kids."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The service was so slow on 26 Dec. Took order at 7:00 didn't even start getting food until 8:00. Didn't finish until 9:00. It was not handled well. We were told there would be a 10-15 min delay. They asked if that was was ok? I said, no I had my family with my four year old. I was given no other option. We got no soup, when I asked, they said they ran out. No apology at all. In all that time and with all the delay, we never saw a manager. They never offered us any compensation what so ever and much to my surprise I was given a full bill. This was a horrible experience, on a special occasion, and the restaurant failed miserably. I won't be going back."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "This restaurant has always been good, but the level of service has declined significantly over the last year."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Benihana Dulles offers great foods, drinks, service, and atmosphere for any occasions. I and my family invited my parents to this restaurant. We all had different dishes from their menu and shared everything. Everything was very tasty. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Delightful place - great food, lots of it, and oh so entertaining!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "It was not quite as good as Sakura, but pretty close, and darn good."
    Dined on 4/27/2013