Benihana - Dulles
Benihana - Dulles

Benihana - Dulles

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/dulles-va-du
  • Phone: 7034210888
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Dulles reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (34)special occasion (32)kid-friendly (30)fit for foodies (10)great for lunch (7)romantic (5)hot spot (4)neighborhood gem (4)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Evening
    relster
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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)!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    terrible
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not great for large parties.
    SterlingEats
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Evening
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still enjoy the chef experience
    VACJ
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, nice, nice
    Foodconsumer
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Service was good but very loud compared to other places.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place
    Live2eat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend Getaway
    Linda
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MrandMrsHVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Amazing food and service. Amazing happy hour and great food with a show.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Time!
    RedHatWoman
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LONG WAIT FOR FOOD!!!
    MikeP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kids loved it!
    Sweetrld
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fun w/good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Benihanas is always a fun place to go with good good to eat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Fun times
    ns100
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WORST EXPERIENCE EVER - HOT!!!
    SadBirthday
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Expensive Good Food
    enjoyed
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana - Dulles
    tkw1
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night at Benihana
    DCVol
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Sit back and enjoy - practice or perfect your chopsticks
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Charity
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We all enjoyed the food, the show and the staff was very nice. Birthday boys in particular had a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Place to Dine
    kisticat
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Group Dining
    KeepitSimple
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    nikki
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 154 reviews are from the Benihana - Dulles reviews archive.
  • Benihana's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    loved the show the chef put on! my husband was entranced! :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    They have a fantastic happy hour menu, sushi is considerably cheaper and the drinks are very delicious!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good overall. I would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Very good overall. I would visit the restaurant again and I will definitely recommend the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal at best
    Dostraveler
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Aam06e
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for celebrations.
    Karrie
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    SCATtered
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Disappointment
    KimH
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out Habachi Chef was great!
    AK60
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate