Benihana - Farmington Hills
Benihana - Farmington Hills

Benihana - Farmington Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/farmingtonhills-mi-fh
  • Phone: (248) 348-7900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, 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/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Book your next event for up to 90 guests at Benihana Farmington Hills. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings and large birthday celebrations. Subject to availability. For more information, please call the Manager.
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8 mile
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking for Benihana guests
A word from Benihana - Farmington Hills
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 WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Farmington Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (113)special occasion (105)kid-friendly (68)fit for foodies (42)great for lunch (36)hot spot (24)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (4)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Love their shrimp, scallops, lobster.
    Rich
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Love their shrimp, scallops, lobster. Beef is very good also. Chefs do a good job and are entertaining without being excessive. It was a busy night and our server was attentive, and quick.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Experience
    Lady
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Hibachi chef asked us how we would like our chicken cooked, medium, medium well or well done. Unfortunately.... After asking her if she knew chicken was to be cooked completely she continued to ask us how we would like our chicken cooked and she was not kidding. Took almost 1 1/2 hrs of cooking on the hibachi to get our meal finished. She ( the hibachi chef) kept saying loudly the word "lady" to reference my mother and I for example "Lady you like mushrooms. Only referring to my mother and I not addressing any of the other six people at our table with Mr. , Sir or Miss just loudly referring to us as Lady. Also she flung a decent amount of rice off the table at us when she was cooking the fried rice. Absolutely one of the worst experiences I have ever had. Very poor for a restaurant that I liked until this experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    DPhotoGuy
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Our cook, Armando, was great and played it up for the kids with us. We were there celebrating a birthday and had a full table to ourselves, 9 in our party. He is one of the best chefs there and knows how to make everyone have a great time and cooks the food perfectly too. Our drink server, Abraham, was very good too and attentive to our needs. Overall a great night celebrating with family and friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 60 BIRTHDAY
    kountonkount
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    sat with another couple celebrating their son's birthday , always good to enjoy the upbeat attitude and delicious meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi, Poor Service
    DebGVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Really great sushi for the money and very intersting drinks menu. Our server really took the whole experience down several notches unfortunatley. When we had to ask for napkins when our food came and she handed us paper ones, I almost lost it! However the tables near us had a differnet server and everything appeared to be going well for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A long wait!!
    Foodiefam
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Let me start by saying that we have been frequent patrons here over the years. Typically we are pleased with our experience or we wouldn't return so often. The other night...not so great. Even with having a reservation, it took almost two hours for us to see a chef. At that point everyone at our table was hungry and grouchy. The wait staff was overwhelmed and the manager refused to even speak to my husband when he tried to find out when we would get some food. The chef was great and our food was fantastic once we finally got a chef, but the wait was not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    Sumyou36
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had reservation at 8:00 the manager told me the wait is 10 minutes I wanted 1 hour with reservations I was very upset. There were a lot of people upset with the same problem. Then we waited another hour for the chef to come out we had to complain to get someone to come out. So we got there 750 and left 11 I will never go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Night Out
    mad2000
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My family of 6 was craving Benihana so we made reservations through Open Table for 6:30 pm on a Saturday night. The lobby was packed when we arrived and the hostess informed us they were running behind so it might be a while before we were seated. We saw a few parties get annoyed with the wait and leave while we were waiting. We were seated around 7 pm and the meal was excellent - we had a female chef and she was very good at engaging with our kids and displayed some personality. We recently moved to Michigan from Ohio and noticed that the "Yum Yum" sauces (sauce for chicken & shrimp) are different - the one served in Ohio is more mayonnaise-based. My only suggestion would be to bring that sauce to Michigan.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it.
    gjack
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always enjoy this place. Always great service. Armondo is the best chef in the restaurant. We try to go every year for both mine and my wife's birthday. Had a couple with young children at our table and Armondo kept thier attention and kept them smiling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday dinner
    thepoohguy
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Steak was tender, juicy, and cooked perfectly. Chicken fried rice here is outstanding. All in all, a great night out with friends for my wife's birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    rvadded111513
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Disappointed in the chef, he pretended to know something about Japan, was not good cook and forgot often what each asked for. When he made too much of one item or made something that was not asked for, he gave all to the same person all the time; he must have been friends. The prices charged should be able to get a real Japanese chef. Also, Japanese beer (Asahi) came in a small bottle with a big bottle price $8.75 per. Not acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent service
    MissVee
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The Food and the chef performance was excellent service.the Food was great. Nice and hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better coordination needed
    Scooby
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food is very good and overall the service is good. Better coordination is needed between the Sushi bar and the Hibachi tables when ordering appetizers from the Sushi Bar while waiting for a table. It takes too long for the appetizer to arrive and when it does, hot items are often cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Short Staffed
    TNorris
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I generally enjoy this restaurant but not this time at this location. They had one chef on duty. We waiting an hour and half before he started preparing our food. Then other guests had to wait until he was done to prepare theirs. Generally there is a chef at every table. This location had one. Thank goodness that I was in good company. Our chef did do a great job and had a positive attitude. However, I don't think I will be returning unless I have 4 hours to spare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and a Show
    FrequentGuest
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The gill area is fun for families or groups. The chefs put on a great show and the food is wonderful tasting. It is a little on the expensive side and dinner takes 2 hrs at a minimum.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Allergies means no show! !!!
    SteakLover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    There was unfortunately a food allergie at my table so my son and nephew weren't able to see the show. I was so disappointed and wish I would have known before we were sat with that group. This really ruined my experience. Unhappy!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that rice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love this restaurant, the Chef's are always a joy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smallblock360
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    the food was very good ,service was very good,chef was outstanding,noise level was so loud I could not talk to my wife next to me,and as far as the price, we thought it was very expensive compared to other steak houses.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good food good fun great staff very enjoyable experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you for making my birthday gr
    Mindy791
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Thank you for making my birthday amazing, the food was awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out to dinner birthday with family
    goodeatin1
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    we went for dinner for my birthday with my boyfriend and two adult sons. it was crowded and boisterous. a bit too loud for dinner, but it was fun. however, the day was about 73 degrees and it was extremely hot inside the restaurant. very uncomfortable throughout the entire dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Good Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Group of 7 of us went here for dinner to celebrate a birthday. We had a good time. Some of us ordered Sushi before the cooking began and it was excellent. Our Chef was energetic and engaged the group. The food was tasty and well portioned. We had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bear
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Birthday Celebration ! The cook made the experience remember able.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GAH34
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This Farmington Hills location always has great service. Food is usually as good as the service. Not the best place for a romantic night or a quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    deadeye
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Service was great. Many refills and extra requests were granted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana
    TheConsultant
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good restaurant. Lives up to the expectations and reputation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dinning Experience
    Truefoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went to celebrate my birthday and as usual, I was not disappointed. Tablemates were friendly and interesting. Food preparation was entertaining and cooked to perfection - not overcooked or undercooked. Service staff was also courteous and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service sucked!!
    RobG
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was by far the worst experience I have ever had at Benihana. My wife and I ordered sushi we never received it. I ordered the rockys choice and ask for my steak to get upgraded to a fillet and that didn't happen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seated but long wait.
    Jnkka76
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I made reservations and we arrives on time. We were seated at the grill and it still took an additional 20-25 minutes for a waitress.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun time
    Dinersclub19
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Benihana is fun place to visit for special occasions. Food is better during the week than on the weekend and Oscar was our cook this weekend. He was very good and I'd ask for him by name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It could have been great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I was very excited to take my young cousins there whom had never been and one of them recently had a birthday. Chef Armando was wonderful, and kept us entertained. It was the end of the dinner that left me upset. Not even five minutes before the table across from us had the staff wish happy birthday with enthusiasm. The hostess asked the my cousin what flavor of ice cream she wanted and the host brought it out for her with a candle. It took almost 10 min for them to sing happy birthday and I could see her excitement wane as each minute passed by and when they sang it was very unenthusiastic almost as if to their chagrin. I may not spend as much money as others but I don't deserve to feel second rate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service
    BigBob
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Waited a long time before soup/salads were served. Too many soups were brought to the table. Not enough salads. Long wait to receive salad. Extra rice was ordered, but not on ticket for chef to cook. Chef did not have bowls to put rice into once rice was done... had to run to get bowls herself. Also had to have shrimp entree brought out since it was not on her tray. Drinks were refilled very slowly. Bill was charged for an extra rice. Was not asked if we wanted dessert at the end.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just average.
    Myexp
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was good, not great. Table side chef was bored and robotic. The price was not on par with the quality of the food or the overall experience. The $37. Entree should shave been about $21.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed in chef
    CN2145289
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The chef did three tricks and nothing more. He did not talk with us, entertain us, or do any of the usual tricks I have seen at other Hanachi grills. Extremely disappointing seeing it was my husbands first time at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • rell
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was not seasoned as much as I have had it before at the other Bennihanna's. But it was still good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Ktina86
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Came to use my $30 birthday dinner. We made reservations and were seated within ten minutes of getting there, pretty good. Waitress took our order, then it took the chef an HOUR! to come with our food to then START cooking. We ordered sushi right off the bat as well and that took about 45 minutes to come. Pretty ridiculous for one roll of sushi as an APPETIZER (got long after our soup and salad and just before chef came with meats). The chef was great though and food was delicious. Overall was good, just way too long of wait times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks
    Posthumaniac
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was my 38th birthday and my family took me to Benihana's to celebrate. Our experience was great as well as the service. Thank you Reggie! And Eduardo, our chef, was very entertaining. We will be returning and we will request our server and chef! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Armando was amazing
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had such a great time! Food was so good, he went above and beyond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday review
    Janie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The dinner was O.K. We prefere to sit in the front room. It was a nice evening for our group of seven.We really enjoyd the green tea and ice cream. A better salad dressing choice would be nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Experience
    SocialButterfly
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Normally Benihana is a fun experience with good food. The service was a little slow this time however. This was the first time my In-laws had eaten there so they were not impressed. I would go again but maybe a different location
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate