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Benihana - Farmington Hills
Benihana - Farmington Hills

Benihana - Farmington Hills Details

  • 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 - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 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: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated at 7 but chef didn't come to table until 8 - very slow service but the food was good. The manager was very impersonable when we pointed out we'd been waiting for an hour for the chef to arrive. She disputed with us strongly. Not very professional. The chef was understanding, however. The dining party still enjoyed the evening just a bit appalled by the manager."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have been to this Benihana's multiple times. The quality of the food is consistent. We were celebrating our anniversary and so were the 2 other couples at the table. We had a great time and good conversation with the folks we were seated with. The chef was witty and talented. Good times!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I'm a food fan of Benihana .. but this time I did not like the food."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had a great time celebrating my fiance's birthday."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A little expensive, but a great place to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. We prefer the hibachi section and greatly enjoy the entertaining presentation of the cooks. The sushi is good and all dishes can be ordered anywhere in the restaurant. Reservations are a must for any evening of the week."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was my third or fourth time at this location and they changed some things around but it's still a nice place. Our chef Blanca was very nice and the food was great. I came for my daughters 17th bday with with my other 2 kids and her friend. The older kids liked the food but my 9 year old didn't care for it. They are picky eaters at this age anyway. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Meal was good and atmosphere great. Was expecting a little more from the "entertainment" part of the cooking. Have been at other Benihana's that were more enjoyable. Waitress was fantastic and very attentive."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Sunday August 10, had a party of 6 for my granddaughters 18th birthday. Had reservations and only waited 10 Minutes.. Service was prompt and food was great.. Chef Marlene made birthday very special and treated whole table to a wonderful show. Very happy with experience, so much so that my 7 yr. Old granddaughter wants to celebrate her birthday there September5th. So we will be returning."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Dined last evening and it seemed they were very slow. Usually the chef shows up while having salad. Last night we waited almost an hour for our chef while sitting at a grill with a totally a noxious child! (Not ours). I know the restaurant has no control over this but felt the long wait contributed to his misbehaving. The chef not only showed up late but cooked very slowly. This meant our veggies were on the plate at the very end and no one could even eat them by then. The other thing I noticed is that EVERYTHING is coated in that heavy garlic butter! Think I'll pass on this place next time..."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I do it have a response at this time as my experience was not good."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "My husband and I didn't have a babysitter for our 12th anniversary, so we brought the kids too. Our girls are 5 and 6. They've been to Benihana with us before so we knew that this would be the occasion that we allow them to play with our phones to prevent them from getting too restless. Benihana takes a while but it's so worth it. And the leftovers are delicious, too!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My son and daughter-in-law treated my husband and i, and our children and one grandson out to celebrate my b-day. I enjoyed the environment and our chef was ok but somehow the service did not meet my expectations because after receiving the bill we notice that they charged us for my granddaughter who was one month because she took up space, then he took it back and said it was for my one year old granddaughter our party was book for 10 but it was only 7 that came but no matter what the server was not going to miss out on his18% tip, not only that my son had to remind them that it was my birthday and I didn't receive my drummer or my picture until it was time for us to go while we were boxing up our left overs."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have been a fan if Benihana for 25 years. Not any more. The show is gone and the food is bland. There are other companies that still take the interaction and the show to the next level and not just something they have to get thru. When your chef doesn't talk or entertain it is just and over priced place to eat and now the food is bland he didn't season it at all. What a waste."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "First time eating at the hibachi tables and it was entirely too small the person next to me drink was spilling on my air I would have liked an option of being cramed in a space with someone I do mo know also my food was not great either more salt and pepper would have been great all in all I will be making benihana from home now instead of coming here"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My husband and I came from Toledo, Ohio and always heard how good the food is at a Benihana. We made a reservation for 8:00 pm through open table but called the restaurant and changed it to 8:30pm. We got lost and showed up at 8:40. We asked if our reservation would still be honored and they said yes. We waited as the hostesses argued and made sarcastic remarks to guest, the staff seemed like they couldn't handle the Tuesday night crowd, floor dirty, staff loudly complaining about issues at the job. We waited for 25mins and asked about our table and was told it will be cleaned off soon. We waited a few more minutes then left. I would never recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "It had been a while since I dined here and was surprised at the changes. They now pack people in and serve simple fare for inflated prices. It used to be entertaining how the chefs would deftly handle the cutlery and perform a routine - now they do a few simple forms (hearts, Mickey Mouse) with the rice as they are cooking it and that's it. The food is tabletop cooked in light oil and spices so it is nothing complicated. From the time we were seated until the broth (not soup - just broth) was served was over 40 minutes. As we remember the way Benihana used to be, we all agreed it is no longer worth the time, effort and money. There are too many other good restaurants to go to."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My friend took me to Benihana's for the first time. I am not usually a fan of Japanese or Chinese food but this was delicious, I ate it for the next 2 days and plan on returning soon. I had the steak shrimp vegetables and brown rice, truly amazing!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I go here every year for my birthday. My daughter loves it and the food is good. Fun atmosphere with the food being cooked right in front of you."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My waitress was awesome and so was the food. Everything was great no problems whatsoever."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Lunch is much cheaper than the dinner prices, and just as good."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I always have a wonderful experience as I did this time but my server was horrible and needs to be retrained or put back as a hostess. Server forgot to turn on the grill so when chef Carlos came with the cart he could not start. I asked for lemons & extra fried onions for my soup and I never got either. Another party at my table ordered the EXACT same Sushi item as myself and mines came almost 10 minutes later. The server never came to take empty the plates and bowls from table. The chef himself removed plates and bowls from the table. Server did not attempt to remove any plates until after the food was prepared."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I Had Made Reservations For 1:00 To Celebrate My Sons Birthday. We Didn't Even Get Seated To A Table Until 1:45! That Was Ridiculous And Absurd! What Is The Purpose Of Even Making Reservations If They Mean Absolutely Nothing??.We Will Not Be Returning To This Location Ever!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food and service were good, only thing that was a bother was that a head reservations at 7:30, but didn't get day until 8:15."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Sushi bar casual dining area looks like a Denny's. Lots of red vinyl seating and a not much in the way of nice decor. When I spend over $100 on dinner for two, it seems like a better experience is in order. We decided to eat a little sushi and order hibachi while dining in this area. Drinks were tasty (but pricey) The Edamame that we ordered immediately upon sitting down didn't come out until our food was delivered. My wife wanted vegetables. She was thinking they would be hibachi cooked, but the meal came out steamed. Looked disgusting. It is what the menu described so it was our fault. Interestingly, The wait staff never even asked her why she didn't even eat one bit of it. They didn't seem to care."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I used the online reservation. I was seated with my friends within 15 minutes of arrival."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "As always my birthday certificate is my absolute favorite of all the birthday offers. We dine there once a month but always make an extra visit on birthday months."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Everything was great, especially the service. Only negative in our opinion was the high price for wine by the glass."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Since one has to be seated at a hibachi table with other people, best to dine in a group of 6-8, and for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been there before and it was very nice. This time we were very disappointed. Our chef didn't put on a show. Even McDonalds is more impressive. She just cooked. Wasn't the place for our special occasion. Ginji Japanese Steakhouse in Novi Michigan was so much nicer. Their Chefs knew how to make it interesting and unforgettable. The best Japanese Steakhouse ever is Sekura in Toledo, Ohio."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Made reservations & didn't have to wait over 5 mins. The food was great as well as the food. Took the kids as well & they really enjoyed watching the cook flip knives and make the onion volcano. Really had a great night"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Bring enough people to fill a table because I had a table with kids whose parents weren't watching them other than that chef and good and ambiance was awesome.Just minus the kids it was amazing"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband made reservations for us for my birthday. It was both of our first time, but I had heard good things about the food, especially the sushi and we were not disappointed. The staff were very accommodating and the food was delicious! We definitely got our money's worth even with the $30 coupon I used towards my meal."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Been here many times. Menus are starting to look a little old and worn. Victor was our Chef and very entertaining."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Don't bother making reservations - better yet, don't waste your time on this trashy establishment.I made reservations for 7pm.At 730pm my husband went to check on our table and was rudely told that they were still getting it ready.He went back and sat down, when the manager informed him that,"Even if you have a reservation, it could take 1 - 1.5 hours".Then asked him very rudely,"What do you expect me to do, kick people out of their tables?"After reading other reviews, it is apparent that he doesn't know what having a reservation entails. Oh, another tip, speaking to my husband or anyone in my party in the tone he used and the way he chose to address their obvious mistake in scheduling, will absolutely make me leave. We won't be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is one place that has GREAT FOOD! Please come and enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My family and I usually like this restaurant but it was horrible this time! It was father's day and we arrived 15 minutes early. When seated we didn't even get a chance to look at the menu before the waitress expected us to order, and we had to ask her 3 times to bring our kid's food. My husband ordered his steak medium and it was cold and raw inside but the cook had cleaned up and left before he could say anything. Also we had barely started eating before our waitress brought out boxes for leftovers. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure this is the last time we will eat here."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Compared to another resterount in Canton on Ford rd. It is over priced! I could have paid for two more meals at the price I paid here."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had such a great time at Benihana in Farmington that we want to take all of our family back there! We look forward to experiencing this with our daughter - I think she will be entertained by our chef just like we were. The food was awesome. It was a very friendly atmosphere from the time we walked in to the time we left."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have had dinner at this location several times over the past 4 years and this time some notable things have found us looking for a new Japanese Steakhouse. First, the ambiance leaves something to be desired. A bit more authenticity would be nice, especially in the Chef department. Secondly, although our Chef was okay, he used an amazing amount of butter in every item and then seasoned it heavily with salt and pepper. Having dined at several other of these types of establishments around the country, I have never seen so much drowning of the food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014