Benihana - Farmington Hills
Benihana - Farmington Hills

Benihana - Farmington Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/farmingtonhills-mi-fh
  • Phone: 2483487900
  • 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: 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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Benihana - Farmington Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (101)special occasion (92)kid-friendly (55)great for lunch (31)fit for foodies (24)hot spot (21)romantic (17)great for brunch (8)neighborhood gem (7)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Thanks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Armando was amazing
    Lisa
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    hibachiloverkt
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've gone to Benihana's for dinner on my birthday for the last couple of years. I've gone only a couple more times in-between. I ABSOLUTELY love Benihana! The reason for my infrequent visits is that the closest location to me is more than an hour away! Please open a location in Lansing or East Lansing, Michigan! It is a college town and I believe Benihana would do very well in this area! Please look into this! I'm pretty sure I would eat there at least once a week if it were closer. I am obsessed with this place...I just wish it were closer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tootie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    WE HAD A NICE MEAL, FOOD WAS SEASONED VERY WELL CHEF WAS GREAT VERY ENTERTAINING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    a921br90
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food, the people, everything about this place is fantastic! It is worth every penny and is always a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terhair
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was excellent! The chef was funny and talkative, he cooked exactly how u asked him too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!!!!
    IMsoTomorrow
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary here. Although the wait was a little long, it was worth the wait. The food was amazing and the manager adjusted our bill for the wait. It was a wonderful and romantic experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining experience
    Devine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I always enjoy dining at the Farmington Hills location. I live closer to another in Michigan, but the atmosphere is always inviting, service is always excellent, and the staff members are always courteous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Experience
    AgeRequirementNecessary
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I made a reservation for my friend and I a few days in advanced and ended up being seated with a bunch of kids under the age of 10 and their parents. We had to to wait at least an extra 45 minutes for our chef to begin serving us because the parents couldn't control their kids. The kids were running around the restaurant and being very disruptive. At one point a peice of rice flew across the grill and landed on my chest. I have been to other Benihana restaurants and loved it. This might be the first time that I had an awful experience. If you're going to make people pay that kind of money you should at least make sure they're comfortable. It was a complete rip off.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food slow service
    Foodie248
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raw Food
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Served raw chicken and beef--manager not customer friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun time
    Moldoll
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I'm a food fan of Benihana .. but this time I did not like the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    megs
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a great time celebrating my fiance's birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, festive atmosphere
    Miltone
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place to splurge
    Splurge
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal
    rst428
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Becky
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service a little slow
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I do it have a response at this time as my experience was not good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Benihana!
    JmeB1231
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My birthday experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana used to be special.
    Used2likeBenihana
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too close for comfort
    Tiff
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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
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  • Worst Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Benihana
    LJ1124VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    lovefood321143
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant for Birthdays
    GoodTimeOut
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Chang
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My waitress was awesome and so was the food. Everything was great no problems whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUN FILLED NIGHT
    HIGHROLLERVP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    VERY ARTISTIC WITH COSTUMER INTERACTION. A QUITE PLACE IN THE 4 CORNERS OF NORHTERN WAYNE / OAKLAND COUNTIES
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try lunch!
    Lunch
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Lunch is much cheaper than the dinner prices, and just as good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server could have been better
    gapilicious313
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the purpose of reservations?
    live4gr8food
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long wait...
    daanpawi
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs an update
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. Service was fast.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I used the online reservation. I was seated with my friends within 15 minutes of arrival.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration!!!!
    Grammy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tang37
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate