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Benihana - Houston
Benihana - Houston

Benihana - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/houston-tx-hh
  • Phone: (713) 789-4962
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Gesseenger
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Houston
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "The chefs are so entertaining and skilled. The quality of meat and seafood is excellent. The prices are good. There is no music, and it's very noisy, but that is offset by a lively dining experience. The restaurant has a nice ambiance. It's a great place for group dining. We were all pleased that the soup, salad, vegetables and wonderful after dinner tea are complimentary. Unusual nowadays. The waitstaff are eager to be ensure you have a pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I was glad to make a reservation as the wait on a Friday night was about 45 mins. The waitress was a bit too busy to keep up, but overall the experience was not bad. The food is dependent on the cook and I would say that with 85% of the tables full, that ours was average. But for the price and hibachi experience I give it 3 stars."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Took my special girl there, it was her first time being there, and she loved it. We both loved it!! The cook showed-off his skills while the waitress was sweet as could be. It was a great night."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Restaurant was HOT. I understand it's warm because of food being cooked in front of you on the grill but I still think more air conditioning can be provided."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have always had a good experience when I go. I'm so thankful for the chefs table. It always makes my birthday so enjoyable. Juan is an awesome chef."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was a special occasion for someone special. We wanted to try something a little different. Since I had never been here before I suggested this location. We were seated before our reservation time by a friendly host. We were told about the specials for the evening and looked forward to reviewing the menu. Our chef was exceptional he catered to our every request. I ordered steak and shrimp which were cooked to perfection. I will definitely recommend to friends and family. I have to go back to try some of the sushi!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband specifically requested Benihana's for his birthday dinner. I requested that the wait staff refrain from singing as he would be embarrassed. All we wanted was a photo and that's what they did; just the photo! It was so nice that they did that. Very professional, speedy service, great food. You can't go wrong."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Went there expecting some good food & entertainment - that is what Hibachi style food is - was sorely disappointed! additionally food lacked taste - you have to check out the Hibachi restaurant at Kemah, Tx near NASA to know what i am saying - the food & presentation were just amazing - big disappointment for my overseas guests.......not likely that i would ever visit again nor would i recommend them."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Chef was not fun. I spent over $250 and our chef was not fun or creative."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Birthday dinner for our 7 year old daughter - she brought a friend and they loved it."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Been a few times...food is pretty good...only gave food 4 stars because the taste changed each time I went. Good place to celebrate with a different experience each time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This night in particular, was extremely busy. It looks as if they were short-staffed which caused a delay in receiving a table with a reservation. We still had to wait an additional 20 minutes to sit down plus we arrived fifteen minutes early. At the end of hte night, the waitress failed to provide our green tea."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "As always, a fun place to go for a special dinner. Atmosphere is great, chef's entertaining & preparing food at table grill are really good. The other wait staff was superb! And the price is very reasonable for all you get."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "It's fun to watch the chef prepare your food, with jokes and simple tricks thrown in, but last Friday the entertainment was exactly the same as it was more than 30 years ago and the several times in between when I went to this and other Benihana restaurants here and in other cities. The food is excellent and so is the service and it is a great place to take a guest or two who have not been there before, but the entertainment aspect drops off with return visits. The noise level is so high you cannot expect to talk freely to anyone but those immediately beside you and your table is essentially a bar with eight seats, wrapped around a large grill. You will be dining with strangers, but that can be fun too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Having trouble with "Chef's Table", not receiving e-mail from them, host refused to help me get my birthday month discount. Very disappointed in service level. I guess service only applies to full price."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My girl love it had a great even good was great and services as we'll I will go back love it"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves for my boyfriend's father's day celebration. All in all I would recommend this spot to anyone."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My reservation was set at 7:15. After my party was seated, which we had to wait because they were not ready, which is already a disgrace, our chef did not come to the table until after 9:00. After that, the people with us at the table made the chef cook their food first so our meal did not start cooking until 9:30. Not well put together at all considering reservations were made in advance."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "When dogs they start charging for fried rice? What's the purpose of hibachi? The temperature was hot.. the A/C was out. Nobody bothered to tell us when we called for reservations. They claimed that the restaurant side was less hot, but that wasn't true. They made no concessions for their patrons. They didn't want to celebrate our birthdays because they said that no one had told them. How many were there to tell?"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Was a little bit disapointed when the server was unhappy because the tip left was not enough. He explained to me that the minimum tip is 10% going to the cook and if the tip is not reaching 10% the server has to pay the cook...it is a non sense: a tip can only be suggested and at customer discretion, or you have to include a compulsory minimum tip on the check."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Luv going for lunch. Same cooking show - wonderful meal - perfect portions - "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a great time for Mother's Day, we try to go every year. We love this location the one in downtown Houston is not that great. We will always come back to this location."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We made a last minute reservation at Benihana in the middle of the week. The waitress was inattentive and spoke little english. I ordered the colossal shrimp and my husband ordered the filet. My shrimp was so overcooked and rubbery that it was impossible to eat and my husbands steak was so well done he could not eat it. The chef was not into the performance at all and it seemed like he was just going through the motions of making the food. I will not be back to Benihanas! There are much better hibachi restaurants with better food and service in Houston!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This was the first time that I have gone here and the waitress was not friendly and the food was not good. I do not want to stop coming here because of the lack of services."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Went for lunch - same great quality - just a little smaller portions - at lunch price. Nice treat. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I love this place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We had a blast, the ambience, atmosphere, food was excellent"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Had a great time! Excellent service, friendly attentive wait staff, fabulous did! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic love to go again soon. I will be tring to come back again soon"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I took my son and 3 of his friends to celebrate his 18th birthday. We had a great time, the food was yummy and the service excellent. Love this place!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I made this reservation in March 16th my boyfriends birthday and my step daughters birthday. This was our first time coming here and it was absolutely amazing. All of the staff members were so nice and sweet. The Chief Henry was absolutely breath taking and amazing. The conversations, the tricks, and humor was bonuses to a well prepared excellent meal! I truly enjoyed myself and I can't wait to come again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Mixture of ages and tastes were all pleased with the entertainment and food at Benihana Westheimer in Houston. We had an overfull table (11) by request, and the staff was very accommodating and gracious. There was a bit of a delay at the door when we entered, seems too many tables of customers showed up all at once. But other than that brief awkward delay, a good time and good meal was had by all. Thanks Ito for preparing a scrumptious meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was my first experience here and my last. The service was horrible. The waitress that served our table never came to check on us to see if we needed refills or anything. She completely ignored us the entire time we were there. When we finally got her attention, she had an attitude and did not want to serve us. The only time she seemed to be friendly was when our meal was over. She was rushing us out the door and I pay my money just like everyone else. That kind of service is deplorable and made me want to get up and walk out mid meal. The food was not worth the price. It ruined my first time there and I would never go back again. I would rather take my money else where. Would never recommended this place to anyone. Waste"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Let's face it if you've seen one onion ring volcano/train you've seen enough but the kids can't get enough of them. If you make a reservation plan on 30 minutes before you see a cook.I watched 3 tables and it was the same at all 3. Juan our "Japanese" chef was fine but was bored with the monotony of the presentation too. The valet blocks off all of the parking, which is 10 feet from the front door. Really? A valet? Tough to tip an irritation. If you're guests are over 12 go somewhere else."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had a good relaxing time with my children and grands. The experience was great and the food is good. I will be back. To me it is a place for adults."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We always have a good meal at Benihana. Today was no different. Chef Juan did all the same old hibachi show tricks...Japanese "egg roll", smoke from the stack of onion, heart shaped fried rice...which I could definitely do without, but my 3-year-old got a kick out of it."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "While I've enjoyed the hibachi experience here, the sushi only area leaves a lot to be desired. The tables and menus were dirty, the service was very poor and the food average. I won't be coming back to this section of the restaurant again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The fried rice is addictive and the lychee blossom drink is delicious. I truly enjoy the hibachi dishes at Benihana."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "The food was ok and the service could have been better. We had to keep reminding the waitress to bring items that we requested when first seated."
    Dined on 2/28/2014