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Benihana - Houston
Benihana - Houston

Benihana - Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/houston-tx-hh
  • Email: Houston2@benihana.com
  • 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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "It was better on NY store. Houston was more formal. This kind of restaurant expected be funny and informal. I believe it could be related on NY I was with my kid. By the way, it was so nice time on Houston also."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I was a bit dissapointed with our table chef. It was a special dinner for me and my parents as they were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, his performance was not as enthusiastic as teh other chefs we saw in the restaurant. His name was Henry and he said he had been cooking for 17 years at that same location so Im not sure if he is just bored with his job at this point in his career. It would have been nice to have a better show. Also, the shrimp used in our appetizers were very small."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our chef brought it strong at the table. Enjoyable experience and the usual best food."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had a great birthday experience at Benihana! The food was yummy, the ambiance was great, service was great, and the $30 birthday coupon was very handy. We would definitely go back again!!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I've heard from friends other hibachi places do the same little tricks for 1/5 the price. Even so, the experience was pleasant. Parking was a nightmare. I made reservations a couple of days before and they seated us immediately. We waited a while for drinks and longer for them to fill the table (made for 8). The crying babies (one at every table - I am not kidding) were almost unbearable. I made reservations after 9 to try to avoid that. Our chef did a great job of timing the cooking but was stony and expressionless the entire time and spoke so quietly he was impossible to hear. The chef did a great job with the steak, cooking them both to order perfectly. When you leave somewhere full of yummy food, it's hard to be too upset."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We chose Benihana's to celebrate a child's birthday and he absolutely loved it...all of the children did. It was a great experience for them. The food taste was "OK". Would definitely go there again on day in the future."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Gave very little food for a high price that we paid. I was givin half a chicken breast cut up and about 3 shrimp cut up."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Fantastic customer service, great atmosphere, will be dining here again soon. Our chef was Jacobo & he made sure he catered to my girlfriend's seafood allergy & made her meal first. He was very nice & entertaining. This was our first time dining here & we had a wonderful time! Thank you for your outstanding service!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a blast. We were paired with another family who had 2 kids my sons age and we all meshed well and enjoyed a great evening together."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to have a nice Valentine's Day dinner a little early. We were not disappointed! The hibachi show was great as usual, our chef (Jorge) was generous and entertaining, and each entree was not only delectable but also beautifully prepared. Our waitress was extremely attentive and very kind. Couldn't ask for a better dinner nor experience. We LOVE Benihana! It never disappoints!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "With reservation, we waited for a long time to be seated without any attention. Asked a gentleman at the reception desk who looks like the owner, was very reluctant to respond to us with a cool short words" Just wait ". and another long wait wait after seated. None feel sorry for kept us waiting. Business was very good, may be that was why. Waitress and manger were fine. so I give this star to them."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went there with my family. Pretty crowded but we had reservations. Same old stuff. Food is ok. Pricey worth it once in awhile"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Awesome as usual. Staff always friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Went with my cousin and a friend I had so much fun and the sushi was excellent and the drinks to I had such a great time on 1/18/14 I took my daughters on 1/19/14 they loved it....."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Now you even have to pay for their famous fried rice. It used to come with the entrees but now you have to pay $3.50 for that. The chef doesn't do as many tricks any more. No flaming volcano, no tossing shrimp to someone's mouth. Just kind of hurry up and get you out of there. It used to be fun to visit. I doubt I will go back again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We waited 20 mins for our table's water and our waitress forgot our saki and beer for saki bombs and to wait another 10 mins for those. The chef was quiet but nice. He was boring from other chefs we have had at benihanna. Unfortunately we were seated with a group of very boring people.! I asked a g irl sitting next to me what she ordered she refused to speak to me. Benihanna is about the g roup and table experience! ! It was very loud the loudes benihanna ive ever been too. Almost chaos. The food was good not great. I probably wont be back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "For large groups...it would be nice to have a table with both grills so the party can be seated close. I had a table of 12 and it was such a hassle to try to get people to sit close/"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Our experience was good, the only thing that I could make a comment on, for the amount of $$$$ it was really to loud for our taste."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Good meal - & enjoy the entertainment of cooking. Good value meal since it includes soup salad rice vegetables, protein, hot tea & ice cream."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The restaurant was fine. However they had no record of my reservation placed through opentable. You guys fail."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Well it was my first time, my date has been to knock off restaurant. We enjoyed the food and exhibition of food preparation."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I made our reservations for 5:00 a couple of days prior to dining. We arrived probably 4:50. We were told it would be a minute or two. So we waited until about 5ish and was seated. Our drink order and food order was taken right away and then we sat and waited and waited. At 5:50, I asked a man that worked there what the hold up was. . . .he said he would check. Around 6:00 a cook showed up and then preceded to tell us that the grill had not been turned on and it would be an additional 10 minutes. So, needless to say it was not a good experience. The food was good but they need to work on their scheduling."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I invited several of my best friends here to celebrate my return home after several years. And i must say it was exquisite! The food was superb, the service was very good as well, everyone was so cheerful and polite. Everything turned out great and we all had a wonderful time. The reservations had to be changed a few times. But the host was very gracious and continued to be polite and helpful despite the confusion, very professional! Would DEFINITELY come back again, with or without a group. The chef was also very considerate of my friends shrimp allergy. And for the meal, the sake, the icecream and the experience the price was very reasonable. Thank you so much for making our little get together so special. Arigatou gozaimasu! ^^"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We mainly eat here on special occasions. It is a little pricy for us to eat there often. Even though there is a lot of food served, I have no problem eating it all because it is so good. I really enjoy watching the chefs prepare the food in front of us. The chef we had this time did not have as much personality as chefs before but he was still a very good chef."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My family enjoyed watching the chef making dinner for us. My kids loved to watch and even liked eating there. I would recommend for the special occasion as well as family occasion."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My family and I dine here frequently and we are never disappointed. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "As a longtime Fan of Benihana it is just not the same. Portions were smaller, chef on autopilot. Overall not what it has been in prior years"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Wonderful food-really fun to watch it being prepared-wish I could cook like this!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013