Benihana - Houston
Benihana - Houston

Benihana - Houston

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/houston-tx-hh
  • Phone: 7137894962
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (55)special occasion (54)kid-friendly (40)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (12)romantic (12)hot spot (11)neighborhood gem (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Dolly124
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had birthday lunch. it was so much fun. The waitstaff was funny and awesome. love it. will visit again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Same great service & the chefs do the same "cooking show" but the portions are lunch size & price!! So good - a great lunch & family treat!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a very nice time. Lots of energy in the restaurant and good service. My only feedback is that the cooks need more energy and tricks for the kids. I've been twice and both chefs just cooked and barely did anything funny or special. Shoguns always makes it exciting for the guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kimberly
    kimmie64
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My family always have a wonderful time eating and talking
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    houstongal2001
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Live to come here for special dinner occasions, the service is great, the food fantastic and the chefs are always fun.....well be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun time
    TexasDining
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Benihana always has fun atmostphere. Good for family, kids, and entertaining. Food is good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience!
    1stTimeLuvedIt
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I dined at Benihana for my birthday! It was my first time and I had the best experience ever! The staff is very helpful, the food was fantastic, and the whole experience was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieLove
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food yet our waitress seemed to not want to serve us she was very rude even when I asked to get another drink it took her forever to get our drinks and when she passed out the forks she purposely passed out a fork to every person at the table yet when she got to me and my guest she took both of our forks and put them on the shelf like we were not sitting right next to her. I did not appreciate the way she treated me and my guest not once did she ask if we needed anything her customer service was horrible.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Veggies
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Should have more veggies than a plank of zucchini and onions. Should have broccoli, snowpeas, onions and zucchini stir fried together.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Friendship Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    ITO was great and entertaining! The Greeters were friendly and the waitress anticipated our needs!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the chain
    familyfavorite1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a ball...I had taken my youngest daughter for a 'going back to college' dinner..she was very excited and looking forward in coming again..the chef was great and very funny..love going to Benihana's...now it's our favorite restaurants.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not good with reservations
    jhxo
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My reservation was for 9pm. We arrived on time but weren't seated until 9:50p. Whole rest of the evening we received our services. Water, drinks, food 10 -20 mins behind just about everyone that came in after us. One might think that perhaps they had reservations before ours but that was not the case, when I asked I was told "its just such a busy night.". I dont mind that we were seated late. I don't mind that people were seated before us without reservations. What I mind is how everyone working that night seemed more interested in making excuses for themselves and the situation than insuring that the customers recieved excellent communication and service in spite of it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FantasticVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A treat for lunch Same great service - still cook at table with flare & entertainment. Smaller portions ( just right - no leftovers) smaller price!! Thanks
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Serivce
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food was well prepared and tasty. Service could have been better. Server was nice and attentive but it took 45 minutes for the chef to come to the table. One of our party members had to leave in the middle of lunch because he had another engagement.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twin's Birthday
    Family
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our family loves coming here. On this visit we were celebrating our twins b-day. They are in the kids club and were supposed to have their meal for free on their actual date of birth, which it was. We never received any certificate via mail or email, event though I sent email advise we had made reservations and had yet to receive anything pertaining to the twins b-day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    yumyum
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service was fantastic our chef Jorge was awesome ..but the food was just ok...well my plate ...The rice was delicious
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Our cook Jimmy was WONDERFUL. Our kids enjoyed themselves and really wanted to do exactly what he was doing. It was an overall GREAT experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Celebrated my birthday and I had a blast. Good was exceptionally good and the atmosphere was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    Milbrat71
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Was pretty good overall. Had to wait a very long time for a chef to come to the table to cook. But the food was good as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was a great experience for our family...this was a birthday dinner and I felt the atmosphere was great for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing experience!
    JaceBre
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and enjoyed myself thoroughly. I was a little hesitant at first because i wanted a more "romantic" setting but my table was filled with couples, so that made it romantic on it's own. every minute or so, you'd see a couple kiss or share an intimate joke which was really nice. This was my first time here and i would definitely come back. My boyfriend and i ordered Steak and shrimp plate with the chicken fried rice. everything was fresh and the way the chef sectioned out each dish, was perfection. our food didnt just come out at one time, it was given to us in portions. The chef was reallycool and energectic as well. He did a few tricks and made some jokes. Our drinks were great as well. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out!
    Purehype
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    They put on a good show and the food was good. Would really recommend it too anyone looking for a good night out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite places to eat
    BirthdayDiner13
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food is always fantastic. Service this time was not. We waited at least 20 minutes in the lounge to order a drink. While waiting the servers looked at us about a dozen times without acknowledging & finally came over. Then slowly brought our drinks one at a time. Service at the table was better but not great. My whole group always loves this place but service really could be much improved. Hard to find better food though & it is a good atmosphere also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FantasticVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Always good meal. Seafood is great & cooked perfectly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively dining!
    Catbow
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Friday night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun experience!
    Illbeback
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KayKayVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad experience
    TeppanyakiLover
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer.
    BigDave
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Gaz1023
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could use improvement
    Foodist
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Chef was not fun. I spent over $250 and our chef was not fun or creative.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tellithowitis
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Birthday dinner for our 7 year old daughter - she brought a friend and they loved it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Is that GARLIC BUTTER!!?
    Foody
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dining Experience
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining dinner
    Bison405
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TIPPING
    THEFOODFAM
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I HAD A PARTY OF 4 ADULTS AND 1 BABY AND THAT AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED ME A TIPPING FEE OF 50.48. THEY HAVE GREAT FOOD BUT I WOULD PREFER TO GIVE MY OWN TIP AMOUNT. THE HOSTESS ARE NOT VERY FRIENDLY AND ARE A LITTLE ON THE RUDE SIDE AS WELL AS SOME OF THE WAITRESS. THE CHIEF WAS GREAT AND FUNNY. DON'T KNOW IF I WILL BE BACK OR NOT. ALSO THE A/C WAS OUT WHEN WE WENT.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost discount
    dpvs
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic