Benihana - Houston
Benihana - Houston

Benihana - Houston

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

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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!
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)good for groups (61)kid-friendly (35)fit for foodies (17)romantic (16)great for lunch (12)hot spot (9)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • I went for my birthday dinner it was very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We were seated with other people and they didn't seem to like that we had to share table/chef with them. I will definitely ask next time to have table/chef alone without any other people that's are not in my party.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ice cream & salad dressing- needs adjustments
    DoBetter
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    My dad & I actually enjoyed the onion soup & salad w/ ginger dress, but my children did not like it at all. They wanted dressings they were familiar with like ranch or Caesar. It took a while for waitress to bring cake and made a mistake and put numbers backwards creating wrong age. Also we paid for dessert(ice cream) but were never even offered any, besides on what we read off menu. That wasn't too good, but I still left a tip because overall we still enjoyed ourselves. I also thought by reserving table I would be only we my family but we weren't...although the people sitting with us seemed to be a very nice family. Also NO VALEt SERVICE...kind of sad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fanstatic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The atmosphere is ideal for a great dining experience. The chefs always make it memorable, and the food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Food and Great Show
    LowfromHp
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great place for any special occasion celebration. Outstanding food and great food show and tricks. Chef keeps everyone at the table entertained. We always get a different chef which is great because you see different cooking techniques and tricks. One Chef was so good he actually threw a shrimp in my mouth. Kids will love to see different characters or things made while cooking your food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were very disappointed driving from Richmond, Texas to have a special dinner and the chef cooked the food well but that was it....no show! Not happy! The lady that serviced our table was great! A lot of money....We will go back to the one in Sugar Land next time!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious!
    jennybojangles
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Ive been here many times while growing up. This last time we went for my husband's birthday and took some friends who have never been, and they are now addicted. The food is delicious! You sit at a table of 8, even if you didnt bring a party of 8. People are usually quite friendly and it's nice to meet new people. I recommend the white peach sangria.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Danie2424
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Amazing food The waiter was supper nice the chef was the best part overall this is my favorite restaurant
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks
    Bdgurl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My birthday was made special by the experience of gathering of family around one of your tables. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best location in town
    Foodster99
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Wonderful experience and with the best service, however food lacked enough flavor. I wish they would add a little bit more seasoning.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfactory
    bsdotson
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Service was great. Food was great. We had a really nice time. The only thing that I would have liked to see done differently was seating. We (2 adults and 1 child) sat at the hibachi grill and was placed next to a full family of six. There was no room for use to move and eat without bumping the next person. I know the restaurant is busy but I looked around and saw tables that only had 2 or 4 to a table or completely empty. This prevented us from enjoying the full experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Its the best chicken fried rice ever. That's saying a lot since I don't like rice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Brici4ron
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Everything was pretty great at Benihana, the food was amazing! The only thing that really made my visit unhappy was that the host made me and my friends feel rushed and uncomfortable. Even towards the end the waitress was not saying it but her actions where like "when are you guys gonna leave". Besides that I loved the place and especially the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kimmie64
    kimmie64
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have been here serveral times with never a problem, but the chef was sloppy cooking and he burned the food. I didn't say anything to anyone because I just tried and ready to go. If i should go back i will ask for a different cook
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So awesome!
    cmmhoustontx
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were a party of 9. All of the Benihana staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our chef was wonderful and entertaining. Our food was excellent. It was my son's birthday and he enjoyed it very much. The picture taken by our server at the end of our dinner was a lot of fun and a nice keepsake. The manager even stopped by our table to check on us. Overall a wonderful experience and very memorable in a great way.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    NotYucky
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. She was honored with a chef's hat, a picture and a special dessert. Very noisy restaurant but we loved the fact that we got a show along with dinner and that there was something for everyone. We had made a reservation and the table was not ready when we got there, which pushed an already late night back even further and the noise level made it difficult to carry on any sort of conversation. The food, however, was very good and the service attentive to detail. It is not an inexpensive place to dine so I would reserve it for special occasions only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Geat lunch
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Same great food - just smaller portions perfect for lunch. The chef still do the complete show!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 245 reviews are from the Benihana - Houston reviews archive.