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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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "ITO was great and entertaining! The Greeters were friendly and the waitress anticipated our needs!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A treat for lunch Same great service - still cook at table with flare & entertainment. Smaller portions ( just right - no leftovers) smaller price!! Thanks"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The service was fantastic our chef Jorge was awesome ..but the food was just ok...well my plate ...The rice was delicious"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday and I had a blast. Good was exceptionally good and the atmosphere was perfect."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was a great experience for our family...this was a birthday dinner and I felt the atmosphere was great for that."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Always good meal. Seafood is great & cooked perfectly"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    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
  • "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."
    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