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Benihana - Lombard
Benihana - Lombard

Benihana - Lombard Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/lombard-il-lb
  • Email: lombard@benihana.com
  • Phone: (630) 571-4440
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meyers
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking for Benihana guests
A word from Benihana - Lombard
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Entertaining but crowded with other tables. Very expensive probably will never go again."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We visit here at least 5 times a year. Always a good experience Much better than the other hibachi places. Will not go back to domo77"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent service, relaxed atmosphere, entertaining cooking and demonstrations. All six of us agreed and the excellent food and presentation. Pricing was very reasonable for generous portions."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Although the chef was great and entertaining, the servicers were less than stellar. Waited a long time for drinks and refills. Ordered an appetizer while we were waiting for the chef to make it to our station, received it after the salad came and it was cold."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "FoodMy First Time At A Japanese Restaurant. It Was A Nice Experience. We Enjoyed ThE Preparer Did An Excellent Job Cooking The Good"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, dinner was delicious and chef was entertaining. He accommodated my husband and I for our vegan diet without any hesitations."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our cheff's name is Pedro, he entertain us while he is cooking. He has sense of humor that makes us smile. It was my birthday celebration and the waiter didn't ask if we are celebrating anything just like other restaurant do. There's another group in our table that celebrated birthday and the staff gathered in front of them and sang the birthday song. So I told the waiter it's my birthday too. He apologize but the damage is done."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I have been to Benihana before but this time the food was just ok. service was ok not outstanding."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Perfect choice in dining and atmosphere for a girls night out!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have dined in other teppanyaki restaurants before and this was the most boring and least interactive experience ever. The food was okay and the chef needed to be more engaging with his audience. Not going back to this location."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times BECAUSE of the "Express Lunch Menu", but this time was the worst. Usually it was just a matter of whether or not you were going to get your rice before you were done eating. This time, even with reservations, we were kept waiting for our table. After we were seated, we waited for about 15 minutes before I finally flagged down a server to wait on us. She got our drinks, took our order (from the Express Lunch Menu) & brought our salads. Then we waited until I finally flagged someone down to ask when our chef was coming? He finally came & started cooking with the show & everything. .unusual for the Express but ok. Then the bill came....way more then we expected. They corrected it but still overcharged us."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I have been at Benihana's in Lombard serveral times now. The service is great and the food is fantastic. It's my favorite spot to spend some quality family time and to be entertained by the wonderful chefs that you employ. My family always brings me here for my birthday and gets us gift cards because they know we enjoy it so much. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Me and my boyfriend enjoyed the romantic night out. By having a dinner and a show at one table. It was truly amazing in every way."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Almost every major city has a Benihana and the good news is that it helped standardized many of the features and thus helps set the expectations. The shared tables, attentive service are all good. They are a bit inflexible in allowing patrons to vary the content of their choices, but most meal deals are quite generous and filling. Seafood, beef, chicken and also a smidgen of vegetarian fare help one to manage to satisfy most. Staff do frequently check in on you and generally it is a satisfying experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Benihana is one our family favorites. Their food is always delicious and their chefs know how to entertain. Their fried rice is a must. Combination platters are a great way to experience several flavors. They also offer a large variety of freshly made sushi."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were the first one to be seated to the table, so we sat on the edge. The second party arrived and they sat on the other edge, then one guy showed up and he took whole front side of the table and he was alone. I do not like the way they seat the guests. One guy did not need the space for 4 people, while we sat on the side and so as other party. If the tips will go to chef, I have no complain, but if they share with the servers, I don't know. They do not bring anything but drink. Chef does all the serving and busboys take everything away. What does the servers do?? She brought drink only one time..., so in my head, I left tips to the chef. I am sure it does not work that way. Overall, I love the place anyway, so I will come again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Great for a group or family dinner. We went for my mom's bday it was her first time here. The chef was entertaining and food was all really good. At the end of dinner my mom got free ice cream And we got a family photo taken and printed out for us for free which was a nice touch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Wanted to do something special for a young lady who just gave an outstanding performance at a kids production. This fit the bill. The children were awed by the chef. There will be birthdays at Benihanas."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely amazing! The food, the drinks, the service. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My family went to this restaurant for my husbands birthday. For starters we had reservations and was seated promptly. Booster seats and high chairs were available for small children. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided fast service. Our chef came over right away and was very child friendly. Not only was the food delicious but almost healthy with minal oils/fat used. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great seafood, you will leave stuffed and satisfied!!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The chicken was over cooked. Very dry. Shrimp was excellent."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My family of 5 had so much fun. This was our 3 boys' first time at Benihana and when we were leaving they asked if we could go back soon. The service was perfect, they gave us everything we needed right away. The chef was so entertaining. They even spaced the seating so the couple at our table could have privacy from our kids (who were very well behaved since the restaurant keeps them entertained). We were celebrating my birthday, and as a parent, you want an enjoyable stressfree experience. This was it. Benihana is a gem. The food was spectacular, the wine list was impressive, and the entire staff was professional and friendly. Thank you for a great time!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "My first visit at Benihana was amazing. I've never been to a restaurant like Benihana before and I was very pleased. The food and service was great. I did wish that I didn't have to share a table with another family but I still had a great time. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Took a group there to celebrate my wife's birthday and everyone had a great time! I have a gluten and lactose intolerance and they made sure everything I had was safe for me!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the food and the service, my only issue is sitting at a table with people you don't know, it's a little uncomfortable"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went here with an old friend who was in town for a relaxed evening. That is exactly what we found. In response to other reviewers, the chef was Latino and did a GREAT job. Was very entertaining and skillful. We sat at a table with a family and while we did not interact much (my friend and I spent most of the time catching up between us) it was a jovial and entertaining time for all."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I love Benihana for so many reasons! My family and I have been eating there for several years and we will continue to go back. The service is great, the ambience is outstanding, and it's an all around great time. I like that it is an energetic and loud place which makes it suitable for kids and loud people like my family!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere recommend people to go great chef's they know how to put on a show"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The place is nice with great food! My only problem was that I made a reservation and I still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated! I hated that...what is the reason to make reservations than?"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Service was good. Problem was that I was sitting to close to strangers. They squeezed to many people in the same table and it was very uncomfortable. I really wish they could have spread us out a little more. The guy next to me was taller and he was not very considerate."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The restaurant was extremely cold on the night we went for dinner and most people around us had to put on the coats. The restaurant personnel took this issue very seriously by moving an entire table to a different location and they made necessary heating and vent adjustments, as well."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere, loved the experience. I have been there several times, and have not had a bad experience. I would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was good as always. Our kids liked the chef and the food. On the expensive side for us but we save it for a special occasion. It is noisy though. Hard to hear anyone on the other side of the grill."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I needed to use my $30 gift certificate for Benihana's so we came on a Wednesday night. We were seated with a family of four and another couple - each of us were celebrating a birthday! The chef was great, and the other people at our table were fun to talk to. Great food as always, although I thought Benihana's had shrimp sauce, and we weren't offered any :("
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "First of all, all the cook / chef is not Japanese or Asian ....not feeling Japanese restaurant. It's like we ate at the Mexican Restaurant . The food taste like Panda Express for the price it's too much. It's an insult to the Japanese. The service is very poor - you asked something and it takes forever. It's only one or two sever for 50 guests . I will not go back or recommend this place. The only good part is....the Latino cooks/chef are friendly !"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We took my daughter, along with family and friends, to Benihana Lombard for her 21st birthday. A few in our group had never experienced Benihana so it was great fun to watch their reactions. The food was very good, fresh and made to specifications. The chef's show was very entertaining. It was great fun to watch his expertise with knives and food handling. One of the members of our party has an allergy to shell fish, which was addressed and handled very well by the staff. All beef and chicken items were cooked first before any fish was put on the grill. The service was very good; waitstaff very attentive."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Overall I was not happy with my experience on Saturday. I had reservations for 5pm my whole party arrived by 5:20pm but we did not get seated until 6:30. I think this was ridiculous. Why make reservations. When we finally did get seated our chef was very boring. He didn't do any of the normal tricks, he didn't talk or interact with anyone at the table and he rushed through the service. This was not my first time at this restaurant so I knew what type of service to ecpect. However this may be my last time. For the amount of money we paid, it was a huge disappointment."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding except the group that was seated at our table. They were loud and obnoxious and they could not move us because they were short of 2 chefs"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My wife and I always do our birthdays at Benihana's and we were again not disappointed. The food and the service were great and the kids had a great time."
    Dined on 2/17/2014