Benihana - Lombard
Benihana - Lombard

Benihana - Lombard

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

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, 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, 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
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 - Lombard reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (99)special occasion (86)kid-friendly (71)great for lunch (31)fit for foodies (27)romantic (22)hot spot (14)great for brunch (9)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great place for B-Day celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Celebrated my B-Day here with friends - great festive atmosphere, great food prepared right before us, attentive service, and even had desert with a candle and Happy Birthday sung to me by staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food & fun
    Mamakg1VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The show in front of the hibachi grill was very entertaining. The Japanese chef skillfully prepared our meals using his knife and his seasonings. The food tasted fresh & delicious. I had a cranberry mojito which was also very good. The cranberry & mint flavors were well-balanced. Our kids really enjoyed their menus, which morphed into Japanese chef toques that they could put on their heads. Service was great; no long waits for anything. We'll definitely go back to Benihana!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Party!
    ApproachableFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our daughter asked to go to Benihana for her birthday, and we had a blast. Along with six of her friends, me, my husband and our son, our table of 10 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I am so impressed that Benihana allows you to bring in your birthday cake -- and they serve it, complete with a birthday candle! We are still smiling from our delicious and super fun celebration. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Meum
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food is good portions are good drinks ares good service is good the prices I think are high for what it is
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AJO5000
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Took my wife and family there for her 40th. Had a full table and had a great time. Our chef was super fun and kid friendly. Food and service was great!!!! Thanks!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious meal
    RobnTeegsMom
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Enjoyed a birthday dinner here. The service was absolutely outstanding - very attentive. I appreciate that the servers work as a team, which means you never have a dish waiting to be cleared or a beverage waiting to be refilled. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. The tepanyaki chef was very entertaining and prepared a delicous meal. My only negative comment would be on the vegetable tempura appetizer. It was kind of bland. I would not order that again. However, the seafood I ordered was cooked perfectly (lobster, scallops and shrimp). I am looking forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christine
    Kiki428
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We eat here all the time and always enjoy the food. This time, however, our reservation got lost after we checked in and we waited an hour before we were seated. If i hadn't got up to check how much longer the wait was going to be, who knows how long we would have waited. Please just try to keep the reservations in order.
    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 anniversary dining experience
    Polishprincess
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I took my husband down to Benihana restaurant for out anniversary dinner.Service was swift and polite,food was very tasty,timing was perfect,accommodations met.Sitting at the hibachi table watching the chef cooking for us was truly entertaining.overall we had a great time,but I wished for a better company at the table.I quess those things are always unpredictable.Great job Benihana!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tough night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Waited almost an hour past our reservation time. Dinner after that was rushed, we chose Benihana for the show and the food. The show was cut back. Not a great experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations
    GinnyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our reservation was 6:30. At 7:00 we told them we were leaving and going elsewhere as we had finished our cocktail while waiting. We were not happy. They finally seated us around 7:05 - 35 minutes after our reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Meal
    AAMPVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We come here a ton because of the kids. They LOVE Benihana because the experience is unique and fun. They eat well and always ask to come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing special...
    jocus
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    its just the name...benihana, but the food is ordinary that you could find from other hibachi restaurants with cheaper and more better taste. service, they're all the same with tricks for kids to enjoy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fun
    Trynewjoints
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was delicious. The chef was fun to watch. I love celebrating my birthday here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overly loud and chaotic with slow service. Not the upscale place it used to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PattiVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The service was not very good and our chef seemed like he didn't even want to be there. In the very middle of our hibachi-style dinner, I had to ask our server why we hadn't received the sushi appetizer. When it finally arrived, you could tell it was assembled quickly and falling apart. They only asked my fiance and granddaughter if they wanted dessert. Unfortunately, they only brought his dessert. When it came time for payment, she returned to the table questioning me in front of my guest re: payment. I was pretty embarrased. There are too many other restaurants that are similar to Benihana, and I will definitely visit one of those next time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy on a Wednesday
    MNO1VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I was so happy to have reservation because even on a wednesday evening there was a wait and every table was full. This is by far the best Japanese steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food was delicious. I just feel for the price compared to other hibachi restaurants I have been to,that the portions were small for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anonymous
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was very pleased with the food. I had a reservation and still waited over 30 minutes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    debbiefoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a wonderful time. We did feel rushed to leave the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another home run
    InsuranceGuru
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have never had a bad experience here. Great staff, great sushi ( kind of hidden gem actually) table chef was quite the showman.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun date night/group get together
    Twin2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is great for families and big parties. Make sure to schedule a reservation in advance. It was annoying they were singing happy birthday every 5 minutes on a Saturday night but the food quality is excellent. I had the filet and was not disappointed. Worth the money!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Sandra
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As always, their food is fresh and delicious tasting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for anytime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have always been fans of Benihana. For my wife and I, it will always be the place we had our first dinner together after getting married. Our children grew to love our subsequent return visits like we did. Whether it's some teppanyaki and entertainment from the chef preparing our meal or their fresh sushi or even the reasonably priced lunch special, Benihana never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy8
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Always love the hibachi there. Quality can vary a little by the chef. We like shrimps. They're fresh and good quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun night at Benihana
    TheKing
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was a great night. Our chef took risks and did a better show for us than other chefs. The food was great and the guests we had with us were definitely impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was great, they sang for our anniversary and put candles in our dessert...the drinks were spectacular!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2enjoyable24get
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was great! Service was great! They even take pictures of the birthday person with their guest and give you the copy complimentary. First time there and they really impressed me overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good birthday place!
    abbym
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My parents have never experienced a hibachi grill spectacle and Angel our chef was a great one. My parents loved it and raved to their friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christine
    Kiki428
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is always good, but I notice the some chefs will have a better show if the table is into the show. Perhaps the could engage the audience more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fun!
    Zxcv
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was our first Hibachi style dining- and our kids loved it! Our chef was great and funny. The service was great despite a busy dining room. We especially appreciate the chef's attention to allergies, and we love that this is a safe place for our child with nut allergies. Everything was delicious; The chicken fried rice was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare before Medium Well
    DeetyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Normally I quite enjoy Benihana, and we eat there often. Unfortunately, they do have an occasional problem with rare steak. This particular trip, the chef cooked 5 medium well and 1 medium steak before deciding to take my rare steak off the grill. Mine was the thickest, but the majority of the meat was medium or higher. When I pointed this out, his first response was "It is rare." I then pointed out the few pieces that could be called rare as opposed to the majority of the steak. He then recooked a steak for me, actually rare this time, but did not serve it with mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Nevergetsold
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. We celebrate birthdays and anniversarys at this restaurant, have brought many family members and always had great service and meals.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still good after all these yrs
    DebiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised to find that after all these years in business, Benihana has retained it's quality. The food was excellent and my husband, a newbie there, was also very impressed. The show is always good and the food was fantastic
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Sniffing Chef!!! :-(
    Terri10
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our cook had a cold and kept sniffing. Made me very uncomfortable handling my food. Over all the place was great and I would return back but would request to have a new chef if he or she is a little under the weather.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but smokey
    Leila
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    When we arrived for birthday dinner, the place was packed, we had a reservation and were seated within a few minutes of arriving. The entire room was filled with smoke, some smoke is to be expected, but it was extreme. This has not ever happened before, but it was difficult. We brought our 5 year old and 5 month old children. We considered leaving but it was a birthday celebration, so we stayed for the excellent food. The food was good but not great, like it usually is. Not the best experience and we will probably not be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    There were a lot of small children dining that evening. Many we're running around the restaurant unsupervised. Many we're playing rough with each other as well as crying and throwing tantrums in the middle of the floor. Thus a not so nice dining experience. One of my worst experiences there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent place for Dinner for a special occasion. The bill a little hard to interpret if you want to pay cash. Salmon with avacado sauce was awesome. The white sangria was very refreshing. All workers were extremely nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date night with love
    datenight2love
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Lovely experience on our date night.. The drink of the month was good and the Fuji apply punch bowl was awesome. Will revisit the restaurant in the future. The lighting sets the mood for any event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaKeenya
    shaunie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Good food, I think a larger portion would be nice. Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining but soso food
    btcoryVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Obviously people go to this place for the cooking entertainment. This is why it is kid friendly. However, the food itself is only so so. The steak they use doesn't really taste like anything. Either is was frozen too long or they use way too much butter/oil in cooking. The shrimp was only a tad bit better, but then again it tasted mostly like cooking oil. The sauces were pretty plain, especially the hibachi sauce. Again, go for the entertainment but don't expect a quality meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.