Benihana - Lombard
Benihana - Lombard

Benihana - Lombard

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/lombard-il-lb
  • Phone: 6305714440x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner:
    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: 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Benihana - Lombard reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (94)special occasion (94)kid-friendly (71)great for lunch (32)fit for foodies (25)romantic (21)hot spot (15)great for brunch (10)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • great way to celebrate a birthday
    FranklinFanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Benihana really goes out of their way to make sure your special event is fabulous. Not only do you get the terrific food prepared before you in a fun fashion, but the service is really great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Nice!
    SoulExecution
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was my second time at a Benihana restaurant and my 1st time at this one. I took my parents out and was seated with two other couples. The waiter and chef were both very friendly. The chef did botch the shrimp fling a little, but we laughed it off. The rest of his performance was very nicely done and the food was amazing. I had the Benihana Special(a lobster tail and steak) and it was amazing. I will definitely be returning here sometime, though hopefully with a larger group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgetful servers
    Nenas5VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I go often there just because the food is really good but I've gone 3 times and order an appetizer and they forget to bring it to me. Maybe it's time to look for a different place to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We all really enjoyed our time there..the only thing is they sat us underneath the air and it was freezing..they tried to turn it down but it was a no go..our chef was really great he kept us laughing and definitely entertained. .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfection
    dannzz22
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Yum yum and yum. Everything was perfect for me being a first timer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    Kazy68
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Once again we headed to Benihana for one of my children's birthday celebrations. It is always one of their favorite picks. We had another great experience and the kids loved it once again. We will be back in a few more months when another birthday rolls around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Debi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We took our 13 year old here for an early dinner to celebrate his birthday. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Delicious
    FLOWERS
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A very good place to eat. Aroma does not smell like fish. Rolls are delicious. I would go there on every special occasions and I have plenty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Location!
    DoughBaby
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I'm a true Benihana fan and hadn't been there in a long while...and I was NOT disappointed! The food is always so fresh and watching the chef not only cook but perform is simply outstanding. It was date 'Day' and enjoyed ending our evening at Benihana. Highly recommended and always will be!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed!
    Amars662
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my first time ever visiting a Benihana location. I usually go to Kobe and will continue going there from now on. I was extremely disappointed by the whole hibachi experience. The chef was soooo slow and the show was boring. He did two tricks without any level of complexity. On top of that, my chicken and steak was overcooked. Also, me and another guest got cheated on our chicken. The chef mistakenly put one serving on the wrong plate. After hesitating for a bit, he split the 2nd serving between me and another guest. I had to drink just to get through the evening. It was a terrible experience overall. Believe me, Kobe is way more entertaining and the food is much better!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My son birthday dinner was so nice.
    Birthdaynightout
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We enjoyed my son birthday dinner . we had six people to celebrate is day . My girls came home from college to spend his birthday at Benihana . We all had a great time . Our neighbor came with it was her first time at Benihanas and she now knows why Benihana is my favorite restaurant as is my son. So that is why we alway go there for our birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Worth It
    annonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For the prices that are charged, portions are extremely small and don't really have a lot of flavor. Additionally, chefs should get more training as I can't begin to say how many times our chef screwed up the various "tricks" that were being performed. Waiter did not come around to check to see how food was, if more drinks were needed, or if there was anything else we needed. I had only been to a Benihana's once before in Vegas and wasn't impressed then, but figured I would try again. It is safe to say I won't be back. There are much better hibachi restaurants out there to go to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    HizMrs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food and customer service was great! I will be back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana. Delicious. Fun!
    TheKing
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have been to Benihana Lombard many times. The food is always excellent, great service, and entertainment! It's a great place to bring children and, um, grandchildren. Sushi at Benihana Lombard has always been excellent as well. Since it's about 10 minutes from our house, we are there often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual Birthday Celebration
    db62
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have a 23 year old son who chooses Benihana each year for his birthday celebration. Our family enjoys it just as much as the birthday man! The food and the way it is prepared is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Short wait
    Lfdave
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Sunday night reservation for 7 pm but had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. We had 5 people but wait can be impacted by need to fill tables closer to 8 capacity.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic