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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Benihana - Lombard reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (100)good for groups (85)kid-friendly (68)great for lunch (27)fit for foodies (26)romantic (21)hot spot (15)great for brunch (10)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • date night with love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    Nenas5
    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
  • Majdonna
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. Great food with great entertainment. Their chicken fried rice is the best. They will sing Happy Birthday in English and Japanese, if that's what you're celebrating. A fun place to go with a large group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable service
    Iluvbenihana
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our waiter was very prompt and accomdating to our needs and was always there to refill drinks and remove our finished plates. The chef was also very vibrant and entertaining. A woman sitting at our table had some very specific dietary restrictions, which would come off as picky and annoying to some, but the waiter and manager were very accomodating to her needs and did everything they could to go out of there way and make sure she had a full dining experience as the rest of us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodlover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Always enjoy the food. My favorite restaurant for over 30 years.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once in a while
    MissyD
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was good and service was great; however it was pretty expensive for a lunch meal. I knew that going in so I would only recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!!!
    Happy2have
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I went to benihana and it was great. It was birthday and I felt special. Everybody was friendly and we got a nice amount of food. Thanks and keep up the good job!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time
    Modaddy99
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very entertaining!! The chefs are. Very engaging and talented!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Married and Lunch
    chyna133
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Same day reservations made and included in the special comments we had just gotten married. Quick, fast confirmation and we were on our way. Arrived on time, seated shortly after. Benihana's staff embraced the special moment including a special dessert along with a souvenir picture. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks Open Table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Loved the food Staff was wonderful Would recommend to friends and family members
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It was a really good experience and the entertainment was great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Lulu
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food & good fun! Made reservations with my Open Table app, we were seated and attended to right away. I really enjoyed my 1st time at Benihana-I would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the experience
    Sue59
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My 15 year old nephew choose Benihana for his birthday dinner. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Plus I was really impressed by the quality of the food. The wine selection was excellent and the green tea ice cream was a big hit at our table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for those with restrictions
    cheesegirl
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    They were very accommodating to the 2 of us who combined are allergic to soy, gluten, corn, beans and dairy. Always good food and easy to make food everyone loves.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have always had a great meal and a fun time at Benihana. The chefs are humorous and entertaining and the servers are attentive. The food is always very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    zimba
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This is our third time at Benihana and will probably not go back again unless our son wants to for his next birthday. The first two times were fun because there was a large group that seemed to energize our chef but this time there were only 4 and our chef seemed to just be going through the motions not even looking at any of us and talking to other workers passing by. Now the gentlemen taking care of our plates and bringing us was water etc where awesome, attentive and gracious but they can't make the whole night. It is VERY EXPENSIVE so you do expect the chef to give you his all for the short time he is with you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Majdonna
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Benihanna never disappoints. We were celebrating a birthday. The food and service is outstanding. Depending on your chef, their preparation style and show they put on varies each time and that is what makes them unique. Their fried rice is one of the best!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect portion
    kj3000
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Evertime in come to benihana we always get seated fast and the service is great! This place is very kid friendly and fun withbig groups. Love the fact that when I'm done with my meal I'm perfectly fun and not disappointed about anything. Would recommend tgis place to anyone...
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday
    Datenight
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Excellent dinner. Chef made meal fun and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great first time there
    debbie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    the wait staff was fantastatic . the food was great the services great all I can say is it was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had a very good experience
    RiMo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    After using the "open table" app (1 hour before) to reserve seating, we appreciate that table was ready, service was hospitable and it didn't take long. Each of us (8) enjoyed the food; from Lemon Chicken to the Noodles with Shrimp, Chicken, and even the beef/steak. Enjoyed!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent but pricey
    foodscientist09
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Decent place to go. A bit pricey for hibachi considering the portion size. The house cocktails were pretty good as well. Definitely at least $70 for 2 people
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!!
    SonnyP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was delicious, the chef was very entertaining, and well worth the price in the end! An excellent place for any special occasion!! Though the ambiance, isn't quite right for a romantic evening!! Very family friendly!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.