Benihana - Manhasset
Benihana - Manhasset

Benihana - Manhasset

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/manhasset-ny-mn
  • Phone: 5166273400x
  • 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: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 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/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Port Washington
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Manhasset
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 serve 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 - Manhasset reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (56)kid-friendly (49)special occasion (41)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (13)neighborhood gem (8)romantic (7)great for brunch (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (4)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Birthday party special
    bdaygirlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    we go every year for birthday parties - great entertainment and a fabulous meal for all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelle S. Queens Village N.Y.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Celebrated 3 birthdays. Great food. Great service. Awesome chef displaying his culinary skills!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not coming back
    Nevercominback
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had decided to take my significant other out for dinner and it was obnoxiously loud, my boyfriend had to sit at the corner part of the table way too many people, we were eating on top of each other. I was very uncomfortable and the children there for parties were obnoxious and unreasonably loud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Perfect for kids
    My3sons
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It's a great place to go to for a kid's birthday, they enjoy the cooking in front of them. It keeps them entertained.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always tasty
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Had another great meal at Benihana. The hibachi is always very fresh and tasty. No complaints here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor listener
    Christine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our waitress couldn't seem to get things straight. She didn't listen well. It was one mistake after another and we had to pay for stuff we didn't order and missed things we did order. Shameful!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the whole experience was great. Took daughter and son in law with grandchildren and they all love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints!!
    loveit
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Benihana is the place to go if you want good food and a show! It never gets old, and it never disappoints!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our second time there and the server we had was awful...this guy didn't didn't have a clue. I think his name was Harim or something like that ...young kid with no experience in hibatchi cooking. Our first experience was wonderful...chow was the cook and we enjoyed the entire experience. I will make sure next visit not to sit at the table with Harim
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Losing It's Tough
    MrsU
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    While you would only go for the fun to Benihana, they are losing their touch with entertainment while cooking. The food is still up to par but the entertainment aspect is lacking. I went to Benihana with a few kids to celebrate a birthday and was disappointed that their losing their touch, kids were a bit disappointed not to mention the birthday girl didn't get special attention as we had hoped.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Benihana, Manhasset
    JonF
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A fun show, and a place to celebrate something special. We had not been in a while, and it remains, as it always was, a really nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Ambiance
    FoodLover
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great experience overall. Staff was great and very attentive. Loved the interaction between the chef and the consumers at the table. Will definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good, but not great
    ElianaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have visited Benihanas for years. This was the first time, we did not enjoyed our food as much as we have in the past. I hate to say it, but the food was very blend and just the Benihana flavor was not there at all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    foodtVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We go to Benihana Manhasset at least twice a month. Food and Service is pretty consistent. Yvone is the best waitress and the best Chefs are Chow, Rodulfo, and Michael.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best of hibachi
    debmomVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Best of the standard hibachi restaurants. We didn't have any young kids at our table and the chef was less than energetic but the food was well prepared. They meow serve 12 at a table which takes lots of time to cook all the different items.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As expected, but more expensive
    Hatestocook
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was as expected. You go there for the entertainment, not the food. It was more expensive than I was expecting and my kids hardly ate anything so we won' t be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SUEnRICHVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our meals were just ok. When they put 11 adults at one table we were squeezed so close together it was unpleasant. Part of our party were seated at the end and our plates weren't even in front of us. Unless there are children at a table they shouldn't seat more than 8 people. Our chef was very good but the food could have used a little more seasoning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kids Birthday
    Mickey
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    It was fun and great for kids. Show is the same for as long I can remember. Food ok but a bit bland. No desert except a scope of ice cream. Entertaining chefs, good staff and fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sons first hibachi
    Momluvsfood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our 2 1/2 year old sons first time at hibachi. He loved having the chef right up close. He talked about it for days afterwards. Very kid/family friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place for kids
    ShibVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I'd never spend money to eat here without the kids. They love it - all the mugging and knifeplay. The food is really sub-par and the price is high (for what you get). It's the Chuck-E-Cheese of "Asian" restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for/with kids
    Brutus70VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We took our five year old grandson there for dinner. He had a great time! Our chef was very entertaining! The food was average and at times the service was not attentive. There was a children's menu which doubled as a Benihana chef's hat which he loved. The noise level was very loud. Our only real complaint was the cost. Benihana is not an inexpensive "family" restaurant. Many items had an additional charge including the fried rice. We had fun mainly because our grandson did! We would not recommend Benihana as a place to go unless you go with kids or a large group of friends (10) where you would fill up the entire table. It would be fun then!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef was having a ruff day
    Ilovefood123
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was great the chef seemed liked he hated his job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too long/not enough staff
    Mmmmmmmmmmm
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our chef was excellent and the food was delicious. However, it took them too long to take our order and then the chef did not have the correct food when he did come out. They lacked enough staff to deal with the crowd and we ended up waiting over 20 minutes for our dessert after it was ordered. Lunch normally should take a bit over an hour there - this time it was close to 2.5 hours. We would not have gone there since our young children were not able to sit through a meal this long....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, great service
    beachlover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We frequent many hibachi steakhouses, but this was our first time at Benihana's. We were celebrating my son's 20th birthday. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation. Great for large groups or to join other groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always love it here
    Osama
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Brought my mother here for the first time she loved it as I always do.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a bad night for them
    CoblegirlsVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We came here to celebrate my daughter's 7th birthday. We were a party of 10 and made a reservation in advance. We were promptly seated about 2-3 minutes after arriving. We had one person take our drink orders then another person who took our food order. The issue was the chef. His name was Herris. He was very nice but he seemed distracted and it appeared that it was his first day. When we attempted to make a joke of it he said that he had been at work from 11am and he was tired. While cooking we found that numerous things weren't in the correct quantity. He was short on the zucchini and the shrimp, so he had to keep asking people to bring things out. Also he basically watched the front door the entire session.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    britt
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The cook was amazing and very friendly in continually entertaining the table. The waitress as swift with any request or additions made to orders. The food and drinks were outstanding. Overall, it was a good experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    MeMeMeMe
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Benihana's was a great experience for my family. The food was delicious and fresh, especially the shrimp appetizer. My 8 year old twins surprisingly loved the onion soup! At first glance, I thought the prices were a bit outrageous but for the amount and quality of food received, it was well worth it...even the ice cream and we are not really ice cream people.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and Fun
    Loud
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Benihana's is not a quiet romantic place to eat. The food is good, but be prepared to wait. You will be sitting with other people--at least 12 to a table. It is very loud and hard to hear your neighbor or the waiter/waitress. Allow at least 2 hours for the whole experience. Even if you arrive early and there is no one waiting, you wait for a table--so be prepared. The chefs are entertaining and the food is cooked right at the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    Love2benihana
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I definitely recommend this location also I went to NYC location and it's very noise and small space between chairs and tables. Manhassset location is great but I think that some chefs hasn't the same experience to cook because the Manhasset chef that attended my family hasn't the same dinamic way to cook that the chefs at NYC location. They made many funny things preparing the food..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Koume
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    It has become our regural date night go to place and our family night hot spot! I love this place. Food is amazing, everyone is so warm, respectful and all around great. My kids love it too! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relax
    ForDot
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Very relaxing place to dine after a stressful day at work
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It has changed
    GMSASC
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Dined there to celebrate Father's day and as expected it was packed. Noise level was louder than usual, I could not understand nor hear the waitress. The cook/performer was average, same routine. Food was very good but expensive for the portions you get. Then the bill suggests an 18% TIP, for what? This space is not enough for me to make comments on why it should be voluntary. T=To I=Insure P=Promptness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy and annoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was great and the service was perfect. The only thing that was a bit annoying was that there was a party of 24 high school teenagers. Those teens were so loud. But once they left the restaurant was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I've been going to this Benihana for at least 30 years, since I was a young child. Although small changes/improvements have been made here and there, and the menu is much more extensive now, the basic formula hasn't changed--and that's a good thing. You can always count on an entertaining meal prepared tableside, delicious steak (I recommend the filet mignon), chicken and shrimp, and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. In addition to the chef's performance, paper chef hats and chopsticks tied together with rubber bands keep things fun for the little ones. Just as it was 30 years ago, it remains a fun and festive place to celebrate a birthday or other occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jules
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great food and experience. Chefs did a great performance. The only bad thing is that it took the chef too long to come out and cook.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 169 reviews are from the Benihana - Manhasset reviews archive.
  • Awesome!
    Awesome
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    From reservation to checking out, THIS PLACE WAS WONDERFUL! I was thoroughly satisfied. The menu prices were a tad bit higher than other locations which came as a shocker but I loved my Benhiana Trio so I didnt care about the price anymore.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Ok service
    Wanda2071
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food is always great at Benihana. I usually go to Westbury but decided to try the Manhassat location. The staff are friendly but the hostess and the cook kept forgetting orders and we had to wait to longer to get our food. Other tha that the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of kids
    Tx4nyc
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    If you're looking for an adult experience, this is not the place. It was stuffed with kids. Also they ask families with kids if they're celebrating something but not the adults-only groups. So, there I was on my birthday with them doing something special for two other people at the table and not me. Additionally, I've never had such a dry meal at a Benihana. I needed to dip everything in the sauce, seemed like our "chef" was rushing with cooking everything and not letting it really get moist or properly saucing it. Literally my husband had raw zucchini on his plate. On the flip side, fish was over-cooked and dry. He was focused on making other patrons items and must have forgotten about my fish. Definitely don't think I'd go back to this 1.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Horrible Horrible Service
    Imran
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We were group of seven including two kids. Waitress could hardly speak English and barely explained how things worked there as far as ordering was concerned. Very rude attitude. Our entire order was messed up by the waitress. Soup was very high in salt and when other guests at our table complained about it like us, she just said sorry and left. All of soup bowls very full and left there on the table. She served salad by literally throwing the salad bowls in front of every body in a manner that said here, eat it. We noticed when other guests at our table did not order deserts, she started to mumble in Chinese . We felt she was cursing them in Chinese. Not going back there. There are plenty of great sushi/hibachi places in town to choose from
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