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
67 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (46)kid-friendly (42)special occasion (33)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (8)great for brunch (5)romantic (5)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Denn
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great for any special occasion had an amazing experience I want to go back ASAP
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service/food
    Ahgi0315
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Took my bfs family for bday. made reservation for 6pm and was seated at 615pm. the lady who was helping our order was so rushing and loud. it was really loud in there but she was not willing to listen to my Qs. she kept going on about what she wanted to say. She looked very happy only after she took our orders. she was very rude. the chef came out after 40min. i get that he needs to prep but took way too long... my bfs parents are pretty old and they were getting tired and hungry and i felt so bad.. Food wasnt that great either. meat was very dry i had to chew a lot.. scallops were overcooked and tasted like rubber with soy sauce. asked for check and took forever to bring it so i went to the counter to pay which i also waited like 10mins.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Celebration
    Outstanding
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    After having 6:30 pm reservation we didn't get seated until 7:00. But after it was well worth the wait. Mr. Chow is a great chef he is an essential to your restaurant. He was very interactive with this kids. Thank you for making my daughters 15 birthday a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeds my expectations
    hyun
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The service was beyond excellent. Everything was on point from the food being served to the service. We went for a birthday and let m just say it was an unforgettable night. The only down part would be that it was a bit noisy but that can't be helped. It's a huge space we're sharing with a lot of people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FamilyFoodGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our server was pretty nice and kept making sure we had drinks. The chef we had was very entertaining and made us laugh with his cooking tricks and had an overall friendly vibe. The food which consisted of soup, salad, appetizers (shrimp, cooked onions, mushrooms, rice and your choice of entrée) as good, cooked to our expectations and we left feeling full and satisfied. The only disappointment was the noise level because it was so loud at times that we could barely hear ourselves talk, the waiter or the chef. There were a lot of children running around as well contributing to the noise factor. What made this restaurant unique was the décor and seating which I didn't expect to be so nicely situated. Overall Benihana's a great experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Datasam
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was ok. Entertainment factor is ok. Bathrooms are so gross. Wouldn't go again unless this is addressed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a great experience. so much fun to watch your food being cooked right in front of you. Great food , great service , I. A cute restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great but loud
    LEO54
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great Food Service, but that night it was loud, many birthday parties
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was for my birthday hostess forgot it & delayed service. Waiter not great, did perform well, gave wrong menu. I like Benihana been there many times but, won't come back for Group cooking w/ the food show very poor. Long waiting an hour.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 179 reviews are from the Benihana - Manhasset reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.