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Benihana - Maple Grove
Benihana - Maple Grove

Benihana - Maple Grove Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/maplegrove-mn-mg
  • Phone: (763) 315-0090
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Toshiya Nemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hemlock and Elm Creek
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: No valet free public parking.
A word from Benihana - Maple Grove
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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "When I got to the restaurant the server informed me that the birthday certificate was only valid for 2 adult entrees. Never in the 4 years that I have been going there have I had to buy 2 adult entrees to get my $30 birthday discount. My bill was $50 after the $30 discount and my 7 year old didn't eat all of the adult entrée, so the only positive was that there was left overs. No where on the coupon does it state two adult entrees, it clearly states "1 adult entrée" and says that the discount will be taken after the total. It does not state rules vary by location any where on the coupon. Probably won't be going back."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I have dined at the Maple Grove Benihana many times and food/service are always good. This time however, the restaurant wasn't overly crowded and we had a reservation that we showed up on time for. Our reservation was at 2 and we were not seated until almost 2:30. The waitress took an initial drink order and never once came back for a second round order. She spent all of her time at two tables of eight. Not all her fault, the sixteen people ALL asked for separate bills."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Service is slow. Chef (person cooking) had no personality. He acted like he really didn't want to be there or better yet was there to cook for us and that was it. No interaction with us at all. The food was great."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our cook gorge was extremely crabby and did not give us any type of show. At one point I asked for extra shrimp sauce and he looked at me like he was going to jump across the grill and attack me. Super rude and didn't care at all about the customers. We were all celebrating birthdays as well. Disappointing."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Above all, free ice cream!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "While the food is excellent the entertaining way in which they cook the food in front of you steals the show. Our chef had a great sense of humor, juggled his cooking tools and made sure everyone at the table had a good time. This place is great for a date, a casual night out or in a large group. Whether you like fish, chicken, beef or rice or noodles there is a wide variety to choose from. This is a can't miss place."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "For my daughter's 22nd birthday, she chose Benihana's of Maple Grove. We made reservations through Open Table. Arriving on time for the restaurant we were told to wait in the bar until the table was ready. We ordered drinks and, of course, the table was already ready. One of us waited for the bar waiter to bring the drinks and we was directed to the table. The tables are grills surrounded by a one foot ledge upon which one is to dine. The sound level of the waiters and "performance chefs" is so loud that I could not hear my wife seated next to me...nor could she hear me. We found ourselves having shout over the din. The "performance chef" was an Hispanic man speaking pidgin Japanese badly. The food was good but not worth the price."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The instructions display my review has to be fifty characters in length. Benihana is always excellent. Period."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have had a Benihana restaurant in Maple Grove for several years, yet we can't seem to get there. So, finally we decided to celebrate my birthday at Benihana. Our food was very good and the experience made for an enjoyable evening. I know that we will return."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The seating arrangements allows for a group atmosphere even if you are alone with your date. The interaction with the chef makes for great conversation and entertainment. I would suggest Benihana for a first or second date, as it helps relieve some of the tension."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I went to Maple Grove Benihanas from a friend's recommendation. We used the hibachi grill portion where they cook and entertain in front of you. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was better than most hibachi grills I've been to. My only complaint (which rendered my total rating a 4 instead of a 5 star) was that they were not willing to substitute food. While the rest of my part love jumbo shrimp, I do not and cannot eat it. The staff was unwilling to allow me to substitute out the jumbo shrimp they serve as part of the meal. While the chicken fried rice was out of this world, the upgrade cost of 4 dollars was a little expensive for the value in my opinion. The servers were excellent in refilling the drinks constantly."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The chef was fun. The group we were worth were fun as well. I was just disappointed that the staff could not accommodate when we wanted to celebrate both my birthday and my wife's birthday. I had my certificate but the staff could not make another certificate or something for my wife. All of this technology and they could not give a discount for my wife. Disappointing!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "It was pretty loud to hear the Chef talk and make conversation with the other people at our table. The food is excellent and the fried rice is also wonderful"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great food and every time I come here the other groups at your table are fun to be with"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Great for special celebrations! Keep coming back over and over. Continued the tradition on with my kids."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "It was our second visit, we had a great time. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa+"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We visit once year to celebrate our anniversary. It's become a tradition. It's always delicious and entertaining! And of course, it's different than your normal restaurant so it makes it that more special to go there."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We received great service from Javier and Sam! Javier was great to explain the new birthday policy (we had 3 birthdays of 4 people). He was patient and made sure all of our questions were answered before we began ordering. Sam was very fun and attentive. He noticed me pulling out the onions and giving them to my husband. When the onions he was preparing for dinner were being plated, he gave my husband mine without even asking - not all would notice that."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had a great time. All four of the women in our group had birthdays so it added a level of fun up it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We reserved a table weeks in advance and were unfortunately placed in the back of the restaurant were the chefs prep their carts. Was not a pleasant experience. Our chef was interactive, but did not speak to us much at all. We went for my children's birthdays, thought they would LOVE how fun it was. They did have a good time, but for a $197.25 tab, I would have found some other place to go. Was looking to have more fun and laughs with our group. Overall the food was good."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had the most amazing server. What our chef lacked in social skills this guy definitely made up for. He had a great personality and had a lot of fun with our group."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very fun and entertaining dining experience. We received A Lot of food for our money. It was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Always enjoy the food and showmanship at Benihana!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent. We went at lunch and before we even started eating we already had our bill and we felt like we were being pushed out the door. We really didn't get to enjoy our company of food. It was enjoyable when the chef was cooking, but he was fast and it felt like we got all our food at once. Then we had our bill. It was not like dinner were you have yur time to eat. We won't go back during lunch time. For the price I would had liked to enjoy my lunch with my 4 kids."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have to be honest...this wasn't nearly as wonderful as I was told. Maybe I expected to much. I know that you pay for the show and the experience of it all, but I really feel like I wasted a lot of money on food that was mediocre. My steak was just that...steak. No great flavors, just beef. We were told that the chicken fried rice was amazing, but found it to be ok at best. I've had food at other restaurants for a lot less cash that tasted much better. Bit of a downer, I really like Asian food and I was hoping this was going to be the restaurant that forced me to pay high prices for awesome food over and over."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I should start off by saying Benihana is my favorite restaurant by far. I'm sad to admit this particular experience was not impressive. The food tasted OK but the timing was less than ideal. Our server was nice but seemed to forget about our table (getting our salads after our meal was prepared). The actual table was mostly booth and 2 chairs, we barely fit comfortably. My husband ended up almost off his seat. Our cook seemed to be newer and wasn't interactive with our table. It made it awkward when we sat with people we didn't know. I will keep going back but when we pay so much for the experience my expectations will be high."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Went there for birthday celebration, never received email certificate this year but were told we could show ID and went on exact date of birthday. Would not honor this upon seating. The place is always freezing cold too and despite repeated requests for a table in warmer area we always sit in coldest section."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Benihana is one of our favorite places to go for a nice evening out. The food is awesome and the "show" is always a plus. My wife and I sat at a table with another family celebrating a birthdate. We were happy to share in their celebration. We had the chef's special, Steak and Chicken for two and were not disappointed! Be sure to try the shrimp sauce on the fried rice if you have not already done so! We will return soon."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "What a great experience, the chef was a real entertainer and what a performance it was front row, giving the effect of premium seating for no extra charge. The food was superb and it was a genuine dining experience, the service was excellent, we really felt special. It was clear that everyone working there collaborated in an effort to make our time memorable and they nailed it, we really didn't want to leave. I noticed our host kept a close eye on us so as to accommodate, and to me that shows real excellence in training and service. Our waitress came by with a camera and took a picture and returned with a free copy which only added to the joy of this evening as it was a special occasion. I score this dining experience a 10."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The chef performance was OK. The food was OK. The cost was high for what you get."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Took my grandma out to lunch. It was her first time and she loved it!! Only compliant is that the chef wouldn't really answer my grandmas simple questions of conversation. Other than that service food and desert was a perfect lunch choice for a grandma granddaughter lunch date!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Dinners pricey but 5 course meal for bday great treat with $30 coupon helps. Steak and lobster great. Free Photo taken too for special occasion."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We came for our son's birthday and had excellent food and were entertained by the chef. They were attentive and responsive to us and made sure we were well taken care of."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There were three of us at the table that had birthdays on this night and generally the server asks if anyone is celebrating anything special. Our server did not so birthdays were not celebrated."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Four of us were celebrating a birthday and we all enjoyed a great dinner and a fun experience. Sergio was a great chef and made the experience very entertaining. But the food was terrific too!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was slow. It took nearly 20 minutes just for half a sushi roll. It took so long we ended up walking out before we even got our family picture for celebrating our sons birthday there. I've been to Benihana Maple Grove many times, but this time was pretty disappointing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Benihana was absolutely amazing for my girlfriend and I, the staff were hospitable, the food was great, and the show was amazing. If you've never been to a Hibachi grill before (like my girlfriend) then you'll be in for a surprise."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Compared to other Benihana locations, it was the most disappointing. All staff, with the exception of our server and another tables' chef, all had very poor attitudes. They seemed very unenthusiastic about being there. Food was cooked with WAY too much butter. And, the Chef's showmanship (or lack-thereof) was very bland at best. The sushi we ordered was delivered at the same time our chef started cooking for us (although the restaurant was only at about 5% capacity when we ordered), no reason our sushi should've been THAT late! This was my second trip to this location, and this first time was 10x's worse. I won't be going to this location ever again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "After being seated we noticed the plates had a greasy appearance and there was food residue on them. The table was also dirty. Our service was extremely slow. The timing of the cooked food was way off. There were people in our party who had finished eating before others even got their food. Other tables were seated ate and left before we were even fed. When our bills came almost every one of them was incorrect and had to be redone. Our reservations were for 7:30. We did not leave the restaurant until after 11:00 and it was not because we were lingering."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "All the food is wonderful, but definitely upgrade to the fried rice!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014