Benihana - Maple Grove
Benihana - Maple Grove

Benihana - Maple Grove

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/maplegrove-mn-mg
  • Phone: 7633150090
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Maple Grove reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (170)good for groups (148)kid-friendly (61)great for lunch (38)fit for foodies (28)hot spot (24)romantic (18)great for brunch (12)late-night find (11)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were there for lunch and it's a great value for the price. Benihana is a fun place for a celebration type lunch but not one that I would go back on a regular basis. Food was good and great show
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    the manager Justin is a very friendly person. He was personable, even offered tro try sake on the house. we have been coming to beneihanas for over 20 years for birthdays, anniversarys and some time just because. We have always had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious foods
    Coffee
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Dinner was awesome. Chief was entertaining. Except I had to ask for my rice after everyone else had eaten their fried rice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JS@Lake Sarah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great time had by all, food was awesome and service was too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun experience
    jll54
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I took my grandkids there to celebrate going back-to-school. We had a fun time. Bennihana is always an great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Upon my first visit to Benihana I was pleasantly surprised at the chef who performed his mastery of cooking in front of us. He did a great job of cooking the meal, entertaining us with his mastery of the utensils and his ability to make us laugh. He was personable and was attentive to the customers needs and desires for their dinning pleasure. I will most definitely suggest Benihana in Maple Grove to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude Service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The waiter, Tony, was very rude and ruined our whole experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and drink
    Candew60
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and table servo were execellent but the Pepsi products were flat and did not taste very good and they have and limited selection of Pepsi products
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinning at night
    Sillycreature
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I have eaten several times and always on my Birthday month. I hate being the last at the night because the chefs do not do a good job. They are not as entertaining and not very friendly. The Chefs are always looking at what is going on around them with their staff then the customers. I do love when they sign Happy Birthday and no matter what time they always find enough to sing to you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun experience, gotta try it!
    lovemesumfood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We went for dinner at 7:30. Our reservation was called within 5 minutes of that time. We were seated at the hibachi table with 6 other people I didn't know (this is common if you don't have a group of 8). It took 30mn for our drinks to come out. We received the soup within 5mn of our drinks being served. The hibachi cook then arrived and started with the appetizers that he is in charge of. After we had received the zucchini and onions, and shrimp the salads then came out. The timing to start off with was not great, and left many of us impatient. The food was good, with my only complaint being how the steak was done. We requested MR and it came out WD. We chose not to mention anything because it was past 9 at this time and wanted to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were there for an adult and child birthday. Sam was our chef and he was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Bfeisty
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our cook was the best! He was very professional and knowledgeable. I will will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    19yrsnmanymore
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We chose Benihana's for a 19th anniversary dinner. While we enjoyed our food and enjoyed the experience of our food being cooked in front of us there were a few bumps in our night. When we arrived, there was some confusion with our reservation. After about 10 minutes we were told our table was ready only to find out we were being seated with a party of 6. Not very intimate for an anniversary dinner, trying to have a special dinner with 6 strangers. I even noted on the special request box when I made the reservation, that this was an anniversary dinner. Not sure if the resturant we chose even accommodates small parties like us. Probably would not go there for an intimate dinner again, need to have a bigger crowd, I guess.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I,ve signed up for chefs table. never recieve birthday coupon. My sons birthday was 8-24 and no coupon was ever sent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Expensive Drinks
    Kris
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was good, service was good, but it all was a bit expensive. Especially the beverages!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for birthday dinner
    Kirridia
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have come to Benihana many times and have never been disappointed. We usually try to come during lunch time but our schedules did not allow it so we came this time during dinner and although it was full it was not crowded. The food was fantastic as always, and our chef was entertaining. We are disappointed they stopped sending out the email coupons for the birthday person to eat for free, for our party of 5 the total bill came to $200 before tip which makes this a place we can only visit on rare occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good food and entertaining
    goonie55
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good for a groups of 8 to 2. Good food great entertaining for all ages. great service the servers were nice and really good to experience with the menu My wife and I had a great day and will be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed in seating
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Me and my boyfriend dressed up for our anniversary to go out for lunchoosing at Benihana. We ended up sitting with 4 children and 2 older women who were dressed in scrubs and look like they just woke up. Wish they would have moved us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chef!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've noticed that some chefs at this Benihana location are either very interactive with you while they cook, or they're just doing their job; doing the normal tricks they do, trying to get it done. The chef that my boyfriend and I had at our table was awesome! He was very funny and interactive which is really what the whole experience is about, I believe. We always seemed to be laughing or smiling at what was happening, and the food was awesome as always. The service was a little slow when we were waiting for our chef, but he definitely made up for it. Our drinks were also always full which is wonderful. Always a great experience here!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    LoveRestaurants
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    our chef, Alex, did an awesome job with all of our food. my filet mignon and lobster were cooked perfectly. Our server, Javier, I have had before and was rather leary that he was going to be our server but he redeemed himself this time. He must have had a bad night or the place was short staffed the last time I had him as my server. I love Benihana!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible
    Neveragain
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We take our kids there several times a year and this place has been on a steady decline. We were finally seated at 9pm for our 8:30 reservation on Tuesday evening. It was a cluster. They kept taking people to be seated only to bring them back due to some mess up at their table. There was no communication about the delays or how much longer it would be. When we got to our table, it was filthy. Remnants from the last group still on the grill but worse was behind the table (where the cook stands). Right in our view on the floor was old shrimp, rice, napkins, etc. our server came and just stepped around it a couple of times. Finally asked her to please have someone clean it up. She came back with a broom and dustpan & cleaned herself. Gross.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coupon
    je2sy88
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Service lacking
    EatsMeatShellfish
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crabby.
    Hanbran
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. Above all, free ice cream!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entertaining & Delicious
    SeanA
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Headache in the making
    headache
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana - Maple Grove
    Nick6263
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The instructions display my review has to be fifty characters in length. Benihana is always excellent. Period.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening
    dineoften
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fun evening - we had a great chef! Very entertaining and food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nickythecat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to bring a date.
    new2foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than average
    c5c5
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deen
    deen
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner review
    smchris25
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great food and every time I come here the other groups at your table are fun to be with
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Wonderful
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Great for special celebrations! Keep coming back over and over. Continued the tradition on with my kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our second visit, we had a great time. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa+
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always!
    Heather
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Service
    Notanonionfan
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic