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
227 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)good for groups (157)kid-friendly (69)great for lunch (50)fit for foodies (48)hot spot (31)romantic (28)late-night find (19)neighborhood gem (18)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (12)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Wonderful service in Maple Grove,MN
    Julia68
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had a wonderful evening with great service, seated with 6 very nice people and food was delicious-we will return to this location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Walz1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food is always good and the servers are very fast and friendly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost choked from the fumes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our waitress was very rude, exhaust was not used while cooking and the fumes engulfed my whole family, and took forever to be served. Food not cooked in timely fashion and very inexperienced cooked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nestor was amazing!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Nestor cooked the food perfect. He charred the veggies which most of the other don't; so it was really delicious. The whole experience was really nice. Fun time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad service during lunch
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We've eaten at Benihana for dinner many many times and it's been wonderful. This time they squeezed us in during lunch even though we had a dinner reservation. The wait staff were terrible and our food was all wrong because they thought we ordered from the lunch menu but really we ordered from the dinner menu. The chef did not do a fun display at the table either. It was my fiancé's birthday but it was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chopsticks on the house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had a great time with friends! The server was a bit of a joker, but it was all in good fun. Great place for a birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Benihana is an excellent place to dine, my family has been enjoying the dining experience here for years. The food is excellent and there is a variety to choose from. Great entertainment for everybody,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Occasion
    Stephanie95
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    When for my birthday. Slow service, food wasn't as good as I remembered. Didn't get my picture tooken or desert I got last time I went for my birthday. I went to St Louis Park location a few years ago and had a way better experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience at Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Benihana is my absolutely FAVORITE restaurant! Excellent service, food, and the environment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef David made it fun!
    cwesty
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We were recently there for my sister's birthday. Chef David was very fun and engaging. We had great service and great food. Fun night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing anniversary dinner!
    ctspudd
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My wife and I decided to go to benihana for our anniversary, what a perfect choice! The food was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food As Usual
    supertdog1969
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food is always great here as well as the staff. We shared the table with some obnoxious people and the staff did a good job curtailing their antics. Highly recommend this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best time!
    Rankles
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We came as 4 adults and 4 kids ages 14-10. Everyone loved the food and dining experience! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    great time with the family and great food. Love the shrimp tails flying all over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FaithC
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Everything was SUPER!!!! Wouldnt have changed a thing.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Treat
    KimN
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I love being able to come to such a wonderful resturant and just know that it is going to be special; we were celebrating two birthdays! The person I brought had never been to your resturant and absolutely fell in love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Benihana review
    Hey956
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was ok... I think that I like Fugis in St. Cloud and I thought Benihanas would be a step up from it by instead was a step down. The chef did not very well entertain, the hostess was awkward, and everyone at the table was just weird and didn't seem to appreciate anything. All food was good except for the salad. Always like to try something new but that salad was not good..way too much ginger. It was like a soup. Not a good expeirence
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad service
    lovefood
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    the worst service I've ever had in my life I've been going to benihanas about 4 to 5 times a year for the past 20 years and I have never had such bad service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2 great things and 1 opportunity
    2plus1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was delicious and the cook was fantastic. But, the server could have let me know that it was pointless to order a chicken a la carte instead of getting a kid meal because the chicken coat more then a kid meal. A restaurant manager in my own personal business I would have let the customer know
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kroutski
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Service was great. Appreciated the recommendations from the server. Meal was delicious and entertaining too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jorge is the best chef ever.
    Birthday2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience. Jorge was the best chef with keeping us entertained. I have been to Benihana's many times, but this was the best experience so far.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worst experience at benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The chef was not into his job at all. His behavior was as if he preferred not to be there at all. He did not interact with our group or the other group that sat at the table with us. He didn't do any of the cooking tricks done by the other chefs such as the heart.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • date night
    doggybag
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    this is a great place to take a date. great food and fun show. always a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    YummyYummy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary with family at Benihana's. It was the first choice place for everyone. The table for 8 accomodated everyone perfectly. We have spent many special occasions at this restaurant and have truly enjoyed everyone of them. Our "chef" was awesome!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chefs club $30 cert a joke
    Madatu
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was a bday. We had our cert. but didn't read fine print. You can't use it Friday thru Sunday, even if your bday falls on that day. Very sad!!! At 75$ per person, honor the certificate!!!! Very dumb
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newbies Welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was my first time at a Hibachi restaurant. I was extremely pleased with the patter of the host and cook that accompanies the meal preparation. The food was fresh and excellent. I had the teriyaki beef with vegetables and the fried rice. The meal was very filling and cooked perfectly. A salad was served before the entree was cooked. I did not like the sauce with this. The only drawback in this type of service is that it's hard to have a conversation since the chef and host talk at the same time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is what you expect it to be.
    jeffsgo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall our experience is what we expected it would be. It was good food and service was okay. Our server and chef was really good, but other workers could use some training on customer experience. I kept over hearing employee complaints as they cleaned other tables around me or when servers would have passing conversation which was off putting and affected my experience. There is a time and place for shop talk, and the floor isn't it. The restaurant could use a refresh as its getting pretty stale. The chefs seem to always do the same thing and have the same routine, which is okay and fun, but I'm kind of board with it personally.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great time
    Roxness
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I think Benihana is one of the best places to go for special occasions or when you have the time to sit down to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    mosquito64
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We celebrated our friend's 5th wedding anniversary. They had never been here. They LOVED it. It's always an enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable Experience!
    alee5094
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I decided to take my fiance to Benihana for his 30th birthday. He has never been to Benihana, but loves sushi and I thought this place would give him a fun show in front of the grill and enjoy some amazing food. It exceeded our expectations more than we ever imagined, and he was SO amazed by the food, and the experience. I was so happy with our choice to come here...Benihana, thank you so much for making my fiance's birthday so amazing for us!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Wasn't as good as when I came for a birthday celebration with the whole table reserved. I brought my boyfriend. Service was bad and never received a birthday photo even though asking several times. 2 others who came for there birthday's left unsatisfied too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a pleasant experience.
    MapleGroveBenihanas
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a great time for our first visit to the Maple Grove Benihana's. The kids enjoyed it very much. The food was good (the sauce on the tofu was too spicy for my eight-year-old daughter), but, I found that my steamed garden delight wasn't warmed all the way through. Some of the broccoli on top was a bit cool - not worth complaining about, however. Had hoped to use a $30 coupon but a software glitch made the coupon unusable. Customer service was quick, friendly, and apologetic and is sending me a $40 in gift certificates (yet to be received). Kids would love to go back sometime. Does Bennihanas do Groupon?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a great time for my birthday devouring the shrimp sauce! Our cook was fun and entertaining and the food was delish! Overall, a good night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • benihana
    Dine11
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    great people, great food!! If you love hibachi, this is the place to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My daughter & boyfriend's Birthday!
    MNFam
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I came for my 6 year old daughter's birthday with my 4 year old son and my boyfriend and did not get asked if I would like a booster seat, then when I asked waiter I didn't get one, so I had to ask a different server. The drums during the birthday songs were too noisy. They didn't offer or give me my ice cream at the end. I also asked for only shrimp sauce, but got the other sauce also. A picture is nice, but I think the camera's need to updated as to they always have red eyes and look like they are from the 2000's. This place is entirely too expensive to not invest in nice camera's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    SaraMN
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Benihana is one of our favorites. Great food and service. The chefs are always fun to interact with. The kids enjoy going there as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb as usual
    Bookyreader
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Top notch food, outstanding service. Other table/cookstations were taking good care of families with kids, involving them in the cooking experience. Yet still a nice place for a romantic meal. You can keep to yourself, or interact with other diners as you wish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best seating arrangement
    KJKJ1
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had a party of (4) including a 3 year old and they put us in a booth with (2) other sets of two people which was awkward and annoying. The food was great; Service was ok-Our server seemed kind of ditzy and spaced out on a few things.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous Milieu,Munching Meat Meal
    Eat2LiveorLive2Eat
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Over all it was a great experience, although in the past I have had even better experience. I would advise patrons to order their food one step rarer then they want. The ICe Cream for Birthdays is a wonderful treat. The Green Tea is a nice touch for the meal as well. The opportunity to get to know other at the table can be fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate