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
229 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)good for groups (154)kid-friendly (69)great for lunch (45)fit for foodies (43)hot spot (30)romantic (25)late-night find (17)neighborhood gem (15)great for brunch (15)notable wine list (13)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
  • 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
  • bigred
    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
    • Service
    • 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.