Benihana - Maple Grove
restaurant ediquetThis is in a group setting. It takes about 1 hour and the experience is fantastic. Food is wonderful.
But what would help is if you leave your cell phone in the car. I am sure the earth won't fall apart for that time. I consider it rude for the people in my group to be texting and taking calls when the chef is putting on his little show. I as a customer do not want to listen to you calls either.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT MEAL & SERVICEthe food was great, there were 4 in our party, we all had other menu items and there were no complaints,
the chef was great, skillful & entertaining.
the entire staff was very polite & helpful.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience!Recently spent our 9th wedding anniversary at Bennihana and had a great time. Our party of three included myself, my wife and our one month old. The staff was very accommodating to our baby and had a car seat carrier waiting for us when we arrived per my reservation requests. The wait staff was very attentive to the entire table and extremely polite. The chef was tons of fun and very witty. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return. We highly recommended Bennihana for any special occasion or or even a casual night out.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great waiter... but...As always, great food, great waiter. I think the food assistants/wait staff might have been new college age students fresh on summer break (it is early June). Not terrible, but for $40 a meal, slightly below expectations. All in all, a GREAT experience. Sign up for their chef club, you get $30 off for your birthday!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timersThis was our first time dining here. It was highly recommended by our children as the place to go as we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Great recommendation!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNot quite up to normal expectationsThe food was good, but I've had it better at Benihana's. We had a newer chef so he stumbled through the routine and overcooked the steak. But we slathered it in yummy sauce so we didn't notice as much. The chicken fried rice needed extra soy sauce. Almost everyone at the table added more to their bowl.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday specialty.We had a very nice time when we went to dinner here at Bennihanas. The Chef did a very good job and was very funny. He asked us for our orders and made sure we got what we asked for, very personable. Overall, I will make sure we will go there again.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Time!We went to Benihana for my daughter's graduation from high school. We had such a great time and the food was awesome. We often choose Benihana for special occasions!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDad enjoyed his birthday!I took my dad to Benihana for dad’s birthday. We’ve all eaten at Benihana, but many years ago, and we had forgotten what a unique experience Benihana offers. The chef’s performance entertained, and Benihana’s standard of multiple courses (included in the price of most meals) makes the restaurant a great choice, not for a quick bite but for any special occasions. Benihana serves both Japanese and American fare, so any palate can find something appealing.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMKid friendlyI've taken my 2 son's to Bennihana since there were 10 and now my youngest son turned 19 and we dined there for lunch, I love to hear his mouthful of satisfaction when he eats filet mingon. Also, the chef was entertaining as always!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEntertaining and deliciousWe were there to celebrate a birthday and have never been there before. It was entertaining and delicious. Our chef had not mastered all of the "tricks", but was good natured about his misses. I was concerned because one of my daughters is a rather picky eater. She was"stuffed" by the end of the meal. I would recommend having an option for the dressing on the salad and for the appetizer. It was a great night out and we had plenty of food left over for scrumptious lunch the next day. We were happy with our experience and will go back again someday.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and ShowAs always Benihana's puts on a good show with dinner. Our chef was rather entertaining and he did a good job on the food. I liked the amount of seasoning he put on the items. I think he could have been a little more generous with the shrimp sauce - most people at my table would have liked two shrimp sauces and no ginger sauce.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was awesome!! ChefEverything was awesome!! Chef did a great job entertaining us and making it fun.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIt would be nice to have severalIt would be nice to have several arm chairs available hard for me to get without the arms5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing/PriceyBelieve me it was amazing experience, but kinda expensive to me.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite PlaceWe make new memories every time we visit Benihana's. The kids love it! The food is always good.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFIRST BENIHANA EXPERIENCEThis was our first experience with type of restaurant. we enjoyed the excitement generated by the gentleman introducing us to the menu and features of our meal. Most everything was definitely as good as described. The service and experience was marvelous.
Thank You.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my daughters 9th birthdayIt was my daughters 9th birthday and we forgot her birthday certificate but the staff sang to her and put a candle in her ice cream and we got our picture taken...fun memories! THANK YOU GUYS5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBar serviceAs we only wanted sushi and not teppanyaki we sat in the bar. Service was great and the sushi was really good. They spaced out our dishes really well. I was very pleased.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was awesome! OurThe food was awesome! Our chef Sam was VERY good. Our servers were very attentive! Overall a wonderful experience!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT NIGHT OUTThe shrimp was great and the service was wonderful! There were 2 young boys (with their Mom and Dad) at our table. It was obvious that they had not been there before and they were thouroughly entertained by the whole experience. Part of the fun was watching them!!!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointmentI took my mom/family out for Mother's Day Dinner and they loved it. Our Chef was very funny and enthusiastic..very talented although he said that it was his "first" day (haha). I usually do hibachi on special occasions like Mother's Day or Anniversaries but sometimes I'll just go to the sushi bar for two. And still, that's never a disappointment. Benihana's is always satisfying. Great service and great atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery entertaining and theVery entertaining and the food was very nice. Had a really nice time and can't wait to go back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat timeWent to Benihana for our anniversary, had a great time. The food was absolutely delicious, more than enough food.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery attentive serviceServers were very attentive (I noticed we had 2 to our table plus the chef). Drinks were filled before they were empty, and needs were met by all the diners without question.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of My FavoritesThis has been one of my favorite places to go since i was 9 yrs. old living in chicago. They have never let me down.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!We always look forward to our dinner here. The staff are attentive and energetic, it is so exciting to watch the chefs, kids and grown ups love it! The food is fresh and delicious, perfect seasonings, great cold the next day.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI would go there again!My husband and I had a great experience at Benihana. The chef and food were great! Great Job!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood for thoughtGreat food! We love the fried rice and the shrimp sauce! However, be prepared for a big bill. It is expensive:)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Birthday !Great place to celebrate Birthday or other special occasion. Great Food and Service. Leftovers are great also!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent.Everything was excellent. Regelio the chef was fantastic. Only complaint is the indoor temp was very cool. Almost needed a coat. All in all a great place!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, Good ServiceFood tasted great althought he shrimp was slightly overdone and my wifes steak was a bit more medium well than medium.
The chef performs tricks at the table and he was a little too reserved and didnt engage with us much
This is really just the luck of the chef you get though, around us I saw plenty of very dynamic chefs and plenty of laughter.
It was my 5 year olds first time and we had hoped for a more memorable experience but she still enjoyed it and asked if we could return for her birthday.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceService was outstanding and very friendly staff. Everything was great, please keep it up :)5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday night outWe have gone to this restaurant many times. It is a lot of fun and if you have not gone before, you need to go for dinner after that i would go for lunch. It is cheaper and it is almost the same food. We signed up for their email club and we get 30.00 for dinner. This used to be alpt but i feel like they have raised thier prices and this will get you a dinner(barely).
Oberall this is a fun place that is great for a special occasion but I would not go here otherwise.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSea food snd Sushithe food was fabulous! my husband and I went for my birthday dinner which we had a $30 coupon ( sign up with their website to receive your birthday coupon) and had two sushi rolls, a few drinks, and main sea food entrees, all for under $100!!! we go there for our birthdays every year and love it!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the food preparationEnjoyed the food preparation and cooking . A great performance. Will definitely come back again.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fantastic (asEverything was fantastic (as always). I just cannot get enough of that great food! I am already planning my next visit.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great I alwaysEverything was great I always have a good time at Benihana's, the waiters were awesome and so was our chef Mariano!!! Our waitress need a lil work , she was not that good.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ServiceWe were there celebrating 3 birthdays and it was an amazing time. One of our group had never been to Benihana so the entire visit was great to see through her eyes. Our server, Jake, was excellent! Whatever question we had, he answered, he assisted us with our birthday certificates, he went above and beyond the call of duty. The three of us had never had such excellent service. Thank you Jake for a wonderful time and for making us feel very special!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had a wonderful time atwe had a wonderful time at Benihana! excellent food and a lot of fun4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was excellent.Our server was excellent. Very personable and attentive. Made good suggestions when asked. Our chef seemed a little inexperienced and was hard to understand. Didn't interact very well. The food however was very good. Overall a nice and fun dinig experience. We will return. Probably with friends.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had reservations at 7:30We had reservations at 7:30 on a Thursday night & it was quite busy. It took about 15 minutes later to be sat which was the only downfall. Other than that, the waiter was attentive, the chef was fun & seemed to enjoy his
Job, & the manager checked on our table to see how everything was. We were celebrating my birthday and my son's; everyone made us feel special. The food was awesome, service was great, it remains one of our favorite restaurants. We will definitely keep coming back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe teriyaki steak and friedThe teriyaki steak and fried rice was awesome! I had to get an extra order of fried rice to go...4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, below average serviceWe had a reservation, arrived on time, and were handed a buzzer to wait to be seated. I asked how long and they told us with certainty and several times, "just a couple of minutes". 25 minutes later, we still waited. My husband asked to speak with the manager, who wasn't receptive or kind regarding our concern. This caused my husband to get upset, not a great way to start the night. We were, however, seated shortly after that and enjoyed our chef and meal very much.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday MealSuper job, very accommodating with April Snowstorm and our traffic delays. Glad we had a reservation. Super Birthday Deal with $30 off our bill!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy experience at BenihanaMy experience at Benihana with my lunch reservation was lovely no long wait time to be seated, staff was friendly. I will always put Benihana at the Top of my dining out list. Giving out Birthday coupon is a wonderful thing and I appreciate the gift each and every year. Wish you had a wedding anniversary coupon. I Love Benihana!!!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty and entertaining!As always Benihana is a wonderful place to eat. Because they cook I front of you and the cooks are so talented its almost like dinner and a show! The chefs have many jokes and tricks up thier sleeves that make sure every meal is not only tasty but fun.
I highly recommend taking a group with. The cooking tables seat eight each and seeing first timers faces is so fun. The prices for lunch run about $15 so making this a monthly eating out experiance is possible. I tend to save this place for twice a year just so that I can appreciate the skill of the cooks every time!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at Benihana.We had a great time at Benihana. This was a perfect place to celebrate my son's birthday.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Customer ServiceOur chef was starting to prepare the fried rice and shrimp appetizers when he realized the cooking surface (would you call it a grill??) was not hot enough. He called a manager over and they promptly moved us to another table, carrying all of our drinks and other items for us and included a round of drinks on the house. Everyone kept apologizing profusely, but really they did the right thing. They moved us, gave us a free drink, and we went on with our dinner. Thank you for great customer service and lovely meal as well!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI celebrated with my girlfriendsI celebrated with my girlfriends on my birthday! What a great night! Food was amazing and our Chef...Roberto was entertaining and very talented!!!!! Thanks!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM