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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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The chef performance was OK. The food was OK. The cost was high for what you get."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "All the food is wonderful, but definitely upgrade to the fried rice!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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
  • "Our waiter was attentive to our needs as well as upbeat and entertaining. The chef was a master with his knives and kept you riveted to his presentation of our food. The food is delicious and the ambience is right for the venue. It's our new spot for family celebrations."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great Food! Always a great deal to head there for the lunch menu."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I was very disappointed. I have been to Benihana many of times and this time we waited for a long time for our dinner. The chef's was not very good at his job. You could not understand what he was saying english not good. Shrimp was chewy and steak was fatty."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday Sunday. He LOVED it!!! We had a great time! The only bad part was the people we were seated with being on their phone or their phone ringing the whole time we were there that was very distracting and rude to the rest of us there to enjoy the evening. Our Chef was amazing and fun! I would recommend this resturant to everyone!!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service and the food were both outstanding. This the first time four all in our group, and everyone enjoyed the Experience will be back soon"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Let's face it. Does anyone ever go here except to use their $30 birthday coupon? Not me. It's a great deal, but the regular prices are too high for me to go there more often. The food is pretty tasty, but whether or not you get a decent chef that will put on a no kidding show is a total crap shoot."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Very fun place to eat, but very expensive. So will only visit about once a year. Chef was excellent. Waitress was excellent."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was good but the service was extremely slow the day we went the service was very slow. We waited an hour till our chef came to the table."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was Good, but not great, wait staff and service was 5 star. Was almost uncomfortably cold for more than one in our party and while one does not expect this type of restaurant to be quiet they need sound deadening panels....many moments it was too loud to visit with the party next to you or one over."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food was excellent , the shrimp sauce was amazing! Our Chef was fantastic, his name was Edger I believe."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Cons: Erica answered then phone when I called concerning the not receiving the birthday coupon for the month that I wanted to use. She was rude, had not listened to my concern and therefor could not address the issue or give excellent customer service. It was my sons birthday and I mentioned that when I booked the reservation online, asked that if you did anything special that it would be done. It was not done and as they sung happy birthday to the other young lady sitting at the table, I had to mention it was my sons birthday which was embarrassing to myself as well as my son. Then I had to explain to him about not having the coupon and them not addressing his birthday. Very uncomfortable. Pro: The cook, food was awesome & entertaining"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was excellent. We had a waiter that was spectacular. He was kind and very helpful. The person who cooked our food was fantastic. It is a nice restaurant for a big group of people to celebrate a birthday."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Benihanas was fun the first couple times. But they never change up the routine. The waiter this time was very impatient. In the beginning they should ask you if you want sesame seeds or garlic butter on your food. My mom didn't eat her lobsters because it had too much garlic butter on it. I was surprised by the prices especially for the chicken fried rice. Food is not worth what you pay for. Not sure I'll ever go back even with the free birthday coupon. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Service was lacking and chef was not very enthusiastic and seemed to not understand our orders. Wrong meals brought out to two of our group, salads never came until after dinner, one person never received part of their dinner and nothing was done."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere and the ability of the chefs. There food is wonderful as well. "
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "Terrible Service New Manager, sucked black hair woman took like 35minutes to come to the table after the chef trhew the sauce at me because he forgot to add my sauce to the entree. The manager said he (chef) was new took my meal off the tab and billed me for my rice i didnt eat any of my food. The chef was rude and confused on cooking. I will never go back there again. Poor Service and the manager made excuses. I recorded the entire thing on the chef and will be contacting their corporate with the information."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We visit this location on a bi-weekly basis, if not more. Within the last month, it seems as though the employees and managers have changed (maybe some back from school), but it is amazing how different the management and employees are now. The experience is consistently great, and we love coming back. The only change I would make, would be the experience when you check in for your reservation, or even without reservation. There is one particular girl who works up front (shorter, dark hair) who is consistently rude, EVERY TIME."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great place to bring the family with large portions. Never a bad experience"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We went to Benihana's for lunch, but did not order off the lunch menu as we wanted the appetizers, etc.. All the food was excellent except for the filet mignon. It was probably the worst cut of meat that I have ever had at any restaurant. Although the chef prepared it perfectly medium, it was almost impossible to chew for all the gristle. I have had filet before and never had such awful meat for the expensive price of $25.00. We did tell the server, but nothing was done about it. I thought it was obvious when it was brought out, and I guess I thought the chef might have sent it back before he tried to prepare it. Either way, I am not sure I would order steak there again. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This wasn't our first visit to Benihana but the Maple Grove location made it THE BEST! The people were inviting and seemed happy for us to be there. We booked a reservation through OpenTable online for our 12th year wedding anniversary. We were seated promptly. Dillon (Benji ;)) was our server and he was awesome! He was friendly, courteous, and lots of fun. David was our chef and he was magical! Wouldn't try those neat tricks at home. Not until I've taken your Chef training class. :-) It was a really nice evening. Thanks for the song Benihana's Boys Chorus! I will definitely visit again, and again, and again, and tell my friends and family also. Thank you guys for making it such a memorable and cozy experience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "it was my first time to benihanas and i enjoyed everything about it. great service, entertaining, and amazing food! the group of people we were sitting with was also a joy!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "When you dine here each table seats 8. You are sat at grill tables with people whom you do not know. This is the 2nd time I have been here and sat at a table with people with young children. It is hard to dine when you are amongst strangers with crying children. I will not be dining here again if I do not have a party of 8. We went in celebration of my husbands birthday, when the crew came out to sing Happy Birthday, they did not include my husband. Bad experience!!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Food was good but disappointed in the presentation of the food. Not at all entertaining, I expected more showmanship. I was like just watching someone chop the food. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014