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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
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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We were there for an adult and child birthday. Sam was our chef and he was great."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Our cook was the best! He was very professional and knowledgeable. I will will be returning."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was good, service was good, but it all was a bit expensive. Especially the beverages!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Above all, free ice cream!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The instructions display my review has to be fifty characters in length. Benihana is always excellent. Period."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Fun evening - we had a great chef! Very entertaining and food was delicious!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great food and every time I come here the other groups at your table are fun to be with"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Great for special celebrations! Keep coming back over and over. Continued the tradition on with my kids."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "It was our second visit, we had a great time. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa+"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had a great time. All four of the women in our group had birthdays so it added a level of fun up it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We reserved a table weeks in advance and were unfortunately placed in the back of the restaurant were the chefs prep their carts. Was not a pleasant experience. Our chef was interactive, but did not speak to us much at all. We went for my children's birthdays, thought they would LOVE how fun it was. They did have a good time, but for a $197.25 tab, I would have found some other place to go. Was looking to have more fun and laughs with our group. Overall the food was good."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had the most amazing server. What our chef lacked in social skills this guy definitely made up for. He had a great personality and had a lot of fun with our group."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very fun and entertaining dining experience. We received A Lot of food for our money. It was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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 have to be honest...this wasn't nearly as wonderful as I was told. Maybe I expected to much. I know that you pay for the show and the experience of it all, but I really feel like I wasted a lot of money on food that was mediocre. My steak was just that...steak. No great flavors, just beef. We were told that the chicken fried rice was amazing, but found it to be ok at best. I've had food at other restaurants for a lot less cash that tasted much better. Bit of a downer, I really like Asian food and I was hoping this was going to be the restaurant that forced me to pay high prices for awesome food over and over."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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