Benihana - Minneapolis
Benihana - Minneapolis

Benihana - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/minneapolis-mn-mp
  • Phone: 7635429922x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Sunday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 94
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Minneapolis
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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (139)good for groups (126)kid-friendly (68)great for lunch (44)romantic (24)fit for foodies (22)hot spot (21)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Golden Valley Benihana
    javfamof4
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We usually go to Maple Grove Benihana, but for a last minute reservation for my son's birthday couldn't get in there, but could in Golden Valley. Now that I have been to the Golden Valley location, we will definitely go back there. It seems more spacious, but yet intimate with smaller rooms all over, not the big noisy room of Maple Grove. Our chef was awesome, and the wait staff was great. There was someone else at our table with special food needs, and they were very accommodating to them. Food was typical Benihana - delicious! One other great thing, we didn't walk out of there smelling like fried grease, like we normally do in Maple Grove.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very poor
    Jd010087
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Worst time I've ever had at Benihana. We felt the cook was new as he dropped everything and got grill scrapings all over the place and some on my clothes. I asked to see the manager and was told there was not one on duty yet. Terrible cook terrible food I got good splashed on me and I still got charged full price because the manager "wasn't" on duty . I will never return to the golden valley location!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Kgeiger0113
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love Golden Valley Benihana. Always delicious and fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frantic, LOUD but delicious
    JackJodellVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Frantic, loud, but delicious. The cook was entertaining and the food was outstanding, but the staff (greeters and server) were pleasant, but indifferent. One seemed to be but a number among many in their eyes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frenchfryer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We took advantage of Benihana's generous birthday gift certificate and went to celebrate a few days after my daughter's special day. There were three of us, including my nine year old grandson; he LOVES Benihana!! The service and food were great, as usual. We all had a wonderful time! P.S. I did notice that my open table account was not credited with 100 points, although we arrived at the scheduled time of our reservation- Merrilee Fryer 6:00
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • out with a bang
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I brought my family who have never been there before and they really enjoyed the show and food. At the very end of dinner the chef accidentally threw one of his tools and it broke my moms wine glass. the waiters and managers were quick to act and brought us out new food from the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I have been coming since you were the Samauri for family birthday's and special events. Our experience is always predictably fun and entertaining. The food is always good whether we go to the Maple Grove or Golden Valley location. We like having the option when we cannot get a reservation at one we can try the other location. I also really appreciate the online reservation process it works great for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal at Benihana.
    SChuVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were seated on time, service was prompt and to my surprise the food was excellent. We went because our 21 yr. Old son loves Kobe in Fl, I am tired of their menu, so I didn't have high expectations going to Benihana. I was pleasantly surprise with the menu. Mt tuna was wonderful, and the sushi we ride was excellent. All four of us were please with our seafood meals.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Racially Profiled
    diningchemist
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We chose Benihana to celebrate my birthday because we love the food and the experience. Our server was not very nice, never returned to the table to offer refills or see how we were doing. A young, white couple were seated at the same grill. They were waited on very nicely with drinks from the bar and refills throughout the evening. At the end of the meal, first the man and then the woman asked where the bathroom was and ran from the table without even waiting to receive the bill. Our server cried. She told us that she would never have guessed that this couple would have stiffed her, but admitted that she hadn't been as attentive to our party as she should have been. Loved the food. Don't need to spend my money where I'm not wanted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointing!
    luvBenis
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I haven't been to Benihana's in 2 years and it still was as yummy as I remember! I won't wait so long to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana experience
    whiteninja
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love the food, it was just like I had remembered 16 years ago. I took my husband and some of his family for the first time and they loved it! Our cook Sergio ( sorry for the spelling) was awesome and we would like him again next time. I thought that as a family we could do this once a month if possible. We had 2 other guests at our table that was not part of our group who were rude and load their attitude and fowl language - didnt like at all. I wish we could have options to say no if we don't want extra people at our table, but I understand that you have to accommodate space for everybody.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch dining
    Lov2Eat
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I rate the service a 3 because I requested a side sauce that is now a charged do to new management. The ambience is rated a 3 because you cannot look throughout the restaurant, the new layout is closed off, it used to be very open.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad chef
    TabbyJ
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had a chef with a very bad attitude. He did no tricks (even after my 5 year old daughter asked him). He signed every time someone reminded him of something they requested and he forgot. It was the end of the night so I'm not sure if he was tired or just rude.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Will definitely be returning. It's a little expensive, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Lily
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great for special occasions. Expensive place to bring kids, but they enjoyed it and they catered to the kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st birthday
    anonymous
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our waitress was not a very nice lady, tried to make the best of my 21st birthday with my family & boyfriend ,but she was slow on taking our orders (& my drink orders, hello 21st bday) & not friendly. Chef was really good brought my mood to a better level. Over all I still love the place and will always recommend it, just was not happy at my latest visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late-night dining
    1nightout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great atmosphere! Lots going on but still able to have a cozy dinner. Fun service and great food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Schweet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our 36th anniversary, and we picked the perfect location. What a great way to spend the time, talking and watching a professional chef prepare our wonderfully delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food not as good as in the past, show by chef is same as it's been for many years. Great place to go for special occassions but price and quality of food restricts desire to visit more than once a year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    Suz8934
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food is always great. You have to get the fried rice and green tea ice cream. They always seem to be out of the green tea ice cream which is disappointing. It's our favorite place we go at least twice a year.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Julie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Credit card scanner was not working so it was cash only. Waitstaff did not tell us until we were done eating even though they knew it was down for hours earlier. We were told to go across the street to the ATM. Bad for business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always great food
    RobsChoice73
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was delicious as always. Service however was not the best. I had a reservation for 7pm but did not get seated until 7:15. After we were seated we waited another 20 min in order to to have someone from our group get up to say something. Always a good experience however that night the service was extremely poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • n/a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Waited an addl. 30mins to be seated with reservations and tables available. Our food took way too long to be prepared in which I go all the time and the same food does not take that long. My beef julienne was overcooked but did not complain because I was hungry and it already took too long. There was a couple with us that will not come back because of there first time experience. Not a good birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not paying attention
    jccc
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My family of six went for a birthday celebration which we have done before. Unfortunately our waitress was not paying attention- we ordered a meal for our grand daughter which never arrived . Also we ordered rice with our meals and that too never arrived. When we asked the chef about those problems he consulted with the waitress and she looked baffled. Needless to say after we all shared our meals with our grand daughter so she too could eat we were less than happy. Too bad because in the past we have not had a problem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I took my sister here for the 1st time and she loved it. I took her daughter last year and it was her first time as well. She talked about it for the better part of last year so I knew my sister would have fun. She loved the food ( esp the yum yum sauce) and enjoyed the show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Family Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My wife and I go about twice a year as a special date night, my parents came to town so we had a family night out. Food was great, enjoyed the service, the chefs was fun as always. Always recommend the filet, doesn't get much better!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food is usually better then our dinner last night
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    tavia
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our sever hector was very fun. My 6yr son really enjoyed him. Told him he was cool and a very good cook. Never had a bad experience there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hibache Supreme!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We come every year for birthday, and it was excellent as always. Kids love the food and the attention.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    ServantWithAddy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We found this place when our usual place was filled up for the night. Location is right of major Interstate so getting there was very easy. Short wait since we had reservations. The food was absolutely fantastic! The chef was entertaining and very friendly. The server was nice but never once asked if I wanted more of my beverage (it was empty). Overall a good experience but for the price I would expected better service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smaack
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Great food, pretty loud best with a group of 8 so you don't get stuck with naughty kids at your table
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went here for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend. The food was fantastic and our chef was very good but the woman taking our order didn't understand english very well and even though our chef confirmed my boyfriend's order, he was cooked the wrong thing. He was the last one served so it was too late to send back, but his food was amazing and he would order it again. We weren't put at a very exciting table, but nothing you can do about that. The food was good and we still had a great time! I would go there again for another special occasion but probably with a group next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too cramped
    Bean
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I really love eating here but the cramping of 8-9 people at one table is really getting old! I try not to go without a party of 4 since I am forced to sit with strangers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun2dine
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The chef was amazing, the other wait staff left much to be desired. Took 10 minutes after we were seated to order beverages, another 10 before they were delivered. Out sushi was delivered at the same time as the soup and salad which we were trying to eat while being entertained by the chef, would have been better to have had those good items earlier. The chef was entertaining, and the food he prepared was top notch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • School-aged kids loved it
    az612
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We went for the birthdays of a 5 year old and a 9 year old. They loved it and the chef was great with them. The kids were entertained and liked the food. I thought it was a little expensive, but there was a lot of food that we took home. Serving sizes are huge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The above ratings in No. 1 speak for themselves. A wonderful, fun experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummie yummie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food is delicious and the chef very intertaining. He oftentimes would say "Yummie Yummie" as he filled our plate with delicious eats. It amazes me that one person can posesses the ability to cook, clean and juggle!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Poor Service
    Judy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Always a good time, Service is lacking. We made reservations, everyone was on time but waited almost 25 minutes before we were seated. When we pointed this out to the people at the front, they were not friendly about it or curteous. Why make reservations when you still have to wait 25 minutes?! We also told the waitress who rudely asked if we had said something to the hostess. Floor next to my fiance was sopping wet & greasy. The manager did come over when we complained & their solution was a small discount for the inconvenience. I haven't visited this location in a while but will not be returning to this one due to horrible service. The Hitachi chef however was wonderful & food was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, energetic, fun, great food
    JackJodellVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    OUTSTANDING food! Seasoned lightly and to absolute perfection. Ideal for birthdays and for something new. Ample portion size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I have been to Benihana on at least 20 occasions if not more. I do prefer to go for lunch because the meals include the fried rice in the price and the mood is quieter. On my last visit it was for dinner and the chef was careless in his technique and splashed food on the guest next to me and hit another one in the face with a shrimp tail, someone might find that to be amusing but I did not. When the staff came out to sing to us the were frustrated with the noise and just gave up and said sorry it is to noisy in here and walked away. My lobster was overcooked and so was my husband filet Mignon. Dinner without any alcoholic beverages was approximately $100.00 and I didn't feel the experienced matched the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.