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Benihana - Minneapolis
Benihana - Minneapolis

Benihana - Minneapolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/minneapolis-mn-mp
  • Email: minneapolis@benihana.com
  • Phone: (763) 542-9922
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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
Anyone can prepare a meal. We perform it. At Benihana, our chefs have a flair for putting on a show. In the 10,400 square foot restaurant chefs will flip shrimp and slice steak at very high speeds much like that of a Samurai Warrior. Seven minutes from downtown and fifteen minutes from the famous Mall of America, the performance has never tasted better.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Normally, this place serves good food and reasonable entertainment in the way it is prepared. On this occasion, the service was painfully slow. The chef had a limited understanding of English and it affected his service and was detrimental to the enjoyment of the evening. We were surprised to learn he had been working there for two years."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had our reservation set for 7pm as we had several people traveling from all over the state to meet. We checked in at 6:50pm to let them know our group was there and the long wait began. The location did not seem as busy as it usually did so I could not justify the wait. When we asked the host how much longer the response was just one minute. Finally at 7:45, 45 minutes after our reservation we were sat. It ruined the tone of our meal and our evening as we were all now in a rush to finish dinner and get out of there."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The service could have beem better. The whole table waited for 15min before anyone came up to us to order drinks. It took along time to get our drinks and they where not right. After that it took along time to get our order taken which took awile due to the server not being able to hear anyone. After th at thw service got better."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our family loves going to Benihanas. They are attentive and very accommodating to our kids and it makes a memorable fun evening."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Did not pay attention to shrimp allergy information Poor table- side performance Not personable Indifferent to special needs I am very glad that we have an alternative in dining at Osaka with the same type of restaurant experience as they have taken careful attention to my allergy and made my dining experience very pleasing."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My husband and I tried this resteraunt for the 1st time to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. I ordered from the lunch menu and was charged the dinner price which was double the price of the lunch special. When I asked why I wasn't given any rice, I was told by the chef that I didn't get rice because I ordered the dinner from the dinner menu. After our meal, when my husband disputed the price of my meal with a manager, we checked a menu only to find that even IF I Had ordered from the dinner menu (which I hadn't) I still should have received a small bowl of rice!! So I was over charged and still didn't even get a complete meal. We will not be going back and we will not recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "One guest told the manager how the chef had gotten smart with him and his significant other several times and wanted to check the chef but didn't want to make a scene. The managers response "maybe he was just having a bad day". Everyone at the table verbally agreed you are not allowed to have a bad day and let patrons witness it when your in customer service. The other guest at the table said they can see their complaints were falling on death ears and the manager ignored his comment recounted the money in the black bill case and walked away. We come for the experience and the food . At $183.00 you would expect more friendliness, customer service, and understanding from a management position."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It is really great restaurant. I like there way of cook the food in front of us. It was wonderful experience. I will come again and again and again to this place"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed a birthday event. The waitress was good but very busy at the end getting the ice cream treat and the birthday picture. Two of the four couples celebrating birthdays had already left by the time our drinks were refilled again, the bills were provided and the pictures were taken."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food is very good and the entertainment by the chefs is always fun. The redo of the building is a big plus. Lots of food and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A group of us went to Benhana to celebrate three birthdays and had a great time! Our food was delicious and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The parking lot is ridiculous, I had reservations at 7:00 p.m., got there 10 mins prior and circled their parking lot of 30 spaces for 25 mins before finding a spot. Not a place I will be going back to unless I find a busline there! Chef did not do any tricks, or entertainment like I have always seen in the past, and I had my 7 year old son asking for tricks too and he got a "maybe" in return."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "They have remodeled which looks nice but very tight. Parking is horrible. It took us 20 mins to get a parking space."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I had an enjoyable time. However, my one main concern was when using a birthday coupon. Based on what the coupon said when I received it, I thought I was getting 30 dollars off of MY meal. When the server asked for any certificates, she then explained that actually, it's for two people and that both have to get a dinner entré. We had planned on me getting an entre and my friend getting sushi, because that is what they wanted. We had to change our plan because of the confusion due to the certificate. Please explain this better when you send out the certificates so as to reduce confusion. Other than that, I wish we would have had our drinks refilled more often. But overall it tasted great."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had a party of 6, they always add anotheranother couple to your table, we were celebrating birthdays... was a bit akward.."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went to Benihana's for a girl's day out, many of our group had never been before, but found it highly entertaining. The food was delicious, good sized portions and priced right for lunch. I will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was a great experience to watch someone cook in front of you. The overall food was good but expensive. Also best to have 8 people so it fits the whole table instead of being place with others and waiting have 8 people to be seated."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The whole experience was wonderful, friendly staff and great cooks. Family friendly and fun! Thank you!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Sign up for their birthday club and get a certificate for a free birthday dinner! Tables of 8 sit together. Food is prepared in front of you with the server putting on a fun act with knives and the food. The steak was amazing! Free ice cream with a candle makes the birthday celebration even better. Fun dining experience if you are looking for something different and enjoy eating with a group."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had a reservation and we're informed that our table was not ready, so we went to the bar to have drink and sushi. After waiting 30 minutes we had neither; even after attempts to flag down a server. Once seated the beverage service improved. We ordered the special steak and chicken for two among others other items. The steak quality was aweful. We will never go back to this location."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Although she may have been busy I feel as though she didn't pay that good of attention to our group. She forgot to turn the grill on which caused us to have to wait even longer and we were in a hurry and it seemed as though she was never around when we needed her."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I meet with family and friends there as often as we can get together. The food and the atmosphere is top notch and the staff is one of a kind!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We've been to Benihana a few times, including other locations. Generally we have a great experience, but the last couple times have been noticeably less so. To start out, we waited 20 minutes past our reservation time, despite having showed up at least 10 minutes early. Those of us with water did not get refills very often. Also, two individuals that ordered fried rice were skipped when the chef prepared it, though the server did bring two bowls out to make up for it. All in all, the experience was a good one and some of the mistakes were made up for, but I've had better experiences at other locations on a more consistent basis."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Our simple party of 2 people made reservations for a table at 5:30 PM. We waited for 35 minutes after being given a pager. I completely understand if a restaurant is running behind, but I saw diners without reservations being seated before us. The staff didn't seem to care about the people who called ahead. My party of 2 was celebrating a special occasion, and we felt like no one cared. I hope this place gets better soon. We left after 50 minutes with a reservation and had a great meal next door."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were disappointed with our dining experience. The chef acted as if he was doing us a favor by being there. The waitress had two table to serve and our table seemed to be the one she constantly forgot. We ask for a different dressing to be put on my husband's salad and she forgot then by the time she came back with the correct salad everyone was done. No refills were given after asking which is one more thing she forgot. It seems that the since her other table was ordering multiple bottle of wine (potentially more money for her tip) she did not forget to bring them several refills."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We've been to Benihana several times and Aaron was by far the best, most entertaining Chef we have ever had. He had all ages at our table laughing and enjoying the "show"! GREAT time!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We have been here twice in the past two months. This was a very nice experience for the family as well as a nice valentines day outing with my husband. For both occasions, we had plenty of leftovers and a photo was provided by the staff to remember the event. All four of our children (ages 4-18) greatly enjoyed watching the chief cook and ate very well. We will be returning."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Good sake, fantastic food, and watching them cook it right in front of you is always an entertaining show. A bit on the pricier side of things, especially if you add alcohol and/or sushi to your dinner, but you definitely get what you pay for. My kids love eating here and we go whenever we can think up some excuse to be in the area around dinnertime."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We just LOVE the food here! We look forward to our birthdays!we have been coming for many years and absolutely LOVE the shrimp sauce!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The chef creates an energetic show as he prepares your food right in front of you. It's fun to play with your food!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The chef and food were amazing. The server was and extreme disappointment. Throughout the entire meal, we overheard people at other tables having "happy birthday" sang to them, and since our table had three birthday people present (all of us were using coupons), I assumed we would be offered the same gesture. Additionally, the server assumed since two of the people at our table asked for a bill, that none of us wanted a souvenir picture. It was my first time dining at a Benihana, and the other couple dining next to us (there were three parties at our table) said that it was notably bad service. It is sad that this put such a damper on an otherwise great experience, food was the best I have had in years, and the cook was skilled and nice."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I have dined at Bennihana's in the past. I have always had a good time. But this time the servants were just okay. My family and I still had a great time because we talked among ourselves. Our chef was not that willing to talk with us, and I got the feeling that the comments that were made were more on the SMART ALECK side, than that of the funny side. All in all, it was an okay evening and as usual the food was great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I have been going to Benihana for years. I always have a great time."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "Great food, Great service. Entertaining service. I would recommend this to all my friends."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food, ambience and our cook was OUTSTANDING! My husband and I dine her frequently and ALWAYS enjoy ourselves. However, this time around, our server was not that great. She was very slow and not very attentive to our table. Overall it was a great night"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Our group of four went to Benihana to celebrate a birthday. The chef did a great job entertaining us while cooking for the table. Sobi was our waitress and she was so gracious and kind. She also sang a lovely rendition of happy birthday and took pictures for everybody to take home. Sobi was definitely a highlight of our experience at Benihana."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the cook Sammy was very entertaining and was a great cook. The whole experience was great except with the 2 ladies that were at our table were being down right nasty to the help there. That was pretty much all that was upsetting. I will be back again to eat."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was good as usual and the cook was entertaining. My complaint is with the time. Most people have an hour lunch during the week. That is pretty well known. We were there on time for a noon reservation. We were promptly seated and offered a beverage and then we waited. They were not busy. Many open tables. Only 3 others besides our table had people. At 12:25 our order was taken and the cook began cooking at 12:50. He was entertaining, but slow. I left the restaurant at 1:40. I didn't even wait for the check, as I wasn't the one paying. Will not go back for lunch."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The service was okay. The waiter, Angel was really good but the amount of time it took to get our food was unsatisfactory. We got seated right away but then we waited 20 minutes to get water, then we waited 30 minutes to get soup, 20 minutes for salad. I was seated at 8:30pm but didn't get my main course until 2 hours later. That is not okay, especially since my reservation was so late in the first place."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food was very good. Sat with a bunch of good peeps. Got to sample a variety of tasty viddles. We were seated in a chilly spot in the building so I had to eat with my jacket on (since I only wore a t-shirt). I was the only one that ordered white rice at my table and the chef ended up frying all of it so I had to wait on another serving of white rice (although I did get a taste of the fried rice which I will order next time we go. Looking forward to it."
    Dined on 2/24/2014