Benihana - Minneapolis
Benihana - Minneapolis

Benihana - Minneapolis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/minneapolis-mn-mp
  • Phone: (763) 542-9922
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - 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: 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 WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Benihana - Minneapolis reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (117)special occasion (115)kid-friendly (56)great for lunch (36)fit for foodies (35)hot spot (19)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (14)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Ok...But may be better at other locations
    DisappointedinGV2
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We went to the Golden Valley (mpls) location and it was fair at best. Food was good but our cook didnt engage with us at all, he tried but it just didn't work. We arrived at 6:50 for 7pm reservation and had to wait over 10 minutes to be seated. Our server was ok but left us for a long time without greeting us then without beverages. But what was the most disappoinitng was the ice cream. Ther server explained to us that Ice Cream is ok but the freezer is out and it might not be the best. Just dont offer it if it not right please....I attempted to eat my ice cream and bit into a ice cube. I'd be happy to say something to our server but the oppertunity didnt come up as she was all about getting our tab cleared and us out of the table. I think I may be giving up on bennihana or at least the MPLS location even though its a mile from home and favorite of mine and my kids.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!!
    Patty
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    everything is awesome.Best experience we have ever at a Benihana
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Goodfoodlongwait
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was excellent,but had to wait awhile for chef to come to table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for Kenny
    slickcpl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Try to get Kenny as your chef. He is from when it was Samurai so he knows some better tricks than the regular chefs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana's Plum Wine is excellent!
    benihanaplumwinelover14
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great food, great chefs, great service, and plum wine smooth, sweet, and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite places
    morticiagb
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Love it.. this last time though we got seated and took over an hour for them to start cooking, that was pretty disappointing. They gave us a discount, but for the wait I think the 15% should have been 20-25% instead. We ended up being the last table to leave the place and a table that got sat before us got taken care of and done before us. Not to thrilled about that end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pointless reservation/mixed up food
    Londer1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Making a reservation was pointless, as we were seated 25 min after it. The chef mixed up the food order, he cooked three of our orders after giving everyone else their food and our table wasn't even full. Then my friend and I had the same order (steak) he asked us both how we wanted it, I said medium rare and she said medium well. He switched the order and when I said something he ignore me. NOT IMPRESSED! We've eaten here many times before, but I don't know that I would do it again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    Kgeiger0113VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    this golden valley location is always great! I love inviting friends that have never been. Watching them in enjoyment is priceless. The food was delicious as usual and we were all very full when we left. So much food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was an ok time
    nikkis1987
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Enjoyed the bar area but nothing else was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything was perfect and very friendly staff awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Hungry7
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always enjoy a great meal at this location. Service is always great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Benihana has always impressed me with the great service and fantastic food. I do recommend to friends and wish I were able to go more often. It is generally a treat or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    funny that i am able to get your email to request a review. For the last 3 years i have been dropped from your birthday meal coupon. (10/13/1960). yet i try to re sign up and they say they already have me down. what a JOKE
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the $30.00 birthday coupon
    SueDwal
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    When you are on a fixed income, a $30.00 coupon is an excellent reason to come for dinner, because we can afford it better! Wish there were more coupons, other then just on birthdays. We would love to come more than once or twice a year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table Member
    Philnetta2u
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I love this place, it's lunch and dinner portion are terrific, the entertainment from the chief when cooking are fun to watch, they always offer new items to try and mention there specials, service is great especially the Birthday/Anniversary singing. It's also a great place for a first time date. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go-to for family occassions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We all love the food and entertainment at Beni Hana. Any excuse will do!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wife's birthday
    bithdyfun9
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Thank you for making my wife's birthday a special event. We had a great experience and will be back soon. Bob in Lake Elmo
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Beth55426
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have patronized this restaurant frequently for many years, but our experience Friday night was among the best we have had. Our server was Diana; she was terrific. I could not understand the chef's name, but he did a superior job of cooking. We were seated in the back room at the table on the left as one enters the room, between 7 pm and 8 pm on Friday Oct 3. He did a particularly good job of cooking the steak. The food is always good, but it is so much better when the chef takes the time to cut up the beef into little pieces and season it thoroughly, as he did.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family loves Benihana
    northsouthq
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I like Benihana too, and we dine there frequently for birthdays, because my family loves the food, and we take advantage of the birthday club special when one of us has a birthday. The service and food is always good. The only thing that I don't like is that they charge extra for fried rice, which I think is kind of a gouging practice, given that a typical dinner is already in the $30 range. I prefer white rice anyway, but if you opt for it, you may be the only one at the table doing so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tons of fun
    spliffdizzle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first time at a Benihana and I'll definitely be going back some time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Reserv over 1hr wait!
    Kelbel
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I love Benihana. The Chef was absolutely amazing! I went in for my birthday dinner with my fiancé, my brother and sister inlaw. We had reservations for 7pm. We got there at 6:40pm and were sat at 8:20pm. I was seeing everyone get seating before we did. I was really disappointed in the fact that it was that long of a wait and there was no apology for that. I understand things happen, I work in the industry. I feel like they forgot to check us in and didn't wanna own up to it. Nice bday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    we love coming to this location!!!!! One of our favorite places to eat, alone or with our kids!!! Great Food, Great People
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time experience!
    Duvi
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was my first time there and I loved it. The food was a amazing and the staff was very friendly. You have to try the shrimp sauce!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Slightly overpriced food, slow service, amusing show of knife tricks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday celebration
    Emandem
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My 20 year old daughter chose this for her birthday dinner celebration. The food was tasty and the chef entertaining. I think it was a novel way to spend the evening. Fun for a group, we had 6 in our party and they had two strangers join us. Not sure how their experience was, it was a young couple, so probably not a real romantic evening for them, especially being paired with a family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special
    hungry
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I liked this venue for something different to go for the entertainment. The food has not disappointed me ever.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not our best visit
    nate
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love this place, but we have had the same chef a couple of times now. Not sure what he does different, but the food does not taste as good with him.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family favorite
    Lyder
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We have been coming for years self rating with family, best place I know for food and entertainment when you are in a small group. Best if you can fill the 8 person table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Both I and my friend had nausea all nite after eating. I missed the next day at work.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and entertainment
    sunshineinmn
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a wonderful time. All of the staff were friendly and attentive. Our chef was funny and talented, entertaining us and cooking our food to perfection. The flavor and amount of food were just right.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Lbold001
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food great price had a great time. We were celebrating 3 birthdays! As always the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our party of 7 just loved our first dining experience there. The chef, food and service were all absolutely spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crowded
    Melissa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is definitely not the place to go for a romantic dinner, as you will be elbow to elbow (or rather, shoulder to shoulder) with others sitting at your table. It was very noisy, which made it difficult to communicate with our server who was taking our orders from across the table. It was fun to visit for the show, but now that I've seen it, I doubt I'll be back any time soon. The food was good and the employees enjoyable, but not worth the $120 bill. The rice was the best part, but I felt like I was nickel-&-dimed by being charged extra for it. For the amount of the bill, I could go to Fogo de Chao and get great food in a romantic setting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First impressions
    EarsKrueger
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was my first time eating at Benihana's, and I'm glad I came! Can't wait to try it again, as I found the sushi/sashimi delicious and didn't even get the full grill experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal, Fun Time
    LoveFood
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is always outstanding at Benihana. I love the "show" the chef puts on while he makes your dinner, though the young child at our table did not enjoy it as much as the rest of us. We love to celebrate birthdays at Benihana and they are very generous with their birthday rewards as the birthday person is usually free. I love the "yummy yummy" sauce and it is indeed very yummy. I highly recommend trying this restaurant out. Over the years, we have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    Kgeiger0113VIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic