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Benihana - Minneapolis
Benihana - Minneapolis

Benihana - Minneapolis Details

  • 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 - 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
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 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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Will definitely be returning. It's a little expensive, but worth it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great for special occasions. Expensive place to bring kids, but they enjoyed it and they catered to the kids."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great atmosphere! Lots going on but still able to have a cozy dinner. Fun service and great food!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is usually better then our dinner last night"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We come every year for birthday, and it was excellent as always. Kids love the food and the attention."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The above ratings in No. 1 speak for themselves. A wonderful, fun experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "OUTSTANDING food! Seasoned lightly and to absolute perfection. Ideal for birthdays and for something new. Ample portion size."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "In the traditional Benihana fashion, you can expect a consistently great meal."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Benihana is a really nice restaurant to go for special occasion or if you'd like out to have a great lunch, Benihana is most definitely the place to go. :) I would recommend Benihana to any one of my friends and family members. I took my little brother to Benihana for the first time and he loved it."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This place rocks, we always have a great time and the food is amazing as well. Doesn't get much better!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been to many Benihana's and this is by far the worst one!! 100% no entertainment value whatsoever!! Every other one I've been to the people are energetic and exciting to watch the chef. Every table was bored out of their minds!! Food was good but overpriced! I go to a place like this for a "show" waitress was extremely slow at bringing drinks, bringing the bill and even taking our money. Couldn't get out of the place fast enough. Highly reccomend going elsewhere if you want this kind of meal. There is another similar resteraunt 5 blocks away that is less expensive and much more entertaining! Benihana's golden valley get your act togather! Even the Chinese buffet across the highway has more entertainment! Go there!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Could not understand woman who took the orders -- acted Japanese (but probably laughting at us in English with the backroom staff). The chef was not experienced as he should have been. Missed completely my order for fried rice. Salad had a bitter dressing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014