Benihana - New York
Benihana - New York

Benihana - New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/newyorkwest-ny-we
  • Phone: 2125810930
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: F Train ( 57 street stop)

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking & Discount central parking garage available next door.(51 W56th street)

A word from Benihana - New York
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 serve basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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Benihana - New York reviews from OpenTable diners
319 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (239)special occasion (166)kid-friendly (129)fit for foodies (68)great for lunch (66)hot spot (51)late-night find (42)romantic (39)neighborhood gem (27)great for brunch (24)vibrant bar scene (19)great for outdoor dining (14)notable wine list (9)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Great time and food
    Marc
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great time and food. They fill you up. The chef was very talented and entertaining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    So I'm a pretty big fan of Benihana. I got a couple of times a year. It's always a solid meal. Nothing amazing but nothing too bad. Unfortunately this time, I didn't even get to eat at this restaurant. I made reservations for 6 people at 7 PM, and when I got there they told me to wait 20-30 minutes. What's the point of reservations? Not sure. But whatever, we waited anyways because we all wanted to eat Benihana. After about 25 minutes, I saw a group of about 60 people walk right in and get seated. So I asked how much longer it would be, and I was told another hour. Another HOUR. I dropped my reservation and went to Joe's Shanghai across the street. Needless to say, I will never be dining at Benihana again. Joe's Shanghai was amazing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    How good to watch The skills of chefs maintaining japanese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time.
    Colombianas
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I choose to take my sister there because I want her yo experience something different. She is from Colombia and they don't many Japanese restaurants in my country. She was amazed by the service, good, and ambience. Also, made the reservation help us seat quickly. I highly recommended, is in a great spot in NYC.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've been coming to Benihana's for over 20 years and it's our family's favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • whatmeworryVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The experience was lightly amusing. The food was fair and nothing special. The onion soup was weak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrible service
    lobstervsshrimps
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    They cook lobster for us while we have asked shrimps and made us pay the lobster anyway.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time
    kuffy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great time the chef was funny. I would go back again. Took a friend for the first time and they enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    JLev
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went with my girlfriend for our anniversary. The food was delicious and plentiful, although quite pricey. The chef was fun and entertaining, however the waiter wasn't around much. I would recommend more for special occassions due to the high price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good
    PetraB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had made our reservation for 4 people at 9.45 pm and upon arrival they told us that we had to wait until a table was available. Not wait until OUR table was available, but A table. It was not only our company that had to wait, there were several people/groups waiting for their reserved table and we were all given a little buzzer that would let us know when A table was ready. We didn't have to wait more than 20 minutes which was good, but this is not why you reserve a table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go elsewhere
    KennethT
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I were in the mood for hibachi so we made res here. First, it's full of rowdy people who decide to hang out on the tables outside and the staff is too intimidated to make them leave so the space was unused. Next, even with reservations, you're forced to wait on another line and given a pager - we waited another 30 min. The food was ok and the show was good but it's the exact same thing at every hibachi show so nothing special. Our waitress forgot an item my wife ordered and didn't acknowledge it either. Even when we were leaving, the staff doesn't acknowledge you or hold the doors open for you. But going back to our waiting, we were tempted to just go across the street to uncle jacks and regret not leaving to do so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Groups
    SingleMom
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Groups of will have a great time. Don't forget your Sake! Sign up online and get your $30 birthday coupon! Also good for kids birthdays.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Meeting Place
    jaylynn
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My friend and I always love meeting up here, always good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good time.
    MAPNYC
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I used to go to Benihana as a kid. It has clearly been upgraded but it hasn't lost it's charm. Can't go wrong when you are in the mood for some cooking at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The waiter didnt begin preparing our food til we where there for over an hour. the kids were hungry. the chef seemed uninterested.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner Fail
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Poor service Manager Sunday evening had the personality of a card board box. Chef Jimmy didn't do trick didn't talk and rushed through making our food which in turn made it awful. Only good thing about our dinner was server Francisco. He was energetic and very friendly. Birthday dinner for my husband ended up being very disappointing oh and did I mention they didn't honor his birthday coupon because it was a Sunday nor did Manager offer compensation..we didn't even get our picture taken which we also look forward to. Epic fail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something special
    Caro
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I returned to Benihana nearly 26 years after my first visit. I appreciated especially this event in New York.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great
    Niceplace
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Just wish I was seated at the time of my reservation. And I think it was a busy night cuz we arrived at 10 for a 10:15 reservation and we didn't sit at our table till 10:45 and didn't eat till 11:40. We waited a long time to eat. But I forgive Benihana because it was a Friday night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Fun
    Dazzy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The atmosphere is fun, the staff if friendly. I bought my mother and almost 2 year old toddler and we had a good time. My son loved watching as our food was being prepared for us before our eyes. The coconut mojitos are excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Msdee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My daughter s 10th birthday was a blast from beginning to end
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening
    Bremner62
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was excited to return to Benihana and introduce my daughter. The restaurant has been revamped since my last visit, and a lovely cocktail bar installed on the ground floor. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent - my only negative comment was that there was so much food that we struggled by the time we actually were served the main dish which was superb. Will know next time to pace ourselves!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Tiff
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The chef was amazing. The food was as well. I would definitely recommend a friend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patvitt
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Excelente service, funny cook and amazing food cooked and served just for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not timely
    GrowingPainsVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always a popular restaurant, expect at least a 30-minute wait even with a reservation. It's one of the few family restaurants that kick out families due to its popularity. Once upstairs at the table, enjoyable and the food great. Management should consider hiring hosts/employees who actually HAVE FAMILIES to understand why the service & wait is lacking.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best experince
    TheBest
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my first time at Benihana and i really enjoyed myself. the environment was wonderful. The food was great and the chef's show was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The only negative thing i have to say is that the waiter charged me $256 although my bill was only $199. According to him the charge would have been voided on the same night and would not reflect on my account, but it did. This was Saturday night and the charge is still there. Now i have to start calling my bank and the restaurant to ensure this is fixed. Very frustrating!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    Suzie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had reservation for 5 but actually had 6. The restaurant made it work. We were very happy about this! The chef was really entertaining and the food was great. It was my niece's birthday and they took a picture which they gave to her! Great restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Room for Improvement
    goescheiVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love Benihana, the food. This location, however, has never been my favorite. The experience feels very cramped, very rushed and very impersonal. Typically we wait an hour after our reservation time to be seated (we factor this in now when deciding when to go...it's THAT predictable). There are chefs (Octavio) who are GREAT! They are entertaining, personable and they cook the meals as requested and you're guaranteed a great tasting meal. There are others (I won't call anyone out by name) who are very lacking, regularly overcook things and suffer from a lack of understanding time management and how long things need to be cooked. The service is abysmal and inattentive. The seating is crowded. Benihana is better at almost any other location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    Bellablue17
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A good experience overall except for the long wait although reservations were made.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good show!
    didi
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our dinner was perfect and the service excellent!we recommendd Benihana and we will come again at our next stay in ny
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation? Still waiting....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    To be honest, I never actually got to sit down and enjoy the ambiance or the food. I made a reservation, arrived 10 minutes early, and was told there was an hour wait despite my reservation when I got to Benihana. Why even bother to make a reservation? Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    MGDACRB
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Why take reservations when they are not going to be honored? We arrived in at the designated time, however 45 minutes after checking in being seated was certainly not going to occur for another 20-30 minutes. Therefore we left the premises. I'm sure Benihana will not miss our business.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprisingly good
    Pickyperson
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The ambience was like a crowded bar beyond hectic. However the chef was quite good very entertaining. The quality of the food was better than I expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    kchamp
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. My girlfriend thought there was too much food but I found the amount to be just right.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Restaurant In The World!!
    mattyfresh6974
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Benihana never disappoints, its wonderful for the family or a night out with friends or even a night with that special someone. The Group setting is always energetic and the chefs are amazing as is the staff!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Will Return !
    Daniel72
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I finally experienced benihana! Originally I was going to go some where else I usually go to but this was a special occasion so I then remembered I wanted to try benihana and experience something new. And i definitely did! Aside from this amazing site being extremely helpful in making my reservation(Do make reservations it is very busy and u will wait a LONG TIME), the staff and chef were at there best , fast service great food and amazing staff big S/O to the chef. My date had a wonderful time and introduced me to my new crave for sushi! Definitely recommend this place for family and dates. Now It was a bit pricey and the punch bowl I got hardly tasted like any alcohol but I can't complain the experience was well worth it! Give You 4Stars
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good!
    Kitt
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went there for birthday dinner. I loved the food. Wish I told them about my shellfish allergy though, because sitting while they cooked shrimp was uncomfortable. Everything else was fine. Chicken great. Mai tai amazing. They evn took a pic of me for my bday and gave me free ice cream. They got a generous tip out of that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience with food
    Love2dine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Watch your food made in front of you while enjoying a bottle or two of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely horrible
    Trentfilm
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Messed up my order 4 times, still got it wrong. Food tasted bland, service was horrendous. Ambiance was ghetto.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • FoodLover
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went with my fiance for the first time for his birthday. The sangria was amazing we couldn't get enough of it. The bartender was great. The waiter was great as well and made us laugh andfeel even more happy. The chef did an amazing job cooking everyone's food on our table. The food was so delicious and the show he put for us was so exciting! We definitely plan on going again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.