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Benihana - New York
Benihana - New York

Benihana - New York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/newyorkwest-ny-we
  • Phone: (212) 581-0930
  • 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: Japanese, Sushi
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Excelente service, funny cook and amazing food cooked and served just for you."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    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!!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "A good experience overall except for the long wait although reservations were made."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Our dinner was perfect and the service excellent!we recommendd Benihana and we will come again at our next stay in ny"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!!!"
    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"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Watch your food made in front of you while enjoying a bottle or two of wine."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Messed up my order 4 times, still got it wrong. Food tasted bland, service was horrendous. Ambiance was ghetto."
    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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Hibachi chef wad charming. Waitresses were attentive. Unfortunately we were seated at a table with the most boring people on the planet. Food adequate."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday here, her request. First time being here. Must admit, we expected MUCH more. It was very quiet, not much atmosphere, rather dull. Our food was very good, but compared to similar restaurants, portions were very small. Not a bad experience, not a great experience. Just average."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "All I can remember is drinking and laughing nice night"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I love Benihana's! I don't go for hibachi for the ambience to be honest and the food isn't to die for... but the food and chef show combo is perfect for an easy low key night out. the food is always consistent and I love the fried rice! I have to commend the waiters as they're very attentive and have good manners. one thing is that the air conditioning is on very high (we sat in the main dining area close to the window). the food got cold really quickly after the chef put it onto the plate."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Very nice; Much better then last time in terms of the cooking and attention to detail. Drinks still take a long time to make it to the table."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Although we reserved the table at 9pm and we arrived at 8,45pm, we had to be waiting until 10pm!!! It's too much time for a restaurant who force you to reserve and control the time of the dinning (it depends on the time that the cooker spend on cooking in front of you). The cooker was so good and amazing, but the waitress was unpleasant, unfriendly and short-spoken. It's supposed than in this kind of restaurant you need some explanations, recommendations,… She was so far away from that!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I love the ambience, food, & place overall. I've been to the Benni in Florida and now here in ny & i Love how benihana designs there restaurants according to the environment. The food is regular hibachi food good hibachi none the less but my one dislike was the wait after making a reservation. I did not expect to get there at 730 for a 745 reservation and have to wait till 820 to be seated after complaining twice. I saw a few people come in after me and be seated before me which I was not please with but overall I would go back with a group instead of just me and my boyfriend you can't be to intimate in a Loud place like that."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Only a shadow of what it used to be. New Your City has lost its ability to provide good hibachi dining"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The chef's cooking in front of you are funny, talented and expert show makers. The portions of the food are large and filling, and the atmosphere is fun."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Very loud but ok if you like that sort of thing? Chefs were great and server was very patient"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Got confused with directions and came late for my reservation and couldn't get served, was told that they were closed and it was my girlfriends birthday that I planed for a month, only to be shattered. I know the worker could of let is slide in."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had a reservation! My husband was there 5min bevore we came, but he didnot get the the table. When we arrived, on tim!!!, we had to wait several minutes! No,chace to,get the table! We had to wait, so we did a long time. The food eas fine, really, but the bottom and the kitchen were dirty! We saw it, when the was open! We dont know, whether we will come again, because is costs a lot and the service is not really very good!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The cooks make sure you feel like family. Try it you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We always enjoy ourselves when dining here. The food was amazing and the ambience is so filled with energy. Never a disappointing time"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My night was wonderful!! Great company was @ my table and there were 3 of us celebrating a birthday!! Great time!! Favorite place of all time!!!! Love the ways the chefs are more "hip" now to the younger crowd!! They seem to be funnier which get the table laughing more and feeling more comfortable. You start dining with strangers and leave with friends!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time, as always. Everything was great."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Never been to a high end restaurant and tried it for my girlfriend birthday and it was something nice to experience, chef was funny and cool, nice big drink we ordered to get our buzz on didnt do it because not to much alcohol in it"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Running 15 mins late for a reservation, I called to notify. They tell me ok, this shouldn't affect my seating. I get there and I intro myself to the hostess who was on the phone with a caller. I explain the same situation to her and she says there is no record. Ok great!! Well now it looks like I am starting from square one. She does nothing to accomadate me and the place wasn't even full. No customer service skills as she does not converse in a professional manner. Talked to me as if I was one of her friends as all her replies to ques were short, with an attitude/poor tone and then she gave me a buzzer for to wait. So 20 mins passed, buzzer returned. She runs out in the st. yelling I am about to seat you know. Ate at UncleJacks across st"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Despite of having a reservation the table last too long to be available. And we had 4 kids in the group. We had problems to choose the food and we are suposed to know already what to choose. We asked to change a the rice from steamed to fried and we heard from the cook "it is too late". Of course, we complained and they finally complied with the request. Also, it was very disappointing, because the group was big: a party of 14 and they split the group and mixed with other people. Also, was very unconfortable the fact that one part of the group was eating while the other part was only looking at it. The other cook arrived 10 or 15 minutes later than the first. The food was good. But the overall dining experience was really disappointing!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Had friends in from Spain, first Hibachi experience for their family. Once we got seated, we waited over an hour for the chef, who made the meal unpleasant for everyone; he was offensively rude and clearly in a terrible mood from the moment he walked in the room. We tried getting him to shift his mood, hoping for a good show for the kids, nothing. He used about a 4 ounces of chicken for chicken fried rice for 9 people, which was ridiculous, especially when I only ordered chicken fried rice for my 4 yr old. Only the manager and 2 of the servers were pleasant. The rest of the staff seemed aggravated and unhappy, and they projected their emotions onto the guests. We knew the food would be fair, but never expected such a sh...y experience!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food is great The cook has performed a great show We have spent a very good time"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I love Benihana's normally but I experienced horrible service each time I have been at the one on 56th. I will no longer go there again and I am not a complain consumer and I take in to factor being busy and I am very patient. The staff overall are not friendly and not accommodating, they barely acknowledge and they fail to SERVE you, from drinks to just ensure you like your meal. I am so disappointed because after the 3rd time I really feel management at the establishment needs NEW staff or training course on being customer friendly and aware, I for one have been going to the restaurant for years and sadly will not go again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014