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
323 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (241)special occasion (170)kid-friendly (131)great for lunch (65)fit for foodies (63)hot spot (51)romantic (46)late-night find (39)great for brunch (31)neighborhood gem (26)vibrant bar scene (18)great for outdoor dining (12)notable wine list (10)scenic view (8)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • boring
    Appraiserchick
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Hibachi chef wad charming. Waitresses were attentive. Unfortunately we were seated at a table with the most boring people on the planet. Food adequate.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Momof3
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sake sake boom
    Nanajustice
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    All I can remember is drinking and laughing nice night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • who doesn't love hibachi?
    rexus7
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • improved
    Bill
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much time waiting
    Chus
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • night out with one minor dislike
    overallrecommend
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    eatineddieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Only a shadow of what it used to be. New Your City has lost its ability to provide good hibachi dining
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    WillGoAgain
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very clean but food was good
    Danylo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Very loud but ok if you like that sort of thing? Chefs were great and server was very patient
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late for reservation
    Smhatthis
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very expensive for ...?
    Rainforest
    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!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • exciting
    great
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The cooks make sure you feel like family. Try it you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We always enjoy ourselves when dining here. The food was amazing and the ambience is so filled with energy. Never a disappointing time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday party
    Milz
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clo
    clofreVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a wonderful time, as always. Everything was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something new
    marvy58
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.