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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

Come see our first floor contemporary sushi and cocktail bar, great for after-work drinks and meeting friends. Enjoy our expanded Sushi Menu and Cocktail Menu, and try our delicious new offerings from our Lounge Specials menu.

Then visit our all new second floor dining room where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of teppanyaki, dazzling your eyes as well as your tastebuds.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious!!! Great service!! Ernesto our waiter was very friendly and polite. Jacob our chef prepared delicious tepanyaki!! My kids love it!!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "our experience with the hostess put a bad omen on our night. I come here once every couple of months when i have visitors in town, never have i been treated so badly. We were told we could not be seated because our full party wasn't here (which i know and understand) but when my whole party did arrive i stood being ignored by the hostess for 5 mins only to be told that because it was 12 mins past 8, we had to wait to be re seated. when we were seated 25 mins later only to be shoved into a space for 5 (we were 6) because 2 people at the end were waiting on a 3rd person who hadn't arrived yet?WHY did we have to wait?The whole situation was dealt with horribly by the manager who never asked us what exactly happened. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "It was the perfect place to take my grandson for his high school graduation, his 8 year old brother also attended diner. I was surprised because they both ate the food and ate it all. A few months ago my daughters, sisters and sister- in laws had a sisters night out at Benihana's a first for some, they enjoyed it immensely and are looking to return. The "Grape Escape" OMG was the best."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is a great place to take the kids after a busy day of site seeing. The chefs do a great job entertaining everyone while cooking their meals. The food is great with large portions."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the chief was entertaining and fun. But I don't like the seating, they have you sit with strangers."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The servers were very nice and the place was immaculate. (I didn't care for one of the cocktails and they were nice enough to give me a new drink at no charge without me even asking for it.) The food however, was just okay. I have had better and worse."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took 5 min just to get a drink at the bar while waiting for a table and there was only 2 people sitting already. The bartenders didn't care to greet or notice us until we approached them."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been eating in Benihana since Rocky opened his first restaurant on 47th Street, ( I do not want to remember how many years ago), and the food today is as good as the day he opened. The only difference is that today they will supply you with forks, back then you ate with chop sticks or you did not eat."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "When my son said to me "this year for my birthday I want to go to a really nice restaurant with really nice food". I immediately thought of you guys because I knew he would enjoy it. I just recently had my son there for his birthday and he had such really great TIME. He was so entertained the by the talent of chef's that you guys had. While I have visited Benihana several times in the past watching my son be so excited, and amazed from the experience that he was given made me have a different appreciation and excitement for this restaurant in a different way. This will be known as the restaurant that gave my son the best birthday he's ever had."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My grandchildren never tire of the chef's antics and the rest of us enjoy the super fresh meal."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Benihana does a very good job of hibachi. Seating about eight people around one table, you don't feel overwhelmed even if you're a group of two. As a 6' 2" male college student, I found the portions to leave a bit to desire, but that's a regular occurrence for me. The hibachi servers are excellent both at what they do and at telling jokes throughout the whole experience. I recommend it for anyone enjoying a special occasion, be it a trip to NYC, a child's birthday dinner, or another such celebration."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A tried and true family treat. Always a pleasure, and a great time."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Benihana's is a family friendly place with good energy and better food. We had a really entertaining chef. The fried rice was excellent. The mango smoothie was also excellent. It was our second visit here and we will come back again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I Love benihana, and I have to say from my experience I will probably never be back to the one in NYC. From the moment we walked in the hostess was yelling at a customer. Took forever to get seated, finally did, took forever to get served. Soup came out cold. Took 20 min to get a new bowl of soup. Chef had to keep yelling for waiters as he had no rice bowls or sauces and there was no one to be found. He even left the table to walk into the kitchen to get the bowls himself. Never seen anything like it in my life. The table next to us was waiting for 75 minutes before a chef showed up at their table. I will probably never come back and that's a shame"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Been to a few Japanese restaurants before. Wasn't overly impressed by the show. No egg in the hat, flaming volcano. Yes, the usual knife and spatula show was there but average. Food was good! That's why we were there, to eat. Reasonably priced too. If you like good food, head over here. If you like entertainment and food, keep looking."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fun for a group of kids to celebrate a special occasion!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were a big group of 2 adults and 11 teens celebrating a teen birthday. Everyone had a good time and really, really enjoyed the food and the entertaining chefs. We had reservations for 12 but had 1 extra and there was no problem whatsoever. We were seated immediately with absolutely no wait time. The hostess, the waitress, the waiter the bus-person and the chefs were all very friendly and accommodating. Minus one star because it wasn't busy when we were seated at 1:00pm but we had to wait for drinks and wait for the chefs and then wait again for drink refills and also the check. But overall, we will definitely be coming back with out of town visitors and family."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was very good.Would recommend this place to all."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I went to Benihana with my family when we were on holiday in New York and also was my birthday. We enjoied very much and also we have eaten good food. At the and the waiters sang me Happy birthday with ice cream offered and candle to blow."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Always enjoy going here, never had a bad experience. Food, ambiance, and service are at the top."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We ordered an appetizer and it had a hair in it. The server wasn't as attentive as expected. The food took a very long time. The cook didn't come to our grill until an hour of us sitting at the table."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time at benihanas I look forward to going back again soon."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Arrived at 7 for a 7pm reservation. Seated at 8:30pm. Ordered food at 8:40 and the chef didn't start cooking until 9:15. Food was great, but the service and wait times were unacceptable."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I had an 8:30 reservation last night for a party of six for a college reunion dinner, we arrived 15 minutes early, they kept telling us we'd be seated in 15 minutes (4 times!). We finally gave up and left since people who had 8 pm reservations still hadn't been seated by 9:30. Will never go to Benihana NYC again!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great food, specially the fried rice, and extremely friendly and nice waiters and cook!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Overall a good dining experience but upon arrival had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. Sent upstairs immediately to be seated. Waited 10mins (could have been at bar) finally seated then were asked to move 5 mins later so had to stand around for another 15 mins. Disorganized to say the least. Then crammed on a table with an extra seat that was never used - had they taken it away diners would have been more comfortable. Half way through dinner an arguement between staff ensued directly behind us. Unprofessional and disruptive. Food excellent though."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We arrived early for a 7:30 reservation but we were not seated until 8:15. Too long of a wait, too little of an explanation as to why."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I go here all tye time even in different states. I pregnant now and my baby even love it. Serviced by is great people are very friendly. I recommend a lot of people here already"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. I chose Benihana because the history of the owner was on the news. I asked around on my job and everyone seem excited about the food there. I was overwhelmed by the food and our server Peter, he was wonderful. He entertain us and made fun, joke and played tricks, he is a superstar. I am married so I guess going out with Peter is not a great idea, but he made me feel special. Once our food hit the plate, I swear it was the most tasty, delicious and did I say delicious food I have had at any restaurant. Benihana is an experience, and not just dinning."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "All good and as expected - which is good with me. However, for the first time, I had to wait an hour for our table - open table res was for 830, we weren't seated and ordering until close to 10pm. Not cool!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Benihana remains one of my favorite places to dine, especially for the great customer service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been to Benihana Many times but this was the worst. The chef didn't know how to cook even the "show" was terrible."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Benihana is a restaurant where you can sit comfortably with friends and enjoy a satisfying meal. Nothing fancy but homey and fun for children."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I find guests from out of town that have never been to a hibachi restaurant enjoy dinner at Benihana. It's not the greatest food, but it's fine and the rest of the experience is worth experiencing at least once."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Place, chef, and food was excellent. But our waiter was very, very rude. My husband and I asked for 2 soft drinks and they never came. When I asked her, she almost yelled that I never ordered soft drinks. And I had to ask twice for a high chair for me son, and she rudely replied " you told me already". Well, if she had brought the chair in the last 20 minutes, maybe I didn't have to ask a second time. I will go again but I will make sure it's not the same waiter assigned to my table."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our cook was very caring and we had a great night. Great food! Great show! Unfortunately, they forgot our ice-cream :-("
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We booked reservations for Benihana, NY a few weeks in advance of our trip figuring that the place would be packed. This was not the case. It was so slow and empty that we got our own Hibachi all to our selves which was kind of okay, but we really wanted the fun Benihana experience with a table full of people. Our chef, Jacob, was okay. He probably would've been more of a showman had there been more than just the 2 of us. Food was excecllent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food and service was good as usualy, but the wait was unacceptable. Has an 8:30pm reservations, arrived at 8:15pm and we were not sat till 9:40pm. I understand 15-20mins behind, but not over an hour."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "While not the best hibachi in the world, it is still pretty good. Benihanna is a great place for dinner with family, and small gatherings. Its also great for a tween's birthday party."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food and service. Drinks are reasonable and you get to eat with strangers, who become your friends by the time your meal is over."
    Dined on 6/8/2014