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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
  • Email: newyorkwest@benihana.com
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I made a reservation and when I arrived at the restaurant they told me I had to wait an additional 30 - 45 minutes. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were 5 minutes early for our 6:30 reservation and were not seated until almost 7:30. We (and the many other diners with reservations around that same time) were told that they had several large parties that were not leaving their tables and they were doing the best they could. When we finally got a table, the dinner and service were just as always at Benihana - if you like Teppanyaki, this is the place for you. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Food was great. Show was awesome. Price was right. Definitely going back"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "They are rude, forget your orders, drink refills, taking away your plates before you finish (not kidding), she took our wine glasses out of our hands before we had finished, gave us the bill in the middle of the meal. Very disappointing service, but the food is delicious. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I was so excited to come here for the first time. The food was delicious and te staff was ery friendly. However I was disappointed that I made the reservation for 9pm and ended up getting a table at 10 because they were backed up. I do not understand what is the point of having people make a reservation if they will still have to wait that was the only downside"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I had reservations. They sat us down pretty fast, but I saw other tables sat after us and there server came to them right away. We had to wait about 10/15 mins till ours came. I was upset my friend had to return a drink, they didn't serve enough rice they were short 2 people and we had a table of 7. I was disappointed with this experience because I been there twice before for dinner and it was great. I did like that they sang happy birthday and gave her a picture of the group we went with. I'll try it one more time again but I hope it's a better than this last time."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The service was great but the food was just okay. Don't think I would visit again anytime soon."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great! The food was poor. It was very bland. The service was very slow."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Service was a little slow, had to ask quite a few times to bring water for both of my tables. Waitress had a bit of an attitude. Appetizers too a little long to come out. Entrée was being served before the appetizers came out. A person at my party was highly allergic to shrimp and the cook started cooking the shrimp. Cook at my other table had to make her food. Overall still had a great time."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I always enjoy coming here. The food is good and the service is good."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I usually like the service at this restaurant but the other note I felt rushed. I asked for fried rice and I didn't get what I should have gotten because it seemed like the cook was saving some for someone else because he put some of the fried rice in a box and another employee took it and went to the back. When I asked about it the cook didn't respond. I thought this was very rude. The food wish is usually excellent was very bland and over cooked. My waitress didn't smile once. I think that they were tired and ready to go home. I was not happy. I feel like I was cheated out of my hard earned money."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 8 PM on Monday night When I arrived 5 minutes before the time I was informed as 20 other people that we will have to wait 40 minutes in order to get a table. Why? I have asked? And the lady's respond was unfriendly :" this is the situation... sorry we have a delay" Well I haven wait. I have visited your chain in NY, Las Vegas, Orlando many many times I have sent many of my friends to eat in your restaurants But not any more Thanks for asking"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 7pm, we were eventually seated at 750pm and by the time they came and took our food order and started cooking it was 830 and we were starving!!! I wouldn't bother going there and would try somewhere else!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My family and I had an amazing time and lookforward to doing it again soon."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The ambience of the restaurant was poor at this location but the food was good."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Fun colorful and friendly the entire restaurant has a cool Asian decor. The chefs are truly performers able to make up to 8 different meals per table right in front of your eyes doing tricks & jokes the entire time (but never intrude on your meal or conversations) . STRONGLY suggest making reservations absolute best place for birthdays & special occasions. And if you eating upstairs you share a table but if you just want a meal you CAN eat in a very cool area on the first floor with a full bar. The kids think it is the circus, kids menu is outstanding . The prices are reasonable and they frequently have specials. They also handle diet restrictions or allergies . The staff is very accommodating but it can really busy after-work/weekends."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a good place to take kids, and large groups. You watch the chefs cook on the grill right in front of you. As a result, you can see how much butter they put on all the food they cook. Every dish is finished off with a big pat of butter. The chicken I had was overcooked, so it was tough and dry."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food is great as ever...yet many have never even had this style cooking with the Sushi/Ramen Japanese overload this is fresh and delicious stuff made before your eyes Only downside is this branch gets very crowded..we arrived on time for our reservation and had to wait to be seated while the hostess manned the phones before we could be sent upstairs...then we got upstairs and had to wait while another hostess manned the phones! Not a huge deal but we were going to theatre."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was not too exciting but good value for lunch. The salad came with too much dressing. The fired rice is food but meat was average. Overall, still worth a visit for family type of Sunday Brunch."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Good food, always know what your getting. I don't like though when you make a reservation and still have to wait. Anyways our chief was hilarious and the lady we had serving us was quick and on point."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A 6:00 PM reservation turned out to be an all night event. Two hours late to sit people down on a Sunday night? Why would they take so many reservations if they couldn't handle them? We had to leave and did not eat there. Very sad experience,"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "love this restaurant, we had a great time. Chef and all thr staf was very friendly. The food was delicious and I love when they prepare everything in front og you."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Took family from out of town and they loved it. My husband and I have been there before. Love the show and the food!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We we t with our friends from Asia a d everyone had a good time watching the chef cooking. It is fun to the rice and begs cooked and displayed as I love you slogan in front of your eyes. Fun and entertaining. All the tapanyaki dishes we ordered are delicious. The warm saki was however a bit off and did not have the strength expected. On the whole, a fun experience. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was my birthday and I must say it was a great day with wonderful food and drinks. I cant wait to come back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We like a good 'Teppanyaki' night out & this one was pretty good. Food was great, chef was entertaining & our waitress was friendly. Would have been better if the other guests on our table were a bit more lively but you can't have everything! All in all a good night out, definitely recommended :o)"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been to behianna couple of times and this was my first time going to the one in midtown. Let's see: I made reservation and receive a confirmation number via email and some how this specific behianna did NOT receive my reservation ( after showing them my email) so I had request another reservation.. Which I still had to wait. Such a inconvenient..When you made plans. It's very crowded and small with a lot of tables. My server was excellent which made the restaurant pleasant. Overall it's okay restaurant; I have been to better behianna restaurants where they accommodate you when there is a mistake that has taken place. Just be ready for the wait and the hostes are not that professional and lack of customer service skills."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The service was poor the chef was boring and had no personality. We have gone to many other benihanas and always had a good experience, but this one did not live up to our past experiences."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My friend and I like the atmostphere there, and we are fans of Japanesse food. It's a good get-together place for us."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Everything was great... most of all the children enjoyed themselves."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "She was in a bad mood, unpolite and was not friendly. When I asked her if we could have fork to eat She said us we mus eat with hashi or with HANDS!! Minutes after, one oriental waitress offered for all forks. She was polite and very professional. Pedro was amazing and In good mood. His performance was great, very good skills."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Nothing special I remember better food service and abience"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "we made reservations and was late but was seated almost immediately , but it was a Sunday so I don't know . Anyway we had Roy as our chef he was friendly and fast. the food was tasty and very well done. I recommend anything on the menu, the shrimp was excellent and so was the lobster. JUST GO WITH INSTINCTS everything is good."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I love Benihana. I have been there a few times in the past. Just recently went to celebrate a major accomplishment and it was a perfect evening."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Benihana is a great family restaurant. The food is good and the chef always puts on a good show."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Very expensive for decent food more for group events"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food, environment and outside staff was so-so . . . .the real charm of Benihana is absolutely the chefs who prepare your meals. They are lovely showmen. We heard about 6 'Happy Birthday's" while dining. It is a party atmosphere. Lots of fun."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food here was lovely and it's a really nice place if you have a group or for an occasion... The place is buzzing and you get to see the chefs putting on a show as they cook the food so good fun all round."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had a noon reservation. Upon arrival we were seated within 5 mins. However we were told the cook would not come until the table was full. Okay. Shortly enough our table was full and our orders were taken, but slowly noticed the place filled up and everyone had a cook except for our table. 40 minutes later our cook comes out and cooked the meat before cooking the rice. So i had we had a plateful of meat while we waited for the rice ad vegetables."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Sudip was friendly and made the dining experience fun."
    Dined on 3/21/2014