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Benihana - Pittsburgh
Benihana - Pittsburgh

Benihana - Pittsburgh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/pittsburgh-pa-pi
  • Phone: (412) 276-2100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cochran Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking for Benihana guests
A word from Benihana - Pittsburgh
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-served 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
  • "Our waiter complained that we were talking too much and he had other tables to take care of. He kept forgetting our drinks and brought our sushi after our cook came to the table. He was rude up until he brought the bill."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "One cannot go wrong at Benihana, unless you are adverse to Japanese food and an entertaining chef who prepares your meal right in front of you."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Every year I look forward to celebrating my Birthday at Benihana with a group of girl friends. This year was so exception. Our chef,Tony was fantastic. Entertaining and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Our kids always have an excellent time. Tam was our cook who prepared excellent food."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Chef was wonderful. Service was not. I asked not to be sat at a table with children. Indeed we were sat with a baby in carrier who cried off and on throughout the entire dinner. When drinks were needed they were brought very late. Our last drink was ordered well before our check was cashed out yet we got the drink way after our check was given to us"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The foot was great and Tony our Chef was awesome. Service was good and fast overall price was pretty good too."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We go to this restaurant on special occasions. Its always good for a change, the food is always good, and the experience in entertaining."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great food and absolutely nice to have a date night away from the kids. Thought the lighting in our area was a little dim."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding! Tam was great. My family has been coming here for nearly 40 years and the last time was one of the best meals we have had ever. Lobster and Filet was fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Quality if food still great however the show just doesn't have it at least with our chef. I've seen much better at other hibachi's just prefer Benihana food."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Good food! Chef Nick prepared some great food and, cooked it special as we requested!! Mike the bartender was, as always on top of his game!!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Food was excellent and plentiful with enough left overs for dinner the next day. The chef was very nice, friendly, and skilled with those knives."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a group of seven, so we were able to have a grill to ourselves. The chef was funny and engainging. He kept the kids entertained. Food was good - the standard hibachi fare. Nothing different."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went with a $30 coupon for a birthday, and both other couples at our table had the same coupon. Our chef was fabulous -very entertaining and good at preparing exactly what each of us wanted. Food was cooked to perfection and portion size was generous. Cannot get a private table unless you sit in the bar and don't eat hibachi, but have never gas a bad experience with any of the strangers we have shared tables with. Just be sure to sign up for their chef's table to get the $30 coupon. Beverages are expensive but very tasty. Desserts are minimal but not necessary after the big hibachi meal."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food is always cooked to perfection. Sometimes are seated with other couples that can give your dining an entirely different setting than what you wished for."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Benihana was fantastic as usual. Their hibachi is leagues above all other ones that I have tried. Our cook, Penny, was the best we have had so far."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were seated quickly even after calling just 30 minutes prior to increase our reservation count. The server was prompt to our table and gave us refills through out the meal... which is always an issue when we eat at any hibachi. Usually once the meal starts you never see your server again and are left drink-less for a long time. The food was yummy as usual and the chef was very friendly. It was a Monday night and not a weekend night as we know to avoid the weekends otherwise its a 4 hour ordeal to eat here even with reservations."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Took my 15 year old daughter for her birthday and her friends to celebrate and they had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Been going to Benihana's for the last 10 years or so to celebrate birthdays and such. Usually 4 times a year at least. Perhaps this is the reason this latest trip wasn't so special. The food was okay and the service was good but it was nothing special. Drink prices seem to be a bit on the high side and the menu doesn't seem like it has changed much in years. Just my opinion since the other 3 members of my dinner party said everything was great as usual so we will be coming back for the next birthday celebration in a few months."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have been to Benihana many times in the past 10 years. This was my 1st to this location. I had made a reservation for 7. I had to work a little later than expected. I called and asked about changing to 7:30. They said no problem. We arrived aaa few minutes early and they said their would be a wait. We didn't get seated until 7:50. The servers were running in the restaurant to try to help. Once the chef came the food was as good as other locations. Will give this location another chance- hopefully they were just understaffed that evening."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went to Benihana for a special occasion and it was disappointing from start to finish. The service was poor. We waited for everything, even drinks because the waitress said she was waiting for clean glasses. Once we got the drinks the waitress basically disappeared so the clean glasses stayed empty. Then we waited forever for our cook who was clearly exhausted. The food was okay but not worth the price without the show. And the bathroom was filthy. My shoes stuck to the floor!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our hibachi chef Tito made our dining experience wonderful."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have been going here since I was a kid, and it never gets old! I absolutely love this place and the entire experience that it offers! The best hibachi in Pittsburgh without a doubt!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Samurai is and always has been a great place for kids on birthdays. (I know: it's Benihana now. But a native Pittsburgher calling this place Benihana would be as sacrilegious as referring to the old Civic Arena as Melon.) And the food is good. The fried rice is awesome. The beef is tender and juicy. And the shrimp are mouthwatering. But the last 2 times we were there, our chefs were disappointing: the entertainment factor wasn't there. Showmanship wasn't in their blood and they didn't have the knife skills that make the event so memorable. Furthermore, the physical plant is tired. We won't stop going. But that's just because it's sentimental. But all other things being equal, you might want to look for another place."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Almost every single person was so nice about our visit and two late members of the party. Had the most wonderful chef, Mom. However we will not be returning because one of the older hostesses was truly a rude person. She seemed pretty awful to work with and she was angry and showing it about our two late members. She wouldn't let us sit down, so we sat at the lounge and a nicer hostess moved the reservation back. We were allowed by another employee to finally sit down within five minutes of the late party's arrival and the older hostess threw a very obvious fit. It was my fiance's birthday and I never want her or anyone to have to deal with such an impatient and disrespectful person. Really sucks that one person spoiled the experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "As always good food and good service at this Benihana. Can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "In my last review of Benihana, I wondered if the chef makes the difference in your experience and I know now that it does. Tony was our chef this time and, although I ordered the same thing I always do, it was better this time than any prior occasion. Everyone in my party agreed. If you go... request Tony!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. Food was good - great atmosphere. Friendly service"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I came here to celebrate my birthday. They give you a coupon for a free entre up to 30$. The portioning was great but I feel they were a little overpriced. They sing you happy birthday and the hibachi chefs are super nice."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food is fresh and prepared in front of you. The chefs concentrate on a quality prepared meal more than a bunch of Table tricks. The shrimp sauce and fried rice is unmatched. Our family craves this place at least once a month. Chef Nick, Chef Tam and Chef Tony are the best. You will probably end up taking food home because portions are good and entrees come with soup salad ice cream and tea. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "On 05/29/14, I went for my birthday. The food was delicious and the interior and exterior are well maintained. Our server was very disrespectful to my wife and I. She was very, very aggressive, pushy, too much attitude because I wouldn't rush through ordering my food, would walk away from me whenever I would speak to her, snatched things off me and my wife, and at one point yelled at me for something that was her fault. When I told the manager about this, he told me one thing and did another. After persistence, he called me a liar, but since I was a customer, he was doing this for me. He asked one couple, his friends, and not the couple who witnessed everything that happen since they sat right next to us. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A wonderful experience! Great spot, wonderfully delicious food, and excellent service! I very much enjoyed myself!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We were 15 minutes early and waited less than a minute to be seated. We were eating within 5 minutes. Good food, friendly waitstaff."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have been coming here for over 20 years. It really became better when changed to Benihana. The quality of food, service, chef show, is always something we look forward to. We especially enjoy Marty @ the bar. He brings a unique outgoing excitement that really pulls you in! All in all, we love Benihana!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughters birthday and it was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Our family had a great time celebrating our two children's birthdays. My son loved watching our Chef David cook in front of us. He really liked the marble soda as well! My husband and I shared the chef special and it was delicious. My daughter enjoyed having the staff sing Happy Birthday to her and her brother. For us this is one of favorite special occasion restaurants. We are never disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was adequate, but the rice was ala carte and not included in the cost of the dinner!?!? The atmosphere was bad. The whole restaurant was smokey due to bad ventalation. Lighting was too bright. Overall, the restaurant looked old, dirty and dated. The bight spot was the entertaining chef. Pass in this Habachi. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Once again the food was delicious and the quality is obviously there. Tito was our chef. He was so friendly and welcoming to out two children. Our two little ones talked about him for days. Thanks for making a memorable family dinner."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We decided on a whim to go to Benihana with our 2 year old son. We were so happy we did! He enjoyed the milk, chicken and fried rice as well as the rainbow sherbet ice cream (in fact, he talked about it the next day!) The chef was great with our son. He was attentive to the fact that the utensil sounds were not his favorite trick and that he seemed a little sensitive to it. So he toned down the sounds and the "show" was still very entertaining. Our son really enjoyed the STEAM! The others at the table didn't seem to mind and enjoyed seeing our son's reaction to everything (especially the ice cream). We've always enjoyed Benihana, but this is an experience we will never forget. We are so happy for the great food and fun time as a family!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have been eating here for a long time. We celebrate birthdays anniversarys and important days. This past Friday was another birthday celebrated. Our grandchildren were with us and they had a great time. Remington was our chef and he was terrific with them. He also did a great job with our dinners. The waitress was also superb. Thank you for another great night at Benihana."
    Dined on 4/18/2014