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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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well as your taste buds. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice and dice through mouth-watering steak and tender chicken. Take in the aroma as savory vegetables, shrimp and lobster sizzle before your eyes.

Or visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and temaki sushi, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our hibachi chef Tito made our dining experience wonderful."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was plentiful and excellent. Always go there for my birthday."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "This is by far my favorite restaurant. The Tuna is amazing. I always want to try something different but when I show up, I get the same thing. And I'm never disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Pros: The is a great restaurant. My son and I went to celebrate our birthdays (we are born a day apart). We enjoyed the chef's humor during the preparation of our food. The food was delicious. I had the Hibachi Shrimp and my son had the Hibachi Steak. It was plentiful and palatable. The chairs are a little too close together. I felt like I was on top of the person beside me. It's not meant for people who like 'elbow' room when they're eating. Our waitress was attentive up until we started eating our food. Then, she kind of forgot that we had drinks too..."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I ate at benihana for the first time and was really impressed It was awesome. I don't like shrimp and I even ate them here because they had such a good flavor. Everything was awesome defiantly would come back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Seating 8 larger adults at one table is not the best. We had no room to put legs under table etc. People seated with us spread out and made our meal difficult. Pricey too...other places similar have the same meals for a considerable about less... Our sushi wasn't the best tasting either."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I did not enjoy my experience at Benihana this time. The food preparer was very entertaining, but our waitress was very unfriendly. Not once did she smile. She was not very clear on taking our order and we ended up with, and paid for an item we did not order. Even the bottle of beer we had tasted bad as if was old or something. Our bill was extremely high for the food we had received."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We celebrated a family birthday and had a great dinner and an enjoyable night out as always at Benihana"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I am a repeat customer, and I always have a great experience when I go to Benihana. I take my family, co-workers, and business clients to this location all of the time."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Overall we had a good experience. The one thing that upset me was that my son, who sat across the table from me, did not get his bowl of rice. With so much going on at the table, I did not see this happen. My son eat vegetables and his chicken. Of course he us to shy to say anything at the time. Also, making the salad or soup more kid friendly would make more families want to share this experience. Cooking at the table is a great thing for kids, but offer ranch or Italian dressing for salad. Or a bowl of goldfish crackers, grapes, something kids enjoy eating other than the traditional salad dressing."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our first time at your restaurant."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Tasty food-amazing preparation. Dinner and a "show"!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great place for kids and the food was fantastic. Quality can depend on the abilities of the chef but most are skilled in preparation and execution."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Was our first time there. Everything was outstanding. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food and hostess were both great. You get a good amount of food for the price plus dessert which went great since it was a birthday dinner so of course we had cake. What I feel could improve was the timing of our drinks. I understand that we are not the only ones there but if I order my drinks first I should not be getting them when the chef is ready to cook. Also we had a reservation at 5pm but waited for a half an hr to be seated now there were 2 people over the reservation so the host gave us 2 tables even though he told me I was told there weren't 2 available. The last thing I would make a suggestion about is the fact that everyone at my table was given cold tea which should have been hot but besides that we enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It would be great if there was a way to reduce the noise level. Maybe by enclosing the tables in noise dampening walls, or some other method of reducing the noise level. It is very difficult to hear the waiter, the cook and each other."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I emailed the company after we went. .we had reservations at 6pm on February 25 for 11 people. .The server wasn't too bad but it seemed she had to many tables. .The chef was so disappointing..It was the first time my 9 year old went to a hibachi restaurant we took him there for his 9 th birthday. .We expected a chef to do more entertaining like the other ones we saw while waiting. .it was very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I recently went to Benihana's for my 26th birthday. I've been to hibachi grills all over the city and everyone says this is the best. This is true! The food was perfect, and they have the best fried rice ever! I brought a cake and they served it to everyone. This place might be slightly more pricey than others, but you can tell they just want you to enjoy the experience. At most places the chef keeps a tip jar on his cart, but they don't do that here. I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014