Benihana - Plano
Benihana - Plano

Benihana - Plano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/plano-tx
  • Phone: (469) 467-2242
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bishop
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Benihana - Plano
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Benihana - Plano reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)good for groups (78)kid-friendly (52)fit for foodies (17)hot spot (16)great for lunch (13)romantic (11)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (7)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Birthdays at Benihana's
    TexasMom
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We had a wonderful time at Benihana's celebrating my birthday. The food was great and we enjoyed being together as a family. Always look forward to a Benihana's dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience!!
    chanjohn01
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I absolutely LOVE Benihana!! the food and staff are always wonderful! Also, I enjoy always being seated at the head of the table because of using Open Table to make reservations! Would definitely recommend for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, GREAT service.
    dc0916
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was great, and our waiter was on target - she came to see us at the right times, was very attentive to our kids, and otherwise just made our experience a very pleasant one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Always a great place to enjoy a nice dinner when you want to visit with the adults in your party as well as keep the kiddos entertained. The food was good and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MereVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We went for the birthday party of a 7 and 9 year old and both loved!! The food is great and it's fun for all ages...not just kids!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and fun
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything was perfect! Manager Valentin came by to welcome me; service was excellent; and Chef Sanchez prepared the meal! What more could I ask?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Benihana
    MattVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Over the past year, my wife and I have dined at this location at least 60 times. They don't know who we are even though we used to go about once a week. The service lately has been very poor. Even with a reservation, we still wait about 20 minutes after the reservation time. By the time the chef comes to the table, we are just getting our soup and salad. The staff focuses so much on the birthday groups, they pretty much ignore the other tables. On 11/7/14, we didn't see a chef for almost 45 min after we got sat, our server was so focused on other tables that I waited 30 min for a glass of water. The service has been very disappointing as of late and they may not get our business anymore. The bar staff however is amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group lunch
    unknown
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We went for a group lunch. The hibachi tables are great for large groups - had fun watching the meal be prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spooky quiet on Halloween night
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    If you don't come to Benihana's because of the noise and high energy, come on Halloween night. The restaurant was so empty, I thought it might be haunted! ;)
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Restaurant is great for groups, couples and very kid-friendly. I enjoyed watching our chef prepare our meals while making it entertaining. Our server was very quick and got our order correct.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time...
    myothernanny
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The only thing I can say is be prepared to wait...other than the time it took us to actually eat, everything else was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Birthday
    plnodnr
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had a great birthday dining experience with our eight-year old daughter. Definitely fun for all ages. We love the Benihana Delight - the chicken and shrimp are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It could be better
    Beet
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I didn't like having to wait for everyone to arrive in order to get a table even thought we told the hostesses that our party was there but looking for parking which was very hard to find. Our chef was wonderful and funny but the hostess name SO was rude and she didn't give me my change. I guess she assumed it was a tip but that's my decision to make. She also didn't offer us our tea. We had to ask for it after we had paid our bill. This is my third time here and this time I was disappointed with the server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    exploringdinner
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loved the atmosphere of having our meal prepared right there in front of us. Chef was fun and entertaining, and the food was amazing. As this was my first time, I was not aware that we would be sharing a table with other dining groups. It was pleasant to chat with new acquaintances, but not the private, romantic dinner I was expecting. (This was not a problem except I did feel crowded with not much table space and not much elbow room between chairs either.) Parking was a long hike unless you want to pay for valet. All in all, a wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    Marcus
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food was great staff was nice and friendly will come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Accommodating and Kid Friendly
    HungryMama
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was our first visit and it was my daughter's 19th birthday. Our family does not eat beef or pork and we were concerned how that would work with other people seated at our table. I called ahead and they said it was fine, they would just cook our food first. I made sure and told the hostess and the waiter, just to make sure! The chef was fun, he did what I guess is "the usual" stuff. I saw some other chefs with different props to engage the kids...ours didn't do all that. We had a couple of mess ups on our food, but it wasn't that big of a deal. I didn't want mushrooms, but got them anyway. My husband wanted shrimp, but got chicken (may have been my mistake in ordering). It was something to do once, not sure if I'd go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun as always!
    Scott
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Can't beat the food and atmosphere at Benihana's. Always an enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Benihana chef's are known for their artistry and performing tricks while preparing the food. Unfortunately, our chef seemed like he was a total novice and kept dropping his utensils trying to prepare the food. It was pretty disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef Sanchez = the best!
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have learned to request Chef Sanchez when I dine at Benihana - Plano, and he never disappoints. He is a magician with that grill, let me tell you! I have yet to see a guest at one of his tables leave disappointed. Such was the case last night: Chef Sanchez prepared my table's food and the entire table was applauding him at the end. Well done in hiring (and keeping) Chef Sanchez!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Et22
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    When you have a birthday party or some young kids it's always a great place to go. Entertaining with the professional chefs they have.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for 3 - 4 couples to dine
    CircleC
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Benihana is a wonderful place to sit and visit with friends while also being able to share food and try new things. The seating arrangement is perfect for 3 - 4 couples. The chef is interactive and all in all it is a really nice dining atmosphere. We were able to talk and never felt rushed to move on to free up the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so great
    BeLinda
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The service was good. It was a clean and nice atmosphere. The chef was good and entertaining. Shrimp and chicken were BAD...the shrimp was SO tough and dry and the chicken had a good flavor but was also very dry. Won't be back at that price for bad food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Guillermo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food and service,specially from the chefs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond disappointed
    UsedtolikeBenihana
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I am beyond disappointed. After making the reservation for 8:45pm for Friday, we were right on time. The front desk informed us that there will be a slight delay as they clear the tables. fair enough. We got the beeper - and waited. At 9:05pm, I went back to check on the status. And then I was given a dose on what pathetic service is all about. Both the front desk ladies told me - rudely - that they cannot do anything and will Not give me any time by when to expect the table. I told them about my 2 yound kids who were tired - and I was told that 'We cannot throw people out of the tables'. I went back after 5 mnts, spoke to the manager, who then tried to placate me with 'compensation' which I did not want Or accept. So much for Benihana.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My review
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food and artristy of the chef was excellent! I hadn't been to Benihana in 14 years. You are seated alittle too close to other people you don't know and I felt cramped. There was not a lot of room on the table for your food/drinks. It was hard to enjoy the meal, but still a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE AT FIRST TRY
    Keke
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was my first time going and I loved it! It was definitely out of my comfort zone at first because I'm a picky eater, but each 'portion' of food got better and better. I'm in love and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    Deedle
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Enjoyed lunch at Benihana with co-workers and friends. Sergio- our cook- was great! He kept us laughing and of course the food was delish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sassy
    Sassy
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything was great. Food was awesome as always and the atmosphere was wonderful. We will continue to come back on special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    MadMex
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great place for a Birthday party. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • better than ever
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Once again, Chef Sanchez gave the table a wonderful meal, the service was impeccable, and the manager, Valentín, came to our table several times to ensure we were happy. Suffice it to say, we were!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Incredible for birthday's and special occassions. The food was prepared perfectly and the chef put on a show. I would highly recommend Bennihana's in the future
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, a bit pricey
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is great...but really, you're paying for the entertainment. There were 5 adults and two kids in our party and we were all equally entertained.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good to be home
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Whenever I dine at Benihana's in Plano, I think to myself, "it's good to be home!" This is how the staff treats you - every single time! The food was delicious, thanks to Chef Sanchez; the service was great; and the people with whom I shared the table were all class acts. Simply put, an A+!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasantly pleased
    lateluncher
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    In looking for a place for a late lunch on our anniversary we decided we would try Benihana's. Never been before and had no idea what to expect. We were truly impressed with the quick service, the show the chef performed, and the food was top-notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent experience
    txdoc
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I had a wonderful time! The chef was awesome! he was funny and very skilled. We will be returning soon. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A place to be
    Splendid
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place is a place to enjoy a meal with a special friend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DFW new arrival
    Luv2cater
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I always choose this restaurant for relaxed special occasions. You definitely get your money's worth in food and service. I love hibachi style cooking. I definitely prefer the salmon with the tarter over the salmon with the mango salsa. The veggie sushi was a hit, as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs improvement
    plnodnr
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were really disappointed on this visit. Our service was terrible. We had to ask three times for a kids menu for our seven-year-old daughter. Soup and salad dishes were left on our table through the entree. Our server was lazy. For the price we paid, our service should have been excellent. We go to this location often and were definitely shocked at the lack of service on this visit. We will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Jim1969VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We really enjoyed everything about our experience & we always do!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    Bloss
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great experience. Some reviews out there are not that great. We found it to be the opposite. Everything was more than we expected. Clean, great food, excellent service, and they sat us at out reservation time. Would return!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.