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Benihana - Plano
Benihana - Plano

Benihana - Plano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/plano-tx
  • Phone: (469) 467-2242
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 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, 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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Diner Reviews
  • "You can always count on Benihana to provide a good meal in a lighthearted atmosphere, totally unpretentious. It’s not the hip and happening scene but great for the family, date night or groups of up to eight. The filet and lobster was especially good on this visit. That garlic butter makes everything sooooo good."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
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    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I have to hand it to Chef Sanchez! He's always been my favorite chef at Benihana's Plano, but last night, the entire table (once again) burst in to applause when he was finished. As he was preparing the steaks, I noticed that he treats the meat like it is his craft; like an artist. Other chefs treat it like it's meat. Therein lies the difference. The other people dining at my table (none of whom I had met before) all agreed that they would be requesting him the next time they dine at Benihana's Plano. 3 cheers, indeed."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is the place I always wants to come for my birthday. I feel like royalty when there. The food was excellent. Our server was very attentive - my drink was never more than half empty before she would have it refilled. Though there were many other full tables in the place, it still felt like we were the only table. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "As always The performance if as good as the food. It is a great change fo pace and a great place to celebrate an occasion"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "1sr time here and I made a reservation for 7:45 didn't get seated till 8:07. A little long of a wait for making reservations but the food was good and the chef was great."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "While I didn't see any of the management staff during this visit, everything else was as perfect as always. Hostesses were friendly and attentive the minute I walked in. Server was perfect! Chef Sanchez pleased the table so completely that all burst in to applause when he exited. This is the best Benihana's in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. No question!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. While we were on-time, there wasn't a table for us. We had to wait about 20 minutes. Once we got sat, we were sat with a table of two adults and 3 young kids. The interior of the restaurant is unlike any Benihana we've been too - there are no room dividers and bright white light. It was a strange combination. Kind of like I-HOP. The baby at our table cried for a good amount of time, as well as the kids got restless - it was 915 or something by the time we were sat. A first server came to take our order. She took ours down wrong, and well, I got steak. I don't eat steak. There was another chef, then a third server who was not too concerned about the mistake. They sort of giggled about the mistake"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I arrived late for my 8 pm reservation, and had to wait a bit. The hostess was pleasant and smiling, she had a pleasant attitude. the wait staff was professional, courteous and pleasant as well. The food was fresh, cooked as desired. My overall experience was Pleasant and fulfilling, as expected. I shall recommend this restaurant and shall return to dine. Ruben Diaz"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had our own table for a group of 8. We laughed, had great conversation, and enjoyed excellent food. Our table chef was extremely personable and very funny."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Chef was not very exciting. He dropped utensils. He did not interact with the guests."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "As a regular diner at Benihana - Plano, this had to be one of my favorite experiences! I shared a table with the nicest people from Dennison and Rowlett, and we had Chef Sanchez, THE BEST, as our chef. Service was excellent, and manager Valentin came to the table to personally greet everyone. Fabulous dinner!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Now we've been to all three Dallas-area Benihanas. This chef (named OH NO :-) ?) was an excellent performer, exhibiting several seemingly difficult maneuvers, more complex than others we've watched, and without ever missing a beat. Front and back catches of spinning eggs, reversing hand somersaults of full food dishes - this guy was accomplished! Played well to two young boys, keeping us all laughing. And the food was so tasty, too."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This is one of my husband and my favorite restaurants, especially with the birthday coupon from being members of the Chef's Table."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I have been frequenting Benihana since 1970!!!! My first visit was at your restaurant on La Cieanega Blvd in Beverly Hills/Hollywood and that first impression is still embedded in me. Things however have changed in the last 40+ years while you celebrating your 50th successful years. I understand as a professional business individual that prices do go up regardless of the economy, inflation, depression and to survive in any business specially the restaurant you have to pass on these increases to your customers and at the same time maintain the same quality that made you successful. Benihana is the best Teppanyaki Restaurant and have earned this honor with a captive audience with a great success. Quality needs improvement."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I had a reservation for 6:30pm. We arrived at 6:15pm and the host told us we would be seated closer to 6:30pm. No Problem. Well 6:40pm rolled around and still nothing at 6:50pm I went up to the host and asked and she said it would be 5 minutes. Final at 7:05pm our number was buzzed. We were seated and It took another 10min for someome to come and take our drink order. We looked around and noticed that the table that was seated 45min ahead of us didn't even have there food or chef yet. We got our things and walked out. This place has horrible service. What is the point to having a reservation if ou are not seated on time. I would recommend Kobe Steak instead. Kobe Steak is more expensive but the service is amazing!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I must compliment manager Valentin for always making me feel so special and so welcome! Chef Gustavo did an excellent job! Entire table was happy with meal. Only problem was that waitress forgot to turn in my two orders of fried rice, so half of the food was cooked before they could make my rice. Not good. Other than that, it was a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We arrived early before the restaurant begin to fill with patrons so it relatively quiet. The food is always well prepared and the menu has a good range of selections."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal! It was as entertaining as it was tasty!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time at Benihana! We had a reservation and were seated right away. Awesome service--very good with my 2 daughters. The food was delicious and of course the atmosphere was fun! Great night."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Benihana is a fun place to celebrate special occasions. Great food always great service and always a great a time"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Everything was good except the waitstaff is very disorganized and with poor memory. By the end of the meal they forget if you were celebrating something, even though they ask you about a hundred times and then they rush you out. The poor service tarnishes the whole experience. Never going back there again."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "When Benihana's was the only game in town, it was a real treat and the expense was justified. Today, other options are available and at more reasonable price. Benihana's remains a favorite of my crew, but the differences between what is offered elsewhere is minimal and the prices are more economical."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the show was amazing, as always. But we were seated at a table and then had to wait about 45 minutes before the chef came to our table to begin cooking our meal. I understand having a busy night, but they need to staff enough people in order to accommodate that so there aren't multiple table waiting that long. Other then that, great experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Sat with six total strangers tonight, but at the end of the meal, we were all in agreement: Chef Sanchez did a marvelous job - in every aspect of the meal - and we wanted management to know about it! Some even suggested he be given a raise! I'll second that."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I visited several Benihanas around the US. In fact, I went to this location more than 10 times. Well, this time the experience was pretty bad. The Chef (his name is: Oh No - run away if you see him) started the service making bad jokes, adult jokes and insulting my kid and making comments with sexual comments about my mother in law, my wife and a lady seated with us (we were a party of 5, shared the table with a party of 2). The situation got to a point that I was going to call the Manager, but we rather prefer end our food and run away from there. In addition to the "stupidity" of the guy, he overcooked some of the dishes, in particular a tuna (35$ plate)."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had been to Benihana's in several states and this one disappointed us a little on the food. It didn't have the flavor of the other locations. Service was great and we had a great time just bland food. We will continue to visit Benihana's and will try this one again. Maybe it was an off night"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Because I dine here at least once a week, I am well-acquainted with the staff. Tonight's service was excellent, as usual, and I applaud both the bartender, the manager, and the server. However, a new chef (new to the Plano location) came to our table. Since I have already spoken with the manager, all I will say is that the experience was awful. He tried to be funny, (which was usually at the expense of one of the patrons), and allowed the food to over-cook as he was waiting for the table to burst in to laughter, which we never did. Very upsetting. Management was very kind and responsive! I love this restaurant and will definitely return, but if I see this chef approach my table again, I will simply leave."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I've eaten at multiple Benihana's. Food is always pretty decent, but this experience seemed a little more haphazard than the others. The wait staff was very helpful but seemed to be burdened with too many tables, as a result, it was sometimes tough to get their attention (other than when our sake ran out when they miraculously always appeared to sell us another). The food was good but below what I usually get at Benihana... maybe it was just a busy night and everyone was too harried. Pacing of the meal was definitely off... we didn't get the appetizers for a while and then all of a sudden we had soup, appetizer (sushi), and the first course almost simultaneously. Worst was the front desk staff - clueless and not very helpful."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This place is fun to enjoy. The entertainment is nice if you don't really want to have to talk much during dinner. They are a little stingy on wanting to sit 6 or 7 to a single table. They tried to cram us in, but we just told them we were not going to do that and they didn't seem to mind after that."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Any time you can have Chef Sanchez prepare your food at Benihana - Plano, you are in for a perfect meal. Manager Valentin treated me like I was royalty, and that is his usual level of customer service. Many thanks to everyone at this wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food was ok. Asked for medium rare and got medium well. Had a reservation and watched others without get seated first. When pointed out to hostess, she got mad at the manager and said "I told you that you would confuse me". But we still didn't get seated. Took 30 minutes to get the bill."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great place for special occasions but expensive. Had a great chef who made dinner fun and entertaining."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went out of town for a week and couldn't wait to return to my favorite Plano restaurant! Had Chef Mateo this evening and was wonderful, as always. A special thank you to manager, Valentín, for always making me feel so special - even when I am only a party of one."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I keep coming back, not only for the yummy food, but also for the great friendly service they provide!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "They family had a wonderful time, the food was delicious and the service was awesome. Planning to go back"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We took our daughter out for a special occasion and we enjoyed the food,,the service amd the parking was a breeze! We enyoyed ourselves amd wiil definitely tell our friends and hopefully go back as well,"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We brought out of town family to this location for their first experience with Benihana. It was a surprising and fun evening for them. The chef's show and energy was very engaging and, as usual, the food was wonderfully delicious. They will talk about it for a long time to come."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "A very special restaurant for a very special occasion our wedding anniversary. We will definitely return for more fun and food. There are so many other dishes that we want to try."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I am so accustomed to requesting the same chef, it is somewhat disturbing when I eat at Benihana in Plano and my chef is not working that day. This is what happened last night, but I must applaud Chef Juan Carlos for doing a superb job. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was fun, and the entire table applauded his skill and effort at the end of the meal. Who could ask for more?"
    Dined on 6/8/2014