Benihana - Plano
Benihana - Plano

Benihana - Plano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/plano-tx
  • Phone: 4694672242
  • 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: 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 June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)good for groups (73)kid-friendly (49)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (17)hot spot (15)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (8)great for brunch (5)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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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
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    • 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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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    special occasion
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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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    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
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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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & Delicious
    YasFood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant was very nice, this was my first time at a place like this and it made a fantastic first impression. The service was fantastic, every staff member was very candid and happy to greet my party and help us out. The food was superb, everything is cooked right in front of you so you get to see everything that goes into your food while being entertained at the same time. I would highly recommend and will be coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service = A+
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I never realized how vital a good table is at Benihana's until tonight, but was seated, unfortunately, with a really boring group. Thank God the food and service were flawless. Boring or not, when the manager came to the table and asked how everything went, everyone agreed that it was a wonderful meal!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    RegularPerson
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • /.
    SG4145
    Dined on 8/17/2014
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    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 CHEERS FOR CHEF SANCHEZ
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dave
    bikerdave
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Event
    Jack
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my experience
    1stdiner
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, as always
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration??
    Benihano
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Night Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to celebrate
    FoodMotivated
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef
    MagicVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Chef was not very exciting. He dropped utensils. He did not interact with the guests.
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  • superior to all other Hibachi
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best chef/server yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet