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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
Prepare for a dining experience unlike any other. Watch as your personal chef performs the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Listen as razor-sharp blades slice through tender steak and juicy chicken. Take in the aroma of sizzling shrimp, lobster and savory vegetables.


Or try our sushi appetizers, all prepared fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.

Located on the North side of the Shops at Legacy across from the fountain.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was great as usual, the staff at the table, both chef and waiter, were excellent. We went to the bar while waiting to be seated and the bartender was snarky with us, which i didn't appreciate. We also had to wait for too long once we were seated to actually get the chef to our table to begin feeding us."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Consistently great food, fun atmosphere, no need to wait for a celebration (one couple at our table were "celebrating Thursday"). Even with the fried rice upgrade (don't skip it!) the entire entree plus sherbert dessert is a low calorie fiesta. Great for your diet!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "When you go to Benihana with less than a full table you get mixed in with others and this time it was not so good. We were three and it was my daughters first time. There was a 20-something birthday threesome and a couple. We were there to be entertained - which is why you go to Benihana - right??? The others at our table were just not watching the chef and could just as easily have gone to Burger King. It seemed to put the chef off and the entertainment was well below par. So while the food is good and if you are lucky, the entertainment is great....it goes much better if you fill the table!!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Chef was wonderful. Very entertaining, but the food was sub par. Teriyaki chicken chewy and tasteless. Spicy chicken just chewy chicken smothered in chili sauce. Steak fatty. Been to this location before, disappointed this time. Waited 30 minutes for a table even with a reservation on a Thursday night."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Had wonderful dinner tonight and a wonderful birthday dinner (for 10 people) last week. There's not one thing I could complain about for either outing. Thank you, Benihana - Plano, for "doing it right" and doing it right consistently!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
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    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Only issue I had was that my party had to wait to be seated, even with a reservation. We were also waiting at our table for over an hour before the cook came. I think they were expectantly busy. The manager took care of us as an apology. Really appreciated! Very courteous and friendly staff."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My son and I always visit this place and it never disappoints. Great food and great experience!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I went to Benihana's for my birthday dinner. The food was fantastic (always is) and it is fun to watch them cook it in front of you."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I was very pleased with this option for a birthday dinner. The service was outstanding, it was a very neat experience for my 5 year old as well! The food was delicious and very fulfilling! I will be back very soon!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Had a nice lunch, but missed my favorite chef (Sanchez). However, was treated like a king, which is the normal for this location of Benihana's, and the food was still good, if a little over-cooked. Until next time."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate my son's 9th birthday...the staff was nice. . We were waited on in a timely manner. Staff was good. Overall the food was good.. just not great. I guess I just expect a 200 dollar dinner to be awesome. It was very bland. I expected more show, our cook was ok.. my 9 dollar cocktail was tiny and watered down.. But the absolute weirdest thing was that I got a bag for my child's leftovers and when I got in better light and saw the bag I was in shock... on the bottom of it someone had written in black marker some VERY profain words that my children should never have seen. You would think the waitress would have noticed. But also for the money you would expect more professional employees. I have saved it to show them"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I thought a part of the dining experience was the tricks the chef's do as he or she prepares the food.Our chef did nothing and it was the first time I had taken my mother there. If I would have known that was not going to be a part of the dining experience I would have taken my mom to the one in Las Colinas, TX. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I have been @ this Benihana many times - great experience all around ! highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After reading reviews I wasn't excited about going. If you've seen the show it's the same everywhere. Sat with the most boring people, worst most uncomfortable chairs and crammed so close together. The restaurant doesn't have the reg table side. Overall odd layout. If you want to be close to everyone it's perfect. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The meat was not seasoned well. They left out the salt and pepper and anything else that flavors the meat. I was disappointed. I watched other cooks after out food was served add the seasonings to their chicken, beef and shrimp. The friend rice was amazing!!!! The alad and soup were also good. We were also seated before a few more couples and they got served and cooked before us.So needless to say not such a mothers day treat for us. When the manager came by I addressed the situation and he was very understanding but it was my fault I should have said something as soon as the food came out. The cook did do well in his entertainment and the kids were laughing just wish the food had a better flavor.also the bar tenders were very nice."
    Dined on 5/11/2014