Benihana - Schaumburg
Benihana - Schaumburg

Benihana - Schaumburg

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/schaumburg-il-sc
  • Phone: 8479958201x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 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, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ask about Private Event Dining

    Book your next event for up to 35 guests in our private dining room. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings and large birthday celebrations. Subject to availability. For more information, please call the restaurant and ask for the manager.
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for Manager x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: National Park Way
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Schaumburg
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 WinnerJapanese
Benihana - Schaumburg reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (61)special occasion (61)kid-friendly (39)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (17)romantic (16)hot spot (8)great for brunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    mamabird
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a late night reservation since we had went to a concert before. It was freezing cold inside and there were only a handful of other people in the restaurant due to it being so late. However, food was great and our griller was entertaining. Was just a little too quiet for our taste.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday fun for grandparents.
    MomOfThree
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed dinner very much, kids and adults all had fun, our chef was Spanish speaking and that was a nice surprise as we are all bilingual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good... competition's better
    HibachiLover67
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Normally, we go to Kobe or Kyoto or Tokyo Steakhouse in Bartlett (our favorite). All 3 of the other places give you MORE food (mainly veggies), and include dessert. Tokyo Steakhouse gives you 3x the veggies including carrots, broccoli, onions AND zucchini...Benihana only serves the zucchini and onions. Also, Tokyo Steakhouse serves fried noodles in addition to the normal huge portion of delicious fried rice. At Benihana, I was expecting the little dish of ice cream offered to be part of the $25.00 meal, but it is an extra charge of $3.75, but it is included at Kobe, Kyoto and Tokyo Steakhouse. Since the prices at all 4 places are essentially the same, Benihana really needs to keep up to pace with it's competitors...quantity matters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    jsol
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was my girlfriend's birthday.and it was a great experience for our group..I would consider a dinner for proposing to my girlfriend...great place thank you.oh and juan was an amazing cook..great job JUAN THE COOK..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crusso
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Awesome food & service. Great portion sizes for those looking for a lot or a little. Good selections for healthy eaters. Look forward to going here every week.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of food...
    mjmgsssp
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Almost too much by the time you get your soup, salad, appetizer, and finally get to the entree (all for one price). However, the chefs put on an entertaining, but repetitive show (if you watch what happens at an adjacent table, there won't be any surprises when the chef arrives to prepare your meal).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yuck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Awful. We'll never go back. Food (especially the shrimp) was over cooked, not flavorful and over priced. They charged us extra for sauces and never told us until the bill arrived. We should have gone to Wildfire.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a blast
    tofo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was great, people were great. Brought our 2 year old and were able to have a fairly stress-free dining experience. Would recommend to anyone looking for a little entertainment with their dinner and of course, fantastic food. Everything from the dressing on the salad to the soup to the steak was great. Don't know how culturally accurate the place is abut the food tastes fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Predictably good experience. Same tricks by the chef but always enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Factory, cramped, expensive
    RichardS
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Felt like I was asked to eat on metro train during rush hour. I had a reservation days in advance for my wife's birthday. One other group already at the table when I was seated with my family of 3 total. Wife and daughter were placed at end of the table and I was on the "long side". There was no real room for me so I had to share my limited space with that of my daughter. I was horribly uncomfortable the whole time but did not want to ruin my wife's birthday with a scene at the moment. Group before us had taken the long side all but a half a chair's worth. I had to reach over the man next to me to get to my food which made things worse. Horrible experience for a meal over $100 with no alcohol. More than disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food-decent price
    Tsarangy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Benihana is that restaurant that you just have to try to say you've been there. The food is good and the chefs are engaging. The wait staff was attentive. I would recommend it to others but there are also better habachi shows at other restaurants. Benihana is a staple in habachi meals though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    HeyJudeVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A group of us went here for lunch and ordered off the lunch Hibachi menu. The chef for our table I show was Fernando and he cooked the food perfectly. He was also very pleasant and we engagaed him in some simple conversation which added to our positive impression of the place. Good portions. We also ordered just a little sushi off their main menu. Everyone was very attentive there. The menu is all in one little "booklet" and it was a little difficult to find the correct menu from which to order at a given time of day and for a given style. They were very accommodating for wheelchair and electric scooter
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dining at Benihana was just how I remember it- and in a good way. The food was good, the show was fun, and everyone had a great time. They are currently celebrating their 50th anniversary, so every party gets a photo of their group to take home...a nice touch, and now we have a cute souvenir of my daughter's eleventh birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!!!
    Mule
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Always a favorite!! Great fresh prepared in front of you food, fun entertainment, kids love it, will come back!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    ajgfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Last time we were here was 10 years ago.We had a great time, great food, chef was outstanding as we watched him prepare our meal. Thisd woul dbe a good night out for a group on people. We will not wait 10 yrs to go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and consistant
    Lwow
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We love eating here. It's a little expensive and always a show, whether you want one or not, but the food is ALWAYS VERY GOOD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    JoeX
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Friendly service from the moment you enter till the moment you leave. Food is excellent and great atmosphere to celebrate any occasion with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrifiic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had not eaten here for quite sometime and were pleasantly surprised but the quality of the food and service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner Bust
    NoSoHappyAnniversary
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have been here before & it was ok. W/ our reservation we still waited 20 mins. After drinks & orders had been taken our chef came out and started to review the orders, 1st problem-he couldn't read the ticket. Lets just say he went back into the kitchen 4 times! There wasn't enough shrimp for the appitizers, 2 of the steaks and mushrooms were missing, the Lobster was missing and something else (?). My scallops were undercooked, pinkish/blue is not done. My daughter's steak had to be recooked-it was raw. There was no entertainment the "chef" was to distracted by the omissions and errors that there was no room for service. Last they brought ice cream to celebrate our anniversary and gave it to the party seated with us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chefs
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The reason I came to this Restaraunt was because I had a joyous event to celebrate. I brought my friend's two grandchildren as I was not much older when I first ate at Benihanas in Half Day. I was so impresses with the antics of the chef. S This experience was just as exceptional. Our chef was a delight. That was the only reason I chose to come. The food was as expected - very good. The service was very good. I appreciated being able to make on-line reservations with a place to leave a note. I mentioned the girls had never been to a Benihanas and hoped the chef would make it memorable for them. That is what happened. They will talk about this for some time to come Thank you
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites in Schaumburg
    Foodielover
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Whenever my family wants to go for a special dinner out, we always think of Benihana's first. The staff is so wonderfully friendly and the kids love the entertainment of the chef right at our table. My husband and I always know the food will be first rate and I love their Mhai Thais. There is literally something for everyone when we eat at Benihana!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a crowd pleaser!
    kroxs
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My daughter picked Benihana's for her birthday dinner. We were not disappointed! The food was fresh, the grill was clean...and our server Tom was quite funny and skilled with a knife. Sometimes you can leave these places that cook inn front of you smelly like a hibachi grill and onions...we did not! Meaning the ventilation was good! They even took a picture of our family and printed it for us to take home. Overall, we got just what we came for...a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great group spot
    Laurie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    And they make birthdays fun With some extra entertainment from chef and a special desert and picture
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a pain
    Chitownfoodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We say with a lovely group of women and a lovely chef who was fun and joking with our group but that doesn't account for the feeling of being rushed all evening, the servers being extremely rude, or the attitude of the manager who over charged me for my drinks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 208 reviews are from the Benihana - Schaumburg reviews archive.
  • Fun place to eat
    lov2dine
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Our group goes here to celebrate birthdays and has a great time interacting with the chefs. The food is cooked to order and everyone from management down to the hostess is always willing to help.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual business setting
    Deluxe
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great for a casual business meeting. Enough background noise to cloak discussions, but not enough to make conversation difficult
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I took our son and my in laws to dinner to celebrate our son's birthday and have a belated Mother's Day. Our chef Juan was entertaining and a great chef!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Birthdays
    cbsplace
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was great. Our cook was okay, But would have really liked to have a Japanese cook. Vegetable portions small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Had a great time and will be back thanks for great service great food and great hospitality and will recommend everyone I know to come there and experience such a delightful place and awesome food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hibachi original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Excelent hibachi experience. Great for first timers or repeat customers. delicious food at reasonable prices when you consider the show provided by your chef.great place to bring the kids along.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Business dinner
    bizdiner2
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Had not been to Benihana in years and felt it would be a fun change to the norm. Overall was not disappointed. Food was good and it creates a fun,lively atmosphere. Will be back soon with the family
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointing Expeirence
    notrecommended
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was our family's first time visiting this location. It was loud, hardly could understand our waiter, there is a charge for everything. For how expensive this place was I believe giving me a few more onions was not neccessary to charge. The portion sizes were not worth the money, our meals lacked flavor and depth. I have been to several japanese restaraunts which top this place by far. Not a good b.day surprise for my cousin who was from out of town. The only positive was the reservation made overnight was seamless!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This place was great the people are friendly and quick. At the beginning they ask if we were there for a special occasion and after dinner they bring out the birthday desert and they come out with the manager and sing happy birthday. They even sang in their native tongue which I liked very much. Afterwards they take a picture of the party which I thought they would've given me a site to look at it later but instead they printed it and handed me a picture. Nice little memory.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome chef!
    Mommyof2
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Just wanted to praise our chef Gerardo for an outstanding job at cooking our food AND entertaining my family! He was awesome!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    diningfan
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had a great time. Our chef was fun. Great job "G"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This is a place we head to celebrate special occasions! The food is always fabulous, and the chefs and wait staff make dining here a pure pleasure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I've been to Benihana in Schaumburg numerous times!! This time was by far the most disappointing. The service was not as good as it usually is, and when I made the reservations I noted we were celebrating a birthday. Not only did nothing happen we had to remind our server that we had a birthday. We live two hours away and still find the time to make it out there because it is my wife's favorite restaurant, but I've got to say this last time was very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food took almost one hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Food took almost one hour to arrive at the table. Ordered half sushi rolls, but was charged for full rolls. Chef didn't seem to enjoy what he was doing. He didn't speak loud and clear. Will not be returning to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brought our kids for the first
    NicNic
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Brought our kids for the first time and haf a great time!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our chef was very entertaining.
    ymom
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Our chef was very entertaining. I had a great birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.