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Benihana - Scottsdale
Benihana - Scottsdale

Benihana - Scottsdale Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/scottsdale-az-so
  • Phone: (480) 444-0068
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Scottsdale
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 visit our sushi bar, where your sushi chef will prepare fresh nigiri, sashimi and specialty rolls, all with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had a delicious lunch , but the service was slow compared the dinner service I have experienced in the past. Not a place I select when time is factor."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have been to this Benihana several times but this time it was the best one of all. The food was excellent and so was the service."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Some of the food, although cooked on the grill, lacks seasoning unless specifically told to keep adding more. The staff was friendly and efficient although the bartender could use a bit more training in the service area,"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Surprised to find that the birthday dinner requires 2 people otherwise the birthday person must buy 2 dinners and take one home - new rule that went into place who knows when. We had a party of 6 with 4 birthdays - 2 birthday people had to pay for a meal. Our server was very sweet but really, really slow - could not catch on very easily and really messed up the bills. All done with a lovely smile but alot of wasted time. Food as usual is very good."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food and show.....BUT....way too many kiddies...down to the infant carrier stages. People it's ok to leave them at home with a sitter occasionally. And even though it's summer in AZ... Cutoffs and flip-flops are trashy for a nice dinner in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food, environment and people. The chef was funny."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My family took me to a late lunch at Benihana Scottsdale for Father's Day. Our chef was excellent and was quite funny. We all enjoyed the excellent food and had a very good time. I highly recommend Benihana Scottsdale."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Behinaha provides a great atmosphere for engaging in conversation with new peopke at the table and is a fun and casual atmosphere. The food is freshly prepared and cooked the way you like it. A great place for 1st dates or special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had an excellent experience with the chef named John but the service was very poor."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This location in Scottsdale, AZ had offered the worst service I ever had anywhere. The waiter was inexperienced. Brings water cups holding it from top. He served soup while his thumb get into the soup. I asked for soy saucer. I get mine dirty with some red residue. He would disappear 15 minutes without stopping by asking if we need anything such as forks... Then the cook. Oh wow this guy should be doing dishes instead giving us the show that even a white american can do better. Everything pretty much did he failed.I would count to 10 ten times before I ever step in to this restaurant again. Four people went to sushi teppanyaki and left disappointed and smelly because this place don't even have a good ventilation system. Arghhh horrible!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Six of us went for a special occasion and all of us had a great experience and loved our food. We have eaten there many times before and it has always been"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere were great but they are not very accommodating. One person in our party has an emergency and they made it difficult to wait for her. Even though there were plenty of tables available."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our Chief Michael was outstanding and showed excellent customer service."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was good the chef was sensitive to the needs of a diner who had a shell fish allergy. But half of us ordered steamed rice and never received it. I understand if it was one person but half the table asked for steamed rice. I mentioned it once and was assured we will get it. Later, I became full. I didn't ask again and became disappointed of lack of detail and servoce. We paid for something we never recieved. Also, delivery of mixed drinks to table was really slow. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The service was truly horrible. After we were seated it took 25 minutes before they brought us our drink order, and that included the ice water! The waitress had a bad attitude, and it made for a very unpleasant experience. I had been here several times before, and I'm hoping this was just a fluke."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was a major disappointment. We went for my birthday, we were a party of 11 and we spent close to $450. The money would not have been a problem if the service and food was better. I guess they were understaffed so our chef did not get to our table until almost an hour after we arrived. We were there for almost 3 1/2 hours total. Then, we ordered fried rice with all of our meals which was burned and underseasoned. I ate at Sapporo a few weeks ago and the food was much better. I will not got back."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "It was an amazing experience and my niece who is 7 loved it. Our chef john was outstanding and he was very attentive especially with my niece. We're definitely going back for any other special occasion. The food was delicious! From the salad to the soup. And we most definitely want John to cook for us again. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great food and fun for the whole family the cooks are wonderful and the management is awesome"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I reserved here for birthday dinner with kids because I thought great dinner for parents, fun atmosphere for kids too. Our server was nice enough. Nothing over the top and pretty quiet. Good chef. I reserved as a birthday. When we arrived I let the hostess know who had the birthday. At the end of the meal when the server ran by and dropped the bill I had my daughter go after him to discreetly remind him it was a birthday. It was NEVER acknowledged. We could have ordered dessert and sang on our own, but the mood was lost and we already had our bill, and dessert was never offered anyway. Sorry to spend that kind of $ for kids to come and not have it be a fun event. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Mai Tai was not as good as the one made at the Chandler Benihana, I believe cheaper ingredients were used. Mai Tai should be improved to keep from losing customers."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A bit pricey, but a nice 5 course meal with a show! Always a good time!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was great but our chief Tim was needs to work on his entertainment. Quite frankly he was a little bland. But overall I'd come back again"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have dined at Benihana restaurant several times. I must say that this evening I felt the restaurant forgot we were there to dine. the wait from being seated to being served was entirely too long. The soup was simply not up to its usual standards. We were constantly searching for our waitress. Perhaps this was because the restaurant was busy."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "One can always count on your establishment to be perfect. The soup is always the right temp, salad has perfect amount of dressing, food is cooked and served to perfection, and the cook is always smiling, attentive, and cordial. waitress never let a drink glass go empty. Always can count on having a fine dining experience. thanks"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This was the first time my family and I have been to Benihana's and what a good experience we had. The food was delicious and our chef named hiro was awesome.We will definitely be coming back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is always delicious! Fun enviroment when sitting at the teppanyaki tables. Chefs are always so good. I was not terribly happy with my waiter this time as he was slow in checking on drinks and bringing out the salads (we got our salads after the cook was already at the table). That is not normally how the service here is though. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The absolute best food and service I have received at any restaurant in Scottsdale or Phoenix! From the hostess who greeted us, to Jesse our server, Fabian our chef, to the manager who visited our table several times and even cut & served my daughters 18th birthday cake to us, they were all fabulous! We truly enjoyed ourselves and would like to thank the entire team at Benihana's Scottsdale for making my daughter's birthday special! We will definitely be back to enjoy more family dinners, thank you!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great Food! Great Service! Try the Apple Fuji Sake, it was excellent!! I would definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This is our favorite place to dine. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The food is fabulous, especially the hibachi chateaubriand steak. It's tender and has fantastic flavor, it never disappoints. The ginger sauce is amazing as well. The chefs are always fantastic. They are very entertaining and are fabulous! Love that all your food is cooked right in front of and to your liking. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food was mediocre. Not much flavor. A child put his fingers all over the onions, therefore didn't eat them. Watching the chef make the food was the only enjoyable time."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I went to Benihana in Scottsdale with my sister to celebrate my birthday! Not only do they have an amazing birthday deal, but we had such a great time and our server was delightful and our chef was amazing as well as hilarious! We laughed so much and his expertise and attention to detail was impeccable. Five stars for sure!!"
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We decided to try Benihana's sushi bar for the first time and it will most likely be the last time. While they have great specials in the sushi bar, the sushi itself was mediocre at best. The rolls are drowned in the sauces so you can't taste the fish and the nigiri were rather bland. We sat at the bar with the hopes hoping the sushi chef would put on a show similar to the teppanyaki chefs (or sushi chefs at other restaurants), but unfortunately that was not the case. He was the only sushi chef on duty for the whole restaurant and was all business and no play filling the orders. The saving grace was the waitress who was very attentive... possibly because we were her only customers which should have been our first clue. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The food was great and the services was wonderful. I enjoyed the whole experience. Good for a date night if you do not mind a community table experience. Getting a group of friends together for a dinner this is the place to go. Very family friendly also. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Always thought this restaurant was fun and served good food. While the filet was great, everything was served charred - all the vegetables, the chicken, the fried rice, all charred and barely edible. The chicken was tough, which was a surprise, but I suppose the extra cookling time was able to extract all of the flavor anyway. So sad to see this chain descending into mediocrity. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The Benihana Team provides a backdrop foundation that creates a sense of security, comfort, and happiness. There are many things to see: the cooking, the jokes, the tricks, the tantalizing food, but behind the scenes they are able to build the team feeling that creates a solid environment to entertain people and provide a great meal."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "A rude hostess to a bored local chef that had the personality of a grape - not what it once was and food half of what it once was - go elsewhere for better value and for staff that enjoy their work We went for our 3 year olds birthday - what an awful restaurant - "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My wife & I had just visited another tepanyaki style restaurant last week. We were not charged extra for fried rice (they had better fried rice). They also had happy hour & we were able to use the birthday coupon any day of the week. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We were a group of 6. Everyone enjoyed their food. Service and food were excellent! We made reservation and didn't have to wait. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Didn't realize you wont be seated until your full party arrives. It was my wife's b-day and I had made the reservation but or guest were running late. We had to wait at the bar, which is fine but we had our 8yr old so of course we were told we couldn't sit there. We moved and waited for our guests. Another surprise was the tables hold 8 and we had 6 for our party....so they sit 2 strangers with you on the end!!! It was a dinner with close friends for my WIFES birthday!!! Kind of lame to share it with 2 people you don't know. Live and learn I guess, when we go back I will attempt to have a party of 8 to avoid sitting with strangers. They were nice people just didn't want to share a moment like we had with them. Regular night out no problem."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. We had a nice tome and the food was great. It took quite some time for the cook to come out so we had to wait a while. He was good once he came out. They were nice to remember it was our anniversary. We have always loved Benihana and will return again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014