Benihana - Scottsdale
Benihana - Scottsdale

Benihana - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/scottsdale-az-so
  • Phone: 4804440068
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - Scottsdale
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 - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (82)special occasion (82)kid-friendly (53)great for lunch (20)neighborhood gem (12)romantic (11)fit for foodies (8)hot spot (7)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Fun atmosphere. Our Chef was very entertaining. The main complaint I had was with our waitress. When she took our order, she gave us the choice of steamed rice or chicken fried rice. We were not told there was an up charge for the fried rice. It was not that much but they should tell you it is an extra $3.50. A little later she spilt a glass of water while clearing plates. She never brought a towel and we used our cocktail napkins to clean it up. I understand that she was a new waitress so this has as much to do with training as it does the waitress herself. My husband noted that Benihana feels more relaxed than it used to. I think that is fine but it should not be at the expense of professionalism and training.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly one big thing ruined it.
    BBKiddo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our reservations were for 12:30pm on Sunday 8/24/14 and we didn't get our entree started until 1:45, and we were on a schedule. I allotted 180 min (2 1/2 hours) for lunch, but the extra long wait made it impossible to make it to our pre-paid movie on time. It made me disappointed because the food was very tasty and the service was pleasant and well done. (We tipped him)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheReyes
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My kids love to go to Benihanas to celebrate any special occasion. Chefs are awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Benihana
    leapi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my three granddaughters to Benihana to celebrate back to school and one's 6th birthday. The children love the show the chef puts on and eat very well when they go to Benihana. Great for a child's special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what a disappointment!
    Mesa4
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was a complete let down, to say the least. We arrived promptly at our reservation time. There were at least a dozen patrons waiting. Our first impression was a total turn-off. The host was completely unfriendly and had an "attitude." We stood around for about 10 minutes and then, after inquiring for a third time, we were seated. We liked the individual cooking stations and looked forward to an enjoyable meal. It was not to be. Despite the entertaining chef who went about his presentation with great enthusiasm and zeal, the was one of the worst meals I have eaten. Oh, there was a great show of sprinkling condiments and spices, etc., but whatever the chef was adding to the food was devoid of flavor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun family or group restaurant
    Jmgg
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took our kids here for an end of summer celebration! We celebrated summer birthdays. The kids love the cooking in front of you! lots of laughs great time -great food
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Meal
    ColoCBazz
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great place to celebrate any occasion - or just if you're craving hibachi cooking! Very nice atmosphere. Great service. Third state that we have specifically looked up Benihana when we were visiting. Never disappointed. Good kids' menu too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So sad
    jatsom
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our chef was outstanding!!! The food and drinks were good as I've come to expect. The waitress was rude, mean, and a complete embarrassment to the establishment and me as I brought a first timer
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dinner w/family
    KNice
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Benihana turned out to be a nice dinner with kids as the Chef was entertaining which allowed my wife and I to enjoy dinner as the kids attention was on the preparation of food and interaction with Chef and server. A fun evening and food was good to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a 7:30pm reservation and by 8:45 they had yet to begin cooking our dinner. They tried to apologize by comping an appetizer, yet even that took over 20 mins to come out by the time we ordered it... we left before it ever came because we couldn't spend all night there. The soup was tasty, and the menu looked good but also seemed overpriced. Not planning to return anytime soon due to horrible service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Time, Very Good Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a fun evening at Benihana, complete with very good food, service, and a lot of fun!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anniversary
    MightyOneJoe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food, great sevice. I would go back again with my group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aaaaaaaa
    Galina
    Dined on 8/2/2014
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    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to par
    Newriverash
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was not up to par today, was disappointed; however, the service was good. My kids always enjoy going and as long as they are happy, momma is happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Miko
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I really enjoy this place every time I go. Love the manager. She always have a smile on her face
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Negative!
    Diner1VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Drinks are pre mixed- Poor ventilation in entire restaurant. Our table chef dropped fork on floor then set it on table & then went back to using it. Uneasy dining experience!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Fun
    yumyumyumVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent Food and Service. The only thing that could make the experience better is an upgrade to the decor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I absolutely love benihana, so there's no doubt that I'll stop coming. I'll always come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great food and entertaining
    EXCELLENT
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Tsosie was the chef and did an excellent job and it was delicious.. wish you got frequent flyer meal credits! LOL
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but slow
    bdaydinner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This is our traditional spot for a birthday celebration. It's fun and reliably good food. This time was no different, except there were far too few chefs for the amount of tables they seated. We were seated at 7:20 (for a 7:00 reservation) and the chef did not show up at the table until 8:30. The manager sent a complimentary bowl of edaname ($5) but I felt that we should have received a reduction on the bill due to the one hour plus wait. We were not the only table this happened to.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pink
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Excellent, as always! We ordered the monthly special and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recent Visit
    bigDs
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Always good service and a good meal. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience
    TripleL
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Chicken fried rice was amazing and so was the soup.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I marked low on service because the waitress that I had did not stay on top of all of her tables, she stayed in the kitchen longer then checking on her tables; mine specifically. I do not remember her name, but everytime that I have had had her as my waitress, she has disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Service
    Syd1ster2
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    SilviaeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Changed the rules again
    luv2eat
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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,
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good....but lost some class
    time2upgrade
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Rogman
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great food, environment and people. The chef was funny.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Burgie
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day at Benihana was Great!
    FoodieInAZ
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    alynet
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had an excellent experience with the chef named John but the service was very poor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost perfect
    poohbear
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed it again
    Dinesoutalot
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible experience
    LuvSushi
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Walter
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our Chief Michael was outstanding and showed excellent customer service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Rice
    AZDine4
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Lacking
    ElCincoVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Marnie85253
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet