Benihana - Scottsdale
Benihana - Scottsdale

Benihana - Scottsdale

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

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 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, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Ask for manager x

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
102 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)good for groups (67)kid-friendly (51)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (12)romantic (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Chef Kyle was worth the trip to Benihana's. Great food and entertainment. Will be back and request his table again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We had an excellent night, was shared with my Mother and it was her first time there! She enjoyed herself and the steak was her favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Understaffed = 3 hr dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went on a Sunday night and they did not have enough Chef's, our Chef was friendly and great but a 3hr experience was not what we were looking for
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but Birthday Hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was great but the Scottsdale Benihana's ambiance was seriously lacking. We last visited
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very good time.
    Lovefood
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a very good time, the food was amazing, and the chef very experienced. The only one thing thing I wasn't too satisfied was that it took a while to get our order taken and some of the sodas were flat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Alan007
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It was my daughter's birthday. She's a vegetarian and the only complaint she had was there was not enough tofu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was Amazing
    Sumi
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I was treated like a princess on my birthday and got a complimentary green tea and ice cream ;) the good was amazing as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Henthel
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I felt the portions were not as generous as the last time I dined there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I took my Husband to Benihana for a surprise on his birthday. The only problem was that he needed to be home at a certain time seeing that he wakes up at 3:30 so I made the reservation at 6:45 thinking we would have plenty of time. I knew that it was a long process as I had been there before! When we got there at 6:43 the lady at the reservation counter basically sent us away she said "goodbye, oragato we will see you at your reservation time. It was VERY strange and my Husband and I looked at each other kind of dumbfounded. The server we had was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! she was so kind and helped us in anyway she could. The only bad thing is we waited 1 hour for the cook which was WAY to long we were very hungry and got home way to late.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jtierney78
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Benihana's the other night and it was great! The food was awesome, service was awesome and the atmosphere was great and entertaining as always. I'd highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Disappointed could not use the birthday coupon on a Sunday. Expensive dining only go on special occassions. Server Brian was excellent not enough chef's took a long time to have food prepared. Tim the chef is always great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My wife and I went to Benihana's with our visiting daughter and another couple. We were seated and waited on immediately. Our chef "Hideo" was absolutely amazing. Probably the best I've ever experienced at this type of restaurant. Since I worked for Toyota and spent time in Japan over the past 20 years, that is saying something positive. We will definitely return to Benihana's Scottsdale in the future with our family.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • same great food as the 1980s
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food is consistently GREAT.....the show is fun(by the chef)....a GREAT evening and wonderful place for a birthday. We LOVED everything.....we left stuffed! The manager was attentive. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday!
    Ronq
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is the greatest birthday place for a group. Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Chef and Server were Great!
    PAULITA08
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had a reservation, we were celebrating my husband birthday and had an amazing time, server was great and Chef was outstanding, food was perfect and we had so much fun. Thank you so much we will deffinetly be makeing future reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the wait
    NikkiVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Very slow service it took over an hour to bring water to the table. Food was avg at best, I expected allot more.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!!!
    Tonytigeru2
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We loved the food and the experience in general, we were celebrating my girlfriend birthday, she really enjoy the chef coking our food in front of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Fun
    Mediterranean1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the food and it was a fun time. I wish the show portion was little better like other Benihana's and teppan restaurants. We made reservations and were seated within a few minutes of reservation time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my boyfriend for our one year anniversary and he loved it! The food was excellent!! He had an allergy and everyone took extra care of him and it was very nice! I loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fun
    Miexplorer
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Well not much to say it's good food and a show. I just wish they would use fire for the onions then water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food experience
    JaneF
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We go to Benihana every September to celebrate three September birthdays and enjoy this very special treat every time. This year was especially memorable because our chef was outstanding! He was talented, funny, personable and highly entertaining. Wish I had remembered his name because he was a cut above the rest!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall okay
    Momof5
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I normally don't complain about restaurants as I not my parents owned one for 13 years, but I worked in every facet of restaurants there is. I was disappointed first of all that they could not even seat us until our entire party was there. That was a downer as we had small children that were impatient and would have done better sitting in a seat. The bartender never smiled and was less than excited to take out order. He insisted that appetizers would take up to 1/2 hour and were we willing to wait that long. It was a birthday dinner and unhappy that the assistant to chef was not willing to smile and go an extra step like ask everyone if they wanted dessert. Only the birthday girl and kids were offered. Overall just okay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Joedfran
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We came with two young children. The chef made a special effort to make sure the experience was fun and interactive for them. They loved it. The food was excellent. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply delicious
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dining at Benihana's was for a special occasion, and it was just that...special. The food was absolutely delicious, as it was the first time we were there. The staff were friendly and inviting, the area was great. The chef's definitely have a talent. Overall, we love coming to Benihana's therefore recommend anyone and everyone to enjoy the same experience we did.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Theatre
    lb52
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were celebrating a friend's birthday, what a great way to celebrate. Food was wonderful. John, our chef, not only was a great cook but provided great theatre with his cooking abilities and the skill he used in his theatrical presentation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I took my mom who is handicapped, Benihanas was wheelchair accesible easily. We both enjoyed the show and the food
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All about the experience
    JuneyB
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing dining experience for celebrations at the Teppanyaki Table with fabulous food and entertainment!!! Our friends birthday party was a huge success!! Making the reservation through open table is simple and convenient.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OICUR12VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great people great food for very reasonably price.... Châteaubriand and lobster tail out of this world and the shrimp is wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate