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Benihana - Short Hills
Benihana - Short Hills

Benihana - Short Hills Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/shorthills-nj-sh
  • Phone: (973) 467-9550
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Short Hills
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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Diner Reviews
  • "I went there for an early dinner for my birthday. Nice setting, clean restaurant, friendly and good food! I would go again, definitely!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Sushi came out after I had begun eating my meal, waitress was never around and if you saw her, you were lucky if she heard you ask for something you needed, she was not friendly at all and seemed to not want to be there"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Waitress took forever to get drinks. It was good but arirang is better."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was below average for the cost. Not recommended if you are looking for authentic Japanese chefs performing at the tables."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We always go to Benihana for birthday celebrations."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We went right before they were about to close and they rushed our food and nothing tasted as good as it usually does."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Was SO loud in there that I had issues hearing my nieces who were sitting on either side of me! Also need to have option of no garlic! ! Our chef seemed extremely tired & didn't seem to even want to be there working, let alone entertaining tables while there. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend out for his birthday and although he doesn't like dining out he was amazed. He loved the whole "ceremony" that went into making the food and the service was immaculate . At the end of the night, it became his favorite restaurant. You can never go wrong with Benihana especially with group of friends or family, beautiful scenery and ambience. As for couples, if you do not mind sharing a table with 2-3 strangers, it can be exciting but if you are more of a private person, well maybe it's not for you...but don't rule it out just yet, just give it a try and you might be surprised."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I love every part of dinner. Everything was delicious! It's a bit expensive, however, because the food was so good I didn't complain. It was well worth it "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great for family with young children , the chef has some good cooking skills. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great Service, Food, and Dining. 2 Thumbs up! The Big Blue Drink in the Big Fish Tank Glass is Great!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall everything was very good. I do however have a few comments. I was surprised that the rice was not served either before or during the 'Hibachi' experience. By the time we finally had gotten the rice the meal was over. The rice was also cold but still good. I would recommend that the rice should be heated on the hibachi and served at the beginning of the meal. Also the vegetable portions were not enough and left a little to be desired. I had hoped for more vegetables and a larger variety. Maybe some broccoli, peppers, bok choy, or other cabbage.. etc The noise level was good it was not too loud or too quiet. Ambience was good but definitely not a romantic place. Lastly, I was very surprise as to the lack of desserts. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is not your typical hibachi. Lots of energy, not just with the chef, which is to be expected, but with the entire staff and clientele. We arrived 45 minutes early for our reservation and we were graciously accommodated within 15 minutes of our arrival."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Treated my mom and in laws for Mother's Day Eve dinner. Very good service. Good food. Very pleased."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary dinner and he had never been here before. He loved it and can't wait to go back, he was just like a little kid, but really enjoyed himself."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This is a great place to have a wonderful dinner with family and friends, thank you."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Rushed service, not so nice waitress and I was really blown away about Benihana not being able to accommodate my 3 extra guests"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We took 9 people in our family to Benihana for a special occasion. We had an amazing chef that was highly entertaining on top of delivering us fantastic food. We will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was very good, I got steak and scallops hibachi dinner and the steak was great. The waitress didn't come back at all after the cook came over. I would've ordered more drinks/wine etc. I could barely hear the cook when he was talking to us or asking us things. He dropped a few things during his tricks but that's ok it was all in good fun. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Had a great time with the Family,my kids enjoyed there meals and found it quite amusing how the Chef's cooked."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great Experience. Great Food. Good Time overall. Service was good, and so as the food. Watching everything happen in front of you offers a great experience. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went in to celebrate my birthday. Because of the reservation, we were seated in 3 minutes. I have a $30 coupon from joining The Chef Table, the birthday club for Benihana. We had a great time."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The chef was good but we were not happy with our waitress . We felt like she was rushing us out . She also never brung refills and wasnt very friendly . Her shift was done before we were and she just left us unattended . We had to ask another waiter for a refill ."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "30 minute wait with a reservation made on opentable. Service took forever. Once chef finally got to table it was quick. My second glass of wine came after dinner was finished. Not worth the $$$$"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Very fun and everything was great. Drinks are yummy too. Haiku Coladas make you want to be on a beach or in a pool with a swim up bar lol."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I was there on 3/29 to celebrate a birthday and I must admit the service was excellent from when we first arrived until we left. I would highly recommend this location. A+++ completely satisfied!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The restaurant is large for the area, with more than 20 hibachi tables. It is tailored for groups of about 4-8. The ambience is lively and the chefs are very entertaining. We ordered the usual chicken, shrimp, steak, lobster, scallop hibachi selection and all are very good. The steak was cooked to order and done perfectly. Our guests were first timers and they all enjoyed it. Very extensive drink selection but pricey. But the hibachi is relatively good value given that the chef cook in front of you. We went to celebrate a birthday and they took a picture for us and we got to keep a souvenir photo at the end. That was a nice surprise."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Went to Benihana on a friend's recommendation to celebrate my birthday with my family. Great choice! Food was very good, drinks were good, and the kids had a blast."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Everyone was so friendly. Great service and food. They even sang me Happy Birthday and took my picture. The cook was amazing and funny!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The food and our chef was great. He kept it fun and lively for my entire group. The waitress on the other hand was terrible. She barely spoke, and when she did, she spoke so low that no one could understand what she was saying. She was extremely slow and having been a waitress in a Hibachi restaurant before, I know it isn't easy, but she couldn't even keep water glasses full. We also had to ask her to take away empty/extra dishes. I would never sit at her table again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went as a group of 7 had a great time. They take reservations. Be sure to have reservations or you will wait for a table. The place is cook the food is great. If your reading this you must want to go to hibachi. Do it have fun and be sure to get some Hot Saki."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I've heard great things about this restaurant so when my boyfriend and I decided to go for our first time I was expecting great food. Not great food. Good but not great. Wouldn't go back. Noodles were not good. Sushi was delicious. As well as the Benihana punch. But as far as the main course it wasn't what I had hoped for."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I am very experienced with japanese food - in fact I'm a bit of a "snob" as I have lived and worked in Japan. I did not have any experience with Benihana restaurants apart from this one (Short Hills, NJ) - in fact it was a first for both me and my dining companion. We loved the food, and the presentation as it was being made. The prices are also very reasonable for what you get. I am definitely coming back with my wife - it's not "romantic" as such (you are sitting next to other patrons, basically) but it's a great vibe and very pleasant, up-market dining experience."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My forst experience at hibachi and it was amazing! The dinner is great the greeting at the door is very warm and welcoming i will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Was my first time at Benihana and not my last. Food was very good and I can't wait to try some of the other things I saw others try at our table. Cook was enthusiastic and explained how and why he was cooking things the way he was. It is great for a group since you sit at a group table and it is not only dinner but a fun show."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Went for a friends birthday. Was more crowded than my first experience but was offered to start at the bar until our table was ready. Didn't need it, was seated shortly after the offer. The service was okay considering the place was extremely crowded. I still felt taken care of and the food was as expected."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Planned a special 70th Birthday dinner and it was spoiled with all the children. Watching a 2 yr old banging the table the entire time was furstrating. I felt like I was in a school outing. I was very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Waited over 20 minutes for our first round of drinks, server must've been new because we only saw her twice. Food was ok, Diego is the best chef there.. He was not our chef this night."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The veggie delight dish was steamed not grilled which wasn't on menu and they were steamed to the point they were soggy and bland. Really terrible. The grilled dishes were great. Would recommend grilling the veggies or asking how customer wants them cooked."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food was not seasoned, although it was good quality. It had no flavor at all. Not very authentic hibatchi."
    Dined on 2/14/2014