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Benihana - The Woodlands
Benihana - The Woodlands

Benihana - The Woodlands Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/woodlands-tx-wo
  • Phone: (281) 292-0061
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Six Pines Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Benihana - The Woodlands
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
  • "Celebrated husband's birthday and used grandkid's reading rewards coupon. Had a great time. We had a new chef (George) but he was fun and did a great job. This was our first visit and we will be back. Kids had a great time and tried some new foods.;-)"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Unless you make big big money for all the time going out it is a little pricey, but I definitely recommend this place for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I have been here several times but during the week it is much better. This time we went on a Saturday night and had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. Then another 45 minutes for the chef. He was very funny and made the experience better at least!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was great, and the entertainment by the chef was awesome!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We absolutely loved our chef. (Abel) We have ate at several if not all the Japanese Hibachi restaurants in our area and he was the best we have had. The food was cooked to perfection. My filet was incredible! It was very warm in the restaurant and we noticed we were not the only ones uncomfortable with the temperature. The only other thing i would change would be to increase the portions and variety of vegetables served. We have been to several other hibachi restaurants that serve mushrooms, broccoli, and more zucchini."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had 7:45pm Thursday evening reservation, not seated until 8:20pm. At 9:30pm, we had only had soup and salad and still didn't have a cook at the table yet so we left and had to have fast food!! Mgr said Thursdays have been like this lately but still allowed for reservation and never mentioned when we arrived at 7:40pm that there was any type of issue so we could have just left at that point! Love Benihana from past but this was just a BAD NIGHT!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The "chef" asked my temperature and request for spicy chateubriand several times plus it was written down by the server. I still did not get it right..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Not crowded. Food was very good. Chef was entertaining. Not too noisy. Server was outstanding, keeping all glasses full. Overall a fantastic experience. We will be making this a regular dining experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "For the price, the food was very average, and the cook was kind, but the pace and the order of items cooked was not good. The last thing served was...onions? Whey would you do that? Just left the place very disappointed, particularly for the amount of money we spent."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Sushi rolls were good. Hibachi was boring and bland. The cook was nice but boring and slightly awkward. The server was MIA most the time. Didn't know the menu and seemed very laid back,about the whole thing. My husband and saddad made several comments that it was )point the chef or waiter would do something to make it special but nope. The whole experience was disappointing and underwhelming."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was okay. Our chef seems new and, although he cooked, it wasn't all that entertaining. The ice cream at the end was completely melted and not edible."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great cook, excellent service by a college student working for you. Such a great experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Chef was very entertaining. My kids loved him. Only had a group of 4, but they gave us the whole table."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Waiter was excellent. The cook at the table left a bit to be desired."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Lot of fun with a group or kids. Seating is conducive for groups, and the chef's cooking acrobatics is fun for kids. However the food is average. Definitely not bad, but not memorable like the preparation is. Overall a place you go to for the fun experience and a decent meal."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had a reservation for 7:30 I waited 30 min to be seated then 3 hours for food."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It was a neat experience, but the food had no taste. They put the food on the grill and you watch them cook it, but they use no spices, salt, or pepper to enhance the flavor, so everything comes out plain. It was fun, but for the cost, we probably won't do it again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Benihana in the Woodlands was a really nice spot. I was really appreciative of the fact that the hostess did not admonish us for being 7 minutes late. Our server was awesome and our chef was humorous. I believe I see Father's Day around the corner.........."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We had a 3 pm reservation and arrived at 2:50. I was told that the computer hadn't switched to the 3 pm reservations yet and we were asked to have a seat. At 3:10 I went back up and asked her if the computer had switched yet. She said no. At 3:25 we complained. We were then told they were short on chefs and they could seat us at a table but we wouldn't have a chef for at least 45 minutes!!! SO, we left and drove 20 minutes north to Wild Ginger and had a wonderful dinner. I was disappointed that the hostess wasn't upfront with us when we first walked in. Someone should've explained to us what was going on so we didn't waste 40 minutes of our time. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My family and I had a great time. The food was great and our chef Abel was awesome and very friendly"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "2 hours and 20 minutes from time in the restaurant to time entrée delivered !!!! what's the purpose of having a reservation if they don't really care about it I had a reservation at 8:30PM. Arrived at 8:20PM and was told "you far too early" (sic) !! At 8:50PM I had to complain for finally getting sit at a table At 10:40PM our entrée was finally delivered !!! Japanese culture is know for silence, meditation, etc So what's the purpose of all that circus from the chef at the table making as much noise as he can for absolutely no reason and no productivity"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have been coming for several years and we will keep coming as we love it. Wonderful for friends, family & twosomes."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My 11 year old requested her birthday dinner to be held at this location and we were also celebrating my father's retirement. I regret ever making that 7:45 reservation. We waited over 90 minutes for the chef to come out and our waiter said that since my stepson and his friend were running late the chef would not come out until everyone was seated. When the chef, Aaron, came out he was less than energetic and was quite frankly boring. By the time we finished eating it was well after closing time. Our waiter didn't even know where my child's birthday cake was and no one apologized to us about making us wait so long for service. We were the last people to leave. I am extremely disappointed and wish that I had chosen another place to dine."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This marks the 3 time my child has chosen to eat at Benihana for their special birthday dinner. It is always a great choice, this year was one of the best. Thank you Benihana for making my child's birthday special!!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Chef assigned to cook at our table was total dud. Did not interact or entertain at all. Took grandson hoping for lots of fun and even he was bored. Too much money for a Mediocre meal and uncaring staff. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We went on a Monday evening to celebrate a birthday. The place was very nice and the staff was very inviting. Unfortunately our chef was a little boring and our chicken and shrimp were cooked to death. Also, the timing of the portions being cooked was off. We will stay with our local hibachi next time. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Two hours seems like a long time for dinner...but the time flew by as Chef Freddy entertained with all of the usual Benihana tricks and our server Vonn met our every need. This is an excellent place to take young children...the chef puts on a magical show for them and it is a treat to others to watch the kids expressions. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The chefs are very entertaining. This is worth more than the food which is also excellent. I would definitely visit again My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our date night. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This Benihana is the best one I have been to. The service was excellent and the food quality out if this world."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "It has been many years since I had a dinner at your business. I was disappointed that the cook was not as skilled at entertaining as I remember. I missed the upscale atmosphere. Many clients appeared to not care what they were waring. I don't mean it had to be coat and tie. It was more like what you would see at a McDonalds than a nice upscale restaurant. Our dinner for four was $250. and that was with two so small Kids. That was a little much for what we received."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Benihana is a great concept- just needed to live up to its brand this time around. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Celebrated a birthday and had a fun experience. The place is great and the good was good. However, our chef wasn't that experienced so several items didn't come out at the right time. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Once again we enjoyed a wonderful meal at Benihanas. Our chef was Able. He is so much fun and very interactive. I can not remember our waiters name. But he was not good at all. If this had been our first visit, we may not have returned. But I will always request the chef and waiter that are my favorites. Chef Able and waiter Jordan. The manager,Annette, was very attentive. I did not request a chef and waiter on my reservation. But Annette was able to have Able as our chef. What a surprise! This place goes out of their way to make your dining experience outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have eaten at several Benihana's locations and found this location the worst. My main concern is the food quality, which was well below the standards set by other Benihana's locations. I do not live in this area and will not make a special effort to eat at this location again. I do not recommend this restaurant for anyone."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Roy was our chef and he was very personable and entertaining. Food was great as always. We celebrated my husbands birthday. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The experience my family and I had at this restaurant by far has to be the worst!!! I was born and raised in Hawaii, so I'm used to the Benihana experience. My wife frequently travels to Japan, so she too is aware of the Benihana experience. To start off, I made reservations for a specific time. When we got there, they sat us at a table that was already filled by another family. (2 adults / 3 children). Bottom line it was cramped and uncomfortable. Second, the food we had was burnt. Third, our waitress acted as though she was being bother whenever we asked for something. But most of all, we were expecting a show by our chef but didn't get any. We spent over $100.00 for a show we didn't get. There's more to our experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ty, our waiter, was superbly knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our needs, particularly where a gluten allergy was concerned, and he put in the extra effort to accommodate each of us. Abel, our chef, was the most entertaining and skilled chef we've had in several visits. We especially appreciated the way he played with the kids. These two gentlemen represent Benihana well, and we look forward to coming back."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Chef Ron was great, great attitude, fun, energetic and entertaining, would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Unfortunately is was Saturday of Valentines Weekend but we were celebrating a Birthday. Had 8:45 reservations. Checked in at 8:15. Told we had a 30 minute wait. Turned into over an hour wait. Had to stand the entire time. Finally seated at 10:00. Waited another 40 minutes for a cook (Not enough cooks to cover all the tables.) The cook left the table 3 times because he didn't have enough food on his cart. Disappointing show put on by the cook. 12:30 when we walked out the door. Will never ever go back. They should never accept that many reservations if they can't handle the crowd."
    Dined on 2/15/2014