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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
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Waiter was excellent. The cook at the table left a bit to be desired."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "FIRST TIME GOING,IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE AND THE CHEF WAS MARVELOUS."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "had a reservation for 8:00, but had to wait 45 minutes when we got there. finally sat down at our table and ended up waiting another 10 minutes on our drinks. Ended up leaving with nothing but a sour taste in our mouths. will not go to this location again"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "for the money spent and the 50 minuite wait with a reservation i was very unhappy.."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "We came there for valentines day and I had heard so many great things about this place and for as expensive as it is you would expect it to be good also the food taste horrible there was no flavor in our Food and I paid 25 for my meal:.. Either their cooks need to be better trained or need to re think their menu"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "IT WAS A GREAT DINNING EXPERIANCE GOOD SERVICE AND GREAT FOOD."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had reservations at 8, didn't get seated until 840. I can handle a restaurant being busy and having to wait, that happens. What I can't handle is we didn't finish our meal and leave until almost 1100. They may have been understaffed that night but regardless, management did a poor job making sure the staff was timely and customers were taken care of timely. I will not be back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere, our chef was very entertaining!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We totally enjoyed our evening. Having a reservation helped though. We weren't stuck in a waiting area for long. The wait staff were pleasant and attentive. The chefs put on a really good show, although ours seemed to be a little less entertaining than others around us, we still had a great time. The food was excellent, and prepared just as requested!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had dinner at Benihanas on Valentines day which is also our anniversary. Our chef was Able and he was the best chef we have ever had there. He was very entertaining and funny plus a great chef! Our waiter was Jordan and he was just as good at his job as the chef was at his job. Next time I am going to see if we can get the same chef and waiter. They were FABULOUS!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014