Benihana - Westbury
Benihana - Westbury

Benihana - Westbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/westbury-ny-wy
  • Phone: (516) 222-6091
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Country Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking for Benihana guests
A word from Benihana - Westbury
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 - Westbury reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (82)kid-friendly (51)special occasion (47)fit for foodies (24)great for lunch (17)romantic (14)hot spot (13)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Good was ok but we had to wait 40 minutes for our table despite having a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Normally we like this location, however, our
    love2cook
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    chef must be new. Food was partially burnt on the outside and under-cooked on the inside, especially vet-gs. So disappointed that we are a mature couple and had to sit with a family of nine that had 4 children ages 5 months, two, four and six years old. Moving forward if we go back I will never allow ourselves to suffer through that again. And it was my birthday celebration and felt so disappointed that the hostess didn't care that we were placed with children and such an inexperienced chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    JustDee
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We went for a birthday and had a nice night, the food was very good and our chef outstanding. Even though we'd seen the show before he managed to get us to laugh. We didn't have to chase the waitress down for deprink refills.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for events
    JustDee
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We went to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed ourselves. Usually a little pricey the birthday club makes it affordable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch friendly
    JustDee
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We were a little concerned about time so we did an express lunch without the show. The food came out quickly, we didn't have to wait long to pay and got back to work on time. Lunch prices very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food, but rushed
    Barbara
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The restaurant was very loud and it's not an atomsphere conducive to conversations. Although the food is prepared before you, we were rushed through the meal--soup and salad served at the same time. The food prepared by the chef was delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Origato
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My family and I had a wonderful time at Benihana on Saturday night. We were seated immediately, thankful for having made reservations ahead of time and that the reservation actually resulted in little wait time. The server was attentive and accomodating. But the best part, of course, was the chef. This being my first time at this type of restaurant, I was thoroughly entertained with the chef's skills, and especially his cooking prowess. Everything was delicious! I will definitely consider Benihana's in choosing venues for future special events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place to celebrate with friends
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food and service were very good. Lots of fun to watch the chef whip it up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    hibachilover
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    always a great dinner. Benihana never disappoints you. You have a great meal while you are entertained by the Hibachi Chef. It's a great choice for special occasions, a night out or just a local restaurant favorite. Bring your friend, bring your family, bring the kids, all are welcomed and will enjoy the food the show and the friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Lucy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Good food and entertaining. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food...wait was very long
    cat615
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Overall everything was great. the food is always great and we always have a good time. I guess the thing that bothered me most was that I had an 8:30 reservation on a Monday night and waited close to 45 min before being seated. Upon arrival, I was told someone would be right with me. I waited at the reservation check in area for over 10 minutes before any even acknowledge me after about a half of a dozen people looked at me and walked right by. It was a Monday night and not very busy....which was the puzzling part. in any event, they could improve upon the front desk area as this is your first impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crowded Saturday night
    CHINITAVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was very very busy night, time for wait, 1/2 hour with reservation.., very noisy with the kids voice, but kids love this place, especially to see how the chef cook the food, seafood fresh and delicious... Recommended for family with kids
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    luv2party
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Family member birthday....first time good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved this place!
    Coshiita
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food was good, drink too the cheft did some little trick that had me enchanted it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the live music
    Foodlover90
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Excellent food . I've had lobster, lamb chops, beef Wellington, duck . Everything was relish. Good atmosphere, go for special occasion. They will sing for you .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    BkSky
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went here to celebrate our sons 8th birthday! It's overall a great dining experience the food was a little bland but service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service and drinks
    MwolfeVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I went on the weekend to have dinner. We ordered a drink at the bar and were seated in a reasonable time. When the waiter came to the table he had no clue about the sashimi appetizer and I ordered a drink. The drink I ordered is called a Shogun which I told the waiter what was in it. I waited a good half hour for my drink and when it finally came out he brought two drinks separate. The drink is plum wine and vodka on the rocks. I got a half shot glass of vodka and a glass of plum wine. With no ice of course so I had to request ice and mix my own drink. Next my Sashimi app came while having dinner. I requested a second drink which was totally Wong this time and no waiter to be found so had to go to bar my self. Fun times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great and consistent
    HairyHoodVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is always good and delivers consistent food and the kids love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    Shasha27
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Went to celebrate my birthday had a blast the cool was great drinks were great !!! I was happy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    FavaFam
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We celebrated yet another successful birthday dinner with the kids and family friends. Food was good very entertaining. Great place for families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AlWays good
    Hesh
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Benihana was a favorite of my kids growing up. Now that they are away at college we find ourselves going by ourselves because we like the food and the entertainment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday ngt
    edmarie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had 6:45 reservations and didn't get seated until 7:30. I don't expect to wait that long when reservations are made! The restaurant was very noisy and the waiting area was overcrowded...they should use a pager or speaker system so patrons can wait outside in good weather!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Nalene
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I love the food at Benihana, if you go I recommend you order the fried rice with your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUEnRICHVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    All our meals were fine. The steaks were slightly overdone. An issue we have with this restaurant is they put too many people at each table. If you're one of the people seated at a corner spot, you can't even reach your plate. In addition, some people in our party were completely finished with their meals while others hadn't been served yet. It wasn't the chef's fault but the fact that they're are too many people at each table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for family. Fun family night
    HolliFamily
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a party of four and everyone enjoyed watching the chef cook. The food was delish. I will definitely take my family back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Mushie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was great . The food was delicious. The chief was awesome. I really enjoyed myself. Thanks for having us, once again the place itself was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    FoodForThought14
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    love having birthday dinners here. they give a great birthday discount.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    ElGus
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Nice dining experience for the kids, enjoyed it all the way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a happy chef!
    LLQueens143
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall it was a good experience. The food was good but our chef didn't seem to be too enthused about cooking that night. He didn't engage the guest at all especially the children. I would have liked to see some enthusiasm but there was none. I would also like some different options for children my son who is a very picky eater did not enjoy anything, even the chicken which I have to say was a little dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food definitely gets to the table quickly, taste good and is still hot. I was impressed. Although , I ordered a cocktail drink and it was weak. Felt like I was drinking juice. Ocean blue single.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday place
    Daddydiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A perfect place to celebrate your birthday with little ones if you are looking for something that is entertaining ad more upscale than your typical burger joint. Would definitely celebrate a birthday again. Strongly suggest you have a reservation because we still had to wait a little.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, good, but a few things . .
    Melissa
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was good, and the ambiance was as expected - loud, busy, crowded, lots of birthdays. Yummy plum wine and of course, Japanese beers. The negative included NOT honoring reservations. It took us 30 min PAST our reservation time to get seated. It was very loud, and you are pretty far away from the other people in your party, unless you take up the whole 12-person table and shout to be heard at the other end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids love this place
    Jimmy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Kids requested Benihanna for their birthday dinner. They had a great time. I do however feel that the cooks at the table are not as engaging as they used to be. Not sure if this is specific to this Benihanna or all of them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very unhappy birthday experience
    Scarletcb
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I was celebrating my birthday with friends because of Location and time of service. Well I was INCREDIBLY disappointed. Our reservation was for 11:30 and my birthday party of 6 was stuck in the middle of 2 parties for a total of 10. Our server took our drinks and proceeded to take 25 min to return with them. During this time a party of 2 were seated at their own table. Another 15 min past after ordering (the other tables chef was already cooking). At this point 2 of my friends had to leave because of the time, I complained to the manager and the server told the table "it's not my fault".. we had to switch tables because our grill was not working and then all of our orders were incorrect. We finally ate and left at 1:45, WAY TO LONG!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too many people at one table
    jennifer
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very crowded and way too many people at our table
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • had a fabulous chef, great fun!
    sltesqVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    love love love this place. this time we had a VERY entertaining chef (which is of course the REASON we go there!) and the food was excellent. my 18-month old son LOVES the rice, and the kani salad, and having a fun chef makes all the difference. the tricks are great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favourite
    EasyEEEEE
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love going to Benihana with Melissa. We first began eating at Benihana, was the Manhattan location on 56 Street. We have eaten there mant times. As we got married, we ate at the Manhattan location still, but we also ate at the Manhasset location. For our fith wedding anniversary, we added the Westbury location. Now we've eaten at all 3 NY Benihana locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Loveit
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I love going to benihanna, I have such a great experience and it has been my seeing time there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice idea
    Ebonymom
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I went to celebrate my daughter 16th birthday. She enjoyed it. Just make sure you get your tea after dinner or make sure they offer because our waitress didn't and she got a $50 tip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    AndrewM
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I think last time I was here I got more food but that could be from the server not sharing out the correct proportion of food to everyone. The first people got significantly more food than me and my family. It's a very respectable place and the food was great the only thing was just I wished I had more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.