Benihana - Westbury
Benihana - Westbury

Benihana - Westbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/westbury-ny-wy
  • Phone: 5162226091x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Friday: 11:30 - 4:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 4:00 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
97 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (75)kid-friendly (52)special occasion (47)fit for foodies (23)great for lunch (20)romantic (14)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (10)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Love the live music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • 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.
  • nice but expensive
    justthabiznez
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    nice but expensivethat o Is only after you have waited about an hour to be seated and that is with reservations. And you are grouped too closely with strangers. The food was great, I was so full from the million and one courses. The chef did great tricks and was friendly,(and cute). The other waiter was great and even took otr pictures when we asked him.overall I would reccomend them and would go back, but be prepared to spend serious money. :}
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent! Great service!
    Divahoward
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was exceptional, the food was tasty. I have an allergy to shell fish and my food was prepared in the kitchen. Still very tasty and well presented!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beauty + Food = Benihanna
    Food4life
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is absolutely amazing . The way that the food is prepared in front of you is so beautiful. I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Ally
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Your going here to spend atleast $100 for two...the waitress literally took my soup as I was eating it. Sushi was similar to the take out I usually get. We requested a private table so I expected better service. The filet mignon was probably the only good part. The vegetables looked very droopy and sad. Don't feel like I got what I paid for. Restaurant could use a good cleaning too...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst experience
    stephanie25
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have been to many hibachis but this was by far the worse experience . There were no tricks or presentation. The guy attempted too throw shrimp tails in his hat and failed each time. I believe they gave us someone who was in training and not ready he didn't season the meat, he was super nervous and he would forget everyone's order and do it incorrectly . If it wasn't for his smile and happiness to be there I would give it zero stars. I think for the price they should definately train their workers before releasing them. The food was rubbery and flavorless. Everyone's food wasn't on the table to be cooked
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner & a Show!
    yummmmmm
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The sushi is always divine & the Hibachi is always fun to watch! My 2 picky little eaters LOVE the fried rice & the grilled beef. Great 42nd birthday!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was terrible. The waitress failed to clear the table post soups and salads and failed to bring the two children in my party "kids chop sticks" and/or forks despite numerous requests. Hiabachi is fun and generally a great experience; however, simple things like cutlery and clean place settings make all the difference. Additionally, Hibachi is generally a "show" for the most par, complete with an onion volcano and silly knife tricks. Our chef just cooked.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    Luvbenihana
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is great for big groups that want a little something different for there dining experience. The food is amazing and its great because it's cooked right in front of you! The chef's there have great personalities and like to joke around with the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM!!!
    luv4food
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was great, drinks were great, ambiance was amazing. Would definitely return and recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Did not get seated until after 9pm for 8:30 reservation. Service was very slow. Did not have any food until around 9:30pm. Was with 2 children. Asked for ice cream to go and check while we were finishing meal. Took forever to get that as well. Habachi is good. Service is poor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • date night
    foodiechick
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I had another wonderful experience at benihana with my honey. No bad reviews. Can't wait to do it again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sip1VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Only 2 servers for the whole restaurant during lunch hour! The chef burnt all the veggies and the fried rice didn't even mix well! Kids love having lunch hear, but kidda disappointed this time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but.......
    yankeesnut724
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We celebrated two birthdays. It was a great time overall but was a little surprised the chef wasn't more interactive. Initially forgot to take our pic and serve our ice cream but remembered at the end of our meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails
    Amm2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Benihana is and had always been my favorite restaurant. The food, the drinks and the show is all great. My family and I always have a great time together. It's kid friendly. I have a three year old and I love how he enjoys himself and can be as loud as he would like.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, quick service
    MamaG
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We stop at Benihana with our kids often after getting off the fire island ferry. The food is great, the service is quick and they are always able to accommodate us within a reasonable amount of time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.