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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Benihana - Westbury reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (90)special occasion (76)kid-friendly (61)great for lunch (26)fit for foodies (21)romantic (15)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Nice idea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent! Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
  • Satisfied
    JP40806
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Very good food and the atmosphere was great for my kids. They loved our chef who was very friendly and they though the hibachi style was so much fun. Seemed a lil over priced through for the quantity of food that you receive and they said you get rice with your meal but if u want fried rice, its and extra $4
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Got Hooked into going by a Friend
    ILIKE2EATOUT
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Will never go back. Overpriced and tasteless Food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Enjoyable
    BluesboyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Have dined here more than 6x over the past two years and it is always an enjoyable experience. Food is good, wait staff are attentive and the chefs put on a good show especially for the kids. Great place to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service Why Make a Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Honestly, the service was rushed, frantic and hassled. The people who were handling the seating of people seemed flustered. We made 7:30 reservations for a party of 7 and were not seated until 8:30. Several other parties had this same issue. I would not recommend going here. Why bother to make a reservation, it seemed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy Noisy Noisy!!
    Sally
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food is great ! A shame the service is terrible and the place is so loud u can't have a conversation with anyone with yelling for someone to hear you! I had 6:30 reservations and we still had to wait 30 min to be seated. If I were to go back may just be for lunch .. Food is good though
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inexperienced cook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We recently went to Benihanas for my son's graduation. The waiter burned some of the food and did not bring enough to serve the table. ..the food had no taste and was not seasoned. This was the worse tasting food we've ever had at Benihanas which usually tastes pretty good. After this, I may not go back for a while but it's still a good place if you get a good cook.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last time I would ever go here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It started with an expired beer. The chef was not fun at all he didn't talk rarely did tricks and it was just boring. When I go to a hibachi place I expect a fun time laughter and a fun and joyful chef who appreciates the tables. So I got my food and maybe I got the wrong dish (spicy hibachi chicken) and it was just not good they doused it in hot sauce and had no hibachi flavor what so ever. Usually the rice is cooked first but instead the meat was and by the time I got the rice and a complete plate the meat was cold. Usually when I leave a hibachi restaurant I am jam packed and can't for anything else in my stomach but I felt that I can eat a whole entire meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy birthday!
    JustDee
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went because we had a birthday coupon which really helps the price. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. There were only 8 other people at our table so we weren't squished. Everyone was friendly making for a fun time at the time. Sodas were refilled quickly without having to try to get someone's attention.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GRADUATION CELEBRATION
    deedeelongisland
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Celebrated our daughter's HS graduation here. Needed reservations for 9pm on a Sunday and that's too late for many restaurants but Benihana was able to accommodate us. It was fun, food was good and we left happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My boys love Benihana! They love to watch the chefs cook! They try always try something new! My older son has Autism and does not like vegetables! He tried and ate the zucchini that was made for him! It was an awesome time and we always meet new people!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always
    lovingfood
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Thank you for the exquisite food. The chefs are excellent and the waitress and waiters are very accomodating. However, the managers should treat their workers more politely. They work so hard and I have caught managers giving them dirty looks several times. I go to Benihana very frequently because I LOVE the food and the service, therefore managers please step up and be nicer to those that make your business bloom :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Johnson
    luvulikecookedfood
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The ambiance was enticing, the staff courteous, food delicious.cook entreating a little bit. We enjoyed the whole idea of the Benihanna dinning experience and left satisfied completely with portions just right and enough flavor to entice all of your taste buds topped off by the desert. A fine dining experience that I would recommend to all. But be careful it can become addicting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUEnRICHVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The last few times we went to benihana we had been disappointed. However, this time there was quite an improvement. Our waitress was attentive and our chef prepared everything perfectly. The manager came around to check if we were satisfied which also was a welcome change. Glad to see someone paying attention. Our one criticism has to do with the seating. Eleven people at one table is too much. We were bumping elbows. Its too tight. Its a much nicer experience when there are fewer people at the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of food
    Smuckers
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    You get a lot of good for your money but it doesn't stay hot so u end up eating cold food. They should cook all the vegetables first then the meat or fish then the rice. I ordered filet mignon and it came with mushrooms but I goty meat then 15 minutes later I got mushrooms so I didn't get to enjoy them with my meat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Stefswife
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It's always a good experience. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happydiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My kids loved the cooking and actually ate the vegetables
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Everything was good but the facilities, I.e., bathrooms were horrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    nicetime
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My family enjoys going to Benihana for all of our birthday dinners. The $30 birthday certificate is a great deal, and the food is tasty (if a bit salty). Though the show is always the same, the chefs are happy to be there and entertain as well as make great food. Our chef last night was also asking us how we were enjoying everything, which was nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumo Chase's Dad
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Recent visit had WONDERFUL waitress, with good food and entertaining chef. Wait staff is hit or miss at times, but this time we hit! Chef was accomodating to requests of more daughter and put on a good show. Menu is more varied than nearby Shiro
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just like I remembered
    Anniedines
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I hadn't been to Benihana in years, and nothing much has changed. I was pleasantly surprised to find the food still tasting delicious, and the grill show was still such fun. The hostess was a little pushy and not very friendly, but our waitress and chef were great. All in all, for a special occasion, especially a large group, I would definitely go to Benihana again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    gotwine55
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The chef we had lacked in energy. I was more entertained with other tables. We also felt very rushed to give our drink orders and food orders; they didn't give us sufficient time to look at the menu. To top it off, I told the server at the very beginning that it was my aunts birthday and when it came time to sing the song the other family got their ice cream with a candle and my aunt receive a last minute makeshift ice cream bowl (they took a candle out of their pocket and placed it on any ice cream bowl). Did not have such a great experience. Perhaps the one in NY might be better, I'm disappointed in the one at Westbury.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food is good
    Fran
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I like the food . I met nice people. Didn't have to wait to long. I will be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Show!
    Mookie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food was ample and delicious, and as usual, we were entertained by our server's skill at the hibachi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good night
    JustDee
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We go several times a year but this time was really good. The food was fresh and cooked to perfection. Drinks were refilled in a timely matter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate