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Benihana - Wheeling
Benihana - Wheeling

Benihana - Wheeling Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/wheeling-il-wh
  • Phone: (847) 465-6021
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 5:00 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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dundee Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Benihana - Wheeling
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
  • "Had a great experience. Food was very good, enjoyed the chef performance. I'll come back here again definetly"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The greeting was somewhat dry like okay your here follow me. The waiter was very informative and attentive to our needs. The chef did his routine, but I expected a little more. The food presentation looked tasty but it turned out to be bland. The cost for dinner for 3 was a little costly but I expected that. All in all it was a nice one time experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had a great time. Chef was very friendly and as usual food was great. They're able to handle allergy requests very easily. We actually had a table to ourselves this time. They sat other diners as they came in to different tables. Embarassed as usual with Happy Birthday singing but it was nice. Quiet that it was when we got there,it started to get lively and really busy by the time our dinner was completed. Will be back again soon and bring friends next time."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nice place to take up to eight people for lunch as it is entertaining and semi-private. Good show and good food!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "An expensive place like this should offer a discount option to be seated with a chef in training. The whole point is the show. Our chef was rude and very clearly new and almost injured one of our guests when he let go of his very large fork!! He had no idea how to address an incorrect order which the waiter messed up because he didn't understand English very well. Likely we will not go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very nice place, food was good. Everyone had a good time. The only thing of note is that the exhaust fan was loud, which made it difficult to hear what was being said."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Kind of disappointed with our cook. He must have been a newbie. No tricks were done and I believe he gave me the wrong meat. I ordered filet and I think he gave me someone's sirloin. It was still good, but not worth the price I paid for Samurai meal. We went for a birthday. It was a nice they gave us a picture to remember our dinner."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Ordered hibachi shrimp and scallops as well as vegetable fried rice. Onion soup was decent but was a tad too salty. Vegetable fried rice was alright. Salad dressing had a strong ginger flavor to it but still was tasty. The shrimp and scallops were cooked well and were the perfect texture. Not the best I have ever tasted though. The sauce that went with them was alright. Initially taken to sit in a table that already had a large family sitting there with two empty seats. We have dietary restrictions so that would not have worked for us plus it would have ruined the romantic air of our date. A little confused on how to provide tips since there was a cook and a server."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Best food, very healthy, Good environment, friendly workers."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were very happy that the service was excellent and the staff were very attentive to our needs. Not easy having four kids at the table, but everyone was very helpful to make things easier!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate a birthday, it was so hot we had to leave before dessert. It was approximately 75 outside so not an overly warm evening, we were seated in back of restaurant. Manager offered no explanation when we came and discussed with him not was he overly empathetic."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The treatment we got aNd the embarrassment we received from the manager & server were incredibly rude & embarrassing! We will NEVER Return!! Omar our Chef was absolutley incredible, talented & sweet & made our nite a little better after we decided to stay. I don't recommend celebrating your birthday here. Birthday dinner ruined if it wasn't for our chef Omar! Kudos to Omar!!!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was good. I like that it's prepared right in front of you. Great for a group of friends but not so much for a date or anything like that."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "food wasn't that great for the price. Wouldn't recommend"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went on Father's day. Kids enjoyed the food and the ambiance."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our chef, Rio at the hibachi was very talented and friendly. We had a great Father's Day."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food in general was under seasoned. Didn't expect to sit with a unknown group next to us"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The steak-chicken combo dinner was excellent. We had a great time celebrating several birthdays at this dinner."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had reservations at 7:00 p.m., we arrived just before 7 and had to wait until after 7:15 for seating. We ordered drinks and had to wait at least 15-minutes before they arrived. Two of the items we ordered never arrived. We had to find the waiter a couple of times to order additional drinks. At the end of the night the waiter brought the wrong check. The food and the show were average. We have better shows at other hibachi style grills."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Fun restaurant for the whole family! It's like dinner and a show. Great food and service. Two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our party of five including my 93 year old father-in-law thoroughly enjoyed our chefs expertise and showmanship. And the food was excellent. Filet mignon was superb and various seafood dishes were also great"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Very disappointed. food was ok, but very expensive for what you get. plus the quality has really gone down hill. the authentic talented table chefs that made this place famous are few, so the ambience is lost. dont waste your time. I think Bennihana has seen better days. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food and service were fine, but nothing to get excited about."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We called ahead for lunch and when we sat to eat she said we couldn't order lunch. The cook was not engaged and he was dropping food when he was doing tricks. We go to the one in Schaumburg all the time and the service is always great. I will never go back to the one in wheeling. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We went for a birthday lunch. Our meals were prepared perfectly with 5 people selecting different dishes. The winner was the chateau briand. This is not a place for people with hearing problems though. The fan above the table is so loud it's hard to hear people on the far side of the table even though the tables are not very large. The chef serves two tables opposite each other and there was a large family with children at the other table which also made hearing difficult. Overall, the food was fresh and well prepared. Benihanna is a great treat for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I thought it was great our table neighbors were awful because they complianed the entire time"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We brought our mother/grandmother here for her 80th birthday, the first since her husband passed away. We were looking for something really different for her, to create new memories. We placed her in the center seat, directly across from the chef. Her eyes were glued to his every movement, and afterward she couldn't stop talking about the experience. Oh, and the food was great. Three of us had the scallops - tender and sweet. None of us used the cream sauce, and most asked for mustard sauce, esp. for the steak. This is a great place for a family gathering, where you can be satisfied with conversing only with your adjacent diners, as there's a lot going on!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great restaurant, delicious food ,kid friendly :), great place to celebrate some special occasion or for family dinner !!!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was good, service was perfect and chef was personable. We had a mid afternoon reservation so there ended up being just 4 at our table. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "well its always the same, menu, what can i sell you and nothing is free at Bennie's maybe they wil start to value customer who show up with 7 people "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was really fresh and the service was excellent! I will surely return here!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Visited restaurant to celebrate 2 birthdays. We were a group of 7 women. Our chef (entertainer) delighted us with his knife skills, personality and cooking expertise. He was respectful of the two guests who are allergic to shrimp and cooked our meals very cautiously. A tofu alternative appetizer was provided for the 2 allergic guests. At the end of our delicious meal, a photograph of our group was taken and presented to each of the birthday ladies as a wonderful souvenir of a totally delightful evening. We will definitely return to Benihana."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Went with a group of 6 and a 3 yr old . Service good and we went to our table and got drinks The only I can say is the food had too much salt and the preparation was boring The last time we dined the cook was more engaging and fun . This one was kinda boring We got home to looking for a bathroom !"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was great but this is definitely something you'd rather do as a group. I took my girlfriend here expecting to have a romantic date......epic fail.....I was totally unaware that we would have to share a table with a party of five that we didn't even know......this is something that should be advertised when directed to the website.......also the waitress and the chef share the tip so I was left leaving a extremely large tip to ensure that the waitress was properly compensated."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I did not want to go there, but my daughter made me. And that was the best decession of the day!! I believe all was said already, what could be said about that place.....just go there!! You won't regret!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Nine of us went for my sister-in-laws birthday. We got exactly what you would expect from Benehana - good food, good service and a kid friendly "nice" meal at a reasonable price. It is a great place to go if you want a moderately priced teppanaki experience"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Went on a Sunday; took pretty good care of us, but could tell that the staff was pressed to get to everybody as quickly as they wanted to."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I always love Benihana, but this location was a first visit. Don't know what was wrong with the ventilation, but we all ended up smelling like the food after we left. Our jackets soaked up all the smell from the neighbor tables. It was fine when our table was cooking, but after it was done and even before our table, overwhelming fishy smell kind of left a bad taste..."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I haven't been to Benihana in several years, and really looked forward to it. However, there was such an uncomfortable cold draft that was there except when the cooking was going on. Most of the people around us had their winter coats on! Also, we missed the old Japanese experience...most of the chefs were definitely not Japanese."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Overall was great my wife really love it,food was excellent,cook was very good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014