Benihana - Wheeling
Benihana - Wheeling

Benihana - Wheeling

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.benihana.com/locations/wheeling-il-wh
  • Phone: 8474656021x
  • 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: 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: 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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Benihana - Wheeling reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)special occasion (22)kid-friendly (21)fit for foodies (11)great for lunch (11)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (6)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Always a good time
    SteakLover22
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My family and I love coming to Benihana for special occasions. There's great food and great entertainment at once. The kids love the show the chefs put on. It never gets old. And the food is outstanding. They fill you up with soup, salad, rice, entree and dessert if you like. Make sure to ask for chicken fried rice. It's delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • showmanship
    Mugwump
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We miss the interaction with the chef...He cooks good but needs to be more interactive. Did a couple things but was very quiet. We had 2 children and they had more fun with their hat menus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frozen by air and neighbors
    Frozen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were placed at a table in direct path of the fans. It was freezing. We were told where to sit and our table mates were told and three chairs were empty between us. This did not encourage any conversation and our table mates were less than friendly. I would have liked to have a more raucous table and more fun filled than it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent and Reliable
    ChicagoFoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great lunch place for special occassions. Entertaining and seating style engages all guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Jason
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a great experience. Food was very good, enjoyed the chef performance. I'll come back here again definetly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried it once, no need to return.
    ChicagoIl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Boopie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good For Lunch with Groups
    ChicagoFoodie
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad service
    wantgoodservice
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mal0006
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HK53
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    only1man2b
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Best food, very healthy, Good environment, friendly workers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attentive!
    Sunny
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Air conditioning totally inadequate
    Familyfoodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 142 reviews are from the Benihana - Wheeling reviews archive.
  • HORRiBLE HORRiBLE HORRiBLE
    Got2shopVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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!!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for a group
    LuvFood1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    food wasn't that great for the price. Wouldn't recommend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place!
    Gomax
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went on Father's day. Kids enjoyed the food and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chef entertainment
    saundra
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our chef, Rio at the hibachi was very talented and friendly. We had a great Father's Day.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Chef2cook
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food in general was under seasoned. Didn't expect to sit with a unknown group next to us
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday celebration
    Seniordiner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The steak-chicken combo dinner was excellent. We had a great time celebrating several birthdays at this dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food not bad, service needs work
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Fun restaurant for the whole family! It's like dinner and a show. Great food and service. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Graduation celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forget it!!!
    notforme
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    emily
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food and service were fine, but nothing to get excited about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad service
    food2loveVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I thought it was great our table neighbors were awful because they complianed the entire time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 80th Birthday Celebration
    MomSeldomCooks
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Claude
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great restaurant, delicious food ,kid friendly :), great place to celebrate some special occasion or for family dinner !!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time.
    Apachegirl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • well i can for the show adn stayed
    Michael1VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Midge
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food was really fresh and the service was excellent! I will surely return here!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Fun
    atethere
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday ok
    Mermee
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleased but confused
    foodfreak
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YOU MUST go there :)
    Wanda
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place go a family special occa
    GregVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.