The food selection was amazing
The food selection was amazing and the show while preparing your selections in front of you was fun to watch.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Full of laughs
We went to celebrate our 3 year anniversary. The Chef was hilarious. We both had a great time.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benihana is a fun place to
Benihana is a fun place to take kids or groups. The food is good but the meal is more about the group experience. Our 7 and 10 year old kids really enjoyed it. They also sat in one place for 90 minutes at the restaurant and the bill was cheaper than going out to a decent restaurant and getting a babysitter! Would highly recommend for something different for dinner with your kids or with a group.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is great and the skill
Food is great and the skill of the chef is fun to watch.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only minor complaint was
The only minor complaint was that my husband ordered a drink when we first arrived and by the time it was brought our meal was already half way over :/
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrate Good Times
Went here for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. Extremely attentive staff and our chef was fun and showed awesome cooking chops. As always the food was above reproach.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Teriyaki But A Little Rushed
I loved the atmosphere of the place and the food matched the dining experience. The room was energetic and the teriyaki steak was cooked to perfection. One drawback was the quick attitude of the waitress who rushed through the dining experience.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Mother's Day Lunch
We had a good lunch at Benihanna's for Mother's Day. As always the food was very good and the chef was intertaining. The restaurant was understaffed which resulted in an unreasonable wait at the table for the cooking to start (more than an hour). The manager provided generous compensation for the wait that helped alleviate the frustration.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience
Every moment is a delight at Benihana! Having the chef right at your table, sharing the experience with others, and knowing the meal will not only be exceptional, but healthy, makes this restaurant a perfect choice for any occasion.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here for Mother's Day. We were very thankful that we had made a reservation ahead of time because even though we were there at 2pm when a restaurant is less busy, they were telling people without reservations that they would have to wait more than an hour for a table! There were 7 of us total so we were able to have our own table. Our chef was so entertaining! And the other wait staff was great as well. Our waters and teas were always full and extra plates cleared quickly. They also gave us a free group photo that would could download from the website. We will definitely be back.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We asked to be moved when another table of children began screaming and running around the restaurant. The staff was very kind and helped us.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
one of the best meals i've ever had
i had the filet and scallops and it was to die for! we had to wait a little longer than i would have liked for our chef to arrive, but once maverick started, he was very friendly, entertaining and skilled. definitely worth the wait!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always A Joy
Benihana is a reliable choice for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. On this visit our chef was particularly impressive, he was very funny and the tricks he did were very impressive. As always the food was fabulous: fantastic fried rice, tasty salad and steak so tender it melts in your mouth. We will go again many times, they're always delightful.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall a great experience
My daughter and I love coming to Benihana. The food, the company, the entertainment all make it a happy place for us. So I was quite confused and a little annoyed when I received the check and they automatically added an 18% "suggested" gratuity! What?? For a party of 3?? This has NEVER happened before. I was splitting the bill with my friend, so when I asked the server to split it and take off the gratuity because I would be paying it in cash, she didn't, and I had to get the manager over. He then seemed irritated that I wanted the gratuity taken off! I told him I would pay it in cash! I have never had these problems before. Please DO NOT add on the gratuity for parties of less than 8. How RUDE is that! You may lose customers.....
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Sangria
Food was excellent. Sangria drinks were fantastic.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first experience with Benihana and I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious food. I expected the food to be very generic because I thought the big draw was the cooking experience. Everything I had was cooked to perfection and the flavors were fantastic. I can't wait to go back!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of 21 had a great
Our party of 21 had a great time at Benihana's yesterday. Staff was extremely accommodating and made us feel welcome. Food was delicious and chefs entertaining
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Evening (Near Flatiron)
Wonderful experience near our Rennaisance Hotel... Not a huge date place, or low lighting, but friendly and great food. One of the best Benihanas I've ever been to... I've eaten at 30 locations and this is in the top 5....
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table side Chef Gerze (sp?) was both an entertainer and excellent cook. He was very friendly and interactive.
Loved the experience.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top notch all around
Benihana is obviously best-known for the energetic and inventive culinary acrobatics of its chefs, and for the fact that they cook your meal right in front of you. The experience was entertaining, the food was fantastic, and we enjoyed sharing the experience with two other groups of people at our table. While it can be expensive for the Chateaubriand steak and lobster tails, they also offer more wallet-friendly options which are still top quality. Highly recommended.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food! Fun atmosphere
We went for a birthday celebration. We loved it! Food is amazing and you can eat healthy. Watching the food preparation is entertaining. They sing for birthdays! The bananas tempura was amazing!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, No Privacy
The food is always good here. The cook was personable and entertaining so it is perfect for birthdays. I do not like having to share the table with others though. This is a huge draw back for me.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The show was one of the best
The show was one of the best we have seen at Benihana's in a long time
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun evening out
We took my visiting parents and a rather picky eater friend here for a special treat. The food was quite good, but definitely Americanized (I've been to Japan). It was good and well seasoned and even the picky eater could enjoy the meat and vegetables, by choosing not to dip in the various sauces. The chef was fun to watch and witty and we enjoyed the entertainment experience as much as the food. Service was very good, with multiple servers checking on us and the manager following up to be sure we were pleased with our experience. Note that there aren't very many Japanese in the area so your chef might not be Japanese. I know that similar restaurants will hire Korean or Chinese chefs to "look right." To me it's about the food.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better for large groups
We enjoyed our vist a lot. The food was delicious, the chef was wonderful and the service was top notch. The only thing that would have made my visit better was if my group had been larger so that I would not be seated with a group of strangers, that made our visit a bit awkward.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a lot of great energy and an amazing perfectly put together show in addition to an amazing tasting meal!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
It was packed, but since we had reservations we were seated within minutes of arrival. The food was great like always. I had ordered shrimp tempura, but it was cold and chewy. Turns out they were training new staff, and they offered to make it right. I decided to pass since a meal there comes with so much food anyway, so they took it off my bill. Things like that happen, but as long as they are willing to make it right, I don't mind too much.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there to celebrate
We were there to celebrate my birthday with friends and family and absolutely loved it!!! Food and service were excellent!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good value at lunch. Nice
Good value at lunch. Nice atmosphere, decent service.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and chef!
Everything was fantastic except the 2 wait staff we had. Kept forgetting drinks, slacking on refills, and we saw both of them standing around and texting..
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty, no fire in a volcano
I've been to Benihana's around the country about 12 times this year. Love going when traveling to meet random folks and have a conversation. Always talk to strangers; they are your best entertainment value!
This appears to be a reasonably new location, so everything is beautiful and well laid out and new. Dinner was excellent as always. Our chef Angel was quite adept and entertained a table with kids while still leaving the adults happy.
My only complaint, if there could be one: no fire in the volcanos! Local rules and crazy insurance liabilities, I'm sure. The Man always keeping us down when it comes to fun.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved it!
Wonderful! Very entertaining, meet and visit with new people. Food was great! Loved Maverick!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took my daughter and her boyfriend to dinner for her birthday. Most of the food was outstanding except for my daughter and her boyfriends Teriyaki Chicken was very dry. I would recommend the steak and chicken for 2 it was the bomb.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our cook Maverick was awesome!
Our cook Maverick was awesome! He puts on a great show and cooks his food to perfection. Also the manger is very friendly and always makes sure we leave satisfied.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went there for the husbands birthday, neither one of us were guests at the Flatirons Benihana prior to this week, it was busy but we were seated quickly. Our wait staff was very good and remembered our dietary needs.
We had a good dinner and he liked the Kirin beer. We ordered the steak and chicken special, it was wonderful and very tasty. I especially like the fried rice. Will be going back in the future.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire experience was
The entire experience was exceptional, the food was excellent and there was a lot of it. Our cook was very talented and funny. It was part of what made our one year anniversary very special.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. I would not recommend this as a first date. Even though this was not our first date I could see how it would very difficult to focus on getting to know each other with all of the noise and sitting in a group of people you might not know.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dining experience. The grandkids had fun. This was our first time .
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there and we will definitely be back!! Chef was skillful an waitress was as full of knowledge about the food as one could be
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely love Benihana!!! The food is fantastic, the staff is very friendly and we always have a wonderful time when dining there! Definitely worth recommending to anyone and everyone!!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for birthday dinner and couldn't be happier with the overall great service and food.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, get you in an out fast
We were a tiny bit disappointed how quick we were moved through the experience. We would have liked a little more time to sit and enjoy. But the chef and the food was fantastic.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's nice to have a fun dinner out with my kids, and even more fun to enjoy a great dining experience with another family. My kids love watching their food prepared in front of them and getting on opportunity to chat with other families sitting around the same area. They asked when I'll be taking them back again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered samurai treat. Filet mignon and shrimp. Got three shrimp, chef cut filet in half and put half on another dinners plate..
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for Birthdays!
I really enjoyed the show, the food was absolutely amazing and I would recommend this place to anyone!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated promptly and were immediately taken care of for drinks. Appetizers were out in plenty of time before the cook came out to cook for us. The cook was friendly and did a wonderful job of cooking our orders to specifications. Overall it was a great experience. It was my wife's birthday so we thought we would go someplace special. I am glad we did. Prices are reasonable so now it won't have to be for a special occasion anymore!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our chef was funny and efficient, great food and a great dining experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 6 including 1 child. Food was wonderful. Service very good. "Rain" / Patrick was our Habachi chef and provided us with great food and great entertainment. If something could be done to reduce noise, that would make it perfect. Hard for group conversation. had reservation and seated promptly.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great entertainment for the whole family. I personally have never seen my grandchildren eat so much.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date Night at Benihana
Overall we had a great experience. My only complaint is that the soup was luke warm and a little bland. Our sushi appetizer and entrees were fantastic! The cook at our counter was very fun and enthusiastic.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM