We are ALWAYS happy to go
We are ALWAYS happy to go to my favorite restaurant! I enjoy the food, the staff & watching the funny stuff while food is being cooked!!! I will go as often as I can!!!
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our cook, Louis, was amazing!!!
Our cook, Louis, was amazing!!! When I come back, I will hope/try to get him! His excitement and personality is what made our experience exciting & desiring to come back soon!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My first experience was great, the staff was great, the chef was entertaining. I would tell my family and friends about my experience and will advise them to go. Benihana fan!!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Restaurant is cheap and stingy
Everything was as expected but the restaurant was a little stingy: the menue indicated that the meal package included soup/salad, tempura, rice, and ice cream; however no tempura. When asked was told it was coming but none came. Asked for hot sauce and they brought small plate and charged 0.75 cents. That is cheap. Wonder why they did not charge for soy sauce??? Parking at lunch time was not validated, only from dinner time. Parking is parking, why the difference?
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was there with a work group.
Was there with a work group. Was a fun way to relax after a long day. Food was awesome.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we first got there is
When we first got there is took way to long for us to get our drinks. After we sat down at our table though the service got better
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Doan the best!
Our chef, Doan, was very entertaining and made our experience very special. I would come back again and would like him has our chef.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We would have liked to have
We would have liked to have had a little more elbow room - there were 10 of us crammed into an 8 person table. Maybe they don't have any other option though for a group this size. We were celebrating a teenagers birthday. The food is always good, unfortunately our "chef" wasn't all that entertaining.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I normally love going to benihanas
I normally love going to benihanas . I was dissapointed this time with the service we recieved from our waitress At first she was doing good. After the chef cooked our food we didn't see her again . I tried many times to get one if the other waitress to help us but was unable to get help. Finally i just went to the hostesses syand and told them thay our waitress had not come back since the chef cooked and that our kids would like deseart and we want our check. The hostess came to our table then got us helped and at the pount of paying our bill our orignal waitress showed back up.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benihana still sets the standard
Benihana still sets the standard for the Japanese steakhouse. The chefs are excellent and the food is fresh and delicious. A definite recommend.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benihana's Is The Best
This was my first visit to this restaurant and it exceeded my expectations. It was everything a hibachi should be. It definitely lived up to the famous Benihana's reputation.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A big thanks to our server Caitlyn for being awesome and the cook Israel who did a wonderful job and the manager there wed night. YOU all made the day special for our friends 30th birthday.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday Benihana Review
I have an awesome time celebrating my birthday at Benihana the food was great the service was amazing.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Benihana's is a place with good food, very energetic and good service. I recommend it especially for lunch as the prices are kind of steep for dinner.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and the staff were very friendly
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese Flare Dining
Downton Houston Benihana's, was the perfect choice for a group of 10, with adults and kids. The service was great and friendly. and the food was exactly what was expected. Kids first time and first Japanese style food. The could not get enough
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, drinks were awesome and the service was superb! No complaints from me and definitely will be back! It was our first time there and glad I chose here for my birthday dinner this year!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service and Good Food
We had mentioned to the server that we were trying to leave in time to make it to the theater. He took extra care to ensure that we were finished on time. The food was great and the overall service was outstanding! I would recommend this location to all my friends.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday at Benihana
We went to celebrate a friends birthday and it was nice. Its hard to hear when the person is there cooking and I always hate the seating at hibachi, we had 4 people and had to sit at the corner so it was a little hard . But overall the staff was great and so was the food.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic Family Night
Benihana's is a great place to bring kids. They'll enjoy the many tricks of the chef who works right in front of your eyes!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family has been going to
My family has been going to Benihana - Downtown Houston for 20 years to celebrate family birthdays. It's been my son's favorite restaurant since he was 3 years old. The chefs always make a point to entertain as well as prepare a delicious meal. We always have a good time at Benihana! FYI, regarding parking ... Benihana validates your parking ticket if you parking the parking garage over the restaurant.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for group outing
My coworkers and I took our summer intern for a farewell lunch and had a great time. Our intern was all smiles and impressed with our choice of restaurant for his send-off. The chef entertained us with his skills and humor. Fantastic atmosphere! We will definitely return again for a work luncheon.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the chef he was very
Loved the chef he was very entertaining
Food was Excellent as always
The waitress was great very attentive
I received a full colored print out picture for my Birthday
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
ALL of the food is delicious, but the hibachi chicken fried rice is absolutely unbeatable. Also, join their loyalty program - they do birthdays right!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taking a large group (8) and eating a Benihana's guarantees the entire hibachi will just be your group, but even for smaller groups it's a nice meal and the chef's are always funny.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Benihana is always a great place to go for en event like a birthday for a large group of people. The ambiance around the tables with the grill and your own personal chef is always energetic and fun. The chef is entertaining while still producing delicious and beautiful food. I highly recommend Benihana for a group of friends and co-workers or a romantic evening with your significant other. You will not be disappointed.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another solid night at Benihana
We ate dinner at Benihana for my wife's birthday and it was another solid performance by one of our favorite "fun date" restaurants. The food is always very good--the fried rice was exceptional this time--and the service was very attentive. The chef was hilarious and entertaining, while also doing a nice job with the food. The place was packed and the restaurant was noisy, but tolerable. About the only negative was the excessive amount of smoke in the place. Not sure if the vent fans were not working properly, but for whatever reason, they were not clearing the place of the amount of smoke being produced by the grills.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Morica was amazing! She gave
Morica was amazing! She gave us excellent service, and because of her we will come back! Thank you!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kids love it!
My two year old sat through a whole meal in restaurant for the first time ever! My daughter and him loved the demonstration, and the staff was very kid friendly. Our whole family had a wonderful time.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a great meal, preparing the food was so entertaining and a great experience. A must go to place for everyone for a great dinning experience and fantastic evening.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable but noisy.
Our evening was enjoyable because we were with friends and family. However, the noise level was rather much. It was very hard to hear the waitress and chef.
We will probably return due to the great food. Highly recommend if you are seeking good food, entertainment and relaxing atmosphere.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made my reservation, checked in , and was seated promptly. The atmosphere was great and our cook was so funny. I took a co-worker visiting from out of town there and she loved it.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
i had an all around wonderful time at benihanas. it was my first time going but id heard multiple great reviews about the place. the waitress was very diligent and friendly. the food & the chef was amazing! id definately recommend this place to all of my coworkers or anyone who wants to enjoy a beautiful oriental ambiance along with wonderful cuisine! if i had 3 thumbs, theyd all be up!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't Have Asked For More!!
The food was great, the service was impeccable! A special day enhanced by our visit here!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
great service but flaws!
Took 2 family members for birthdays but was unable to use their birthday discounts due to technical flaw.....disappointing! Spent $260 great meal!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Lunch place
I did not know what to expect eating here for lunch. I loved the food especially the chicken fried rice. Great experience too. Steak and chicken were also awesome.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have a special love for hibachi!! I think it is an entertaining way to interact with your food, friends and/or strangers. I have been to Benihana a few times but never this location. I went on 9/28/2013, which was the same Saturday as the Houston Wine Festival downtown. So the crowd of guests was pretty lively but they were very entertaining. Our chef Israel was pretty skilled and even knew a few phrases in Japanese. I went because my boyfriend said he had never been so I decided to treat him. We made our reservations and waited about 10 minutes at the bar (AMAZING DRINKS). The service in the lounge area is pretty poor so make sure you sit at the hibachi tables.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here several times over the years. Fun for first timers who have not been to Japan or have not seen the performance of the table chefs.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went because we had my parents in a town and wanted something a bit different. Food was very good and our chef was incredibly entertaining. Would defiantly go back!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is entertaining and has good food. The portions are a bit small with a high price but overall it's a good place to have dinner. I would not recommend going to lunch here because it takes quite a long time to be served. So if you're crunched for time then wait until it's dinner time.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Louie was the best part!
We arrived at the restaurant a hour for our reservations late thanks to traffic but they were very accommodating and still say us right away. I was worried when I looked around and all the other cookers were quiet. I was really hoping for a show. Luckily we got Louie as our chef and he was amazing. He came to the table immediately joking and making everyone laugh. The whole time he was cooking, he made sure to engage us and we all appreciated it. He was awesome. Our waitress made sure out drinks were full always and we needed for nothing. The only downside to this was they sat us next to their cleaning corner. It had all their cleaning supplies and stuff which disturbed my ambiance a bit. Louie made me forget about that! We had a great time
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
me and my date had a great time
it was great service from the beginning we walked in to the time we left. food was great and drinks were wonderful. great spot for couples or people starting off dating
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time being here. Me and my wife enjoyed the entertainment, drinks, & food. It was a great experience, a bit pricey but worth it
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, great food,
Great service, great food, great environment! Had a great dining experience. Can't wait to visit again.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went with a friend to celebrate his new job. We were promptly seated and had a nice and attentive server. Our chef was fun and did a lot of tricks. I've been here multiple times, but it never disappoints!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM