Great Time for My Birthday Dinner!!
The food, the chef (highly entertaining, engaging, charming), the ambiance were great! I wish they had more selections for dessert besides Ice Cream or rainbow sherbert, but this is minor. I really enjoyed the Japanese birthday songs to cap off a delightful dinner. The service was wonderful without being too intrusive.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Event success :)
I would strongly suggest anyone who wants to plan a top notch event to book this place .
I Made reservations for a client of mine for a graduation celebration and Benihana's Bethesda pull out all the stops for them. I even had some very high profile guess that came to the restaurant and the feed back I got was that everyone felt comfortable and special, which is very hard to do with celebrity's. Great service, great staff.and another wonderful event .I will bed booking benihana's again .
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for my birthday. They gave me a pic with my friends. Sung a song and gave me dessert. It was awesome. The food was phenomenal.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fun. Good food.
My son chose Benihana for his after-graduation dinner! It was a great choice - we had a wonderful time:) Everyone was in a festive mood... the food was yummy, the service was friendly as everyone was eager to please, and there was definitely a celebratory vibe in the restaurant. A lot of fun for the whole family!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
i would recommend for a fun time!
benihana's its nice.....but the really good thing is the experience of eating food cooked right in front of you on a hibachi table.....the food isnt the greatest but the experience is amazing!!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for groups & special
Great for groups & special occasions- Had 9 from out of state that appreciated the relaxed atmosphere. Everyone tried something new to them & liked it. Staff very attentive, kept drinks filled & the orders correct. They seated us right away & gave us time to make our choices, as it was new for us we needed more time. The show was fabulous. By the end of the meal the kids hadn't realized that 2 hours had passed! 1/2 our group was teenaged boys & they went away filled & happy -that is an accomplishment! Our waiter was very personable & inquired about sticker shock when the tab came but because you had your menu & prices on this website where we made our reservations we knew what we were getting into and were fine with it. Well done!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and stellar service
My family of 6 dined on a Saturday night, and we were pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the ingredients. The vegetables were all very fresh and lightly cooked, the steak, chicken, shrimp and scallops were all cooked to order for each person and none were overcooked. They were able to accommodate our request that all meals be gluten-free, so they provided gluten-free tamari rather than the usual soy sauce, and the staff was very attentive to make sure we didn't accidentally get any salad dressing or sauce that had gluten ingredients in it. The staff was warm and friendly and interacted well with my children, kept our glasses full, and checked in on us regularly. It was a beautiful dinner experience and I highly recommend it.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been coming here for
We've been coming here for years and we can always expect great food and service.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although there was a lack
Although there was a lack of actual waiters avaliable, the food was amazing and even better drinks!
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was awasome the very friendly the staff and chef
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had forgotten how good Benihana's food was!!! I went with friends to celebrate a birthday and it was great! Definitely recommended!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived early for our lunch
We arrived early for our lunch reservations but they were able to accommodate our party. Our drink order was taken in a timely manner and the chef arrived promptly. The food, as always, was delicious, and we left in good spirits and full bellies. We will return.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining experience my husband and friends ever
Had at Benihana's.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very poor service
Went to restaurant for son's bday dinner. Food was great. Menu has been enhanced since our last visit over a year ago, but the wait staff left much to be desired! After our waitress initially took our orders and brought drinks, she did not return for quite some time. Our appetizers were served after the chef was serving the meal. The table chef had to leave our table to go get her. Also, the waitress forgot to bring out our 7 year old's bday cake! Very disappointing.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our hibachi griller was less
Our hibachi griller was less than enthused for us to be there. He did one trick and did not engage us at all, compared to the other tables. If it weren't for the food being top notch, we probably wouldn't return.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday at Benihana!
It has become a tradition of our family to celebrate individual birthdays at Benihana. We see it as part of a right to passage to the next year for us. A touching end to the evening is the picture that's taken of the whole family at the celebration. This visit was my husband's 51st birthday and he really enjoyed the evening thank you.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff was excellent, Chef
Staff was excellent, Chef was superb, waiter was attentive but not overbearing.
Loved every minute of it
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The servers were great, fron the hostess, to the waitress to even the bartender
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
this is a great place for an nice experience...fun, lively bubbly and good food!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always Benihana is delicious coupled with excellent drinks and Chef's table specials!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Chef was fantastic, as he entertained and created a great meal! The waitress wasn't very attentive, and dropped the ball on a few things, to include remembering that it was a special occasion. Our family still had a nice time!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the Lunch Atmosphere
I'd never been here for lunch, but it was awesome to have the table to ourselves.
Of course the lunch showmanship is not on the same level as the dinner, but it was still nice.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, As I Expected!
I took my boyfriend to Benihana for his birthday. He'd been to a restaurant similar to, but had never been to Benihana. We had to master chef at our table and he put on an amazing show. Our waiter Masa was amazing and the hospitality was amazing. The food waa really good and we enjoyed ourselves.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
She & Celebration Evening
This was a very nice resturant and my party enjoyed it. There was one problem that set the tone off there was something white that leaked from the silver over head over the table. It leaked onto my plate and continued to leak on the table. Only a table napkin was put on the table to collect the water as it continued to leak.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice birthday lunch
Always entertaining and tasty. Our "chef" Sergio was awesome. Did all the tricks with flair and personality.
We came in right at noon for lunch when they .
The lunch prices are a fantastic deal compared to dinner. So if you are lookin for tepenaki but don't want to pay full fare ... Then lunch is the way to go.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for groups
The food is very good. They have group tables where they cook in front of you and make all sort of fancy moves with the kitchen items to entertain you.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservations for a birthday party. Staff was so nice and very friendly.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and fun
Excellent place for a Birthday. Lobster/filet dinner isn't worth the $ but everything else is great.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Good Time
Benihana Bethesda never disappoints. The food is consistently good and the chefs are consistently entertaining.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Group Fun
We were seated quickly. The atmosphere is very fun. Chefs at the table put on a good show. Great food. Had a great time celebrating a family birthday. Only downside is that you have to yell because it is so loud. Not good for carrying on a conversation except with the person sitting next to you.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will recomend this restaurant for special ocacion everything was perfect for my sister birthday the food was delicious and healthly
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Benihana in Bethesda continues to be a great place for birthdays and other family celebrations. This dinner was no exception. The service was great, food was good and everyone had a nice time. However, the restaurant management might want to pay a little attention to the outside of their building as it needs some upkeep.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
7 year old birthday party. Children had a blast watching the food being prepared.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
came to enjoy a date night with my wife. had a great time. we will definitely come again.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a lot of fun. The server and chef were both a lot of fun!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a pleasant Friday night. Cool air and our anniversary. Benihana's made the evening fun and the food was perfect. Enjoyed the food prep and service. Have a full wine list and the Simi cabernet complimented our Hibachi shrimp and chicken with veg, salad and soup. Will definitely be going back, highly recommend
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for large groups than couples
I took my date to Benihana for the first time. I never went to Benihana before and have to say it is a very nice place. The restaurant is very nice and clean. The service is great. The waitress stop by often to check on us to see if we need anything and kept filling our drinks. Our chef we had at the table was a beginner so he couldn't do all the stunts like other chefs can preform while cooking but he did a fine job preparing the food for us. We were originally suppose to sit at a regular table since it was only my girlfriend and I but we end up sharing a table with other guests because they had room for us. This place is a kid friendly restaurant and I do recommend this restaurant for large groups.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for kids birthdays & families
Ask for Francisco as your server- He is the best and Sergio as your chef!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Bday Ever
Thank you for the hospitality -- the food was great and my party LOVED the experience! Most of them were first-timers! Oh and thanks for not making the "birthday coupon" process hassle free.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
Great business model. Impresses the first time users a lot. Staff is trying hard to serve better.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a birthday celebration. The wait staff sing and not to the point of embarrassment.
Picture souvenir to take home. And if you sign up for the chef' stable online you can receive a $30 coupon for dinner.
Portion sizes are great and the sake selection is one of the best in town.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am never disappointed when I go to Benihana. I appreciate the entertainment brought about by the chefs as they cook. And the food is always excellent. Who would not enjoy seeing their food made in front of them and being entertained at the same time??? I also like their birthday special. When you sign up online as a member you get $30 to spend during your birthday month! I will definitely return to Benihana! They always make me satisfied!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had an excellent time with my group of friends. I got the chicken & steak combination, the food was awesome.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hibachi with style
The place was a lot of fun and personally I would recommend going there again. However, it is pricey, expect to pay a good amount for a decent amount of food and OK service. For two people with tip, hibachi, soft serve drinks, and a roll of salmon sushi I lashed out $80. At any other hibachi place I probably would've been paying $60 instead. It was a good time and I plan on going in the future.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Freshmen Foodlovers Party
Benihana took great care of our party of 8 teens!
The hostess was assuring & attentive as was
the waitstaff - they kept our group happy. And the
table chef wowed everyone! We had a memorable
& delicious event. Highly recommend!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but not spectacular
Thanks to the host for seating us 30 minutes early for our reservation....the dining area was wide open for us to sit. We always have a great time at this up front and center dining expose. Over all the colassal shrimp entree was excellent and my daughter enjoyed sharing the ROCKY SPECIAL with me. Steak was cooked to perfection as was the friend rice. We will be back again but maybe not for the early service. Thank you Benihana for having us for dinner.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again... dependable!
I always love my experiences with Benihana! I went for my mothers birthday wish we celebrated with my brother and his family and we had a delightful service. The menu has changed but offers all of what we were came to look for. The staff was not representative of anyone of any discernible Asian descent, but those working knew a lovely vocabulary of Japanese enough for no one to miss the culture. I must recommend that you enjoy the hibachi tables, while presented with the lovely options of a sushi menu (above decent in its own merit), Benihana excels in their excellence of presentation at the table-grill!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great experience.
It was a great experience. The chef was pretty entertaining and friendly. Hopefully, you get to sit at a table with fun people as well.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for my son's birthday. Had a great time. Chef was entertaining and server was very attentive. Will definitely go back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for a special occasion!
I invited my family to dinner for my brother's birthday celebration. Our chef had me laughing all night with his amazing talent, and food was excellent! I'm very happy it's nearby my neighborhood and will definitely be going back soon. Only one thing, I had split the bill but was charged completely on my card. I can understand an honest mistake, but other than that service was great.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM