Always a delight! Chef Edgar
Always a delight! Chef Edgar was charming, funny, and prepared a delicious meal for everyone. The entire table was very pleased!
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great!!
I took my girlfriend for her birthday and it was great overall! Our cook was outstanding and very personable and the food was great as well. Can be a little on the pricy side, but it was worth it! Also, which ever punch I had, it was great! Great for those who enjoy good food, good drinks, and good company!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Family Place!!
We love Benihanas!! It is great for kids of all ages! The staff is always friendly and very helpful!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Carol's Benihana Birthday
We've been coming to Benihana for my wife's birthday since we've been married. 5 years now. It is always a wonderful & delicious experience. We absolutely LOVE Benihana & always look forward to when we return.
Now, if I can only convince her to go even when it's not her birthday. :)
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great experience!
We enjoy dining at Benihana. The service is great once you are seated. Sometimes the wait to be seated is a bit too long even with reservations. The food is always great and the show is a treat.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous dining experience!
Chef Edgar brought it, for sure! He entertained us throughout entire meal, but more importantly, his food was superb! The service was exemplary! Highly recommend this restaurant to the Plano and Frisco area!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of fun and good food
Wonderful dining experience! Chef Edgar was funny and entertained us throughout entire dinner! More importantly, his food was superb! Service? Outstanding! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Plano/Frisco area,
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a fun night!
Chef Edgar was funny, energetic, and most importantly, his food was superb! What a guilty pleasure this restaurant is. Service was wonderful. We ate at 5:00 p.m. and by 6:30, the entire restaurant was filled with people trying to get in. Clearly, I'm not the only fan of Benihana Plano!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Chef was amazing.
Food was great. Chef was amazing. Location is hard to get to. My children and I had a great experience. Didn't get any shrimp because he ran out by the time he got to my plate, but that was ok.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chef and the food were great but the waitress was not very friendly and on top of things. Very ditzy. I had to make a special trip back to the restaurant the next day because she did not give us our birthday photo. That was very inconvenient since I live in Lewisville!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun 13th Birthday
My daughter really enjoyed her birthday dinner here! There was another family at our table with twins that were also celebrating a birthday, which my daughter really liked. The atmosphere was fun and perfect for her special day and first experience at Benihana.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience for our anniversary. Usually we go to another hibachi place but that evening no tables were available. We tried Benihana instead. We are glad we did. We will never go to the other place again. Our chef Oono was phenomenal. Recommend for all occassions.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food & but Tight Tables
the restaurant is very large, and they take reservations - and even were running on time with the reservations. They set the tables a bit tight, we were sitting on top of each other and had very little room for our drinks and plates on the table. They should limit the amount of people at each table. Our chef was very energetic and personable. Wait staff was very attentive.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong with this place. Easy to get to off the DNT and lots of parking. Food was great, service was great. We had a wonderful dinner.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comparing the Plano location to the Dallas location, the ambience is quite different. I was not expecting a "warehouse" feel and the dress is VERY casual. So if you are going for a romantic dinner or maybe another special occasion, go to the Dallas location. There were a lot of children and it was quite loud. The food, as always, was excellent, but I would not suggest this location for an intimate dinner for two.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good experience but ok food
The experience of seeing live cooking with an energetic chef is always amazing and considering it was the first experience of such kind for our daughter made this visit more amazing. She thoroughly enjoyed the show along with it's interactivity and that was worth the visit. However the food by itself barring a couple of dishes I would say is mediocre, specifically when you compare it with the cost. Apart from that I would probably go there on very special occasions only and not as a regular place to drop in and hang out for dinner/lunch.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious, freshly prepared right in front of you. Great low-fat choice, reasonably priced so that you don't have to go only for special occasions. Service was very slow this visit but this is not typical. We love our Benihana!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great fun, come with your family
My husband and I love hibachi, and knew what we were in for going to a hibachi restaurant with just the two of us. We were sat at a table with two other families. If you want a table to yourself, you will probably need to have 6 or more people, so bring friends or family (but make a reservation!). If you don't mind sitting with strangers, it's fun for a date. The evening includes entertainment by your cook. Being involved and asking questions (and laughing) usually brings out the best in your cook, so come ready to be entertained.
The food is excellent. Vegetables, rice and protein (of your choice). The chef cooks everything to order on the grill in front of you.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, a wonderful experience
I am a big fan of Benihana's and the Plano location is no exception. Our chef was Sanchez and he was wonderful. The entire table seemed very pleased with both the food and the service. There is a reason this location is always crowded - and it's because they provide wonderful food, service, and fun!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again - a winner!
I am a regular at Benihana's in Plano. I am a regular because they treat me like a king! Last night, I was alone, and came in the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. The manager immediately referred to me as a VIP (remember, I am only a table for one), and tried to ensure that one of my favorite chefs was available to cook for me. Upon learning they were all out, he asked the chef's manager, Buddy, to prepare my food. Needless to say, the meal was flawless. Most restaurants would not consider a single guy that is usually a "table for one" as a VIP. They want the big numbers and the big bucks. Benihana's in Plano will treat you like a king, even when you are not. This is what builds loyalty. This is what is called: customer service.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
as always, a lovely meal
You just can't go wrong with Benihana's in Plano. They are so popular, be prepared to wait (a bit) even if you have a reservation, as some tables like to sit and talk when they are finished eating. This is not the restaurant's fault. I dine here once a week, and I am always delighted with the food, service, and atmosphere. This time, I ordered the Chateaubriand, and it simply melts in your mouth! The Benihana punch is also one of the best libations in town! Five stars!
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall dining experience was fun! The chef was very talented funny and entertaining. The waitress however, was a bit rude. My husbsnd and I along with 3 other couples were the last group before closing so it was obvious that the waitress was ready to end the night & go home. They took our pic and gave us a copy and we also got free dessert for our anniversary. I would definitely go back with a group of friends or family. Its kind of weird eating so close to strangers.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Benihana started the hibachi trend in the US and they're still the master. Our son is fascinated whenever we go and always chooses this as his special occasion reward dinner out. Lovely experience - as ever.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My son, a US sailor, was home on leave for the first time. He wanted to take his mother out to someplace special to celebrate. I had never been to your restaurant but had heard good things. People mentioned that the food was amazing and that it was a really fun place to go.
We were certainly not disappointed.
A fellow customer bought us cokes when we waited for a few minutes for our table and told my son that he appreciated his service to our country. Then, at the end of our meal which was delightful, the owner told my son that 6 people had tried to take our ticket, but he wanted to pay for our dinner.
Someday, if he isn't shown respect.. I believe he will remember this night, and smile.
May God bless you for a special evening.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been in the restaurant many times before and this time the waiting time to get at least salad on the table was too long for me ( 30 min). Food is good . Passion fruit green tea is very tasty.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best fried rice ever!
The food and service was excellent! We had shrimp, steak, veggies, and rice. Have plans to come again during dinner time.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My adult children always want to go here to celebrate their birthdays. We always have a good time.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday celebration
My 2nd time at Benihana was great and unforgettable! It was nice having a friend with an employee discount since she had the connections but overall the service was good with friendly and inviting servers. I felt bad for our chef because he (Sergio?) said it was his first time and he might've been nervous. I originally planned to have 13 people but I'm glad I ended up with 9 guests and with me, a 10 person table was perfect. Any more and it would've been more squished but probably still doable. My only complaint is that all the orders were made on 1 bill which made it EXTREMEMLY inconvenient and unfair because as a table we each paid the same amount. (Some ordered cheaper items, some ordered more expensive ones).
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Let's face it...Hibachi is always fun. They do have tons of menu options which are always tasty. Of course watching everything being cooked in front of you is always entertaining.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have not been to this place in many years and were reminded what we've been missing. This made for an amazing evening! Would always recommend this place to anyone and everyone!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not sure why we made a reservation
The food was good and our chef, Buddy, was very engaging and funny. The wait staff was atttentive and courteous. The only thing that bothered me was...we made a reservation via open table for 630... We arrived at 630... and was asked to wait with all the other "walk-ins"...they finally seated us after I complained at around 645. Again, not a huge deal, but it makes me wonder "What is the purpose of an OpenTable reservation." Overall, we had a great time.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait was short, the food delicious. Our chef was expert and funny. There was lots of food, more than we could eat, and it tasted delicious. It was a fun night out with a dinner worth talking about.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed Benihana my first visit. It's dinner and a show. The atmosphere can be moderate to energetic depending where you sit, next to a group or table of people that don't know each other. Make sure you make a reservation or you may wait a considerable amount of time.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and fun!! Great
Excellent food and fun!! Great for our team - we went for a team luncheon.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my friend in for his bday food and drinks were great
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really fast & accurate service from beginning to end.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great lunch at the bar and the service was fast.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scott the manager was excellent to work with on planning our special occation.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't go wrong with Benihana! The food was great, the chef was entertaining, but the wait staff was a little slow. It won't keep us from coming back! Great time had by all!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Benihana for over 20 years. We have gone to the one in Chicago, Alpharette Georgia, and now twice in Plano.
Our boys absolutely love the place , and it is my husband favorite as well.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think they need to improve
I think they need to improve the quality of their mushrooms. They had little flavor. The hibachi beef is average at best. Everything else is ok.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank God for Benihana's
This past week, I dined at another hibachi restaurant in Addison, Texas that receives rave reviews from its patrons. I thought it was fair to good, but did not live up to Benihana's in any way. I love Benihana's ginger and mustard sauces; love their spicy paste; love the fried rice; love the Chateaubriand; love the salad dressing and LOVE the Benihana punch. Top all of those with the fact that the Plano location treats me like a member of the family and you have a winning combination - every time I dine here. I'm staying put!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Birthday Dinner with the Girls
We had excellent service, food was great and they even took photos for us so we could have a group picture. Great place to have dinner.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated quickly and the food was excellent. The cook was good but could have shown more enthusiasm.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great and the food was delicious. Our chef was funny although we couldn't hear him most of the time because it was kinda noisy in the restaurant
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time here. The kids loved it, the food was excellent as always, and the service was fantastic. There were 8 of us and having a reservation didn't seem to help, we still had a 40 minute wait, so that was disappointing. We had 3 kids there, ages 5-8, and the waiting area was extremely crowded and we had a hard time keeping them out of the way, so the wait was a bit stressful. But overall we had a good time. There are less expensive places that are just as good, so we will likely only return here for special occupations.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service is king!
I dine here so regularly and the food and service is so top-notch, that I am sometimes surprised when I see a negative review here on Open Table. My only comment about those who are furious that they had a reservation and are still kept waiting is these people need to know their restaurant before making a reservation. It is not the restaurant's fault if people come in and sit and talk - well after the meal has been served - and do not leave the restaurant in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this sets everything back from that point forward. I saw it happen during this meal. So, if time is of the essence, make your reservations early. If not, sit back and enjoy a wonderful meal with fantastic service!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food as well as the surroundings at the Legacy Benihana. We look forward to going again. The price is very high, but you get really good food.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great service. I can't wait to go back and get the hibachi supreme again. The chef was hilarious and fun to watch.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great, Hibachi chef great. Felt very much rushed out of there when dinner was over. Felt like I couldn't enjoy the rest of our spirits and tea. Manager came over and started wiping table down. For 200 bucks I feel like as long as we were still drinking we should be able to relax and enjoy our conversation.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM