I really enjoy the chefs
The chefs are nice and exciting to watch, they and the food are the reason I choose to come here. The only thing I would change is to have waiters check up on their tables more. I can't count how many times I wanted a drink refill or some soy sauce and the waiter didn't stop by at all. I definitely come for the food and not the service.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oscar was great and very entertaini
Oscar was great and very entertaining. The only complaint I would have is the time it took for our food to get started.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made a reservation and our party of five was seated right on time. The service was prompt and friendly, the chef talented and entertaining and the food very good. I would certainly recommend Benihana's to others.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful night food and service were fantastic! Only wish open table sends reminders a day ahead.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
would come again
Everything was great! The only concern is the service was slow. Really it just took a long time for the chef to make his appearance. However, all was quickly forgotten and in the end we had fun. We'll return soon.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Benihana Food and Service
Food and service were great. Chef was very entertaining also.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day Special
The food was excellent! And my husband really enjoyed his father's day dinner!!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Pleased Customer
Our cook was awesome. This was our 5 year old daughter 's first visit and I was not sure if she would like the food because she is so picky. However, the chef was so engaging and catering to the group at the table that my daughter was excited to try out all the food the chef cooked. We believe we had the best chef on Father's Day. Hat's off to Emile.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always have such a great time when we go,!23 weren't discounted Forsure!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food very good, chef cooking
Food very good, chef cooking at table very friendly and entertaining. The menu is pricey typical cost of meal low end $25.00 to $60.00 easily a $100.00 plus for a couple and if.you want drinks and sushi.niw your talking $150.00 plus.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience and good was able to get a grill table with 2 people very quick service .
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make Dining Entertaining
Our table-side chef was very entertaining while preparing meals for all 8 of us. Our waitress was very attentive and efficient. It was truly an enjoyable experience. Very good venue for celebrating special occasions and cost was appropriate.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our whole experience. Loved it!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought my 6 year old for the first time and she loved the "show" that the chef put on!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was very good. I've been here a few times. The thing that makes the experience extra special depends on if the chef is entertaining or not. Part of me wanted the chef this time to be more entertaining but the food was excellent & the waitress was very on top of things.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
very enjoyable first time
This was my first visit and they were very accommodating to my shellfish allergies. I would definitely recommend it to friends.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and my wife came for our
Me and my wife came for our 8th anniversary/her birthday. My first visit and I was very pleased with everything. The chef was very entertaining and had a great connection with his customers. The food was not only delicious but also appealing to the eye and everything was prepared in a timely fashion! I loved it and will most defiantly visit again and tell family, friends and coworkers.
Thank You for a great experience!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chicken fried rice, beef,
The chicken fried rice, beef, shrimp, and seafood was quite delicious. It's a great place for this kind of food.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fun and Food
Wait staff is courteous, chefs entertaining, and food is great.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was mostly attentive to our needs. We very much enjoyed the table side chef and his skills.
We were concerned when the chef kept encouraging a young guest at our table to keep throwing shrimp tails into his hat(he missed repeatedly and tails were bouncing all around the table) after the gentleman next to me had asked to have his chicken cooked on another part of the grill from where the shrimp were prepared due to a shrimp allergy. I realize he was just trying to include the child and make his birthday special, but it made the rest of us very nervous for the man with the allergy who needed to scoot back from the table. Perhaps a little more sensitivity toward people with allergies could be encouraged.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience overall,
Great experience overall, reservations were for 5:30pm, we were on time as well, but still not seated until after 6pm.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service needs improvement
Food was great. Teppan chef was great. Waitress was inattentive and seemed rushed. Never came back to take our drink order. Definitely didn't deserve the 18% gratuity that was added to the check.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food cooked in front
Great food cooked in front of you. Scallop and beef dishes were quite tasty.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and my friends love Benihanas, we have visited the Dearborn & Troy location and have ZERO problems .. But we're are always hesitant about visiting the Farmington location. The food was great always is the the service was not that great out waiter had a slit attitude and it was lunch time; very slow in business; and the wait was long beyond normal. Other than that everything was great . Sushi that was ordered was also excellent (:
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy Benihana! Since it's a little pricey it's typically a special occasion for us when we go there. We were there for our anniversary and, since we wanted to sit at a grill we were seated with 2 other groups that we didn't know. It's always fun to get to know the people we are dining with. It was, as usual, a very enjoyable experience - plus I always have some leftovers for lunch the next day!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good time
I got my usual dish Benihana Delight. As usual, I was satisfied with it. Staff was professional and attentive
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diner
We took our daughter to eat here for her birthday, it was the first time for any of us. We got a little lost (yahoo maps had us go south of 8 mile and it is actually north of 8 mile) and called and they were very helpful and held our reservation for us...big plus. We did not know that you sit with other diners but as we are friendly that was fine but I can see it would deter some guests, the seats are close together so felt a little crowded while eating. The food was outstanding and cooked in a very show like manner which was fun, cook was friendly and joked with us (and cooked the rice in cool designs). Price is higher than I feel it should be but overall great place to eat. Will go back at some point.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good time, great food. Just wish we didn't feel so rushed once the chef finishes cooking. The chef finished cooking our meal, quickly cleans the grill and the waiter shows up with boxes wanting our desert order while we are only half finished eating our meal. It gives a very rushed feeling to the end of a great evening. Every time we go.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special treat for kids
We recently ate at Benihana's with my family of 6 plus grandma to celebrate 3 of the children's birthdays (14, 12 and 7). All requested Benihana's as where they would like to celebrate. As usual, the food was plentiful and delicious. The kids, as were we, were totally entertained by the antics of the chef cooking right in front of us. Plus, they were willing to try everything since it was cooked right in front of them - and they are picky eaters. The meal was expensive but for special occasions, well worth it. We ended up taking two boxes of leftovers home which we ate the next day.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday celebration
We very much enjoyed our experience at Benihana - Farmington Hills. This was a birthday celebration and with a group of 6 people it worked out perfectly. The other two guests at our table were also celebrating a birthday and were roughly our age so it was, overall, a great time. Food, as usual, was fabulous.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came in for dinner and used my birthday certificate. Food was good, the service was slow in that the chef took a long time to get to our table with all of the raw meats and veggies, but once he got there he got going and it was good. Overall, I enjoyed it.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yes 7 o'clock reservation we were set promptly we were taking care of extremely well by the host at the front desk when I had come in earlier in the week to buy gift cards they were also very accommodating. I server was attentive and had a great personality. A chef was fabulous very entertaining. And of course the food as always was wonderful.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Me and my wife came for lunch, and to be honest... I really didn't feel like going, but I think that I actually enjoyed myself more than she did. The food was as great as the hospitality. The cook made us feel as if it was a special occasion. I'm not a heavy drinker but I like my long Islands to be correct. This bartender nailed it!!!! We will be back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as Always!
Love the food and Chef Edwin was great! The wait was just a little longer than normal but I was still satisfied.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extraordinary, yet affordable.
I hadn't been to Benihana's in several years until recently, and to be honest always thought it expensive before a friend convinced me to come for the two-for-$50 dinner deal. We ended up ordering something different & I was pleasantly surprised to find my bill no pricier than dining at typical "Happy Hour" hyped restaurant (Chili's, Applebee's, Fridays'), but the food, ambiance & service were far better than bar-restaurants! Dinner, appetizer, soup, salad, tea & including drinks, at the same price but far better quality. I was hooked! So I treated my co-worker for a belated b-day celebration(her 1st time), & she loved it! & talk about bang for your buck, well worth it! She loved the food, atmosphere, & Chef Carlos was amazing!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful evening. Carlos, our chef, kept things moving, was entertaining and a wonderful chef. we were a group of 8 so filled the table completely. Several members of our table hardly knew each other at the beginning of the evening so this dining experience gave us all a shared experience to talk about. great night. only negative is that it is a little pricey so you won't see the teens and young adults here for a typical date night. truly a special occasion event place. thanks again for giving my guests something to talk about!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time I visit any Benihana's restaurant it is a solid experience. The service is always good, the wait time depends on whether you make a reservation or not which I suggest you do if you want a hibachi table. The food is always very delicious and I never have a bad experience.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Promotion dinner
Lucky we have reservation online. They seated us for less than 5 mins wait time. It was my birthday celebration and Benihana gave me a $30 voucher as complimentary gift. I love the food and environment there. They even gave us a free group photo in a Benihana frame for free. This is something extra, but it make my day!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter and I took a day from school and work to hang out. We go here often and we love it every time.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
As soon as the chef finished cooking the waitress showed up with boxes for our food
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, Benihana's was a
As usual, Benihana's was a treat. Thanks to the online reservation, we were seated within minutes. The service and chef were awesome.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
i love Benihana
I love coming here. The food is awesome, the chefs are entertaining and the price is reasonable for a special occasion.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, per usual, was delicious! My group of five really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Our cook was very skilled and personable. It was a great night!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am still new to the sushi experience, and I found this to be a great experience! The sushi was a great blend of the flavors, nothing really stuck out as being to strong!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food Takes Time
Even with a reservation you can expect to wait at least half hour which can be a problem if you are in a rush. Patience is key! The food is pretty good ;)
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun place to eat
Our party of six people went to Benihana on a Saturday night, and were treated to the usual tepan yaki style of cooking, which is an excellent way to entertain two families. Dinner was great, reservations were on time, and we had a fun evening at a restaurant. Much better than a typical place where you simply order and eat, here you became part of the show, exactly what we expected.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for lunch. Went around
Great for lunch. Went around 2:30 p.m. and no one was there.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Building was uncomfortably warm and it was only corrected as we were leaving 2 hours later. I always love eating at Benihana's. the food is exceptional, the cooks fantastic, etc......this was too uncomfortable for all the people sitting at out table
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and friendly
Place is very nice. Food not that good. Scallops were very good, shrimp was hard and calamari was terrible, Not as good as Genji in Novi, Mi or Sacura in Toledo Oh.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate here on Wednesday 11-27 and our dinner was amazing. But I'm only reviewing because Armando was AMAZING! Best Chef we've had in a long time at Benihana :) we usually eat at the Dearborn location but we recently moved this way and will come to this location forever now.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM