The experience was as I remembered
The experience was as I remembered from my last trip. We enjoyed a great meal at fairly priced overall. My guest were impressed. I look forward to my next visit.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun place for dinner
This is dinner and entertainment all rolled into one. The food very good but the show put on by your chef is what keeps the kids entertained. Not a quite romantic place by any means but a fun place to go to enjoy a great dinner. Wine list is not bad.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
the celebratory meal was exceptiona
the celebratory meal was exceptional as my grandson, saon/daughter-in-law and wife and I all loved it!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Neat atmosphere and the food
Neat atmosphere and the food was good. We enjoyed watching the chef cook and prepare our food but I wouldn't recommend you arrive to the restaurant hungry because it will take approx 60 minutes before you eat.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a fun time. Not a romantic
Had a fun time. Not a romantic spot but fun. Food was really good.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had an awesome time everything
I had an awesome time everything was wonderful this was my 1st time here I will come back
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always amazing.
The food is always amazing. Everyone left with nothing but positive remarks about their meal. Staff is friendly. We had a group of 11 and everyone was comfortable. They could have been a little more prepared for a group of 11. They did not have the table ready, even with the reservation. They were still setting up the dining room after we were seated, and a little slow getting started with our drink and appetizer orders. After that, service was great.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a good experience with our family (party of 10 was perfect size for one table). The table was in a quiet area apart from the main area. The service was good & most enjoyed their food. My meal was disappointing. Could not taste any lemon on the lemon chicken and it was pretty dry. I wanted fried rice made from brown rice but just got brown rice. However, they had ice cream desserts for the kids and made special ice cream treats for the two birthday people, which was nice. Other nice touches were paper chef hats for the kids and they took a picture of our whole group and presented it to us, in a paper folder, when we were leaving. Everyone seemed to have a great time!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great. The cook was entertaining. The drinks were strong and delish.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decent for a chain restaurant
I've been to hibachi style restaurants before, several of them. They all pretty much seem the same to me and this one wasn't any more notable than others I had been to. However, thats not necessarily a bad thing. The food was good, the service was relatively slow but thats the nature of the style of the restaurant and it kind of adds to the experience of dinner -- enjoying your meal over a couple of hours with good company. Of course, once you've seen the "show", its almost always the same but I took 2 kids (8,10 yo) and they loved it! The upcharge 3.95 for fried rice which i thought was a little steep considering you're not going there for something thats been in a rice cooker all day. They even took a picture for mothers day, for free.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a reservation and had to wait about 20 minutes. Junior was our chef and he was GREAT!! The food was delicious and you get a lot of it. We love Benihanas.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
MY B-DAY AT BENIHANA
This is a great place to dine in and esp for your Birthday...The staff is amazing, the food is to die for, and overall the dine in experince here is in a class of it's own. I'm absolutely coming back and reccommended Benihana to thw world..Love this place
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The PERFECT family meal !
We live in New Mexico which has many great restaurants but unfortunately not a Benihana! When we planned the trip to see our family in the Houston area, we booked a reservation for 8 of us to meet at Benihana Woodlands. We were a litttle nervous as we also had a 3 month old baby in the mix. Travel delays forced us to realize that we could not make the original 5:00pm reservation time. We called the restaurant and they changed our reservation to 5:30 without any problem at all.
We were seated promptly & served drinks and food in a timely manner. Server and chef were amazing, food cooked to absolute perfection. Benihana accomplished the rare acheivement of providing 5 star food in a family friendly atmosphere. THANK YOU!!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came with a group of friends,
I came with a group of friends, most of them first timers, to celebrate my birthday. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the chef kept us laughing the entire time. The electricity went out for a little while, so it was pretty warm. When the lights came back on, it seemed like everyone in the restaraunt cooled off, except for my table, which was in the back. Our waitress, an older woman, was soo nice she brought two fans to sit by our table, and we enjoyed our night.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was enjoyable and
The food was enjoyable and the atmosphere was great, the cook was funny and friendly.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow!!! The food and servers were awesome! But here's the awkwardness: we were a party of 7 celebrating my daughters 21st b-day. We were taken to a table with a lady already sitting there. It was so weird to sit with someone we didn't know. I feel we were a big enough party to be sat alone. There were other tables with 4 and 2 people at them.That was very uncomfortable! Besides that one issue, everything else was perfect. My daughter ordered her first alcoholic drink, a beautiful baby blue ocean. The servers sang to her and took pictures which they gave to her for free. Our food was awesome and it even comes with ice cream. We definitely want to go back but don't want to share a table. Overall a great experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here many times. It is always clean even when full. The food could not be any better. The wait staff is very attentive but not to the point of bugging you. This visit was my birthday and they did not dissapoint! Not my first and deff. not my last visit!!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but warm
The food and service were great. The waiter kept my drink filled and the chef was entertaining. My only complaint is that the entire restaurant was very warm. I had to drink my ice water at a considerable rate to keep myself from sweating. I don't usually sweat that easily. Everyone I talked to made a comment about the warmth of the restaurant as well. Overall it is a good place though.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Overall Positive Experience
This was our second visit to Benihana. Our first was a great outing, and our young daughter really enjoyed it. This visit was also a good experience, though our chef was not quite as energetic or playful as some of the others. I didn't expect a cookie-cutter experience, but I thought he would interact a little more, based on our previous experience. Our service was fine, though we did have to remind our server a couple times to bring sweetener for our tea, as the table had none. The food was good, but could have used just a touch more seasoning. It wasn't bland, I just prefer a pinch more flavor, being from Louisiana. We will most likely be back.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone was very helpful. Staff was outstanding in all they did.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time Saturday! Quick seating with reservation, great service, wonderful food. Just a fantastic overall experience
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted to take my girlfriend somewhere special for our anniversary, and this place was perfect! The chef even made a special I Heart You out of the rice, it was a great dining experience, 5 stars!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tylers 19th Birthday
We have spent the last 4 of my sons Birthday dinners at this Benihana location. This was by far the most enjoyable expieriance we have had. The air conditioning was not working but we had a table right in front of the temporary chiller that must have been rented. Our cook (Junior) put on an incredable show; teaching us how to do what he was taught and our wait staff was attentive and engaging. Well worth dealing with the Heat.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Benihana's
Perfect for a family celebration. We generally go here for birthdays and it never disappoints us. Our chef was awesome this time.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good experience/poor timing on food
Over all our experience was great. The one problem was that all of our food came out at such different times that 3/4 of our group were finished eating and the last few were only just receiving their food. The timing on food should have been better so that we all ate at the same time. Other than that - it was great, food was fabulous. Our waiter was incredible too!
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Charles from Korea is the best
Charles made the best scallops I've ever had here and they best that I can remember from anywhere
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary with a gift card that our son had given us a year ago. We had a great meal and the table chef was excellent.
They even took our picture and I downloaded it to enlarge it to an 8 X 10.
WE will return!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place to enjoy a meal to be prepared before you. However it leaves something to be desired due to recent restrictions. We have been to this place on other occassions and have noticed that the entertainment is going down.. Food is still great
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service!
I went for my birthday dinner, and they really made me feel special on my day! The food was great, our chef Roy, was the best habachi grill chef I have ever had! He was very funny, and did a great presentation! I would definitely recommend this place!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for family
Whole family enjoys the atmosphere and performance, the food is always great!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Birthday Place!
Benihana in The Woodlands works great for having a fun night out with a little group. We went for my birthday recently, laughed a lot, and enjoyed the hibachi cooking and the food. Our cook was not Japanese but had lived in Japan for six years. We had a server and cleanup guy who had lived in Japan for six years and he was quite congenial and nice. And our cook was very good at his job as well. Neither were Japanese. But we didn't mind. They were wonderful. The food was plentiful and one order is enough to share if both people order a rice. I did this with a friend and we were quite satisfied. I enjoy the birthday song and the complimentary photo of the event. I'll be back for more fun!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed ourselves
My wife and I had a great time. The chef was excellent and the food tasted great. Reservations are a must because of the table size and how crowded the restaurant is.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took our daughter to Benihana's for her 21st birthday dinner and the entire staff made sure she felt special and had fun. Great place to go.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Birthday celebration was great, It was a good food and fantastic service. Thank you !
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey, good food.
If sitting at a table with five or six strangers doesn't bother you or your date, you'll enjoy it. My husband and I don't mind. The chefs try to put on a show, which may be hit or miss depending on the skill level of the chef. The food is simple, hibachi style, and way over-priced.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
food great just need more flavor
I love the Restaurant everything was nice except for a few things......The Waitress wasted a blue drink on my husband brand new Jordan limited shoes........the food was great but i wish it would have had more flavor I found myself pouring on SALT & PEPPER just for taste I would think it would be more natural flavors when cooking the food cause dipping it in sauce after its cooked is not that appealing to me. .....Not to be mean but the food was BLAN/NO taste
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM