Benihana - Anchorage

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$30 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Anchorage is located at the corner of 8th and “L,” near many downtown attractions, including the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Center for Performing Arts, Dena’ina Convention Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. It’s a 5-minute cab ride to the Alaska Railroad terminal and 10 minutes from the Ted Stevens International Airport.

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JimmyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food an Drinks were great.
Staff was Awsome! Will definitely be back.

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CathrynN
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The server forgot to bring us our soup and salad before the main course. They made the kids chicken with the adults mixing in mushroom, never did that before so we didn't think to say no mushroom for the kids; plus the menu didn't state mushroom for the kids chicken. I had scallops, not worth the price, they were bland. Honestly, all the food tasted the same. The same spices were used for everything; salt, pepper, garlic butter, and lemon. I feel like maybe due to covid, quality is not the same.

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AlfredoM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We took our son here for his 21sr birthday expecting there to be celebrating with the hat and singing but all he got was a couple of scoops of ice cream with the candles I brought not lit and a girl singing a very poor rendition of happy birthday!! What a huge disappointment! The food was bland and the griddle is old and filthy! Benihana should not allow this place to have their name on it! You only turn 21 once! Thanks for nothing!

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AnnetteM
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server! She respected our space with social distancing, and kept service prompt and fun!

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vipLisaD
Anchorage
47 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner. Dennis is such a great chef. The food was spot on and he’s so fun to watch. Cynthia was our server and she was fantastic! Quick with anything we needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is doing such an excellent job during Covid-19. They’re extremely clean, courteous, and socially responsible. Dennis is our favorite cook, and the entire team has a great attitude and loves putting on a show.

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DiannaS
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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BobbieO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to visit when I’m in Anchorage

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tnunes43
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters and chef are all so much fun and just an overall amazing vibe. Shout out to Dennis, Devonte, and Paul!!!!

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Jodee
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with the way your staff created social distancing. Diners were pleasant & seemed to enjoy being able to dine in while staff kept things nice & clean & sterile. Chef John's sense of humor was quite & fun and the food was great.

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SharronJ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I registered for the chef table, but did not receive my birthday certificate.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great visit the chief was very interactive with grandchildren which I greatly appreciated

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KimW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great food I feel it’s a little pricey we never end without spending $200 as a family of 4. I know your paying for she show too but when it’s the same one every time it’s no longer worth the extra money for e meal that’s my only complaint

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter and the chef were both great. Very personable and fun

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KGreen
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening & celebrating at Benihana's is wonderful!

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AliciaM
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the service was fantastic. Our server, Paul, was quick to get us whatever we needed. Our chef and entertainer, Dennis, was great and a pleasure to talk to. Also a fantastic place to visit.

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DianaG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service! Wonderful and friendly waitress! The chef was so much fun! Definitely a different atmosphere with social distancing? But still such an enjoyable experience!

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snugflow
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

We had sushi and drinks in the bar first. It was outstanding. The bartender was great and sushi was the best. Service was extremely slow. Food was over cooked and bland. Asked for soy sauce and chef gave us his instead of getting some for us. So he didn’t use it anymore for the food he was cooking for us. Had to ask for our sauces. Never had experienced anything like this before at this Benihana. Really disappointed.

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Shelbs
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihanas has never once disappointed me, 2nd time going to dinner and the food you guys make is off the charts amazing! Definitely coming back!!

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vipLisaD
Anchorage
48 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis was fantastic! Always a great time when he is our chef.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted as soon as we came in and our meal and service was amazing and quick. I would go here again and I recommend it to anyone, you get your money’s worth for the price.

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Love2eat
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Wendy was so great. She really took care of us and made my birthday extra special. She was very accommodating.

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LindaH
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had a reservation for 3 for 1 o'clock. We were promptly seated and no one came to prepare our meal for us until after 2 pm!!! My friend got a filet with mushrooms. The chef put the mushrooms on the grill, didn't really cook them, no sauce, etc. and when she commented on it, the chef just shook his head and departed. Won't go back!

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EverettR
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. The meal was delicious. The table chef was fantastic and entertaining. The entire service staff was excellent. We enjoyed every minute and the food was great!

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BBBo
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

As usual, the food was lovely. They have only recently reopened for table dining. Staff were wearing masks, cleaning supplies were front and center in the dining room, and staff are obviously taking precautions. One party per table, and we were seated a fair distance from the only other party.

My party of two arrived on time for our reserved 11:30 a.m. lunch. We had to wait while they prepared a table for us. There was only one other party present and it appeared they’d just been seated ahead of us.

We were offered drinks, and provided a menu, and our order was taken. Our soup was delivered, and then we waited. And waited. And waited. We had to call someone over to our table to ask when we would get service, only to be informed they didn’t have a cook, the only one was taking care of the other party ... a full table. We expressed our frustration of having a reservation, and then to be told there wasn’t a cook available, for no staff informing us at any stage since we walked in that there would be at least an hour delay, and then be told ... oh well, you made your reservation online, so that’s like we weren’t really aware of your reservation and couldn’t let you know ahead of time. Excuse me, they had my reservation, they had my phone number, they knew I was coming. They should have planned for my arrival, or perhaps they did and the other party was a walk-in and they sent our cook to that table.
In any event, once we inquired, they were quick to offer us an appetizer to hold us over, which we declined, and then they pretty much ignored us.
When our cook arrived, around 12:30-12:45, he was, as always, attentive and entertaining.

I was disappointed with the service on this trip, and the lack of communication or apology from staff (management never spoke to us) that we would have a lengthy wait.

If you plan to go, you might want to verify ahead of time if they will have a cook available, or make sure you have 3 hours available for lunch.

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Kinnys
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our cook was really nice and funny. The food was so good

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PatrickF
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering we were in the middle of social distancing, I feel Benihanas showed great responsibility in keeping us safe. The food was excellent, as was the service.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went good. My parents first time going there and they were totally entertained by the chief.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really nice to have a private table for just me and my daughter. The spacing between families was really nice and reassuring during this crazy time. The chef and food was excellent and the service was great. We will be coming back soon

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vipBradandKarenAnchorage
Anchorage
31 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Now is a great time to come here for lunch. Not many people were here and the three of us had a table to ourselves and no one was at the table next to us The staff all wore masks. The food was as good as always.

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NickS
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good, their fried rice is incredible, but I love that they cook the proteins exactly to your tastes. Our server & chef tonight we’re both excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Benihana Trio & Hibachi Chateaubriand.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wait time was a little much but not unbearable, service was excellent with our server and the bar gives you great suggestions on drinks to have. Chef was excellent and put on a show for my girlfriend and I. Food was outstanding and was great to eat.

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Evelina
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I wanted the steamed rice that came standard with the meal, as well as a side order of fried rice, but I was only given fried rice with my meal. Not really a big deal, but I prefer to be given what I ask for, instead of having items automatically substituted for me.

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vipSpencer
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They didn’t have enough table side chefs, had to wait extended period for chef to free up for our table.

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JoyH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent time and our chef was great! Server was super busy and we had to wait a little for water and our check but otherwise fabulous!

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AnneG
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a favorite! Food is always good and consistent. Kids love it!

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Nightout
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience4

Service was okay food was really good but we was the first people to get there for the 6:30 sitting but they sit us last because my last name started with an S this it the most craziest thing I have ever heard. I got there at 6 pm My reservation was at 6:30 I was not seated until 6:45 when I asked why everyone else was sit First the host told me because my last name start with an S. I love Benihana but I don’t know if I want to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding service!

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snugflow
Anchorage
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Benihana’s. Especially when we have the best chef cooking for us. Dennis is the best by far. Great personality and fun to be around. We will miss him greatly as we our moving out of state. But we will definitely come back and request him next time we are in Anchorage.

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Benihana - Anchorage does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Benihana - Anchorage is rated 4.4 stars by 1008 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Anchorage does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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