Benihana - Anchorage, AK

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1144 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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ToddinAK
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our TEPPENAKI chef was funny and had some pretty good presentation skills drinks are over priced compared to other restaurants

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vipBestinAnchorage
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The guy was new and sooo nice however he was so slow, got overwhelmed and forgot a lot of food.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 3 days ago

Dear BestinAnchorage On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, sushi, all of the courses are to die for, great entertainment, would highly recommend. And to top it off, ice cream!!!

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MeleneB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful experience every time I have visited. Wonderful food.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The cook took over an hour to set up, took another hour to cook our food and the bathrooms was filthy. Been to Benihana's before but this was the worst experience I've received. Not sure if I'll ever comeback.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear Anonymous On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Ollie
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable family dinner. We all had variations of hibachi dinners, and were very very pleased with food quality and portion sizes. Some of us opted for the fried rice, which was probably not necessary since the food was sufficiently tasty and salty. Plain rice would have gone better, to counterbalance the intense food flavors. The chef was quite showman, but an excellent cook as well. The waitress was gracious and friendly and attentive. Overall, a great experience. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We waited over an hour for our cook to come to us.
Our reservation was for 2:45. We were seated at 3:10. When we went to order from the lunch menu we were told lunch ended at 3:00. It wasn’t our fault they waited to seat us.
Upon protest we were allowed to order from the lunch menu.
So we were very disappointed that it took an hour for our cook to come out.

Not the best experience. Very sad.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on September 9, 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lady at the front wasn’t very welcoming. Told us, “ take a seat, I am waiting on the other party”. Our table reservation was for 2:15 we didn’t get seated until after 2:35.
However, our Chef WAS AMAZING! It was his second week. He made the whole table laugh. I would request him every time!!!

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to celebrate a birthday. When we ordered, I told the waitress that it was a birthday. When the gentlemen was cooking, I said it was a birthday. But in the end, I had to ask the waitress if she was going to bring the birthday ice cream. Also, we should of received a discount because we qualify and all she said was “oh, I’m sorry about that. Next time” and our bill was $300, kinda was counting on the discount to help the tip out.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 5 days ago

Dear AllisonB On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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JanetW
Corpus Christi
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time had by all. Great food

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WaltonW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our cook messed up our food from the very beginning and also forgot many necessities for our meal. He also messed up ever trick and kept messing up every dish he made. Constantly yelling at other workers to get him bowls/plates and ingredients. It took nearly two hours for our food and me and the children were sadden to leave early, especially our first hibachi experience.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on September 9, 2021

Dear WaltonW Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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ChrisD
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our culinary artist and did an AMAZING job! My family thoroughly enjoyed the show, food, and friendly staff. Will definitely be returning and asking for him by name.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great fun chef continue to make Benihana one of our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Way too slow to get initial order started, 35 minutes to soup, 40 minutes for wine from the bar. Chef was great once he got there.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 27, 2021

Dear Guest We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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TriMi82
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was odd. Family had a laugh watching her eat food off of dishes we were done with... Also would make us reach for our drinks instead of walking around the grill.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Saw a lot of negative reviews recently but our experience was great. No delays sitting or getting our food and our chef was great. Everything was cooked perfectly but the steak and shrimp was a lot better than the lobster. I’d skip the lobster and get scallops instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Horrific !!!! Had a res for 8:00 and did not get seated till 8:30 and did not start eating till 9:30
Massive lack of staff like every restaurant in anchorage

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 20, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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AmyD
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Its been a tradition to go to Benihana for my sons birthday. This was by far the worst time we have been. The chef was good but the waitress was terrible. No refills on drinks, wrong food, wrong bill, no birthday photo, restaurant noise was louder than normal and the waitress did nothing more than whisper with a mask on making it impossible to hear. so disappointing….

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear AmyD On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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RetiredArmyOfficer
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We left after our chef had not shown up at our table by 9:15 when we had an 8pm reservation. We were late being seated and the soup was cold. It was our 34th anniversary that we did not celebrate.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 13, 2021

Dear RetiredArmyOfficer On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Private
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

poor service - the timing was an issue for everything. We waited and waited. Then were rushed through the meal

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 10, 2021

Dear Private On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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HennyB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super booked and didn’t even stay to eat te food😢

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 11, 2021

Dear HennyB On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Stinkybutt
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

From our check in person to the cook, we had a rough experience. It felt rushed as we were hustled to our table and pressed hard to make choices immediately. Then it felt like forever to get drinks and for the food to be prepared.

Our server was in her third day and seemed a little bit flustered. The chef/cook snapped at her several times and at one point one guy at our table asked how he could tip the cook and NOT the server - the cook said, "Yes, I encourage that. You can give directly to me".

With that he took some bills from this guy - which seemed to me to be very mean to our server. We tipped our server very well because how in the world will you get better without a little encouragement?

The food was typical Benihana - not great, not bad. For the money I'll definitely go elsewhere from now on.

To our Server: Hang in there! You did a great job and things will get better...

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear Stinkybutt on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Waitress took way too long to bring out things. We were sat with 3 other couples and they agreed on the slow service. A hostess was being worked way too hard to the point where she was crying. She dealt with rude customers and almost everybody’s tables: filling up water, checking on them. she had to check other people in and they were rude about the wait time. I feel like you guys should have checked on her or given her a break or put more staff out because she was overworked and overwhelmed. I gave her a $20 tip because of how hard she was working I wasn’t able to get her name but she was a very nice person. please check on your staff.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 9, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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Candy
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration! Everyone at Benihana’s was wonderful - very friendly snd helpful!

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ChrisS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent as always. The chef had a few new moves we had never seen before and was very entertaining.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 13, 2021

Dear ChrisS Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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AlaskaMom
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazingly fun. Great choice for my daughters birthday meal. It was worth the money. We would do it again for sure.

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CarrieE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good, but the restaurant was running behind and they got us back 15 mins after our scheduled reservation time. Our service was extremely slow (it took 30 mins to get my glass of wine and over an hour before they started to cook our meal). And then at the end we felt very rushed to finish our food since they had been running behind. There were several mix ups with our entire table’s order. It felt very sloppy and unorganized. We spoke with our table mates after the dinner, and they also expressed their disappointment with their experience. I will not be coming back to this Benihana.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on August 10, 2021

Dear CarrieE Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had our full meal at the bar and it was still fantastic. The bartender was great and served amazing drinks.

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fatkid
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very loud...not the place to go to have a conversation.

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Jodee
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place to just relax & leave the cooking, Dad jokes, and clean up to someone else

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They are very understaffed right now so we could tell everyone was working really hard, but it was still a $300 dinner for our family of 6 and it was lacking in so many ways. We waited for a long time, some of our food was forgotten, there was none of the show by our chef, they let us make a reservation for 9:30pm, yet they were shutting down the restaurant around us as we ate. MAJOR disappointment.

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vipAkdine
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We usually go to Benihana for special occasions, and love it, however this time it was not the best. Our chef didn’t do hardly any tricks with cooking which was one of the reasons we went. My granddaughter is 7 and she loves Benihana for this reason alone. So that was disappointing and the food was not good either. I asked for my Filet Mignon to be cooked medium and it was rare. I couldn’t eat it. It was terrible. The whole thing was a disappointment honestly. The chef and server were friendly, but not on their game tonight.

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Wendlo
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AMAZING dining experience. Lots of fun. Dennis, our chef, was impeccable. SO funny, so charming. Would come back every time we are in town if we could have him.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The chef did fine, however the actual service was horrible. It took over an hour after ordering for the chef to actually show up to cook. My daughter’s whole meal was forgotten and didn’t not show up to the table until 2 hours and 15 minutes after we arrived. Our appetizers never showed up. By far my worst experiences here which is disappointing because I enjoyed this place on prior occasions.

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was less than ideal. Very slow and got our orders wrong. While the joking around was funny at times, it was a bit much. Especially when we were trying to get the order correct. We come here every year for several birthdays and this time service was lacking. I know with a shortage of staff due to COVID this can be an issue. Really hope next time we come this won’t be an issue.

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Xwingrlj
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a friendly staff and great food, you can’t go wrong with Benihanas. Its not cheap, but its well worth the price when you include the entertainment provided by the cook at tour table.

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MarilynM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and a show! We sat with a young family & thoroughly enjoyed the children’s expressions. The food was awesome & more than one person could eat!

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Fishak
Anchorage
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good the chef was entertaining. Currently it not very busy which nade it easy to communicate ar the table.

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Dale
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was not up to par with the price that was charged. Need more variety of sauces... Yum Yum, etc...

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monte was great

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Benihana - Anchorage, AK is rated 4 stars by 1144 OpenTable diners.

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