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About Benihana - Anchorage

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.

1100 W 8th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Satruday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BANZAI HOUR
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between 8th and L street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(907) 222-5212

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/anchorage-ak-ac

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Benihana - Anchorage Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (26)
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Kid-friendly (17)
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Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (7)
Authentic (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
People Watching (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful food and excellent service from both the server and chef.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and great experience...highly recommended!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Server was attentive and efficient. Loved the chef (Dennis)! My son always picks Benihana for his birtday dinner

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great. I ordered Roc

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 6 days ago

As always food was fantastic and Our Chef, Kayzee kept us in stitches the whole time. Great way to celebrate!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Another "fun" meal! Celebrated 2 birthdays for a 5 and 7 year old. The kids always enjoy watching the chef cook their meal and how special they ate made to feel!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took our teenager and her 5 friends to celebrate birthdays. The kids loved it! They laughed, enjoyed the entertainment, and ate all their food. They sang a birthday song to her and took our photo. It was a fun time, but a little noisy for conversation.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Birthday celebration but they forgot to sing or take a photo.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful Christmas dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good food and a show. Great for people watching. Large portions. Thanks for being open on Christmas Day.

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a wonderful Christmas meal. The service today was excellent. We had a wonderful chef who was very personable yet quick which was greatly appreciated.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was excellent as always and our chef especially talented. Thank you for the lovely Christmas meal.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fun environment, the cook entertains while preparing your meal. Light hearted & engaging experience, but wouldn’t recommend as a quiet intimate setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The staff, chefs and food are always great at this restaurant—thanks for always being consistent!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our cook didn't seem as professional as we have had in the past. Meals were cooked and served more individually than usual - some were eating while others still waited.

Steak was over-cooked. Tuna (seated ahi) was, well - terrible :-(

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Usually I would give 5 stars all across. However this last visit was not to good. The food was not prepared properly, chicken and steak were both dry as a bone. My friends sushi roll was terrible she didn’t even eat it. It was a birthday get together and it was really disappointing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Spicy, Kid-friendly
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best time ever...will be back very soon! Always a challenge to think what you can do for bday celebration with a 20 something year old. This was so much fun....grandma was having just as much fun as the kids. Justin was excellent...thank you for so much entertainment!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was great we sat with a group who was having a birthday and our chef was comical.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was out of this world delicious! Server was a little pushy, but nice. Cook was funny and quaint and entertaining. Noise was a little much, but I don't hear well as it is. Overall, a fun place to eat!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was amazing as usual. Love the food, love the sushi. Cook was superb

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent experience! Chef Danny was amazing!! Food was delicious, drinks were made wonderfully! We will be back very soon!!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 4, 2017

as always the food was great, the service was great. It is fun for the entire family. Thank you for another great meal

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Enjoyed my food, the server was funny.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Second year in a row that one person in our party got a steam facial from the cooking food. 👎🏻 Also, this year, our server wa very nervous and took a long time to get our order and drinks going.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had Justin, he was awesome. It's expensive so I wouldn't make it a regular option, but super awesome for groups. It's not good if you want to chat, but prepare to be entertained throughout dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our family went there to celebrate a birthday and everyone enjoyed watching their food being cooked in front of them and the chefs humor

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good and the chef was amazing. We will go again

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 7, 2017

For years Benihana was our go to for special occasions. After not frequenting this restaurant for some time we went this week and were greatly disappointed at how much the quality of the food and service had deteriorated. We'll be finding a new "go to."

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Chef Dennis is outstanding and Lupe was there to tend every need. We never had to wait for service. Benihana Anchorage is the best restaurant hands down in Alaska. We have lived in Chicago and New York and this destination is the only destination that even compares to the quality you would find in the food capitals of the world!! Great job..as usual!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The overall service was excellent. Someone in my group’s card got overcharged for services, but it was fixable !! Definitely will be coming back because the food was great !

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food is always delicious. Fresh seafood cooked to perfection right in front of you. Steak, noodles, or chicken it’s all prepared to your liking inches away! Loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I thought there would be lasers.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good food and creative food presentations. A good way to meet new people.
Not a good idea for a date night or to meet someone to talk. you have other people at your table and a chef cooking your food so it doesn't make much for opportunity to conversate with those who are with you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Someone in our party got a moldy tomato in their salad. The rest of the food was over cooked.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Worst Benihana experience ever. We normally love it here but our recent visit was horrible. Coldest day of the year so far and we got to sit under a powerful vent with cold air blowing on my family including two small children. Mgmt acknowledged the problem when we complained but didn’t even offer to move us even though the restaurant wasn’t even full so we had to sit there in our winter coats! Then we sat for an hour waiting until the chef came out, but that was only after I complained and asked when we were going to be able to eat. My poor kids were starving by the time we were served the first round of food. Not exactly the 32nd birthday I had hoped for my husband. They didn’t even sing to him until almost 9pm when we had already paid the check and were ready to head home (we got there at 6:30). They mgmt knew all the problems and didn’t apologize, offer a free drink, or even a discount. Sadly they did nothing to try and make it right other than pretty much ignore us all night. We’ve been longtime customers but it will be awhile until I go back again to this one. I think next time we will try Kobe and reccomend you do the same.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Terrible service and don’t bother with a reservation because you will still wait.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had reservations at 630 and the chef didn't start cooking until 740pm. We were constantly reassured false information that our chef was prepping his cart. In the meantime, our drink order was slow and had to send back the wine glass because it had lipstick stains on it. Once the chef came he was very mellow and not entertaining at all. We ended up watching the table across from us for entertainment. Good thing our son is easily entertained. When the manager came by at the end I told him is was a negative experience and that we have had much better shows in the past. His response was not to me but my three year old..."watch this trick!" as he threw his glass in a circle. Either he didn't understand my feedback or he was just trying to avoid it. He was young and very unprofessional as he avoided constructive feedback and conversation. The food was average. Coming to Benihana in the past I can honestly say it has declined as a restaurant in aspects of organization, Customer care, value and entertainment. We will not recommend nor return to Benihana in the future.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff was friendly and entertaining, the quality of meats was very poor. The Teriyaki steak was chewy, the mushrooms were absolutely delicious; however, I was last in line for portions and only got about 5 mushrooms :(
The tuna steak was not fresh at all, the taste was something hard to forget in a negative way :(
My children, 7 and 10, had an excellent time, they thought the show was absolutely amazing and it was worth going for that. If our meat would have been good we would be back soon; as it is, we will have to take time to forget why we don't want to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We frequent Benihana as we’ve always enjoyed the food. It’s been a fun place to take the kids.
However, the past couple of times we’ve been there the service has been extremely slow and our cooks seem very inexperienced. Our dining time took almost twice as long as in the past.
Uncertain if we’ll go back based on our last couple of dinners.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Chef Kayzee was wonderful!!!!!! The food was great and he was very entertaining.
Our server was terrible! We had high hopes since he started out by telling us how he was here to take care of us, just to flag him down and he would get whatever we needed. That would have been great if we could find him. He seemed to disappeared for long periods of time. Someone in our group ordered iced tea which never arrived. He brought a tray of soup, but left off one. It took him a very long time to return with that soup (actually he didn't bring it till he brought everyone salad). He didn't bring any steamed rice until very late in our meal after we asked for it (as we couldn't find him). We had 3 birthday certificates which he took when he took our orders. When we got our bills, he forgot to take the certificates off. Again, we had a long wait for him to fix that. Everything seemed to take him a very long time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun
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