Benihana - Anchorage, AK

4
1157 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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Safety precautions

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It wasn’t the best experience I’ve had here. Our reservations were pushed back even though we were on time. The staff at the front door was not friendly and then our server was annoyed that we weren’t ready to order drinks as soon as we were given menus. We hadn’t even opened the menus when he stated he would take drink orders now. We quickly ordered drinks and then looked through the menus to figure out dinner and in that time the chef came out to explain he had received the notes I had emailed about our sons allergies. He offered the best option for our kiddo which we were grateful for. Next our server came back with drinks and said he would take the dinner order. At this point we felt pretty rushed but our 11 year old ordered, we ordered our 6 year olds and I ordered leaving more time for my partner to decide. I also ordered appetizers for us and the server kept making comments about “ok, another thing, ok….” Which is weird because I’ve been in the service industry for years and upselling had always been pushed. (I also understand get a table in and a table out, to turn the table to make more money, but it appeared to me he didn’t really fit the hospitable characteristics one looks for in a server). The soup came out, great. Our Poke was great as well as the Yellowfin, the spicy Chicken gyozas were also tasty. I think the salad was also no different than expected. Then our son with allergies received his entree off the grill first with no cross contamination or issues with his allergies. Then our oldest and ours were plated. The chef made a couple inappropriate remarks about “mushrooms” and “tail” neither of which our boys understood but not professional, slightly immature. Following this before he left I requested sauces which I’ve never seen them forget or leave off the table to be served. It truly needed the sauces as the entrees themselves were quite bland. We finished up with a scoop of ice cream. Overall, rushed, clumsy, bland, our boys enjoyed it though.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 8 hours ago

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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Liily
Anchorage
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I love going to Benihana. The presentation, price, and flavor are always great! However, this time around, we had a very grouchy server who made my friend's birthday lunch a horrible experience. If it wasn't for Dennis (our cook), I would've given this specific experience just one star or less. Our server had an attitude and tried to rush us through ordering, eating, the birthday song, and payment. Not only that, but she kept slamming things down on the table. It was just a whole negative experience compared to the numerous other times I've eaten there (with the exception of one other time). On top of that, she didn't offer the group photo they normally do for special occasions. I'm not sure why our server was like this; if this was a management/training issue. However, given that we were one of the first (and few) parties to sit down for lunch, the restaurant wasn't too busy to be rushed out in the manner that we were. Overall, I just feel bad for my friend because I recommended Benihana as a great place to eat for her birthday and to have fun. Personally, I would still recommend Benihana to a friend, but I would tell others to steer clear of this particular server.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 8 hours ago

Dear Liily 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 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was great as always, we had a really good chef who treated us all really well. Michael was his name and he will be requested by us from here on out. Unfortunately we had a poor experience with our server, who didn’t take the time to check on everybody, he would rush away as soon as one person asked for something, as though he could not multi-task. He was absent most of the meal which left me and a couple other people at my table without water or drinks for almost 30 minutes. He would forget things we requested and seemed disinterested in our needs. As for the noise levels being super high, it was expected for a late Friday night dinner, can’t really complain about that. Timing is key. All in all, a good experience because Michael was so good to us. Server was a disappointment.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 8 hours ago

Dear Guest 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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steveg
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Food was great. Everything was perfect

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 4 days ago

Dear steveg We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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Annie
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Bartender ignored us for 20 minutes while he conversed with the only other person in the bar. My husband never did get his drink. Service was slow. Drink order at the table took another 30 minutes. The chef served old brown shrimp. It was awful. The steaks (different cuts of meat) were all chopped up and sautéed together. My husband order chicken fried rice and it was given to the other patrons that didn’t order any. Prices off the menu were lower than what was listed on our check. Benihana’s has definitely gone way down hill. We have been going here for years and it will probably be our last time.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 29, 2021

Dear Annie 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
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Anchorage for teppanyaki food.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Guest We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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AdreanneV
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I loved it! The entire experience was amazing and johnathon made it that much better! His food was amazing and so full of flavor and he kept us laughing and entertained the entire night . We will definitely be back just because of him.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear AdreanneV We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Jabberjaws
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was great. Cook was amazing and we had a great time. Only critique would be our server. Not sure if he was new or what but he never came to refill our drinks and when he did he had to ask us what we all had as he forgot .

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 22, 2021

Dear Jabberjaws thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time was a perfect date for me and my girlfriend cook was fun to watch and food was excellent servers did a great job would do again thanks for a wonderful evening

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear MichaelS Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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DougB
Anchorage
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Daughts 16th birthday! Good time

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear DougB Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my wife’s birthday. Our chef was outstanding.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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Alexander
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was there for son birthday. The cook Dennis was awesome! This was the third time we had him and he was entertaining and excellent cook. Would recommend him to anyone.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Alexander Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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JeanJ
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Dennis was outstanding as always. We had awesome service as well. It was a great celebration dinner!!

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear JeanJ Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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Sean
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

the food was good but our server kept forgetting our order and making constant mistakes. i received 3 dirty glasses of water and eventually gave up. there were many more issues with the service.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 2, 2021

Dear Sean 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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vipAmyC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 27, 2021

Dear AmyC Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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Stewart
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I was thankful that they moved our reservation up. The hostess was not very friendly. We were seated and then had to be readjusted for another party. They were seated after us but given their drink orders and food orders before us. It was my sons birthday and he was not given his ice cream or Happy Birthday song!

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 25, 2021

Dear Stewart 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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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I will not be returning to Benihana's at all. Service was awful waited a long time, and the cook did not entertain hardly at all.
the rice was not cooked all the way, and crunchy.
it was hard to hear what anyone was saying, and took way to long to get the check.
we couldn't wait to leave

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 25, 2021

Dear ChristinaM 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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vipBobbiO
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Even with an 11:30 reservation, we didn’t get seated for over ten minutes and we were the only customers. Shortly afterwards another twosome joined our table but it still took almost another ten minutes to get water. The table chef was wonderful and friendly. We were there 90 minutes for a quick lunch!

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 25, 2021

Dear BobbiO 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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Lillie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary, everything was great. Will try to make this a tradition.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 21, 2021

Dear Lillie Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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EW84
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Our first visit was not a great experience. We were there to celebrate my husband and daughters birthday.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 20, 2021

Dear EW84 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday with a great friend. We really enjoyed our time. The cook was very amusing. The other guest at the table were such fun.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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DavidF
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and fun dinning experience for the whole family!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Was a mediocre experience. No showmen-ship, food was burnt.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love to eat weekend lunch here good food and even better service

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Haley
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Came to celebrate my 21st and the experience was terrible, which sucks because I usually celebrate my birthday here, was just very disappointed with the service and the food, won’t be returning for a while and neither will my whole party that was with me. Really disappointed…

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Haley 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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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis was an amazing chef!

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 20, 2021

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

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JEFFK
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was good, the chef was okay, the ambiance was better than normal and the service was good
No photo???? Every other time we received a photo…

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear JEFFK We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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Willis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I thought I made reservations but selected wrong day but we showed up and they made it work took some time but they got us a table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brothers Alan and Herman were in Anchorage for medical care. Herman treated us to dinner. Of course it was awesome and so delicious.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on November 17, 2021

Dear Guest thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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NayelinS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The front desk, very bad customer service. I made a reservation a week ahead, we got there 10mins before our reservation time. We waited to be seated 25 minutes! What's the point of make a reservation if you get there and still gotta wait? Other people got there after us and they got seated before even when they said there was no table. The front desk didn't even try to let us know what was going on.

Other than that, the chief and food was very good and he was very funny.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear NayelinS thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Many of our meal portions came up short-chef did not have enough on hand for customers -not enough rice, shrimp and veggies.

Benihana - Anchorage, AK
Responded on September 24, 2021

Dear JohnH 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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ToddinAK
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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 on September 15, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021

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 on September 15, 2021

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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