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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

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Anchorage Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

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4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for Groups (26)
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Good for a Date (23)
Fun (22)
Kid-friendly (20)
Casual (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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·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 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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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Celebrated a birthday. The cooked meals were fine. Sushi was not fresh but other than that it was good. Our 2 grandsons love the entertainment that Justin provided!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had a wonderful birthday dinner with my family. Our chef was new, but she did a great job! The waitress was attentive, even though it was busy. Food was delicious! Bravo to Benihana Anchorage!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Chef was great had lots of jokes... food from there I've had better from here.. wasn't the best this time around. Waitress Cindy is always amazing!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food and great time with co-workers. We will come back soon.

Tags: Fun
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It's always fun to dine at Benehana. You get to watch the antics of the talented chefs and the food is great too. I always take home enough leftovers for another 2 days.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 29, 2017

New Cook. Food was really bad. Table guest where cussing and really loud. Server lost my birthday coupon. This place has really gone downhill. Not even worth it. That will be my last time.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was delicious. Chef Dennis did a great job and he was really funny. I will definitely request him again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food was great as always. Chef was great and friendly. But the server was terrible. He gave us our bills without asking if we wanted anything else, and right after we were served our main course. While we were still eating after just getting our food he asked "do you guys want boxes or did you want a couple more minutes to eat?" It was very poor taste.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food was amazing, but it took 45 minutes to receive a drink from our waitress. I was looking forward to good fast service so i could get to bed at a decent time, but it took 2 whole hours for everything to make its course. Again, very pleased with the food, just not as pleased with the service.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Have gone there many times. The last few times we have gone have been different. Don't see the normal wait staff except for in the bar. Seems like a big turn over in the staff. The chefs are all different and the food portions are getting much smaller. Unfortunately we will be looking for a different place to go. Pretty sad we have always enjoyed going to Benihana's. Not so much now.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had fun and it was overall a good time. Our only complaint is that it took a long time to get service and we had a new chef. We were there for 3 hours and took a long time to get our food. The drinks were delicious and our server was very patient with our large table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

totally enjoyed the entertainment/show put on by the chefs ... watching the food prepared right in front of us. The hosts, chefs, everyone that I came in contact with was all friendly and warm personable. the portion of food was well more than I could eat .. and the host/server even boxed if for me to take home. There was only two in my party... and the people seated at the table with us (two in their party) were very friendly and courteous... totally enjoyed their company... conversation was held by all. It was my friend's birthday.. and I felt she was treated royally .. and she was given a photo of the evening for self keeping and remembrance. It was so easy to make reservation ... made reservation online... after I made the reservation online .. I called and they had it set up .. I mean I called like immediately after I made them online .. and everything had gone through successfully. thank you again for everything... I laughed so much.. and I left there feeling absolute wonderful and awesome... I was in awed with the whole experience of the evening. Thank you thank you thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Danny is the best chef there. Very good about allergies. With the best tricks ever. They even do magic now.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

the food was slightly over salted but the alcohol was impressive and well presented.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Took 3 hours and reservations don't seem to matter to them.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My Birthday dinner was spectacular good food,family, the whole experience was exactly what I wanted for my special day.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Enjoyed our visit. The food was delicious. Lots of birthday going on, including min.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good food, kids are always entertained, mgmt was very accommodating for the occasion, overall it was an enjoyable evening. It does get loud and can be difficult to have conversations.., over all I recommend it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Took way too long. It was terrible. I understand being busy but we waited over 30 minutes just for the chef to show up. He also made us feel uncomfortable.

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

The chef is what makes it at Benihana. Last 3 visits they have been not great. Not funny, food not consistently cooked from one visit to the next. The chefs need to be able to multi task so the veggies, meat, rice are served at least close to together. I think it's a struggle to keep employees. They also seem to be cutting back on the amount of food. Little to no veggies anymore. Still very expensive, but the value is slipping. Maybe Kobe next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Kayzee was AMAZING! We have had many chefs @ our local Benihana yet somewhere we had not yet had him until this last visit. It was my parent's first visit to Alaska and they enjoyed their dinner and the creative entertainment provided by Kayzee immensely! He mad it unforgettable, Thank You Kayzee!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

My sisters and I haven't seen each other for a while so we decided to have a dinner date. As soon as we got there we were greeted by Cedo and was seated right away. Our server Aaron introduced himself as soon as we were seated. We had 8 people in our party and chef Kasey was amazing--attending to all our requests. Service was fast and everyone was friendly. They even sang happy birthday for 4 of my sisters. My sisters have never been to Benihana before so it was a memorable first experience for them! We would definitely come back! :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wasn't as good as usual. Sushi in the bar was great. Gordon was awesome. Dining was just ok. Food didn't have a lot of flavor to it which is really unusual. We dine here quite a bit and was a little disappointed tonight. Hopefully it will be better next time.

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 (Leipzig)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Wer Tepaniaky will und auf Animation am Tisch steht. Dem gefällt das sicher. Wir wollten Sushi und haben dann den Raum gewechselt gewechselt weil man Sushi am Tisch serviert bekomnt und nicht am Grill. Dort waren wir fast alleine. Sushi war super! Und die Bedienung sehr freundlich.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Benihana will always be my favorite restaurant. It is my choice for my birthday dinner every year! I always order the hibachi shrimp. The food is amazing. The chefs are amazing. The staff is always so friendly. Never disappointed!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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