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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.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Satruday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Between 8th and L street
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Benihana - Anchorage Ratings and Reviews
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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