Benihana - Beaverton

4.3
2726 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 Beaverton is located near Washington Square Mall on the west side of Highway 217.The restaurant features a beautiful patio to enjoy sushi and teppanyaki lunch during the day or by the fire pit in the evening. The Beaverton location offers two private dining rooms, one with two teppanyaki tables to seat 16-20 guests, and the other with three tables, perfect for larger groups.
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LW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Larger tables. Best one i have been to in a long time. Everyone was very pleasant and made us laugh

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TH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time in Benihana and also first time having Japanese grill.
We loved it so much. We where four and we were sitting with another family of four.
It was wired for few minutes, but then it was comfortable and at the end we where good friends.
Our cook was amazing. He talk to everyone on the table. The food presentation was breathtaking and only shy to how Delicious it was.

Finally, it wasn't just getting food, it was two hours very relaxed dinner with family and friends.
We will definitely coming back with more friends or just the four of us.

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JF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great venue - a little loud but we had fun!

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AJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The cook was great, the wait staff was not. We ordered white rice and finally had to ask for it. I also had to get up and find another waitress to get us this as well as a drink. Very disappointed. This is unusual for Benihana.

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved he ambience and food. My kid enjoyed the way chef cook the food. ☺️

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BO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were in the far back corner and it was super loud. Food was good as usual. Very expensive though. Clothes will smell like the restaurant so where something washable

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GC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeter was not friendly, but our chef was the best. Only he is leaving to take care of his mom. Very nice young man and sad for Benihana losing such an amazing person.

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JH
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all wonderful, and they were so accommodating to my vegan son, prepared his food first and didn't appear to be at all bothered to meet his needs!

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JW
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carlos, our table cook, was very good and made the evening!

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TN
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything is good except we all smell after the dinner. Hope the ventilation is better.

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EH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

It took over an house just to be seated even though I ha a reservation. Waited 45 minutes just to get a refil on my front. Another hour just on our cook. Then broke two bowls in our food while cooking. Didn’t even get a discount or ice cream or an apology

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A
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allen was our chef and he was great. He put on the best show I've had at Benihana and we spent the whole time laughing.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and environment but the wait time AFTER being seated has grown considerably. Last 3 visits had a 1 hour wait time.

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SL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place had good good. It was entertaining watching our food get made. The chef was awesome. Had a great time there.

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CG
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

We have been going to Benihana for more than 20+ years for birthdays and last Saturdays experience was awful on many levels. First, we waited for more than 45 minutes after being seated for the chef to arrive to cook (we were served soup and salad thankfully.) But after we had to ASK TWICE where the chef was he finally arrived. We were there with the family for our daughters 15 year old birthday and the chef made inappropriate raunchy jokes throughout the meal (sexually related, in front of my child and grandma!) He prepared the food in the slowest manner, and unlike the usual order, we had to remind him to cook certain items (he forgot the vegetables.) The table next to us turned over TWICE while we were there, with different families and different chefs. In all, the dinner took more than 2 and half hours. While the food was consistently good (albeit expensive) the experience this time was so awful that we will most likely not go back for future birthdays.

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GM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at Benihana was excellent. They were very accommodating especially given we had vegetarians in our party. Our cook, Suzuki, was also very entertaining and did a wonderful job preparing our meals. Thank you!

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C
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The chef paid more attention to the chef behind him & his table than he did ours which was very disappointing & unprofessional.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and environment! Awesome people.... just a bit heavy on the pocket book. Memorable experience would do it again!

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CA
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tomoko Williams and all the staff are awesome people. They make me feel right at home!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the head Chef, Allen and he was fantastic! We were a fun group and he played into it perfectly! Great time!

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere! Great service. Water was filled quickly. Jose was entertaining! Food was incredible.

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d
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our chef did not do everything for the show that I've seen before. My steak was given to someone else, so I had to wait to get mine. It was very salty when I got it. The shrimp was also over cooked. Everything else was good.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great experience. good food prepared in a fun way. it’s interesting the way the table comes together, and you have new “casual friends” to enjoy it all with. recommended for sure

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Server Nancy was terrible she had a bad attitude and wasn’t helpful at all . Our cook Jesus was amazing and was very helpful with doing Nancy’s job for her in assisting us with getting us more water and our to go boxes and sauce containers. Nancy was very unpleasant. Not sure if I’ll be returning. It was my birthday May 7th and i didn’t have a good time because of that, experience was just poor . Also the wait time was over a hour from my reservation and the host didn’t communicate very well how long it would take .

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OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a memorable experience here. The food is delicious and service is great, just bring lots of $$!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really nice time- our server and chef were both great. Always an experience we enjoy when treating ourselves for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our 3 year anniversary and my daughter getting good grades in school

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LM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Over the years Benihana's has reduced the amount of food portions. For example they would "pack" the fried rice bowl but now they "loosely" fill the bowl, leaving you with far less. We have noticed over the last few visits that the service has been less then acceptable. Our waitress was wonderful but the management had sent staff home as they were slow. She was working too many tables. We did not get refills on water, had to hunt someone down for that and for more rice. From the time we were seated and done, it took 2 hours. This has been the pattern for a couple years now.

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JB
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!! Our. Ok was the best!!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Tough to rate, food and atmosphere in general are great. However the noise level was so much that you couldn't have a conversation without yelling at the person sitting next to you. Couldn't hear the chef so missed a lot of his jokes. Our area was so hot when we arrived so they turned the a/c up to frigid. All this on a Tuesday night @ 6p. I suggest going at an off peak time, reservations a must.

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BH
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to Benihana for birthdays, we've been doing this for about twenty years now. It's the best!
If there isn't a birthday to celebrate, we just go for the food. It's addictive.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at the Beaverton Benihana was outstanding. The food was amazing. I was full before I could even take more than a few bites of my main course, which made for an excellent lunch the next day. Even when reheated, the food was very good, and I craved more right when I finished eating it. The chef was very nice, and had amazing jokes. I remember that the first time I went to Benihana, I had the Seafood Diablo. I tried it again this time, and it was better than I remembered. My mom had a dish with tuna, its name I do not recall, which was very good as well. The only problem I had was that the quality of the picture that our waiter took of us for a printed copy was very poor. We got a picture on one of our phones as well, however, which turned out nicely. I would definitely recommend Benihana to a friend.

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W
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Sercice was poor but the cook was great

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were there for my husbands birthday which the chef knew. He did not do anything special at all. All the other tables had onion volcanoes going off but not us. Then he forgot my husbands portion, so he had to wait to eat. My husband was excited to go and thought it would be entertaining but it was a real let down.

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TC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and entertainment. Will come back again

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S
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We waited for over an hour at the table before a chef came. It was very difficult to speak with the waitress as she was running in and out. This is the 2nd not so great experience that I'v had at Benihana in the last week (2 different states).

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AA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef was not as interactive as others. It was some people’s first time in our group and I just feel they missed some of the “experience “ of being there.

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L
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

My 4:45 reservation turned into a 5 pm seating, which isn't bad. But not having the food/ chef come out until 6:05, that became an issue .. not only were we now ravenous, we also had plans for what we thought would be well after dinner. The food and chef we're fabulous. Not sure if they were short staffed or what, but I've never waited an hour to have the food come out..

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have visited Benihana many times and have enjoyed our visits. This time, however, service was terrible to the point that the chef told us to ask him for anything we need. For the price, they must get their service act together!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and Chef, thank you for the great show and customer service. We will definitely come back.

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