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Benihana - Bethesda, MD

4.0
4
2104 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 Bethesda is located in beautiful downtown Bethesda, just a short drive from Washington D.C. Book your next event for up to 32 guests in our private dining room; perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Ask about our Private Event Dining options. Subject to availability. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday 4–7 p.m. Enjoy signature cocktails, specialty sushi rolls and more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 652-5391

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Bernadette Brillantes: (855) 428-7029

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Woodmont Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 2,104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Kid Friendly

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  1. AF

    AsantewaF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and our hibachi chef, Renee was absolutely amazing! He had personality out of this world. He was funny, talented, polite, and just had a great vibe. We will definitely go back.
  2. NC

    NeCee

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy myself dining at Benihana, especially when dining with a group. We had so much fun catching up and being entertained by our chief. Will definitely be returning - food and service were good!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dad’s bday. Had a great time as usual
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with kids, friendly atmosphere and a lot of food
  5. SC

    ShakirraC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was not good, the waitress was rude and didn’t get any of my order correct. Plus the food portions were small, and the chef was rushing our food..
  6. C

    Colleen

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for celebrations! Consistently terrific food! Thank you!
  7. e

    elahe

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The chef seemed new and not familiar with the process of hibachi cooking. Our food was tasteless and some of the vegetables were eventually not cooked. We had been to Benihana many times before the pandemic and always enjoyed the experience? This time unfortunately was not held to previous standards
  8. CT

    CalvinT

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Our black female waitress she wasn’t PROFESSIONAL AT ALL, she was APPROPRIATE AT ALL. Our waitress seemed like she didn’t want to be at work and she made me and my date feel less welcomed every time we asked her for our essentials like EXTRA NAPKINS AND WATER she got a even bigger attitude with us.
  9. OA

    OlgaA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The restaurant is loud, smells of rancid oil, and waiters are poorly trianed. Food is not flavorful or authentic.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear OlgaA 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. 

  10. R

    Rais

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food 😋😋😋 Nice place, good environnement for family & friends.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear Rais Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Hello I’m did a confirmation for Sunday 19 2022 the reservation was for 3:45, the person in the entrance was rude and with attitude don’t ask me for nothing only my name and she said wait in the lobby, we waited for 25 minutes again we had a previous reservation, we seated in the table and our table looks like when they complete the table with people don’t have any reservation the chef started cooking with the show at 4:30 and the customer service was terrible. To be honest this dinner was for special occasion with my husband but honestly we don’t had a good experience. And unfortunately this the last time we visited Benihana.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear 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.

  12. K

    Karen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It was a normal Japanese restaurant experience. It was nice that we were taken and seated ahead of rsvp time, when we arrived. But it was nothing special. Tricks were nice and routine. Loved the fact that they cooked vegetarian meal first, prior to other meats so no mix. Cook had to be told there was a need to clean the surface more. The bar area was unclean. The bathrooms need updated.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear Karen Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  13. CO

    CrystalO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing I don't agree with, is waiting for the whole party to be there to be seated. It pushed our reservation back pretty far.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear CrystalO Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  14. s

    schkloa

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good food. Great service. Note: we had to request the standard menu our two granddaughters loved it. The table seating was tight though (8 people around a small table)8 We will return for special occasions.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear schkloa On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was good and food as good..

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear Guest Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    It was LOUD!!! VERY LOUD! Quite frankly unappetizing.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 6 days agoDear Jessie We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    6th b-day for our boy!

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded 7 days agoDear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It was a grad party there , very loud but overall it turned out great

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 14, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  19. L

    Lynn

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday party

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 14, 2022Dear Lynn Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

  20. A

    Angel

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service was atrocious. I asked for a drink and it took the server an hour to reappear to take away a plate. Brought up the drink again and disappeared again. Came back 30 minutes later I asked again his response “I think we’re out and I don’t know if there will be more” disappeared again. It also took 45 minutes for the chef to show up at the table. Food was good but that was it. Floors were sticky and people were loud and obnoxious. Will not be returning

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 14, 2022Dear Angel 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.

  21. DT

    DanielaT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benihana was amazing as always but I need to highlight the superb service by Roxana! She made sure our evening was magnificent in every sense: professional, attentive and graceful. Thank you for a great farewell to our visiting family!

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 14, 2022Dear DanielaT Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you and your family!

  22. SR

    SidneyR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food; friendly environment.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 14, 2022Dear SidneyR Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  23. U

    Unpleased

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Celebrated my daughter’s graduation.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear Unpleased Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  24. CB

    CeeB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Our food was just okay. I think we had a new chef and he was trying to get into the groove. It took the food so long to get cooked. By time the full meal was complete the food was cold. Our waiter was great he was on point with everything. And they have a dress code online that you don’t actually have to abide by. People was in there dressed any kind of way. I think our experience would’ve been better if we had a different chef honestly.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear CeeB 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.

  25. LJ

    LaJuanda5

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Double date night was fun. Place was busy for a Sunday night.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear LaJuanda5 Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  26. R

    Rene

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    No show performed during cooking inattentive service no hot sake available

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear Rene 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.

  27. S

    Shanycole

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant needs to be remodel. The ceilings and carpets are dirty. The rice taste it like you have been cooked and dishwashing liquid. The hibachi dinner had no seasoning. It was very bland. They just cook the food in butter on the grill and top it with sesame seeds. The Yum Yum sauce was watered down. The staff is overwhelmed and forgetful.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear Shanycole 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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my girl and I first time there and it was amazing. Food was excellent and the staff were nice and funny. Huge shoutout to my chef “RENE” did an outstanding job especially for his age. Thanks a lot highly recommended.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear Guest On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there to celebrate my significant ones graduation

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 14, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  30. AV

    AshleyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun time and the food is always amazing and i love that they ask if your allergic or dont think things. Every chef weve ever had is just amazing and fun. Great for date night, special occasions or just out with the fam

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear AshleyV On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The restaurant by itself smells and tables was dirty , food were ok not very good no salt no pepper plain, sauces very poor choices, service was so bad, waitress did know that we had my son’s birthday even when I was making reservation I put a note about that, at the beginning I reminded her she forgot, menu were very confusing and dirty too. Nobody explain us how it works. The restrooms were dirty , smelly. Everything has to be updated and renovated. I will not advise to go there and never will come back. Honestly big disappointment

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear Guest 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.

  32. CB

    CarlosB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mariah is the server. I highly recommend to request her.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 1, 2022Dear CarlosB Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

  33. BC

    BobC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Gyoza was wonderful !

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 1, 2022Dear BobC Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  34. SR

    SidneyR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Server started out fine but didn’t check on us. Two items were forgotten. The chef was personable yet over cooked the vegetables and seemed to get lost in the order of preparation. In fairness to him, one customer made several special requests that might have been distracting. He was so busy responding to her numerous requests that other orders were delayed or rushed.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 1, 2022Dear SidneyR 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.

  35. KW

    KakealW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the staff was amazing.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on May 31, 2022Dear KakealW thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

  36. J

    Jayh

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    OK this is my go-to restaurant. But you guys have not had Plum wine or Lychee blossom for 2 months!! Like how hard is it to get the ingredients for the most popular drink choices

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on May 31, 2022Dear Jayh 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.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Great food, good chef, really bad service. Had to wait forever for check and ask for basics, like soy sauce for sushi, forks, etc.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on June 8, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  38. S

    Smona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not your typical Japanese habachi spot. Wasn’t exciting. Told them it was my birthday and that was completely ignored but saw other people getting their birthday celebrated. It was overall long and boring for me.

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on May 31, 2022Dear Smona 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. 

  39. RA

    ReginaA

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent! Great service!

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on May 25, 2022Dear ReginaA Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a fun experience, especially for special occasions

    Benihana - Bethesda, MDResponded on May 23, 2022Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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Benihana - Bethesda, MD is rated 4 stars by 2104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Google Map for Benihana - Bethesda, MD

7935 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodmont Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 652-5391

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Bernadette Brillantes: (855) 428-7029

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