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About Benihana - Bethesda

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 on Wisconsin Avenue 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 a variety of appetizers starting at just $3.00.

7935 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Woodmont Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(301) 652-5391

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/bethesda-md-bb

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

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Benihana - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

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3.9

service

3.6

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3.4

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for Groups (27)
Special Occasion (25)
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Kid-friendly (19)
Fun (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Casual (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Waterfront (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I had a reservation at 7:45 p.m., the table was given to me at 8:45, then it took more than 2 hours in the whole process, the check took more than 1 hour 15 minutes to start cooking. I was more than 3 hours in the restaurant 2 hours 15 minutes were waiting for the table or the food and 45 minutes was really what I enjoyed .. Terrible service, I think that very few people work for the restaurant demand

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Experience SUCKED! Had a reservation and waited almost two hours to be seated. Waited another hour for food to be cooked! Never again!!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Benihana Bethesda normally runs like clockwork, but last Sunday it seems that the manager forgot that it was a holiday weekend and the place was a complete mess. There weren't enough cooks and the wait was horrendous. We had a 6:45 reservation, but we weren't seated until at least 7:45 and didn't get food until after 9 p.m. We were offered a free appetizer! We didn't leave until after 10:30 and we had small children in our party. Really, a terrible experience. So much for my son's birthday celebration.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Restaurant was crowded n

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Benihana was great but as always, even reservations do not help. We still waited 40 minutes for a table (even though we had 6pm reservations via Open Table).

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·Dined 2 days ago

Not our first time at Benihana and we are always happy to be there! The kids have a ball of a time, the food is quite nice and everyone can kick back and relax. The only 'complaint' ( nothing that would prevent us from returning) is that we would appreciate it if we were not rushed through at the end of our meal. We were still working on our food when we were asked about dessert, and despite making it clear that we were still eating, a few minutes later, our check appeared without a request on our part, with an added 'whenever you're ready'. We understand that it's a busy night on Sundays and other people are waiting to be seated, but there are probably better ways to go about this kind of thing.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Had a good night out and the food was good. They where crowded was glad I made reservations, there were a lot of kids and large parties there. The chef was entertaining it would be a great place to take a large group of people but, suitable for two as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and food. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 3 days ago

Benihana is one of my favorite places however this past visit was terrible service and food. Very disappointed especially since I was celebrating my birthday. Nothing more to say other than terrible

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Too much food...warning! I hadn't planned well and felt bad when the main dish was ready, I ate 2 bites. I would suggest a cold drink with ice. When the place is packed and the grills on, it gets warm...and hard to find your drink person. Kids totally entertained :)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

It’s was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Hate being packed in like sardines at this restaurant. Luckily, we had an extra seat between us and other family. Food good, server fair. The prices are too high, portions too small. Still, fine for a visit or two a year

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

By far my worst dining experience ever, the manager had the worst attitude not hospitable at all, the chef did not engage with us at all, there was a fight that broke out between the manager and another person dining, the chef dropped a bowl while cooking that cut my foot and he not once apologized. I drove 1hr and 25 mins to this restaurant thinking somehow we receive a 4 Star dining experience on Valentines Day and was the complete opposite. My table was still waiting for our food, while the restaurant was closed, cleaners were vacuuming around our table and trying to clean what they could until we were still waiting for the rest of our food to be prepared,I was unable to dine in and eat because the restaurant was closed and most of my food was cold because the chef took so long preparing my choice of meat, funny but we received our appetizers last. Very disappointed in my overall experience!!! Oh yea I was seated 20 mins after my reservation time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was exceptionally good! Everything melted right in your mouth. I wouldn't want any other hibachi after eating at this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Me and partner loved it!! The food is delicious and we had a great time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent except for reception area not professional people at all

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our daughter had a fun birthday dinner. Good food and entertaining presentation.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

2 yr Anniversary was a success thanks to our chef Anthony. Im a Chef myself and his culinary skills are A1. Restaurant was clean and staff was courteous. We'll be back and requesting him. Thank again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The person who checks you in when you have a reservation wasn’t very friendly. When I arrived all of my party hadn’t arrived yet. She said: I would have to wait until everyone arrived and I couldn’t be seated beforehand.
Food was okay. The soup we received wasn’t hot. More room temperature. The alcohol beverage I ordered was watered down.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I just wish there was a better way of making the customer have a more quieter table talk to themselves but I'm starting not to like having more people show up at the table being late

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was great. Chef at my table didn’t use too much butter, which I dislike. The filet mignon was so juicy and tender. I highly recommend any meat with shrimp dish. So yummy!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

It's very gimmicky - wonderful for a kid's birthday party or celebrating a special occasion with family or friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My mother was surprised by friends and family for her 91 birthday celebration. We had a great time. The food was delicious and service was wonderful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great place, our table side cook chef was very entertaining. The food is and was amazing.

Tags: People Watching, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took my 3 year old daughter there for her birthday dinner. It was a great fun for the family, especially my 5 year son old, who ate everything in sight.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

What happened? The food was AWFUL! PLEASE tell me when did Japanese start putting chicken in the fried rice? I ate the food because I hadn't eaten since that morning. The food at Kobi and other Japanese resturants such as this are MUCH better. I am extremely disappointed...$90.62 wasted

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is definitely a place for kids’ birthdays, just be aware. The noise is shouting level, but the chefs are fun & the food is tasty. I was disappointed that I never did actually get a clean sake glass - the first had a lipstick mark on it (I honestly gagged at that), then the second was equally dirty, but at least it didn’t have a pair of lips obvious. I ordered a bottle of alcohol after that, I didn’t trust the dish washing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great experience. Only downside is that they were out of Japanese draft beer!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I always enjoy going to Benihana for my birthday for the amazing value, food, service, and theatrics of Japanese influenced Hibachi preparation and cooking of delicious food.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great service but the waiting room is too small

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We waited forever for our table even with a reservation

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The teppan cook was good. The service was horrible. We received our soup and salad after the main course was served. The server did not refill any drink for the entire table. The restrooms were disgusting. I’ve been to many Benihana restaurants nationwide. This one was the worst by far.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The staff was rude and the service was terrible. It was definitely the worst hibachi experience I've ever had. The chef barely did any tricks. The hostesses were extremely rude. Our waiter kept forgetting our order (did not bring green tea or ice cream included with meal, even though we asked). Also, I had to ask for water at least 5 different times, and didn't get any until the end of the meal. This experience ruined my birthday. I will not be returning!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

There was long wait although we made reservations and it took really long to make the food!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Too crowded. Food over cooked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great Service. Wonderful atmosphere and location.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was very noisy and not a relaxing environment. A lot of kids running around. I was expecting a classier experience and was disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We go to Benihana every year for my birthday. They send me an awesome coupon and we love the food. Yummy food with table side cooking show!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

When we got there, the manager informed us that there 7 group of people waiting ahead of us . It took about an hour to be seated. Fodd was as usual. They gave us 25% discount for not taking reservation properly.

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