Benihana - Chandler

4.4
2695 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 Chandler is situated in the perimeter shops at Chandler Fashion Center, the area’s finest shopping mecca just off the 101 Price Freeway at Chandler Blvd. It is near the Chandler Center for the Performing Arts as well as the Arizona Railway Museum. Enjoy Happy Hour each Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m., and on Friday between 4-7 p.m.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. I have never had a bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food and drinks were good. Service was a little shake. Maui the chef made up for it.

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CashmereB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our chef had a great attitude. He seemed rushed and didn’t really do many tricks. It was my first time there and it wasn’t really what I expected. I thought it would be a little more exciting. I had to ask him to perform while he was cooking.

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MelissaT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not sure if our cook was new. Did not talk while cooking. Too much butter in fried rice and burnt our steak. Over all was not good service. Spent $160 on meal and was not worth it. Always dined there and had good experience but not this time

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AmieR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Waited at front to be checked in for 10 minutes. Was not even looked at or greeted by the hostess. Had to wait for 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Would have liked to be seated and order drinks if we had to wait for another party. Waitress was in good spirits but only came around a few times. The cook and food was amazing and made up for the rest of the night. Wish there was a dress code, but wear wearing work out attire making if feel trashy like walking through a Walmart.

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CONNY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience2

horrible service reservation was for 8:15pm and the chef showed up and 9:30pm

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ChadF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, perfectly cooked!! Definitely coming back!

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vipAzBookend
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was the best ever! Too bad the show of cooking was omitted! Oh well, maybe next time.

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FeliciaG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience for my son’s first experience.

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JackieV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing the wait for our chef it took 45 minutes 🙁

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waited for our chef for well over an hour and half!!

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ToyaS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Loved that they fooled Covid guidelines and produce a safe environment to enjoy lunch!

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DCnMe
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and accommodating staff that made adjustments for us and dinner recommendations. Entertaining atmosphere yet implemented appropriate Covid measures.

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Grubdjrhehejeh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time experience was excellent. Would go back again

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Letttttti
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations at 8. Took about 10 mins to be seated. But our cook Geoffrey definitely exceeded our expectations! Overall great service for a first timer!

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AndrewD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great. Service was beyond poor, didn’t get refills sushi was wrong denied and extra soup that I wanted to pay for....overall terrible experience.

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Candice
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The chef seemed new and not confident. The fried rice was burnt, crispy. He forgot to make mushrooms. The chicken and steak were not cooked well and were cut too big. The asparagus was mushy. He had no table side manner, he barely said a work to us. It was my birthday and one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had at Benihana. It’s my favorite restaurant, I’ve been to the ones in Michigan and Tennessee many times and had great experiences. I just moved to Arizona and this was my first experience at Benihana here, very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We waited a long time for our chef to come & pretty much everything else!

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MalcolmR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When you go to Benihna, your not only paying for the food but your are paying for the fun show. Our chef over cooked our food and he did not speak at all and on top of that there was now show. He could barely do the volcanoes at the end. I have been to Benihna many times and I want to bring my father and brother there for their first time. We were having a guys night out. Needles to say this was a make fail and they never want to come back. I am very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Our waitress was rude and looked like she was unhappy with her job at the moment.

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Frank
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything thing was great except we sat next to a table with a family that had kids. Which is fine, but two of them who were probably 1-3 years old were crying continuously throughout the evening. Parents didn't take them outside till they settled down which was irritating. We came to enjoy our anniversary dinner but was not too enjoyable.

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DeidreP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the chef made our birthday great.

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Roni
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Have previously dined here and the chefs put on better show while cooking. Also, be aware that the entry level person that took our order was extremely hard to understand because of her dialect.

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CarmenA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than any other Benihana’s we’ve been to. It was clean, not noisy at all, and service was great. The chef didn’t have the energy like other chefs but he still did a good job.

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SharonG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was very friendly, professional, and quick. If I remember correctly, his name was George. Anyways, the reservation helped reduce the wait time.

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DamianM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. It was our first time there and we will definitely be back.

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JosephJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I will not ever return. It was not the value I hoped for.

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DarshaW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The food was great, server was great. However the chief - was boring! Very disappointing. It was my kids’ first visit and one of my kids’ birthday. I don’t know if our cheif was new, or what, but not she was not exciting at all. My kids were more interested in the chiefs around us and not our actual cheif. The cheif even stated “sorry guys, I’m boring”. Not pleasing. They also stated “We can’t do certain tricks because of COVID”, however the same tricks they advised they couldn’t perform, the cheif beside us did those exact tricks. I mean everyone comes to Benihana for their unique tricks and the overall experience and we didn’t get that at all.

I’m glad it was their first time and my kids didn’t know what to expect. But my husband and I with past experiences knew it wasn’t the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I’m always satisfied with our food, but this time it wasn’t amazing. I order the Teriyaki Steak and it was really over done. This will not change my opinion of Benihana, it’s one of my favorite places.

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LenaB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Hostess wa very rude and ruined the night. spoke to the manage and was apologized to and that was the end of it.

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CresentZebra
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chicken was rubbery, & tuff. Every thing else was great.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is a birthday tradition. This is also the only restaurant I've been to since the onset of COVID-19. I was very happy and comfirtablecwith the distanced seating arrangements, cleanliness, use of virtual menus, service, etc. Thank you for a great night!

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AnabelH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We had a reservation and sat us with a group of 4 literally right next to each other, this is unacceptable seeing how there’s a pandemic. We have been here before and they always block off minimum of 2 chairs. The waiter joked about us because I mentioned I did not feel comfortable sitting elbow to elbow with strangers. He was very unprofessional. We waited 20 minutes to be sat at a different table where they did block off the 2 chairs and we got the same waiter. For refills he would take our glasses with our straws to the back and refill the same glass this was new to me since last time they would just bring you a new glass. Our dinner included a hot green tea and a scoop of ice cream he failed to bring that out and when I asked for that he said oh so you want your tea and ice cream? We also had a birthdate certificate which includes a birthdate souvenir picture which he also failed to do. We were very dissatisfied with his service. Next time we will make sure not to have him as our waiter. We have always had a great experience here except this time and it was all due to having a bad unprofessional waiter.

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Barbie
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating there. It was not what I expected. It was the best overall experience. The service was great both the waiter and chef were fantastic. Loved the food too!

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DeAnnS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job with being open and social distancing. there were only 4 of us at the table, two on each end with 4 empty seats between us.

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April
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! We haven’t gone since covid started and it was greatly missed!

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ReginaG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Chef was so fun. We went for my daughters 16th birthday and we had such a great time. He was so engaging and our server Allen I think was great. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was great except for the onions! I advised my waiter that I had an onion allergy he made sure my rice was onion free but unfortunately the noodles were not.

FAQs

Benihana - Chandler does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Chandler also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 812-4701.

Benihana - Chandler is rated 4.4 stars by 2695 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Chandler does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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