About Benihana - Chandler

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.

3025 W Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226-5220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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:
101 Freeway Exit

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(480) 812-4701

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/chandler-az-cd

Parking Details:
Free parking.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Chandler Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (60)
Special Occasion (56)
Fun (44)
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Good for a Date (37)
Good for Groups (37)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Casual (20)
Kid-friendly (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Romantic (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Healthy (11)
People Watching (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Cozy (5)
Spicy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Even though we had a reservation we had to wait for a table. It took long for the food to start arriving only one person sang Happy Birthday for me along with our new server and my kids were so tired from the wait they fell asleep half way through the meal smh won't go back also it's over priced.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Celebrated my birthday with my boyfriend. We enjoyed dinner, Demetri was a great chef who did a great job of remembering the little things the table kept requesting. The food turned out great.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our sloppy waitress looked unkempt, she had several wraps of blue electrical tape fashioned on her serving finger as a bandaid, it was disgusting. Not to mention the weirdo family they sat us with. Not worth the money.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great spot for fun with a group and to celebrate a special occasion. Plan ahead because getting a reservation can be a challenge.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious and fun! Our chef was great and we had a really good time.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Worst server ever! Girl said she had 3 broken ribs, so carrying stuff was an issue. She was all over the place, constantly forgetting things. I've been here countless times, this was horrible. The chef overcooked my scallops, they were clearly burnt looking, and disgustingly chewy. Disgusting! They were cooking the entire time he worked on lobster, shrimp, and chicken. I asked for a different set and they were okay. All the food was really bland, from the rice to the meat. The most flavored foods were the vegetables.
At the end, our table waited 20 minutes for our check, then another 15 for ice cream. We had to ask for a bag on our walk out, the waiter never came back to check on things, even after we said yes to her bag offer. Again the worst, never spending another birthday there.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A good time had by all. Generous portions. Fun for kids and celebrations.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I thought lots of things were great. But my shrimp was way overcooked and once our food was boxed up it took 45 mins to get the checks and leave!! It was so weird and annoying because our server disappeared and then a manager asked if we needed help, then left and never came backz, and then another manager offered to help and finally came back way later. Also, after all of that, when we got the check with our card back, it didn't have a new receipt to show it was charged and to sign and leave a tip?? And no one was around to ask about it. After the 45 mins of trying to leave... We decided to just go. It was fun, but the overcooked food and poor service made it disappointing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fun to watch as your food is prepared at the table. Expensive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Chef talked too much on a personal level, told us to tip the wait staff, noise level not very condusive for dining, accoustics were non-existant, felt like we were being suffocated after the air vents were turned off, could not wait to leave, won't be back. It had been 4 decades prior to our recent dining experience and now I know why it had been 40 years.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always great food. Teppanyaki cooking is entertaining.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time I was unhappy with the cook and food. He appeared to need more experience. He forgot ingredients and had to go back, the food was not as good as I always enjoyed, the flavor was not there .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good food!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was our 15yr anniversary the cook was young and very inexperienced it took forever to get our food and my chicken was not cooked all the way. Was very upset we also went last year for our anniversary and they where understaffed don’t think we will go back next year big disappointment!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was a bit slow in waiting especially for a Monday, but picked up as the night went on. Food and chef were great as usual!

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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great service! The manager Melinda was very courteous. I was there to celebrate a few birthdays and she gave the table free ice cream for our celebration!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Every time we make a reservation through OpenTable, we are quickly seated as soon as we arrive. The staff treats us very well and makes sure all needs are met. I love coming her with family and friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Chief Sam was great. But service from getting drinks and even paying bills was very slow. Waited about 30 minutes before even got served soup and salad. Chief Sam was very attentive and polite.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We made reservations to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and were ignored when we tried to check in. After what felt like forever, I finally said excuse me, is this where we check in, and was told yes, hold on a minute. He finally took my name, and I assumed checked me in although he didn't confirm. The next group was greeted, asked if they were celebrating something special, and told they would be seated shortly. I immediately felt that we were not wanted in their restaurant, but love their food so we stayed and decided to make the best if it. The waitress was terrible, spilling drinks on the grill, spilled our soup, and didn't come back to check on our drinks. The chef was good, just graduated high school, but he did a good job. I love to go to Benihana for special occasions, it's a treat, and very expensive. This location, based on my last experience, has gone down hill. We won't be back.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

As always the food was great. It would be even better if they had Benihana sauce like they do up in the Midwest.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We always have the best time here! The food is great and the chefs are always so fun! Drink service could sometimes be a little quicker, but overall our favorite special occasion place to eat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a fantastic time! The service was great and they made me feel welcomed my first time! Definitely will come again! Worth it!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food has been great, but we would like to make a reservation that includes the chef. We come in frequently and have gotten the chance to have many chefs. Felt like Taylor was by far the best and would like to at least try to include him with our experience as much as possible. Thanks!
Gary

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The cooks are entertaining and it is fun to watch the food cooked right in front of you. You will not leave hungry!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We walked in and didn’t have to wait more than two minutes before we were seated.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was excellent- Chef and server were excellent -super fun time

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

So fun to watch your dinner cooked right in front of you! Kids love it!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good food, fun for group especially with children and for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

First time coming was recommended by a close friend and we loved it definitely coming back.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Spicy, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We enjoyed the table show while our food was cooking. Very entertaining. Great restaurant for any type of celebration.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Had a great time celebrating three birthdays. Food was good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I have been a customer for nearly 40 years, Chandler, AZ is fa f superior to Scottsdale, AZ. While the chef put on an entertaining presentation his food just did not make the grade. The salad dressing, which is my wife's favorite was horrible. The chicken fried rice was off, it was mushy. the filet was also off. Our waitress was outstanding. Again the performance cooking the tables food was incredible, but the taste of the food was a disappointment.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a fantastic time as a party of 8 for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Our waitress and chef were amazing. We had two toddlers with us and everyone went out of their way to not only entertain everyone (little ones included!) but also make my 11 year old birthday girl feel super special. My only complaint is their birthday ‘perks’. I use parenthesis when saying ‘perks’ because in the 10+ years we’ve been going to Benihana we feel their birthday perks have gone from a great value for appreciated customers to inconvenient and unusable (for us anyway). We used to always use our birthday certificates for lunch because that’s the only time my husband and I could make it in, however several years ago they stopped allowing them to be used for lunch. Dinner is much more expensive and not always an option but my husband’s birthday is the same month as My daughter’s and we brought his birthday certificate with us thinking that we could save $30 when buying dinner for 8. Unfortunately we were told they only accept them Monday through Thursday’s. Well, we have 4 kids and activities up the wazoo and getting there on a weeknight is not typically a realistic option for us. The food was amazing, and as I said, the wait staff was also amazing but I feel like they dangle that $30 birthday ‘gift’, which is, admittedly, incredibly generous, but then they make it so difficult to use with the restrictions. I’d honestly rather get only $10 or $15 I could use anytime!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing as always

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Our service was ok. No bad but ok. Our chef was awesome and would love to have him again. Night was still good, thanks to our chef.

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good. Service we really bad. Had a reservation and waited 20 minutes for tabla a we were early for reservation. Waited another 30 minutes for someone to come to our table. Hubby is as almost done with dinner before his white rice appeared. Food was good but the size of portion were small. But price stays the same. Will need to look for a new habachi to go to.

Tags: Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We go often here. This time we had Chef Taylor, he was pretty great. I usually get the Land and Sea, Filet Mingion with Scallops. 1st Chef to cook my scallops to perfection! I would definitely recommend him to be your chef.
One thing I hope to stress is the lady in charge of scheduling puts too much on the servers. Our server, NOT Chef was all over the place. She didn't have a break and had a lot of tables to serve. Not the servers fault more like the Female Manager that wears glasses. Sometimes you reserve a time, show up on time, and don't get sat for almost an hour. Which is ridiculous since you reserve a time.
Great drinks are Toyko Mule, Kappa Collins. Rainbow sushi is delish!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Showed up 15 minutes early for a reservation and wasnt seated until 45 minutes after my reservation. The supervisor at the front of the house apparently never checked me in when i arrived and spoke with her. She was rude to the employees in front of guests. Once i was seated, the experience was what it always is. .excellent! The chefs are always spot on and the food seals the deal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always a fun experience the chefs that come to the table always put on a great show

Tags: Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful, 5 stars!

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