Benihana - Columbus

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$30 and under
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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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Located in the Lifestyle Center of Polaris Fashion Place, Benihana Columbus is the perfect place for a pre or post shopping meal. Enjoy the ancient art of teppanyaki performed by your personal chef at one of our 18 teppanyaki tables. Looking for a more private experience? We have four semi-private tables to accommodate you and your party. Happy Hour is offered in our bar and lounge area, Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Friday from 4–7 p.m.

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4.0based on recent ratings
4.3
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3.8
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3.9
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was outstanding.

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luv2dine
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went for my daughters birthday. Haven’t been for a while and wouldn’t specifically go back. Food was fine, but not great. I did like that they offered tuna for the hibachi.

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AJaxx
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our party went for Sweetest Day and the food was good. Based on past experiences, our chef wasn’t engaging and seemed to be in a rush. Our waiter, John was awesome.

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KishaT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. Our cook had us engaged and was funny. The whole experience was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and Sam was a great chef!

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BIll
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The atmosphere and the food were good. I just always walk away wondering if the value was there for what you pay.

JD
JacquelynnD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were seated for twenty five minutes before they took our order some people got up to leave then our waiter was very slow and non proficient

JK
JohncieK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was really nice and professional. Our cook and food was awesome’

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MEND
Columbus
50 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a birthday! Would definitely recommend.

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NikeaW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing...10/10 would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table ready
Prompt service
Accurate service
Food was good

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MichelleH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waited over 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation, with empty tables and no one else waiting to be seated. Waitress did the best she could, was working all the tables by herself. Our appetizers came out about the same time as our food, which wasn’t good. Chef was great and food was great also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was just eh not that good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Cook was great food was great.

JM
JerryM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice great people working there, chiefs were all awesome good interaction with everyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great treat and good experience with service and food

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montearap
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Dissatisfied with service and food. Did not receive complete order. The chef also did not prepare order as requested.

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vipDAVIDG
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and felt very safe during the pandemic!

DK
vipDublinKG
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a fun place to dine. They use a large table for 4 people to make sure there is enough distance in between.

JD
JudyD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have traditional dined at Benihana every year for our son's birthday. It is his favorite! He turned 21 this year and as usual requested Benihana. I made reservations stating it was a birthday celebration. We ordered sushi for appetizer and entree.. and my son ordered a mixed drink in celebration of turning 21. His drink finally showed up half way through eating our entree. The service was extremly slow. The chef cooking for us did none of the usual "show". The food portions were not the "normal" portions. There were barely any vegtables and they were cut extremely fine. They did not sing happy birthday or take the traditional photo. I am not sure if that was due to "covid"..? Overall, it was not our usual happy birthday celebration. The atmosphere seemed very gloom and doom. I am hoping that they were just having an off day or are not operating "as usual" due to the covid crisis. Regardless of the situation it was not a pleasant experience.

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MEND
Columbus
51 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for special shopping day with grand daughter. We had a wonderful time and it was great social distancing. Thanks!

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NanaNiecy
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the chef, Chu, was excellent and very entertaining as he prepared our food.

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ccPed
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We arrived on time for our reservations. We were seated quickly, however it took some time to get drinks and then again some more time before order taken and food was cooked. The food was good.

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vipFrankD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was about a 45 minute wait between when we sat down and when we received the first course salad and soup. The interior somewhat looked like they were in the middle of a remodel. I thought the food was too heavily salted. If I'm choosing between Benihana and House of Japan, I'm going with House of Japan every time.

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Johns
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Got sick from food same day within the hour. Would not recommend

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PamelaC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was excellent as I have come to expect. I was celebrating two kids birthdays. The chef's food was enjoyable but I am used to a much more lively and interactive chef - almost a performance and this experience was very utilitarian. The waitress brought our soup/salad/drinks and never came again. I had to go find a bus boy and ask him to find someone to refill our drinks. We ordered the 6 course meal with icecream and the check was left with no mention of dessert; again I had to ask for service. Dinner tasted delicious but not worth the $300 we spent for the table for the mediocre service. Take out Asian cuisine would have done the trick.

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Chip
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great service/food. Our chef was awesome - Domino, I believe.

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MsEW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The cook must have been new, the food was bland. The host double sat the waiter in our section. Philip, the waiter had poor customer service, didnt come back for refills after 20 mins, etc and was DISRESPECTFULLY rude when I asked questions about my bill. When I complained to the manager he apologized and said Philip will no longer be employed there so clearly that wasnt the first incident. We shall see if that statement is actually true or not..

As a frequent patron, I know or thought I knew, the high standard they displayed and expected in their staff. Nonetheless, I was highly disappointed in ALL the service received.l during this visit.

This is the only location near me and I truly love their food, I will see how my next visit go before I cancel them for good from my restaurant favs list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Everything was good except we where sat and ordered drinks before we where informed that we could not have sushi. That was disappointing after a long wait to get a table when half our family only wanted sushi.

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Angie
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We usually request chief Ethan but he wasn’t there we we requested Sam and he did not let us down the food was great! The waiter was a little slow on refills and I had to remind him about my husband’s sushi but over all good service

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Lily25
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was good and attentive. Sam was very entertaining. Food was good.

KM
KennethM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice family time. A little pricy but the family loved it.

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RichieP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, chef was funny, server was nice and polite and never let the drinks get below half!

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Nice
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana never disappoints even with Covid-19 food server and cook was excellent. Thank you for helping us celebrate my nieces 5th birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Slowwwwwewe

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EbonyStarr
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience and the food was amazing!! Great way to celebrate my birthday. I will definitely visit again.

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EmaniR
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience2

My food was nasty and also felt like it was rushed cook. It paid $80.00 and that is ridiculous.

Benihana - Columbus
Responded on September 1, 2020

Emani, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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erict
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Chef clearly not happy to be there. Hardly spoke or interacted with guests. Depressing experience given the $130 bill for 3 people to dine.

Benihana - Columbus
Responded on September 3, 2020

Eric, 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.

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JoelB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great

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vipSteveC
Columbus
40 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was slow and compared to other Hibachi grills was very overpriced. Portions were small service stunk 20 minute wait for drinks every time. Even though it was not crowded

Benihana - Columbus
Responded on August 26, 2020

Steve, 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.

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FAQs

Benihana - Columbus does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Columbus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 436-3705.

Benihana - Columbus is rated 4 stars by 1529 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Columbus 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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