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Benihana - Columbus

3.8
741 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
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. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Phone number
(614) 436-3705
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Polaris Parkway
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 741 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

unfortunately over 1.20 hour from coming to the first dish ... and the place was not busy.....and have seen much better entertainment from the chef behind the grill

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Awful experience. Reservation for 730pm, not seated til 750p, no server for 10-15 min. No food until 850pm. Just general disarray all over the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I forgot how weird it is to have a date at a restaurant like this since you get sat with other people you don’t know. Food was great!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience and the cook was TOP CHEF.....she really did a fantastic job!!

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Took forever to get a chef at our table. My wife ordered 2 things and both of them we had to ask the chef so he could get it right. I definitely would not recommend based on this experience.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was slow with many excuses about being understaffed. We were asked at the beginning if we were celebrating anything, and we told our server we had two birthdays. We also told this when the reservation was made. No one came over to sing to us - but it was done at other tables. Piles of dirty dishes were left on our table -no one was clearing.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Set up a reservation for 1:45 and did not get seated until 20 minutes later. Restaurant did not seem particularly busy at that time. Wait time would have been no different had I walked in without a reservation. Food was decent but not worth the price that we paid for lunch entrees.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything that could go wrong did. Wrong orders, Kept switching up types of sodas from other parties at the table. Brought the wrong cart of food at first. Then brought the right cart but orders were still wrong so still had to go back to kitchen. Then gave the wrong food to us and so had to remake because we didn’t check it fast enough and had already started using our plate. Took almost 2 hours from the time we sat down to make it through meal - ended up skipping dessert because wanted out of there. Chef must have been tired, almost no attempt to do any of the standard tricks this chain pioneered. When he did try - none worked out.

Bathrooms were like a war had happened, soap dispenser off the wall - total mess. Guess it was a busy night?

Gonna stick to the other local options.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Daniel was an awesome cook, very professional and personable! The waitress was very attentive! Overall the food, service, environment was very good!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great from beginning to end. We visit Benihana often and are never disappointed. The food and service are always consistent. They truly treat their guests like they appreciate their business.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always fantastic! The garlic butter is perfect on all of it!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were only 10 minutes late for our reservation but some of our party was there. We had to wait an hour before we were seated.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

A great place to blow $125+ on a meal for two. We were graced by two Benihana managers and a corporate rep as our only other table guests.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Terrible service, food was cold and they ran out of rice.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went out with another couple for parent's only date night and had a great time. It was very busy - but we had reservations, so even though we did have to wait a bit for a table to open up - it was reasonable and we got in much faster than just as a walk-in. The host staff seemed very organized - especially on a busy Saturday night!
The service was great - our chef was very skilled and really fun and our server was on top of things and so nice.
The food was fantastic! It had been a long time since I'd been to a Benihana and it was even better than I remembered. Really big portions - especially if you get a combination, so either come hungry or plan to take some home! It does make it nice that your appetizer and dessert are all included too - so you will not leave hungry!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was delicious as expected and chef was amazing! Waited awhile for drink refills but we had 5:45 reservation on saturday so extremely busy.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food is always good but the service can occasionally leave something to be desired. Upon arrival the hostess was on a call that appeared to be more personal than business and did not greet us for a couple of minutes. Not a great way to start a Birthday celebration. Our chef Kevin was a amazing and the food was delicious but not quite enough to make up for a not so great start.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was Easter and they were crowded, so service was a little more 'relaxed' that was ok, it gave us time to visit with the family. Our server was excellent and the teppanyaki Chef fun without being overly "cheesy". Was 87 yo father-in-laws first time at a Teppan house and he had a blast.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food and service was outstanding. Great Easter meal.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The cook acted like he had never cooked before.The people at the other end had their food ate and left before we got are food. The cook did not do any tricks or show stuff at all.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food wasn’t seasoned and was greasy.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Was great as always

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food...a little pricy for lunch

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Benihana never disappoints!! Food is delicious, staff is awesome! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I have been going to Benihana for 33 years (and counting), I love the food and the fun chefs who cook the food.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our Chef wasn't that experienced or entertaining and the food was a little Bland

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Cook was slow and food was bland and overpriced

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Made reservations earlier in the day for 7:30, we showed up and confirmed our reservations at 7:20, we were never checked in apporiately so we sat for over half an hour with a restless kid and screaming toddler by the time we were seated and received our drinks it was 8:20, we are around 9 and left about 9:30. Overall our service and chef were great, but we will probably not be back for a very long time. There was no compensation or even an apology for our wait. It was extremely frustrating.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was amazing!! My fiance enjoyed her birthday dinner! Thank you!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The place was very smelly and needed an exhaust system. Service was fair, waited for drinks and for rice to arrive

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We go several times per year. Our chef only did the basics to cook the food, very little entertainment. If this was a first time I’d have been really disappointed given the prices and what you come to expect.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I love Benihana

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Disappointed. We were celebrating our 12 year old grandson's birthday. The server explained he was too tired as they had "460 reservations" the night before. My grandson asked the server what his favorite food was and the server responded " I don't like anything here, I'm sick of it all".

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

25 minute wait. Not sure their definition or reservation Is? Food wasn't good. Chicken was over cooked, noisy, dirty. Waste of money. Will not be going back!!!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The five of us ladies were celebrating one of our birthdays. We enjoyed the food, the food preparation show, and the service. We all had wine, hibachi chicken, beef, or shrimp along with the soup, salad, and fried rice - all delicious especially the rice! Total price seemed high but still a fun time.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome TIME!!! Special THANK YOU to Chul and hostess with the mostest Mary!!

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Not so good

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was fantastic, chef and wait staff were wonderful! Hosts were understaffed and in general provided poor service. The restrooms were filthy, and remained so despite us advising the host. Also, we arrived for our 6:45 reservation at 6:35. We were advised it might be a 15-20 minute wait, which was fine. However, the host didn’t check us in despite us giving our name. I went back up at 7:15, to find we were never checked in. I discovered this while looking at the computer screen at the consistently vacant host stand, waiting for the chance to talk to someone. We waited almost an hour after our reservation to get a table and it would have been significantly worse if I hadn’t of pressed them. I could have forgiven the error, but it was evident we weren’t the only ones having issues. They shouldn’t offer reservations if they can’t honor the times within a reasonable window.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

When we arrived the guy who sat us was so rude and made us wait 45 min after we checked in and the first person to come and take our order was 25 min our server was very nice and he gave us a discount to make up for our wait

Will be back next time

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Worst ever, service was not good and food was not prepared well.
Rice came out after all the food was prepared and was not done very hard.

Salads never came to the table and waiter said they are behind we even said that’s ok bring them when you can (salsa never made it to the table). Desert never showed up.

This was so bad that I even handed the plate to the waiter after one bite as the rice was so hard.

Note that this was a 6 course meal the shrimp was put on the grill first and the last thing to come off it was like rubber.

It was a very disappointing g experience in every way. I left the facility without eating and payed over$150.00 for a meal that was not eaten.

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