Benihana - Denver

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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 Denver is located in the newly-renovated Tamarac Square, just minutes west of I-25 off Hampden Blvd. It is close to Denver Tech Center and not far from world-class shopping at Cherry Creek Mall. Happy Hour is available each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m., featuring great cocktails and sushi, plus hot and cold appetizers starting at just $3.00.
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PB
Denver
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy!!! Love that place.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In Denver for work with some of my co-workers and we decided to go to Benihana’s. It was my 1st time there but I’ve been to other hibachis in my hometown. The food was just so much better and the service was great. The waiter was very attentive and had our drinks refilled without us even asking. Great food and great service!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The chef was brand new it was his first night. He did not do many tricks and burned the shrimp, left some tails on and didn’t cut the chicken small enough.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner Every year we go and they take a picture of us. This year no picture and we felt rushed! Noisy too!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Pretty good service from the waiter Jesse, diligent, our cook was good too. The hostesses HORRIBLE!!!! And the manager HORRIBLE!!! I asked to be sat alone for our 10 year anniversary it was a pretty big deal. We were ignored by the hostess and management. The hostess’s (two) were giggling and laughing the whole time never taking their job with any seriousness. Never greeted nor told to have a good day properly. Only while they were laughing throughout their conversations between one another.
Then, my husband and I like to get extra food to take home.
I ordered an extra chicken fried rice and still had an entire

KH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great for a birthday celebration or dinner with kids.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but entertaining and great food. Like the ambiance and the service was excellent.

TB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The quality of the food was subpar, chef did a very poor job (over cooked and poor seasoning), restaraunt was very dirty (stoves, floors, ceiling tiles that needed replacing years ago), basically all aspects have gone down. We have been going here for the past 18 yrs. Thinking it might be time to consider trying another location. May give it one more try but quite leary

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

DB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jorge out chef was a true showman and his cooking ability was 2nd to none.

JJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The wait person was rude. He failed to bring one of the appetizers. The plates were dirty and we had to get clean ones from another table. It will be a long time before we go back to this location to eat!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

They took quite a while to seat us even though we had a reservation. They ran about an hour behind. Besides that, the experience was good.

BH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I love this place. However, we made reservations for 5:15. Bc we had two young children in our party. I don’t know if they were overbooked or what. But we had to wait almost an hour to be seated. Our chef was obviously very new. But the food was wonderful. As always.

ML
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicous date night for my boyfrind and me. celebrating being empty nesters.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a Birthday with friends. Delicious food, and excellent service!

p
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Normally we love the restaurant but this time was next to a disaster! Our cook seemed inexperienced as several things did not go well. He prepared the chicken fried rice extra hot for some guests as requested but didn't clean that area after and as a result our vegetables were served extra hot and spicy as well. Also, we ordered lobster which he minced so finely that my guest could not even tell that it was lobster! What seemed always before to be reasonably priced ended up costing nearly $70 per person. Also,we were celebrating a birthday where they used to give a little photo memento but no recognition of the birthday (73!) ever happened.
After this experience will probably never go back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This dinner was OK. I have had great dinners at Benihana restaurants in the past especially for my birthday. Entertainment value wasn't what I've experienced in the past. Food could have been seasoned a bit better.

SD
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Packed restaurant on a Tuesday night! Our party of 8 enjoyed the wonderful show by the chef and attentive service from Sam.

E
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had to wait considerable time despite having made a reservation. Appears they marked us as missed even though we had a pager and were gathered right in front of the host station. The food was tasty as always and our chef was humorous but this time through generally felt very “processed” and impersonal.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service delicious food

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately, Benihana has become a tween birthday destination with service and atmosphere similar to Chuck-e-Cheese. I miss the good old days where this was a romantic establishment for couples. This was the second time we came in the last two years and it was just overwhelmingly packed with very young kids. The servers and Hibachi cooks are incredibly busy that quality of food and service are severly lacking now for the pricetag.

BD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Entertainment was great and waitress was awesome.

j
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elvis was an amazing chef!! The food was amazing- the service was fantastic. We will be back!

SR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there. We had a great time. The food was excellent. The service was great. Our server Steve explained it to us without acing like we were putting him out. Our drinks were never empty. Elvis our chef was fun. We will be coming back soon. Our son wants to go back for his birthday in December.

BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I normally would recommend Benihana’s to anyone hence why I put a yes. However the last two experiences there with service & the food have not been well. Drinks, salad and soup were slow. Lettuce was brown and wilted, soup was not hot, one of the guests in our parties ordered scallops - several were extremely iffy colored (thankfully our chef got us new ones), My tuna steak was legitimately BLACK (the first round of cooking.. BLACK BEFORE it even went on the grill.) again, Thankfully our chef understood that it should NOT be that color & got a new one to cook. However I had to obviously eat after everyone was done eating their meals. Another guest order steak and shrimp, no shrimp was delivered with the meal. We had two bdays we celebrated, no picture taken. Ordered a bottle of sake - didn’t have the sake I ordered and gave me a cheaper version that was available but didn’t price change the difference. The sauces looked, felt and tasted different and watered down.

Overall the chef & the company we had were the only positives. Highly disappointed. Spent over $200:(.

VA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it’s a pleasure to celebrate with family and friends at Benihana

C
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the chateaubriand and Lobster. The chateaubriand was wonderful. the lobster was such a disappointment. it was fishy..... also the fried rice, usually wonderful, was very dry. Not the treat I was hoping for. I guess it was an off night.

CM
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Chaotic. Took 1 hour after sitting for a chef to appear. Forgot our rice. Not good.

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Just make sure you look at bill. Ordered waters and was charged for lemonade

SL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant knows they have a good thing so service, especially the hostess. Expect to wait 10 - 15 minutes later than the reservation time. But food was great, certainly not low calorie or low fat. Manny the cook was really fun. Had to wait for drinks (just water and tea) a lot. Fun place though.

L
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great experience every time - would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

PR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loud but that's to be expected with all the people. Always have a great time. Go four times a year for birthdays (if you go, sign up for their birthday club beforehand and get a $30 certificate)

MB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every step of our experience at Benihana was excellent- from booking reservations, to increasing our guest count by 50%, to splitting our check 5 ways, everything was executed flawlessly and with a smile. Thanks for making our night a special one!

w
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For good food and a good time with your friends and family, Benihana is the place to go!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice dinner for an anniversary party. Our cook was funny and entertaining. It does seem like the building could be updated a little bit.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our experience at Benihana...We'll be back...and share the experience with friends and family

VS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our fortieth anniversary here and had a most enjoyable time! The food was delightful, the cook entertaining, and family we shared the table with were nice. We hope to bring our 88 year old mother back for a lunch as we know she will enjoy the atmosphere and the grilled onions!

E
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful dining experience. In fact, we were actually late to our reservation by 15 min due to traffic and the staff was STILL so kind to seat us immediately upon our arrival. Our chef was entertaining and engaging. The cherry on top was leaving full and satisfied. Dinner was fresh and delicious we will DEFINITELY be returning!

d
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn’t eaten at a Benihana in years. It was great to see one in Denver. Great food and service

CM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Food is amazing, sushi is amazing & even the drinks are amazing

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