Benihana - Denver, CO

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2717 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 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2717 people are saying
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vipBradP
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and chef did an excellent job. The server was slow and a table sat 15 minutes after us. Finished before we did,

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Responded a day ago

Dear BradP thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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GMcC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My low review is not based on the chef at all, but more on the waitress who was assisting our table. Too much didn't go right. First off, the time it took from us sitting at our table to getting food seemed like quite a long time. Maybe that's because we had hungry kids, but it seemed to take forever to even get drinks. Second, off she forgot to bring our kids' meals and didn't really do so until right before the check came out. Even though they knocked off their meals from the check, that really didn't help the situation of our kids not being fed. Lastly, when the check was brought out it was scattered with errors. Our check and the check for the other unrelated party at our table were completely mixed up. All in all, it wasn't the best experience.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded 3 days ago

Dear GMcC 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but good

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded 12 hours ago

Dear Guest We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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KeithF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our families first experience at Benihana and it did not disappoint. I took my wife and 3 sons, 2 of whom are teens and even they said it was one of the best food experiences they have ever had. I concur.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded 2 days ago

Dear KeithF We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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ssoto005
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Birthday it’s was over all good.

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denverdiner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was so fun and cooked a delicious meal

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded 3 days ago

Dear denverdiner Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 38th bday! Our only complaint was how warm it was sitting at the grill! I was sweating the entire meal. Other than that, great time and good food!

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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DodgerDining
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beauty of Benihana is the entertaining chefs interacting with the guests. Our chef was awesome. Unfortunately the family sharing our table was totally disconnected and it affected the chef’s performance. We loved our chef and felt badly about the other guests disconnect. Otherwise it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible never again.

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NathanielM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The salad was old, but everything else was fantastic, will definitely be going again! Our chef Mike was incredible!

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear NathanielM thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our chef was having a bad day. Didn’t listen to instructions on how to make food. Complained about request. Service other wise was slow. Food was not as good as it normally is. The hood over the grill did not work and we were in golfed and smoke to a point where it was almost too difficult to breathe. A very bad experience.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on October 11, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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GayleB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, food prep fun to watch as usual and meal was delicious, met all expectations.

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Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear GayleB On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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Rowie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to celebrate birthday!!!

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Rowie Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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MiguelO
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Cook and server were great, waited to be served for 1 hr - was informed

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear MiguelO Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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AMoney
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mike was a great chef, made the experience great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

we had a reservation at 5:00pm, we were not seated until 5:30. and we waited another 30 minutes to get drinks. wait time was horrible. our chef was awesome

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear Guest 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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Jared
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fun, our cook Anna was awesome!
Service was outstanding

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Jared Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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ElizabethD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It took so long for everything. I think they were short staffed, like many other places. It was not very clean. The food was good though and I had a good time.

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PattiM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was fun and energetic! Our server was awesome!

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 30, 2021

Dear PattiM We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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KimS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I think Benihana has suffered from the lack of wait staff as has every other restaurant. despite having reservations, we had to wait a long time to be sat. Our waiter took a long time getting to the table and then did a terrible job (including dropping the tray of drinks on us). The chef was great. It is very expensive for what you get.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear KimS On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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kris
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited over 30 minutes to get a takeout box and bill

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear kris On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The waitress was a little slow getting to our needs, but I think she was serving to many tables to be productive. Food was great!

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear MikeB We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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vipBradP
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Had a fun group at the table.

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MauricioC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great as always but the wait is just so bad. We sat down and the waiter was so helpful and made sure we got everything we wanted and needed. However to get the chef to our table and start cooking was more than a hour wait. And it sucks when you go hungry!

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KrystalG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Benihana our chef was very engaging! My three year old loves coming to Benihana!

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Carol
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

very good food. entertaining show. enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birtgday Dinner was very good. The pinot noir was also delicious. The dessert ice cream was meh.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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Ronn
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a terrible dinning experience. We had a reservation and weren’t seated until 1hr after our set time. And we waited another 1hr just to get our drinks.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Ronn 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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BreeP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was great. The chef was awesome. However, the waiter was horrible for our whole table. Kept getting orders wrong and spilling drinks on our table and bumping into every one of us. Some us were convinced that he was on drugs because of his behavior. Definitely not happy and wish we didn't celebrate my son's birthday here.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear BreeP 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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JLMG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First time dinning here. Disappointed with the food. Lacked flavor and they do not serve yum yum sauce.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear JLMG 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible service. Order was all wrong, waited 1 hr for chef to arrive to table. Won’t be returning

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear Guest 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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StephF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our reservation for two was at 7:30 and we did not begin eating until 9:15. The cook was awesome however, our server took forever to get our drinks and food order. When the drinks came out he confused our order with the two others at the table, when he refilled our waters he brought back our cups and again gave me a cup that had lipstick all over the straw (I was not wearing lipstick). He got our food order incorrect as well as the other two that were at our table. The cook was very apologetic and ended up cooking more meat to correct our order, he was great! I don’t think I’ll be going back, the service was not good at all!

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 20, 2021

Dear StephF on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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NDRukko
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Decent experience except they didn’t acknowledge my birthday from when I had input that as an occasion were celebrating into the reservations when it prompted me about an occasion. I’m disappointed. They acknowledged the party sitting next to us as it was their birthday too so that sucked seeing them get the acknowledgment. It felt it was some sort of discrimination.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 20, 2021

Dear NDRukko On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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DanS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Waited 30 mins past my reservation to be seated. Everything took forever. Waiter had a good attitude but misbilled us and that took forever to fix. Wife asked for her steak rare and it was done medium. Not impressed and prob won’t be back for a while, if at all.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 15, 2021

Dear DanS 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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LoriL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always guarantee a great time and excellent food and service. They never disappoint!

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Kapri
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love going to Benihana and this is the first time there since the pandemic. I think the restaurant, like so many others is a bit short staffed. The chef forgot to give us the dipping sauces for the meal, we had to ask for them once we realized we had not received them. We were there celebrating a birthday and The Benihana team usually brings out ice cream with a candle and cookie for the birthday person and then sings Happy Birthday in English and Japanese. The ice cream was brought out as part of the regular menu offering with no acknowledgement of the birthday. Not a huge deal but again leads us to believe the restaurant is doing their best to get by with a short staff. Nothing major, just a couple minor points to mention. I still highly recommend Benihanas...great food and a fun place.

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GwenD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Benihana every birthday my husband has and always have the best experiences. The waitress and chef at our table were so incredibly tentative, friendly and entertaining! The food was amazing and we left having had a wonderful and most memorable family dinner!

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 16, 2021

Dear GwenD Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and Entertaining

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 15, 2021

Dear Guest thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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JeanmarieA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

It was not the atmosphere we expected. The temperature in the dining room was very hot; someone at our table was visibly sweating throughout the entirety of the experience. It was VERY casual and cleanliness was clearly not a top priority; food on the floors, dried sauces on the table, chairs were in poor condition, staff was not helpful or friendly. We were sat with a birthday party, which made for an awkward experience and ruined the possibility for the date night experiences, even moreso because the birthday party had a young child who had poor manners. Our chef wasn't friendly, was clearly annoyed with the birthday party and their strange, entitled, inappropriate requests; he also didn't do several of the usual theatrical/entertainment aspects of the experience. I definitely wouldn't recommend anyone come for a date night, but it was fine to bring family for a casual dinner.

Benihana - Denver, CO
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear JeanmarieA On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Denver, CO using the Order Online button. Benihana - Denver, CO also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Denver, CO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 750-0200.

Benihana - Denver, CO is rated 4 stars by 2717 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Denver, CO 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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