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About Benihana - Denver

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.

3295 S Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Hampden

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(303) 750-0200

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/denver-co-de

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

Benihana - Denver Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (72)
Good for Birthdays (71)
Special Occasion (61)
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Good for Groups (44)
Kid-friendly (42)
Good for a Date (39)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Worth the Drive (31)
Great for Lunch (27)
Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Authentic (18)
People Watching (17)
Healthy (14)
Romantic (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Spicy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a reservation but ended up sitting at bar since table wasnt ready. Food took 50 min to get to table. It was only my fiance and myself. Bar tender was awesome but overall no reason to take so long on food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

The experience is very unique if you have never been here before. The food is very tasty and excellent. They do serve you a lot of food though. I could make a meal of the soup, salad and fried rice that is included in your meal. All of that and some other things before the main entree. Overall this is a very great place for birthdays and special occasions.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We love the chicken fried rice with diablo sauce. Delish!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a terrible experience. We went there for my wife’s birthday with a group of friends. We were knowingly sat with 2 couples that often cause issues at the restaurant. Sure enough, the couples ended up fighting with each other. Many very hurtful things were yelled across the table and it ruined our night. The manager said sorry and gave us a $25 gift card. The two couple who almost physically fought in the space, received comped meals that night and gift cards to come back. It ruined my wife’s birthday and they didn’t care.

I will never recommend this establishment.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I brought my aunt for lunch before her flight home. We were seated and given our own front row seats to the "show." Jorge provided an excellent experience as he prepared our food and the wait staff were attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our dinner was FABULOUS with chef Justin! He along with our server MADE our whole experience GREAT! Fun energetic, engaged with my 7yr old & funny! All of us had a good time & their energy was just superb!! Will definitely be back & make our birthday celebration at Benihana’s a tradition for our kids!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Benihana never disappoints. I've been to at least 3 of their locations (Tamarac, Superior and Las Vegas) and everything is fresh and delicious. The chefs are fun and funny with their tricks and jokes and the kids love to watch them flip shrimp tails into their hats.
On this visit, my mother requested that her steak be done medium-well to well done (she's picky about her beef). The chef cooked everything to perfection and she devoured every bite.
We will be back VERY SOON!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food, service and experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Enjoyed ourselves. Great for kids of all ages. We enjoyed watching how captivated young kids were with everything going on. They were so fascinated.
As for us, the adults, we enjoyed it all as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our service was fantastic from the hostess to the waitress and our table chief was fantastic !

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was very fun for the kids

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always a fun night, delicious food but I can’t give five stars because we usually end up waiting 15-30 minutes after our reservation-
This time we were seated quickly but did not have a chef for over 30 minutes- wait staff was great and apologetic but the timely presentation of food is important

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We come all the time and depending on your wait and chef staff..it can be good or not so good. This past visit the waitress cut short little things that make paying so much for this food and experience worth it.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our chef was the best we’ve had since we started coming years ago. Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was slower than usual for this lunch— took a long time to get drinks and order.... but once things got going, everything was great. Going here for lunch is a great value

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Visited for a birthday. Everyone was very pleasant and entertaining! Food was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful staff and outstanding food! Couldn’t ask for better service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a reservation for 8:15, but we weren't seated until almost 9:00 PM. Service was okay. Food was okay.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wife and I went for our anniversary dinner, got sat with a whining kid and a group that was allergic to sea food, which ofeatures coarse was hAlf our meal, gother our appitizer dead last . Absolute disappointment, chef was a kid and kept dropping his spatula! The table next to us had a great time with an experienced chef who entertained them and was neat and clean, hard to enjoy when the next table is having a completely different experience. Won't go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always good

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A New Years Eve tradition, family friends great food and good times

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Jorge was our chef, he was best we have ever had! We go there several times a year, since the late 70’s

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My honest review. We went to Benihanas for my sons birthday. I have been to Benihana’s many times. My children and parents have never been there before. I was super excited to take them. Then our cook showed up. He had zero energy. He was so disappointing as a Benihana’s hibachi chef. My family was disappointed. My mother commented several times that it seemed he didn’t want to be there. She never wants to go back. Thanks to him for ruining my sons lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waiter and cook were excellent with the kids and very careful with the food allergies our party had. The cook went to extra lengths to clean cooking area and utensils. Food was great. A little pricy for kids meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

How can you not love Benihana? My husband and I went to celebrate my birthday and it was everything we hoped it would be. Good food, great entertainment, super entertaining atmosphere. Gotta love this place!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A great time! Our chef was funny and entertaining and was a very good chef. He interacted with everyone at the table. The food was delicious and the portions large. We have been going to Benihana's for 27 years to celebrate birthdays and never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ivan was awesome! Great time had by all!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always good food and great show by the chef for our birthday celebration.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We go there often for special occasions like birthdays. A little noisy for quiet conversations, but very entertaining to see the food cooked before your eyes. And the food is good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

had heard of this restaurant before and wanted to take my daughter to a special place for her birthday. it's pricey but it is worth it with the quality of food and entertainment. This place completely lacked the entertainment part of the experience. The grand finale was the onion volcano.
would have liked to seen more interaction with the people from the chef as well as more theatrics. spent 52 dollars for 2 people and one was a 12 year old.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I had a reservation for 7:15, we were not seated until 7:45... Food was good. Chief was great!!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very disappointing least to say, service to food:( Wasn't what I expected, sadly. They need to close that location down altogher

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have been going to Benihanas for 10 years and we were really disappointed this time. We waited over an hour to get our dinner. Also, the fried rice it’s an upgrade now and our soup was barely anything in the bowl. I guess is under new ownership so they are trying to charge more. Definitely, a huge disappointment all around.
The Chef was the only thing great about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Their Hibachi Shrimp is my favorite way to have shrimp.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Luis, our chef was great. The place was sooooooo busy that they really hard no time for dining room maintenance. Love the soup, salad dressing and fried rice.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Love this restaurant, was very excited to see it open on Christmas. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday since my family has all passed, Thank-you!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awesome Food and the Chefs were Mangificient!!!! Can’t wait to come back again and again...

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Benihana's never fails to deliver for a good time, a leisurely paced dining experience and good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Emma was wonderful! Thank you for being such a gracious host on Christmas Day!!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were visiting the area and didn’t have plans for Christmas dinner so when I found out Benihana’s was open, I made reservations. We are so glad we did...we really enjoyed the food and the service was great. We will definitely dine at Benihana’s again in the near future!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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