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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

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

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

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (64)
Fun (54)
Special Occasion (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for Groups (36)
Kid-friendly (34)
Good for a Date (31)
Worth the Drive (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Casual (17)
People Watching (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Authentic (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Healthy (11)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

the original Benihana's was a great experience, special occasion, dress up place to go, where you got a show and good food. This experience couldn't be further from that. no seating while waiting for our reservation, rude staff at door, EXTREMELY smoky, packed in like sardines. if you like onions you'll be served PLENTY, the spicy chicken was SOO spicy both of us who ordered it could not consume it. cook should have known better, TONS of children, very loud, for the price you would expect not to see half the clientele in sweat pants. went home with sore eyes, headache, empty stomach and clothes that reeked of onion. not returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We had fun! It was a very busy night for the restaurant. Great birthday dinner for all four of us! Food was delicious!
Diane

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

Rice was burned, last to be served with a group of eight, ask that no lemon on chicken a number of times they still put lemon on had to have it cooked in the kitchen after everyone had eaten. Soup was barley warm overall bad experience, we were given a $10.00 credit after all the hassle. We have eaten at a number of Benihana's around the country and this is the worst and we will no go back and tell our friends to avoid this Benihana's.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

was not impressed with the money we spent. benihana's not what it used to be. the fried rice was burned, my scallops were burned on the outside cold on the inside. the experience is one that everyone should experience but i don't feel it was worth the money i spent.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our chef was not as fun as in the past. He did not do any table pleasers. Kind of a bummer

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The chief was awesome, very entertaining. Loved his jokes.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Th e restaurant is too smokey, has poor ventilation and is in need of an overhaul. The server messed up my my credit card billing twice. Overall not a great night to celebrate a birthday.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service, food and ambience. My family enjoyed our time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food used be better, more flavor, but still ok. The nature of the food prep and delivery results in food getting cold while waiting for the next item. Not sure if that can be fixed based on their model.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We’ve eaten here many times and have always been happy, this last time we went we were crammed in the table really no room to eat comfortably. We waited longer than normal for food to be prepared. Wasn’t a very pleasant dinning experience, food wasn’t as good as normally, seemed to many customers not enough staff . All in all it was good, we will be back again, hopefully next time we won’t be sitting elbows to elbows and quality of food and service is back where it has been

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Overall experience of group dining while Chef cooks at grill is unique and fun.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It is something to see and, once we got seated, the service was great. Our kids really enjoyed the show. Food wasn't very good considering the price. However, I didn't have too much of a problem with that because the kids ate and were entertained. What I did have a problem with was the wait. We had reservations and it still took us 1/2 hour or so to be seated. I was pretty close to walking out. Why take reservations if you can't honor them?

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Benihana’s is not what it used to be
Even with reservation we needed to wait for an extra hour
And even extra hour for cook to start and with out a show

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

the service and the food were really good, but the Chef Justin was nothing less than awesome. Justin's confidence, sense of humor and his ability to entertain, you just can't say enough about him. Your other chef's should take note of his talent and strive for that type of perfection.

Justin thank you for a great experience on our Anniversary!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I️ love it and so did my children. We will most definitely be returning. Food was amazing. Our chief was funny and the food was awesome.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Chef Jorge was great.! Awsome service
Our aniversary date was a blast.!
Thank you 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

it was my bday , and i really enjoyed it, the chef (Rafael ) was amazing he made my day. food was good. i enjoyed it

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food. Very entertaining! Took my mother for her first visit to Benihana’s and daughter we loved it!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was very noisy. I had a hard time having a conversation with anyone. They stuck us in the back corner of the restaurant and pretty much forgot about us. It took an hour to even get drinks on the table. A cook at one of the other tables spent much more time on a show than we received. The food was ok. It did not meet my expectations by any means. The price was very expensive for the quality and entertainment. 3 hours for dinner was way to long for anyone. Especially a family dining with a 4 year old.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have yet to eat at this restaurant and have a bad meal. It is always consistently good. We always have a great time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was the worst restaurant that I have ever been to. Right as we walked in I got a very weird vibe. I had a reservation but they were “running behind” so it was more than 30 minutes until we were seated at a table. Then the service was absolutely terrible. It was so slow, the dinner lasted 3 hours. Our chef was the worst hibachi chef I’ve ever had. He didn’t interact with us at all but that could’ve just been that chef. My shrimp was way over cooked and my chicken was undercooked. My date’s steak was raw when he ordered it medium. All we wanted to do was leave. Food was not worth the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was perfect. My friends had hibachi chicken and steak. i had hibachi shrimp. This is hands down my favorite way to have shrimp.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was the first time we've actually had a poor experience here. We had a reservation for 6:45 and didn't get seated until 7:05. Waiter was slow to arrive and take drink orders. I ordered the Imperial Steak (12 oz Strip Steak) and during service, found out the waiter "accidentally" put in my order as the Emperor's feast (chicken and steak). Eventually, the manager comped my meal, which was good, but overall not happy with the experience.

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our server and chef, Justin, was so friendly and entertaining. The meal he prepared was one of the best we’ve ever had there. We are always pleased when we dine here, definitely a great place to eat with family and friends.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We go every year for birthdays! Service was wonderful and we didn't wait long to be seated, my only complaint is this is the 2nd year in a row that I did not receive my bday coupon of $30 off. That was always a huge help

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a group of 8 people so it was nice to have a whole table to ourselves without some random people. Service was good and fast and our cook Justin was super funny and kept us entertained the entire time. My biggest disappointment was the hosts at the front and the way things were ran. I made a reservation 2 days prior to our night out. We get there about 5 minutes early and we are told we can’t check in till our full party is there, sure understandable but annoying. We are able to check in right on time and we are told there is a 10-15 minute wait, sure understandable again. After 1 hour of sitting in the waiting area for our buzzer to go off, and after watching countless other parties just walk right in and get seated within 5 minutes, I am more then annoyed. The whole dining experience was great and I will be back just for that, but the way things are ran on the front end need an overhaul.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great for birthday! Chateaubriand filet mignon was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had a chef whom served our chicken fried rice burned, and cooked all trough the burned left over on the grill so it gave our food a taste of the burned rice!!! Dissapointed since I have always had a good exprience here. Will I return? Still debating

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The server and hibachi server were incredible

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Son’s birthday. Always a good time at beni hana

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

my jumbo shrimp was dry. I didn't feel like the waiter was happy to be their.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was our first time going there.. It's a bit pricey but great atmosphere and fun for kids.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Big disaster. Had to wait 45 minuets to sit even with a reservation. Don’t bother!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Dirty and long wait with a reservation made three weeks in advance.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Benihana never disappoints. Always consistently high quality food cooked well and plentiful portions. The service was outstanding and the cocktails were well made.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very good, healthy, tasty food. A little pricey, but worth it. Service is good, and entertaining/engaging. Had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated and then another 30 minutes for the meal to start, but there was good attention to us during the wait (drinks, order-taking, etc.). Need to remember that even with good ventilation you will need to wash or dry clean your clothes after your visit due to the smoke and airborne grease and odors. Just part of the experience. Very good restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The food is always great and chefs are professional and entertaining, but the waiter is not very friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Everything we had was perfect. Hibachi Shrimp, Scallops, Steak. And I’m addicted to their ginger salad dressing. Food was 25 out of 25.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

GREAT FUN AND FABULOUS FOOD !! OUR FOOD CHEF WAS AMAZING AND FUNNY !!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food and service were great. As for the two customers that "come here weekly" who made a scene about how the chef was cooking.... RIDICULOUS. Those two should be uninvited permenantly.

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