Benihana - Dulles
went for my Birthday, food was delicious as always.
Even with our Open Table reservation, it took 20 minutes to be seated and another 25 minutes for a “chef” to come and start cooking the food. Once she was there l, the interaction and the food were good. Don’t know if it was just an off night, but it does make me think twice about going back anytime soon.
Waited an hour for someone to cook for us. Not a word from any manager. Place was pretty dirty.
We had a party of 5. One Filet, one chicken and shrimp, one NY strip, one Salmon, and one Land and Sea. We had one club soda, two California rolls, one glass of house red and house white. $260. That's $50 per entree and a $50 tip for $310. You can get all you can eat at Brazilian BBQ or a primer cut of steak or nice seafood for that price. The entertainment factor is not as appealing to me anymore as was what we paid. Might have been the last time we go.
Yes, we had a great time! The store was clean and well taken care of. All of the staff were attentive and friendly. The Chef was friendly, neat and clean.
Been here twice in the past month and both times were excellent. The food is outstanding!!
We came in and waited almost 15 mins at the hostess stand before being sat. Then it took another 20 mins before a waiter who took our order came. It was another 15 mins to get drinks. Our chef did almost nothing for show and was very boring. We told them we were celebrating 4 kids birthdays and nothing was done or said. It was an awful dinner
Great production and services, as always! Food is always presented well!
The service was OK. There was not that much food. They used one zucchini for the whole table. I received a very thin layer. Not a good experience this time
My husband and I did a date night at Benihana. Our table mates were wonderful. The food was good. This was our first time dining at Benihana. Our experience was great we will go back. The room was loud, but there were 4 or 5 Birthday celebrations happening. It seems to lend well for celebratory occasions with large parties... so cool.
We had an amazing time!!!
I was hosting an event with my two daughters and 3 of their friends so 6 of us in total and this was perhaps the worst dining experience I have ever had. The restaurant is disorderly and poorly managed. We had a 7:15 reservation but cooking didn’t begin until 8:45! I am a beast cancer survivor and only finished treatments a month ago - I almost fell asleep waiting for dinner to begin. Benihana needs to show immediate improvement or they will be a distant memory. I would have a hard time convincing myself to ever return to this location.
Mediocre table chefs. Poor and slow table service. I couldn’t recommend this place.
The reason we spend the extra money to go to Beni Hana’s is for the experience. The person cooking our food hardly spoke and was very uninterested. The experience was less than mediocre
Good place, close to airport. I had a good meal before the night flight.
Food was good, chef entertaining. The birthday certificate you receive for joining the Chefs Table is bogus. Yes corporate will email a certificate BUT it will not have the required bar code. The restaurant will not accept the certificate without the bar code. The certificate even states not valid without the bar code. Don’t waste your time. This is twice they sent a certificate without the bar code.
Wait staff had language related communication issues. As a result we experienced several mis-handled drink and meal orders. It was my wife birthday (stated this when we arrived and was on the reservation request) yet the server did not even think to offer us desert or any birthday acknowledgement. The second time we've been to this location and the last. So atypical of other Benihana experiences.
I was celebrating my promotion with my family! Great service! I just wish the chef did more tricks and was more personable.
The only problem noted was our table chef need to speak up louder.
Unsatisfactory service. Unlikely to visit this local again.
This location is slow and unorganized. A couple at my table left because they were taking so long to get us started when we all had 7pm reservations. We didn’t get water and soup until like 7:40pm
The food was overdone. So my recommendation is based on the fact that this has never happened before, so the cook was obviously new.
Even though we had a reservation, you wait 40-60 minutes for table and another 30-40 minutes before you get food.
I reserved the table and waiting more then 30 minutes for drinks and hour for hibachi. And non of the managers walk up and talk to us. Served wrong food twice, food was alright but too much butter. First time visit this place and never again.
Calculation of final bill took a while! Also, Benihana is very expensive. Very good food, but I feel the prices surpass any possible quality range.
Interior was worn down and there was trash on the floor in the atrium and dining areas. Once seated, wait times for drinks and food courses were excessive. Hibachi chef phoned in the service and food did not meet the doneness requests. We were sincerely disappointed.
Overall, not very impressed. I thought going to Benihana would be much better than a local Japanese steakhouse since they are nationally known but, it was kinda the same experience. I live about 25 miles away so, not worth the drive.
They nickel and dime you for everything. The menu says your dinner comes with fried rice but they slide in “do you want chicken fried rice “ and don’t tell you it’s extra. We were charged 4.20 extra per person (7 people) and 1 chicken breast was added. Do the math. Chef and waiter were great but it’s way overpriced for what you get. My scallops and shrimp were over cooked and dry
From the get-go our dinner was doomed. Once sat, the grill malfunctioned. We ordered an appetizer and it didn’t come until after the soup and salad. It took 15 min to get a cocktail. And lastly they got my order wrong and decided it was a good idea to argue with me and each other about it, instead of just fixing it and getting the corrected order out swiftly. This is my go-to place for my birthday every year and this year it was ruined.
We had a new female chef that was excellent! She was a little slow, but learning! We loved her!
Very entertaining dinner with great food. One of my favorite spots to dine in Northern Virginia!
Excellent food and the service was superior! Chef did an outstanding presentation with tools and the prepared food. The manager did a terrific job to accommodate coupons for birthday rewards (Chef Table). The new menu items are good, but, we thought that we should be told it is $4.20 instead of $2 for the new fried rice. Otherwise, a great event celebration triple birthdays! Great!
I am not a huge fan of the Japanese steakhouse but by father loves the experience for his birthday. Even he didn't like it. The service was poor, there weren't enough chefs on staff (it took an hour at the table until the cooking even began) the dishes were expensive for quality of food that is very average and the "show" was non-existent. Terrible.
The food was sos-so. Our server was so friendly, but drinks took a long time to arrive, and our chef left the exhaust on our entire dinner, which made the table freezing cold with a breeze and thus our food got cold immediately. The restrooms were an absolute pig sty. Overflown toilet, paper everywhere, no paper towel s.
Food and chef was amazing - we had a woman and she was phenomenal!! The only downside was the slower service, you can tell they are understaffed for servers and chefs. Other than that, it was a great dinner!
Food is delicious
I had a 8pm reservation and wasn’t seated until around 9pm! I understand it was busy because of Valentine’s Day but THATS WHY YOU MAKE A RESERVATION! Our chef, bless his heart was new and very young. Extremely inexperienced and not equipped to handle a huge table on such a busy night. Our waitress took forever to bring drinks, appetizers and I didn’t get my steamed white rice until the end of my meal because I had to remind them to bring it to me! A horrible Valentine’s Day considering all the money we spent on this dinner! Benihana is canceled for me.
Had to wait 15 min from our reservation time and an additional 45 min before dinner even started.
The worst - had reservations at 8 pm - was seated at 8:35 pm.
Chef never showed up - left at 9:30 never having eaten.
Manager had no clue what he was doing. No apology nothing.
Birthday and valentines