Benihana - Dulles
We had previously been to Benihana at another location and it was wonderful. This experience was less than desirable. The prices were higher than we had expected and the food was not that good. Within 30 minutes of completing my meal, I was in the restroom with stomach problems.
Everything was great!
Though our cook prepared the food ok, there was no show and no interaction with the guests. The person later noted she does not speak English which I feel hindered any real interaction and understanding of the guests or orders.
David, 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
Aside from the flaming onion, boring, don’t spend your money even with the -$30 off birthday discount.
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Even with reservations you have to wait.
We were celebrating birthday and they didn’t have camera to take picture. Our dinner comes with ice cream and they misses to ask so when we told them they brought us what appears to be half a spoon. Guy dropped my mustard sauce all over my clothing and purse.
Chef always on point, polite and yummy food.
We’ve been going to Benihana’s for 20 years four or five times a year.
Until recently, the food was always predictable and we enjoyed it. The last couple of times the staff are turned over in the quality of the food seem to be suffering.
This time, we were wondering if we would find it worthwhile or if we should start to look out square. I’m delighted to say that the service was excellent and the chef was a younger woman who really knew her stuff and cooked the food to perfection, provided a pleasant little shell in the process and pay close attention to any special requests.
One minor point: The hibiscus iced tea Seemed a bit tart as if the person making the tea forgot to add a little bit of sweetener to it
This was probably the best combination of food and service
That we have experienced. We will certainly be returning based on this visit.
As good as any Benihana. Just overpriced as a chain. Great food that can be matched in quality at a lower price elsewhere.
Was seated promptly, staff was friendly and attentive, food portions were good, food quality was very good.
I noticed that the restaurant was distributing a special menu as I was seated. These menus did not include all of the items on the full menu and the costs listed were more expensive than the prices on the full menu. My service was fairly poor. Drinks were made incorrectly twice. We had to hunt down our server as she was not consistently attentive. The hibachi chef underperformed. She (the chef) gave us no show and instead just cooked the food. The meal was very bland and unseasoned. I had to ask for other sauces to make my meat more edible.
We come here every New Year’s Eve! It was bad last year but thought to give it another try, since our kids love it. The service was the worst it ever been. No waitress came back for refills the whole time, cook didn’t understand anything what so ever. It was bad. Asked for a manger however to no surprise know one came.
Sat too many people at the table. Very uncomfortable dining experience on New Years Eve.
They forgot to make my son’s chicken for dinner. He’s 5 and I no one came to apologize. They comped his nonexistent meal, but we didn’t want a free meal, we wanted a nice family dinner.
Great food and service!!!
Getting in was a bit straining because of the air pressure between the outside/inside doors. Yet, after getting in and since we made reservations, we were sat immediately. Service was great, the waitress catered to our needs and came back often to see if we needed anything else. The chef was good but the food was bland. There must be something wrong with the pipes because I smelled an odor on the way to and while in the restroom. The odor almost made me gag. They must know because I didn’t see anyone seated on that side. Anyway, sit on the left side if you want to eat and keep your food down.
Lisa, 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
Very high price for very low value!!
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Overall very good. Long wait to be seated when we were the only party there. After seating long wait before service began.
Chef was awesome, food was great!
Birthday for family of 5.
Horrible experience. This Benihana is the worst. Freezing cold in restaurant. Smokey. Bathrooms smell like sulfur or methane or something. Can’t even breathe when in them.
Chef skipped all the tricks that are normal.
Barely sang happy bday. No picture offered.
Worst of all - 6:45 reservation not seated until 7:25. CRAZY! And nothing given for waiting and bad experience. Was truly horrible. Permanently Ruining my image of this place - particularly this location in Loudon/Dulles, VA - forever. Such a shame.
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
I have not been to this restaurant in awhile, but it seems as if the quality is going down. I’m not going to give up just yet, but I hope the Resturant pays attention to the posted reviews.
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It was very expensive-chicken was dry, tuna was dry- they forgot the shrimp on one plate- they forgot our icecream at the end and did not sing my daughter in law Happy Birthday 😒. Not worth the money we spent!!
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Dinner was good, not great. The food wasn’t as flavorful as usual.
We were seated at 7pm, but the chef did not start cooking at the hibachi till close to 8pm and the last person to be served at our table was not served till 8:45pm. We were not even offered drinks till about 7:45pm after my husband went and asked for a waiter. This timeline is unacceptable. We will not be back.
If you don't order a special that includes everything, they charge you a la carte, and it's more expensive. Better to order a special and put what you don't want off to the side or take it home and give it to someone. The food and service are amazing. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion
Great service and staff, fun atmosphere
Me and a friend took our sons here to celebrate birthdays and we had a lovely time. The service is great and the food was delish!
Overall the experience was good. The food was delicious. Our chef wasn’t up to par for a Benihana restaurant. She was very quiet and timid. Smiled a bit but hardly communicated with the group. Not sure if she didn’t speak English too well or she was new and was nervous. She didn’t even do the shrimp toss which is the best part of a Japanese Steakhouse experience.
Good food, fun atmosphere, attentive service
Overall food was good as always although it depends on chef
It’s was ok.
Birthday was great
I ordered Filet and lobster and only got filet. The chef was junior.
Would i recommend maybe yes or no. Yes, the food is good but expensive. No, because Our chef got confused. She almost went to the table behind us who just arrived. She’s not as friendly at the other chef’s I met in a different restaurant. She did an ok job doing a cooking presentation to our kids. Even if she barely talk to us. I don’t think she cooked that much rice compare to the other places we have been. She also got confused once. She gave my extra shrimp of my order to my husband. I didn’t even noticed it. My husband did & he had to check the menu on his phone to double check. We just switch plates. She did say sorry for getting confused where to put what food. Our little girls did enjoy their ice cream for dessert.
We love the “Show” and fresh food. The Chef was great and prepared everything pretty fast. The waitress was a bit slow and not very attentive.
Went for my sons birthday,they gave my 4 year old daughter a broken pencil to color with because they didn’t have crayons. I ordered a Chardonnay server came back with red wine and when I told her it was wrong she proceeds to tell me it was because I didn’t specify.. regardless if I hadn’t specify it was not a Chardonnay it was red wine... she sang happy birthday to my son and forgot to light the candle and we couldn’t tell her because she was just rushing through the song.. she took a picture of us only to have another server tell her the printer was broken... the atmosphere is dead in there very boring.. the food was excellent no complaints on that. The server was terrible.
We went for a birthday celebration and within minutes were greeted by rude and aloof management. Making a reservation is not necessary; you’ll be kept waiting with no communication regardless. At the end of the day, Customer service counts and bad customer service can ruin a dining experience.
Awesome!!!!!! It’s a really nice place to celebrate
This was our first visit to the Dulles Town Center location (since in the past we frequented the Bethesda location) and DTC Benihana did not disappoint! We had an enjoyable meal for my son’s birthday and the service was spot on! We look forward to going back to this location again!
Average and kinda pricy for lunch
Food was not good and overpriced.