Benihana - Dulles, VA

3.9
1046 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 Dulles is located at the Dulles Town Center Mall next to Haverty’s Furniture. Take a much-needed shopping break at Benihana or enjoy a pre-movie drink during Happy Hour in our lounge and bar. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4–7 p.m., with drink specials and appetizers. Join us for Express Lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and enjoy your Benihana favorites served fresh and in half of the time.

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 1046 people are saying
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StarrB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chef went above and beyond to happily meet some special requests we had.
We was fast and efficient and cooked the food perfectly

Server was attentive and remembered special details.

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MarilynM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overpriced. $13 for a tiny cocktail with minimal alcohol. Service poor. Chef’s “tricks” were pretty lame. Food was ok but not great.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded 3 days ago

Dear MarilynM 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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DawnP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Expensive, food was so so, server did not do the typical “show”. Grandchildren disappointed.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on January 11, 2022

Dear DawnP 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 on January 2, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience3

My party showed up earlier than our reservation time, but ended up having to wait around 30 minutes to be seated. Immediately when we sat down, our waitress was rude and expected us to already know what we wanted to order for our meal, even though we were never told that we should have had this planned ahead of time. Throughout the entire meal, the waitress was rude and not attentive to our group at all, but for some reason was very friendly to the couple who also sat at our table. The blame for that could not fall on my group at all, we were respectful and appropriate. The food turned out well but the overall experience was much less interactive than it has been in the past several times I have come to this restaurant. For the cost of the meal, I do expect to be treated with kindness and to be taken care of and helped, even if it is to answer a simple question. It was also my birthday when we attended, and once again the waitress was not very friendly when she came to ask who’s birthday it was, nor did she wish me a happy birthday. This only bugged me because of the poor treatment throughout the rest of our meal. Overall, I was disappointed with the service and the experience of the entire meal, which is a bummer because I have always loved coming here, especially to celebrate special occasions.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear Guest 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was great!

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Edwa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvin was excellent! Great service, especially making sure my daughter didn’t have any food allergens on her food.

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Gantuan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overall, not worth the price. Skimpy on the vegetables and hibachi steak wasn't the best quality; meat was hard and chewy.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear Gantuan 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
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering to start off the New Year! Making this a family tradition!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on January 7, 2022

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

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Wendy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and chef; bar service is a bit slow.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear Wendy Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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TRay
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Would not recommend. First, the directions that we were given through are navigation system put us in the wrong location. When we got there our reservation had been given away. They squeezed us in after a bit of waiting but it was too crowded and we had almost no service. Water glasses were empty and unable to order any additional beverages.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded 3 days ago

Dear TRay 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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TammeeA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Will never go back again. Overpriced and so many additional charges and were not willing to accept a coupon that I had with a. Large party. Can experience hibachi in a much nicer environment for less $$. The chef was also subpar with the “show”. Very disappointing experience for out of towners

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear TammeeA 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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BjoernM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!!
One of my fav restaurants!
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MGDGTGGB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Chicken Teriyaki was too dry, the rest was awesome. Was not impressed that when we were offered the bill and paid at the same time, that we were not offered the Green Tea Ice cream. If it's not part of the meal anymore, then my value score drops even more, if they just didn't offer it, then that explains why I'm scoring this like I did.

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VirginiaGal
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was packed for Christmas Day. The wait was pretty short. There were a lot of people. Everyone looked happy. I guess my only concern was when the cook was placing the cooked food on individual plates she was touching the various ones. With a pandemic in play, I don't think that's a good strategy (w or wo the pandemic really). She also touched the raw shrimp then moved to cook the filet mignon that was nearly well done. Additionally, she used one of the tools to turn the light on and off above her head then used it to cook.

I don't mean to be so observant, but COVID19 has made me extra vigilant. It was disturbing as I wondered if the food was safe to eat.

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MonetH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Shrimp were a little fishy and the waitress needed multiple reminders regarding service.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Orders were wrong. Other party at the table had dietary concerns that were met. Ours ( vegan) we’re ignored.

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Poppi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was ok but kind of bland. Our habachi chef didn’t show allot of enthusiasm. Felt the meal was overpriced for the experience. Had to wait too long after being seated to get service.

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DevN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good but with COVID on the rise did not feel comfortable sharing a table with other guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We had a party of 5, and there were a few other tables with parties 4 and 5 people that had their own tables. However, the waitress chose to seat 2 additional people at our table without asking whether we were ok with that. Given the rise in Omicron, I would have thought that they would have considered spacing parties.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 30, 2021

Dear Guest 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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good.

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vipBLMILLS
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services by manager Mr. Ciro and his staff. The food and the value is exceptional. The restaurant offers gift cards with additional bonus rewards, plus, Chef's birthday certificates for $30. It's been a great place during COVID for a warm and fuzzy time. Outstanding and highly recommended!

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I have only been to the one in San Francisco. That location was fantastic so I was anxious to share the experience with my family. We planned a trip to the DC area around eating at the Dulles location for my wife’s birthday. The food was not good the shrimp had an odd smell, the fillet had little to no flavor. I was severely disappointed and most likely will never return to a Benihana.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear ShawnW 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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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was terrible!!! Our order was messed up and when I brought it up it was like I was inconveniencing them. Never going back…horrible experience for my daughter’s birthday.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 14, 2021

Dear Guest 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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CherylD
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We arrived at a very good time. There was no crowd and we were waited on immediately.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 16, 2021

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

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LindsayS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time - the staff is friendly and entertaining. A great place to take the family or have a large gathering of friends.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 9, 2021

Dear LindsayS We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was awful the food was over priced. They nickeled and dimed you for everything. I will never go back there again!!!!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 6, 2021

Dear Susan 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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Avtddg
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the great ambience. The atmosphere, friendliness of the staff and the great food. We always have the best time when we visit during our birthdays. The chefs are trained so well. We love when they cook for us on the grill.

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Mylo
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was a great chef!!! thank you!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 7, 2021

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

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LizM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a birthday which we made reservations for weeks in advance for 8+. I was standing at front desk for almost 10 minutes before we were even Greeted. All of our party was early/ on time and we had to wait over 20minutes cause they said they “didn’t have a chef for us?!!” On top of all that, we sat at semi clean table with our waitress who seemed attentive but over taxed. She was all over restaurant. We had to flag her down when we needed help cause our chef they Did find was Awful.

She had the food order all mixed up and would not listen to us when we corrected over & over with her she continued to be wrong All night. She hardly did any “fun” tricks or showy bits you expect. She did shrimp appetizer after poultry & steak was cooked so not an appetizer but add on later.

Two of our party repeatedly said NO SEAFOOD and she’d still reach out shrimp to them over & over ….

It was so frustrating and more stressful than fun for our guest of honor.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 30, 2021

Dear LizM 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on December 3, 2021

Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Wendy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with family. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Taken advantage of 4-12 yr olds and 2-13 yr olds. Walked out paying $335.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 29, 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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vipPaulV
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

First time at a Benihana and we were very disappointed. Very expensive for the amount of food given. I've never been to a Japanese grill and not been able top leave with leftovers. We wont be back.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear SkipIt 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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KristinV
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun experience coupled with great food. Your chef puts on a nice mini show and prepares your meal and it tastes so much better when it’s fresh and warm cooked in front of you. The food is delicious and the value is pretty good considering you get so much else.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear KristinV We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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NotwhatIexpected
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Please get them some help! The staff is awesome, but the food is not.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear NotwhatIexpected 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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NanaA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It was not good at all, service was not great. Food portion was small

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear NanaA 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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PDMlove
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The chef and server were great. Would definitely return. This location is way better than the one in Bethesda.

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KellyP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Quality of this Benihana's is unexceptable. Seafood isn't fresh. Walls are dirty behind teppanyaki grills. Waitstaff/chef was great and so nice...but the food isnt what it use to be.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear KellyP 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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Donnasands
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never eaten at a Japanese Steakhouse before, but my 14 year old wanted to go for his birthday. He and his younger brother loved it! We all loved the soup, the chicken, steak and shrimp and we enjoyed watching it being prepared.

Benihana - Dulles, VA
Responded on November 10, 2021

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

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vipGo2aMuseum4ThaExperience
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a great birthday dinner for me and the restaurant printed my birthday certificate.

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Benihana - Dulles, VA is rated 3.9 stars by 1046 OpenTable diners.

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