Benihana - Dulles, VA

3.9
1007 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.

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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 1007 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.0
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3.8
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrenMil
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from Manager, Marlena, and staff at Benihana - Dulles. The food is always well presented, delicious, and healthy in all aspects. Family truly enjoys the gathering to share the family bundles offered by Benihana. The pricing is outstanding and affordable. An added perk is the gift cards offer with the additional cards to be used at a later date--best offer ever. Look forward to next outing!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing experience staff was great and so was the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The performance and experience wasn’t as incredible as I thought it would be. The food portions were definitely not worth the amount of money they cost either.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I haven't been in years. The food is still delicious and the service was good.

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datenightduo
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Prices have skyrocketed! 2 adult meals, 1 kid meal, 2 adult drink & an apple juice - $168!(including tip).
Not a place we can go to much anymore.

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Kelley
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Clean restaurant, good service and great good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lots of people. Service was good considering.

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AllyB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a great experience! This place never lets me down. I love the food!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I like Japanese food but, it is very expensive and only something I would do every few years.

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BobG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Does management think we don't notice that you no longer serve complimentary green tea in lovely little cups, hot towels, nice Japanese dishware, colorful big menus; their new system of conveying menus by phone with an app, which means instead of people festively chatting, especially the kids, people are re-glued to their phones; the changes in personnel and the lack of motivation of many; front desk planning inattention to reservation times (not for us this time but often) is a problem. Management pinches pennies but keeps the prices going up. Look at the trip advisor reviews, they're scathing.

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daisyp197
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent, particularly our chef Teresa!

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Willow
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was not ready on time. The waitress was miserable and clearly annoyed with everyone. The drinks were gross - did not finish either alcoholic beverage we ordered. They tasted like pineapple juice with vodka - a mai tai and a sangria?! So so awful. The chef never smiled or interacted with us. He dropped his tools twice which is scary if he’s going to accidentally fling them at someone next time (he didn’t, fortunately). It was nearly an hour and a half from our reservation time until the time the chef arrived. The food was mediocre at best. They did not sing happy birthday to the person who’s bday it was. And it was $400 to boot!! Horrible experience.

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JennH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday for any age!!!

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MayB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Well done!

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PeterP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little bit slow but over the food was good for the value. We had an annoyance time.

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LadyJ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My family had a great time. Wonder wait staff and entertaining cook.

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ArmyGuy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Chef was great , server and greeter not so much...

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viplive2eat
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

At least 30 minutes from having finished the first course until the chef came to the table. No back-ground music and a 1/2 full dining room does not make for good ambiance. Food is always good. The presentation is not as good as it used to be. Not much WOW. We shared a table, but I think Benihana is best occupying a table with only your party, if possible.

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Carisa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was ridiculously slow. We had a 7:30 reservation and wasn’t seated for almost an hour. Then we had to wait another 45 mins for service. We didn’t get our food until 10:00, which is the time the restaurant closes. There was not enough staff to accommodate guests.

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CindyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Made a reservation for 6:45, didn't get seated until after 7pm, didnt eat until almost 8:30. They were completely under staffed (only 2 servers for entire restaurant) our waiter was great, just had too many tables. The food was good and our chef did a nice job. Something I would expect on the weekend, but this was a Tuesday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was unable to substitute tuna as the only meat in the Sashimi. This was substantiated via false pretenses that were offensive to propound (i.e., material difference in price, and pre-packaging). These reasons were offensive because the menu depicted unit prices; and the sushi bar was readily visible. My wife was not provided tea or ice cream that was clearly supposed to have been included with the deluxe meal.

The restaurant is horrible and will never reacquire my patronage.

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vipNataliaA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No chopsticks?

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Erica
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, prices way too high for what you get. Other similar places are better quality and way better prices.

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Nina
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandra did the most amazing job cooking for us and we went to celebrate a birthday with a big group party. Everyone had an amazing time. What a delight! Always a fun time!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. I actually like this location better !

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ClayR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had what seemed like a new chef, not very energetic, just going through the motions

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vipBrenMil
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was exceptional host. Veronica is always helpful in getting the order correct and with great professionalism. Mr. Ciro, the Manager, goes the extra mile to make all visits outstanding. Looking forward to next family outing!

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GregPC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the new Benihanna Chateaubriand, it is excellent, tender & very tasty. The Hibachi Shrimp is still great.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The sushi was pretty good but that’s about all I can say. The shrimp for hibachi was not properly cleaned or deveined. Waited 25 minutes past our reservation time to even be seated. Really sad because this used to be an amazing spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible. Linguini is being served as the noodle alternative to rice. If I wanted buttered linguini I would have gone to an Italian restaurant. Hibachi chef was not energetic and the performance was half assed. The table and chairs were dirty and sticky and the bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. Never coming back.

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DianthiaE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Karen the chef lacked personality. We came to celebrate my children and I birthdays. No birthday song, no hat for my son. Is this what COVID produces? Each time we visit we spend a nice amount of money. This experience was the worst unfortunately. I travel specifically to this location as the one in Bethesda has poor parking and as I have physical disability Dulles is a better fit. I would really rate everything zero but that’s not completely true. Please do better

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AnthonyF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Please increase the amount of vegetables. We were left wanting more vegetables. Otherwise, everything else is good.

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ThiernoS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience. Service was great and the food EXCELLENT!
I also impressed with their covid 19 protocol, physical distance and the spacing between tables ro make customers feel safe. Overall A+.

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Hailey
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, wait was not as long as it was expected to be. Waiter and chef we’re both kind and very helpful

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S3ThBl
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time. The food and the experience were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Hicimos una reserva para las 7 y 15 pm y nos atendieron casi 1 hora después. No tenían personal suficiente aunque las personas que nos atendieron una vez nos dieron la mesa fueron fenomenales.

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YollieM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

My experience was okay not the greatest. I had reservations at a certain and did not get seated after an hour of waiting. The manager came to apologize for the wait but apparently was apologizing to the wrong table???

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The only thing that would have made it better is not waiting for a table. It was a great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our reservation was at 6pm, we were not seated until an hour after that. After being seated, our chef didn't come out to prepare the food until another 30 minutes later. While management was apologetic, it would have been a nice gesture if they would have offered a complimentary appetizer or a small percentage off the bill. That was a little disappointing. As for the food, it was ok.

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vipNigelS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Dreadful service. Walked out when we couldn’t wait any longer for entrees.

Doing a massive trade on take out and evidently not worrying about dine in customers.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Dulles, VA using the Order Online button. Benihana - Dulles, VA also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Benihana - Dulles, VA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 421-0888.

Benihana - Dulles, VA is rated 3.9 stars by 1007 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Dulles, VA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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