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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Benihana - Dulles

3.5
523 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fun
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 starting at just $3.00. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(703) 421-0888
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Leesburg Pike
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Parking details
Free parking for Benihana guests
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 523 People Are Saying
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3.5  based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.1
service
3.5
ambience
3.0
value
Noise · Moderate
53% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EllenB 
1.0  Dined 2 days ago

This was a disappointing experience. Our server had a hard time deviating from what must have been a "script" when we asked questions on the menu. Our chef was not very dynamic at all, and didn't have the real "chops" as it were. They had a hard time dealing with allergies and messed up our order. Then when the bill arrived, there was an extra entry listed, raising the price by $20. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipfcpdcop3423 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We love benihana, but, it was very busy, with one waiter working the entire room. It took forever to get everything, and our sushi came after our dessert arrived :( then, we were even charged for the sushi.

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NicoleGVille 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The restaurant itself was fine. Could use some updates. Seating arrangements were fun, we were able to meet new people. I'm not sure if they were short staffed or what, but it was my husbands birthday and their camera that labels pictures was broken and they forgot his fried rice, he was almost finished his main course before they brought him a bowl and totally short changed him on his steak. The soup was yummy, the salad was okay. Overall, it was cool, but for the money we spent and the advanced notice they had knowing it was my husband's special day, I guess I was bummed that he didn't walk away feelimg celebrated.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great experience. Food is great and hot as it’s cooked infront of you

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MichaelR 
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We will never eat at Benihana in Dulles Ever again! The service was the worst we’ve ever had at any restaurant ever! We didn’t get our soup and salad appetizer until after our main course was served. Took 30 minutes to get our drinks from when we ordered to when they arrived. The manager was rude and only offered us free ice cream after all we had to endure. So upsetting. Don’t waste your money at this restaurant and please don’t disregard this review. It’s happened way too many times at this restaurant! BTW our server’s name was Roy so if you go there and get him as your server...just leave.

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Fuller (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was HORRIBLE, like they do not know of any spices or seasonings. The portions were extra small as if they were afraid of running out of food. Literally watched them serve an adult male 4 slices of each vegetable and 1 shrimp cut into pieces. The bathrooms were disgusting and smelled so bad it came into the dining area. I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food. Service was slow but it was crazy busy for valentines day so understandable. Would go again.

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JohnA (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was okay - i'll leave that at the top. Steak was nice, but the shrimp was overcooked and the fried rice undercooked (like birdseed undercooked). Also, about 5 min after finishing the meal prep they brought our checks and the chef and server abandoned the table, expecting everyone to pay and leave - forgetting the tea and ice cream that are supposed to be complimentary part of the menu.

My big problem though - they sat 10 fully-grown adults around a table that clearly designed for no more the 6 or 7. I was squeezed in to tightly between my wife and the guy next to me that I kept hitting him with my elbow when I tried to chopstick some food into my mouth.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines Day dinner with my grim friend. Portions were smaller than I expected but other than that it was great!

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RobertM (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Not the same Benihana that I grew up with portions and QUALITY are slipping away
Tomato slices in salad became a lone cherry tomato

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vipfcpdcop3423 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We love benihana! Their birthday rewards program is awesome! Their food, service and ambiance is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Very good food and entertaining as usual. Used birthday coupon which was very nice

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Zunaira07 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great service but food was alright a little burned taste for me also fir an entree cost $40 the postion was too little!
I was craving sushi and I had some wiredeat taste sushi ever ! Look like it was on plate since morning and just took it out from the friedge when we asked a special place like this they have to make fresh sushi not from the fridge.

Over all fun experience.

But the food taste won’t bring me back just to hang out with friends sure !

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vipfcpdcop3423 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We love benihana! They have a great birthday rewards program! The food is excellent and the service is great!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is our go to place for my kids birthday for 10 yrs now. I was never disappointed with the service and the food in the past but that changed with last night. We will probably take a break from going there. The food at best sub par and the service very mediocre. The hostess is one bright spot in the whole experience but everything else is disappointing. The food is flavorless, the cook is very boring with out much engagement from the diners.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was ok - the person that was our “chef”. Was not entertaining or engaging - that is why you go to Benihana...

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Smartwalker1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Our chef was a young man who did a great job - funny jokes, related well to people at table, cooked food per our specifications, everything tasted great. Would come here again. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was done poorly as the chef didn't pay attention as to how the customers wanted it done.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

My friends and I wanted to celebrate my birthday. The food was good as normal, but the service we received from one of the chefs was poor. When we arrived, he was not very friendly. He did no introduction just asked if we wanted something to drink. After the drinks arrived, he took our order and walked away. There was no conversation about what was to happen next. A few minutes later our chef came to our table. She was really nice, but could have done a better show. Before she left she asked if we needed anything and left the table. After we were done eating the chef with the poor customer service asked if we needed anything else and helped us box our food. After receiving the check, we asked the other chef was still here to give her a tip. He lied and told us us that "she was gone for today." After he said that he went into the back to get our to go order. While he getting our to go order we saw the other chef in the back. We gave her the tip and left. He was unprofessional. We will not be returning here.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We ordered sushi that never came, we waited 30 mins for a drink refill and our cook didn’t do any tricks for the kids. Worst service I’ve ever had. The manger gave us free appetizer coupons. WTF? Ashamed. Do not go there

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