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Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX, Houston, TX

Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX

3.9
3.9
1958 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana, 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 659-8231
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Between Clay & Polk
  • Parking details
    We validate parking Monday through Friday after 5:00 PM and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Offers

  • Buy $50 in Gift Cards, get a $10 Promotional Card

    May 14 - Jun 16, 2024
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM,Mon - Thu - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Fri - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM,Sat - 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Now through June 16th, purchase $50 in Gift Cards, receive a $10 Promotional Card. Purchase $200 in Gift Cards, receive $60 in Promotional Cards! Ask your server for details.

What 1,958 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

1,959 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I made a reservation for 6:45 and was told there would be a 45 minute wait. Why do you make a reservation for a certain time and then are expected to wait 45 minutes to eat?
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 4 days ago
    Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very sorry you experienced a long wait and we appreciate your patience. We understand how valuable your time is. We would appreciate another chance to earn your trust, please provide your contact information so we can follow up regarding this experience by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservations, we were told all our party had to be present before they could seat us. We all rushed to make our reservation timely, and they still had us wait 45 mins after our scheduled reservation to be seated. The customer service was terrible.
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 5 days ago
    Dear valued guest, thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not up to standards. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation a week prior to avoid delays. Checked in and was told they are 30-45 min behind. Waitress was not very attentive. They didn’t supply our chef with all materials needed for meal. The building was hotter than normal. Broken high chair and seating was overly crowded.
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 5 days ago
    Dear valued guest, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  4. ToddD

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited for 45 minutes to get seated even having a reservation.
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 4 days ago
    Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very sorry you experienced a long wait and we appreciate your patience. We understand that your time is valuable and we are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. We’re hopeful that you will allow us to serve you again. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time! It was definitely a wonderful Mother’s Day. Thank you for the wonderful food and amazing hospitality. Great memories for sure!
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us with such a wonderful review! We hope to see you back soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was hectic due to Mother’s Day & Graduations party but they were able to make everything happen within time. It was just of having patience since they were running a bit behind. But no complaints the manager and the girls were really on top of everything making sure everyone had a designated table once the tables were being clean, and unoccupied . Thank you for the experience.
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 4 days ago
    Dear guest, we appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a 745 reservation, we were seated at 850, after having to ask 3 times and standing at the hostess stand for 15m. Food was unsalted, the chef didn’t plate to side sauces that you get with all the food, we had to ask for it at the end, and he didn’t give it to everyone at the table. Salmon was undercooked even after he took it off the plate twice to cook it more. Burned from the outside, raw on the inside. Interior of the restaurant was pretty run down and hasn’t been maintained. Would not recommend, go elsewhere for better food and experience.
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're disappointed to hear about your experience and will make sure to address your concerns with our team. We strive for excellence in both our food and service, and we apologize for falling short. We appreciate your honesty and will work to improve. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had a 6:45 reservation for our family (2 adults, 2 kids) and were seated 1 hour later! The chef we got for our table looked bored and basically just cooked the food without much show…which was the whole point of taking the kids there. The food was ok but the place is old and the service was terrible. Will not come back or recommend.
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 5 days ago
    Dear valued guest, thank you for leaving your feedback. We strive incredibly hard to make every guest experience enjoyable and we’re really sorry we’ve not been able to meet your expectations this time. We’d love to resolve this as quickly as possible and find a solution that works for you. Please drop us a message directly by visiting our "Contact Us" page on our website.

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  9. Jaylate86

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and food. The restaurant could use some significant renovations, but otherwise the staff was very nice and the food was good.
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, we appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will be back again dis was a good experience for to enjoy
    Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TXResponded 5 days ago
    Dear guest, we appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX using the Order Online button. Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 659-8231.

Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX is rated 3.9 stars by 1958 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX

1318 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Clay & Polk
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We validate parking Monday through Friday after 5:00 PM and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 659-8231
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
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