Benihana - Houston - Downtown
The food out fantastic. Our waiter wasn't all that great and with everyone in the party ordering hibachi entrees we were rushed out at the end. No one was given the choice for the green tea or ice cream/sherbet that should have come at the end of our meal. It was my first time to dine here and one of the party member's birthday. No one besides the chef mentioned his birthday even when I pointed it out. That paired with not all courses being delivered for the price we paid, I will not be going back. I'm actually really disappointed as this was a special occasion for us.
i had a reservation for 145 i didnt get seated till after 215 . after i was seated we didnt have a waitress there was some mix up , so a young lady came and took our drink orders its took 30 min to get those drinks . manager came to us and explain the situation a new waitress came and took our orders a hr later by then a cake we brought in was completely melted. not to mention we had to keep getting up to ask for refills and additional silverware. i will never go back for a weekend
EVERYTHING was GREAT!! EDGAR was the BEST!! We will DEFINITELY be back!!
Smokey inside, hibachi smoke made it hard to breathe I think they may need new vents
It was a terrible experience this year for my wife's birthday. The assistant manager was rude to my wife, they couldn't accommodate our party after we had made reservations a week in advance. I was just ready to go as soon as I got there. You could tell the place was under new management. I won't be going back anytime soon. We were very let down.
It was cool i had a good time
Chef was great and server was very attentive. I loved this service
I think that the alcoholic beverages were a bit overpriced, but the fried rice was amazing. We had an amazing first visit overall!
Our chef Tony was fantastic and really made sure our kids had an awesome experience.
It’s was good but we had a party of 8 and they made us wait until everyone At the party was there and made us wait by the sushi bar it was very unconventional & we stood around for at least 30 mins. I made the reservation thinking we would be sat down with the intention that our party would join us. We arrived early for the reservation with that mind set we were pretty upset that we stood there waiting while other parties got sat.
The vibe was great the food was awesome I really enjoyed my self. Nice place to eat
Overall great experience. Thank you really enjoyed my birthday dinner.
Everything was all right it was right on I could have not had a better time it was great
Great job with social distancing while still maintaining the fun that we know of going to Benihana!
it was great
It was fun
great food, service was good, drinks where good, just an older location so its not as nice as westheimer or woodlands
I enjoyed everything. The service and meal was great. Been coming for years
My favorite restaurant of all restaurants. I love it
I now remember why I haven't been here for 4 years. My granddaughter remembered being there for her fifth birthday and wanted to go again for her ninth. I reluctantly agreed and regretted it from the moment the dreadful Maki was served, you would buy better in a supermarket. This is a poor imitation of a Japanese restaurant. Perhaps it is intended for occasional tourist traffic but it is pretty awful. Meat is overcooked and overpriced. $60 a head including children with perhaps 4 or 5 alcoholic beverages (beer mainly). Definitely a place to miss.
Benihana's is one of my all time favorite restaurants. My recent visit was enjoyable but I did not like how they treated and seated customers whom were black. I was honoring my son for his birthday and had a white family that came before us and a group of Hispanic ladies that proceeded us. However, they sat us at our own table and waited for another black couple to enter before sitting them with us. My son and I noticed this was a common practice as there were only blacks sitting with blacks, and whites sitting with whites through ought the facility - the epitome of segregation.
I spoke to a manager about this practice after we dined. He stated that patrons were seated according to how they arrived; however, this was not our observation at all. Further, we noticed the chefs at the white tables were energetic and perform many tricks and gadgetry; however, the tables were the chefs were at the black tables offered very few.
Although the food was outstanding, I will not revisit Benihana's - at least not the one downtown.
It was okay... Just okay. The food was not as great as alot of cheaper hibachi restaurants that I usually dine at. The chef was pretty messy preparing the food. The restroom was not clean. The majority of people eating in the restaurant were very ghetto. it was an overpriced ghetto restaurant.
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Took my boyfriend out for his birthday and this was the perfect place to do so. The food was amazing and delicious everyone was very nice not crowded
Very good, very nice staff, Deffinately would go back
Had birthday dinner there and it was excellent! Love the atmosphere and the food is great!! I will be back again. Is one of my favorite places. The chicken fried rice is the best of anywhere I have ever been.
And it was our birthday
No social distancing you get sit at a table with other ppl you do not know !!!
We went to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was an amazing experience
Great service, great experience, great food. Chef was excellent.
We were celebrating my birthday. It was the best. Edgar, our chef was fantastic. He was very attentive. Especially when my grandson wanted to learn. He was his first time. He was so amazed by him. Thank you all for a great birthday.
Wife & I had our anniversary dinner. It was great.
Waiter had order wrong, cook was confused, everything was just unorganized
Underwhelming food, chef and service. I would not go back. Many other places that I could spend $250 and be more satisfied.
None at all good and service was great keep up the good work
Always a great experience at Benihana! Very convenient curb-side pickup during Covid! Donning inside, they have taken precautions to give a comfortable dining experience.
Our chef was great and did a great job interacting with my four year old! Food was delicious
The Food was Great! Fast service. Wasn’t over crowed. Free parking Sat and Sun.
Always great service and food. The staff are always helpful as well.
Benihana is my favorite restaurant this was first time at this location however. Didn’t disappoint the server was super attentive and very nice. The food was just as good as always!
Benihana - Houston - Downtown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Houston - Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 659-8231.
Benihana - Houston - Downtown is rated 4.3 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.
Benihana - Houston - Downtown 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.