Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX

4.4
1256 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 in downtown Houston is near the heart of the theatre and museum district, allowing guests to enjoy dinner and a teppanyaki show before a theatrical production nearby. They are in a prime location in the center of the business district and walking distance from all major hotels. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m. Validated parking is available weekdays after 5 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1256 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The cook wasn’t very entertaining and the food wasn’t seasoned as well as it normally is.

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NeaW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was great and by this being my first time here they didn't rush me and they were very helpful i instantly feel in love the food was great

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Steven
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had reservations for 3 on the Hibachi table on Saturday night. We called beforehand and told possibly there could be others seated at our table but on the other side. We were ok with that but when we got there and walked into the restaurant, there were people everywhere in the lobby and some not wearing masks. When our table was ready, they walked us back to the table and there were people everywhere at other tables. It was very crowded for a restaurant during Covid; definitely more than 50% capacity. When they seated us, there was food particles on the Hibachi grill top and on/near where we were seating. We got up and left.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food delicious as always. I’ve been to Benihana’s across the country; however, for the cost and experience of Japanese Hibachi cuisine, I would recommend this location to upgrade it’s exterior and interior design. It gives a basement vibe.

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DaisyB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were not advised that the restaurant validates parking for using the parking garage. Would have been nice to know.

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MariahW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The server was rude the cook was ruder will not be attending this location any more

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kswestbr
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my Birthday. Wasn’t given anything to celebrate we used to get ice cream and we didn’t get a picture. Other than that things were good.

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Karen

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BaileyE
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This is a very fun experience and super special for a birthday or special occasion. Highly recommend!!

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LatashiD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place... Go often as I can.. fast friendly entertaining service...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience of my life, especially because we were trying to celebrate my friends birthday and they just couldn’t get things right. Firstly people that came after us were getting service before us, we waited over 30 minutes for a cook. We told them it was our first time ordering with them & they were no help to any of the questions we asked, forcing us to order things we didn’t even want. When the cook arrives he makes the food so randomly we had no rice with our entree because he took 35 mins just making the rice and noodles we eventually believed the entrees came from the back because we seen no meat on the grill by the cook. The rice was hard because he left on grill too long because he was so worried about making sure every charge was told to service rather than making sure the customers are having good service. The price of the food was way too much to not even be able to enjoy it due to the service.

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disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Very disappointed with this location. Very smokey. Clothes smelled like smoke after leaving. Cleanliness was extremely poor! Chairs were dirty with dried dipping sauce so I asked the host to clean the chairs. She took a NAPKIN and wiped my chair and said just push the other chair under the table. Our waitress kept insisting that I buy a gift card to get $20 off next visit even after I told her we are vacationing here and this is our last night. Her reply is to give it to someone here. The chef was nice and the food tasted good. I won't go back to this location if I travel back to Houston, too unsanitary for me!

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GeorgeV
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great , service was splendid, Benihana’s is my restaurant of choice

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Maria
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! First time my stepkids tried it and they loved it. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s become a family tradition of ours to celebrate the holiday at Benihana. The service, food and ambiance is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate Christmas. Although expensive we had a great time. The service was great and entertaining.

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PaulaDeleon
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My family and I were there

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LenaF
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and the services is always GREAT!

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XavierF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The shelf was quiet and boring. The food was not tasty at all there was no excitement and I will table with our chef he got out food mixed up the table behind us was way too loud we couldn’t even hear of the shelf was talking to us. it was a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok , seems like a lot of money for what we had

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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JorgeG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our 4 year old for her first Benihana experience...she loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Waitress was very nice, however chef would serve everyone large portions of food and skip my date. Say he had ex

Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX
Responded on December 15, 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my sons 5th birthday

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ToriS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was ok. Two meals and one drink and the tab was 100 dollars. I wouldn't go again because it was just as other hibachi grill restaurant. The food was ok and the only think I really disliked was that they sat us at a table with other ppl and with Covid, they should have did one reservation per table if 4 or more ppl are in the party.. parking was 14 dollars for 2hrs. Too much money spent and it was just ok.

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vipfoodyfan
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. My daughter had a great birthday. Thank you.

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AleciaF
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice time and great food.
The menu was a little difficult to read but the waitress helped us out.

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vipDanielT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always pleasant and professional as well as entertaining.

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viinniech
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation to get seated was first time there was fun planning to take grand children

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YsidoreT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great food and great service. We will come back

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was nice and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite all the Covid challenges, the restaurant has done an excellent job of making customers safe and welcomed.

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JanessaD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at 9:15pm and were told that we weren’t able to get a table. So we we’re going to do take out instead. A young lady told another couple to just make a reservation so we can be seated, so we did that as well. We told her we made a reservation and she said she was going to get us a table. The man came back and told us that the dine in ends at 9:30pm and the reservations need to be made an hour before and told us that the young lady wasn’t aware of that. So we left & we still had to pay for parking since we were there so long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Benihana, and this location is always fun and alive! During this visit, my food was delicious including the sake, but it took a while for our chef to start preparing food at our table. Our server was also very busy but the restaurant was crowded.

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Birthday
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service was good abs the food was amazing. I was a little disappointed that you guys dont make a bigger deal of birthdays like you used to. The song was a little dry, no paper hats, and no picture. Those are the things I was used that didnt happen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars!! And they validate your parking ticket!! Great food and service for my daughters bday!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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TaylorR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. This place is perfect for weekend entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good food 💪🏿

FAQs

Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX does offer 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 4.4 stars by 1256 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Houston - Downtown, TX 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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