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Benihana - Houston - Downtown

731 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Birthdays (17)
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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. The restaurant boasts a large lounge, which is especially popular for business lunches in a limited amount of time. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. Validated parking is available weekdays after 5 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Monday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 659-8231
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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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Cross street
Between Clay & Polk
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Parking details
We validate parking Monday through Friday after 5:00 PM and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 731 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Our dinner reservations were for 6:15 and we didn’t get seated until almost 7:00, it took over 30 minutes for us to get our waters, my drink order was wrong and our waitress kept telling me it wasn’t wrong, she disappeared for long periods of time, my steak was tough when I ordered it to be cooked medium, our cook almost never showed up, and we didn’t leave the restaurant until after 9:15 and our table didn’t order an appetizer or even get dessert. I will never come to this location again. I apologized to my date the entire night. I was embarrassed of my choice for a date.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Birthday surprise for wife

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Good time will be goin back soon

1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I was extremely disappointed in you guys performance on Valentine's Day 2018. I had reservations for 7:30 and when I arrived I wasn't seated until 8:30. My fiance and I we're very disappointed in our experience at this location. The cook and the waitress both had Snappy attitudes with us and both blamed it on it being a long day. Smh

Kwiksta (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful time. The staff was very accommodating and the service good despite it being an incredibly busy evening.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I enjoyed the chef Charlie. He was great,funny and entertaining. He included everyone at the table.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Its was perfect, took my date and we both had a great night, the chef was amazing, setting a great mood for everyone, and making everyone laugh and smile, food was good too, would totally recommend it

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food pretty noise I was disappointed they didn’t have my yum yum sauce that I usually get now they only have brown mustard and ginger sauce

KathyM (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We celebrated our daughter's 15th birthday. Our waitress and chef were awesome. Couldn't beat the pricing either...5 course meal with alcoholic drinks for 7 people - Under $400.00 with 40% tip. I know a bit extra for tipping, but two servers = two tips. At least for me.

Would not have traded the night for anything. It was truly lovely, fun, entertaining, and just down right good. The chef prepared the proteins to perfection. Even my 11 yo son ate his steak and chicken. And he is the pizza king. I should purchase a Domino's franchise. I would probably save money.

My brother-in-law and sister joined us. They are vegetarians. They were able to create some wonderful dishes from the options offered.

I, of course, had a filet minion. Oh my gosh, melted in my mouth. It has been a long time since I had a good, much less great, steak in a restaurant. Husband & daughter had the seafood. They tell me the lobster, shrimp & scallops were wonderful. They really didn't share well. It's okay; I didn't either.

I highly recommend Benihana's for just something different. You get a dinner & a show without leaving your seat. Priceless!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The Chefs are great and always put on an astounding show.