Benihana - Houston, TX

4.3
1820 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 Westheimer is a very popular family destination, located near the Westchase District and the Galleria Mall. Birthday celebrations are a must at Benihana where you will enjoy a complimentary sundae, Japanese song, and special photo to commemorate the occasion. Check out Happy Hour each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. with great deals on cocktails and sushi, plus hot and cold appetizers.

An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1820 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

All the food had no taste/flavor. I’m talking; fried rice, lobster, shrimp, chicken, filet, scallops, tuna. Just bland. Over priced for that

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FranciscoO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, my favorite is the filet mignon.

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vipActionMan
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our waitress was stretched very thin and was inattentive because she had so many tables to deal with. She got our order wrong and forgot our appetizers. She never brought us any water. The atmosphere was very loud and Roccus with all of the children yelling and screaming. This is not the Benihana I remember. I atmosphere was nowhere near sophisticated or classy. This is Location is nothing more than a Applebee’s with a hibachi. Very bad experience. Find another hibachi place besides this one.

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ChantaeA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

It took 30 mins after the time to be seated and over an hr and 15 mins for the cook to come out

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HughM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came in for our reservation at 7:30
Seated quickly, but it took about 7-10 minutes for a waitress, another 10-12 to get our first drink. 67 minutes before the habatchi cook came. Before that we did get soup and salad. Waitress was overwhelmed and couldn't keep up.
There were 8 people at our table including us, and a lot of mistakes and things forgotten. The food was ok but over priced in comparison to other same style restaurants.

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JohnH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fantastic service, fun family armosphere!

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WilliamCnt
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect visit at this location, The service was top of the line, the food was delicious, the restaurant atmosphere was great, our waitress was wonderful, the staff is very friendly, the chef was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Mother’s Day

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professorctt
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Chef Henry great. Server slow, but it was packed.

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Sgom
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too many people the bathroom are Dirty Very slow service

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JenniferF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Cannot go wrong with this place!

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DemetriaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The cook didn’t know anything took food off the plate cause he forgot to mix the noodles with the shrimp it was a horrible experience I always have a horrible experience at this location I love the restaurant but you guys have to do better and a order a drink that should’ve had sugar on the rim and they put salt on instead it was so bad

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ChristyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The chefs are so whimsical! Only thing I can gripe about was making a reservation for a table, then waiting for half an hour to be seated with the family whose mom was yelling at the hosts for being busy on the company phone. The place is really busy but it buzzes with the birthday song. Kind of neat to see all the other people you share a birthday with. They were excellent with taking care of children's needs.

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78baby
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very entertaining very attentive overall impressed

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chris
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very punctual and friendly. Would recommend the westheimer location to anyone for any event.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation at 8pm and wasn't seated until about 8:20-8:30 but besides that the service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bastante regular, nada que comentar, la comida con poco sabor.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter for her 10th bday. She loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were outstanding. With our reservation, we were seated on time. There were lots of people at the restaurant, but the distance at the tables was well-managed. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Reservation was at 915. They didn’t start cooking our food until 1030. We didn’t leave until 11. The wait time was ridiculous.

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vipHauN
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service

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ChrisE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

We paid for a 5 star restaurant and received a 1 star experience. We felt as though we were at Walmart at midnight. The table next to us were cussing loudly, there was a lady in workout spandex with nothing covering her, there was a man with the waist of his jeans down around his thighs, and the bathrooms were disgusting. I do not recommend this location.

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prdprd
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Very overcrowded, the staff was overwhelmed, there was no social distancing, we were seated late to our table.

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SheBRonnie
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall it was an okay experience. Unfortunately you can’t choose where to sit or with whom, so we had to make the most of the placement. The food was good, nothing to write home about, but good. The prickly pear drinks were very good.

It was a night out with my partner so that made it worth it.

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JuliaT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Benihana and go there for our birthdays. It is always fun to watch them cook our food.

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ComfortAdebowale
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

I didn’t get everything I requested in my special instructions when I made reservations at this restaurant :( at all, it was my birthday and I wanted to feel special. But all I did was keep asking for my special instructions and nobody was answering me, when I was finally given the stuff on my special instructions I felt like I was begging.

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Irwin
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Overall the experience was good but the price for the ice cream is ridiculously high especially when its only 1 scoop of ice cream. If were gonna pay so much for the food might as well give a us a fair proportion.

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FredM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The server kept forgetting what we ordered and what we were supposed to receive.
We didn’t get our ice cream which was a part of the meal. We had to ask for our steamed rice. She gave me wife the wrong drink and initially gave the other couple our appetizer. Food was ok. Chicken was dry.

I didn’t feel comfortable in restaurant. Two security guards in place and knowledge that cars have been broken into in parking lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Hostess was rude, chef seemed like he was just rushing with our food to get us out the way

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Was told my table was already given away at 2:30 when that was when my reservation was set for. Had to speak to the manager to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for lunch or dinner

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DULCES
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

It was a specia day for my husband’s birthday but i didn’t feel special when only one person sang happy birthday and in a hurry like to get it over with

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vipHauN
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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FernandaA
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Yo nunca había ido, por lo que no sabía bien el concepto. Si tienes algo de prisa este lugar no es el indicado. La comida es buena y el precio también, pero tuvimos que esperar a que nos sentarán a más personas en la mesa para que empezaran a cocinar, y la espera llevó alrededor de una hora hasta que llegó el chef a cocinar. No soy nada fan de tener que compartir mesa. En general está bien, solo tienes que saber a lo que vas.

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bobbym
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love this place. Always looking forward to the next time!!

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KenO
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was disappointed with the restaurant's lack of COVID awareness. I was in a group of 6, and they even placed another different group of 2 at our table!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Was my sons birthday and they didn’t even sing to him the waiter got my order wrong twice

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Lisa
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Service was wonderful.

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vipRealEstateMama
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We arrived a little early and then had to wait to be seated for our reservation. Then we sat for another 15 minutes until we were greeted. We had been sitting for 30 minutes before our drinks arrived. My kids were starving!!!! Terrible service. The table was sticky. We spent $300 which is just ridiculous. Food is always fine. We only goto this place for my sons birthday once a year and thats 1 too many times. This place is so gross.

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vipmshollyh
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Super fun celebration awesome food

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Houston, TX using the Order Online button. Benihana - Houston, TX also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Houston, TX also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 789-4962.

Benihana - Houston, TX is rated 4.3 stars by 1820 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Houston, 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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