Benihana - Houston

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1614 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 starting at just $3.00.

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vipPamelaW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a belated birthday for me. The service was excellent!
There were a lot of children so it was a bit noisy.

JB
JoshuaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! The staff made my wife’s birthday one to remember!

HN
vipHauN
Houston
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

LH
vipLenaH
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the waitress was excellent! I’m sad I didn’t get her name because she needs the recognition!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration and food was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved it.

TJ
TravaliaJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there we was seated quickly food was served in a good time frame. Really enjoyed myself will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a horrible experience. I took my boyfriend to this place because I've heard so much about it. When we get got there we were seated at a table with 4 other people. I though maybe they assumed we were together, but no We had to share a table with other people, which was not cool.We felt like we were intruding on some one else's space.So we decided to go eat in the bar area, which was very disappointing because we wanted the whole cooking experience. So while seated in the bar area, our server was horrible, she was not friendly at all, she didn't even smile once. She had her ear piece in and was in her own word. Thank God I had a 30$ coupon because I would have been highly upset for the amount of money I spent😡. I will never go back to this place EVER

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been there many times and somehow we found that the service was not to the standard we remembered.. We celebrated my 9y birthday, It felts very rushed. The chef did not really engaged and did not serve the food properly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family went for a birthday occasion we had a wonderful time. The food tasted amazing!

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Brian
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Had reservations and they overbooked and we had to wait almost an hour. Front desk clerks were taking about customers and saying “you know, just because someone has a reservation doesn’t mean they have to eat here tonight, they could just come back another day”. I thought it was a condescending way to talk about customers especially within ear shot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such an amazing experiance.food was sooo delicious and watching the chef do his thing was so much fun.cant wait to go again

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The staff were very attentive. The other party which were seated at the table with us were awesome people
It was a great night

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We had a problem with dirty dishes and utensils.

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DeeO
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place. Perfect food . My kids and mum are very picky on eating out , but they loved 5he whole experience. It was my baby’s 12th birthday and she was so happy.

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Cantu
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Everybody enjoyed themselves. Definitely going back!

SH
SueH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Super busy for a Tuesday night, and the staff (from start to finish) just seemed too overwhelmed to provide the level of service for our occasion. Disappointing.

HN
vipHauN
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipfarout1
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a great meal and Mr Nauro is so gracious!
FR

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Henry was our chef, and he was amazing! always love coming to eat here when he is the cook (:

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Kellyd
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice experience celebrating our birthday's. Food was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very rude not organized

HN
vipHauN
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Marina
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Seeing how big the space was, I was not sure why all the guests were bunched together. It would have made me feel a little more better if there wasn't so many people around me during my visit and if we were spread out.

J
vipJeff
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

AC
AlfredoC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and good service. Very clean and safe too.

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Noah
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very noisy, I couldn't understand my server who was also speaking with a mask on and didn't speak English very well. Soup was terrible, salad was mediocre, but the entrees were great. Also the cooks were friendly and energetic. They really helped make the dinner a fun experience. The overall experience was good, but could've been much better for the price paid.

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vipMichael
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Even though we had reservations, waited an hour for the table in a filthy room near the bar. The table was sticky and gross. The hibachi table was also filthy. We were celebrating a child’s birthday, but our waiter forgot and brought the bill rather than bringing a dessert and singing “Happy Birthday”. The food was average, but cost the same as a dinner in a steak house. I was not impressed!

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EddieA
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had to wait for over 30 minutes in waiting area ! Even though we had reservations made for that time??
When we asked why we not getting our table .they said they are waiting on people to leave they can’t tell them leave ! After 30 minutes passed they took us inside to one table . Apparently they have only 5 tables occupied. And the rest of maybe total 10-15 tables are empty and available. So I’m not sure why they hold us all that time! even after we got our table I start seeing many people getting the other tables in A Short time . So even If it was for 75% capacity . It wasn’t’ because they let more than six tables to fill up after they gave us our table .

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NIkki
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazin! Staff were fantastic! All safety protocols were followed! Food was incredible!

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GloriaR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in until we left everyone was so nice with us. Food and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was great. The service was slow which was surprising because they weren’t packed

AL
ArneshaL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good! Worth every dollar that was spent. Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services

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Guest
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I made reservations and when I arrived they told me that they couldn’t honor them due to overbooking. Then informed me that the customers were at fault for overbooking, not their system!

RH
RavH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The restaurant did not look as good as I thought. I usually go to Kobe’s and the place looks cleaner and they give you more food as well as making the experience more enjoyable by interacting with the guest more. I was not impressed and expected more for the amount of hype that I hear about Benihana.

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NidaN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my hubby’s birthday dinner and we absolutely loved it. The safety measures taken by the staff made us feel very comfortable and made our experience more enjoyable. The chef, servers and everyone we encountered were sweet and welcoming. Food was yummy as usual!!!

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Elle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana's is great for special occasions. We went for my father's birthday. Reservations were required for the grill and we had a large enough group we got the whole table to ourselves. The food and service are always great here!

EC
EliottC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary! Amazing food, and ambiance! Make sure to place a reservation, I saw several groups of people turned away without a reservation! 10/10 great time! Cannot wait time go back again!

MW
MyaW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good chicken was just a little dry. Was very loud but the chef did an amazing show.

FAQs

Benihana - Houston does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 789-4962.

Benihana - Houston is rated 4.4 stars by 1614 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Houston 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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