Benihana - Houston

4.3
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1472 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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Karina
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Had a reservation for nothing was called 1 hour later then after waiting for so long and was finally seated the server told us there was just Pepsi and Sierra Mist like really ok I went with Pepsi some went with it as well some with with Sierra Mist and then when we got it it was horrible I asked someone else if we could just have something else they ignored us then again I asked the server if she had limonada she said yes it tasted worse :( I told her I just rather stay like that point is at the end when I got my check at the bottom the lady had put 30 $ extra for tip like what? We where just 6 and a high chair they didn’t want to value no coupons until the manager decided to discount something

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BatonRougeVet
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Probably won’t return. Food was not what I was expecting. The appearance reminded me of 1997 Pizza Hut. My server mocked me as if I was a child.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and the staff really made the night a great one!

JB
JeremyB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Chef!
I want to go back with more people for another party

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porfirias
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Service was good food was a bit overpriced and tasted ok

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RandyC
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Will be back

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Cookie
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out to each since quarantine. It was my son's birthday and we reserved 2 separate tables since only allowed for a max of 6 ppl per table. They were very accommodating from the managers to our waitress, Alexis! She was very attentive and kind. The managers checked in to make sure we had all we need and were comfortable.

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ShniceS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Goof place to go to. I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first tine there and definitely not our last! The food was amazing and the service was just as great

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vipHauN
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had 5 people and they put us on a table with 2 people we did know. Social distancing did not exist 2 ft from other guest. We should have our own table. I had to ask twice for booster sits. The food we received for the price was subpar. You get very little vegetables, they cut the shrimp up so you can’t see how little you actually get, the rice was dry. Fried rice cost almost $5 extra the small steak with about 5 small shallops cost $43 with fried rice. Over priced.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food great.

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JenniferM
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Our chef, Henry, was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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bkgirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was better than expected, considering the pandemic that we are currently facing. Made Mother’s Day a breeze.

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SYEDC
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Find was delicious service was excellent.

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Flipper
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciate your effort trying to get back to normal. Your restaurant as usual was outstanding. It was very quite this time. Eating while you are booked is a much more pleasant experience. Watching everyone enjoying themselves is quite an experience. We will, without a doubt return.
C.D. & Barbara Siems

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rebecag
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and everything was perfect! It was nice to get out. I hope everything gets back to normal.

JC
vipJamesC
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted teppan and Benihana came to mind. Very keen on social distancing. Always entertaining

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!!!

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vippatanses
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was overjoyed to have one of my favorite restaurants open back up.
It was quiet, which is somewhat different, but we got to have a delightful conversation with the other two people at the other end of the table.
Food was excellent, service: excellent.
Price: Has been raised to accommodate the 25% rule, I guess they have to make up the loss of revenue over the last and next few months.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Hibachi experience; quick and delicious food

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SusanneS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The chef was great, as usual! However, our waitress couldn't keep up. She didn't clear the table in a timely fashion. We had to help ourselves to to go boxes and bags. I had to get a manager to get the two birthday's at the table addressed, then ask again for the Japanese birthday song and photo! Worst service ever at a Benihana and we have been going for about 15 years for my daughter's birthdays. Next time we will try a different location....

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a group of 16 ladies and it started out a little shaky. Our chefs were wonderful with both tables and all my guest had a great time! The manager definitely made up for a not so great start ensuring the rest of our visit was nothing short of wonderful!

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Footballmama
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waitress was rude. Had reservation and still had to wait 10 minutes.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 12, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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KLowe11
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

My family loves dining at Benihana; however, our experience this last time was not our greatest. We had a relative visiting and it was her first time at the restaurant. After ice skating at the Galleria, we were all famished. Thankfully we reservation allowed us to be seated right away. Though a waitress took our orders, we sat for an hour and a half before our chef arrived. An hour in, I flagged our waitress down so we could at least get our soup and salad. Once Louis arrived, he was great but the wait was awful.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you K, for your feedback! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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DelH
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Benihana's has a great menu and always has great food. Too, our chef was fun and interacted with the table including with our 3 year-old and 5 year-old granddaughters!

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you Del for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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KnowGodtrustChrist
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food, great service and so much fun!

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 19, 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The bathroom was extremely dirty! The floor was so slippery! But the food was amazing the chef was so nice and super engaging with everyone at the table.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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vipHauN
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and staff

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 12, 2020

Awesome Hau! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and fast.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 12, 2020

We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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CynthiaC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

I was highly disappointed at this location and I’ve been to the downtown location and they were overall amazing. I guess the waiter we had wasn’t having a great day, we waited like 20mins for her to come take our order for drinks, and mind you this is my birthday! And while waiting on the drinks we noticed the plates were dirty or had smudge oil stains (which is very unclean and unsanitary). We all did the 5 course meal and our onion soup wasn’t hot at all, and as a waiter you’ll know if food you’re serving is hot to served , so after those two complaints she never apologized for it as well. So our cook came and Oh mannnn Mr. Ito was amazing and he definitely turned my frown upset down, only thing that slowed him down was our waiter she never came back to check on us while Mr Ito was cooking to take or even common courtesy to refill drinks or have the bar make more drinks. So Mr Ito had to not only cook our food but also make room so we can enjoy it, and we know how that can be on a Saturday. I wasn’t pleased with my experience here at this location, but overall I still end up tipping but she has to understand the principle of customer service and she made this review so ugly because of her service and behavior. I love Benny but probably won’t recommend this location to no one.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 3, 2020

Cynthia, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The chef kofi was polite and the food was great.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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Honey2
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, the great service and awesome food.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our chef. Nate Or Nick I don’t remember but one of the only African American Chefs.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 12, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd time here so far with my daughter and we love it. Will come back again

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 12, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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LoveToEat
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family and I have been going to Benihana's on Westheimer for years! This is our favorite restaurant, especially for special occasions!

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 6, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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vipLeftBankFan
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

It was not clean and the smoke from the food cooking was so bad that 2 of the people in party got sick afterwards due the amount of smoke we had to breath. They have to first clean more than just the griddle (there was grease and stuff on the table and chairs) and fix their vents so they actually take the smoke out. When we first got there we asked them to go ahead and turn on the vent so the waitress did. No noise ever started and no smoke started drifting upwards so I don't even that it worked. Do not go here.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on February 25, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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Faye
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food preparation, Birthday celebrations all around. We would definity return for birthdays and special occasion, if we can be assured that the lady's bathroom will be regularly serviced. It was a nightmare the 3 hours we were there waiting and eating. My daughter was having her time of month, and it was not sanitary. Thank you so much for remedying this situation and we will return and recommend away.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you Faye, for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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Foodie4life
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a birthday celebration on a weekday evening. The service and food were great. Always enjoy going there.

Benihana - Houston
Responded on March 6, 2020

On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been to this location several times, primarily to celebrate my daughter’s and my mother’s birthdays. And this time was definitely different. Our service was not great, our order was not correct when the chef came out to cook and overall we were not pleased. We will be finding a new place to celebrate birthdays next year. 😖

Benihana - Houston
Responded on February 25, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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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 4.3 stars by 1472 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Houston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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