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Benihana - Houston

4.4
871 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 789-4962
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 871 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Juan H was a great Chef. I highly recommend him if you visit this location

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Armando , our chef, and our server were both amazing!!! A wonderful evening!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Despite having a reservation (and our entire party together) we had a 40 minute wait.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was great and was enjoyed by everyone. The lunch menu is great along with the price.

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I have been dining at this particular location for years and I must say that it is absolutely one of my FAVORITE restaurants!

Sadly on my most recent visit, we had a reservation which was honored and we were shown to our table. My family and I sat down and the waitress took our drink orders. As she proceeded to walk off she told us to be careful as they always say because the grill was getting hot. She came back to take our food order and refill drinks. Once the cook showed up to our table we were excited because everyone knows that we are about to enjoy our dinner. The chef checked the grill, realized it was not heated, walked away to get assistance and bought what appeared to be a manager with him. She informed me that the grill was not working and that we would have to transfer tables. I immediately said ok and no problem, so my family and I moved tables. Once we reached the new table, the chef was checking the grill every so often and after maybe 10-15 minutes, he started to get things ready to fulfill our dinner. Instantly I noticed when he put the oil on the grill that the oil turned brown. I thought maybe that was a new oil and I didn't think much of it until he put the mixed seasoning on the grill for the fried rice. After that he put the eggs and that's when I knew definitely that the food was burning. I tried not to be judgemental, so I didn't say anything at that moment. Once I got the rice and tasted it, it wasn't all that bad BUT you could definitely taste that it was burned. He proceeded to put the rest of the food on the table and that's when I got his attention and asked why was all the food burning. He explained to me that it was because the grills normally take about 30 minutes to heat up but since we had to move tables that there is a rush on heating the grill, or something like that. I told him that I totally understand that, BUT at the same time our food is being cooked and burning. I told the chef that it's very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Brought my daughter in for her birthday she loved it very much.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food, chef and service was great.
Definitely I'm coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a lot of fun with my friends !

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Had reservations for 6:30 and hibachi didn't start until almost 720-7:30. They probably need to hire more staff. Also, my son and i got sick the next day. We were the only ones who ate sushi, so could be from that.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Made us wait in spite of a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

From the moment we walked in until we left, the experience was awesome. This is my favorite Benihana. Food is always good.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Overall great, food amazing as always...service was slightly lesser quality than usual, but overall pleased.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Disappointed I made a reservation but still had to wait over a half hour when we got there. Seems like people walking in got seated within the same time frame.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I was celebrating my Birthday and the restaurant didn't respect the need for placement.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was very good food as always. It was a bit loud, but that is to be expected for a place so popular. I had a good cook and friendly people at the table.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was amazing like always! The staff is also great everytime.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

AMAZING! We love Benihana! Amazing food, service pricey, but well worth it!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Drinks are amazing! Nice spot to socialize in a group setting.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I was disappointed with the food it was over cooked and it was so cold in the restaurant before i could it my food it was cold we asked over & over to turn air up never did I've been many times before never a problem until.now oh and photo was so dark

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Chef burnt everything, hibachi was too hot. Not a great meal, disappointed as this is our go to place for birthdays. Offered a $20 gift card and free ice cream for the kids for next visit on a $250 tab. Whoopi , complete fail with the management team and chef.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Nice dinner with my niece and nephew to celebrate my birthday and my nephew’s birthday.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The restaurant was very noisy, and there seemed to be no AC on. The food is ok however I have been to a number of other Japanese restaurants in town with much better food.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent cook and waiter. Food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Did not get seated at my reservation time

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Horrible staff, waited for 30 mins for reservation but still not seated. Loud, crowded with no urgency by staff. Left restaurant prior to being seated. 45 mins wasted trying to celebrate son's birthday.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We love Benihana’s!! We surprised my sister here for her birthday!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I love it . It was my first time ! & I was in love . Thank you guys so much , for making my boyfriend’s birthday special . !

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1.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The worst experiance. Dirty, unpleasant, waiting time for drink 20 minutes, for food is 40 minutes

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Im a frequent visitor of Benihana. Our waitress took too long to take our order and she failed to refill drinks. At the end she never handed me the check and she just left it near the grill where I had to get up to retrieve it. The chef was humorous but he put no salt on anything that was cooked. I’ve had way better there and I was disappointed during this visit.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Was a bit disappointed this time. Service was slow and food was not really cooked in order. Steak was cold before we got vegetables, etc and we got our food prepared a good 15 minutes before our kids. Come here for birthdays and was a disappointed.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very entertaining and inviting but the food leaves much to be desired.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Good food, good service, really appreciate the birthday certificate.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I had a blast for my birthday people where nice and great

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Lobster was overcooked. Never received co upon from chef table.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This restaurant was VERY NOISY. We could not even hold a mild conversation or learn more about the other people at our table because the noise level was so high. The noise made the evening very uncomfortable. I cannot recommend anyone go here for a fun night with others unless thay were all deaf.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We arrived about 30 minutes early for our reservation but didn't have to wait to be seated. The steak and lobster was prepared as requested and very tasty. Will definitely be eating here again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything was good

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Our chef was Henry and he was PHENOMENAL. That was my first time visiting and it definitely will not be my last! Everything was perfect. Food was great and service was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a great time. Our Habachi Chief (Knock)was awesome!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved it had a great time with my daughter. The atmosphere was great, what’s awesome about it is that you seat with people you don’t know. At the end of your meal it’s like everyone new each other from the beginning.❤️😁

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