About Benihana - Las Colinas

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 Las Colinas is conveniently located off the John Carpenter Freeway, near Macarthur Blvd., not far from DFW airport and a plethora of fine hotels. The Irving Convention Center and Exposition Hall is only minutes away. The dining room features 18 teppanyaki tables where showman chefs dazzle you with culinary brilliance, plus a cozy sushi bar with counter seating and five private booths.

5400 Whitehall St.
Irving, TX 75038
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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

Cross Street:
Walnut Hill

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 550-0060

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/lascolinas-tx-lc

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Las Colinas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Fun (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Authentic (8)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
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Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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Great Beer (3)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

We were at a table with out a chef to cook for almost 40 min. Sitting there just waiting. The table across from us ended up leaving they waited so long. They had time to get frustrated and annoyed, make an alternate reservation, and then leave.

Our chef was new and didn’t realize someone with a seafood allergy should not have food cooked simultaneously with shrimp salmon and whitefish. (In the past they cook the allergy food first and then the rest. )

Our chef did not speak at all to myself and my date. Only spoke in spanish to the other two couples at the table.

Not my best experience there. It will probably be a while before i return.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing the chef was very nice

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Well I was supremely disappointed with what this restaurant has become. It was such a great meal in the past. The shrimp were tiny, the scallops were a joke not sure I got a filet mignon either. The table chef was a dope couldn't do anything fun or close to it, what happened!!
Wont be back and won't recommend same.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was good but service was a little slow in the beginning. Took appetizers awhile to be served.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bathroom was Filthy. they do not check it often enough. The Bar tables in the waiting area were always sticky and dirty. The bartender seemed like he didn't want to be there. Reservations not honored. Don't expect to sit down right away, you'll wait at least another 30-40 minutes before you get a table if you have reservations during dinner hours. Waitress disappeared for long periods of time. Chef was nice and quick. I am a vegan and they were willing to accommodate my dietary needs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very bad they was very mean and didn’t try and help my reservation was at 4:15 and they wouldn’t seat me till 5:30

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere. The waitress and chef were amazing. We were seated with a birthday party that was lots of fun. Food was cooked perfectly and super flavorful. Asked for steamed rice and never received it, however there was so much food that I didn’t mind terribly.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Benihana birthday dinner, just OK

Took my mom and family out to dinner. We had an ok experience. Food was just OK, the service was lacking, the chef was good but seemed to be going through the motions. My mom had fun and that’s most important.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food but terrible service in the sushi bar.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our Chef Lu was simply hands down the best!! He was an amazing chef and host for our meal. Thank you Lu for the fantastic food, the creativity, the ambiance, and for a great evening.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great as usual. Filet Mignon was tasty and the cold Coconut Sake was nice. The server was a bit overwhelmed but I thought she did pretty well.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

They charged me for someone else's food on top of my bill!! My husband didn't even look at the bill when he signed the receipt but he got it when we got home and I bet he will never let this happen again!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We’ve been to Benihana several times and this was by far the worst experience ever. The service was terrible. Our server was completely inattentive ....my husband got up twice to refill our drinks himself and I had to go get sweetener from the bar for my ice tea because. The food was so so. The cook must have been new because he definitely didn’t have the pizzazz that the cooks normally have when you go there.
This was a special occasion for us as well, my husbands birthday. They always take our picture and sing, but this time they didn’t because they couldn’t round up other servers to come sing for him. No picture either.
Disappointment is an understatement.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We have four different birthdays that we celebrate at Benihana. They usually make a photo to commemorate the occasion; however, this was the second time in two months that no photo was taken even though we asked the server about it. After we had paid our check, he was no longer interested in our table. We waited 15 minutes and could not get his attention, so we left without the photo.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a great time, food was delicious, and Manny was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is outstanding and it is so much fun. I love the whole show that the chefs put on while cooking the food. Chef Lu (Luis) was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I love the food and the ambience there!
The service was excellent and our chef Carlos was very professional!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My wife and I celebrated her birthday and it turned out to be a very special evening at Benihana Las Colinas. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive throughout our evening and our chef was one of the best that we have had there. We have made Benihana a birthday tradition for more than 10 years and this time was one the best experiences of all. Our food was delicious and cooked just as we wanted. Our chef was very personable and an absolute joy to watch as he went through his routine at the grill. Thanks Benihana for such a wonderful evening and making my wife's birthday a truly special event.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was so slow. We waited an hour before the chef even came to start our meal. We were late for our concert. It was ridiculous & disappointing. I don't think I will be dining there any time soon.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great as ususl

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We have been eating at Benihana for years and have never had a bad food experience there. The food is always well seasoned and tasty. We take our grandchildren there for their birthdays and they love it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food is amazing and our chef, Steven was great.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The drinks were poor at the bar I pretty much was paying for water never again will i order alcoholic beverages from here nothing compared to the ine in dallas the food was delicious but it was really cold in the building and took a long time for refills

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Probably the best experience I've had at Benihana. Our chef was very entertaining and had everyone at our table laughing, and the age range was from about 4 to my Dad's 94. The food was, as always, very good (I had Steak and Scallops and my Dad had Scallops, and there were several special requests from others at the table. Our chef had no problem accommodating everyone). My only issue is the level of noise of music in the dining area that is anything but Japanese - although that can be heard in the entry/waiting and bar areas.
This was my first time using Open Table, even having to change the time on my reservation, and the process was seamless.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waitress was awesome but the cook was not good with customer service or entertaining. The bathrooms were filthy.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great, always love watching my food be cooked

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very disappointing - my first and probably last trip to a Benihana's....I guess my expectations were high, but they dropped as soon as we walked in and were not greeted by the hostess leaning against the podium so looked like she could care less whether we ate there or not.

Despite a reservation, we were made to wait - which was frustrating when we saw empty tables. As it was late perhaps they were closing off sections - which is understandable - but the hostess made no attempt to explain why we had to wait.

Once seated we had to ask for napkins and silverware...none provided. Fortunately two of the guests at our table were regulars so they at least knew where to find some napkins... then after several minutes had gone by the waitress appeared within some...just bad service overall.

Overall the restaurant appeared run down - bathrooms were extremely dirty (doesn't appear anyone checked on them at all during the course of the night)....so makes one wonder what the kitchen looks like.

The only redeeming quality was the food cooked by Hector - who did a fantastic job preparing an extremely tasty meal and accommodated everyone's special request, whether it was extra garlic butter...or no butter at all.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Overall, good experience. We have visited this restaurant several times. Unfortunately, after ordering our food we had to wait over thirty minutes for the chef to begin preparing our meal. This long wait, which was unusual, was difficult for our three young children (4, 3, and 1 years old).

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was very expensive. Not worth it. Very noisy environment. Won't recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Love the atmosphere Lu was our cooker funny guy had an awesome time....

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food but the service is slow.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my first time at Benihanas after so many people recommended this place to me. VERY delicious food! Traditional hibachi only packed with much more flavor. Wonderful 6 course meal, AMAZING mojitos, and if you are a lobster fan do not skip out on it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Healthy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My first time not doing the hibachi with the chef. We ordered at the bar and enjoyed Happy Hour and dinner. It was more time efficient because of another activity later in that evening. Loved all food coming out at one time. The bartender was very attentive. I always enjoy dining there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I’ve been to many Benihanas around the US and this one was nice inside out but the vibes were really low. Manager seemed incompetent, server was very inattentive. The only one that made it a pleasant experience was the chef, her name was Ingry. If you are going because of your birthday or you just want to have ask for her, she’s the best.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had a great experience with Miguel as our chef. The food was great and Miguel had a lot of fun while cooking for us. He was very friendly and helped make our dinner even better. Half of the experience is having a great chef! We go every year for our family birthdays, since there are so many in September. Benihana never disappoints and this year was no different!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Benihana has been around for some time. The food is good but not the best. Service is good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food chef was fun and knowledgeable. Regular waitress was not very attentive, took forever to pick up dirty dishes and refill drink glasses. Restroom was not clean, paper towels on floor, water all over counter.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Benihana's is always wonderful have been going there for 30 years and never been disappointed. I'm still amazed at some of the new tricks these guys pull off with their knives and cooking utensils.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Ambiance is typical Benihana. Hibachi Chef Miguel was great. The service was a slight sluggish; ordered drinks first and received them about 20 minutes later. The same with the second round.

Overall experience was good as usual at Benihana.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

This is my absolute favorite restaurant but I had never been to the Las Colinas one! My meal was wonderful but something to do with the air conditioning and the vents being too high the smoke from the food was literally in my face the entire dinner... im aware being a loyal customer of 20 plus years some smoke is normal
But this was the entire time! And I have never had that problem at the Dallas location

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