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

Benihana - Las Colinas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
People Watching (9)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
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Comfort Food (7)
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Sunday Lunch (7)
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Hot Spot (6)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was very poor. The chef didn’t seem to excited that evening. Our server forgot our drinks and my steamed rice. We weren’t offered dessert at the end of our meal, they just brought us our check out. I thought they forgot about my girlfriends birthday because they brought us our bill and didn’t bring out ice cream or sing happy birthday until we were about to leave, they asked what ice cream she would like. Our server never came and took out dirty plates through the night, I actually got up and removed them from our table and put them on an empty table across from us. Don’t think I’ll return to this location, kind of ruined my experience with Benihana.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Always have a pleasant experience at this location. It is my favorite. The staff is very pleasant from start to finish

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Although we go to Benihana Japanese Restaurant maybe twice per year, it is always a fun experience to have a show while our dinner is being prepared. We enjoy eating our meal in courses as the main course is being prepared. Soup, then Salad, followed by Rice, then the vegetables and finally the main dish. It gives a group time to visit and enjoy each other during the course of the meal instead of everything landing in front of you all at once.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

I had a wonderful experience at Benihana’s, I really enjoyed the food. It is pricey, although you definitely get what you’re paying for.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

This was for my Birthday and the worst experience ever. There were 4 of us and we had reservations weeks in advance but still had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated. They were still waiting on others to join our table, so they did not get started for over 1 hour. The chef was mediocre as well as the food and certainly not worth $160.00. I did not feel special at all and to top it off we became violently ill and this could have been due to how unclean the entire restaurant was from outside to inside. We will not be going back ever!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love the Benihana but this was the best it has ever been

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good service and very good food nothing can compare to a great dining experience and they are the place for that

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great.. staff was great. No where to park.. parking lot is way to small. They need to expand.. chef's awesome.. took 30 mins for my 2nd order of rolls

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fun as always, but I was a little disappointed with the food. It was "good" but not "great". Veggies were under-seasoned and not as plentiful as I remember. Also they changed the mustard sauce to some sort of mayonnaise-based sauce and that was a big mistake. The other one was so much better. Location seems to be getting a little run-down too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Chef wasn't entertaining at all. Hardly any rice. Chef cooked with tons of salt making it unbearable to eat.
I've been to several hibachi restaurants before and even a Benihana but this one was definitely the worst experience ever. Plus the waitress was horrible. Absolutely terrible experience for my family.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I have visited this location several times. Staff wasn't as attentive. We had had to ask for refills on water, soup was cold, and order was not correct for two items. Left feeling let down as it was a birthday celebration.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I like the ambiance, but this specific day it was packed and we were seated with a family celebrating a birthday. Kind of awkward. I stated my toddler had a seafood allergy and the chef mixed shrimp with his fried rice and chicken.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I wanted to tk my boyfriend to a nice cozy place with great food and that had an upscale atmosphere. Your location was nothing like the website. My boyfriend was pleased w my choice until we arrived. We has reservations at 8:30 & was not seated til almost an hr later. We almost left for several reasons which I will list, but we were too tired. 1) floors were very dirty w trash and food, 2) the long wait since I had made reservations over 2 wks in advance, 3) the grill wasn't cleaned before seating us, 4) The chef was nice but not the normal one you would expect because he was a bit clumsy so we were a big nervous when he was juggling the large knives, 5) the hibachi steak was SUPER tough, the chicken was VERY gristly, there were things on my plate that I said I didn't want and several others at the table had to have theirs changed. I just picked out the things I did not want which was time consuming and a Hassel. The only good thing was the ice cream. One ladys fork was so dirty it looked like it came from somebody else's plate so she had to send it back and her leftovers came back with added ingredients. I was so disappointed with this location and felt like I wasted $106.55 and that my boyfriend's bay was ruined! I even gave the 22% tip because despite the issues, the chef and server were nice.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The cook was very talented and the wait staff was very attentive to out table's needs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wish it was a quieter place as is always hard to hear Chef speak and converse with hibachi neighbors. Had always gone to JinBeh in the past, really love the ambiance there but food quality decreased and prices increased. If I could have food quality of Benihana and the ambiance of JinBeh I would dine that way at least once a month instead of once a year.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Waiter didn't check on us often. We needed refills, extra food and boxes to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

I feel cheated my food suck and it was over season and It was my Christmas dinner I eat here alot but this was terrible Christmas Day Meal Suck.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We celebrates Christmas evening with family and once we were seated it was enjoyable. However the restaurant was dirty and the bathroom was disgusting.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We made a reservation weeks ahead of time and we were seat on time but we were early and still couldn’t find a parking spot

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas Day dinner. Food was excellent, chef was superb and entertaining. Fun and festive atmosphere. Service was great. Would recommend!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas Day. The wait was minimal due to Open Table reservations. Unfortunately the waitress was not attentive and extremely slow to bring requests. The meal was excellent but the Chef was messy but the nicest guy. Regardless, we had a great holiday dinner and will return soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awesome service and the food is simply delicious, prepared with excellence.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I’ll start by saying the food was fantastic. Our cook was great, once he finally came to our table. I believe they were very busy (maybe short handed) because it was Christmas, and our cook didn’t come to our table until about an hour after we arrived. Our server was prompt when we sat down, but after that we rarely saw her. The manager did come out and apologize to us for the wait and was helping the server. All together it was a good experience, the food was wonderful and I enjoyed the atmosphere. I would definitely go back on a day that was not a holiday!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

A fun and wonderful time. The chef, Pedro, made our dinner an experience we will never forget. Exceptional food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

After reading very mixed reviews regarding this location I was very apprehensive about my upcoming birthday dinner. I was pleasantly surprised to find very attentive wait staff, friendly hostess and entertaining and talented chef. The food was excellent and the environment enjoyable. We did have a bit of a wait before our chef arrived but it was well worth it. I did not use the mens' facilities so I have no comment about that although my wife said the womens' appeared to be clean and well kept. The birthday song was a little disorganized and haphazard but nice just the same. I came for an entertaining delicious meal and that's what I received. So I was pleased with my visit to Benihana of Las Colinas.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We love coming on Christmas Eve every year. Our 'chef/cook' was fun and entertaining. He did a great job which always makes the experience much more engaging. We will continue to return and this visit was definitely one of the better experiences.

Tags: Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Seated upon arrival. Chief was very good. Funny. Food was also very good and the portions were appropriate. Aa this was Christmas Eve would like to have seen some Holiday
Decor.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Celebrated our 19th year Wedding Anniversary. Love Benihana.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

First they say 10 people at one table. I couldn’t reach the table it was so crowded. Then I asked for my party to be moved and was told I would be put back on the list which to me ment I was going to wait longer. Then we sat down and it took 20 minutes for our cook to come over. He was awesome, very entertaining and did make the experience worth having. My family and I live Benihana in Dallas (we go there all the time). The one in Irving not so much

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Poor venting resulted in most of the cooking smoke coming directly my way. Other tables didn't seem to have the issue. I learned it was a result of poor placement of an HVAC vent...it catches the smoke and redirects it before it is able to go to the vent hood. I've alerted the chain of the issue with this location. Also, the vent hood fan was so loud over our table, that we could not hear what was being said by other members of our party. I wouldn't recommend going back until the venting issue is nonexistent for each and every patron.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The waitress was overwhelmed with anything that was a special request... She delivered a bottle of wine unopened... had to go to the bar to get it opened and was treated as "last in line ".. steamed rice came 15 mins after the entree was served. Good was ok, service was lame

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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