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

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Las Colinas Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Groups (21)
Fun (21)
Casual (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Business Meals (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Romantic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Horrible service. We weren't seated until an hour after our reservation and then waited another 30 minutes before the hibachi chef arrived.

The manager took 25% off the bill which was nice but hardly makes up for the horrible service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Made reservations for 7:30, but wasn't seated until 8:15ish. Server took forever to start cooking our food, so if you love WAITING this is the place for you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was my fiancé birthday. They never sand happy birthday. The cook was messy food was everywhere. He didn't seem like he wanted to be there. Our service was horrible it took 35 minutes for us to get our drinks after the rest of the table got there's and the server put my fiancé salad next to another lady so she didn't know she had one. We've been to Benihana several times and this is the worst experience we've ever had. We are never going to this location again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Parking lot had litter. Didn't have clear conversation with the hostess as to how long the wait would be for our reservation. The waiters and cooks were very helpful and friendly. Food quality was good. Restrooms were lacking of toilet paper.

Tags: Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

A great experience for my birthday. The chef was awesome (Lu) and the server Jose were both just wonderful.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The place seemed dirty and in bad need of cleaning. Other than that the food and service was outstanding.

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 28, 2017

wonderful b day experience. Make reservations...timely seating...great ambience..on noisy side....many choices..Accurate order..Beautiful ..fun presentation with chef entertaining table with skilled utensil tricks...well organized
.moved quickly
highly recommend

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great place to celebrate our 35th anniversary!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great experience and made our anniversary!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always a treat to eat at Benihana's in Los Colinas. Our family lives in several different cites throughout the greater metroplex area and celebrate almost every birthday there! It's a wonderful evening out with the family and the cooks at each table are fun to watch!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Disappointing - have not been to a Benihana in more than 30+ years --- apparently the chain has decided to stop using only Japanese chefs; ours was Latina and talented but it just was not the same.

There seemed to be no point in making a reservation. The place was half empty and it still took almost 10 minutes to get seated.

And this restaurant is very noisy - lots of birthday celebrations; the kind of place you might bring kids to celebrate a birthday (which was the last time I came to one, and why I won't come back to one any time soon)

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The set-up is very inviting and fun for a group outing, lunch or dinner. The atmosphere helped relax everyone into having a good time and the entertainment by the Chef created a nice conversation piece and fun pictures. Well worth the price when you consider the value in everything you experience while here. The food was obviously warm (it's made in front of you)and seasoned perfectly. Highly recommend the scallops and shrimp. The lemon flavor is impressive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Miguel our chef was wonderful, very engaging and entertaining and the food was perfect! So was our waitress, forgot her name.

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