Benihana - Lombard

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1995 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. Looking for a spot to unwind and relax? Take a seat at our spacious bar and enjoy one of our signature cocktails and appetizers. Our private dining rooms are perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Give us a call for more details or to reserve one of the private dining rooms at Benihana Lombard. Please remember that we are closed between lunch and dinner from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We reopen for dinner and Happy Hour at 5 p.m.
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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Very frustrated with our visit yesterday. Started with our 11:30 reservation for 7. Turns out they don’t actually open until 12:00pm. That was a 1/2 hour wasted. Our cook was great, but the woman who was our server seemed to have a lot of trouble with taking an order accurately. The cook had to call her over many times for errors in her order taking, this delaying. The entire process once we sat down was over 2 hours. Way longer than anytime in the past. I’m not sure if ownership changed ? We go a fair amount and this was a rough experience. Please fix your system so you don’t allow reservations to be made a 1/2 hour prior to the restaurant opening !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome really enjoyed the dinner the chef and the employees

CB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef was awesome! Very impressive!
Had personality & talent
Food was nice & hot
All orders were correct

F
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Wing-Land and she was the best. No one ever had an empty beverage and she always had a smile on her face. Our chef, Xin, was the best ever! He was very engaging and entertaining! We go there for all of our children’s birthday and this was the best experience!

BF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything . Only thing is we enjoy when they cook the food they involve the kids . This guy did not do that. He made the food excellent. Kids were hoping for more involvement.

C
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my family had an awesome great thyme everybody was respectful & compassion. Great time!!😍😍😍😍

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow and the restaurant want that crowded. Took too long to place drink order and to get the drinks. Server want clearing dishes as the courses were bring served and the chef had to call over a busboy

ES
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We used to come here for most celebrations. The food and the “show” has become very poor. Very disappointed for the price and the lack of entertainment from the grill.

LH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I enjoyed the food and overall experience. We will be back!!

EU
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday celebration!

N
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother out for a special dinner and we both immensely enjoyed the food and the performance of the very talented chef. She was looking forward to going to Benihana all week and was so excited to be there. The food was delicious - she had teriyaki steak prepared exactly as she likes and with lots of mushrooms and I had perfectly done shrimp and median rare steak with mushrooms. The vegetables and fried rice were also very good and since we were celebrating a birthday, a yummy scoop of orange sherbet topped off the evening nicely. I will make a point to go more often and suggest to friends that this is a great place for a group outing!

RG
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate ones Birthdays! Great food and exceptional service!!!

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday lunch for my daughter and her friends!

TB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef was especially talented and entertaining! The food was delicious! I tried a watermelon cocktail was good but a bit sweet. We will be back!

O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We enjoy Benihana very much usually. Twice we’ve ordered the Chateaubriand, but the chef served it to other guests at the table. The first time the chef corrected his mistake with another cut from the kitchen. The second time, when questioned about the slim cut of steak we received, the chef either didn’t understand the language or chose to pass off the steak as Chateaubriand. You will enjoy yourself at Benihana, but make sure you get the entree you ordered!

S
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

20 years and counting that my daughter and my mother share a picture celebrating my mom’s birthday. She is 82. This year her 5 month old granddaughter joined us.

RY
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. My family enjoyed the experience and the meal.

k
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

W e had chef xin who has been with benihana for 20 years he was very friendly and kept you entertained

S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was cooked to perfection. Server very attentive. Absolutely delicious meal.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, awesome every time

LS
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The food was wonderful and the chief was totally entertaining.

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Chef was slightly not hearing us, as it was a little loud in there. I would have liked more garlic butter on my food, but he didn’t hear me.

KN
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy going to and being entertained by the chefs

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

When coming into the location at a certain time the wait is horrible. I had only half a table and many others were sat by themself waiting for more people. When arriving at 7 did not get any salad or soup til almost 8. The chief was amazing when he came after 8.

DS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The prices are just getting too high but the food is good! Also wish dinner didn't take so long!
Chicken fried rice is great and the chef we had was not heavy handed on the oil which was great this time.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our chef, Angel, was absolutely the best chef we have had there. Extremely skilled, super personable, and did some new unique things that I had not seen before. The food tasted the best out of all the times I’ve ever been there over the last 20+ years. Great job!

N
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for kids BDays!

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating our anniversary with our kids!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great! Had a good time and food was very good!!!

AK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Our server was very rude and short with us. We asked for refills of our drinks 3 times and finally the 4th time she brought it over. My son found a hair in his salad and I told her about it she just took it away not offering him another one or saying sorry. Not a great bday experience. We have gone there so many times and had great service til this time

m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, although the chicken and scallops were over cooked but other than that we really enjoyed our meals. The waitress on the other hand had no care in the world. Went without drinks or water for over 30 mins. When she did come back she took 2 drink orders and refilled 1 water then left without asking the rest of the table or refilling their waters. I had to go find her and ask for refills. Not the best Benihana we’ve been to.

S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food choices, the chef was professional and accommodating of special requests. The food was delicious and fresh, a wonderful dining experience.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our son’s birthday. We celebrate all of our birthdays at Benihana!

TR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great time amd the food was awesome! My FAV restaurant.

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for my Sister's birthday and everything was great except when it was time to get my to-go order.

I ordered a to-go order about 15 minutes after arriving for our reservations and was told that the order would be sent to my table along with a separate check. After dining in for over an hour, my to-go order hadn't came to my table and when I asked about it, I was told it would be right out. It was another 15-20 minutes before it came out which was upsetting because we had timed plans after dinner and that extra time really put a damper in our other plans.

RH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect except they didn't have yum yum sauce.

S
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the entire evening. Food was great and the chief was very good. Kept my kids attention the entire time. Will definitely go again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Nobody acknowledged the Birthday that we indicated that we were celebrating.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

OUR CHEF ALEX WAS EXCELLENT! VERY INTERACTIVE, FUNNY AND GREAT SHOW WITH THE FOOD! OUR DAUGHTERS LOVED IT!

YP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was horrible and the waitress was rude. I would not go back and I see why I have not eaten here in a long time

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