Benihana - Lombard

4.3
1705 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Chef James was too slow-overcooked all the chicken and Shrimp. Didn’t seem to know what he was doing.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and presentation. Love going back.

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S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was burnt or either not done all the way nothing in between

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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Okay not bad

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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

My reservation was at 5pm, the chef did not show up until 6:21pm. That is a problem. We won't be coming back.

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JP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my family and I went. We all really enjoyed it. Ages 4 to 70! The children enjoyed the show and did not fuss once. The lunch menu was perfectly portioned. Will absolutely be going back.

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CB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Ladies at the front desk was very rude to my fiancé. Very bad attitude. The lady who refilled the drinks skipped over my fiancé twice but refilled everyone at the table. Will not recommend

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Benihanas’s food and it’s good every time. Last night for Valentines dinner we had reservations at 9pm and by 9:45pm they ran out of mixes to make mojitos and other cocktails. The chef was also in a hurry to get to the next table and didn’t do all the tricks they typically do at the table. We had to ask him twice to re-cook our meet cause it was not done as we wanted it, again, because he was in a hurry. But this unusual, the experience is typically good.

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

Due to valentines service was horrible . The waitress seem very bothered and the chef mixed up our tables order...

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OL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was good. Very fun, different date night.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant ever. We loved the food and the service. Wonderful experience, they gave us a complimentary ice cream, delicious! And a picture , best Valentines ever ❤️

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VH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always, and a nice surprise, having our drink choice be a special for Valentine's!

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limited menu for Valentine’s Day, but worth it. Delicious and always amazing.

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TK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to eat here for Valentine’s Day & everything was great! The food was amazing & the staff was very pleasant.

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GB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Serve was excellent and food was on point. Everything delicious

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TK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the chef was talented, accommodating, and friendly. The service was good. It took about 45 minutes to get a chef at our table/grill, but in the end, it was worth the wait. My review would have been 5 stars, except for the long wait.

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m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have never had a bad meal from Benihana but my last visit was not memorable. Our steak was scorched and dry. The chicken fried rice was not the best.

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PB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been to Benihana’s many times and it just is not what it used to be. The shrimp was like rubber it was so over cooked. The lobster was over cooked. The fried rice was way too dry. The scallops were over cooked. Other members in our family the fillet and I don’t know if it was over cooked...but my guess is it was. Perhaps the chef at our table was really bad. I do know half of the dinner is the “experience”...but for the price I give it a big thumbs down.

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SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great place to celebrate a birthday, especially with younger kids. The chefs put on a "magic" show, really keeps the kids (and the adults) entertained. Been coming here for years, glad to see they still do it right.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast service!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hadn't been in a while, I mean 12yrs. They definitely have not lost the touch it was still an awesome experience.

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P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought some friends who never came before, they loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Our waiter was horrible it was for my daughter birthday

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Very minute was relaxing and enjoyable, the food was delicious, and the sushi in particular was superb!!

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ML
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was great!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Not to busy because of Super Bowl. Chef Jim was top notch and aimed to please. Waitresses were also ready to refill drinks and get whatever was needed.

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

RSVP for 5 people and we had to share a table with 3 other people who where so loud and picky. I would of thought for a Sunday afternoon they would of been able to seat us alone. We were also very cramped up because the other people at our table spaced out.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Birthday celebration

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E
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Favorite place to celebrate birthdays
Food always good
Good lunch value

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriend's birthday and I took him there with a couple friends. It was our first time there and the service was great! The food tasted good and the chef was entertaining.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faven chief was outstanding and made food to perfection and kids enojoyed food

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. I love Benihana for my birthday. It is always delightful to watch our food being made. And always delicious!

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very deliciously entertaining evening!! Thank you for helping my girlfriend and I celebrate her birthday!

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BB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Great food. Great service.

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AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

The only reason that I am writing this review is that Benihana requested a review through OpenTable. Recently stopped in with a party of six for dinner. Been a customer for 20 years and brought in my birthday certificate without the bar code and management would not accept it nor could I log into my email from their location to show or reprint with the bar code. While speaking to the manager, he said that he could not accept my certificate but I could come back within the specified timeframe and use it on my next meal. I asked, "I've been a loyal customer here for 20 years and have taken my family each year and on other numerous occasions and you are going to risk losing my business over a $30 dollar coupon?" he said "That's the way it is". So that's the way it is and I am done with Benihana.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 5

We were very disappointed this time we were waiting after our soup and salad for quite a while before the cook came to our table end it did not taste as delicious there was way too much butter on everything and the show was very blah

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CT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants to go to because of the food being as awesome as it is. However during this trip I certainly didn’t appreciate two things: coming to the table to sit down and seeing the filthy menus that everybody touches sitting on top of the plates where your food is going to go and also the server delivering water and placing the glasses of water on the table by holding the very top edge of the glass with her hand where you’re supposed to put your lips to drink. Definitely not appealing and quite gross. Obviously they are lacking in simple courtesy with these two items. Beware.

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J
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a good time . The reservation was on time. The chef was awesome and the waitress as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was a great time to visit.

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My first time there. Took a picture of the birthday girl's party. Enjoyed chef James.

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