Benihana - Lombard, IL

4.4
2473 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2473 people are saying
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NancyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bar needs improvement. I asked for Long Island and it was more ice than drink. Barely had liquor. I was expecting the cook show and it was poor. Also sushi needs to improve. Not tasty at all. Very few vegetables, just zucchini. My first time there and I’m very disappointed.

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vipMariaL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great! However, it took almost 45 minutes after being seated for the Habachi chef to come to our table.

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PerryJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

It wasn’t very good service it took to long to get our food and drinks, we had to go to the bar to get them and the bartender said the waitress will get your Oder but it took to long. It was my anniversary and the service was not good at all.

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RosieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

it was ok. I've had better service in the past. But they were busy and likely understaffed.

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RobertoC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great service and amazing food.

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StacyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had the worst experience. Our reservation was for 9pm. We arrived at 9pm. We weren't seated until 9:20. We were seated at a table that had water leaking from the air conditioner. They had a plastic container sitting on the floor to catch the water. We received our soup, salad, and drinks within 15 minutes. We waited until 10:05pm, however, our cook never arrived. They said they were short staffed and had larger parties in front of us. What's the point of making a reservation and being on time if we can't get our meal within an hour. We were told we probably would not get a cook for another 20 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointing experience.... The food was sub par, at best, and our chef ( the reason we chose the restaurant, we knew the food would not be the star) was terrible. He never looked at us, but rather over our shoulder the whole time. My 8 year old even asked if his girlfriend was over there! He just cooked, no show whatsoever. Total waste of a birthday celebration!

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TapasFan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great birthday dinner spot for the family! Love the show and the food was delicious! Kid's tried new foods and were very happy and entertained!

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Angelica
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a great place for celebrating special occasions!

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vipTamika
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was just ok. Cook was entertaining and server was stretched but handled it well.

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vipSteveS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The chef, Favian, was superb. We had some of the best food ever at a Benihana. The server was unattentive. She had too many tables. This is not her fault. But we had to ask for refills on water. My wife and Niece were not asked if they wanted another cocktail until dessert was being served. I am going to give this situation some grace because I know restaurants are struggling to get servers back to work. It will not prevent us from returning. But historically, Benihana has rushed people in and out in an hour and 15 minutes. Our reservation was for 6:15 and we were not finished until after 8:30.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

My Husband and I had reservations for a Date night at 8pm, we arrived at 7:58p. The staff asked us to wait at the bar for our table. So we ordered drinks at the bar. We had asked not to be sat with families with children only because we have 7 children and were on a date away from our kids. There were several families with children so we had to wait as they were short staffed. It was 8:35p and we still didn’t have a table. Other families were coming in and waiting. By about 8:45p/8:50p we were finally sat at a table but there were no chefs available to accommodate us for our reservation. We ended up leaving and going to Uncle Julio’s for Dinner. The hostess was very apologetic. We may try to visit again, but we may potentially still have the same issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was yummy as usual!!!

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KyleC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Short on chefs so dinner took a while to get to us. Around an hour. But the staff was friendly and the food was good. Just had to wait A LONG time to get our food.

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Motherjudge1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We eat here a lot but it was so hot my sushi came out warm and so did my salad and took one hr for chef to come to our table

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jend
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, quick service, friendly staff! Make sure to reserve a head of time :)

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vipMegan
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was okay.
Cook was not prepared to put on a good show for the family. Kept dropping items and was uneventful.
Price was outrageous. To feed 4 adults and 1 child after tip was nearly $300.
They don't tell you they upcharge for EVERYTHING.

RG
RaymondG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place to dine. Food is wonderful. Cooks perform their shows.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We visit this place at least once a week. We had the worst food and service we have ever had. The server was terrible and the chef was even worse. The server forgot multiple items we requested and eventually had to get fried rice made from the back kitchen because she did not request the right amount for our party. The chef tried to give us a shrimp that wasn’t cooked and then got upset when we told him it wasn’t. He was also a mess! The whole cook too was a disaster and nothing was prepared well. By far the worst experience!

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csss
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never fails. Always consistently good. Best ginger dressing ever

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice staff

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food1service2ambience5

Too much butter on everything. The person in charge of cooking did one trick while cooking. Other than that my kids were bored. Waitress said they were out of milk, Asian pop bottles for kids and no brown rice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food steak was AMAZING

CB
vipCarolynB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very pleased with the food at Benihana's in Lombard. We had my granddaughter's birthday dinner there and she and her sister were very entertained by the chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went there for date night and a birthday. Service was a little slow. We didn’t receive our check until the 2 hour mark since we sat down. They were really nice about coming out to wish my fiancée a happy birthday. They forgot the rice for our meal but gave us some in a To-go box. Overall okay experience

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vipPatt
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was terrific, Chef was wonderful and enteraining. The food was delicious, we had a fabulous late lunch.

MP
MariaP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and personable staff!! Catered to all and very accommodating! We will def be back!

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JoseE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only thing that was not right was order of food shrimp appetizer was at end of meal

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had to send my food back twice for being undercooked and there were nets flying around the table. I had to cover my food with a napkin.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a really nice experience. The only thing I didn’t like was the waitress was trying to tell me how much to tip.

AM
vipAndreaM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Totally dissatisfied with our cook Sam!! For whatever reason, he uses regular butter instead of the traditional Bennihana Garlic butter. When I noticed, I asked him to cook our food with All garlic butter and he proceeded to use regular butter and then later put the garlic butter on. So now we have overly buttered food! This was an easy request but he decided to do what he wanted to do and not follow the usual recipe of Bennihana. I reported him to management and explained he will not be able to cook for us again!! He is lucky I did not request to have our food remade!!! But moving forward, I will make sure that before we sit down that is made clear that our food is to be cooked with garlic butter. If the cook can’t meet that request we will not dine here anymore. Bennihana needs to ensure that the cooks are cooking with the traditional recipe and not making up their own!!!

TM
TyMoney
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Place Was Nice And The Cook Did A Great Job He Was Friendly And Entertaining.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana's food and service is amazing. My husband and I took our daughter and granddaughter there for lunch. The hostess was kind and provided us a sling to put the baby carrier on. The food, as always, was amazing.

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NonaR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love this location!!! The food is great the chefs are amazing and the whole staff treat us well!

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FrankF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good as always. There were more cleanliness protocols, but they were not intrusive.

SA
vipSAMG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can always rely on Benihana for a fun time. The restaurant was clearly suffering from a staffing issue but they truly tried their best with what they had. Overall a great experience, which the waiter came by more often to get refills and drink orders but again I know it was difficult to manage the tables with so few people working.

SA
vipSamanthaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a delicious meal

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DebiS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I normally love Benihana's and was happy to be back in the restaurant after a year and a half. The staff was very friendly and always checking on us so that was nice.
The food was good but the problem was with so much oil poured on the vegetables I could not eat them and too much oil in the rice. Normally they used butter and a bit of oil. This food on the way home made me sick. The other person with me did not get sick but thought the oil use was quite excessive.
Benihana's is looking for more experienced chefs to join their team and they will train for the Benihana way of cooking but please lay off the overuse of the oil and return to your former way of cooking.

ML
MjL73
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter loved the dinner for her 14th birthday.

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Benihana - Lombard, IL is rated 4.4 stars by 2473 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Lombard, IL does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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