About Benihana - Lombard

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.

747 E Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Meyers

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 571-4440

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/lombard-il-lb

Parking Details:
Free parking for Benihana guests

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, 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 - Lombard Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (53)
Special Occasion (52)
Good for Groups (44)
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Fun (37)
Kid-friendly (35)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Casual (28)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Healthy (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
People Watching (9)
Romantic (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Spicy (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good. Very accommodating with food allergies. Everyone left happy.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

Place was bad. It was our first time there and will never go there again. You will spend alot of money for mediocre food and service. Overall experience was LAME for the price I ended up paying.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

The hostess in the front is the most incompetent person I have ever met. I had a reservation which was ignored, she sat everyone who walked in with us and people who came after us before us. Mind you, I had a party of five, yes not a whole table, but for a 8 person table 5/8 is pretty FULL in my book. I asked her for a separate table she refused. Said I would have to wait too long. One half hour after waiting after my reserved time, I was given a separate table. So, why was that so hard in the first place? This girl has given me attitude before I’m the past and today was no different. Just ruins your whole dining experience especially before you have even sat down.

Food great over all. The servers were okay. Most of them were great, however felt rushed at the end.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good experience.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Birthday dinner

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant was very disappointing. First they could not get my table request right - we just wanted to sit at a non-grill table, but they kept trying to seat us at a booth however my aunt had just had shoulder surgery and needed a regular table. They apparently could not comprehend this. After waiting for a “regular table” for 20 minutes, thinking we were getting one with four chairs, we were taken to a grill table. So we gave up and just did the hibachi meal even though we hadn’t wanted that. The “chef” did such a half-hearted job with the performance; it was like he didn’t care to be there. The food was terrible - cooked in gobs of butter and way over-salted and somehow still flavorless. The restaurant itself was shabby and badly lit. There was nothing enjoyable about this experience.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Waitstaff was great - Alex the chef was most accommodating... and some of the table were sort of annoying with cellphone on speaker, etc....but Alex was the best...

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The restaurant was really basic. In order to make your food complete, you have to pay for add ons. The soup and salad was horrible!! We had to wait a half hour after our reservation to be seated. The chefs were under staff(which is something others said happen quite often), and it was 1 waitor to a whole side (7 tables)! I came for my birthday and they would let me use the coupon, because it wasn’t printed well. Never Again!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and show.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was awesome and our chef was very fun!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food & service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went here for my daughter’s birthday. The food was good and we were entertained.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time. Service was excellent and our daughter loved watching the chef cook our food. She wants to return to celebrate her birthday.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We took a group of 8 friends out for dinner. The food was great and they made provisions for our gluten free person. The service was good and the atmosphere is fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great as always. Kids loved it and we liked to food too!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Still very good. The meals haven't changed in years but they are still excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

This place is great for any occasion. The food is good and to watch them for entertainment is even better. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was my first time at any Benihana’s and I was very satisfied. Looking forward to my return visit.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always a great experience. Good food and overall great environment

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I would have enjoyed by food better if my order was correct.....not able to eat (onions, black pepper, lemon or garlic) seasoning I asked for my food to be cooked without the seasoning but the cook used the same utensils to cook my food as the other which left me not feeling well.

The rice and shrimp was cold by the time my other meats were done and the shrimp was tough.

Love the place.....this experience was just not good for me.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Best chef ever today. Good was seasoned perfectly, thank you

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Love this place and location. Had such a good birthday experience here. The chef was amazing and super funny.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I ENJOY BENIHANA. THIS MY FIRST TIME AND I WILL GO BACK AGAIN.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is pretty good.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. She absolutely loves benihana, she has many fond memories from her childhood of going with family. I was apprehensive, I'm a bit picky and I didn't know how I'd fair with am Asian Menu. Fear not, they have steak! And boy is it good! I had a good time watching the chef do his thing and learned to use chopsticks. My one negative point would be the cost. It was good, I don't think it was nearly 100 dollars good. I'll go again, it's one of her favorite places, but my wallet won't like it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

From the very moment our waitress took our order we were doomed! We thought this was going to be a quick lunch, because of the lower priced lunch specials, smaller portions, but no...quite the opposite. First of all, the waitress got our order wrong, which caused a delay when the hibachi chef came out, whom proceeded to openly complain about the waitress, then pushed the cart off in disappointment back to the kitchen (hey come back)!
So, we finally ate, the food was good, but the sauce was way to watery, not like the usual mayo sauce (so that was another let down). Also, our waitress, forgot all about our rice, so we had to flag down another waiter from another section to bring us our rice. Our waitress finally brought the rice, but at the end of the meal (too late).
Finally, this is what did it! Our waitress kept delaying the check. She would come out, show us the check, then be confused about whether or not it was ours, then head right back to the cashier. She did this twice, got rude with me when I wanted to look at the prices, then the third time she did not come back! This is when we packed up our things and complained at the front desk. It took a hostess to track down our waitress (who was hiding somewhere) to get our check, so I could sign off on it. What horrible service! We are sticking to the Wheeling location and never coming back here again! I tipped the waiter that brought us the rice and the hibachi chef! Our waitress was rude and horrible!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been to this location at least 30-40 times over the years and today was by far the worst I’ve ever experienced. The service was absolutely terrible. The server put the soup and salad down at the same time and then disappeared the rest of the meal. We had to flag down a busboy just to get water refilled. When the server finally appeared it was to give us the check, before she even asked if we wanted dessert. We had two small children with us for their birthday and we told the server and she never did anything about it. So disappointed. When we did voice our displeasure with the manager, we got a oh sorry like they don’t even care. I will not return, so many other restaurants with better service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went to restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Dinner was excellent, prepared fresh and entertaining to watch the preparation .

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Spicy, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was my first time at Benihana‘s and at this location. Everything was amazing from the delicious food to the amazing staff. I would most definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good to experience once in a lifetime.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a really nice time for a Birthday occasion. We would recommend to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I'm disgusted by the way I was treated by the manager at this location. I was charged for club soda which comes out of the machine that water is distributed out of and to top it off I was charged $3 as if the beverage was poured out of a sealed bottle or a can. I spoke to the manager and advised her that I've never been charged for this at other Benihana restaurants and asked her to remove it from my bill and she said NO, and walked away....I also asked for another manager of higher authority and she stated that there was no one else at that location but her. I will never ever take any of my colleagues there and have reported this to corporate as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We went there to celebrate a bday. They sat us down and then waited 25 min to get our drink order. They were not very busy. I had to go to the front desk and get a waiter to get our drinks. They brought a plate of Sushi as courtesy but only one person in our group liked Sushi. I have been to Benihana many times but this time the service was not good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Birthday celebration was excellent tonight

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our chef was very entertaining, had a wonderful time and would definitely go back 😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great atmosphere but extremely loud on a Saturday evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always enjoy Benihana. Have brought our children here since they were little. Great to see the tradition continues, photos on birthdays etc. great fun and excellent food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I Love Benihana and I go there at least every other week

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food and service. The sauces that go with the food is freek'in awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A dinner of entertainment. Table side chef showed his talents when cooking dinner. The food was very good..very tasty and prepared the way requested. Everything was in a timely manner, no rushing and had the time to enjoy the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual
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