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

Benihana - Lombard Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.1

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4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for Birthdays (54)
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Fun (44)
Kid-friendly (41)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Casual (35)
Good for a Date (35)
Healthy (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
People Watching (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Seasonal (5)
Spicy (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great Beer (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Poor service and slow forgetful service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We arrived ten minutes early all of our guests were there by our reservation time. However, we weren’t seated until twenty minutes after our reservation, it took the server another 10-15 minutes to come and collect our drink order. Another 15 to bring it, most things we had to ask for twice. At the end our ice cream came out but most don’t not get what they asked for. Lastly we asked for a box to go never came. However they were fast to deliver and pick up the check. Food was good

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I loved it! We are definitely going back and will be taking the kids 😊

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fun, Casual
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·Dined 2 days ago

The drink was nothing but juice. My soup was cold and the food portions was very small . I wouldn’t recommend this to my dog . Hamada’s is better

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·Dined 2 days ago

All meals on the grill come with white rice. $4 upcharge for fried rice

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was great I just had no idea all the msg used in the food so I suffered the next day as I get migraines when I have msg. I really think the food would be tasty without it.

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·Dined 2 days ago

This was our first time at Benihanas and it was a WONDERFUL experience. Its a little pricey but its all worth it! The Chef is also wonderful and entertaining.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Spicy, Casual, Organic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 2 days ago

All of us in my family left hungry. I have been coming there for a long time. The food portion has gone down tremendously. The vegetables used to fill at least half my plate. We only got a small portion. I was very disappointed. I feel for what I paid I could of gone somewhere else and gotten a lot more food for my money.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Sadly very disappointed with the service and even more disappointed with Simon the managers lame response to my complaint. "We are busy" is not acceptable. For the price, the service should be better. There are much better food options for the price

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to dine. We absolutely loved our food being cooked in front of us. EVERYTHING was fresh and soo delicious. We had some amazing Mai Tai at the bar and with dinner and it was sooo good. The staff was awesome!! ⛥⛥⛥⛥⛥

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Waiters forgot our order keeper is waiting
Cook was not very friendly seemed to be in a rush

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and cook was very entertaining. They are very open to dietary needs (we requested no added salt)

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 6 days ago

Would like more options for children .

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Loved it great experience!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day, limited menu unless you read fine print to ask for full menu. Server hopefully was new, was very unsure of anything, and then charged others at the tables booze to my bill. Took three times to get check correct. Bummer. As good was awesome! Had a little bit of everything, which is how I like it! Full of choices and cook was friendly. Note. Walking into a restaurant with a hostess with a surgical mask over her face makes me not want to talk to her yet be in the vicinity. If your sick, stay home! Don’t risk spreading it, mostly if you feel bad enough to sport a surgical mask!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Limited menu. With higher prices. Food had ZERO flavor. We felt like they were rushing to eat you in and eat and leave. Will never go there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Overall, my experience was great! Food was awesome and my friends enjoyed themselves. The only downfall/complaint is that I made reservations for 6:30 and we were not seated until 7:30. Everyone got sat except our party of 3.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We frequent this location regularly, the staff is kind and the food is always good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our family met here for my mother’s birthday! Great service, great food!! Had a wonderful evening

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great customer service!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We love Benihana's but over the past two years, we've had a lot bad luck with the service and food at the Lombard location. We decided to go back for my son's birthday and our meal was a homerun! The chef was incredibly entertaining, the best one I've ever had and the food was delicious. The only exception was that the scallops were gritty. They also seem to have a new recipe for the soup and salad dressing were more watery (less flavorful) than I had remembered The service was good, but the waitstaff just seemed so put out when you ask for things.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The steak needed to be seasoned and I had hair in my rice I didn't say anything because it was my daughter's birthday and I still tipped well I'll never go back

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful as always! Great food and good fun! It never gets old, especially for my kids.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I made a reservation made it 10 minutes early for my reservation and it was my birthday and still had to wait another 29 minutes when the restaurant was for the most part empty however the cook 👨‍🍳 provided amazing customer service. I used a birthday coupon and still didn’t see a discoun taken off my receipt but after doing 16 hours at work I was too tired to argue but the young lady at the front check in area was rude and could be re-educated in customer service skills!!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Generally, I am a Benihana fan. On this visit, unfortunately, the server and the chef were “off.” The chef dropped his knives, under seasoned the food, and was underwhelming in his presentation. The server was distracted and, as a result, made errors in the orders.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great and there was so much of it. It was a bit noisy in the restaurant and I felt it could be a bit cleaner....but they were very busy when I was there.
Service was okay...our drinks sat empty for a bit but like I said it was busy. I would go back again because the food is delicious and we usually do have very good service. I think they were just having an exceptional busy evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I wasn't wowed by Benihana, but I would come back here again.

Obviously, I had a reservation at 6:30 PM. We were seated around 6:30, which was good.

Ordered appetizers and the five course meal. It was a bit pricey, and the amount of food was not proportional for the price. The soup and salad were just okay, same with the entrees (filet and chicken).

I know that you are paying for the 'show' as well, but I was overwhelmed. Would I go again? Yes. Will I rush back? Nope.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fun evening. Chefs' knifework is the draw, but be prepared for the heat from the teppan table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food and service were very good. The artfulness of our 'cook' was great. Our waitress ging was very attentive. Don't know the name of our cook, but he was from the Chicago restaurant, was African American and was 6'1". I'm sure you know who he is. He was great!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

To add to our overall excellent experience they took two photographs of us. Now we have a lovely reminder. Very thoughtful gesture.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fun and entertaining show if you do the hibachi grill, but be warned, they've had the same schtick for like 10 years. Saturday night are VERY busy and there tend to be a ton of very large parties, and kids' birthdays. A week night or Friday is better for dates and groups of adults looking to chat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fun dinner for adults and kids alike. Our chef was great. Our waitress was a little slow on more than one occasion with drinks. The food was very good. The fried rice was the best fried rice I've ever had. We had a 5p reservation and they seated us right away.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was fine until I received tab and it was wrong ... Good thing the other guests at table looked at their tab and realized their tab was wrong also and was honest enough to say their tab was missing item and also they was charge for an item I had . If they didn't speak up and left before I looked at my bill (I was still eating my food) I would have been UPSET for being overcharged. It took awhile to get straightened out with server

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

For the first time ever I have been dissatisfied with Benihana’s. We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was so uncomfortable. I was even asked if I wanted my drink to go.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful place to celebrate ones birthdays! Great food and exceptional service!!! 5*

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

great food and atmosphere! we took the kids and my three year old was so intrigued.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Angel was our chef and he is outstanding! Food order was accurate, cooked to perfection while putting on an entertaining show. Angel is the best!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love coming to Benihana’s

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

very generic experience..felt rushed to leave..lots of other choices in that vicinity

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great as always. Our go to place for birthdays. The kids love it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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