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Benihana - Lombard

4.2
1389 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(630) 571-4440
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Meyers
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Parking details
Free parking for Benihana guests
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1389 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
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3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Fun and great food

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Was our 1st time (all four of us) we live in Chicago, so we drove to Lombard...Because of the great reviews.
It was my 13yr Old neices birthday. We where extremely excited, and we wanted to experience the chef table. Walked in, walked to a open chef's table, with one other guest so far. She comes to Benihana quite often, she said. She actually helped up make sence of everything. Being our 1st time, kinda overwhelmed.
We wanted to order stuff to be cooked and entertaining.... By the chefs skills.

Two more people joined the table.. So we expected, much entertainment. We ordered, your Mai Thai specialty cocktails... And they were pretty average.
Also so tempora, we ok. Soup and salad was really good. Our main dishes were ok, the side sauces, made them better.
I think next time, I go I'll have a better feeling for the place and how to order.
Was very sweet how the sang happy birthday to my neice... We also didn't know about tipping the chef (but found money, during our meal) so we could thank him.

Also a different server came, for our dessert order and give us the bill...one of our guests did not have a dinner, wasn't offended a options to get anything. We just shared with her.
Anyway it was a little confusing as to who are tip was actually going to hopefully the gentleman who started off taking care of us got some of that.

Place is beautiful and clean (bathroom could use some love) but overall we enjoy our 1st time. Maybe the host could talk to guests, see if they are familiar with the protocol for an overall better experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Birthday celebration was a family tradition and everything was very tasty and service excellent.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Only bad thing bar closed to early on a Thursday night

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I didnt know exactly what to expect before coming here. I got send $30 voucher for my birthday so I thouht why not. We made resevations before hand because I heard it was super busy which it was even for a wednesday night. Our party had a child and they had booster seats, and coloring pages to keep him preoccupied. The service was AWESOME! I didnt grab our servers name but she checked on us constantly. The hibachi part was cool but you could tell the chef had done it so many times by his face and he wasnt really into it. The tricks were still fun though. The food and drinks were FANTASTIC! It was my bday so they sang to me and also took and gave us a framed picture to take home.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The cook was AWESOME, he was very entertaining!
Lunch Combo Duet portion size was extremely small.
Passion Fruit Mango drink was exceptional!

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

food was just ok...salad dressing not good...staff was very nice and very good have had way better food at another spot with much better flavor and not as expensive . would not go back here but i am glad i tried it and now i know better

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Shrimp was delicious. Enjoy watching the "show" especially since this has been going on for over 25 years. Our cook appeared as though this was his millionth time. I'm sorry for that.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

When I went here I really enjoyed myself and the whole experience, but the only thing was I didn’t like my main course. Wasn’t bad it just wasn’t my taste. I just felt shy asking for something else because I just saw the chef make it right in front of me and I didn’t want to insult him. Overall it’s a nice place I don’t think I’d be returning though.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I was able to adjust my reservation when a couple extra guests were added. Table was ready on time. For the most part we had a good time aside for the very rude staff. Not inviting and not as happy as we had hoped. Too many attitudes for customer service. If it wasn’t for the show and the fact that the reservation went through, the night would’ve been complete crap.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic chef! Made it fun for my younger guests and the food was amazing! A+.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Enjoyed everything about it. Definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food, excellent customer service, great drinks, fast service.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

They make you sit next to a bunch of strangers you have to sit so close together there's no elbow room everything was good except there seating arrangement

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The guy who prepared our food was very nice and smiling all the time. The food was serve as it was cooked however ... wanting to get all my food before eating made the food prepared earlier .. very cold. The rice was OK but the shrimp appetizers were somewhat chewy...
Over all it good and would go this place again.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very rushed in and out. Horrible service. Took our drinks away and never brought refills. Basically had to beg for a water. I figured they were Very short staffed. Also the portions have gotten much smaller with the price getting larger! We were faithful customers but that may be changing. The last two times have not been worth it at All

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food food, smaller portions than accustom to with this particular style of food, and prices much higher.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went with our two young boys to celebrate their birthday. The staff sang and made it very special. The chef was fantastic about entertaining the kids while cooking.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great show and excellent food but was disappointed with service had reservation for 7 wasn’t seated till 7:30 and waiter was slow to come back for drinks

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Came here to celebrate my father's birthday with family. The food was great and my family (who have never been here before) enjoyed everything. Only a few things we didn't particularly like. 1: While calling to confirm the reservation, I asked if I could include 2 more people to our table. I was told no because of the space. When we arrived we had several extra seats that were empty at our table. 2: We didn't enjoy how our waitress who was trying to rush us as soon as we sat down. We understood that it was a very busy Saturday evening and we were using two tables for our group of 12. With barely opening our menus that were just handed to us, she was rushing on deciding our meal. She's lucky that our group was big enough to have tip included in the bill. Aside from the pushy waitress, my family and I had a great time with great food.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a 8:30 reservation and didn’t start eating until 9:45. The table that was seated after us received there service before us.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very disappointed. My reservation was for 8:30. I arrived 8:25pm , just to ensure everything went smoothly and I wasn’t holding the table up. I was seated at a table with a family and didn’t get greeted with water or anything until 30 min. Later. Also, we did not eat until 10:30!!! We were seated before the table next to us... and they stilllll ate before us!!! No one apologized, just made it seem like it was our fault.
Also, we employees confronted about problem, everyone be acted confused and dumb. I know for a fact it was all an act. Poor customer service!

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was okay. Not the best not worth the price. Also they clean the grill with a dish cloth while cooking and I could taste dish soap. Then they rushed us out of the restaurant at the end of our meal not very polite once we paid.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We normally have great service at Benihana, but this time it was incredibly slow. We sat and waited at least 45 minutes from the time we finished our salads to when our chef arrived. We waited half an hour for drinks. It was just super slow, and we had to ask for things more than once. We had 7:30 reservations and didn't leave until almost 10:00!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

First they didn’t give us forks till we asked , second the other guest that there where there got the cook nervous when started cooking my tuna steak according to them they were allergic but yet they were eating shrimp and lobster so when the lady started complaining to the cook how my tuna steak can cause her allergie reaction he got nervous n over cooked my tuna n didn’t served it like it should very bad moment for me..

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We’ve been there several times (at least 7-8 a year if not more) and lately, the chefs seem really bored and don’t make any conversation. The kids were super excited to see the show but the chef didn’t bothered even looking their way. Kinda disappointing going there and spending so much money for the chef to completely ignore us. We were not on the phones or any other electonic devices....it happened several times lately and I don’t know if I want to go back. The food is amazing but there are a lot of other places with amazing food. Also, they add their gratuity on the bill. They cut you total and just add the gratuity and they charge you with the gratuity included. Not cool. We are always generous tipper but when they force it on you....not cool at all.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food and fun atmosphere! We came for a birthday and had a nice time.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great fun place fabulous food, David was a great chef

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was fine but the cook and waitress were impatient 1st time there we really didnt know what to order so we ordered steamed rice and changed to vegetable fried rice they said whatever in their language then the cook responded in their language then waitress was like that $4 more kinda feel like ike they were impatient especially for first timers and also what I ordered wasn't even listed on the menu....Scallops

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love this place the best of the cooked at your table.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Waited 45 minutes after our reservation before being seated

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I usually have a good experience, however the service and company were average.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Went here for two birthdays again. Had a great experience, although the service was a little questionable/slow.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The first time I was there I ordered the Hibachi Chicken - delicious, would order again. The second time I was there I ordered LAND 'N SEA
Tender filet mignon and sea scallops grilled in butter and lemon. Cooked just the way I like, juicy and tasty. Plan to have dinner there again soon. Thanks so much love the cooks that prepare the food. AWESOME!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

a Wonderful place to go. It never gets old and is fun and exciting. My family enjoys it a lot.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Surprised extra fee for fried rice and I have had better at local restaurant in my town. Too close to other tables, could not under stand staff. Never received free tea. Overpriced. I was here years ago and I do not recall so many tables.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My friends and I had a blast!!! Awesome experience!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had a great evening with my spouse and friends that I haven't seen in awhile. The staff was very attentive from the very beginning of when we were greeted by the hostess and to when were were served by the chef! We always like coming to Benihana because the food is delicious and watching it be prepared ensures you know exactly what you are being served. Also very entertaining staff and nothing but politeness all around. I would definitely recommend and can see myself coming back for years to come!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very attentive staff! We love going

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

7 of us went to celebrate a birthday. Our time slot was 11:30 am on a Thursday.

We were seated immediately. Our server Katrina was friendly and efficient. Our chef Jesus entertained and we were all pleased with out meal.

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