Benihana - Mall of America, MN

4.2
2433 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 and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Take a break from your shopping spree at Mall of America and see what makes Benihana the best thrill ride in the mall. Catch up with friends in our patio area tables located in the mall while enjoying one of our specialty sushi rolls or signature cocktails. Call to book your private party or next event for up to 120 guests in our private dining room. Located on the third floor next to Macy’s.

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Safety precautions

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2433 people are saying
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LisaT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have gone for many years for my daughters birthday and this year was exceptionally bad! Food was not great the service was very slow. We recognize that the service industry is struggling so I do have patience for that, but this was really disappointing this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for husband

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Responded 14 hours ago

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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TroyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was good food was delicious and fast! I liked only having 5 at a table instead of 8 people we had more room around the cool top

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Responded 13 hours ago

Dear TroyB We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Doug
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douglas the waiter had outstanding service and so did the chef.

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Theo
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here and enjoying the food. Its always a good time. Lucas was our chef this time and he did an amazing job.

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AnthonyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

There was a new server that didn't know the menu. Got 1 refill in the 2 hrs we where the over charged us for a the kids meals and wasn't very attentive. But after I brought it to the Managers attention she was very helpful.

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StephanieN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waitress took forever to take our food order and I was hungry

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Responded 2 days ago

Dear StephanieN We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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Kayla
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were easy to make online, check-in was smooth, and the hostess' were friendly- a huge improvement from the last time I visited this location. Our waiter may have been the best part- he was attentive and brought extra fun to the experience. We'll definitely be coming back now!

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MNsteaklover
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with a show. Great for our family.

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Responded 7 days ago

Dear MNsteaklover Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family. 

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Guest On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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jmen
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Benihana is the best ! Benihana is the best ! Benihana is the best !

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Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear jmen On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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RobbS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious. Service was good and friendly.

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Dimitrios
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff and Chefs were amazing always a great time at MOA Benihana's!!

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Tkk08
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

outstanding work and they were understaffed! keep up great job and please pay them well. The chef was great too. nice experience.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on October 8, 2021

Dear Tkk08 Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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SherriG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delish food and drink, great show. Wish a bit more ‘flair’, but was fun. Would definitely come back and recommend!

Great server too!

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Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear SherriG We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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Jacqueline
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihanna Punch was delicious. Lucas was an awesome chef and very funny. The whole experience was just what I wanted for my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Family lunch at Benihana is awesome. We had steak and shrimp, chicken tempura for the little guy, and of course the wonderful fried rice for everyone.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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JeanJ
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fund and delicious as always. I so enjoy meeting new people at the Teppanyaki tables and watching the chef do their magic.

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Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear JeanJ On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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JenniferW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a very nice birthday evening for my husband. I wish that they would continue the tradition of taking pictures for a birthday. We have pictures for I don't remember how many years and thought that we would like to continue the tradition.

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Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear JenniferW Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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vipJackieT
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service, and entertaining as they cooked hibachi style at our table. It was a ton of food and very filling

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 30, 2021

Dear JackieT Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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Jdhen
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

We were sat down right away, we waited around 10 min. Before the waiter (James finished casually talking with customers that were finished with there meal. Then he comes over and asked if we had been waited on. At that point we didn't have menus, water, or anything. So he took our drink orders and off he went. While taking our order for the meal he was more interested in what was going on at the next table that we had to repeat our order. Not a very good experience, very poor server. More interested in how he looks than helping make the customer experience enjoyable.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Jdhen on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice we had a great time

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Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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Nita
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Greeters was not friendly. Not good service, overcharged, order was wrong.

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Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear Nita On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Linda
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needing the mask would have been nice to know in advance!

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Linda To better assist you, please contact us via our website with additional details.

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JackieE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! He brought drinks/apps in a timely manner and had a wonderful attitude! I wish all the servers were like him! I was unable to get his name, but hopefully you can figure it out and let him know how much we appreciated him.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear JackieE thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The chef did ZERO NOTHING cool. Simply cooked the food. Did nothing entertaining. It was my birthday. Brought my boyfriend there for the first time. Felt dumb after for talking it up. Food was good.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear KatieS On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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HARVEYL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely excellent. Our waiter was fantastic and our chef gave us a good show and the food was prepared to perfection. We we entertaining guest from the Dominican Republic and they really enjoyed it,

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vipJayP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

They’re definitely having a staffing shortage. The manager took our order, got ours drinks and salad. Server didn’t show up until the food was being prepared. Only half the tables orders were put in and portions brought out for the chef to prepare. Good food but yikes.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear JayP On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waters at the table didn't get refilled once even after asking. We made a reservation and was brought back 30 minutes after the reserved time. Not only did 6 person group walk in and not have a reservation and they got sat before us.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 20, 2021

Dear Anonymous Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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MichelleM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horribly staffed. Honestly they shouldn’t even be open as they have no staff! Our cook was poor at best! Goosed his fork for a twirling trick and almost hit the lady at the end of the table. Another truck with the lemon did hit us. Just awful!

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 20, 2021

Dear MichelleM on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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CandDintheOP
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric and our chef were amazing! Thank you for a great visit to Minneapolis!

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Responded on September 24, 2021

Dear CandDintheOP thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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DanEBee
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was good as usual. The chef was the best! He was very entertaining and willing to accommodate our needs!! The reason I wasn't fully satisfied was that the wait was long (even with a reservation we waited an extra 25-30 minutes). Then we sat at the table for another 10 minutes before getting our drink order taken. Then it was another 25 minutes before we got our drinks. The place wasn't full or even near full, not even at 1/3 capacity, but everything was so slow, and I am assuming its due to being understaffed or the default, Covid reasons. Whatever it may be, it was by far my least favorite experience bringing my family, which it was their first time there and my husbands born day, so I will just chalk this up to an unfortunate situation. The chef definitely made up for the short comings, so I won't be the kind of person that blasts them. It happens, the food was good, and we made the best of what we had. I will continue to patronize Benihana!

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 20, 2021

Dear DanEBee on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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HeatherJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, wonderful service! The MOA iteration of Benihana might be its best one yet!

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Responded on September 24, 2021

Dear HeatherJ On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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Foodjunkie
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a super great experience, the cooks and servers were fantastic and super personable. We got in right away and thoroughly enjoyed our time.

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CarolW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Service was a little slow, but they probably were short handed. We enjoyed our time there. Cook was very entertaining.

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Merri
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very loud, server was not the best. Didn’t get one sushi order out until we were half done with meal. No beverage refills on soda until asked, and no refill on tea at all.
Chef was very good, personable and fun!

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear Merri On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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DaltonR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not as good as usual. Prices seemed more expensive than other locations. Value would be fine if the food tasted like it normally does.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear DaltonR Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing place to eat

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JakeB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were seated and then waited for 45-50 minutes before the chef arrived at the table. Wait staff was rushed as well. Just understaff. Otherwise they were good and food was good.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN
Responded on September 14, 2021

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great as always. The only problem was you had to get up from your table and get drinks from the bar yourself. No one to take drink orders or refill water glass.

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Mall of America, MN using the Order Online button. Benihana - Mall of America, MN also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Benihana - Mall of America, MN also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 594-6205.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN is rated 4.2 stars by 2433 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Mall of America, MN 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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