Benihana - Mall of America, MN

4.5
2223 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2223 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TerriBailey
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Entertaining presentation. A little pricey, but a great celebration restaurant.

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AjitP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great and portions plenty. Always good time.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So easy to book and very smooth check in process. Service and food was amazing as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great time. So entertaining!

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StacyB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana was great as always. The food, the show at the table was great. The kids love seeing the chefs doing they’re thing at the table. Highly recommend!

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited over 30 minutes after eating our soup and salad for the chef to finally come to our table. It was not busy as only 2 out of each set of four tables were occupied. Crazy wait times. We just sat there twiddling our fingers.

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TiaS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience for the kids!! The food was delicious!

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MarthaQ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was really nice and profesional and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our son’s birthday celebration!

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4thought
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant hostess were friendly but our waiter seemed as if he was tired. This was our first time in the restaurant and we did not know the menu well. We were just offered to review the menu again and when I finally asked the difference in entrees I was told that the difference is sherbet. The floor was pretty dirty and the dust pan was completely full by the side of the bar when my waiter scooped additional trash in the pan with his hands. The food was tasty but nothing you could not make at home or get at a local takeout.

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food was great. For sure recommend this place!

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anon
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Wish there would be more options for kids. Alot of leftover food makes for alot of waste, especially in the mall where people are either traveling or have shopping to do and just toss their food because they do not have means to refrigerate. Would be nice to have a smaller portion size option.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had birthday reservation for 1:00 and didn’t get our salad n water until 1:40pm. Plus no mixed drinks, blender was broken 😞 Will only so take our because the food is delicious. Chef was fun and friendly.

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Dylan
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

I’ve been to Benihana many times at the MOA for my birthday and other special occasions. Usually, the service is always amazing, also with the food, and drinks. But, on Tuesday night I took my sister-in-law there for her first time and on her birthday month.

The service wasn’t so great this time around. The waiter came around maybe at least 2 times. Never filled up our water cups, or asked if we needed anything else. We never got our ice creams with our candle on top or our pictures taken. I spent almost $300 dollars and I also tipped more then I should of had. I expected more coming from Benihana.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was amazing!

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Ezra
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I didn’t receive my birthday coupon like I should’ve.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and entertainment for the kids.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The server seemed in a rush for us to pay and leave even though there were plenty of open spots and no one was waiting.

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vipArthur
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and attentive service by the staff. Engaging and fun chef. Great birthday experience for family.

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Carri
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, great service, and a fun time. Highly recommend this restaurant

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and the show was amazing and the food was amazing as well. It was so good that i was looking into coming back the following day lol but I’ll just try back home in Chicago lol

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Katinka
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Chef Eric was GREAT!!!
TiTo, our Waiter was nothing short of FABULOUS!!
We drove up from Winona, Minnesota and it was so worth it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I will never come back here again. Overpriced, messy atmosphere (chairs stacked all around us, felt like we were eating in a warehouse), ridiculously slow and inattentive service.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had the Trio. Everything was delicious. Cooked and seasoned perfectly. Service was a little slow and they ran out of their plum wine. Husband tried the new Spicy Chicken and said it wasn't too spicy but just the right amount of heat. Hibachi chef was a delight. Love coming here for special occasions with friends and family.

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TanishaW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I went there to celebrate my birthday and l left highly disappointed I had ordered like a steak and shrimp with rice dish and the steak was unseasoned even though I requested for the chef to season my steak the Yum Yum sauce was not good at all. I pretty much paid $80 to enjoy some spicy shrimp because everything else was just disgusting. I’ll stick to Osaka’s.

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JillM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary with our kids! Everything was wonderful 😃

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere and food. Will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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BrandyM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Staff was friendly and helpful with my food sensitivities. My son absolutely loved it. He asked for this special dinner for his birthday

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Mspfodie
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We went in to check if we can be seated early, than our reserved time “we asked politely” but the lady at the front desk was very rude “said NO”RIGHT AWAY without looking at us, and just looking down! She said it repeatedly no no no and we said oh okay, we get it we asked once and we can understand it in one answered.. then we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun hibachi chef and waiter and cl an up guys

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JenniferS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, chef was fun and engaged with the kids. This is our go to for birthday lunches. My kids love it.

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TMoney
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a 18th birthday and the did nothing for us. Forget the white rice until I was done eating and charged $6 for the extra fried rice. MOA is very over priced as you get twice as much for much cheaper at Osaka.

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Nickaroni97
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

After being seated, no one came to greet us or take drink orders for almost 15 minutes. We saw this happen to other tables being seated as well. And it wasn't busy.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef. Got our older kids involved when he was flipping the tools

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GUEST
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

They were not socially distancing customers - we did not feel comfortable. Asked for social distance and were told "it's fine".

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BirthdayMom
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to go with a small group. A bit pricey but worth it. Food was very well prepared and delicious. We will definitely be going there again

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StephC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The cook sammy was wonderful but the wait staff was not. She did not serve the table and was on her phone when the table needed simple things like a refill on water or another round of drink, even the checks took 20 mins to get to the table. Service sucks but the cook was fabulous.

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JeffA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and food excellently seasoned, this was probably the best food preparation we've experienced at Benihana.

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MattL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my visit, And I am already planning to come back for another visit, Everything was great

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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 4.5 stars by 2223 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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