Benihana - Mall of America, MN

4.5
2190 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 2190 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AimeeS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cook & server were fantastic for birthday celebration.

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Kitty
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Horrible server, but had a great chef. A lot has changed from how things used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Friendly cook and waitress. A go to place for any occasion.

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ChelleyP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I took my kids on a outing we sat at the grill. The chef was great & funny my four year old loved his presentation. The food was a little too salty though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time ever at the restaurant and the environment and the vibe was very good and I would definitely go there and eat again in the near future

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Amazing food. Great entertainment.

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ABMN
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was great as to be expected at a Benihana, but service that day left something to be desired. Our server alone verified our food and drink order at least three times, and still delivered one of our drinks to another party at the table. We had no reason to think they hadn’t also ordered that particular drink, so we waited for ours to arrive. About half an hour later the other party asked us if we were waiting on a drink, because they had ordered a lemonade not the mojito they were given. We caught our server and let him know, and it was still another 10 minutes before that drink arrived. I had taken a friend out for birthday lunch and we had been planning to have a few drinks at Benihana with lunch, but because of the service we just had the one each and went somewhere else to have cocktails after lunch was through.

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VIPD
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good chef but food tasted a bit peppery, probably he should ease up on the black pepper. Server was good and refilled drinks. Food still was tasty minus the peppery flavor. Will come back again it was a fun experience. First time doing hibachi lunch at this place.

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Trolson1976
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We went for my daughters 16th bday with all her friends (the moms sat at another table) and they forgot to bring the appetizers to the table and just said oops we forgot. And she was supposed to get ice cream for her bday and didn’t. For the high price of this restaurant, I would have expected much more. Not impressed!!

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Samirtheregular
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had amazing service and a great chief! Very clean, safe, and no wait.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourself and everyone was nice. The food was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to splurge on Fat Tuesday! They were very busy but the service was still great. We always love the show and how it gives us time to chat while eating the six course dinner.

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jasonh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good. Thought it was a little expensive and not really flexible with the menu items, had to add on instead of substitute. Servers were friendly and the hibachi chef was fun!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Service was outstanding!!

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Benihana was really good good and nice to be able to take a walk in the MOA after.

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my 17 year old son and we enjoyed lunch at Benihana. Our chef was funny and entertaining and our server was very prompt and friendly. The whole experience, and this is an eating experience, was great!

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AlishaD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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DajanaeH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very respectful and the food was amazing! Will go again.

JJ
JeanJ
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana had all the safety measures in place for COVID (distancing, masks & sanitizing).
And we had a great time. The hostess accommodated a slight change in our reservation time easily and seated us when we wanted to eat.
The server was quick, efficient and freindly. She was able to effortlessly help a few special requests at our table.
The chef was talented and gave a great show as well as good food. All the orders were correct and served quickly.
We had a great day.

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SusieW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received wonderful service from our server and our chef was very entertaining. They was another twosome at our table and we were properly six feet apart. Thank you for making my husband’s birthday special.

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victorh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Is nice place but ned more show went the guy Cooke for service

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marshaet
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter and the cook was the best I haver ever had when dining out.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our Chef was Amazing and the waitress was so kind! Thank you our daughter enjoyed her birthday dinner so much!!!

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HaneefahK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and nice and we will be back
Thank you

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic! My fillet was prepared perfectly as was all the seafood as well.
The service was excellent and sitting at the grill was fabulous!! We will be back!

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RoxannG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and a fun server and chef. Really enjoyed it and felt safe and secure fir a small 70th birthday celebration lunch at MIA location!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and chef were terrific.

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AnthonyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I really did not like this reservation to say the least. We were treated very poorly in my opinion. It was my wife's birthday we wernt offered the ice cream. There was more stuff also but it would be to much to list.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Minny245
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Server was very sweet but took awhile to clear plates (salad and soup bowls were piled up as we were being served our main course) and had to find waiter to get drinks refilled.

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AndreaB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server made us feel like we were inconveniencing him by just being there. Not friendly and we Felt very rushed to get out of there.

Our cook was fantastic and is the reason we enjoyed ourselves.

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TamaraW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was absolutely tasteless and no one came back to refill water or drinks

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service even though I was late by a couple minutes just before closing they still managed to serve my food and not cancel my reservation and for that I appreciate the service and the staff.

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GregV
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Getting quite pricey. If it weren't my wife's birthday we would go somewhere else

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Andy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We checked in and made a reservation for 4 people. The manager said "2 people". I made it for 4 people and even had a screenshot of the reservation. The manager said ok we can squeeze in 2 more. I don't know if maybe she got me confused with another person. She probably didn't listen to me correctly. Overall we all got seated which is what matters.

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Andrea
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Please do not put the zucchini cut up with the onions some people do not like onions mixed up with zucchini

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Corri
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My reservation of 4 people had to wait to be seated and then had to wait to get drinks. Our waitress struggled. She spilled all the drinks just before putting the tray on the table and so we had to wait even longer to get the drinks. She was friendly, but we knew she was having a difficult time. She was unsure of one of the items my friend order from the menu and had to ask her multiple times. I also had to ask multiple times for my non alcoholic drink. I had to ask multiple times for a straw. I had to ask multiple times for a to-go container.
The cook was great. He was entertaining and friendly.

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Rapman
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect.... as always.

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great food staff well worth it going back I recommend this place

FAQs

Benihana - Mall of America, MN does offer 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 2190 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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