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About Benihana - Mall of America

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.

358 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55425
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
3 floor inside mall, next to Macy's

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 594-6205

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Benihana - Mall of America Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Fun (67)
Good for Birthdays (65)
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Good for Groups (54)
Good for a Date (51)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Kid-friendly (31)
Great for Lunch (28)
Casual (25)
People Watching (20)
Authentic (17)
Romantic (17)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Cozy (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Spicy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
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Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The waiter and Sammy our cook were awesome!

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·Dined 3 days ago

It was a good dining experience for Valentine’s Day me and my date both enjoyed the food and the service we will be visiting more often.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fun time food was good. Chef and waiter were excellent. Pricey but ok for Valentines Day

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation (7:00) and were seated 20 minutes late, even after a group with a 7:30 reservation was seated before us. It took a long time for a server to come after we had been seated. This is not an inexpensive dinner to go out for - I feel the service and seating time should have been more prompt and attentive.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Teppanyaki chef was great. Seemed understaffed. Waited long time for drinks/service.

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Manuel is always amazing....and the food is soooooooooooo good. We had to order extra to take home!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The was good not great, the fried rice lacked flavor and the veggies were all cooked separately which was slow and made them cold... The Teriyaki chicken was excellent... We were suppose to get hot tea and ice cream with our meal and that was never offered... For the premium price over Osaka it was a let down and next time I will learn toward Oskaka.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was very good like always, but we had an issue with out bill. They charged us for something we didn’t order and they wouldn’t take it off, so I ended up paying a extra $20.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Front counter was curt and non-helpful. When we made reservations, there was no mention you were REQUIRED to have the full experience instead of an express option. We checked in 30 minutes early and were told an express table would be a 30-45 minute wait. When we came back was when we were informed about the required seating due to reservations.

The service staff seemed to be distracted instead of being greeting and informative. This continued throughout the meal when it seemed to be a chore for him to tend to the beverages at the table. Billing was also handled poorly when he overcharged us for the meeting. While he caught it - a further delay ensued.

The chef was inexperienced which was not unexpected for lunch.

Overall, a failure by the front desk & the wait staff was not offset by the chef.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our experience was very good as always. Rigoberto was a great hibachi chef!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Chef was amazing, talented and very charming! Server and host had no customer service. Very rude and had no desire to serve our needs. Even said if we don't decide what we want, literally less than 5 min of being seated, we will be asked to leave and we had never seen their menu before. Our bills were mixed up with others at our table and they double charged one of out guests. Management better but offered no immediate resolution and only took out name and number for later resolution. It's been 3 days and we have heard nothing yet. I will NEVER return to this location.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Raul was a wonderful hibachi chef and our meals were fantastic! We always love coming to Benihana and this time was no exception!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food is very addictive. The presentation of the food is the show. Drinks are always mixed well, however you will pay well for the experience. Birthdays are a fun time to head over and get some food..

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We went for dinner with 2 small kiddos on a week night (not hibachi). There was plenty of seats available. Our waitress was very good and checked up on us. Food was great and we all had a pleasant time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was our very first time here and everything was wonderful. Thank you so much

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent as always. The food and atmosphere is great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Smart move to have an open table reservation at the Mall of America. Friendly service. Good hibachi meal. Enjoyed the company of others at our table. Kids menu. Entertaining chef. Had not been to a Benihana in forever. It's still a classic chain.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Less than memorable experience

Previous visits to the MOA have been very good -- enjoyable even. This visit was the exception, and hopefully the only one. My wife and I basically visit twice a year with our birthday certificates. It is a nice and unique dating experience.

Our server was less than energetic, though fairly attentive during the meal. The chef 'played the part' but was not truly engaging. Maybe it was just an "off night." We have come to expect so much more personality, energy, and enthusiasm. I would call it 'lackluster.'

At the end of the meal, we were presented with a bill that was not our own. It had a kiddie lemonade -- the selection of the couple with the infant. So I simply exchanged bills, thinking that a simple mix up happened. But that bill was also not right. We sent it back with the server for correction. When she returned, after more than 5 minutes, the bill had the correct meal, but no deduction for the certificate. At that point we were told that our bill required "management approval." This has never been the case in the past. By this point everyone at our table had left and a bus person was cleaning up and setting up for the next group of customers. I am not sure how long we waited for the 'manager approval' -- too long. When she returned with the corrected tab there was no sincere apology, just excuses.

We will be back. We have enjoyed your service in the past. But this experience tarnished what should have been a joyous and stressless birthday celebration.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We were seated promptly.

The chef was (probably) new as there was another watching over him regularly. There were some things missed in his setup that required additional food brought from the kitchen. Not unexpected but not top-flight as we have experienced in the past. His “show” was basic. Again not unexpected based on his experience level.

The server seemed distracted and not really checking on us as often as they should have been resulting in empty glasses too often. When it came time to settle bill, 2 of the 3 checks at the table were miss delivered. After sorting that out, 1 of the checks was wrong. After “fixing” it, it was still wrong. It took a manager to resolve whatever had been done incorrectly.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

So it’s been over year since we’ve been to a Benihana‘s restaurant. We’ve always been to the Maple Grove location, this was our first time at the mall of America location. Food was awesome as always. But either things of changed or we did not get the total experience. We have a foreign exchange student from Sweden it was her 18th birthday she had never experienced anything like that before I thought we were going to get the experience we normally get at the Maple Grove location we did not. You used to have linen table class at least in Maple Grove they do not a big deal but all of the veggies were already cut up by the Teppan-Yaki share the chef was good but did not do any tricks like flipping The shrimp tails into his hat or into his pocket on his shirt there was no Flippin of knives or any spatulas or anything like that during or at the end of our meal that was kind of disappointing being I wanted our exchange student to see that stuff maybe it’s just the location I don’t know…?

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The hostess was extremely rude and didn't act like she even cared . Our server who took care of our table was awesome . The cook was great and the food was good . Place is a little run down and was dirty. Not many of the employees seemed to care or seemed to preoccupied with their cell phones to take care of customers .

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My family had a great lunch. Kids had fun watching the chef too!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a wonderful time, which is why we keep returning

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing service and chefs. Very enjoyable. We had a great group at our table and we were able to enjoy our time together.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great; from the server, to the person that made our food, and definitely the food! Very friendly staff.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was amazing! The chef was fabulous with a wonderful sense of humor. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have dined here before but found it to be less than perfect this time around. Wait staff and teppan chef made numerous mistakes with almost every guest seated at the table. Not a lot of food either, and I felt it was not a good value.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We have visited 3 times within the last month. Our last visit with "Sammy" as our chef and our waitress
was the best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Good food, fun and entertaining, it was date night and we had a great time .

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We brought friend here from Namibia, Africa. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food. My only complaint would be that there was not enough waitstaff. Our waiter was overextended and we had to wait way too long for drinks, etc. We had a birthday girl with us as well and she did not get the pomp and circumstance she deserved as is usually awarded and as it was with several other patrons that evening. No song, etc.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Birthday dinner. Restaurant was a little short-staffed, but they did the best they could under those circumstances.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were there celebrating friends birthdays and had an awesome time! The waitress was VERY good and took great care of us.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My cook dropped some of my food on the table. My Vegas sushi roll was not fresh and tasted like it had been sitting out for a long time. My request for a to go container was ignored twice and the waitress took forever to come back with my change.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I do not write reviews, but our experience at this Benihana was enough for me to write one.

I have dined at many Benihana's and I usually order the same meal (hibachi steak & shrimp). At every location I have had the same quality of food that has had the same flavor and taste; with the exception of this location.

Each course was disappointing. The vegetables were over cooked & burnt tasting. The steak was very dry and had no taste (unlike what a hibachi steak should). Even the steamed rice was mushy, not like steamed rice should be.

I normally eat my entire meal... I only ate a quarter of this one.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Before are visit we had concerns after reading reviews about other people’s comments. Are experience was excellant. Great service, food, and atmosphere. We will be back when visiting this area in future.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had made a reservation for our son's birthdays for 8pm on Saturday by the time we actual got to our seat it was 9pm. We then didn't get any drinks or service for another 20 minutes. There were food chunks on our silverware and lipstick on wine glasses. I will say the cook was good and the food was good but we will not go back again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Benihana rounded out our son's b-day at MOA. A fun and special meal for a special day! The cooks all seem very skilled and the wait staff was quick and efficient. Fun cocktails for grownups. ;-)

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our Chef Guillermo was talented and creative. Our food was cooked to perfection and our server was attentive and on the spot at all times.!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, steak and lobster hibachi was amazing. Chef was very entertaining.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food and a great show. The chef was skilled at twirling spatulas and forks. The chicken fried rice was great as was the steak. My friend really liked the spicy chicken.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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