Benihana - Maple Grove

4.3
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2747 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Benihana Maple Grove is located in the Fountains at Arbor Lakes. Although reservations are not required, they are recommended. Take a break from your busy day around Arbor Lakes and prepare for a dining experience unlike any other at one of our 18 teppanyaki tables. Watch as our chefs display their skills as you become part of the show, or pull up a seat at our sushi bar for one of our specialty rolls, nigiri, sashimi, and appetizers.
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Waiter was attentive without being a pest and our chef was really fun. The food was amazing and we all ended up taking a doggie bag because the portions were so generous.

RS
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My first trip to Benihana was good but not great. Had reservations for 5 pm and our chef didn't arrive until 6:15. Therefore, didn't get out until 7:30. Presentation was good as our chef did a few tricks with spinning knives and other kitchen items. However, didn't engage us like the next table I noticed. That chef made a lot of his table laugh and did tricks with the food. Shooting it into the mouths of some of his guests. Had a coconut mojito which was very good. Food was decent but not great. Have had better food at a comparable restaurant like Osaka. Overall a nice experience but wouldn't make it a top choice when looking to dine out on a Saturday evening

SE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great, our servers were great, but it look over an hour before the food started arriving and they started making it. We were there for over 3 hours to eat dinner.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 13 hours ago

Scott, 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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KD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, as always, was great. It was pretty busy for lunch, but we didn't have to wait too long for a table with our reservation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please dont combine reserved tables with others. I don't want to paired with a random family who has loud kids.

AB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night!!! 🤗

JS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana's is a great dining experience. You sit at the table and they cook the food in front of you--you know it's fresh! The chefs are also very entertaining and fun. Good value, good food, and awesome Yum Yum sauce!

K
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious! We will be definitely be go back!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We got sat in the way back, even though we had a reservation and there were plenty of open tables. We were sat by their prep area, lots of mess and dirty carts. It was NOT a good experience. The server didn’t come back for refills or to check on us until the end. The chef was fine but wasn’t very engaging like we’ve had before. It was disappointing.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 13 hours ago

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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A
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The waitress was great but our chef who suppose to make the whole experience great had no personality or skills. He missed 99.99% of all tricks. My kids who celebrated their birthdays were very disappointed. I was disappointed for them as we went there because they wanted to see the tricks. I wouldn’t go there again for a special occasion. So disappointed!!

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 7 days ago

Alexis, 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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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waitress was super friendly and making sure we never had an empty glass or dirty plates in front of us for too long. The chef was amazing, very energetic and put on a great show.

DW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was ok. Very busy establishment. Food was just ok for the price we paid. One person in our group ordered white rice and got no rice. It was our first time there, so by time we realized she wasn't getting any it was to late to ask.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 7 days ago

Deborah, 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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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Tricked into a holiday lunch menu

ES
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place to eat. Very delicious food and a fantastic atmosphere!

H
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, love this kind of food. It was Valentine’s Day so it was extremely busy, and I thought they did a good job handling it.

B
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was really cold in here. Seated underneath some type of vent that blew very cold air on me the entire meal. Caused food to get cold very quick. Not sure why heat wasn't on instead. The chef didn't really cut up the food like most other chefs do, for example, the shrimp.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 7 days ago

Buddy, 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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s
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Our cook was sick, coughing & wiping nose constantly. Walking away at times to do what ever. I asked Hume questions and I got not interacting.
Spun some eggs and made a halfasd onion volcano, that’s it. I brought my daughter for her 1st time on Valentine’s Day, VERY VERY VERY disappointing.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 7 days ago

Shear, 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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AP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The chef was extremely slow and we couldn’t hear him clear. Sounds like he was mumbling.
The place was extremely cold. The heat was not turned on. The flat top didn’t warm us. Several other customer were also complaining. The warmest place was in the bathroom.
Food had no taste. Wasn’t seasoned enough. Very bland

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 7 days ago

Ann, 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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HM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very cold where we were sitting. The chef was awesome and the food was pretty good.

SR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fun time! Great service. Awesome food!!

MZ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic, as always. We just ate there Thursday and are going back again on Monday for another great meal.

ST
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

At the last minute we decided to seat ourselves in the bar area. Food was amazing however the service was a little slow, the waitress did the best she could considering she didn't have much help. We'll definitely return as we felt the food taste much better than joining a group at the grill.

RE
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always nice to meet new people.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef and service. Great for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always. Delicious food and entertaining service!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I took my sister for her first time, and I was kind of disappointed! Our chef was not very enthusiastic, I had egg shell in my rice, and a shrimp tail! First time I've ever had anything like that happen.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback! Hope to you see back soon!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was great as always. Chef seems to be still new and unsure about his techniques. Hubby ordered steak medium rare and chef cooked it medium well, then tried to tell him it’s medium rare. Otherwise, everything was good. Love eating here.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful! Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We’ve come to MG location many many times and generally have a good experience. This time however the service was extremely slow. We were at our table for 2 hours. Waited an hour before the chef and while both our waitress and chef were nice things were extremely unorganized. It was a 5 pm dinner reservation and wasn’t super busy in there either. We were also sat by the front door and it was absolutely freezing. Not even the grill warmed any of us up. Just to put into perspective how slow the service was, we seen another table seated 20 min after us and was able to finish before us.
We have young children and this was our date night to celebrate our anniversary and the babysitter tab was also racking up while we were sat there waiting for service.

D
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I would possibly recommend it, but would advise to have over 2 hours for the dining experience. There were gaps between soup, salad, and our chef. We had an early reservation and we still had to wait quite some time for the chef. Also, the temperature was freezing cold. Had to wear our coats and now they smell after the cooking. We had a party of 5 celebrating our daughter’s BD and we had no idea that two others would be joining us- people we didn’t know. That was a weird experience. They were very nice, but that is just odd.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded on February 18, 2020

Denise, 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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JP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The booth where we were seated was uncomfortable and cold. I will NEVER sit there again. I would recommend removing the booth in the corner. I can’t see anyone wanting to sit on wood and be freezing while paying a good chunk of money to eat there. If this was my first time there I would never return or recommend your restaurant.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded on February 11, 2020

Jamie, 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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N
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel that $166.00 for three of us was high we only had pop to drink.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Mike, for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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R
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was able to get last minute reservation. Actually it was slow for a Thursday.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

Awesome Rick! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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KC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector is your best chef!! We had a great time!

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

Wonderful Kevin! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very good food, great service. a bit cold in the restaurant but overall a wonderful time.the food is very expensive but good.

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Benji, for sharing your feedback! Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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AH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always fun!! Little Josh was great!! Reservation was seated on time.

EM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast for my mom's 50th , service was great!

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

Awesome Elizabeth! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion! Come back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a good report card

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded 5 days ago

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

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RM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had one of the best meals this year. We come a few times a year. Jackson was our chef and Jenny our server. Both were personable, professional and attentive!!!

Benihana - Maple Grove
Responded on February 13, 2020

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

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The manager was rude

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