About Benihana - Maple Grove

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.

11840 Fountains Way
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Cross Street:
Hemlock and Elm Creek

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(763) 315-0090

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/maplegrove-mn-mg

Parking Details:
No valet free public parking.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Benihana - Maple Grove Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.0

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3.8

value

3.8

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
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Good for Groups (47)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Good for a Date (37)
Great for Lunch (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Casual (24)
Kid-friendly (22)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Healthy (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Happy Hour (7)
People Watching (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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Vegan (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great good. Service was ok.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I always enjoy the food here, has good flavor. entertaining, and good choices on menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always good. However, we kept our winter coats on thru the entire meal, and it was still uncomfortably COLD. Every time a patron came or left the restaurant, there was a blast of cold wind across our table. It was ridiculous.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Best chef ever, did things I've never seen before. Ryan was excellent. Waitress was a little preoccupied, busy clearing and setting another table and not as attentive as I would expect. Food was good as always. BUT, the restaurant was very cold and drafty. People were actually wearing their winter coats and hats. The issue apparently was the overhead vent systems; cold air was coming down through them (it was very cold outside). Smoke from the grill was blowing into my face (an issue for me with lung problems) due to the downdraft. Even Ryan complained about the cold draft. Very uncomfortable! We mentioned the problem to the staff, who apologized. I think there should have been an offer of some sort. We won't return to that location in cold weather again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

In a word...FREEZING! Terrible downdraft from the vents above the grilling table. Most of us wore our coats!!! We've been here before and never a problem. Now, we'll find a new place!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

When I booked our table through Open Table I had requested to please make my adult daughter's birthday special as best they could. I noticed that at different tables they sang "Happy Birthday" but did not come over to our table. The servers and chef for our table was very courteous and did know that we were celebrating a birthday.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My daughters 14 birthday dinner

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very fun & great food!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Disappointed with our cook. He was rather boring, no personality and continued to cough a lot. Food was ok for the price! It was very cold at our table most of the dinner. The ventilation system was poor as I had to wash our winter coats afterwards. Our coats smelled like grease/oil. Overall, disappointed with service and atomosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Unprofessional service, dirty bench, inattentive

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The service this time was below average. Server messed up appetizers and bill, the chef was not very entertaining and the worst part of the evening was we had to keep our coats on the entire meal-it was absolutely freezing in the entire restaurant. The food was good as normal, not sure we will be back, there are so many other options in the area it was just not a good experience.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

we made reservations for my son's 20th birthday. It was horrible! Our cook seamed drunk, it was uncomfortably COLD and due to the temp, they did not use the exhaust fans so it was extremely smokey! Our jackets had go to the cleaners because they smelled so bad days later.
VERY VERY disappointed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Reservation at 130 chef came to table at 228. Again super long wait time but food was good as usual!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We were highly disappointed this time around; it was for my birthday. The chef was an hour late to cooking for us, it was freezing cold in the restaurant due to the vents open on a cold night, our chef cooked really fast, poor skills, undercooked meat (wanted it well done), only a few unexcitable tricks that you pay all the $$ to see. :(

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had another great experience at Benihana. Our Hibachi Chef was amazing (Hector) and had original style I've not seen with other Hibachi masters. The food was delicious and the cocktails were yummy. We had the Benihana Trio and Deluxe Treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our chef was terrible. We waited for almost a half hour after our salads came to have him to come to our table. He was not in a good mood and it showed. He rushed through everything and did it provide a good experience. Our waiter was awesome though. It was also very cold sitting by the window.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had an amazing dinner and show. Chefs were very personable and had great jokes! Even though we were all busy paying attention to the staff, the wait staff was attentive to our needs without needing to ask. We had a great experience, will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a great time cant wait to come back. The service was great and so was the food!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our go-to spot for our families special occasions. However, tonight things just fell way short of our expectations.
The restaurant was freezing. Beyond freezing actually, we ate with winter coats on. The hostess booth needs training. We arrived an hour early for apps in the bar. We checked in and they said they’d just find us when it was time to be seated. 10 minutes before our reservation, I decided just to check in once more only to come up behind the hostess screaming (and I mean screaming) my name. I apologized and said we were in the bar as discussed when we arrived. She scolded me and said they’d been looking for us for awhile. Ugh!!!!!
Matt our chef was phenomenal. At least our food was better than it has ever been in any of our visits. He had a great personality and made the rest of the evening a delight. The ladies restroom was beyond disgusting. I’m pretty sure it hadn’t been checked the entire day, or two for that matter.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a chef that we have never had before. His name was Ryan and we thought he has been the best chef we have ever had at Benihanas

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The table was very cold. Most people wore their coats. Near the end of the meal we could even see our breath. Other than being cold the whole time is was good. Food was great.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I got out for a rare date night. Strangely enough Benihana got a “delivery” on a Saturday evening. I was so uncomfortably cold it was really hard to enjoy the experience. My husband and I also got some sort of bad food or something because we both felt pretty sick the rest of the evening. We love Benihana and this location. I think we just had a poor experience this time around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall, the food was excellent. Our chef I think was annoyed we were a bit late and was pleasant, but definitely not energetic. He said we were his last table and it was obvious he couldn't wait for us to leave. Evidently, the heaters in the back were not working and the temperature outside was -10 degrees. There was a constant cold breeze

So in all, the food was great. Our chef was crabby and the air was cold and they definitely could have done better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Need to build wall by front table and door. Every time door opens napkin flys and zero cold wind. Will refuse table next time

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everyone at our table was extremely cold, we had to wear our jackets during the better part of dinner. Especially on very cold days there should be a plan for how to keep people warm when the air was cold At the table and people will continue to come in and out. Having double doors, a separation wall may help, this is very small investment, or having a couple of space heaters near by to help. All of us were cold and the foot got cold very fast as well.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Restaurant was very cold while eating. Wasn’t a good experience due to cold air coming in from the doors. Need to call a vendor in to fix the heater system or a way to block the cold air from freezing everybody out on the left side of the restaurant. One group moved 3 times while we suffered through the cold environment. Didn’t complain, but the experience was very disappointing & waitress didn’t come by often to see if we needed anything. Several times we had the chef do the waitress duties.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was so cold in the restaurant a person could not enjoy anything. People had to wear their jackets and if they had a sweatshirt with a hood on it, they had their hood up. My son wore a short sleeve shirt and was freezing. My daughter and I had long sleeve shirts on, but it was unpleasantly cold. The waitress asked how things were and I told her it was cold and her response was “she couldn’t personally do anything about it.” Duh, but someone could have. Didn’t enjoy the food or the experience at all.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food as always, sever was good, chef was great. The Downfall is our reservation was at 230pm and we didn't have a chef begin cooking our food until about 315pm.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We waited 50 minutes for our chef. It was freezing at our table. The bathrooms were disgusting.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was my first time there and it was so cold I had to wear my winter jacket the whole time. I was ready to leave just while I was waiting but got called to a table where I froze some more Thank fully the food was good to make up for how cold we were

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was extremely cold in there to the point were I was shacking cold. And I wasn’t advised until the last minute that I had to share my birthday certificate of $30 with another Customer. If my cousin wasn’t having dinner with me I wouldn’t have been able to use it. That’s was very disappointing seeing that I asked the waiter before I placed my order, could I use the certificate and was there anything I needed to know in order to use it and he advised nothing... So, overall it was a horrible experience having to eat and be very cold at the same time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Antonio did a fantastic job preparing our meal and keeping us entertained. Only request is if the temperature could be warmer indoors in the cold evenings!!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was freezing cold in the restaurant. And although I made a reservation for 8, it was 20-30 minutes before we decided to leave and go to Kobe instead. Which was a great choice cause we had an entire chefs table to ourselves. Bad experience. Oh well.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was a terrible experience!! We were seated almost exactly immediately. Our server came to take our drink orders. We asked for recommendations on a wine and he gave a snide remark about not drinking. It took over 1/2 hr to get our drinks. When we arrived we were told the restaurant was in chilly. That was an understatement. During our stay we could see our breaths. This was an inside venue. What the heck. The food prepared was ok. Overall it was a terrible experience. Not worth the $$ nor getting a cold over.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My only complaint at all was that they have no way to control the cold temperature in the winter and it was very cold, all of us needing leave on our winter coats. The food was terrific and the chef entertaining with great service. We were told by our server and then later by the manager (and they apologized for it being cold) that their ventilation system over the grill at each table requires pulling in outside air and it was -6 F on the day we went. We did get a very nice manager discount on the bill but will definitely wait for warmer weather before going back.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was cold in there and when the chef was done and shut off the exhaust fan, cold outside air rushed in. We had to put on our coats and our meals got cold instantly. Our server turned the fan back on at our insistence and that helped but not much. It was so cold we wanted to leave. Love Benihana but you need to do something about the cold air coming in.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

John is a fantastic and engaging chef. Kim is an excellent server and was very quick with suggestions.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed ourselves, but on this occasion the restaurant was ridiculously cold. It was very cold outside, to be sure, and we were told that it wasn’t a matter of a broken heating system but rather a function of how the vents are designed. We ate our dinner wrapped in our heavy winter coats, and when the chef turned off the grill it got even colder. No compensation on our bill. We paid almost $400 for 4 people, froze to death and then had to go home and wash the grease smell out of our winter coats. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Usually I would give all fives for Benihana's. However on this Christmas night at - 1 degrees temperature and -30 wind chill, it was so cold inside, because of the grill
vents that everyone had winter jackets and gloves on the entire meal. It was freezing. If one did not eat their food immediately, it was cold within minutes. The cooks were unable to perform their usual food show due to the extreme cold. We were told there was nothing they can do. That it is best not to come unless it is 20 degrees or above. Not even free photos on this Christmas night. My advice : Look at the weather forecast before making reservations.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Definitely the worst dining experience ever. It was absolutely freezing in there. We all ate with our coats on. Most of the other diners did too. The manager said there was nothing he could do about it, that the restaurant was always that cold when it was cold outside. Surprised that the Board of Health allows such low temperatures.

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