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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Maple Grove Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (68)
Special Occasion (60)
Fun (53)
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Good for Groups (51)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (42)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Kid-friendly (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Casual (25)
Worth the Drive (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Business Meals (9)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Cozy (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

The table we were seated at had a very cold draft. Everyone at the table (including 3 children) wore their coats throughout dinner. When questioning the server we were told it was the vent overhead and nothing could be done. Very hard to enjoy a birthday dinner when everyone was freezing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

A good time was had by all!
We had our favorite chef, Jorge.
We enjoyed the visit and will be planning another trip soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Yama our chef was outstanding , we had a blast watching him! It was a wonderful first experience of eating there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

My family really enjoyed our chef. He was a lot of fun!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Have been to this location a couple times, this visit was not the best for a couple specific reasons. It was wicked cold at our grill, everyone there agreed. The host was really snotty about it too like it was our fault and shouldn't have asked if they could warm it up. We were clearly an inconvenience to her. 5 of us sat with our coats on...

Our chef was great, he did a good job with the food so no issues there.

The one problem though and I'll tread lightly here, was that we were paired with a group with a different religious preference that didn't want chicken or beef on the grill at the same time as their food. Now, I totally respect their preference, this isn't their fault or ours but rather a difference in preference. We don't care what their preference is, and they didn't care what ours was; that part was cool. The issue however is that the shrimp & rice is cooked first, then their entrees, then after the grill was completely clear of their food, ours was cooked. The problem with this is the shrimp and rice were ice cold by the time our meat was cooked. Now, if this were burger king or something I understand the cold food thing, but this is being cooked 5 inches from my plate on a 500 degree grill, how is it possible to have cold food???

To a certain extent I realize Benihana can't do much about this but it wouldn't be that difficult especially when taking reservations to clarify if there are any specific allergies or religious preferences that would prohibit certain items being cooked together. It's not unreasonable or difficult to execute, just need a different priority on customer focus.

And it's not like it's cheap, our bill averaged over $70 per person which I don't mind at all as long as the food/experience is up to par, this time it wasn't.

DK

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great time! Celebrated my birthday and our chef was FANTASTIC! Wish I could remember his name so he could get kudos!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Lobster was either over or under cooked...not tender...steak was pretty good...oh yeah...should have a choice of salad...

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our chef Ryan was GREAT!!!! He really seasoned our food

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Long wait for service. And prices are high for the amount of food you are served. I’ve been going to Benihana for years and years. Food is skimpier every time. Might be our last time dining there unfortunately.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were there at lunch time to celebrate 2 birthdays. Great experience! Mary was an amazing server and the food was fantastic! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ryan our chef was outstanding. Food good as always.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ryan the chef was excellent! Very funny as well.
Rob our server was excellent! I would recommend those two!

Thanks, Chris

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service was slow considering there was only one other hibachi going.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I love this place, but the waiter overcharged my card and I didn't realize until a day later. So that is not cool. Will be calling to get my money back.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Celebrated my 50th Bday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Over priced, mediocre food. They now garage $4.50 for fried rice option on the hibachi menu. Are you kidding me?

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Disappointed that we were seated in the back of the restaurant facing a wall. This section is where they left the used carts. Our chef barely talked with us. Food was decent, not sure if we would return anytime soon

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Chef was fantastic. Good was excellent. Waitress was a little slow on service but was newer. Overall great experience.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

It took over 20 mins after our reservation time to get the table. They used the wall next to us to store used carts. Matt, our chef, was excellent. Funny and entertaining. Food was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Rosen, the chef was amazing and fun. Food was great. The waitress was the worst I've experienced at benihana ever and the worst I've had in a long time at any restaurant. The waitress messed up every order at the table, even after coming back to clarify it twice. Thank God Rosen doubled checked. Rosen had to leave the table to go get bowls for the rice while cooking. Our waitress never checked back to fill our drinks after we got our first round. She came back right when the chef left to see if we wanted Ice cream. We told her after we were done eating we would but we would like more wine at that time. She then brought our bills. Every single one was wrong. We asked for ice cream. She left and came back with new bills. Every bill was again wrong. No ice cream. I wrote out exactly what everyone had to help her get the bills right. She came back and they were still all wrong. I asked for our ice cream. She snapped at me "I just spent 20 minutes at the register trying to do your bills!". We asked for a manager. The manager got the bills straightened out and apologized. He was polite. The take home order we got was missing the sauces we asked for, the soup and the salad. We just left with half our take home order as to not deal with her anymore. We never did get ice cream. She also messed up my sisters payment method and didn't give her back her card or the cash that was supposed to go toward the payment ($60). She was a mess.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always good food. Plus a show from the Chef. We had a Chef named Yama(I think) very good with a small twist on the show.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The waiter was very rude did not have a happy attitude at all he seemed to not want to be at work. I asked for apple juice for my son I wondered why he would not drink it and when I left I realized they gave him water never gave him apple juice and still charged me $3. Waiter asked why we were there and I stated it was my sons birthday he did not acknowledge that. Menu said that ice cream would be available and we were not offered anything. Very unprofessional and poor service

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Consistently good food. Courteous, friendly staff even during busy dinner hours. Like the option of the full menu served in the bar if you’re not into the Teppanyaki dining. And can’t beat the generous birthday club coupon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Took an hour for the chef to arrive, the floor had trash and spilled sauce on the floor, bathrooms stunk. Chef and server did a good job, but not worth the $100.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The chief was very nice to accommodate our fourth guest. The service was great we had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This Benihana’s is our go to! It’s always clean generally has an opening for a large group7+. The food has always been good, our cooks make it fun even though most of them have the same jokes and do the same food tricks. The waitress was excellent she had our next drinks ready. We were some of the last guests at the restaurant and they didn’t make us feel rushed to get out of there. Much better than our experience a few weeks ago at one of the Vegas locations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was so cold in there. I asked the manager why it was so cold and she didn't care what I have to say.. everyone at my table ate with their jackets one. Food was warm but if you waited for anything it was ice cold. So disappointed and I spent $150 on a cold meal. Couldn't get out of there faster.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Family fun

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Slow service but good food. Booth was not clean

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good food, horrible service. Our waitress forgot about us for awhile and also forgot to bring out appetizers to a few people. I will be going back to the golden valley location from now on.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Love that they do the birthday club. Love the food!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Was able to change my reservation close to the time I was supposed to be there with no trouble. Had a wonderful server Dynamite. Very funny and very attentive to our table which is sometimes hard to get from a server here for obvious reasons. Great food, Aaron was a great chef who was funny and polite. Hostess was very kind on the way in and out. Had a wonderful experience overall!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our chef Jorge was awesome. That was our first time in the restaurant we were celebrating my wife’s birthday , food was awesome the only thing was that we were cold the entire time I think it’s just the hood system above us.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Celebrated my son’s birthday! The chef was amazing, food was great! Waitress wasn’t around very often and not timely with refills and such. Otherwise, we have a good time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food. Fun experience. Entertaining chef.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Table we were seated it was freezing with cold air blowing down the whole time. We told the server she said all the tables were like that. But I didn’t see anybody else wearing their jackets while they ate. Our chef didn’t do any tricks talked quiet could not understand him. His name was Jorge. Then once our food was served our waitress came out giving us to go boxes with no time to eat. Also was not offered a picture as this was a birthday celebration. Felt very rushed and pushed out the door. Very disappointed with the amount of money we paid for a family of 5. The service did not come close to matching the price. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I had my reservation a month in advance set for 6:45pm, I was seated within 15 minutes but at 8:55 I was rushing my server for a box and the tab, not an easy task after not seeing him for 20 minutes. I've been here multiple times when I lived in the area and wanted to celebrate my anniversary here. I ended up cancelling plans and almost missed more scheduled for 9pm because what used to be an hour or hour long dinner & show was suddenly a 2 hour adventure. I'd wanted to order to-go but as aforementioned, my waiter was nowhere to be found for 20 minutes and I needed to go. The waiter seemed more attentive to the rest of the table and often asked another couple and us both had to repeat ourselves after getting his attention. The food was good-after I got what I actually ordered. The show was good. I generally prefer the golden valley site to this one because theyre cheaper and just as good with more professional staff, this one just happened to be closer to our hotel. I just think the next time i drive 5 hours for an anniversary getaway, I'll probably go somewhere else even if its just a different location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have a tradition for my all 3 of my kids birthdays to go to MG Benihana ‘s the last few times we have gone it wasn’t the best but we continued our tradition this year. We are SO GLAD WE DID!! The chef had some new moves and tricks got everyone at the table involved and the food was AMAZING! We will be back again soon! Thank you for reviving my want to attend your restaurant!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very disappointed in the time we were seated until the guy came to our table to cook our food. It was over an hour. We almost got up and walked out.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I loved it. Was my first time and I will be back :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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