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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4.4

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4.0

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3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (76)
Fun (68)
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Good for Groups (58)
Good for a Date (46)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Great for Lunch (37)
Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Kid-friendly (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Romantic (17)
Authentic (15)
Comfort Food (12)
People Watching (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and overall experience was good. Our chef was great. However the service is extremely slow. We had reservations for 7:00 (arrived early) and didn't get seated until 7:30. After we were seated it took a very long time for our server to come to our table. He took our drink order and was gone forever until he came back with our drinks. It ended up being almost a two and a half hour experience. They need to fix the slow service in order for the experience to be worth the high prices.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

We’ve been to Benihana on numerous occasions and had a very good experience, but this was not one of those times. We had a reservation (an early 5:30 one at that so the restaurant was not yet busy), yet waited 1/2 hour to be seated. Once seated, it was 45 more minutes before our chef joined the table. The chef didn’t do all the parts of the “cooking show” that you typically see at Benihana, and seemed more intent on just getting the food cooked and getting out than the showmanship aspect of it. Additionally, he heavily doused the chicken fried rice in soy sauce, yet put no soy sauce on the vegetables. They forgot the white rice for my two children, and when I requested it, they brought out one single bowl for them to share. I’ve never had a bad experience at Benihana before, but if this had been my first time, I wouldn’t go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Benihana is my favorite treat, the MoA & St Louis Park locations are great but time and time again I am disappointed with the Maple Grove location. Slow service, slow everything. I've talked to other Benihana fans and they have the same review

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·Dined 3 days ago

Brooke the manager was EXTREMELY accommodating....she went above and beyond!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was a great experience, we love the food however the wait time was very long, I have 2 kids and we were there for an hour before we got our food. Felt a little rush once we go our food...

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great service! It was a fun place to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience. I hate seafood, but the shrimp was phenomenal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Our chef Matt was great and the food was maybe the best I have had here in a while. It was a great lunch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great - Dynomite and Rosen were excellent as our server and chef. Very entertaining!

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·Dined 5 days ago

First of all, We love Benihana’s. Unfortunately our past visit on February 16, 2018 was extremely unpleasant. Our server was nice and tried to make the situation better but he couldn’t. We were made to sit under an open vent even when the air outside was -3 degrees. Our chef was mediocre at best - very messy and our food was flying everywhere. The cold air caused our feed to be cold before we could eat it and we had to spend our entire dinner with coats on. Very disappointed. I won’t be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Had fun. The cool didn't do a lot though. Couple of kids at our table not ours loved the fire, but that's all he did. Could've done more with the eggs etc...

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentines Day. Amazing good as always.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Need to bring back out menu items.
It Added variety to the menu

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

When we arrived at about 7:58 for our 8:00 reservation, we still had wait for other parties to arrive which could take a while. Our hibachi table was right by the door which was uncomfortably freezing. We did end up switching to another table inside the restaurant which was better but we still felt a cold draft. Food was good. I ordered the filet mignon with chicken and my gf had the spicy NY strip. Food arrived at 930PM. Overall experience was good, the food was good however the coldness inside the restaurant lowered the overall value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Worst experience that I have ever had at this spot. Been here tons of time. 2 hours long. Another table the old chef was throwing and dropping food everywhere on floor. Girlfriend sat on end and food from old chef was hitting her. Didnt understand beer at bar 3.25 beer in restaraunt 5.50 then at 8pm beer in bar $7.90 for a Bud Light. Not impressed. 3 different prices for beer. Food was alright. Our chef was great. It lasted 2 hours never before has it taken that long. Must not if had too many reservations. I dont know. Everytime we have gone here it has been getting worst!!! Might be our last time going. Not a fan anymore. VERY DISAPPONTED!!! We loved this place!!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, great chef, wonderful service all around!❤

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Had an amazing time with my 2 sons! My oldest turned 20 and we eat here often. Thanks for the great service Aaron!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Seemed to be short Chefs as we waited for quite awhile for ours but the food was excellent as usual.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food sucked! We were there 4 a birthday. Our chef never offered any Sake to spray in our mouths like every other tables did. It was boring. Quality of meat 4 the emperor's meal was horrible. Way over priced for horrible everything. Need better options for sides. Or need some options. Cant expect everyone to like that crap. Not everyone eats fish or likes chicken and mushroom broth/water with 2 green onion shavings in it

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Even though we have a reservation every time, we end up waiting past that time. The entryway waiting area is always packed with not enough seating. The hostesses could care less about being personable. This time our waitress told us a beer was not on tap so brought a bottle. When we asked for a refill she came back saying she made a mistake and it was on tap. We were still charged for her mistake. The chef burnt the vegetables, blackened all my seafood, and didn't do a show during the meal because they were too busy. This place used to be great for special occasions, honestly our last trip was NOT WORTH $130. If I could take it back and just have stayed at home, I would.

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

Service was very slow. We were there over 2 hours. Scallops with land and sea was skimpy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Restaurant was clean and we were seated as soon as we got there (reservation). Our chef was entertaining and the food was done perfectly.

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food and service is always excellent when we attend ! Found a few new ways to spicy up our dinner and it worked out great!! Love the atmosphere here and our chef was exceptionally peppy which helps the dinning experience! Always try to bring new guests with to experience dinner and a show!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Really nice time

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I brought my family for dinner to Benihanas. We have been here about a dozen times. This time, by far, has been the absolute worst visit. First, our waiter was completely spacey. He took our entire order right away. No drinks order first. He entered in the wrong information for the chef and it took 20 minutes to receive our drinks. When they did come, my kids didn't get their drinks right. Frustrating to say the least. Our waiter even admitted it was a slow night and our table was his only responsibility. Good God!!! Next, our chef came out before soup or salad was served. Starting the "show" before we were served the first course. He was about 90 years old. I have never feared for my life at dinner until this time. The chef was doing tricks but he never pulled them off. Dropping spatulas or lemons, eggs, and shrimp. Then the knives came out... the food was nothing special. The prices are insanely expensive for what you get and the drinks are so so. Benihanas needs a new CEO that can revamp it's policies and training program. I don't recommend this place to anyone.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We just love the birthday certificates so that we can enjoy coming here-and we love that when seated at Hibachi table you can get to know new people and have a show from the chef while conversating with those around you. It was a nice meal and we enjoyed the service from this dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We were not impressed with how long it took to get our reserved table. It took 45 minutes passed our reservation time to be seated. It was another 20 minutes before we got our soup. Once the chef arrived, everything went well. Food was tasty. My 4 kids were pretty crabby the morning after, since it was 10pm before we arrived home.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had a fun experience. Our chef did a great job entertaining us and paying special attention to the little girl at our table. He did something this time we never saw in other visits, he made a chicken from an egg! There was a haze throughout the entire restaurant. We noticed it immediately upon arrival and it never cleared. It's usually not that way. I was disappointed that we weren't offered a take home photo this time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food and service were good, however, the restaurant is showing its age, and isn't the destination it once was it felt more like a buffet and you were rushed through rather than a food experience. We likely will not return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Yama was a very good chef! He did fancy things we had not seen before! It was a fun night!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The hibachi chef was engaging and fun. The scallops we're exceptional. A great place for friends to gather.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent menu and food. Everything regarding the food was wonderful. Seating took awhile even though reservations were made. In their defense, they were extremely busy.
Our chef was hilarious and very entertaining. Fun night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good. Chef was very entertaining- food was really good. Not disappointed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We were seated about 10 minutes after our reservation. Our server was really nice and top of everything. Ronen was our chef and he was extra nice and fun. We were lucky enough and got paired with a other great group. We really had a lot of fun. Only thing that was a little disappointing is that it was so cold until the cooking started up. But i guess its due to the cold air through the vents so not their fault. I wouod recommend wearing something a little warmer if you are going in the winter.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Both our waiter and chef were personable and fun! Even the host was great! Food was amazing! Overall great experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We arrived 10 minutes early our reservations were at 7:30. We sat at our table about 7:45. We were seated with 2 other parties which in each group someone was celebrating a birthday. Once we were seated our hostess Carol came to the table took drink orders and dashed away. She seemed to be really busy, which showed the had to be short staffed or something, because we watched her serve several tables. So after about 10-15 mins she was back with drinks and ready to take our order. So after this she dashed away again to sing Happy Birthday to 2 other tables. Now she has to help them pack up and get them their ice cream. We still waiting for soup and salads. So now the soup and salad arrive. We finish our salads and soup to sit at the table waiting for the cook to finish serving another table this took 30 mins as we sit cold from the cold air coming from the vent above the grill. We were never checked on. I never got water refilled by Carol. I had to flag another waitress for help. SO now Hector arrives and he was amazing, he came in and got it going but at this point my Birthday Experience was ruined. I felt he was tired we were the last people in the restaurant besides one other table on our side. Hector was finishing up and that's when we seen Carol coming with to-go boxes. We just received our food which took us forever to get and now we are being rushed to finish and get ice cream? It was so bad to no one at the table wanted to be sung to or picture taken, I love Benihana's and me and friends are regulars at the restaurants around the Twin Cities and this is the worst experience ever. This had ruined my birthday dinner. People come for the experience of the Chef and the over-all atmosphere and that we didn't receive it just wasn't welcoming.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We were the first to arrive & forgotten when it came to being seated. 15 mins after our reservation we we're seated. Drink order taken. Server was great. Dinner order taken. Soup delivered. Salad delivered. No chef. Over an hour wait for a chef to arrive at our table. Other 6pm guest at other tables we already boxing up their meals & we still sat there waiting. Mrg apologized and offered 15% discount. Finally the chef arrive. Very friendly but definitely frazzled. Served me the wrong food. I had to scrape it onto my son's plate. And when all was said & done I was comped under $9. I normally have a great time but after being forgotten, waiting over an hour & being served the wrong food, I think we should have been comped something more. Don't you?

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We weren't pleased with Benihana this time. We waited for our waitress a long time, after being seated (10 minutes). (She apologized, explained she was new, and that the host hadn't let her know we had been seated.) Then we ordered our food and waited an exceptionally long time to have our chef come to the table. (Manager had come over and apologized, asked if we needed anything to drink, sharing that one chef had badly cut his finger, was sent to the ER, thus they were short staffed.) We later found our from our table chef, that they were actually down 2 chefs, as someone had also called in sick that evening. When the waitress brought our salads out, her long hair (that was pulled around to the front, on one side of her body) was literally hanging directly in our salads and on her serving tray. Our chef was wonderful, and our food he prepared was delicious. But within 5-10 minutes of the chef getting us our food, the waitress was literally at our table, with to-go boxes in hand, asking if anyone needed one, while we were all eating with plates 1/2 to 3/4 full. It was definitely not one of our better experiences at Benihana.

While we certainly understand that accidents happen, and sometimes situations are out of the restaurants control, under these circumstances it would have been nice for the manager to comp us a drink, or take some money off our bill, for the inconvenience of having to wait so long, only to be rushed out after we finally got our food, after waiting so long.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A fun and exciting meal, as always.

They always have great food and atmosphere, even the kids really enjoy the chef.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was delicious! Show was fabulous! Price was a bit high for portion size, but I would definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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