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

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Maple Grove Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (67)
Special Occasion (64)
Good for Groups (62)
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Fun (55)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for a Date (40)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Kid-friendly (33)
Casual (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Romantic (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (11)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Spicy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Cozy (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Antonio was a great chef. We had a good show and great food. All the staff were friendly and open to accommodating special orders.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Overall great time. Chef was amazing! Food was great and Love the new Spicy Chicken Fried Rice! *Note you will not get the hot tea that is listed as part of your meal unless you"ask" for it they do not ask you. Also if there for your Birthday you only get one Ice cream even if the meal you choose had one listed as part of the meal. Save your $$ and get the 5 course not the 6.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

I ended up getting extremely sick about an hour and half after eating. I called and talked with the general manager. Who stated he would call me back after he did some investigating. I never heard back. I ended up missing work do to the upset stomach. I'm out my work pay as well as the money I paid for the meal. I'm very disappointed in the fact that the general manager did not reach back out.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Birthday celebration was wonderful - good food nice presentation. They cook in front of you fresh food . The chef is very entertaining. I will look forward to eating there again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second time coming here. Love the food and the service and entertainment.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The evening at this establishment was not only entertaining, but fun. The food was wonderful. The "show, or performance" of the chef was a new experience for me. I found it quite enjoyable. The service was good, the entire wait staff seemed to be not only friendly, but knowledgeable.
It was a great evening for our group.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Vegan, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

From hostess to server to chef - everything was wonderful. The scallops were done to perfection, the filet was perfect, the onions were sautéed perfectly, the rice was perfect. All around spectacular.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food but on the expensive side for what you get. At our table of 8, 3 plates were really dirty (which were replaced right away) and there was dried rice in the seats of the booth.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always great food and service at this location!!!
After so many great meals here, I will never go to their Golden Valley location again, as they are understaffed, mismanaged and have the slowest, worst service ever!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was loud , busy and expensive. We didn't get any white rice even though we requested it.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Doesn't honor birthday coupons!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We spent over $200 and were expecting a little sale as in the past. Server was great; our cook wasn't overly enthusiastic. Food was good but Osaka has better value.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was great and chef was entertaining. Would be good
for a first date. No awkward pauses with chef antics to distract a lack of conversation.
My wife and I both had loose stools soon after the meal but we pretty much expected
that with all the oil used and suspected use of MSG.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Book table reservations, it still waited almost 45 minutes to be seated. Food was good. Overall it seemed very under-staffed for the time of day. Long waits for soup/salads and ice cream after the meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food prepared by very talented chefs with super friendly waitresses assisting throughout the meal. Everyone had a great time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I love it every time

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My kids didn't have school, so we decieded to go here for lunch much, the kids really enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

They raised all there prices quite a bit. It was worth it before but now it's borderline too expensive.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food and service were great however, the floor was extremely slippery from grease!! So much so that the chef poured salt on the floor so he wouldn't slip while cooking. Extreme Hazard!! They need to come up with a more effective cleaning solutions for the floor before someone falls and gets badly hurt!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Over priced for not the best quality of food. Tried it a couple of times for the birthday coupon. I don't think we will go back

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