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Sunday, May 13, 2018
We were just 3 sat with two similar groups staff adjusted presentation for the audience interest. Well done
We went out for my birthday. This year it was just my husband and me. It’s the first time we were ever the only people at the table.
We had a brand new chef. She was honest and told us she was a good cook but not very “tricky”. We didn’t care as we were really tired. We had a nice conversation with our chef. The food was good.
It was awesome as always. Never a disappointing time. Fun from the time you walk in to the time you walk out. This restaurant is a must for all first time visitors.
Very disappointing we had a 6:30 reservation didn’t get seated til 6:50 even though there were empty tables
Service was so slow they didn’t even start cooking our food til after 8 had to ask for drinks very disappointing when you are spending that much money you should have a better experience no one eve apologized for how long we had to wait no manager even came to our table
Birthday for my son. We love coming but the last few times have not been awesome as usual. Seems like there is a staffing issues and we did receive a percentage off our meal because of it. It is also very hard to get into even to just have sushi unless you make a reservation.
We waited 45 minutes for a chef to come to our table. Then the one we received was very lack luster. His show involved food flying at my dad. Not your typical toss a shrimp or anything. Just eggs flying all over him. He was a mess. Then lets get to the food part. My step-mom has a severe allergy to shellfish. We let the waitstaff know and they assured us that it will be no problem and that they will take all precautions to keep foods separate. They were beyond wrong. He was cooking everything together all over the flat top. He even tried serving her the shrimp that she is allergic too. She ended up not eating much of anything in fear she would have a reaction. The scallops and shrimp were under cooked. Four of the people at the table had steak and it had an off taste to it. Overall experience is that we won't be back. Especially when your bill is almost $300!
First time at restaurant, and heard so much about the chef’s and how they interact with the groups. Heard from others how the entertainment was so great. We did not experience this, but the food was good.
The manager really did a nice job understanding, and did the right thing. Would give an other try sometime, but would not rush back or recommend at this time.
Our hibatchi chef was very nice and put on a fun show. Our waitress was extremely busy with many tables, would have been nice to have her around for more beverage service. She was a very nice girl BUT she seemed to address the other family sitting by us than our family which felt like we were putting her out because she had to talk to us.
The food was merely ok. I had the lunch duet of chicken and shrimp and about half of the chicken was so gristly or plain old hard (just old?) that I had to spit it out. The salad was good and the rice was ok -- not very tasty. My dining companion had medical issues with salt, and they only way they accommodated her was to avoid soy sauce. She tried to interrupt him; she then tried to eat some of it. She was sick all day today.
Underwhelming experience...the food was bland, was pretty expensive for what we got, and in general just felt like it was an expensive meal that didn't leave any of us blown away. For a similar price, I think we would have preferred to go elsewhere. There wasn't a lack of trying on their part, it just wasn't a good meal, and when you throw the price ($40/person) it really wouldn't lead us to go back. Just an honest opinion of our experience.
Cold draft and over cooked food
We had to wait a long time for our cook. We went back at 6:40 and did not get a cook till 7:30 everyone ordered after there drinks were served. Our waitress and cook were good but I never have had to wait that long for the cook. Kids got very hungry:(
What a great experience for our birthday celebrations. Our chef, steven, and waitress, Nani, were amazing....so fun, intentive, great service. We will definitely go back!
We went to Benihanas for an afternoon lunch during the work week. It was pretty slow at this time, but we appreciated it. We sat at a table alone and still got the full show from the chef! Our waiter and chef were fun and did their jobs wonderfully. The tempura sushi roll we ordered was delicious along with our lunch duet.
Food was not cooked all the way, cook provided no entertainment, rice was soggy
Very disappointed I could not use the Birthday discount. I made a last minute decision to take my wife there for her birthday realizing that they also offered a birthday discount. Apparently it takes 48 hrs. to be put in their system so they could not accept it the same day. Food was very good. The chef was fun but seemed a bit bored with his job. I would still recommend it.
Yama was amazing. He listened to everyone's food request. Our server, im sad I can't remember her name, but she was also amazing. I ordered ice cream togo and I forgot to add it in my togo bag. She ran it out to me just in time! Love that green tea ice cream.
Always have fun here.
Drinks take longer once you get to the table.
Birthdays are a real treat here it was a lot of fun minus they didn't take our picture at the end like they normally do.
it was fantastic and fun and my chef was outstanding
Great food, great show. We always enjoy ourselves whenever we go, and I consider it my favorite resturant.
Food was good, chef was also great but our server seemed like she had somewhere else to be. She was in such a hurry that she asked if I wanted a second beverage and left so fast she did not get my answer which was that I wanted something different . She forgot my daughters rice that came with her kids meal and didn’t ask if anybody would like desert except my son who had a birthday desert. For the almost two hundred dollar bill we received, I would expect way better service...
I was very disappointed. We had our two little girls with us. The Chef did two “tricks.” And we were there for a birthday. Very disappointing. Not worth the money.
The food was ok. Not as good as other experiences I’ve had here. The chef was not good at all. He had zero energy, and over cooked almost the entire meal. The shrimp was very chewy, and even the chicken in the fried rice was dry and over cooked. This was all very unfortunate too because we went for my sons birthday, and it was his and my daughters first time there. If I had to make a decision to recommend the restaurant based on this experience, I would tell people to save their money. It was a real bummer.
Our service was poor, but our chef was amazing. I brought four high school girls and they enjoyed their experience and had a fabulous night. Our chef was very engaging even though our reservation was 9pm. I would definitely bring a group of teens again.
workers all had smiles. great experience for family and friends
Got seated just 5 minutes after my reservation time which was better then other times. We then waited 30 minutes at the table before the server came by and got drink orders. The server rang in adult meals for my children who ordered kids meals and it was only noticed by the chef when he was verifying our orders with us. I am glad he asked if the meals for them should have been kids or adult. The chef was great and did a great job with the show part and the cooking of the food. Jorge is very friendly and great with not only the adults but children too. I would go back again in hopes to get him but the server maybe needs some help and coaching on when she should ask for help or let someone know if she is feeling like her tables are to much at that time.
As usual the food was outstanding from the lobster/chateaubriand to the hibachi chicken/steak everything was fabulous. The Chef was entertaining, the wait staff very attentive and the overall atmosphere fun and very enjoyable.
This is our favorite birthday tradition and we enjoy Benihana's a minimum of 5 times yearly.
The food is mediocre and overpriced. This time around our chef did exactly 2 tricks, both of which I could do at home. He looked bored. We won’t be going back to Benihana.
Great restaurant overall. A little chilly inside...maybe the vent system. Had a birthday there...super fun and awesome food!
Chef didn’t do many tricks & kept dropping his utensils. There was a lot of cold air blowing on us before & after the grill was on.
The waiter had a nasty attitude and steaks were over cooked.
Chef Jackson was awesome. A lot of fun and funny. Made the experience great for my nine year old son. Bartender was not very sociable or pleasant though. Would definitely go back.
Spend a lovely time! The chef who was cooking for us was awesome. Will be back again
We were celebrating birthdays (2) at our visit. The food was excellent and the show of cooking at the table was enjoyable. Our chef was a bit robotic. The tricks were cute but the execution was stale. The server did a decent job by making sure she was always ahead of us for drinks but this sometimes led to a challenge in table space with plates and 2-3 drinks per person. We tried a variety of food to include sushi, fried rice, shrimp, lobster, steak and chicken (party of 4). All of it was great. Loved the onion soup also. I personally could do without the salad because of the ginger dressing but others loved it. The "yum yum" sauce is excellent and the birthday song and ice cream was a nice touch.
Love coming to benihana for my birthday, great food and great service.
brought a friend for her birthday and our chef was amazing. Wish i remembered his name because i want to get the credit of being out going and really livened up the table.
always great food. Really enjoy being able to go there and just getting great food and a show.
Service was not well, waited 2 hours for appetizer rice was cooked hard
Amazing food, fantastic cook, terrible waiter.