Benihana - Minneapolis

4.2
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2312 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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 in our beautiful bar and lounge. Relax before your meal with one of our specialty cocktails or sushi in our beautiful bar and lounge. Our bar is the perfect place to host your next networking event. Need to host a large event? We offer several private rooms to choose from. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Give us a call for more details or to reserve one of the private dining rooms. Benihana Minneapolis is conveniently located off of I-394 and seven minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
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3.9
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4.0
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OT
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with family for a birthday dinner.

B
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthdays , lunch , dinner, night out with the girls, any way you can convince yourself to come to benihana's you will be happy, it's always yummy from the chiefs to the host everyone is so happy and ready to adjust the food to your liking. I have always found the golden valley benihana's food and service better then that of mall of America, I think because this team has been together for some many years they work well

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food in a great place! Chef was good and the server was really nice. Always a good place to dine for any occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was okay

JZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sergio presented and prepared our meal with style. He had quite the personality.

Our server was below average. She was slow to check on beverages and applied my birthday certificate to the other party at the table bill.

s
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Food was great as it has been every time I have been there. Love the Minneapolis location.

l
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best time for dinner. My kids had a blast watching the chef. Food was so good.

AN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time. Great food!!! The server and cook were wonderful. I always enjoy my visits

BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I order a double chicken duet and recieved a single portion. The cook acted like he was afraid to give us sauce. My wife's chicken tasted like rubber. This used to be my go to when I worked in the area, but I will not be returning.

KB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been there many times. We had 2 birthday teens. One turned 14 on the day we were there and the other was 15. We had the birthday meal coupon. They wouldn’t let us use on a Sunday. I think they should have allowed us to use it. Make an exception. I used to work in a restaurant and sometimes you just do that for people. That was very, very disappointing to me. We are repeat customers for 6 years now coming in for birthdays.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day, so it was busy as you can imagine.
Personally it was my first time eating at the restaurant, but my date raves about it. Food was great, fair prices

K
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Late with appointments, took us another hour to get a drink and level saw the waitress again. Overpriced and cook is over cooked.

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Responded 4 days ago

Kathy, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Charge you a extra 20% without telling you had no problem tipping but for them to take theyre tip without warning ill never return there

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Robert, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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j
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was overly priced for the quality that you got. I have been to many other Hibachi Restaurants that offered higher quality food for better pricing. Not to mention my fiancee got sick that night after eating there

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Responded 4 days ago

Joshua, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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DD
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Made reservation early for Valentine’s Day. Had 2 kids with us and were sat with another family with 2 kids. Definitely helped us feel less judged if the kids were acting up. Good food and experience. Wish they had more deals for special events.

JE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a good experience. The food is very good as it is always. Service was a bit slow after we were seated. But it was Valentine's Day, so some delay wasn't unexpected. There were a few small cranky kids that were annoying. It was disappointing there did not seem to be any Valentine's Day specials.

ML
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good

SJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We were greeted by the rudest front staff I have ever dealt with before at a restaurant. Big bummer to the night.

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Responded 4 days ago

Sara, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It’s just not the same anymore ! The staff is rude ! The management is rude ! We come in and spend $100+ on food and don’t even get treated with the appropriate service anymore ! It really sucks because my son and I love this place and we were going to go there for his birthday but we will find another place to go . Between Maple Grove and the Mall of America as well as Golden Valley, Benihana is just not a great restaurant to go to anymore. We get looked at like we are outsiders because of the color of our skin and trust me when I say the treatment is the same way. I’ll never expose my son to this again.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded 4 days ago

Tori, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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RK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The $4.60 upgrade to fried rice was the only thing preventing me from a better review.

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Responded 5 days ago

Robert, Thank you for leaving us an in depth review of your experience on today’s visit. Your comments and suggestions will be shared with our team to improve the guest experience.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made reservations for 8:00pm me and my table of 8 were not seated until 8:45. Hostess gave me a buzzer and told us our table was ready and my next and my party stand and give up our seats at the bar for a table that was not ready. After a 15 minute wait we were finally seated. After we were seated and orders were taken waitress was no where to be found so, nobody could get their drinks refilled. This was my worst fine dining experience ever. I will not be returning to the Golden Valley location ever!!!!

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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JH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only complaint was that they sat us about 25 minutes after the time of our reservation.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you James, for your feedback! Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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PU
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

It was just a staffing and language barrier, other than that ok dining.

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Responded 2 days ago

Excellent Punkin! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It’s common with this restaurant that reservations and getting sat timely never happens over lunch. They will not seat you until all your guests are present, even if you tell them that we were prepared to order for the late person. Lunch needs to be more flexible in this policy to accommodate for work.

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Responded on February 11, 2020

We're sorry to hear this occurred. Thank you for bringing this it to our attention. Your feedback will be shared with our team for improvements.

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MG
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was good. Service was crappy.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Megan, for sharing your feedback! Come back soon!

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I didn't care for the food here. For what you pay for and the amount you get, it's not worth it to me. We did not do the Hibachi grill, but sat at a table. We left and were still hungry...

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 12, 2020

Diane, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from The chef, waitress and bartender at the bar! Definitely coming back!

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 13, 2020

Wonderful Diana! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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JG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was very salty! Our waiter didn’t come back to the table to refill waters or collect empty dishes until the end of our meal.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 12, 2020

JG, thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Today was one of the worst experiences I've had at Benihana's and I frequent quite often. Service was very slow. I did not get my birthday song. My drinks were not good and it was just not what I'm used to. I was very disappointed.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 12, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our service from beginning to end was great. The drinks were of high quality. We enjoyed an excellent Pina Colada. Our Chef was very entertaining and cooked our meal to perfection. Others at our table were cordial and fun. After our meal we were treated to an ice cream dessert. We had a most enjoyable time. We are anxious to visit again soon.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 13, 2020

Awesome Thomas! Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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KS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server & cook was entertaining & amazing. It is my husband & I favorite restaurant to visit for our anniversary every year

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our night was not quite as good as it usually is. My daughter never received her birthday email and of course they wouldn’t honor her dinner meal without one 😓 Our server was rude and not attentive at all! The chef however was amazing and the food was excellent, my daughter however will probably not choose this next her for her birthday dinner.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on January 31, 2020

Jennifer, On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always.

SL
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We were asked to move tables a couple minutes after being seated, which was fine since where we were seated had the MOST greasy floors I had ever seen. We walked to the new place, and couldn't tell if we brought the grease with us, or if it was greasy there too. The new table did not have plates or menus for us, and no one brought any, so we borrowed from another party. Still no plates by the time the chef was almost done making the first course, so he flagged someone down. Took a super long time to get the salads, and then again a long time for the soup. The main dishes were almost done at this point. From then on everything felt rushed and we were eating everything at once, with no sign of water refills in sight. No one came over, or even looked our way, as I was desperately trying to flag someone down. Finally we got some water about a minute before they brought take-out containers for everyone, even though no one at the table asked for them yet. It felt like they were pushing us out straight out the door!! All in all, a very weird evening, and the birthday girl was left feeling slighted.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on January 25, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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MT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food. The waitress was a little forgetful. Didn’t check up with us, almost like we weren’t there. But the overall experience was great.

LW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good as always, but they seemed very disorganized on this visit. Ordered an appetizer that never arrived, they told me they forgot it and it wasn't on the bill, then I got the bill and it was there. Not very attentive when refills needed on beverages. Had to remind them about ice cream included with the meal, etc. And the next table over was exceedingly loud, which made it hard for our table to hear as we talked to each other.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on January 23, 2020

Lisa, On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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GO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and food was very good - my only complaint was that it was too cold in the restaurant. While we were waiting for our table (15 minutes past our reservation time), we had cold air blowing on us in addition to the cold air from the door. At our table, there was also cold air blowing at our legs and it made the whole experience unpleasant.

KS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

At the last minute I had three more people want to join our party of ten. I got there 30 min before our reservation to discuss my dilemma. The hostess was a annoyed with me and my request to add more people. She had the manager come and chat with me. He was nice but concerned he could not deliver upon my request. If anything he said there may be a delay up
To an hour. That was fine with us.
After all of my party arrived they seated us in a private room with two hibachi tables. Right at our reservation time! It was SO nice of them to make that exception. Our guest of honor had a wonderful birthday. Thank you for accommodating us. We will be back!

SS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, our server was great. The food came out quickly and was hot and fresh!

KT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time for my husband's birthday! Some of our party was late and they still made time for us!

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