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Benihana - Minneapolis, MN, Golden Valley, MN

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN

3.6
3.6
2927 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Please note that a 20 percent service charge is added to all dine-in orders and 5 percent for take-out orders. Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 177.23, subd. 9, this service charge is not a gratuity or the property of any employee. Your server will receive a portion of the service charge. No gratuity is expected, but if you want to give a gratuity to any member of the staff in cash, you’re welcome to do so.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (763) 542-9922

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Host your next event with same day Sushi Platters. Order online or contact store for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to host your event in any of our Private dinning areas for groups 20-60. Contact the management team today to schedule your next event. Deposit and service charges may apply.

  • Neighborhood

    Golden Valley

  • Cross street

    HWY 394 & Louisiana Ave S

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 2,927 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Kid Friendly

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Good for Groups

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. MP

    MonicaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service5ambience4
    20% service charge? No thanks i could’ve gone elsewhere for half the price
  2. MN

    MNsteaklover

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect all around- thanks for a great night! Much appreciated your amazing staff and delicious food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Leo was fun !! Server didn’t really feel like she wanted to be there !!
  4. B

    Bryan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very understaffed, drinks took awhile but food was as good as always
  5. DR

    DavidR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    It took forever to get seated ..Hostess didn't check us in and then blamed it on another individual when it was actually her that made the error. Mgr or at least that's what he said he was lacked leadership skills...nice guy overwhelmed by bad culture. Waiter would get lost for 20-30 minutes and forget things...appetizer arrived after main meal was already started. We were never offer hot tea or ice cream that should be offered as part of the meal. Our meal got interrupted by two team members fighting The chef was good...maybe a bit more seasoning, but otherwise he was great and deserves to work in a better environment. I would never go back to this site... never!! and would recommend no one ever visits this site.
  6. TM

    TaraM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We got food sick after - that has never happened before I could tell they made changes to the menu at moms. Veggies were mostly onions. Not sure what happened. I brought Leftovers home, ate them again and didn’t feel Good again so I know it was the food. Disappointing after spending more than $100
  7. B

    Bill

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always - dinner and a show and we like the food. BUT raise the prices and don't call it a service charge. Insults your staff.
  8. D

    Disapponted

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were never offered forks. Salads delivered, and still no forks offered, and had to ask for them even as we sat for some time unable to touch our salads. Chef had to go get us some. Even tho standard white rice comes with meals, I did not get that even tho that is what I ordered. Everyone else around me ordered fried rice and was eating theirs and I had none. Again, had to ask for it and had to wait for some time until someone could bring me some. Chef was not like your usual chefs who usually are full of energy and fun. Very unlike Benihanas.
  9. J

    Jules

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and the service were great! The bathroom was not clean and only one stall working. An unclean bathroom always makes me nervous about the kitchen. If they don't clean what we CAN see...just saying!
  10. SK

    SarahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quickly seated and great server and cook, food was awesome, great experience! Only complaint is the extra 20% automatically tacked on each bill and the server needing to tell us she doesn't get any of the 20% and if we want to tip her we have to tip in cash. How sad they have to ask for tips and cash only, most people don't have cash anymore. I wouldn't care about the 20% automatically if it covered the server tips.
  11. TD

    TheresaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a larger party of people! Highly recommend
  12. S

    Steve

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Reservations for noon. Sat 9 people at our table. 2 other patrons were not happy because too many seated at our table. Short staffed. Managers were being servers. Waited too long for everything from drinks to getting the bill.
  13. SS

    SamS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We waited over 1 hour for our food and our waitress forgot to put our order in
  14. h

    haka

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Too many fees anymore. As always, crammed in with strangers. Bathrooms were a disaster- one out of order and the other covered in graffiti
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They have the worst service that I've ever had. Waitress didn't take order correctly they don't let you use two Birthday coupons when you have to separate Birthday coupons and individuals. They charge a 20% service fee for no apparent reason. This location SUCKS
  16. SL

    SLPgal

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We never got the tea we asked for, and the 20% service charge was SUPER confusing! It said our server gets some of that, but not all, and there was no line on the credit card receipt to even add more gratuity if we wanted!? Strange. Not planning to go back for the biannual birthday meals any longer.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing experience, our first time going there and we are definitely coming back. The filet mignon was sooo good 👍
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Benihana is not a good as it once was. Service was slow, prices have gone way up and the show was lackluster. They also now charge a 20% fee which is not including a tip and also have additional food service taxes. May be awhile before I go back.
  19. W

    Watsons

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food chef was very entertaining and excellent at his job. The waitress forgot to offer us all desert and forgot that it was a birthday celebration. I had to tell the beverage lady. But the food was amazing !!!
  20. S

    Supperclub

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Very slow service. They missed a lot of income from failed rounds of drinks. The bartender told us the 20% mandatory surcharge went minimally to them; the waitperson that THEY got the short end! SO many taxes and fees that made no sense. Glass all over the men’s room floor, but “No one to tell it to”, according to one of the members of my party. My kids were RAISED on their food, and love it - without that, I would NOT return.
  21. DP

    DewaneP

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and enjoyed our chef!
  22. FS

    FrankS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food is good and the service was great. but way expensive for what you get,
  23. SB

    SadaboutBeni

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience1
    Our hibachi chef was awesome! The service was beyond slow and our server forgot our drinks multiple times and even gave us the wrong bill at the end. Not sure if service was exceptionally poor since they add on an automatic and mandatory 20% service charge now but it was AWFUL.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sabina and Andres were amazing and took great care of us!!
  25. JG

    JoyG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It w As my daughter’s 16th birthday celebration. Everything was fantastic!! There was a noisy group near us, but they were having fun. It did distract from our own enjoyment. Still had a great time!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Would not spend the money to go here again. There was no entertaining the kids. Just cooked in front of us. They started adding a 20% service fee to all tickets which added $40 onto the bill and then you tip on top of that! $21.00 for a glass of wine not top of the line. This place is getting way to expensive to have the service be horrible.
  27. CC

    CeeCee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was an absolute delight! Our chef was hilarious and made the night much more interesting in a pleasant way. The noice level was a tad loud due to the various birthday celebrations but joy is a great reason to be a little loud! Overall experience was great!
  28. CH

    ColleenH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The server did a great job considering how understaffed they were. She was the only server for 6 tables. We had no silverware and had to ask for spoons for soup then forks and chop sticks for rest of meal. Floor was very dirty
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was absolutely wonderful the service was terrible!
  30. JD

    JeanneD

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Was totally surprised to see Benihana had initiated a 20% food service charge. What was even MORE surprising was the fact that they charged that same 20% on the food tax. I'm hoping the servers aren't expecting additional tips above and beyond that 20% - I try to tip generously and do usually tip 20%, but when I'm forced to pay this fee I truly hope the servers / chefs are getting this money and it's not the restaurant pocketing the money!
  31. j

    janie

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations at 4:15. Everyone working seemed confused like they didn't know what they were supposed to be doing. There were only a few customers, all waiting, with nothing happening. We were 10 minutes early, so that was fine. But we continued to wait 20 minutes after our reservation time. During our wait someone came out and said she would take care of this mess, which didn't happen. The place was dull and dark with boxes stacked up in the reception area, not tidy at all. It smelled really great, but we were sick of watching this mess and left. Sorry to rate everything a 1 star, but you have to rate each thing so that's what I gave every thing. Sorry.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was the worst I’ve ever seen anywhere. Took almost an hour to get any drinks or food. Food was all under seasoned and wildly over cooked. Over all by far the worst Benihana I’ve ever been to. Will never return.
  33. CS

    CrystalS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was my first time there, I have seafood allergies so they cooked my food in the “back” but it took almost an hour for them to bring it to me. I had to ask 2 different wait staff if I could get my food. Everyone else at the table had already got and ate they food, finally got my food. It was not seasoned, it was warm not hot, took a few bites and the staff came by with to go boxes like time to leave. Talked to the manager and she did nothing other then say the to go table is busy that is why it took so long for your food. I went there for my birthday celebration. Horrible horrible experience. Manger did nothing to make it better.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    When we walked in to the restaurant it was obvious something was going on with the staff. We had a 7:15 reservation and we were not seated until 7:45. We were told half of the staff either didn’t show up for work or walked out during their shift. They had a sign posted at the hostess stand that stated they implemented an automatic 20% gratuity but also stated this is not specifically designated to your server so you would need to consider tipping your server as well. What?!? I would have tipped my server 20% but now you want to charge me an automatic 20% and then for me to add an additional 20% so that I know my server got tipped? No one is going to be willing to pay a 40% gratuity on a restaurant bill. No wonder the staff walked out. This is just corporate greed. Yes there has been an increase in the cost of supplies but this is also a reflection of how little they care about their workers. Our server and our chef were outstanding but I order sushi when I come here and the sushi chef was one of the staff that walked out in the middle of his shift according to the other staff. So no sushi available. It took forever because of the short staff and we didn’t leave until 9:30. Until they turn their policies around and hire new management we will never eat here again. I feel very bad for the staff still working there and we handed them cash so they didn’t have to turn it over to management.
  35. SD

    StaciD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter - whose name I cannot recall, was great! Very attentive to refills and making sure everything was ok, and extremely friendly - lots of smiles.
  36. AF

    AlajahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always go for my birthday every year! Love this place!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible and we will never eat this location again. Horrible and rude server and manager offered zero resolution and no accountability or professionalism. Our order was entered incorrectly and It was a long wait for the cook whom we had no issues with. Bathrooms were filthy and toilets didn’t flush. Bar staff were pleasant, but their signature Plum wine was unavailable. They charged a 20% gratuity with on top of extremely poor services. I would suggest the Maple Grove location if you really enjoy Benihana’s.
  38. DL

    DanaL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our Server DAISY was AMAZING!! Very attentive & funny!! She made us feel like she appreciated that we were there. Chef OMAR was everything! The food was seasoned to perfection!! He was so personable & our kids really enjoyed him. We were there about a month ago & the chef didn’t interact a lot with the kids. Omar made us feel good about our decision to come back! The kids loved him!! I wish you could Clone Omar & Daisy & have them run the whole place!!!
  39. K

    Kathy

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very surprised and extremely unhappy with their 20% service charges that is a real deal breaker for us doubt we will ever go back
  40. LB

    LauraB

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were informed of a 20% automatic addition to the bill as we were about to be seated. I asked the waiter what the 20% was for and I got a very vague answer. Apparently, some of it is divided among the staff and the rest is.......?? vague. The server did say that the 20% went to things other than the tip and if you wanted to give an additional tip, it had to be cash or the restaurant wouldn't give it them. If a restaurant wants to give the wait staff a mandatory 20% tip, I'm ok with that. But if it is just an additional way for the restaurant to make money, I'm not ok with that idea. The 20% added on our bill was more than the bill for any one of the five people at my table. And we ended up tipping the waiter an additional amount. My thought is the restaurant should make the tip a mandatory amount or be up front and raise their prices. I don't we will be going to Benihana's in the near future.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Benihana - Minneapolis, MN is rated 3.6 stars by 2927 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Benihana - Minneapolis, MN

850 Louisiana Ave, Golden Valley, MN 55426

Additional information

  • Cross street

    HWY 394 & Louisiana Ave S

  • Neighborhood

    Golden Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (763) 542-9922

  • Catering

    Host your next event with same day Sushi Platters. Order online or contact store for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to host your event in any of our Private dinning areas for groups 20-60. Contact the management team today to schedule your next event. Deposit and service charges may apply.

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