Benihana - Minneapolis

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Japanese
***WE WILL STILL BE OFFERING DELIVERY, CURBSIDE, AND TAKE OUT DURING THIS TIME***

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. Benihana Minneapolis is conveniently located off of I-394 and seven minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Always love eating at Benihana!! Took my 15 yro Turkish host daughter here for her birthday. She was impressed with the show and loved the food. Covid19 was still in the early stages but the staff were cleaning like crazy which was appreciated. Our server was awful, but we are all allowed a bad day or 2.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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MarkT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was pretty good. The server got confused on the birthdays.

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jennieg
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

The guy that seated us was semi-rude, telling us to line up I. The order to be seated. He was short with us about it. We were supposed to get how tea with out very expensive meals but never got the tea. The food was good and the chef did a good and entertaining job. It was loud in there and no one asked us if we wanted anything to drink after the first time. I think we were all supposed to get ice cream. I’m not sure they made that clear with everyone when they asked if we wanted it. Hard to hear in there!
Despite all of that I enjoyed it and would go back again as it’s a good time and good food!

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 18, 2020

Awesome Jennie! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was bomb service was aight the bartenders are hella weird and stuck up drinks At the bar are highly overpriced

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vipJamieM
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Was not seated until 30 minutes after reservation, Chef was not listening to the guests either

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Jamie, 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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AllisonD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a reservation and we were waiting for the last person to show up. They texted and said they were 5min away, so we let the host know, thinking maybe we could be seated and at least order drinks or something, but was told we had to wait for the whole party to be there. When our person arrived I let the host know and we were told that we would be seated in a few minutes. 10 minutes later we were seated. Kind of necessary in my mind, but ok. Our server was only seen for the first portion of our meal. The chef was wonderful and skilled and was the saving grace of our whole experience. The food was tasty and the one cocktail I tried was delicious. Overall, I think I would try a different location before returning to this one.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Allison, 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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Ulysses is an amazing cook! I may have misspelled his name wrong but he made our food excellent I wish I could request him again.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 18, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was nice for my daughter’s birthday.

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Cindi
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here at Benihana’s is always good. It’s even better when you get a chef that also likes to have fun ! When I get a chef like that, I always make sure to tip him extra 😁

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 12, 2020

Fantastic Cindi! On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good..Havent been in a while but it was delicious..

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 12, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoy & prefer this location over the Mall of America location. It’s right off the highway & you walk directly from the parking lot to the restaurant. Whereas at the MOA you have to walk through the mall & foot traffic before you arrive. The portions were a bit larger than the MOA. Our chef (Daniel) was engaging with my 7 year old daughter & she really enjoyed it.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 12, 2020

Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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JeniS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very disappointed with the service this time. Have been going for years for our birthdays and no picture was taken, no happy birthday song, the server asked my son and every other guest at the table if they wanted dessert but not me. The hosts were very confused and gave me two different pagers cause they continued to get more confused. We also waited at our table a long time before getting any service. I will probably not go back to this location again after going for over 20 years.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 3, 2020

Jeni, 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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BeeDub
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Benihana's is always a good place to go. In this visit the service was very good and attentive. The chef was friendly, engaging, and did a great job with the food prep. Overall a very good time out.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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jessicak
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was bigger than we had planned and the manager was super nice about accomidating our change.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you Jessica, for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Nothing really good to be said, other than the food was decent, but still overpriced.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 28, 2020

Joshua, 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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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with family for a birthday dinner.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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vipBuena
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Wonderful Buena! On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was okay

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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JackieZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Awesome Jackie! We wish you a Happy Belated from the Benihana team! Come back soon!

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scottf
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Excellent Scott! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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linken2003
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Fantastic Linken! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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AudreyN
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you Audrey, for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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BernardM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 25, 2020

Bernard, 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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KrisB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you Kris, for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
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

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 3, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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Kathy
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 19, 2020

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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joshuab
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

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 19, 2020

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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RobertM
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 on February 19, 2020

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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DrDeb
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you Dr Deb, for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion! Come back soon!

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JEROMEH
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 3, 2020

Fantastic Jerome! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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MichaelL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on March 3, 2020

Awesome Michael! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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SaraJ
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.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on February 19, 2020

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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ToriB
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 on February 19, 2020

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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RobertK
Minneapolis
1 review