Benihana - Minneapolis, MN

4.4
2416 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Benihana - Minneapolis, MN during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2416 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNeeshaG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant DOES NOT follow social distancing regulations and refused to place my party small party of 2 at least 6 feet away from others

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AngelaL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were there celebrating our good friend’s birthday. We have two five year olds and it is perfect for kids- they love the food and the show!

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SandyO
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I were lucky enough to enjoy a table all to ourselves, and we really enjoyed our server and our Chef. Definitely will come back again!

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KrisS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been eating here for the past 25 years. Food and service superb. Go for it. You will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was great!

A nearby table was very loud. Not the restaurant’s fault at all.

Love going to Benihana!!

We will be back again and again!

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DaniS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All waitstaff was incredible! It was a great evening out

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HeatherC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I prefer this location to the others in Minnesota. I love Bennies for any occasion

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JenniferE
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with family!!

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KurtB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I have been to this locations many times and this was the worst service.

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

the food was great I didn't like the fact that I had to share my table being that it's covid those things are not disclosed when you reserve your table.

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Ricky
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I’m a normal at this restaurant and they have changed staff and all and it shows. I celebrated a birthday yesterday waiter didn’t say happy birthday, didn’t wanna give me ice cream, didn’t care only saw her once the whole time.

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Chewy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was not as great as it once was. It use to be much better back in the day.

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SteveK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Filet mignon was absolutely perfect. It was so tender , like eating marshmallows. The Haiku Colado was sooooo good too !

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AlaynaJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time going and the food was great! Would have liked a more private table but with the style we were at with 3 other people. No big deal though

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Mariei
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and service was great! Drinks were great as well. Everyone was wearing a mask and social distancing. We felt safe! Thanks

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RachelH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We were expecting to be at our own table but were seated with another party so we were on two feet apart. Restaurant floors were very dirty. Not the usual experience.

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Nspear2
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great to get out to dinner, we were seated at the first table which was cold from the front door.

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Jane
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so nice and helpful! Bridget our server was AWESOME! Loved her! And the chef was very kind and cut my mom’s (age 84) meat into small bites without being asked.

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Jeanne
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff was a little short with the customers including us.

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linken2003
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were allowed to be in a room by ourselves (6 of us) and the waitress was super attentive. The chef also made the meal entertaining especially for our 2 year old. We felt very safe and they followed all safety precautions.

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vipYuliyaR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Too expensive for what it is. Lots of items on menu weren’t available. Chef forgot about our table. Manager came to tell us that. Had reservation and still didn’t get food till about hour later

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PeterY
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks always a great time/place to eat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

It was my birthday dinner.. oil fell from the grill the cook was already cooking so had to move he didn’t get new food so some of the food was over cooked.. and they never offered to take anything off the bill. My boyfriend had to leave before he got the ice cream because of this delay

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oldmanLafferty
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner for my family

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HannahR
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything from food to service was good! They forgot our rice but made up for it with a little birthday song and a picture to take home. I really liked that place!

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Jackson
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of fun for my grandson’s 11th BD dinner out. Seated with two others for a table of six. Felt comfortable with covid pandemic still prevalent. Thx for a great evening!

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TiffanyI
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately our chef wasn’t very social this time. Also forgot to make my daughters rice correctly so she had to wait till the end to receive it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I ordered double rice the chef only had one written down so I dismissed that error... it took a long time for my sushi to come as well as the portions were all the way off. I paid for my meal but was given a smaller portion because the guest next to me got my food on mistake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall Golden Valley location has been hands down a wonderful experience. Maple Grove location has been the complete opposite.

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CatherineE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters 22nd birthday! We’ve been celebrating our birthdays other special occasions at Benihana‘s for 20 years! We love watching the chef shows while cooking and the delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The manager was rude .

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vipMarty
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience I have ever had. Waiting 20 minutes for a drink, 45 minutes for the chef to come to the table, eggshells in the fried rice, half of the steak was fat, and the manager was the worst! I will never go to this location again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was extremely amazing

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1tsp
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Came here during covid (Jan 2021) and there were four in our group. We had a slight wait even though we made a reservation, but everything seems to take a bit longer these days. The service was great and very attentive. The food was good, not spectacular.

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Johnnie56
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was perfect! The food and the service were wonderful - our thanks to everyone

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Shay
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love Benihana just in Moderation. Not too much.

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Kunal
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was average, not bad. but not mind-blowing either.

Service was poor!
One person from our group forgot his mask and they didn't have any to offer. The restaurant that charges $30 for entrees doesn't have a $0.30 mask for its patrons.
Receptionists couldn't be any more indifferent even if they tried.

Just one lager beer on tap

Menu cards were unavailable and we had to scan a 3-d barcode and refer to our phone to see the menu. Is it too much effort to sanitize menu cards?

Still we paid 20% tip because of the pandemic and didn't want the restaurant to stiff the servers.

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TimW
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with service and our chef who followed through as requested.

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Saintjr
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Quality of salad and soup was poor. Service, was poor. Chef, very messy/dirty and throws food on your plate and drops food before reaching your plate. Seemed like he didn’t want to be there and by the time he was done we just started to eat and than came out the time go boxes I had like 2-3 bites of my meals very rude!

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Dimi
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very safe place during the pandemic. You sit social distancing across from the other guests and their powerful hood fans keep the oar circulating.
Support these places, please.

FAQs

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - Minneapolis, MN also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (763) 542-9922.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN is rated 4.4 stars by 2416 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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