Benihana - Minneapolis, MN

3.9
2591 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.

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
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TomB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Our chef Carlos was amazing and very entertaining. Food was cooked perfectly. They appeared to be short staffed because of COVID but did their very best to attend to us. Best visit to Benihana yet!

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prsammy
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I think some of the pricing is a bit elevated but all things considered I always love coming here.

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Angela
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It took almost 20 minutes for the waitress to come to our table, I had to go back up front and ask if we had a waitress. Tables that came after us got served before we did.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Angela 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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Rich
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun experience for wife's birthday. Can't wait to go again. Recommend!

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NicholaS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the meal! However, I expect to sit down at my reserved table at 6.15pm, not 6.30pm, if the reservation is for 6.15pm. The price of the chicken egg fried rice is too high!!

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 4 days ago

Dear NicholaS 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
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my birthday coming up and the staff a Benihana’s made I memorable. Thank huh for your great fast and kind service!

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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KrisL
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation… When I tried to check in the host ignored me 3 times and walked away… Restaurant was filthy.. We waited 1 hour even though we had a reservation then when we asked several times we were seated but table was dirty and we were told the grill was just discolored.. I pointed out the food and the manager stared at me.. We left..

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 5 days ago

Dear KrisL 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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vipKw952
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday. Great service and chef. Food treated delicious.

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MelanieL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love the food. Our chef wasn't as fun as one's previously. You could tell they are affected by the staffing shortage.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 5 days ago

Dear MelanieL thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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vipHeatherE
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

It was my son’s 18th birthday. Like everywhere right now they are understaffed. I would definitely go again, but we had reservations for 7:30. We didn’t eat dinner until almost 8:40. The other family at the table with us, the little girl and the mom both fell asleep while we waited. By the time we were served, our energy level was low. The poor guy cooking for us probably thought we were the most boring people ever!

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear HeatherE 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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KristenC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Soup and salad served at same time. Seating and initial ordering took awhile. Drove me crazy that I had an empty bottle and dishes not getting taken away so I had no room at all on my part of the table.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 17, 2021

Dear KristenC 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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was on point , will return as usual

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 17, 2021

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

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DanW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

This was a horrible experience. The waiter Daniel was so slow everyone at our table (people we didn't know) were complaining. It took nearly 40 minutes to get a glass of water refill. I had to ask other staff to get water, to get our check and get to go boxes. I will never again go to this location and imagined it would be just as nice and professional as the Maple Grove location. Both men and women's bathrooms had trash all over the floor and it was not clean. Women's was worse. The chef was great, but it is so hard to hear what anyone was saying with a mask on. My wife and I are extremely disappointed in the service and atmosphere at this location. We love Benihana's but will never again go to this location and will tell our friends not to go to this location either. It was not at all worth $82 if it wasn't for the professionalism of the chef. Daniel also belittled and was nearly yelling at another staff member when trying to take my credit card when the credit card device was malfunctioning. He should not be employed there any longer and was an embarrassment to your establishment.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear DanW on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Host stand was empty when we arrived and multiple workers passed by without acknowledgment. When host finally arrived was not welcoming. Assuming they were understaffed but a hello or acknowledgment of the wait would have gone a long way. Once seated we had to wait about 10 minutes before our server came to take our drink order. Again, acknowledgment of the wait would have been appreciated. Once our chef arrived we had a great experience and food was delicious.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 12, 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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Vicki
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leo the Chef was awesome … will definitely ask for him next time … Virginia the server went above and beyond … we all had a great time!

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mikes
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

they were too short staffed to focus eve then chef burned the food a little rushing to get done.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear mikes 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was really looking forward to attending my birthday dinner here. unfortunately my order was messed up and we didn't get sat to our table, with a reservation, for 30 minutes.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear Guest 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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Ernielove
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent but our poor waitress had too big of a section. Tipped heavily, glad for any workers.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear Ernielove Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Birthday. Very disappointed they didn’t do any of the entertainment pieces that they usually do. I have never felt so rushed.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 16, 2021

Dear Guest 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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MoIbrah09
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was good, between waiting for our check, waiting to be seated, and waiting to order I was there for over 2 hours

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 9, 2021

Dear MoIbrah09 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special time with my sister

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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debraj
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This food was best I’ve had there , shrimp and steak made perfect , our waitress was slow as mud , it was painful . She may need someone to show her the ropes ?

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 2, 2021

Dear debraj thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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LynzieL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Will NOT go back to Golden Valley. I used to go to Benihana every year for my birthday. This year, after Covid-19 I was really excited to be able to go table side again. Unfortunately this time there were at least 12 things that were wrong/ forgotten/ overlooked during our dinner. For the price, and as a professional server, I was totally disappointed. Waste of money, ruined birthday celebration. I will no longer be dining at Benihana.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 27, 2021

Dear LynzieL 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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MargieK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Some teenagers were sprawled on the floor at the entrance. The prices were insane! We left without eating. It felt like a real mess.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 27, 2021

Dear MargieK 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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Moxy
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I was disappointed that not all staff wore masks, only the chef at our station did while the server had their mask around their chin. The building looked worn out and tired - scratches on the walls, toilet in the ladies room seemed to wobble. for the price point, expected a nicer place

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 26, 2021

Dear Moxy 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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vipMamaofboys
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious, as always. There wasn't a bartender in the bar so I'm not sure how we got our drinks at the table but, weren't able to enjoy a drink prior to being seated. I also should mention that the restroom (ladies) was filthy. This is always irritating but, under the Covid circumstances, a real problem. I realize that finding help is an issue but it seems like it hadn't been cleaned for quite some time.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 25, 2021

Dear Mamaofboys 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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ChristineWavvydoll
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wait time is ridiculous. Reservations @12:45 got seated around 1:10 Damn near 3pm when we got out. They need to do better. New Chefs and wait person needs to listen instead of explaining how things go at different location they're no longer working at. My husband and I come weekly so they'll get to know us very quickly. Overall 4 star

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 27, 2021

Dear ChristineWavvydoll 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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JodiW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Reservation was at 6:30 pm. Seated at 6:50, orders taken at about 7:05. Understand that help is slim, but then don't fill all reservations.

I also don't think we received the correct bill.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 25, 2021

Dear JodiW 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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TINAP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The wait was horrible and we had reservations. It was not entertaining, it was our 35 wedding anniversary and we had to sit next to a couple that were so engrossed with their phones and yet the server paid more attention to them, then us and we were trying to be engaged with the whole process. We waited forever for someone to come and refill our drinks. For the money we spent it was not worth it.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on November 10, 2021

Dear TINAP 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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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The service was terrible they sat us down and took an hour before getting anything.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear VictoriaJ 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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Unhappy
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our reservation was at 945 pm and we didn’t start until 1030 even though everyone had arrived. Our food had egg shells in it. And since we started late it just happened to turn out they closed at 11pm so I had 10 minutes to finish my food. Also the waitress didn’t know the bar menu so she had to come back 3 different times to tell us that they did not have something on tap. In the end we gave up and didn’t order anything from the bar.

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ToriB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was really rushed and barely had flavor which isn’t the norm for this specific location.

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Responded on October 18, 2021

Dear ToriB 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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Bloodymary
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 12th birthday of granddaughter.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 19, 2021

Dear Bloodymary Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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vipKyleS
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Went with 3 friends to enjoy dinner to celebrate a birthday dinner. It was less to be desired and not very enjoyable. The service was incredibly slow from our nearly nonexistent server. The table chef was improvising to provide us with service in fact - he had to find us dinner plates and silverware as we were left without any. Subsequently our food turned out overcooked, especially the seafood which became rubbery as result. The ambiance was so-so. We will not be returning to this location.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 20, 2021

Dear KyleS 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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ShellyS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We could not get refills on drinks waitress never came to our side of the table. Our meal included fried mushrooms never received them and when we asked they just ignored us. Not normally the service I have had in the past very disappointing

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 14, 2021

Dear ShellyS 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
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waited 1.5hrs for hibachi cook came out. Waiter screwed up everyone’s order and was being really nonchalant about the mistakes. Was informed by management at the end that they were short staffed and having a hard time hiring good people. I think they just overbooked and weren’t able to accommodate. Won’t be back anytime soon.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 11, 2021

Dear Guest 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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RossD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

service was extremely slow…food was good, but soup was cold. waited a long time for drinks.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 11, 2021

Dear RossD 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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vipdmio
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

When people choose Benihana it's generally for a fun dinner meal to celebrate a special occasion. I've been frequenting this particular location a couple times a year for the last decade plus. Over that time the quality and cleanliness has definitely declined. This was my first experience back in well over a year due to the pandemic and I will no longer book this restaurant. The quality of the food, the cleanliness of the restaurant, the upkeep of the general building and the quality of the waitstaff doesn't align with the prices. Our service was tainted further by being paired with another guest group that didn't understand how a Hibachi restaurant worked (constant issues that distracted from our meal and ruined the food we got due to their requests) and waitstaff who's only goal seemed to be getting you out of the restaurant. Tables were sticky and unkept. The Habachi grill looked in disrepair. The hood vent looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a year. The chef attire was dirty. The bathrooms were disgusting. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this Benihana location in Golden Valley any longer.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear dmio on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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KathiP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Rice was a little undercooked. Waitress forgot to take off my $30.00 birthday coupon. Luckily we caught it and she reimbursed us for the coupon.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 7, 2021

Dear KathiP thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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rarejule
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not much has changed at the Minneapolis location, but always fun to partake in the 'birthday' treat once a year. My companion and I waited about 20 minutes past our reservation to be seated, and the rice was a little too undercooked, but it won't stop me from going again in a year.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear rarejule We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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You can order delivery directly from Benihana - Minneapolis, MN using the Order Online button. Benihana - Minneapolis, MN also offers 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 3.9 stars by 2591 OpenTable diners.

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