Benihana - Minneapolis, MN

3.8
2600 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
What 2600 people are saying
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JeffreyL
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. It was a little spendy
though, 300 plus for party of five. Worth it for special
occasion!

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JeanneD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was perfectly prepared for all 3 in our party!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although things take time because of delays its because of covid. Other then that Benihanas has always been my favorite restaurant. Last was the best birthday dinner ever! Trinidad was the best! Thank you to all the staff!

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JacqB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The experience felt rushed and the food wasn’t quality. The chef didn’t seem to really care about making the food. The server gave us our to go boxes immediately after our food was served. There was limited space at the table so I ended up holding my to go box while eating. The server tried to upcharge people without being clear and it was a surprise to see on the check at the end. Regretful dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Took over an hour to have our chef come over and prepare our meal .. 45 for our table to get first round of drinks ... the table next to us had the same issue. Don’t over book reservations if your under staffed. We much prefer the maple grove location. Had problems a few times at this location even when they were not busy.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest 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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foodie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

We are regulars to Benihana's, but had a poor experience last night. The cook seemed to be in a rush and gave us undercooked zuchinni, rice, and shrimp.

Poor and slow waitress service. She didn't even come by 1x to see how our meal was going, but tried to be nice while we were paying our bill.......

Very disappointing meal.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 2 days ago

Dear foodie 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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RaymondL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our reservation was at 7:30 we didn’t get our food in till 930 totally unacceptable and the food was unacceptable used to be a nice place to eat it’s going right down the drain

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 4 days ago

Dear RaymondL 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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gilbertv
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food a n d chef were excellent but the server was more concerned on taking to her friends instead of attending to the guest. She lacked training or she just didn't care. I was going to leave nothing as a tip but as they use food runners I'm sure tips are shared. If I could have I would have not left her a penny but I did for the other employees who actually did their job.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 4 days ago

Dear gilbertv 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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Skywalle
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great!! Our chef Arturo was amazing. He had funny jokes that made the whole table laugh, he made sure our Yum Yum sauce was always topped off and was super helpful in handling all of our table's special requests. For drink, I ordered the Emporer's apple which is a seasonal drink, well made and has the perfect amount of spice. All in all, it was great food, great service, and great drinks.

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TracyJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They ran out of salad and no one mentioned it to us until we asked. A salad may be a small part of the whole meal but it is a part that my son ans husband enjoy. I wish they would have told us they ran out and offered an option as a replacement rather than hoping we forgot.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 6 days ago

Dear TracyJ Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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BrendaT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No waiting time, waitress was excellent, the drinks were fabulous, the cook was wonderful and like always food to take home!!

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 3 days ago

Dear BrendaT We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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TomB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
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!

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 4 days ago

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

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prsammy
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 4 days ago

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

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Angela
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
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 on November 24, 2021

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 on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 6 days ago

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

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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 on November 23, 2021

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 on November 23, 2021

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 on November 22, 2021

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.

Benihana - Minneapolis, MN
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Kw952 Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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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 on November 22, 2021

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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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 3.8 stars by 2600 OpenTable diners.

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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