Benihana - Minneapolis

4.2
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$30 and under
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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. 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. Give us a call for more details or to reserve one of the private dining rooms. Benihana Minneapolis is conveniently located off of I-394 and seven minutes from downtown Minneapolis.
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4.0
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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved a table for 4 and was seated next to another family , I was never told I would seated next to ask for another table and waiting to long and ended up leaving not happy with my experience at Benihana

DD
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My kids love it but it’s absurdly expensive for what it is and yet they’re packed every time we’ve been. Much better Japanese restaurants in the cities.

DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Really slow service for the amount of people there, but food was good.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The person assigned to taking orders and delivering beverages was very confused the entire night, confirmed orders several times and only tended to our beverages twice during the whole meal. When it came time for their end of shift all sudden everything was rushed during the last few minutes. Very impersonal. Our order for special seasonal beverages were poorly made and we asked for a remake which still came out tasting poor and syrup laden. Our chef was great, but the entire siding experience was only made enjoyable by a couple who sat next to us as we commiserated together. Not the experience one expects for dropping $200 when we can easily go to a 5-star restaurant and receive more catered service.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded 7 days ago

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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H
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Benihana for decades. I felt that the amount of food was very reduced but the pricing was not. Our shrimp appetizer was 5 little specs of shrimp. The zucchini was cut much smaller and we received a fourth of the amount of zucchini to onions.

We still love the food and as always the fried rice with shrimp sauce is amazing.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner.

b
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

i havent been to benihana in 15 yrs, and although my young kids enjoyed it, the food quality was crap for the price. i coulda had a usda prime steak at mannys for price benihana charged me for a usda choice steak. plus the show was low rent. no showmanship or skill

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great except for the other two people at my table who were kinda rude and vile people by us.

J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

It was my birthday and we didn't sing happy birthday. Also, I didn't get a birthday hat. I also ordered food to take home, but the waitress didn't get the order in on time, so I didn't receive the take home order.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on November 26, 2019

Jason, 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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JS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. There were a couple issues with what was ordered by our table, and they were fixed immediately. Couldn't be happier.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were there for a family birthday for an adult. We had a 10 year old and a 7 year old grandchildren with us. We were looking forward to a dinning experience that included some entertainment which would also amuse the children and there was very little of that. The food was very good and timely.

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on November 21, 2019

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

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The server was a little too busy to get to our table often, which meant water glasses infilled etc. the chef was good!

RP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on November 21, 2019

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

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J
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good chef did his job good. The host and the waiter were rude and looked like they hated there job won’t be going back to this location

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on November 18, 2019

James, 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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JL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Benihana. Can't go wrong with the food quality and the prices. We'll be back...

Benihana - Minneapolis
Responded on November 21, 2019

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

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is always a great choice. We had 7 people celebrating my daughters birthday, it was a great experience. I hadn't been in a while and the chefs had new tricks and they were incredible. The food as always was dynamic with the exception of not as many veggies before the rice this time. There is no beating the food, service, or atmosphere.

S
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tiny portions and pretty mediocre food. Our chef was competent but definitely not skilled in cooking or showmanship.

PB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a birthday celebration! I highly recommend.

SL
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food really is tasty! All the oil and delicious butter helps, but if you are going for an occasional treat, it's lots of fun. The chef's make it worth it and are super fun to banter with...the waitstaff leave much to be desired. Had a tough time getting refills on my water and hot tea during this last visit, which was disappointing, but still enjoyed the food and watching the teppanyaki experience!

OT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chef was very prompt and made everything to our liking. Waiter was also very good made sure our cups stayed full.

l
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

always good food when going to benihana but I did notice the shrimp sauce was a bit off, not thick and fresh tasting. But overall was good experience.

EC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expected and received the same quality and service

h
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time. The only thing i can say that was out of the ordinary is we didn't get asked about taking a picture since we had 2 birthday's at the table.

MC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Manager Kim was very rude and disrespectful I had the worst experience ever.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

MT
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is where we go for birthdays every year. Also would be great for special events. Fun for kids and adults. Just a bit pricey.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and plenty of it.chef was excellent with his skills .and the people we were with were excellent. Well worth the money and time.

NG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our food, the chef, the wait staff, the excitement of the table side grilling - outstanding! Looking forward to our next visit. Our only glitch was although we had reservations we had a long wait to be seated.

G
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun for a teenager birthday. Meager amounts of food.

D
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food but very overpriced for what you get. For the 3 of us it was $170 and that was WITHOUT drinks (we got those at happy hour pricing at the bar prior to sitting down). Would I go back? Yeah- but only for a very special occasion. Definitely not a good place for everyday dining.

TK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Chef and food quality is great. Everything else at this location is bad. Rude greeters and slow waiter service. For the real Benihana service, the Maple Grove location is worth the drive.

NH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Long wait time even with reservation. Plates and silverware dirty. Food did a number on my stomach won't be going back or recommending to anyone

n
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

For a birthday dinner I would recommend the food but service was terrible. The sushi chef was more helpful than the waiter and waitress. I came in for my birthday made reservations and felt like we were forgotten. Our waiter left then we got a waitress and when we were ready to pay they were nowhere in sight.

BA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration selected by my Grandson

W
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

This place has really gone downhill. Our server was terrible the drinks were so watered down we actually returned one. One of the beers in the group was warm. When I asked to see the manager he came over and mumbled something about fixing it on our bill but nothing was fixed. I had to ask that the returned drink be removed from our bill. I'll never go back again. and why do they need a guard wandering around the restaurant?

BJ
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good. Chef looked bored and was not as interactive as most.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was polite, the food was excellent went for my sons birthday and really enjoyed it

C
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends. Excellent meal. Chef was speedy but made excellent food. Server very friendly and attentive. We will be back

LG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my dinner at Benihana's. The only down side, we didn't get our picture taken.

NM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food is always great even if it is really spendy. Unfortunately, we were seating at a table with young children, so it was difficult to freely talk during dinner. We had a great server and chef. In fact, our server was probably the best I've ever had at this restaurant.

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