Benihana - Minneapolis

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$30 and under
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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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Vicki
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef and server were awesome ... host was a little uptight

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good as usually is and service was great and hardly any noise! My only thought or suggestion is to temp everyone that comes in! Felt comfortable and had a great time! Wish we could of used a birthday but covid prevented us from using my wife’s birthday in may

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vipDerek
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Benihana for taking such good care of us on our birthday celebration. Sergio was a fantastic chef, and Laura and Linda were so sweet. And thank you for all you are doing to keep things safe and sanitary. We look forward to many more meals with you!

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KAYS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomely yummy as usual!! We both have June birthdays---happy the certificates were extended----we will go again in July!!

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vipKw952
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food and service we have had. Food was delicious and the Chef was great. Our server was super attentive and polite. Definitely are a reservation-whole group must be there to check in. The hostesses were both great as well. I have gone to this location (best in the Twin Cities) and this was the best I have had there ever!

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MeganG
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was alright atmosphere was alright service was okay first time coming back since they shut down due to the Coronavirus.

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ShannonW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Price is way to high for what you receive. The Yum Yum sauce was different and blah, not like it was before the COVID pandemic. I hope they get the recipe right the next time. That is what makes this benihana the best in the US. You should have the same two sauces in ALL your Benihana locations throughout! Price keeps going up, and the amount of food and quality goes down. Too expensive to go more now. We use to go 2 to 3 times a month. Now with the HIGH prices maybe twice a year. :(

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AmberM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quality, and atmosphere. Highly recommend :)

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DarleneF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food friendly service and the chef was amazing.

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ArqueasH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! We basically had the table to ourselves. They practice social distancing so we felt safe as well. Great service!

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HappyFoodie
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Benihana for my daughter's birthday this week. (It's been our "go-to" place for family birthdays for years!) The food and service were great as usual, and they did an outstanding job of social distancing, with no more than four people at a table that's designed for eight. I just hope it's profitable for them to be operating that way. We were grateful they were open for business!

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VickiC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Benihana for special occasions. This place never disappoints!

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JeremiahR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food had a great time can’t wait to come back here to eat again

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vipChrisW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did an awesome job of making us feel comfortable and welcomed. The food was delicious and the cook was quite the entertainer! Would definitely go back. Because it was our anniversary and due to covid restrictions we had a table all to ourselves. Quite romantic instead of the usual crowded groups with people we don’t know. We enjoyed everything.

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nate
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went the 2nd day after they reopened for dining in. They are still getting use to doing things differently so I will give them a pass on the slowness of the experience.

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MaureenP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was outstanding. Felt bad for the chef who had to cook for just the two of us. Hope you can figure out some way to let people know that you’re open.

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MoisesL
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef arturo was amazing his cooking made the food worth every penny and the service was outstanding!

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AliciaN
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience liked that it couldn't be packed. Very good food

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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
21 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
Overall2food3serv