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About Benihana - Minneapolis

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.

850 Louisiana Ave
Golden Valley, MN 55426
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 94

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(763) 542-9922

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/minneapolis-mn-mp

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Benihana - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (53)
Fun (42)
Special Occasion (40)
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Good for a Date (39)
Good for Groups (30)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Kid-friendly (29)
Casual (26)
Worth the Drive (19)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Cozy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Spicy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Say us 45 minutes late. Never asked if we wanted 2nd drink or refills. Rushed us out before we were even done eating dessert. Have been here before and enjoyed. This night was extremely disappointing.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined 3 days ago

Reservation was 45 minutes behind schedule. Extremely frustrating.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Went out on a date here. Experience was great. Chef was absolutely hilarious. Tables were a little crowded together in the dining room. We were sat with a great group of 6 others. Food was amazing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was nice except there was a lady at the front desk that was very rude. When my party was checking in there was a young lady that kept cutting me off and talking over me when I was talking to her.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great except that bathroom. The bathroom desperately needs some love and attention!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The 1st time that I had gone to Bennihana my experience was excellent,above and beyond what I had expected it to be the 2nd time was similar to the 1st but the 3rd time which was a couple days ago was horrible the service was not up to par our server was unattentive and we were with a very loud couple at our table which made our experience more unpleasant the cook unfortunately as well was a little slow it took almost 2 hours for us to receive all of our food. His cooking skills were also not up to par which made us a little disappointed because that is a big reason as to why we chose to go to Bennihana for dinner. All in all I will say that the food is usually good there we just had an unfortunate night that makes me wonder if I should come back to that location again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great night, the food was great, and the cook was entertaining.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Tables and people were way to close when the restaurant was not full. The waitress sang the birthday song by herself and it was awful.
Chef tray on cart was way to close to the table and guest legs (thought it was unsanitary.)

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice for a special birthday. They really focused on our grand daughter, she was 3. Helped her stay focused.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

had a nice birthday dinner with my daughter but when we had our picture taken the camera’s lens was dirty, it came out blurry.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Had a reservation for a certain time but didn’t get seated for about 45 minutes. Not the worst thing that could have happened. It was Valentine’s Day and they were super busy. Overall service was great and the food was amazing as always!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Very crowded for valentines day, but the food was excellent. Bartender was not vey nice and made us wait forever.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed our hibachi chef, very funny and talented. The food was delicious too. We brought our 4 year old daughter with us, it was her first time and she thought it was the coolest thing ever! We attended on Valentine's day for dinner with reservations at 7:30pm. We were seated at 7:45 but we didn't start ordering until 8:30 and the chef didn't start cooking until 8:45. I figured it was just busy because of the holiday but wouldn't they be extra staffed? It didn't ruin my experience because I love Benihana's so much!

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

My steak was over cooked and the man cooking was so slow

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

It was Valentine’s Day. Our cook was clumsy barely understood what we were saying. He dropped his utensils many of times, he had very sloppy knife cuts. It was like he was rushing or didn’t want to be there. He messed up our order after he had asked us what we order 4 times. I really feel like I spent too much money for the poor service. The waiter was rude & slow. The cook didn’t make any jokes, tried to do stunts but couldn’t execute any of the simple things that cooks normally do. Never once made a joke or tried to make the evening special. It was very poor service. For it being a $100 dinner I was hoping to at least enjoy myself & that didn’t happen. The management was no help. Really hoping I hear from management soon after this post.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day..
Had a blast food was amazing serving was MIA, always go to Benihana for special events

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great experience! Fun atmosphere, talented chefs. Plates were cleared for us in a nice timely fashion. Manager Joe came by to check everyone. We’ll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The cook didn’t do any of the normal fun stuff, got orders wrong a few times, just not the time we had like before.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Experience was great as always. Service was great and the food was amazing. We always have a great time.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Can’t get enough of this place!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our cook was awesome!!!
Great interaction with us.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The cook was great. We didn't like the people we were sat with. They were very loud and rude. Everything else was very nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Birthday Dinner .... great company - great service!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our chef (Arturo) and server (Molly) were outstanding! We had a vegetarian guest (from Germany) and she enjoyed the soba entree prepared without the chicken.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding food as always. We brought our cousin from overseas to dinner there & he feels it was the best dinner he has ever had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My experience was eating dinner with Randy Moss, by pure luck! The hostess was a bit rude. Asking him to by my 2 dinner seats, for his privacy. Which I stand up for Randy, he’s just a human being like any other person roaming this planet. All he wanted was to eat and could careless who was sitting with his group. As for me it was an experience to eat with a superstar, and to see how Randy lives a normal life just like everyone else.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

When I make a 7:00 pm reservation, I expect to be seated at 7:00 pm. Not 7:26.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a great time, perfect lunch, the chef was awesome and very creative. Good people to talk to at our table as well

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was great, the hibachi chef was very entertaining but our waitress was kind of rude and rushed us with our orders. Besides that our experience was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I live next to the mall of America location but I refuse to return there! This location in Minneapolis is the best and the server and chef were both amazing and attentive. The food tasted amazing and the chef was engaging with the whole table to put on an amazing show! I don’t know what it is about this location but the food seems to taste better than other locations even though I order the same thing! I can’t say enough great things about this location about their employees! My sister and I drive the extra 20 minutes here than going to MOA which is only 5 minutes from our house.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

only issues was fried rice wasn't cooked long enough had several large clumps of plain white rice in my bowl but otherwise all was great as usual

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was good, but the service left something to be desired. We didn't receive our salads until after the chef arrived at our table. We also ordered one sushi roll that did not come until close to the end of our meal. We were also charged for an extra rice and they made no effort to correct it even when the waitress was made aware by the chef.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dirty bathrooms

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A terrible cold draft at our perimeter table made being comfortable a little tough.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Chef was fantastic- our grand kids loved the show. A little slow to get greeted and get drinks. My only other complaint was could have had dishes cleared sooner. Not much room in front of us as it is

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great Chef...lots of fun. Are too much, but that’s part of the fun.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We barely waited to sit down, but our chef did take longer than usual to come out, I still enjoyed the food and the experience as usual

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Chef must’ve been new. If he wasn’t then not good. He took too long to cook the food and he gave my friend another woman’s meat so he had to cook more. Seem like he was distracted with throwing a show and he needed more practice at that.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I really liked going to Benihana, it was a Great Birthday.....
Good Food for me and my friends, I do like coming to your dinner place.....
I like Steak and well too many other things....
Decent Cookers....

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great service and great atmosphere!! Good food. Great for my daughter's bday.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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