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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

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Benihana - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
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Good for a Date (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Kid-friendly (20)
Casual (19)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Cozy (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

It takes way to long for the cook to come out and start cooking.
We were seated (later than reservation), server left, came back and took our drink orders, 10 mins later our water came out, she left, 5 mins later, she took our food order, 10 mins later our complimentary dinner soup came, in another 10 mins the complementary salad came, and another 10 mins the cook came to begin cooking. Another 30 mins. The food was mediocre. It was much faster and better tasting at Mall of America. They get you in and out!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great service with a great performance by our chef. The plum wine is superb as was the main course. Going back on my birthday as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

I normally would recommend your restaurant but not after this visit. Our chef was terrible and did things that shocked me. He got confused with order and when he handed out rice, my son flipped his rice over now onto his plate (note: he had been eating off his plate already). The chef decided something was wrong and actually took his rice off his plate and gave to someone else. That shocked me. Then a young girl had hair in her food. Instead of apologizing and quietly removing her plate to get another one, he first took her plate and pull out long piece of hair right over the grill and stuck it in the face of her parents just to say it wasn’t his. Completely unprofessional! I was embarrassed for my son who’s food was taken away, for the young girl and for my daughter since it was her birthday.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy dining there

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·Dined 6 days ago

The chef that we had for lunch on Saturday prepared the food the absolute best I've ever had there!! I wish I could request him every time we go!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

The food was good in the waitress was good but the Showmanship of the chef was poor barely did any tricks. The last couple times not only do we but others with us notice that they did not do their tricks like normal or even the amount.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Just be aware that even with a 6:30 reservation and everyone being there at 6:30 we were not seated until 7:00. Very frustrating especially with the fact that you have to take into account that this meal will take at least 1:30 to 2 hours.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Although the food was good, I've had better service at an Applebee's. Everyone there was surly and the atmosphere was drab, which is, I guess, what I should expect from a suburban chain restaurant.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We always go for special occasions because my 5 year old loves it, but first really awful experience here. Slow food and service and absolutely no show from our cook. Manager was kind and did took some off the bill but I'm still leaving incredibly disappointed.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, great food & drinks just an overall fun time at Benihana!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We love this Benihana!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, our chef Trinidad was awesome. Service was great!! Very nice dining experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Communication between the server and the chef needs improvement.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awful experience. Went with our 5 yr old twins for an early Sunday dinner. 5:30 reservations but not sat until 6:00-6:15. Chef didn’t show up until 6:50. Horrible service

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have been here many times but recently the overall service and cleanliness is lacking. Chef and food was good, service was poor. Resteraunt itself was dirty, bathrooms were about what you see in a run down place, tables were barely wiped down, staff standing around, 2.5 hour meal. Beyond disappointed for a $100 meal for two! Go to mall of America, much cleaner and better service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had reservations and arrived on time. Was told they were running 15 minutes behind. Went to the bar to wait. Tried to order a drink but was ignored. Went to use the bathroom and both stalls were out of tiolet paper. After waiting for a table for 45 minutes left and went to Avenida. (which was very good) As we were leaving Benihana's there was several people smoking marijuana right outside the door. Will never go back. Wanted to give zero stars but there is no option to do so.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always good food and fun times.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Chef was a very good cook and waitress was very attentive!! Love Bennis!😍

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a 6pm reservation. Received our soup fairly quickly after our drink order. Salad came out next then just over an hour later the chef finally arrived. My group had reservations at 7:45 for our next destination with a non refundable deposit. We had to rush the chef to cook our food and closed out our checks as we were shoveling food in our mouths. Needless to say we were a half hour late for the our final stop. Did not get a refund costing me $355. The worst birthday I have ever had. There is always next year I guess

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our cook gave my food to another person at the table. Them acted as if it was no big deal. The manager on duty as well.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very long wait to get a table and then to order and receive food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A wonderful place for good food a good show for any special occasion. Introducing new people to a place I will go back to.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a great time for my birthday. 100 times better than Mall of America! Food was great, chef was a lot of fun and made sure to interact with my 9 year old daughter. Our waitress even took our picture and gave me a copy!! Looking forward to the next birthday for a family dinner here.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ridiculously expensive drinks...double pricing verses most places in town. I would definitely go here more frequently if the bar wasn't so expensive. Great food & average entertainment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was very poor, had to ask frequently before request was met, 3 times for water.
we have been here for dinner many times, this time the chef was mediocre at best. Did not even do the usual things such as tossing shrimp tails into hat is one example. The food was good but the service and the chef show was very disappointing and not at all to the standard we experienced in the past.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Only issue was the people at our table but that isnt the resturants fault, i enjoy benihana.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have long felt Benihana’s is the most consistent Hibachi Steakhouse around, they are my favorite by a long shot!!! With that being said, this is the worst location ever. It will be well worth your time to drive to Maple Grove instead, as everything is perfect there. This Golden Valley location is understaffed (meaning seating times past your reservation), has poor host/hostess at the front door, and slow service and sometimes non-existent service until your chef finally arrives. On 10/20/17, I was seated 10 minutes past our 1pm reservation time, and the chef still had not come to our table after 35 more minutes. We walked out after another couple at a different table across from us did the same thing.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was lacking. The server kept forgetting things I ordered. It wasnt super busy that day but the server barely checked on our table. The chef had to ask someone to bring water for him to refill our glasses. For the price and wait I expect the service to be much better. Food was good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Usual cook table experience. Food okay, but pricey. Stah d cooking and serving sees the rice cold by time main entree arrives. Okay for a first time for kids, not me ch of a dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat here, which we have been attending for over 30 years. Spendy for a regular outing, but great for special occasions, especially if you can sign up for the birthday specials.

Still, great good and always have leftovers, so price is acceptable. Fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent food! Great service! A little pricey but it was a fun experience. Having a reservation from Open Table was a great idea.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was great. Love the new spicy fried rice.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Love Benihana. Great Service, Tasty Food!

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our hibachi chef was excellent & the food he prepared was absolutely delicious!! Unfortunately, the service was horrible. It took over 20 minutes to get our drinks, with 1-2 drinks served in 10-15 minute increments. This was very frustrating, especially since we were there on my birthday. We've had issues with the service before at this location. They obviously have issues with being short staffed. We may have to try a different location next time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a 6:30 reservation and they didn't even start cooking until 7:30. There were a lot of empty tables. This location is very run down and poorly managed. We could see our waitress chatting with a friend as we just sat at an empty table. She brought out the rice after we finished our meal

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Incredible food, entertaining cooking, and very good service!

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was very good, it's always hit or miss but it was all very delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was fabulous as always, but our waitress wasn't very friendly and she was pretty slow. Also, we've always had so much fun with the chefs before, but this time he wasn't very engaging or friendly. Disappointing from what I've usually experienced.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing! I love this location! I recommend this to all my coworker and friends

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It has been awhile since I have been to a restaurant that is so dirty. The chairs were sticky, the table surface around the Hibachi grill was greasy and sticky. I am normally an easy going customer, but this place was pretty gross.

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