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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (33)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Groups (27)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Kid-friendly (18)
Casual (16)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 14 hours ago

We spent $600 in gift cards and 7 meals with alcoholic drinks and when we asked for 2 sauces to go. The manager came over and said they would charge us for it. I thought this was the most ridiculous thing I have heard. This was so rude.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Steak was grey not seared, not even seasoned, Service was non existent.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Horrible. The server (who on the receipt was named Goody) was slow, too quiet when talking and forgetful. And when we had a problem with our bill the manager seem to care and didn't fix anything. Never returning to ANY Benihana's ever again. Period. Been going the last five years and slowly the service and food have been getting worse (not to mention more expensive for what you get). Save your money and use it for one of the many other places in the Twin Cities metro, which are far more worth it.

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·Dined 5 days ago

This location has gone down hill over the years. It used to be our family’s “go to” for every birthday dinner. I’m not sure we will be returning. We went for my birthday on a Tuesday evening. I chose a 6:30pm reservation because I have a 5 year old with school in the morning. We did not get done until 9:15pm. The chef didn’t come to our table until around 7:45pm. Someone asked the server if a Chef called in sick or something because of how long it was taking. The server was very nice but the service was not good. My son’s order was not correct. We were not checked on throughout the meal- to the point where others at the table had to ask the Chef to ask our server for more drinks. Even after that we still were not offered refills. Everything was very slow even though it wasn’t particularly busy. My sister and my son’s meals both came with ice cream but they were not offered or asked what kind they would like. The restaurant and bathroom were both very messy. Paper scraps and garbage sitting out on tables and floors. Disappointing experience for the amount of money we spent.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Our company loves this restaurant for special occasions and celebrations so we go there almost quarterly. The food and conversation is great! The service from all the servers is friendly and warm.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

Staff was amazing. Food quality has definitely gone down hill since the last time iv been there. My scallops were the smallest ones I've seen! And they weren't done all the way and the shrimp were definitely too done.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Antonio was a great chef!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

No need to ever make a reservation because your table will never be ready on time. We had 8 in our party, so no need to wait for the table to fill, and we still were not seated for 45 mins after our reservation time. So unacceptable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was great! We had a sub-par experience with our hibachi service this time.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service and food we're good.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very fun! My little brother loved having his birthday dinner there with the family.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My kids always love Benihana for birthdays. This time was not the ‘fun time’ like other visits. The chef was , sorry, kind of boring :(
We’ll go back, but limited times due to the cost. The chef’s table discount is a true gift!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Awful, we were treated horribly by the server. I'm disgusted and disturbed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I LOVE Benihana! Our chef was a lot of fun. The service was excellent! We arrived at our reservation time and were seated very quickly. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Benihana is the best. We had such a great time - as always!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was great, but I was disappointed that my daughter 's birthday was not acknowledged. I said it was a birthday celebration while making the reservation, I didn't know I had to say it again upon arriving, I assumed the staff knew.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our reservation was for 8:00 pm and we were not seated until 9:15
This was unacceptable , especially with the reservation being made 2 weeks prior.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Waited over an hour beyond our reservation time to be seated then waited an hour for the cook to start. Food was good but we were the last people in the restaurant

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

After calling the restaurant to ask if they would be open on Thanksgiving and was told they would be I went on line and booked the reservation for our party of 6. They left a voice message for me on Nov. 15th to let me know they would be closed and would not be able to honor my reservation. I then started calling around and was unable to book reservations at any of the restaurants that I called because they were all already fully booked. We finally decided to go to a buffet for our Thanksgiving dinner and ended up having to wait for 3 hours to be seated. This was very frustrating for us because this was caused by not being called in time to find another restaurant. When I called Benihana’s to enquirer why they waited so long to call me about being closed and why I was able to even book the reservation if they were going to be closed speaking to Kim she was very rude saying “we can’t just open the restaurant to serve you” and we don’t have anyone with strong accents that answer the phones...which someone with a strong accent answered the phone at the time I called to speak to her about the reservation being canceled. She ended up sending me a $20 coupon for an entree which I feel should have been offered to all 6 people in our party because it put all of us out for our Thanksgiving dinner.
I will not recommend Benihana’s to anyone going forward and will discourage them from going if I hear they are thinking about it by telling them my experience.
This outcome would have been totally different if I had not called ahead of time and asked if they would be open and told they would be. I would have hung up and found somewhere that was open in plenty of time before Thanksgiving.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Always enjoy dining there

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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