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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

3.6

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (44)
Fun (36)
Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Groups (31)
Good for a Date (31)
Kid-friendly (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Authentic (12)
Romantic (12)
People Watching (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Business Meals (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

We finally were sat 45 minutes after our reservation and then had a less than attentive waitress. One of our guests had their meal prepared in the back due to a food allergy, but their food didn't come out until we all had been served our full meal! Our chef kept looking for our waitress and eventually left our table to go find her. 5 stars for our chef!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Waited 45 minutes after reservation time, then left..

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is good. Miss that they no longer take pictures as a remembrance of the occasion. That's how our family watched our kids and grandkids grow with each birthday celebration. Not the same atmosphere as this restaurant used to have.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Good food along with entertaining chefs. Great place for families and groups.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Always good food. Always fun. Perfect way to celebrate with a group of friends and family. Kids enjoy it as much as adults as being entertained while dining on excellent cuisine is always a win-win! Yum!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was ok. Our chef was not very entertaining. Brought 3 kids for their first time and he didn’t do any of the tricks other tables were getting. Didn’t juggle his utinsels or toss food. Was disappointed in that. For the first time ever at Benihana, I had a hard fatty piece on my chicken and the fried rice was fried too long and eggs were over cooked and everything was stuck together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Long wait for chef. 20-30 minutes at least. When he finally showed up it was great!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

They really need to update their bathrooms at this location. There are only two stalls in the woman's and they are disgusting. Also, they crammed us into a table with a highchair which obviously did not fit all of us and therefore basically were eating our meals in our laps.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

We go to this Benihana once or twice a year. Always have good food and very entertaining chef. Dining experience that’s fun

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

It took forever for out waitress to come back and check on us, my husband had to get up to grab the water pitcher to get us some water. Food took a bit longer then expected.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

While Benihana has good food, I think they are way overpriced. I've been to other Hibachi restaurants for the same food, but much less money. Our chef had only been cooking for a month and you could tell. He made each item individually, so you never had your whole meal on your plate at the same time. This made the dining time way too long. I will only go there if friends really want to go, otherwise I will go to cheaper Hibachi restaurants that don't take as long.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Could have been a cleaner environment but the food was good & service, excellent!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our 9 year old grandson loved the show and the kid friendly menu. The chef was fun and engaging and the waitstaff was very attentive. We had not been there in many years, but will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Benihana in Golden Valley (Minneapolis) has become our annual birthday supper location. Our son (age 6) is a very picky eater and he loves hibachi chicken and shrimp and loves even more to watch it being prepared. It's a drive for us (over an hour) but it's well worth the trip. The wait staff and hibachi chefs are the best.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My friends and I usually come to this Benihana location 4-5 times a year for each others birthdays. We never leave disappointed by the amount of food and quality of food we receive. However, as a late the service has been terrible. This last time, we went on Tuesday night which was not busy at all. It took 10-15 minutes for the waitress to come to our table, and once we ordered, it took another 10-15 minutes for us to receive our drinks (which were 5 waters). We actually received our soup and salad prior to getting our waters. Once the chef came, the waitress did not come back 1 time to check on us. We eventually had to ask him to flag down the waitress so we could get refill. Unfortunately, a similar scenario has occurred the last 3 times we have been here. Moving forward we will either attend a different Benihana or go to a different restaurant all together.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We have been going here for birthdays, 3 times a year for 15 years and it is getting progressively more disappointing. Sometimes they do not acknowledge your birthday, or forget to take a picture, more than often our chef is not in a good mood and performance is just routine. The last time , our steak was overcooked and no diavelo sauce was added even tho asked for twice. So this may the end of an era for us. Especially for the money it costs, it is just not so fun anymore and never know what service you will get. Sorry and thank you.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It is what it is, my kids really like the place and so it is a requested birthday dinner spot. They use far to much butter and oil in the preparation and I always leave feeling very unhealthy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food is great. This time the service was horrible.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were very disappointed with this particular visit to Benihana and don't anticipate going back. The shrimp was delicious but the chicken was nondescript. The chef did the typical hibachi chef act which was entertaining as always, but given the entree price, it just wasn't worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Years Eve dinner and was disappointed. Very expensive for what we had. Seafood was just okay...maybe steak would be better. Had higher expectations.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is very good, but expect delays on the weekend. We've eaten here a half dozen times and have never been seated at our reservation time.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and server were great. Our reservation was at 6:30. We were not seated till nearly 8 and part of our party was not able to eat due to a show. Unacceptable.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We are frequent Benihana visitors - typically for birthday dinners. This was the first time that we were not seated promptly. I had to go check in with the host to see what was going on and then he immediately seated us - not sure if we were forgotten?? I had the buzzer in possession, it just never went off. Once we were seated, our party of four was lined up on the long side of the table with two parties of two on each end. This made talking to each other very difficult. Our server brought drinks, soup and salad in rapid succession and then we waited.....and waited.....and waited for a chef to arrive. I'm not sure if the late seating caused the issue or if someone called in sick, but there was a half hour span from finishing salads to the start of the chef cooking. We did receive a small discount from the manager who recognized the extended wait. In future, I will ask the host to seat us around the corner so that we can converse - I feel that he should have directed the seating, but he did not. Have always loved Benihana and hope this was an isolated incident.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was overall great with great service !!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Only displeasure was the dramatic 20% increased price..everything was great per usual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great as always!!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The chef wasn’t very good as far as giving the best show and not very engaging with the diners

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always, the food was excellent, the chef was entertaining and experienced and the servers were very pleasant and attentive. We had two children with us and the staff made a special point to be sure they were taken care of. I have recommended your restaurant and will definitely recommend it in the future. Thanks for a very enjoyable Holiday lunch for our office staff and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Took my daughter there for her 12th birthday. Great atmosphere and they interact with the children the whole meal. Great place to take the family for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything was great from arrival through dessert!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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·Dined on December 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I usually come to Benihana once a month for celebrations. Most of our experiences have been great, and are what keep us coming back. However, our most recent visit was absolutely awful. We had an 8:30pm reservation, and were not seated for at least 25 minutes. Once we were finally seated, we quickly noticed it was terribly cold at our table, as if a draft was coming from the vent or something. Given its winter in Minnesota, we had to put our winter jackets back on. By 9:15 we still had not seen our server (45 minutes past our reservation time) so I walked up to the bar to order us drinks. While we sat in the cold waiting for our drinks and server to arrive, we noticed that the sauce dishes sitting at our table were dirty with something crusted on them (these ended up being the dishes we were served out of). In addition, there were food remnants scattered on the table from the prior meal served there, which was particularly concerning to me as someone with a shellfish allergy. When our server finally arrived with glasses of water, my boyfriend noticed there was something floating in his. Around 9:35 we still had not seen our chef, I got up to use the restroom and, after washing my hands, found there was nothing to dry my hands with in the bathroom. Our chef finally arrived at our table at 9:52, nearly an hour and a half after our reservation time! While our server was less than professional, our chef was professional and courteous, though it was clear he was physically exhausted from the night, he did his best to make our meal enjoyable. At that point, unfortunately, we were unable to enjoy the experience, given it was 10pm, we just wanted to eat something and get home. Such a disappointing Benihana experience... we will be very seriously hesitant to return in the future after this experience.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The bathroom had no towels to dry your hands off. Over all good

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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 on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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