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Benihana - Minneapolis

4.1
1644 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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

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Phone number
(763) 542-9922
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hwy 94
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1644 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Was a great place for food,cheer and friends looking forward to a return visit. Chef was awesome

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This experience was so fun for me and my sister birthday! Thank you for your good customer service we will be back for my birthday ❤️

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good and cooked to perfection. Server and chef were both very friendly.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was our daughters Birthday

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Very entertaining and quick

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Birthday lunch, excellent service, and very clean!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The chef did not seem to know what he was doing. Served onion as a first course?

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Service was awesome. Food was excellent. Manager on site was very friendly and beautiful inside and out

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Prepare to wait even when having a reservation. The wait-time and meal took over one hour.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were seated promptly, our server was friendly and efficient, kept the drinks full and the food coming, chef was fun, entertaining, and the food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our food was a good, however one of the people at our table of eight did not get what he had ordered. The waiter offered to correct the mistake, but the person said he would eat what he got. The food tossing "show" was not quite as good as we've seen before, but it was still worthwhile.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always an enjoyable dining experience at Benihana. Appreciate the manager stopping by before we left to see how things were and give us tips for future visits.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We love Benihana

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food is good but a bit pricey so bring your check book!😁😁😁

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Chef is always amazing, todays waitress was not the best! I kept looking for her to get something to drink. Hostess was very short seems like they don’t like what they do, wish they were a bit more friendly. The best thing and the reason why we keep going back at least twice a month is for the chefs and sometimes the food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was a great place to have a celebration of family life. The food is amazing, the chef was so fun to watch, it was enjoyed by adults and child alike. We'll be back.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Honestly this was the worst service I have ever had at a Benihana. The server was aloof and very distant from our table. Our appetizer and drink took 30 plus minutes after ordering. The server also failed to put in our orders in correctly so the chef had to recover spare of the moment at the hibachi table. Overall dinner took over 2 hours from our reservation leaving us highly dissatisfied. We spoke our concerns to the manager who only reversed our feedback back to us in quoting the server is only human and she’s new. I then replied in noting why our server was properly trained was this her fault or a management issue. Overall I will never return to the Golden Valley/Minneapolis location.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our chef did not interact at all. Quick made our food and then left.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The waitress needed to come back more frequently. This seems to be the new norm with Benihana. Why don’t you have a backup server who can assist the needs of your waitresses? If they have multiple tables it takes too long for them to come back and check on us and we’re going to long without things we need. Also the cook didn’t use any garlic butter or seasoning on the food. The fried rice was so plain. When he cooked the rice he mixed all of the food in the center of the rice so all of the rice didnt get all of the ingredients. Very bland. You raised the drink prices and it’s almost as if it’s not worth it to come anymore. You need to do better.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

After being seated at 7pm for a 6:30 reservation, we sat for another 45 minutes while they waited for 2 more who ended up being “no shows.” It was very inconsiderate to those of us waiting, especially with 3 hungry children. The chef didn’t come to our table until 8pm, for a 6:30 reservation!! Absolutely unacceptable. We were disappointed to say the least.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Friday, lunch. Met my Wife there for a carefully planned and RESERVED IN ADVANCE 11:30 meal.
We were not seated until after Noon, the orders weren't taken until 12:40, the chef and waiter were magnificent, the food was (AS ALWAYS) THE best, but having to eat it for dinner from styrofoam later that night at home was kind of a buzz wrecker.
PLAN ON 2+ HOURS if you plan to relax. (Didn't have this problem at their Maple Grove location)

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service and excellent food. Waiter was fabulous. Chef had new entertainment. GREAT

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We love this place... It is our favorite restaurant...

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I had my 30th bday dinner there, it was wonderful the staff was great the food was great, the chef even made a "30" in to the fired rice!!!! Very fun will continue to go back

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service from the Bartender, Chef (Moissie) and Server (Joshua). Went for a family dinner and left with smiles, laughter and left overs!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Four of us gals, longtime friends, decided on lunch here Saturday. We had such a fun time, shared the table with two others. The chef, Antonio, was fun, friendly and helped make the time quite entertaining.
We've all been here before and Teppanyaki cooking is not new to us. This was the best food we've ever had at this location! Not too busy on Saturday at noon and service was excellent.
We'll be back in a couple of months.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a newer server that was recognizable overwhelmed she tried but overwhelmed.. The refills forgetting things and not understanding what we were saying...

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wonderful dining experience with fantastic food!!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Trinidad cooked the best mean we've had at Benihana and Lam was a great and efficient server. It's always nice to be so warmly welcome by Paula the manager. You can tell she strives to have good relationships with her customers.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Love the food!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I watched the the chef use his raw chicken knife on our ready to serve vege/ zucchini appetizer. Also I ordered extra rice, to watch everyone at the table get large bowls of rice, to me get 2 half bowls of rice. Because I was last and the chef did not measure correct.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Benihana, one of my favorite restaurants is falling apart! The table next to me had slimy chewy chicken and was comped, my soup was greasy, it was 30 minutes before we got any food, the whole experience took 90 minutes which for lunch is too long. The guy next to me didn't drink his cosmo (or whatever was in the glass) Our chef was fun and talented and our waiter was decent. Everything was just disappointingly mediocre. I decided to go out of the blue and treat myself and for the money it was not the Benihana I have grown to love. Kind of afraid to go back, especially during lunch time.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We made a reservation for 7 for a birthday celebration. They seated us and took away a place setting and chair leaving us with our seven places. Just as we were settling in they sat a stranger at our table. It is already difficult to have a conversation around the grill then with a random person at our table during a birthday celebration it was very uncomfortable. It ruined the entire meal for me. It took a lot of planning to get my family together so it was a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and service was great, as usual! It is one of our favorite places and is only a mile and a half from my home.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It really doesn’t matter if you have a reservation, you will wait at least 20 minutes before being seated. Service was great. I was a little put off by the uniformed security guard at what is supposed to be a family friendly restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service is always great and the atmosphere friendly and comfortable my family celebrates everyones Birthday or over 10 years

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The gentleman who prepared the food at our table didn't even try to hide the fact all his extras were going to the cute 20-something year old blonde. She received it all; must be nice to have such priority and privilege. And it wasn't even her birthday. He, the chef, should try going forward to not be so obvious.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Typically we love this Benihana location however this time they fell short. It took 50 minutes for a chef to come to our table after being seated. We had eaten our soup and salad and sat there for another 30-35 minutes. We actually were joking that perhaps we were on candid camera. Once the Chef arrived, the food was prepared and was a little more salty than usual but it was still ok. After dinner we were served ice cream and sherbet. After eating half the sherbet, I found a shrimp tail in the bowl under the sherbet. I’m assuming they used a dirty bowl to serve up the dessert. Not a fan of this location any more

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Horrible service, had an empty water glass the entire time.
Seafood was overcooked and rubbery.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Went for my wife’s birthday. It’s Benihana, what’s not to love? Pricey but great food. You will not go away hungry. The fried rice is a meal unto itself. Something there for everyone.

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