Benihana - New York

3.9
4162 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana New York City, a dining experience unlike any other! Located in the heart of Manhattan, see what made Benihana New York the legend that it is today. Our guests are seated at communal tables, 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 as your 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. The restaurant includes a full bar with sushi lounge, great for after-work drinks and meeting friends.

Looking to host an event or private party? Guests looking to celebrate a special occasion can dine in our elegant private dining rooms. Our private dining rooms are always a crowd pleaser. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service2ambience3

It was okay. Customer service can be WAY better.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people were nice and we didn’t have to wait long and the food was excellent

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AnthonyO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a foreign friend here... She loved it. the chef was entertaining and the food was great

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Tyije
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinggg I loved it so much can’t wait to go back

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TyMac
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great. I went to celebrate my sons 4th birthday and he was so excited to see the chef tricks. Thank you for making his day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience when I come here

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TiffanieR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a great Time !!! Lady’s bday night was a ball thanks so much !!🎉🍇🎂🎁

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was my beautiful daughters 14th! Birthday! And my 17th month old 1st time in a restaurant ever! Lol very enjoyable wonderful playful stomach filling evening! Worth every penny

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible experience

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RobinC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My last visit to Benihana was March 2020...I'm so glad I came back. My meal was amazing! I can't wait to visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love coming to Benihana for my Chef’s table dining experience on my birthday! So yummy! Lemon drop was also amazing!

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JanetK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere is wonderful. Benihana’s is following protocol for Covid-19. Everyone is wearing masks and gloves. I will be back.

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Teppanyakihead
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I went in for lunch, and the base prices have increased by about 25%, while the amount of food included has decreased.
The scan icon did not take me to the menu, so I had no idea what anything cost. Getting that information from the waitress was like pulling teeth.
Fried rice is no longer included with lunch, and she was very evasive when I asked her repeatedly how much extra it would cost. She kept saying, “A dollar or two,” while trying to upsell the chicken fried rice, ignoring my questions about the vegetable fried rice. After arguing with me for several minutes, I insisted she go check. She was WAY off.
The lunch that used to be $16 is now $20, with an additional $4.50 for vegetable fried rice and $5.50 for the chicken fried rice that she kept insisting I order. Then she lied to me and said she was thinking of the children’s menu.
I left. It was going to be a treat in this stressful time, and she ruined the entire experience. Spending $10 more for less— along with her shady service— sucked the joy right out of it.

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Debra
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service and friendly Staff. Very clean and chef's are amazing cooks!

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QueenyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrated my 2 year old bday here he loved watching the food get made the food was awesome !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It was okay not the best food but it’s passable

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TashMoneyY
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The salad had a sauce which tasted salty and the rice was under cooked , to pay extra for fried rice , it should've been fried . Also, he served the vegetables first which became cold before I got my full meal

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Rudegalshine
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is a great place to eat...I went there with my husband for the first time and the food and drinks were great, very clean and comfortable and friendly, we plan to go back again, I give them 5 🌟 s.

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Naza
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was good and the server was great. The chef mad the food good but did not have as much energy as I expected.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Did not like having to wait for another party's rsrv in order to eat. We were a party of 2 at 4pm. Asked to get there early due to election decision. We made it 4pm on the dot to be told our table is being prepared they will text us. Then approx 30mins later, I go back to chk on the table b/c no text rcvd, and the hosts say yes your table is ready. To go upstairs and be met with a table of 3 guys. My sugg is if you have parties booking around the same time and you want a full table of 5 or more, let the party know you are awaiting members from a slightly later party to fill the table. Also hate the COVID-19 time cap.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but wow, so much food. Great service, and the taste- so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

La mesa no estaba lista
Nos quisieron sentar en la misma mesa con otra familia. En tiempos de covid es poco recomendable.
El servicio fatal, no entendió el problema.
No comimos y nos fuimos 30 minutos después.
NO VUELVO

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RobinH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious on point fabulous enjoyable chef

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JoshuaF
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food sucked chef did not cook food good no one at our table ate their food chef rushed the food so he can go home

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Connor
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great-tasting, good-portion food that a chef expertly cooks in front of you while performing cool tricks. Nice interior design. Waiting times to be set at a table are occasionally long but should be quick if reserved.

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Lizz
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good value for the food and experience. It's always fun to go here for a friend's birthday with a group of pals. It just seems like table is never ready at your reservation time which is a little frustrating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great for my daughter’s birthday

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WilliamM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was absolutely disgusting, lobster tail had a very fishy taste indicating it isnt fresh the beef and chicken was bland but cooked quite well. The rice was phenominal as was the soup but the sushi was well below sub par. Ive been to this location before and for $150 i couldve easily gone elsewhere and had 10x better service

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MauroR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service in New York and the chef awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

For the price range this place gives your barely any food. Honestly a scam... left the place feeling hungry. However, the food was good for the little that we ate.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The waitress wasn’t attentive she seemed overwhelmed.

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SDfoodie
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great chef food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date and nice people around us

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and followed strict social distancing rules. Everyone was friendly and nice.

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ATorres811
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had pleasant experience all around. The waiter was very attentive. The cook was a delight and the food was delicious!! It was our first indoor dining after COVID restrictions, for a family of 5, it was nice to be able to sit together and enjoy our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Love the garlic butter

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Had reservations for 4:30 but wasn’t seated till about 5:15, employees demeanor and overall body language was horrible

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Khad
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience 5 stars the customer service was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Came here for the first time for a birthday. We showed up a little early and they really made us wait, I thought the point of a reservation was to reserve a table. We had to wait over 30 min for a table ridiculous. Then we order an appetizer they come and say they don’t have. The food was great, wasn’t spectacular. Just paying for the name & it was a little ratchet which is fine but it was noisy.

FAQs

Benihana - New York does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 581-0930.

Benihana - New York is rated 3.9 stars by 4162 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - New York does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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