Benihana - New York

3.9
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4129 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
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3.8
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3.7
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3.7
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SDfoodie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great chef food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice date and nice people around us

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Love the garlic butter

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience 5 stars the customer service was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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YNGRIE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, I enjoy it all the time, very friendly, neatly and the service is excellent

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kethg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the server with the blond hair, I forget his name was really kind and nice..he took good care of not only myself but my little niece as well/////The only thing I will say Is sadly I never got any birthday Icecream fo rmyself...thought we got that...

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BrittanyB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It took 1 hour for the chef to come out and cook. My drink was warm. The waiters take forever to come back to the table. They fell off this used to be one of my fav places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food

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NadyaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The server was very personable and made sure we were attended to while also giving us enough space. Saul was there every time we needed him and he didn’t hover over us or rush us. I hate to give a bad review but I believe that given the feedback the business is then able to get it right so here goes ! The cook was kind of boring. We’ve been to other hibachis, (which people go to for the experiene) it was very boring here. Also the food was very sub par. We’ve had better food at other less popular hibachis. We had a $600 tab which would’ve been ok if the experience and the food was worth it. I did enjoy my lobster sushi roll though that was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It Was A Lovely Experience , My 3rd Timing Coming Back , And It Was My GirlFriends First Time There . The Food Was Outstanding As Well . Benihana , Look Forward To Having Us Coming Back Once Again .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I were late to out reservation, but we were seated 15 min after our arrival. The food was great and considering the social distancing rules we had a great time. Will definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time! Food was a bit expensive but amazing!

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Abee
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were sat 30mins after our reservation other than that our experience was perfect.

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Abundance
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Benihana's I give it a five for the services of The Chef & the waitress. I love going to benihana's and the food is always delicious

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murfftt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Not bad value. Okay atmosphere. good for celebrations

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vipsandi
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a tried & true lovely dinner. Glad to see them back & open & ready for guests!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very happy to almost have the entire space to ourselves. We came to celebrate my son Birthday where he had a good time. He loved the food everything great for a COVID-19 it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above average the waitress should’ve been more attentive to the patrons. The food was delectable overall the experience was satisfying

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

It’s was my 3rd time at the location. Never experience such an horrible costumer service. they were rushing us to finish our food to close. We asked for a bottle a water and they gave us water from the sink because they were running out of bottle of water. Other than that, the food was good.

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Char
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food is over priced but the experience was cool

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JackieK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For a first timer the food was great and chief was amazing overall is always an amazing experience but our waiter I felt like he could of explained the menu better but every time I asked him a question his reply was look at the menu

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HalimatouN
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Confusing when reservations are made and staff isn’t able to accommodate but it was a great time!

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TashaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and my cook was great , I will be going back ...

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NoreenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a very fun dinner experience.😋❤🍹

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Michelle
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Nice to be back but service was lacking. Had to ask for things multiple times and a shift change after drink order confused the new server and chef and they almost missed a shrimp
Allergy from someone at our table (but not in our party)

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Jayp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great our waiter, the chef amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

It was great , I love this restaurant for years I’ve loved it 😈

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KariymahN
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food just small portions for expensive amount. Drinks tasted like it had no alcohol in it.

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AkeemaJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

My family and I went to the restaurant for my brothers birthday. My experience was not that great. I’ve been to the restaurant in the past and it has always been a great experience. I definitely understand that we are still adjusting to covid but. Here are some of my concerns.
- I had reservations but had to wait 20 mins for a table, we showed up early in case there was a wait but did not expect to wait that long
-there was a awful smell of nyc garbage that would pass every time the wind blew. Maybe the garbage can be placed in an area Where the tables aren’t, and the garage should not pass or be taking out where we are dining.
The dumpster was in the same walkway as the seating area.
- our food was cold. The soup especially.
-1/2 of my table has a shellfish allergy and wasn’t able to substitute for extra vegetables or rice. So they had a 4 course meal.
- there was no passion fruit for your famous drinks
-there was no ice cream, machine broken
- we didn’t receive our green tea that was included in our meal. We asked for it but by then we was ready to go.
-our tab was ridiculously high and included the gratuity automatically even though my party was not 8 or more.
- we did love the collectors cup though it was really nice.
I hope these issue would be taken into consideration for a better experience.

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Yayaa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Due to covid the seating is outside which is fine only problem is that the street smells like trash which was very stinky that day. I was not able to eat because of the smell but my 2 other people in my party did. They ordered dinner which looked like a lunch special barley any food. I spent $110 on two meals definitely not worth it.

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RosineW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I took my daughter to this restaurant for her 8th birthday and it was horrible. We waited 20 minutes in a empty restaurant for a waiter to bring our drinks and take our order. Then she kept disappearing the whole time. The food was nasty, horrible service, I won't be coming back here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Tayshawn
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The service took so long and the food was cold! Unbelievable

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was cold before coming to the table just wasn’t worth the money honestly

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night,not too expensive,great location and awesome food.

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NiNi
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I was disappointed that we could not eat the habachi inside. Had I known that I probably would not have gone because it was for a birthday celebration. The food was kind of cold and we had to sit outside. then I got a phone call asking if I had paid my bill and I said yes I have a copy of the check/receipt and had to confirm with them the amount. Apparently somebody did not pay their bill and they were calling to see if they could find the person. This used to be one of my favorite places but the quality and atmosphere has changed. Hopefully things will get better.

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 4129 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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