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Benihana - New York, NY

4.0
4
4853 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana New York City, a dining experience unlike any other! Our restaurant is in the heart of Manhattan, on the same street as our original restaurant, opened in 1964! 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 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. Guests looking to celebrate a special occasion can dine in our elegant private dining rooms.
Our private dining rooms are perfect for your next event! Call for more details. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more. Proof of vaccination is required for in-restaurant dining.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 83 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 581-0930

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Benihana New York City features two private dining areas and one semi-private dining area perfect for your large group or private party.

  • Private party contact

    Ask for Manager: (212) 581-0930

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th Ave

  • Parking details

    Street parking & Discount central parking garage available next door.(51 W56th street)

  • Public transit

    F Train ( 57 street stop)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

What 4,853 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I had a reservation for a party of 3 at 4:45 pm. We arrived a few minutes early. We were celebrating my birthday. Upon entering I informed the greeter of my reservation time and our party was informed that the table wasn’t ready and we can stay downstairs to wait to be called once our table would be ready. I asked about the birthday coupon and was told that it had to be an actual printed coupon otherwise it could not be used. After waiting a couple of minutes I asked about happy hour since there was sign indicating happy hour was from 3-6pm at the bar. The greeter informed me that there wasn’t a bartender available therefore we couldn’t order drinks. We were called to our table few minutes after our reservation time. When we arrived to our table the floor was oily/greasy and slippery. The menu was marked up with a pen as well as grease stains on a few of the pages. We ordered a blue drink (double) and the glass cup was chipped. The waiter Francisco was very very nice and informative and our chef Octavio was ok. When Octavio began to set up I guess he realized that the grill hadn’t been turned and he walked away. A waitress/greeter came to our table and apologized for the grill not having been turned on and told us it would be a few more minutes. Octavio did not really interact much with my party nor the other guests at the table. Octavio’s service seemed pretty rushed. It was upsetting that I could not enjoy the benefits of happy hour and no other options were offered nor were there any apologies provided by the greeter (Francisco did give an explanation and apologized once I informed him of the bar situation downstairs). The food was really good and Francisco was amazing but this place could truly use some work with guest interaction, cleanliness, and overall service. I’m really bummed as I had celebrated my birthday here sometime in 2015 and so much has changed (for the worse) since then.
  2. MM

    MichelleM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was ok. Food was great, service was lacking which was disappointing considering the prices they charge. We had to remind the waiter it was a birthday situation. We never got our ice cream or tea. I wouldn't go back.
  3. CC

    ChavonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My hubby took me for my birthday. Our chef was AMAZING & very attentive. Hubby tipped him SUPER well. Food was everything it needed to be & more. Our cocktails were sooooo good also. The atmosphere was cool & classy. Would definitely return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was great,food was awesome,ambiance was also great
  5. S

    Sarina

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Overrated. Very expensive place for what you get.
  6. TH

    TamaraH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had reservation for 730p, we checked in at 715. We weren't seated until 8p. We sat at the table until almost 830 before person came to take our order. Then, it was another almost 30 min before chef came out to prepare our food. Chef was 10/10, food was 10/0, drink was 8/10 but the service was 2/10
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I used to be a great fan of Benihana but I don’t think that I will be going back in a hurry. Service was slow and not impressive, apart from the chef, although he seemed subdued. Long wait for a table (I had booked) and then a long wait at the table. The food was much blander that I had remembered and it is by no means a cheap meal. It was incredibly noisy in the restaurant and overall it was a very disappointing experience.
  8. GL

    GladysL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    when we reserved the table, one request that we asked was not completed. I asked for my boyfriend to be sang happy birthday, The entire night other customers were being sang to, except us. 4/10. would not recommend going again poor service.
  9. LV

    LadyVon

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. I've never had an issue when dining at Benihana, no matter the location.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    much noise And very dirty
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Llegamos a tiempo para nuestra reserva y tardaron más de media hora en darnos la mesa. El local está en refacciones. Nos dieron una mesa junto a otra con 9 niños sin supervisión adulta que hacían ruido excesivo y no se comportaban de manera adecuada. Las condiciones de limpieza en general y especialmente del baño no eran buenas. La atención de los mozos estuvo bien y la comida muy rica, pero por los motivos expresados al inicio, considero que no fue buena la relación precio - calidad
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Only had a waiter to take our order otherwise had to leave to pay our bill no refills on water, poorly prepared.
  14. KA

    KathyA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been dining at Benihana for 15 years love the food, the atmosphere and the staff is great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience3
    I usually come here all the time , but this time wasn’t the best. I ordered my usual crispy rice , it was very dry. My friend ordered a roll which she didn’t like. She only ate one piece and left it . Wanted to at least order something else , if they took that off , but the manager declined . We paid for something that she didn’t eat and didn’t like. I didn’t like that at all and they did absolutely NOTHING to remedy that.
  16. DR

    DelvaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Everything about the Manhattan location, Needs an upgrade!… Including the workers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Not enough space and overpriced
  18. O

    julianaOchoa

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent costumer service. The food was delicious and the “show” was amazing We have a vegan in our party and they respect that totally and include her food in the process.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear julianaOchoa Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your party! 

  19. BS

    BishS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    I am a regular at Benihana in London. The NYC outlet shares little in common with the London outlets. Not a place I would recommend …

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear BishS We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  20. EE

    ErwinE

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food and service was good overall. I liked the Hibachi Steak and vegetables. The Chef and our table service was great. Very friendly. We ordered the Tuna Poke which didn’t taste too good though. It had a very mushy texture and an awkward smell to it. We weren’t sure if it was fresh or not so we put it to the side. Our server was nice and removed it from our bill. The Hibachi Steak didn’t disappoint.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear ErwinE Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  21. A

    Alance

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Corey was our server and he was great. Daniel was our chef and he knows how to apply that garlic butter.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear Alance Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team!

  22. DT

    DavidT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our son for a pre-first day of school kickoff. It was his idea to do hibachi. Sudip was a great chef. Thanks very much.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear DavidT Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    La comida excelente, el calor no era normal, deficiente el aire acondicionado, no había papel en el baño, algo costoso pero valió la pena. Gracias

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  24. LT

    LaToyaA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef was very entertaining and the food was good. The family we sat with was visiting NY and Benihana for the first time so it was lovely seeing the amusement of their daughter and how the chef interacted with her.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear LaToyaA Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

  25. N

    Nando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and drinks were amazing. Atmosphere was great. Everything was clean. My ONLY complaint was the show or lack there of from our chef. He cracked 2-3 jokes, and did maybe 2-3 tricks. I remember the advertisements for here being all about the show the chefs put on and how they were one of a kind. They're were NO different than a local regular hibachi restaurant. If your looking for a show (like we were) I say the your money elsewhere.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear Nando Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  26. M

    Moconnell

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, great service-the restaurant itself is under construction

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 21, 2022Dear Moconnell Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The place was super crowded and rowdy. The food is always good but the chef did the bare minimum and obviously was not in the mood. It was sad because we brought some new people that never tried hibachi before and was not impressed with the whole thing.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 21, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  28. MK

    MarianaK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    My hostess straight up yawned on my face when I checked in. This is not the first time she shows no interest in being a hostess. It’s not welcoming. Also, please do something about the cleanliness of the bathroom and the incredibly sticky floor. Those things matter. Our server was amazing and so was the cook.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 21, 2022Dear MarianaK Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  29. PS

    PSano

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The restaurant was poorly maintained; dirty toilets; this was the second time I had gone to this restaurant in NY, and my experience this time was terrible.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded 3 days agoDear PSano on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    Interior was too too hot. The outside of the restaurant looks lousy, it is undergoing renovations. The inside was dirty and the toilets….. no words. Food was good which is its saving grace

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 21, 2022Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

  31. m

    michelle

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place has gone downhill- drinks watered down, food quality subpar and the ginger sauce the chef puts in the cup was so watery. I dont know if they are cutting costs or its just poor quality now but I wont be going back. Also server was awful and when we got the bill we saw they now include gratuity so it makes sense why the server was so bad

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 21, 2022Dear michelle on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    sat us 30 mins after reservation, didn’t take our orders for another 30 mins (or even bring us water), excessively hot in restaurant, extremely loud, dangerously slippery floors.
  33. AG

    AlyssaG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    My kids and I had a great time. We we served quickly, the chef was entertaining, and the food was tasty. The room was quite hot and crowded but I was expecting that and it didn’t detract from our experience.
  34. RL

    RLT1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Excellent food and service but it was very hot under the lights. Need better air conditioning.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 21, 2022Dear RLT1 Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ac didn’t work Terrible experience

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 15, 2022Dear Guest We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  36. TB

    TakiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my boyfriends birthday and they made him feel special, thank you!

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 15, 2022Dear TakiaB Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

  37. BB

    BrittanyB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming here for years and I will continue. Food is always excellent and the service.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 21, 2022Dear BrittanyB On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

  38. JM

    JayMen

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Classic Japanese steakhouse experience. Still popular and very busy on a Friday night. If you’re looking for a energetic place to go with a date or friends, this may be for you. If you’re looking for something calm and family- centered, you may want to look elsewhere.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 15, 2022Dear JayMen We appreciate you dining with Benihana!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Everything about this place was just horrible. From sodas being flat to food having no flavor at all. They put the tip on the check way more then they deserved. The worst hibachi restaurant I’ve ever been to will not recommend to anybody.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 15, 2022Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  40. GG

    GianlucaG

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Good is Nothing special but it’s good atmosphere for a friend catch-up

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on September 15, 2022Dear GianlucaG Thank you for your feedback!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 83 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Benihana - New York, NY

47 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking & Discount central parking garage available next door.(51 W56th street)

  • Public transit

    F Train ( 57 street stop)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 581-0930

  • Private party facilities

    Benihana New York City features two private dining areas and one semi-private dining area perfect for your large group or private party.

  • Private party contact

    Ask for Manager: (212) 581-0930

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