Benihana - New York, NY

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4181 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4181 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.9
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3.8
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3.8
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was great. I loved it. The service was good. The voice level was great and there was no wait

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service from host to manager and everyone in between best service was the bus boy.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Neither Google or official website appropriately stated if the restaurant was offering dine in or hibatchi services. Also, for them to not offer hibatchi (for fair reasons), you should have to pay hibatchi prices. Payment processing was a nightmare too.

Waitress was unknowledgable about menu and prices. Expected guests with dead phones to be able to QR scan menu. Drinks were also stated as free refills but waitress heavily implied that guest at table could only get 2. Overall, not a good experience. Partly pandemic, mostly bad inefficient service.

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JamesC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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ShaniyaM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , service and food was outstanding everything was a good price not expensive.

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TerrellM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The environment was great. Service was great. Food was amazing. The only problem I had was we wasn't offer any sauce with our food. No refills of water

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KeithF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the food and the chef's entertainment. Downside, I left with an unpleasant grill odor on my clothes, and the room we sat in was a bit confined

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Sunny
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food here was not appetizing at all. Would never come back to this location. The Benihana on Long Island has better food

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vipMargaretY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific table side chef, funny and makes delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place!

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ShannaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hibachi was over peppered and not as flavorful as it usually is but none the less it was enjoyable.

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Miah
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

No point in making reservations, they still make you wait . Went with a party of five, ended up waiting 30 minutes to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to this Benihana’s spot for the last two decades, every year as tradition with my family

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vipJudyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday.

We really had a great time. The food, service and entertainment were all as expected . The only issue was we were sharing a table with another couple. We didn’t expect that during COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience1

Not the usual Benihana vibe...unfortunate due to Covid. Was still fun but hibachi steak tasted a bit off (while the filet tasted great)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, will definitely book again!

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vipgoeschei
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was hesitant to go during Covid-19 but there was only my party at the table and I saw a lot of effort being made to ensure my health and safety...and a lot of effort made to let me see with my own eyes that Benihana cares about my health and safety. For this reason I will be back to help support them through these difficult times. Many Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

It was okay. Customer service can be WAY better.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
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!

FAQs

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

Benihana - New York, NY is rated 4 stars by 4181 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - New York, NY 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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