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Benihana - New York, NY

4.0
4
4902 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

7:00 PM


Booked 132 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 4,902 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Kid Friendly

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  1. N

    rickieN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The staff was very friendly - but it took forever to get what we ordered. There was a party two tables away that was so loud it was painful. There should be a limit to how many can be together - they just shout from one table to another. My children had a wonderful time and when very happy. I would go again for them - but never go on my own with adults.
  2. AM

    AyoM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not what it used to be, but still a nice night out.
  3. PD

    PedroD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Always have a good time while I’m there.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    They are a bit understaffed or mismanaged. I felt bad for our server who took our order and delivered apps, drinks, bussed our table, etc. I have worked in restaurants for a large part of my life so my empathy for her is sincere. There were so many people sweeping and standing around I don’t see why the server has to do so much on their own. Everyone should grab a dirty dish or stack of them if they see them whether they are a hostess, manager or server. Not just the server. I hope she doesn’t have to tip out others.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Had a reservation at 9pm. Was not seated until 10pm. Was not served food until 11pm.
  6. s

    smp430

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great! The chef did some tricks when cooking the food but could’ve done more. Can be a bit pricey but overall we had a good experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Ambiance was lack luster and service subpar.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lot of fun. Drinks were a bit pricy, but I’d still go again .
  9. CB

    CarolynB

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Sadly going downhill. Portions are smaller, the wait for a chef once we were seated was way to long, & the quality of their meats/veggies has decreased. I don't think we will be going back anymore.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear CarolynB 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

  10. AZ

    AngelaZ

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very underwhelming! Made a point that we are celebrating 12th birthday, and it was if this was news to them. They couldn’t even rally 2 people to acknowledge it. Hibachi chef looked like he didn’t want to be there. Food was very under seasoned and steak was very overdone. Charged full price for kid.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear AngelaZ We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  11. GC

    GregC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, food was very good and served quickly.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear GregC Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  12. AS

    AlejandroS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Reservation was at 4:30 and didn’t get serve till 5:45pm, cook was very rude when asking questions. After cook was done we started to eat and 10 minutes later supervisor was just looking at our table waiting for us to get up so they can sit the next person. This was the horrible service I ever received for all many times I been at Benihana. New York is not the place to eat with that type of staff. Sorry but scale 1 to 5 you are negative 5.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear AlejandroS 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.

  13. RG

    RoselandeG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Besides the server adding a$30 tip charge and lying saying that he doesn’t know why it was added while ALSO taking our cash tip. It was a good experience for my birthday. But i don’t like feeling bamboozled and then Benihana refused to fix the situation. 2/10 wouldn’t recommend you to get robbed blindly.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear RoselandeG On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday meal

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  15. TW

    TammieW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    I went to Benihana for my daughters 18th bday last night and it was such a disappointment. The only good thing was our cook and our server. The food was terrible and flavorless and the drinks from the bar were even worse. It definitely wasn't worth the money or time. I won't be back.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear TammieW On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    was just ok
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    There was too many people upstairs crowded, there wasn’t enough room for seating it was too loud not my environment, never will return back !

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 16, 2022Dear Guest we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  18. m

    mikaso

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Rice & steak a little bland.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 16, 2022Dear mikaso 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.

  19. A

    stefanoA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
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    RobertG

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The staff was friendly and the food was good. A little loud over all .

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear RobertG Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Olivia, and our chef, Aneury, both made my friend’s birthday very special! Outstanding service from them both!

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 16, 2022Dear Guest Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you and your friend!

  22. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food at fun environment! Would go again.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear Andrew On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

  23. NR

    NancyR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I would dim the lights for sure. It was far too bright in there. Other than that, the food never disappoints!

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear NancyR Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 17, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  25. IR

    IreneR

    Leinster

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Staff on reception in need of customer service training. Over crowded & uncomfortable surroundings. Too packed & very little room to move. Staff planning under utilised too many downstairs & not enough staff upstairs. Not an enjoyable experience. Server upstairs was good but had too much work to cover. We booked a table for 8pm & didn’t get the table until 8.45? Very disappointing. I had booked the restaurant for ourselves & friends and left feeling embarrassed it was such a bad experience. Definitely would not recommend.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear IreneR 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.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We showed up for our reservation and was told table would not be ready for at least a half hour and there were 11 parties ahead of us. Place was packed. It was for my son’s birthday and because of their delays we missed our activity for after dinner which was an escape room. Totally irritated and will never go back.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

  27. m

    mejones

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and super fun atmosphere! Perfect for a group and for a celebration.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear mejones Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Hostess experience was rude, sat us 20 min late for our 6PM res. We were all there 10 min early. Lights are too bright, the crowd is ill-mannered and loud. The food was worse than I remembered. Bright spots were our waiter and hibachi chef who were both charming and accommodating.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 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

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Demasiado ruido y calidad de alimentos pobre

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and 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 so that we can further address this matter. 

  30. EW

    EgyptW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had reservations for my boyfriends birthday for 5:00. We made it to the city a little earlier and I was able to modify the reservation for 4:30 with no issue! We got there and it was very quiet compared to the last time we went which was very late on a Friday night. We were actually able to hear ourselves it was amazing. The host and chef were great as well.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear EgyptW Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  31. D

    Daynah

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benihana restaurant is an excellent place. The experience is unique with each Chef. Your food is prepared in front of you. Each Hibachi grill seats eight people. The food is always delicious and the experience is entertaining.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear Daynah We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

  32. MV

    MariaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 13 year anniversary, visiting from California. Amazing service!

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear MariaV Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfecttt!

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    My grandma was visiting NYC for the weekend wanted to go to Benihana because her mother used to take her there after work in the 60s and 70s. I knew Benihana was past its prime and thought it would be funny to go, but none of us expected it to be quite as depressing as it was. Food was pretty bland. Nothing special. The kind of dinner you would make lazily on a Monday night when you don’t want to cook. The hot sake was a decent price! $12 for a carafe. The space overall was way too brightly lit and not well ventilated. It was hard to be in there. My grandma remembers the chefs being more talented and happy. “I was a little disappointed but happy to be there with you girls,” she said afterwards.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and 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 so that we can further address this matter. 

  35. A

    Ankii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benihana never lets me down! Like no other! Forever my favorite!

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear Ankii Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  36. EB

    EilisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time and the food was delicious! Will be back!
  37. AW

    AdamW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Either it's been far too lon or this was one of the better Benihana experiences I've had. The chef was great and not over the top. Food was excellent and the service was very good too.

    Benihana - New York, NYResponded on November 4, 2022Dear AdamW Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chef was amazing and very entertaining, our server was very polite and made sure we had everything we wanted in a timely fashion. My family enjoyed themselves and had a great time.
  39. ER

    ERICW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The OG of Japanese Hibachi restaurants that many others have copied.
  40. AM

    AnnabellM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to bring a significant other, family, and friends.

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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Benihana - New York, NY is rated 4 stars by 4902 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 132 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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