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About Benihana - New York

Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! 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 taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. Enjoy one of the best shows in NYC at the original Benihana. Start with drinks and sushi at our first floor contemporary sushi and cocktail bar, great for after-work drinks and meeting friends. Or, go to our second-floor dining room where your personal chef will dazzle your eyes as well as your taste buds. See what made Benihana the legend that it is today. Looking to host an event or private party? Our private dining rooms are always a crowd pleaser. Call for more details and price options. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

47 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(212) 581-0930

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/newyorkwest-ny-we

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

Public Transit:
F Train ( 57 street stop)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Private Dining

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

Benihana - New York Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (70)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Special Occasion (55)
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Fun (55)
Casual (47)
Kid-friendly (45)
Good for a Date (37)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romantic (21)
Comfort Food (17)
Hot Spot (15)
People Watching (14)
Authentic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Cozy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Spicy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We read about happy hour online and went in expecting it but was told there is no bar right now so there is no happy hour. The person that took the orders gave us about 30 seconds with the menu so we just picked a hibachi. He said "with fried rice?" Everyone at the table expected the rice to be included. But no they just want you to think that it's included but it's $4.50.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It’s completely under renovation, service was not up to par and they made sure to keep telling us they were closing as soon as we sat down. Perhaps don’t take late tables if such a rush to get us out. The bathrooms were absolutely HORRID.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best chef ever and waitress was awesome!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My children love benihana. Totally entertained. They are 9 and 10 years old.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

While we were late for our scheduled reservation, since gathering everyone to drive in from Lumberton, NJ turned out to be a greater task than we had anticipated, the BENIHANA team allowed us to wait for the next possible opening. Well, as I have shared with everyone, at the end of the day it was truly worthy of the long wait. I believed that they gave us a special room whether it was on account of our Birthday celebration or not, it was quite touching.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday to hot in t restaurant to many people it was ok

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good service food was good nice place

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This time around the restaurant was remodeling, it was loud and noisy. It seems as if we were rushed to finish dinner and get out. I was not happy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is great the ventilation system does not work and when you come out the clothes smell like cooked and not pleasant I found it as a worse environment than other locations in the other cities in the mediocre complex

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

a nice Hibachi but in Manhattan with great location which made it valuable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We choose benihana for consistently delicious food, but on our last visit, the food was plain bad, the chef was not good that day and the whole group was disappointed - from the salad to all proteins, they all had little to no taste. For the first time we didn't even come close to finishing the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Going early makes a difference!!! It gets very busy as the evening progresses. Try for a 5:00 or 5:15 pm reservation. Things move quickly at that time

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This experience was sooo horrible I hate you
Oooooo

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Thanks for creating a great birthday for my mother

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

They overbooked. Even after we called and confirmed and told them we had to go to a show, the wait was over 45 minutes. The staff was incompetent and unable to make up for their mistake. It was my sons last night home and a special occasion. He speaks Japanese and we thought Benihana would be a good choice. We were wrong and had to walk out after 25 minutes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The wait to get in was ridiculous. We had a 6:15 reservation, and waited almost an hour to be seated. There were SO many people waiting, and no seats. I don’t know if it’s always like this, or if something happened, but they were very apologetic about it. They even brought appetizers around for free. We appreciated that because our young daughter was getting very hungry. Otherwise, the food is great! I appreciate getting my meal gluten free. I wish they offered ANY gluten free salad dressing though. I’m not excited about eating dry lettuce... we always enjoy the show!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Unfortunaly the place was closed for repairs. The information wasn't in open table.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was delish as always, BUT, it took 45 minutes for our chef to start cooking, by that time he started, we were not into being entertained, we just wanted our food! Also, the seating space is too cramped! maybe the tables should sit 8 people instead of 9.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I was looking for a reasonably priced restaurant for a group to meet a friend who works in the area. This was the perfect spot and one I frequented often during my years of residing in the Big Apple. Don't let the security dissuade you for this minor inconvenience is worth the meal. The service is amazing and since there is community seating, our dining companions proved to be interesting, fun, and engaging.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We waited for our table for 45 minutes. When we finally sat, we waited another half hour for our order to be taken. Then waited 15 more minutes for the chef. We made a reservation well in advance. The manager was not at all accommodating. The service was terrible. Our family was in town and we were so excited to give them this experience. We had a horrible time and we all left beyond disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

2hrs waiting even though i made the reservation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food is always good and the chefs usually cook to your liking . The garlic butter is a must on everything. Chef Roy is one of the best because he listens to your food likes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is sooo good everyone should try it !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food with friendly staff

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

There was too much indoor smoke. My sweater and shirt was smelling terribly after I left the restaurant. Service and food was OK.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It was a great night with great people. Food is delicious. Drinks yummy. I will definitely come back again.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I went for my birthday and had a great time with the exception of the people at the table. Server was awesome and cook was awesome. Food did not disappoint! However I could have gone without the other customers calling the server all types of names in another language. The server was nothing but polite and did a great job.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very expensive! Wished the food portion was alot more. Food was cold by time the whole meal was done. 1st time for everything I guess. I tired it and that was it! Would not return maybe far in the future.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The restaurant had 2 hibachi chefs for the entire upstairs, the stoves in the back were broken so the soup was cold, and they were out of rice. Meanwhile, the manager was very reluctant to offer anything to make the meal more enjoyable. We watched people leave from all of the tables around us. It was not a good night for Benihana.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food, hard to get a drink.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Horrible just horrible

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food acknowledges

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food's definitely not worth the price, but the chefs make the experience well worth the visit.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a fabulous time! I ln a small private area we just our party. The Chief and Waiter were Awesome!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was not good. It was very dry and had no flavor to it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is mediocre. This used to be a great place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A great place for lunch with the kids. We dressed them up and entertained them while we all enjoyed a great meal! Good luncheon specials!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had such a great time here ! This place is a perfect spot for Birthdays ! They take picture of you and your party and develop them on the spot for free on your birthday. Food is AMAZING, you will be stuffed after leaving here worth the prices. Happy i went there!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was very good , the waitress and the chef was excellent we had a good time with my family

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 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great place to bring kids. Took my daughter out for a special lunch and she loves the chefs tricks. The food is very good and reasonably priced given the entertainment. Overall a great place to have lunch if you are doing a special day in the city. They have a kids menu also with affordable lunch specials. If you have never been or are with someone who has never been it is definitely worth it. Otherwise, the repertoire of tricks and jokes stays the same so you may not need to see it twice...

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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