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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

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

4.0

service

3.7

ambience

3.6

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

66% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (74)
Good for Birthdays (73)
Special Occasion (59)
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Fun (58)
Kid-friendly (51)
Casual (51)
Good for a Date (44)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Great for Lunch (29)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
People Watching (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Healthy (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Romantic (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Scenic View (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Spicy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I usually love Benihana. I booked a table for a birthday party and had 10 boys with me. When we showed up they told me that they were running 30 minutes behind. I had to text and email all the parents to change the pick up time. Then i had to wait outside in the cold with 10 boys for a half hour.

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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a reservation, but had to wait 30 min at the reception. It was very loud all the time and it was hard to follow any conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This Benihana needs a serious renovation. I felt like it was 1995. You could tell it was glamorous and high-end back in the day, but now everything looks old and run down. Stained carpeting, dingy downstairs bar. The bartender found moldy strawberries she had to throw away...not a good start to our night. The lighting wasn't great on either floor. And the tables looked very out dated. Another person at our table changed his mind about wanting fried rice (he originally said white) and the server gave him attitude. "oh, now you want the fried rice." He then looked at our chef cooking and rolled his eyes. Very rude, that is now how a server should treat a guest. The experience was fun, but this location needs to redecorate asap.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything was lovely

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The place is not bad. I excepted more about ambience and food quality. The concept is amazing but it is focused on massive market. To friends’ get-together is ok.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

For my birthday, I really enjoyed my night over there. It was really great. Drinks are good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant was so packed the wait for those of us with reservations was at least 30 min past our reserved time. Whe. You reserve for a full table for a teens bday, that bichbtime standing in. Packed bar/lobbybarea is stressful. Our server/bus person was rarely to be found and used dishes from the first course had to be stacked up and practically cleared on or own, we had to literally track down water refills etc. very disappointing since we are there to celebrate a special occasion, and it wasn’t no like this the last time we weee here which admittedly was a few years ago.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Benihana and have been going there for years. However, their ability to honor reservation times has always been poor and is getting even worse. On this occasion, we had to wait 55 minutes for our table *with* a reservation. The restaurant was jam-packed and it was obvious they had hopelessly overbooked for the evening. It's inexcusable for a restaurant that has been open for this long to have such a dysfunctional system. They obviously have plenty of data to accurately estimate meal times, yet they just don't seem to care.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

My waiter was amazing. And the Chef was the same I had a previous outing. Amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall, my experience was great. It was very crowded, slightly expensive. I would go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Honestly not that great. But it’s Benihana. What do you expect?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

GREAT FUN
BEEF TERIYAKI EXCELLENT
HADN’T BEEN IN 40 YEARS, BUT SALAD DRESSING WAS STILL THE SAME!!
WISH THE COOKS COULD BE ASIAN, TO MATCH THE JAPANESE NAME, BUT THEY COOKED WELL AND WERE MUI SYMPATUCO!

THANK YOU 😀😀

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Birthday celebration - always fun

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

They have clearly made cost/cutting changes and it shows!!!!!

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

had to wait 45 minutes to get a waiter - was there for childs 4th bday - obviously not happy - was explained to us that server was on break - ??

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

RAMON WAS THE BEST SERVER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Benihana, and take clients there a lot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was incredible

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Why did I even waste a bday celebration here. The worst service and unprofessional front staff (specifically the second host upstairs). Don't cuss out other coworkers about how they organize their Menus in front of your dining guests. Wait until no one can hear you. You're just being straight petty.
This restaurant needs to hire a busser to clear tables if other servers/staff (that are just standing around) don't want to help their fellow coworkers out. Being served dessert while plates of food from the main meal is scattered on the table doesn't seem too appealing or professional. The moment my group and a random couple sat at our grill table at the beginning, we instantly noticed how dirty our plates were. Then when I got served my utensil there was visible food stuck on it. It took forever to get drinks, main food, and by dessert I didn't even want it. I just wanted to get out of there. Once we got the check we quickly gave him our cards bc we weren't sure if it would take another half hour to get his attention. My friends recommended coming here because they had a great experience in Las Vegas, I figured since this is NYC, the standards would be similar. This place is like a local buffet with old dirty carpet, numerous tables bunched together with terrible service and ambiance (what's up with the random terrible loud club music?).

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

I brought my niece here for her birthday she enjoyed herself. We even meet some stars at our table. The food was delicious and I love the performance the chefs put on for us.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

The atmosphere was rather loud. At no fault to the restaurant, we were placed with a rather obnoxious group of individuals at our table which make the overall ambiance a bit hard to enjoy. The food was delicious! Our server did disappear for about 25 minutes after our meal when we were waiting for our check

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was good but it wasn’t worth the wait, I waited 2 hours for a table

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Brazil)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing! Ramon is a showman that cooks pretty much well. Opa!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We made a 7:30 reservation and did not get seated until 8:30. The host was never honest with us and kept telling me that we were next and just a few more minutes. The last straw was when a group with an 8:45 reservation got seated before us. I spoke to the mgr and he said that because of Open Table they get overbooked and were trying g to fix the problem. Really disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The salmon was so old the lady seated next to me asked how it was...because she smelled the old fish scent!!! I did not complain. I just can’t return!! Eaten there many times but this meal sealed the deal.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a reservation and told us we would have to wait 30min

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I made a reservation for my son and his date. They showed up on time, checked in and were given a beeper to let them know when their table would be ready. After 30 minutes of waiting my son went up and asked when their table would be ready and they said that they gave their table away because they did not answer the page. Their beeper never went off and the restaurant refused to seat them. NOT NICE.

And to boot, I received an Open Table credit for dining that evening. HA, HA.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I actually really love Benihana. But some reason, the chef I had didn't season the food well at all. Our food was VERY BLAND. All he used was butter and garlic. The dishes was also OVERPRICED for the small amount of food we received. The manager that night, tall African American man had a VERY NASTY ATTITUDE. The way he spoke to the waitresses and staff was DISGUSTING! I definitely would consider going back in a couple of years. No time soon tho.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

a complete disappointment in the service staff, from the hostess to the server. We had a table of 9 with 5 kids and it was the most horrible dinning experience I have ever had in my adult life. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service were horrible from waiters , to shared table guest and managers . Disrespectful and rude individuals! I will never eat here again nor recommend it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It is not possible to make reservation for 8:30pm and only seat at 21:30. The hostess said that every friday and saturday are like that. It is very simple to solve this: do not accept more reservations for these days.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was my anniversary,I put it in the description. I was not seated until 20 mins after my reservation time but they did remember and gave my delicious cake and ice cream and sung a song. It was nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Seats were too tight and the meal was not that tasty

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·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was great i love this place i recommend this place to all my friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I went to this location for my mom's birthday and we had a great time. Our chef was pleasant, funny and attentive. The food was cooked very well and I had no complaints. I always have a pleasant experience when dining here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our server wasn't very nice, and he didn't make all that great food, it was my second time here and it wasn't even close to how good it was the first time.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

It was a great experiencie to be at Benihana. Me and my boyfriend have enjoyed a lot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was great and so was the chef. Waitress was a little slow but overall it was a well spent night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing fun wonderful delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was really good and needed

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