Benihana - New York

3.9
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4068 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.8
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3.7
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3.7
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LourdesF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Decent only thing is a bad sewage smell and the food gets cold by the time you get it.. but service ws good

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Kennya
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always be my fav♥️

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christinek
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very horrible experience. Came with a party of 3 and was given an extremely small table, asked for a larger table and they said no. When the food cam out, it could not fit and they still ended up giving us and extra table. The entree came out before the appetizer and both was very cold didn’t finish my food that’s how bad it was Service was horrible. This was my first and last time coming

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since Social distancing is still active we didn’t have that usual experience food was cold like if it was heated up in the microwave. Can not wait for things to go back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The food was okay! Not like how we experience it with indoor dining and the servers seemed all over the place, it took us a little while to get drinks and soup and salad and people came in after us and got their things right away!

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RussellB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My order came with desert they forgot to give it to me but beside that everything was great

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JasminB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I’ve been here many times . Until today it was my favorite place. The food was okay but they didn’t add any garlic butter which is what everyone loves . And on top of everything the sever decided to tip himself $40 after he already added a 30% gratitude to my table which was 2 adults and a toddler. Most places charge gratitude after a party of 5. I’m so sad that I will have to find another hibachi grill to dine at in nyc .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

They didnt have the dessert prt of their 6 course meal even though ice cream would have been lovely on that 90° day. Food was fast and service was prompt though

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StaceyJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was very salty and the service was horrible.

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Rmt2017
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Pésima la idea de aun con restaurant vacío( solo había una mesa ocupada más) nos quisieron juntar a tres grupos en una sola mesa (nosotros éramos 5)

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Mal

Nos retiramos después de preguntar el porqué

Nos dijeron que era su política

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We celebrated my sons 15th Birthday! He loves hibachi

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John35577568
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible terrible worse place i have ever been too

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

John, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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Gourmet09
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

too crowdy, too loud, we have to wait for 45 minutes even we had a reservation

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After 1 hour of waiting, they never sat us and we left!

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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frost
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Well our reservation was for 6:30 and we didn’t sit down till 7:26, then when we were told to walk over to our table the manager on shift passive aggressively told us we were in her way while she tried to fit 3 more chairs in at an already full table. Food was great though.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

Frost, 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

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TiffanyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The chef I had this time around was ok. MY 1st time I went to this spot my food was great. I cant say the same for this time.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 6, 2020

Tiffany, 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

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vipSkutchie
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

we had a fun time at the restaurant. it is crowded and noisy, but that is part of the fun. the food was really good, and overall i think it is a great place to celebrate a birthday or something. not a great place for a romantic meal or a date

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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vipCraig
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner. Great entertainment and the food was delicious! Only downside is having to do laundry as soon as we got home to stop smelling dinner!

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 18, 2020

Awesome Craig! We wish you a Happy Belated from the Benihana team! Come back soon!

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vipMegan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience2

The amount of butter cooked with their food will clog your arteries.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 18, 2020

Thank you Megan for your feedback! Come back soon!

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MELISSAG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my boys, always a good time

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

Fantastic Melissa! Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family.

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viplorit
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had an 8:15 reservation. We arrived a few minutes early and had to wait over an hour.
There were what looked like a hundred+ people all who had reservations who were waiting as long, if not longer than us.
I have not seen such a poorly managed restaurant like that in years. The staff told us it is like that every weekend.
Reservations mean nothing as they completely overbook.
Once we finally got to sit, the food and hibachi experience was OK but NOT worth the awful wait. Will never go there again or recommend it.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

Lorit, 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.

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vipguhstarr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The service was REALLY Bad. We had a reservation and still had to wait an hour. People who were waiting were hovering over our table because there was no room for them to stand. Still good food, but disappointing service.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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DinaT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose Benihana because we knew what to expect. We appreciate the consistency of the service and food in your restaurants around the country.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you so much Dina, for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing per usual ❤️

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our waitress gave us free ice cream towards the end and made sure we were very happy

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 11, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to this restaurant. Always a pleasure.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went and it was out first time going to Benihana's and we loved it. The service was fantastic and the food was fresh and delicious! We definitely would go back again!

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team.

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vipRebs23
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Well we had to wait over an hour for our table when I called to ask if I have a 9:30 reservation I would be seated at 9:30...

Benihana - New York
Responded on February 25, 2020

Rebs, 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

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MARI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I had a reservation for 830 and when I got there they said they running 15min behind but inwaited more than an hour to be seated which was frustrating

Benihana - New York
Responded on February 25, 2020

Mari, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Had a reservation at 8. Waited 45 minutes for our table after hostess was rude and acted like she was doing us a favor by giving us an update as to when we would be seated. We were then told that reservations were not actually firm reservations so whAt is the point of making one on open table to wait 45 minutes. The walk in wait was the same. It was packed and we were not given the courtesy of being told it was going to be such a long wait, we would’ve went to the bar but kept being told you’ll be seated in 10-15.

Portions were smaller than other habachi places we’ve been to.

Benihana - New York
Responded on February 25, 2020

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.

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vipneighborhoodgirl
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Restaurant was running ~45 min behind and offered no comps/apologies/anything to compensate for this delay. Food was good as always but seemed like they were severly overbooked.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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Meatrack
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

This was the original benihana, I used to come here growing up all the time. Even after they remodeled and updated it, it was still initially a pleasant experience. the service has become horrible, the waits are unacceptable, and the food is mediocre at best. At $100 per person basically, I was so pleasantly surprised when the staff plop down the set of dishes for the next reservation before we were even asked if we wanted tea or dessert. I've got plenty of better hibachi options in Westchester.

Benihana - New York
Responded on February 28, 2020

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.

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MerrilY
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dining at Benihana is always a treat, and is our go-to place for celebrating our son's birthday! The show the chef puts on is great, and is fun no matter how many times we've had dinner there. And the food is wonderful!

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

Wonderful Merril! Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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Deedee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef was very funny and the food was delicious as always. I wish I could eat here everyday!

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you Deedee, for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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vipGilK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great and the Chef made his show but we needed to wait over 1 hour to our table.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you Gil, for your feedback! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was nice to watch the skills with the hibachi, it was a strange environment to be on dates with other people. Thank you.

Benihana - New York
Responded on March 5, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I had great expectations for this visit as I have had very good experiences at Benihana in San Fransisco and London, but what a disappointment this was.
First of all we had to wait almost an hour to be seated, even though we had a reservation. The waiting area was really crowded and noisy.
When we finally was shown to the table, the restaurant in itselv was a huge disappointment. It was only a large open room with 7 or 8 double cookingtables. There were no sign of any effort to create a nice environment or to reduce noise. The noise in the restaurant was unbelievable and it was almost impossible to hear what the waiter or the cook said.
The food was ok and the cook tried to make some show, but I’ve seen far better Teppanyali cooks.

This place is absolutely not worth the money you pay.

Benihana - New York
Responded on February 25, 2020

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

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

Benihana - New York is rated 3.9 stars by 4068 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - New York does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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