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Benihana - New York

3.9
2489 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Groups (78)
  • Good for Birthdays (73)
  • Fun (63)
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.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(212) 581-0930
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th Ave
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Parking details
Street parking & Discount central parking garage available next door.(51 W56th street)

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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.

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What 2489 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.7
service
3.6
ambience
3.6
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WendyC 
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

9p reservations for my daughter’s 16th birthday. Got seated at 10p squeezed in with way too many people. Food was just ok. Very loud and chaotic. I was very disappointed.

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LucindaS (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was food and our five year old loved the show put on by the chef. But it took a ridiculous amount of time to not only be seated, but then to find the chef to get our dinner. We had a 7:30pm reservation, but were not seated until past 8:30pm. We didn't get out of there until past 11pm. I am surprised that this restaurant that caters to children is so disorganized.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Although I was seated 20 minutes after my reservation, my food was amazing, the hurricane punch bowl for 2 was delicious, and our chef was very very kind. Great experience!

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highline2dine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My girl first time going and she loved it

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We waiting 45 min. To be seated after
Our reservation time, and we arrived early. Servers were attentive but clearly behind, like our reservation. Food was as expected but "show" from chef was nonexistent.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We left the restaurant as we were on time , and the restaurant was a circus, seemed no order , we asked how long, was rudely addressed with a comment that the restaurant was busy, than told to wait in a crowded room,
There are fine alternative choices to dine through out New York, so we choose to leave and dine elsewhere!
Regards,
Bill Russell

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NYC2ATX (Austin)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had reservations for 5:45, we didn’t get seated til an hour later. Had our first bite about 20 minutes after getting seated. The food and presentation is always great and entertaining. If I have a reservation, I expect to be seated at that time and no longer than 20 minutes. It would’ve been nice to offer some complimentary apps while we waited.

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vipGramercydiner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

They did not honor our reservation - waited 45 minutes for our table. The chef was really quiet, boring and didn’t engage our table which had 3 excited children under 6.

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Unknown (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We were seated pretty quickly with a reservation to my surprise. Although there wasn't much wait there once we were seated we waited over 20 minutes for a server to even come to even come to our table. No drinks, no food orders, nothing. We watched a table that seated after us get served immediately. The manager finally came over and took our drink orders. I was highly disappointed. I've been to other locations and have never had an issue with service. Terrible .

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

It was exactly what I wanted. The food was good, the waiters were on point and the cook was very nice. Would go again!

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