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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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

64% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (74)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Fun (59)
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Special Occasion (58)
Casual (49)
Kid-friendly (47)
Good for a Date (41)
Great for Lunch (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Comfort Food (19)
People Watching (18)
Business Meals (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Healthy (15)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Authentic (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Cozy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Spicy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great Beer (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Too noisy wait staff was distracted and talking to each other too much, napkins were dirty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The schtick doesn't get old at this mother of all Japanese-American grills, especially if you're with kids or a group. And here's the inside scoop: The food is actually delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Upon arrival, the hostess was friendly and kind. They already had the seating arranged for us, so the wait was not very long. The waitress was very nice and efficient. The chef was very entertaining and very knowledgeable. We really had fun.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

food quality good.
the chef at the table pretended to be japanese but is not. probably from other india/pakistan/sri lanka origin.
very bad smell your clothes at the end of the dinner. should work on the air vents on top.
not the same benihana as was in the past at the other location. shame.
but food was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Worst waiter I’ve ever had. I was rude and gave me dirty looks for getting up to ask hi for our water and salad which we had been waiting for for 25 minutes

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious food and fun to get to know folks around the table. Every one is having a wonderful time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Apparently having a reservation here means nothing. Turned up to a 9pm reservation and was told we wouldn’t be seated until 1045pm at the earliest. I requested to speak to a manager and waited for 25 minutes while no one came to speak with me. All staff had attitude and a superiority complex.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was awful. I even had to wait 30 minutes to complain to a manager.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I had made reservations for my boyfriends birthday and wasn’t seated until a hour and fifthteen minutes after the reservation time! They asked what kind of rice did we want, my boyfriend said white and I said fried. The cook started cooking and was very confused about everyone’s order. He kept placing the wrong items on people’s plate. My boyfriend didn’t get his white rice until the cook was finished cooking, he didn’t even notice! The cook also fried the rice and gave everyone there’s except for me, I told him I was supposed to have fried rice and the waiter then came over to debate with me about what kind of rice I ordered! No one tried to accommodate me so I didn’t eat the meal. The birthday singing celebration that you all do for birthdays didn’t happen and his birthday dinner was ruined!!!!! This was our first time coming to Benihana and it was horrible! I do not plan on returning or referring anyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Honestly everything was great but!! The parking....needs be less of a hassle complimentary parking should be implemented

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was my worst Benihanas experience ever. I had a reservation for 10pm and wasnt seated unitl 11pm. I had to stand in the front of everyone coming because I was with my daughter and I wasnt going to sit and wait at the bar area. People were coming in cramped on top of one another because no one was seated for reservation time. I was just standing for an hour listening to people complain about what time their reservations were scheduled. I finally got seated. It was the worst experience ever. The food is always good but dont know if its worth the wait and whatever happens between wait and actually being seated.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I went to Benihana in London many years ago and had a great meal with entertainment. I thought I’d take my kids for my sons birthday. Worst sushi I have ever had in my life. Also, despite having booked it was a one hour wait before we even ordered. Chef was okay, but clearly a low paid worker who learnt to do the show out the back. My local hibachi grill does it with more passion, better food and half the price. Will never go back.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The chef was very amateur, seems like he barely graduated from the Benihana school. He didn't nail any of the tricks and forgot that we requested no egg in the rice so he had to ask the chef behind him if he had eggless rice. Also overpriced.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The Chef we had Pedro , really made the experience wonderful. He was somehow able to amaze my step son (who isn’t easily impressed) , my sister-in-law finished all of her food first (she is not a big eater) and give us all a great memory. You’ve made my fiancé’s birthday one she’ll definitely remember and you’ve earned me some brownie points. Thank you for being such gracious host and we will definitely return !

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We (specially the kids) loved the food. The preparation is a show. The price is a bit high.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is not the first time i had with benihanas but i still chanced it & gave you'll another try. I just dont understand the point of making a reservation for this place, i made a 6pm reservation & wasnt seated until 7pm. It would have been nice if they had a nice size area for WAITING & with HEAT for the winter since it was 16°, to make matters worse i was seated on the same floor (with NO HEAT) as check-in/waiting area/& area where their were complaining customers about the time they have been waiting ; but Ramon (the chef) & the waiter made it a little better with their jokes & good food. For the price of this benihana visit i expected better, at least a HEATED area AWAY from people standing around me while im eating that was waiting to be seated, i am VERY UNSATISFIED

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We really enjoyed, the food was great, my daughters really love that place, the only thing that was not good was no heating the place was very cold we asked to be moved to another table because the table by the window was super cold

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a bit cold where they seated us by the window—we were all freezing. However, tasty food as usual with good portions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was freezing in this restaurant. They barely heat the place. The guests and staff are all so cold. The food was mediocre and the “show” was pretty lame too.

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

It was a great experience as usual.

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

WASTE OF TIME!
Seated over an hour after our reservation. Rude hosts and incompetent managers. The waiter was great, the chef was okay, but the overall experience is horrible

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came from Connecticut for a night in nyc and reserved a table. What an amazing place. The food was so delicious . Best steak ever. And such a good price. I'll go back everytime I go to nyc

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very long wait to get seated, does not make sense to make a reservation bc we still had to wait 45 minutes. Then once we got seated it was another 20 minutes waiting for drinks and even longer for food. Prepare to wait.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

They overbooked tables and we’re running behind, we didn’t get seated for almost 45minutes.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

There was no wait and the service was great. However I went on a Wednesday.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It is always fun. Last time we visited the table we were seated at was freezing. The staff was approached. They did nothing to adjust. It ruined the evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My fisrt time in ny was 10 years ago. A good friend recommend your restaurant, everything was amazing... now I came with my wife to your place to surprise her but the surprise was for me...... where are this Chinese chef with the unbelievable show???? And the food? Now the chef are from cheap hand workers no show no good food..... what a pity....

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

They dont respect the scheduled reservations time. We had to wait for more than thirty minutes for an “available” table. When asked, the staff just answered that the were running late and were totally unapologetic

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Booked but refused because they did surbooking. Useless, and not professional.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Nous avons dû attendre près d'une heure pour obtenir la table que nous avions réservée via opentable à 19h15.

La nourriture et l'ambiance sont bonnes.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I love the food here everything was delicious and I would definitely come back again. The service was great and they accommodated me in every need.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

After reading other reviews I was nervous, but we went for New Year’s Eve were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was packed and yet we were seated at an appropriate time. Any waiting time was very minimal. This is the restaurant where you have to wait for everyone from your assigned table to arrive, so there is some waiting but there is a bar and windows to look out at the street and people watch. The service was fast yet timely and the food tasted amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I have eaten at several beninhanas this was just ok. The food quality was mediocre. The dipping sauces had absolutely no flavor very dull. The waiter was absolutely horrible attending to us. The chef who was cooking our meal had to step to the back to get him for us. Was not pleased with this Benihana at all. Food was not worth the prices that they charged.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The place is too loud and to be honest the service wasn't very good either. I guess at the end of the day it's a Benihanna and you know what you are getting into, the thing is that the prices are way too high to recieve a bad service, even from a Benihanna restaurant.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overcrowded. Overpriced. Nowhere near as good as any of the London restaurants. Rather disappointing to be honest.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had dinner New Year's eve and table booked at 21:45 was 40 mi n late...... not really serious (so the other reviews were right about this).

Food was good though, but generally the restaurant is NOT very cosy.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Cena de Noche vieja, los niños gozaron. Había demasiada gente pero igual se preocuparon por nuestra solicitud de comida gluten free

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

It was an enjoyable night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

everything was great

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