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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

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Specials

The More You Give, The More You Get

Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

For a limited time, when you purchase $50 in Benihana Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $10 Promotional Card. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Buy your Benihana Gift Cards at your favorite Benihana location or online at Benihana.com. Excludes Tax and Tip. Valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017. Promo Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18. Special valid Nov 14, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

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

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (77)
Good for Birthdays (75)
Fun (56)
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Special Occasion (55)
Casual (49)
Kid-friendly (46)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Romantic (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Hot Spot (17)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (12)
People Watching (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Healthy (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Spicy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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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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 (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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

As I have been to benihana many time I can say this was the worst experience I’ve had. We were secluded in a seperate room and I guess we were forgotten about. The food was not good at all.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place takes reservation but doesn't honor them i had a 715 reservation, I arrived and 645 and was seated an hour later the food is great

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Although we had a reservation and arrived early--we had to wait over a half hour to be seated. It seemed as if the reservation time was ignored. We brought our grandchildren and it was hard to wait 45 minutes to be seated when you have children with you. There were many children at this restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was ok and the chef was not very entertaining.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always come back for Birthday Celebration of a member of the family.
And we do have a large extended family!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Tasty food, pleasant personnel, interesting cooking!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Llegué un poco tarde a la cita para cenar, era importante porque habia ido con unos amigos y no fui atendido, ni guiado sobre que hacer, las personas no supieron orientarme y solucionar este inconveniente. Quiere decir que las personas que pasaron a la mesa que estaba reservada, estuvieron con 3 asientos vacios.. mucho malestar. Considerando que nunca mas iba a ir a este restaurant, que considero es uno de los mejores, yo lo estudié en cuanto al modelo de serivicio, pero me han dejado decepcionado

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall the food was amazing. I had a reservation for 9:30pm , I callled that I was going to be late, me and my husband arrive at 10:15pm. We did not get seated until 12:00am. I did not like the fact that we got seated so late. But i was celebrating my anniversary so we did not mind having so cocktails before we had our dinner. But cant complain because i had an amazing time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service

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

Great place for groups

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

too expensive for a standard food

very noisy and foggy

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our waiter Victor was very attentive and nice!! Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great night & great food for my son’s birthday celebration

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food wasn't so good and you're only given a small portion of food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ramon was the best

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was flavorless. Came for my birthday and they sang happy birthday right when I was leaving. Boring too

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

we had a reservation, we waited for 1 hour an then our table wasnt ready, the team was horrible confused!!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was horrible, our waitress couldn't even get our party a glass of water which we waited for the entire meal. had to get out of my seat on multiple occasions to ask other tables waiters for help. Tables are two small for the amount of people they squeeze in. Plates were dirty when we sat down. Used to love to go here, now won't return

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The restaurant itself was very nice and the food was great! My only complaint is how crowded it was in there with seating. I had to keep moving for the Hibachi chefs to get their carts where they needed to be. It was kind of annoying but it didnt ruin my time here. I definitely recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a 115 reservation for 6 people. Left at 150 pm without ever being seated at table.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

First experience at the NYC location - definitely the last.

I don't usually review anything but this deserved to be said. Decided to come here to celebrate my daughter's 15th birthday, instead of driving out of the city. Made reservations a week in advance for 7:45pm. When we arrived (myself and 4 children) there were only a few people at the bar and no one waiting. I checked in and was told 'we will be right with you'. That turned into over an hour wait. Not sure if the front staff was unaware of how to seat/check people in or what. I continuously kept asking if the table was ready, no one had an answer. Others came in after us with same reservation times and later and were able to be seated. We finally get seated at approximately 9:15pm and were rushed through dinner. The wait staff at the table were attentive but in a speedy kind of way. There was very little time between courses and by 10pm we had already been given our check. I put on a happy face for my daughter's sake, but overall it is managed horribly - and for a $200 bill, completely unacceptable. I would have rather taken the hour and driven to the location in New Jersey or to Edo in Pelham. Would have saved money as well.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Benihana is not whatit used to be ......from reception to service and cooking at the table, once it was exiting and good, now just a Poor copy

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

2nd time there and for the 2nd time not impressed. Soup came with no spoon by the time the spoon came finished soup sharing a spoon. Appetizer came out half way through dinner. Other people at table didn’t get white rice till almost after dinner.
Won’t be going back to the one in NYC.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unfortunately we arrived 10 minutes late. The receptionist insisted it was 15 minutes which it definitely was not, and we were made to wait 3/4 of an hour.
Children’s parties and birthdays. The noise was absolutely unbearable. It took away all the pleasure of having dinner there. Pity. The food is good, the « show » fun, the flames spectacular, and service pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very good food!!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, great place, enjoyable, very enjoyable for first timers. You will absolutely love the food.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy
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