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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

65% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (72)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Fun (61)
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Special Occasion (58)
Kid-friendly (47)
Casual (45)
Good for a Date (38)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Comfort Food (18)
People Watching (16)
Business Meals (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Romantic (15)
Healthy (15)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Spicy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·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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·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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·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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a great experience as usual.

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·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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·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 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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·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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·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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·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·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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·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was an enjoyable night

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Edison was a fun chef from the DR. We sat downstairs in the new dining room. Not as much energy as upstairs but we were happy to be seated more quickly by accepting that table. I used to go to Benihana as a child fir birthdays. It’s wonderful that it has lasted this long and that our son can enjoy it today!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Total mess and disgrace
Waited for reserved table for an hour.
Got iPhone stolen by busboy then returned when called police.
Too bad cos kids love the fun and chefs are great

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was my wife’s birthday, she had never been to a hibachi restaurant before so I knew this was the place to take her. The food was amazing chef and waiter was very nice as well. Price was great for all that fame with it. I would recommended the experience to anyone in my family and also friends. It was great.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was the low point of our whole trip. We had a 6:00 reservation and Hamilton tickets for an 8pm show. We weren’t seated until 6:30, the host stand was a disorganized disaster, there were people sitting on the stairs, all over the place. We literally had to leave in the middle of the meal just to make the show. I would NEVER EVER EVER go there again. Ever.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It’s a fun difference dinner experience. The price point is high, but it’s worth it. I loved the crusted tuna and the zucchini is special.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, food and atmosphere . It was great family night out !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Chef wasn’t very friendly. It seemed like he wasn’t enjoying what he was doing. It took us ten minutes to get seated but over 40 minutes to be served. The only good thing there was the friendly waitress.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I treated myself to a spacial holiday meal. I hadn't been to Benihana in at least 20 years. I enjoyed my experience very much. Everyone was polite and the meal was delicious. I plan to treat myself again sometime soon and I will get some of my friends to celebrate there as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service couldn’t have been worse. We waited for almost two hours. The food was mediocre at best. We have never wanted this come down here for dinner because we had heard horror stories. We decided to come because the kids were excited. We should have stuck to our gut- this is was an expensive, miserable waste of time. I’m not even sure that a great meal would have salvaged the experience but sadly we didn’t have a chance to find out since the food left so much to be desired. This was a solid F performance. Don’t waste your time or money.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved it as always!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great time and the food was very good! We are from Italy! The service could improve a little.

Tags: Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

If you're only opting for Sushi, please do tell your host because if they seat you upstairs, like they did us, the food will take forever to arrive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Posto unico da provare,
tempo di attesa elevato nonostante la prenotazione
Sistema di areazione non funziona

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Extremely friendly staff, chef was wonderful and talented as usual! Always enjoy the experience and can't wait to return! :)

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We arrived early and were seated with out issue. Upon sitting the waitress came right over and took our drink order, she was great. The cook was horrible, he was not engaging at the table at all. He was dropping things, and kept fussing with the temp of the grill. Twice another gentleman came over and adjusted the temp. We were served one slice of zucchini on our plate. When the onion was cooked we were served the onion. My steak was not cut into pieces I had to request a knife to cut the steak. By the time the meal was on my plate my rice was ice cold.

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