Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

4.3
1046 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.

Due to the current restrictions, We are only accepting in-house reservations at this time.

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Shay
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not professional bad service poor customer skills

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SusE
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is our favorite place to celebrate birthdays. We all love the fried rice and some prefer sushi. We enjoy watching the cooking and the fun that the server has with the diners. The food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It’s worth every dime every time! ❤️❤️❤️

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 13 hours ago

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

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MakaylaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our cook was very dry we didn’t have many options like the other table I really recommend the man called Burger King at this location he was giving the customers everything they wanted and asked questions. The food was good though

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 2 days ago

Dear MakaylaS 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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MichaelJ
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great, but in the past, the staff has sang or announced birthdays. This time, they did not.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded a day ago

Dear MichaelJ Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints at all. I will be back again & again !!!!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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ChiM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I made reservations for 7 I had to wait an hour to be seated. I had to cancel later plans due to being an hour delayed. Everything else was great the food and the chef were phenomenal but I don't understand if you make reservations it's to by pass the line and I still had to wait.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 7 days ago

Dear ChiM 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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KikiC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy myself here! It was my birthday dinner and it was excellent!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 3 days ago

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

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KhaW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Everything was good except we reserved a table and still had to wait almost 30 minutes extra.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on October 14, 2021

Dear KhaW On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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JustineP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is not fine dining, but it's festive and fun.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded 7 days ago

Dear JustineP 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 October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was great and very great food

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the château briand, was amazing!! Melts like butter in your mouth! Everything was fantastic starting with the soup, to the salad with housemade ginger dressing, fried rice, vegetables, shrimp appetizer and the fabulous steak! I frequent this restaurant, as I find it yo be some of the best food in town!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dear Guest thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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StaceyS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

This is one of our favorite places ever. The food, atmosphere & service is top notch. Highly recommend

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear StaceyS thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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LeanneR
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear LeanneR Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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vipLynnS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Little disappointed in the recent changes. When Covid first hit everyone was seated separately and no risk for expose. Now you’re seated together and the chef is touching everyone’s plate with the cook utensils. Due to the high risk of an exposure I won’t be back till Covid has passed.

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JozettaW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waitress seemed a little bit overwhelmed with the number of tables she was serving. However, in the end she did her job with a smile no matter how slowed it seemed to be

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on October 5, 2021

Dear JozettaW We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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Coco
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate a birthday, party of 15. The chefs were great and the group had a blast!!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear Coco Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my girlfriend's birthday. The employees were very nice and helpful. We were seated promply, our chef, Ben, not only cooked excellent food, but was entertaining as well! We enjoyed it very much!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear JamesS Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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vipNancy
Little Rock
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the evening was a wonderful experience. the hostess got us seated right away, wait staff very attentive, Chef was an amazing performance cook and the chefs hat and ice cream with candle and a song for my friends birthday. I love going to Benihana's for dinner and entertainment.

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MaryilynnR
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. The Chefs are always nice and professional! one of my favorite places to eat!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear MaryilynnR thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food good and server

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 29, 2021

Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

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Anonimous
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great as was our chef. It was very noisy in the restaurant during our visit. Frankly, prices have gotten high. We paid $5 for fried rice - in the past it was not so high.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 28, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The two waitresses were very rude & very unprofessional! I’ll never go back! They need to learn how to treat paying customers! VERY POOR SERVICE!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 27, 2021

Dear Guest on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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kathyR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Can't remember the managers name, but he is excellent. Been there for awhile and he still visits every table more than once and is also attentive to your needs. Great guy!

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Coco
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed my visit. The food was Everything!! Loved it! Thanks Benihana NLR

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always love the food.

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Sumfam
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove all the way from Greenbrier AR to eat here on a Friday night for my birthday. We usually go to Conway for sushi and recently the restaurants there have been very disappointing. This was every bit worth the drive, the food was amazing, and we walked away with leftovers to eat for both lunch a be dinner today (so much food) they added chicken to the fried rice which is different to what we are used to, David took great care of myself, my hubby and my two kiddos and we all had a blast! We will definitely be back on the next birthday or celebration we have!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

We were skipped over twice.. even having a reservation. My party and another party at the table waited 15-30 minutes without being greeted. The cook was AMAZING .. everyone else.. not soo much!

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TracieA
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The cooks were short staffed and we had to wait over an hour for a cook.

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TheoB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Small portions, bland food, slow service, and long wait time for chefs. I wouldn’t recommend this place.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 10, 2021

Dear TheoB 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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TB13
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went last Sunday for a girls night out and yesterday for a date night. I enjoyed myself! People were on dates, celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. There was so much happiness in the air and I’ve needed that in the midst of everything going on in the world today. I recommend the Trio or Emperor Feast.

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ARXP
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The overall experience was fair at best. To start out, our cook was not interested in entertaining at all. He did not engage the table as with other cooks. He seemed a little lost as to the cooking as well. He had one person who had steak and lobster, everyone else had chicken and shrimp so the majority of the table should have been served there protein together, but he cooked the shrimp first and then chicken last. He did not ask if anyone was celebrating anything special or not. My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary which I told the waiter upon arrival and we had two person come by and sing as they were cleaning off the table preparing for the next group. We all ordered specialty drinks (Benihana punch) and half the people got their drinks (late) and I had to ask about my punch. Very few people waiting on tables so you had to just about trip someone running by your table for service. In addition, the menu has been condensed to chicken, stake, lobster and shrimp; no scallops. This is my fourth trip to Benihana’s and by far the worst yet.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 9, 2021

Dear ARXP 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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KimberlyR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Made reservations for 1:00 and didn’t get seated until 1:35 and hibachi started at 1:50 very unacceptable!

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MatthewY
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Set a reservation for 12pm, didnt get seated until 1220.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my experience

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on September 15, 2021

Dear Guest We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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sharonG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit since the Pansemic..,
I was surprised at how quick service was!
If it continues to be safe, we'll be back!

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DaveW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They never disappoint! We look forward to special events close by and always dine here first!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on August 30, 2021

Dear DaveW We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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KimberlyE
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained! Always bomb!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on August 30, 2021

Dear KimberlyE On behalf of the Benihana team we look forward to serving you again!

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MisterN
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were seated at around 7:30pm and we didn't get a chef til over an hour after we were seated. The other people sitting at the table with us voiced their displeasure and the assistant manager told them that should could've just let them sit in the waiting area and I thought that was very unprofessional of her. One lady kept telling the chef that he was putting the wrong food on her plate but he wouldn't listen to her and finally the waiter got it corrected. I also didn't like the fact that when I told the assistant manager I had a birthday discount that was on its last day of use she made me show her the date as if I was lying to her! We didn't know the others at the table with us but we share their displeasure with this visit.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on August 26, 2021

Dear MisterN 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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FAQs

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 374-8081.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR is rated 4.3 stars by 1046 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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