Benihana - North Little Rock

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$30 and under
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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.
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RC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Paid $700 for 10 of us to eat. For that price, you would think we would be provided, at least, some attention by our waitress. After asking for our drinks several times, we just settled for our glasses of water (with no ice). Half of us got our soups after about 20 minutes. 20 minutes later the waitress brought out the rest of the soups, and two salads. It wasn’t until our hibachi meal was half served that we finally got the other 8 salads, although not for lack of asking multiple times. When the chef came out to cook for us, he repeated our orders to us (luckily), but most of what we had orders had been written down incorrectly by the waitress. Food itself was fantastic, but I was embarrassed of the lackluster attention we received, especially since I was the one who suggested the restaurant for our groups night out. Next time, we will pick somewhere across the river in Little Rock.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! We love this place! My son had a blast!

TW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

They gave the best Las Vegas Roll!
When I am in LR for business this is always a must!

ED
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and ambience was great, I highly recommend it, and if you can make a reservation do it, otherwise you will be waiting for an hour, especially on weekends, I learn that long time ago!

KS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Benihana!!! No where else is even close to what you get here!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful date!! Wish it could have been more private! But it was a great

LR
Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service....friendly staff....wonderful food!!

PB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Benihana. I’ve visited the one in Little Rock, Memphis, and Vegas and they are all great!!!

LB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything taste great. The cook was funny and awesome

EH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hibachi and chef offered a wonderful atmosphere for our office team of 5! Food was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was seated at 6:00 didn’t receive food til 7:00

k
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

We have always loved Benihana. The food is excellent!! It is by far my favorite hibachi. However, the last 2 times we have had to wait a long time for our chef. This last time we had to wait at our table for an HOUR for our chef! We have two small children so it was even more difficult. The staff is super nice but I think waiting that long is unacceptable.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always family oriented. I love this place..tha kids love it was well

JT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful as always! Great family atmosphere and impeccable service!

LL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We are locals and love coming here, but this trip was a bit disappointing. It was uncomfortably hot in the hibachi part of the restaurant. Also, the vegetables weren’t cooked through and the (almost) raw veggies were unappetizing. Will we be back? Yes! If it’s sub-par again, though, we may need to find a new Japanese restaurant.

KC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The filet was so tender I could tear it apart with my fingers. Long was our cook and he was so great and made sure not to do anything that would scare our 1 year old. Our server was also wonderful and attentive. The only thing we had an issue with was how smoky it was in the dining room. Walking in to the room you could see how smoky it was but it wasn’t bad at first, but definitely started to bother all of our eyes and our clothes kept that smell until I could wash them the next day. But the food, as always, was impeccable!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Had long as a chef. Great job!

LA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all the time. $30 birthday gift if you join the club. Food is always great!

MW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very respectful, food was outstanding.

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We had a 6:30 reservation, all party arrived at 6:40, others were waiting on table. We alerted them party had arrived. A group of about 10 came in an within 5 minutes too them in. I asked them, they said they had a 6:30 p.m. appointment but arrived at 6:55 p.m. We were seated at 7:00 p.m. and still did not have a chef until 7:55 p.m. They totally disrespected and lied as to why we had no chef. They tend to favor others that don't look like us. This was the 3rd try.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

I worked here after high school. Fast forward.. It's a great place for lunch considering you get the same exact dining opts as twice the price dinner so long as you don't mind sitting close to total strangers. The service ppl were fair attentive. If you have a bday email the management doesn't know that technology is paperless these days and would not value there own coupon with the barcodes So advice is to print out before you visit. Still was a nice experience after all these years.could use a facelift or updating... Every thing is exactly THE SAME.oan unless it's winter DO not over dress the grill is well grilling... Still give two thumbs up plus 4 1/2stars

AM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cook was awesome as well as the food and my grandson was wonderfully entertained.

M
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great as usual. We kept having to look for our waitress since she was not checking on our table. Several people’s drinks were empty and she was no where to be found more than once. Every time we go there is an issue with dividing up our bill. And it was an issue this time as always. Our chef was noticeably distracted and kept looking around the room. We overheard him trying to talk to a waitress who told him she was not talking about that now.

KW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

One of the best restaurants to eat in NLR. They have a great setup but need to modernize.

LW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was amazing. I enjoyed everything about it!

OT
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s bday dinner was great. My only issue was that we still had to wait about 30 minutes after our reservation for our table to be ready

AY
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It last just not the same like it use to be. It took us an hour to get soup and salads. The table that came in after us 30 mins later had their soup and salad so I was already irritated. Our server closed our table out then 15 mins later a women with her 2 boys sat with us. Her son stuck his finger in someone’s food lol!!! Then he coughed all over the food without covering his mouth. The chef had to tell him multiple times that the grill is hot. On top of being placed next to a group of 30 people that was loud as hell. It was my birthday dinner and I guess I was expecting to be how it usually is. I didn’t even eat my food. I just boxed it up and threw it out once I made it home. The coughing over my food had me weak.

GB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food tasted great but I expected the portions to be bigger for the dinner prices

T
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The overall experience was Wonderful. I would recommend Benihana to my friends and family.

S
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very busy night, 7:00 pm reservation turned into being 9:30 getting done. Seemed like staff very short handed on cooks.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food- very crowded, and therefore slow service- extremely loud, and hot in the restaurant - food however, was excellent and our waitress was very friendly

OT
Northern MI
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worked well having made a reservation!
Walked in on time, no waiting, got seated, Dana was very attentive and helpful to our dining experience.
Food was excellent with a good show.
There was life music though it was at a separate room.
Grand short notice dinner outing.

N
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Brought a friend for his first time and birthday. The food was good and we enjoyed eating just missed the usual flare of the chef.

MM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. Waiter was great and we had plenty of food and drinks. Reservations were set up online an upon arrival was easy and quickly seated. Will be back.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Va is always great!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! I will definitely recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere with a class of excitement. I would recommend this environment to anyone who likes to celebrate with a splash of fun.

f
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large family gathering at the restaurant with all ages present. The staff was very helpful with my parents’ walkers and our young children. The service was outstanding and our chef, An, was quite entertaining. I have no idea how he kept up with the the picky special requests of my family- more of this, less of that, etc. The food was cooked to perfection. My favorite was the zucchini, onions and mushrooms. We will be back.

IL
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Karen, would be a reason to revisit, alone! She's very personable and kept our table running smoothly. Although I didn't catch the name of our chef, I wanted to let you know she was funny! She listened to our requests and the food was DELICIOUS!!

T
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My overall experience at Benihana was excellent. The food was very flavorful. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. My husband and I enjoyed every single moment of my birthday celebration. I am looking forward to my next visit. I will share my Benihana experience with friends and family members.

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