Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

4.5
994 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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had a reservation for 8pm but a chef didn’t come out till an hour later.

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Jughead
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was the worse I have experienced in a long time anywhere. Our waiter never came back to our table after giving us our soup and salad so we had to flag down a manager to get refills. The food was good as usual but I noticed a lack of waiters for the number of patrons in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, with a great show of preparing our food at the table. Sitting at the hibachi is good fun for smaller parties in my opinion, but they may not be the best option for large parties as it can be hard to hear over all the noise if everyone wants to talk with each other.

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BudB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My previous visit was disappointing, but David prepared our food this visit and it was excellent!! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife passed a huge test

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent hibachi! Great friendly staff! Lively spot

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KeylandaG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PLACE ITS AMAZING FROM FOOD TO SERVICE I LOVE IT!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!

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MossettaB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my dinner as well as the atmosphere! Made our anniversary even more special. And the food did not disappoint as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and great food

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CharonsaF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

it was great! Food was great, chef was fun! I love our Benihana picture.

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KarenH
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was rapid & friendly. Food was prepared expertly with flair. And we even had a bit to take home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food perfect evening

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, waitress, waiter, and chef was extremely outstanding! The two ladies (Asian and Caucasian) at the front door had bad attitudes and would not seat us until our 10th guest arrived. I explained to them that the 10th person was my husband and he was parking the car. We had elderly and an 8 months pregnant individual in our party, which should have indicated we needed to be seated right then. That being said, I think it was very disrespectful and very obviously as to why we were told that we couldn’t be seated until our 10th party came inside. I could say that it had everything to do with our race, because others who were not considered part of my race, were seated immediately. We spent hundreds of dollars in your establishment and felt very uncomfortable eating there. Had it not been for my mother’s birthday dinner, the chef, and the waitress/waiter, we would have not stayed. Despite the nasty treatment that we experienced in the beginning, God replaced the nastiness with love.

Respectfully,
Deborah M

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the chef was outstanding and service was great!!! Can never go wrong with Benihana’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and was disappointed with the quality of the meal.
Ginger dressing tasted bitter and not as good as usual.
Vegetables consisted of 20-25 pieces of onion and 4 pieces of zucchini.
I ordered steak medium and it was well done. 0 pink in center.
We ordered meals that was supposed to come with green tea and ice cream or sorbet. She brought the check and we had to ask. She said we only got sorbet.
Rice was heavily unseasoned, had to add my own sauce to season it.
Was not happy with service either.
The price did not reflect the quality of the meal in any way. I would recommend going to Kanpai over this place any day.

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TeresaP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food & great service, and fabulous chef!

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PeteS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great experience. Great atmosphere! We enjoyed it.

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vipNancy
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening. Looking forward to going back in3-4 weeks.

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BrittneyB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a 730 reservation. Arrived at 715. No one was at the front desk for at least 20 minutes. We weren’t seated until maybe 815. Check came out at exactly 840. Food was good. Just a long wait in spite of the reservation. Looked to be short staffed.

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ShaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was below average. Waiter was unavailable most of the night. The Hostess had to service drinks and sushi.

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KrysG1
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The wait was long and I had a reservation. Poor customer service

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was expecting a better experience. Not much of a show.

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LeoF
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipNancy
Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben there, done that, will definitely be going again and again. If you haven't been, you are missing out on one of the best date nights you could have in Little Rock.

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JasmineN
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Our reservations was at 730 didn’t get seated until 830 and didn’t get a server or any type of service until 9pm! All we can say is that the food was good and our table made the best of the situation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was Great just took a while to be seated .

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MissD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Long wait. Reservation for 7. Running 10 minutes late. Still not seated until 8. No chef until 8:30. Ran out of the liquor needed for my drink. Ran out of liquor bowls. And it was just like…SORRY 🤷🏾‍♀️ No credit offered to the check for any of it. But the chef Sasan was AWESOME! The food was great! Maybe the server was new or just needing more experience. But he didn’t do it for me so most of our tip went to the chef. The whole dinner experience was honestly 5 times better because of the folks we were seated with.

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RoddrickA
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the cook was magnificent with the food.

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TessL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my birthday. The food was great. The waiter forgot to take my 30 certificate off of our bill and no one came and sang happy Birthday to me and I didn't get my ice cream with the candle. I come every year to celebrate my birthday and this was the first time this happened. He did go back and correct our bill, but it was disappointing.

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BudB
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have always had good food at Benihana. The food we received was cold, with missing ingredients. Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waitress was never to be found.... He took our order but it wasn't even correct. Never got any refills on our drinks. One of the waitress from the other tables was kind enough to help us out. The chef was terrible. Food wasn't seasoned. I heard so many good things about benihana but my first experience was not good at all.

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ToniW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good, drink were delicious, served was friendly, nice,and great personality, The cook done a awesome job,nice flavor, no complains

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Shae
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Food was very good . The wait was horrible. Made reservations and still couldn’t be seated for a hour. But food was perfect

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BeckiB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana has wonderful atmosphere and the food is great! Our waitress was very helpful and sweet and our chef was very fun! There were 3 of us who went here for my daughter's birthday for lunch and we had a blast!

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast and food was great our cook and waiter were also great

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Bernadette
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I've never been to a Benihana but I have been to several Japanese and habachi restaurants. So compared to those other places, Benihana isn't as fun. The grill master was pleasant but he was not a showman with entertainment tricks. The waitress was slow to come check on us BUT I saw she had 4 groups to serve. She was polite, though. The food was delicious but the cocktails were awful taste-wise. I would not be inclined to come back but I had a decent experience to this chain franchise.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer, Thuc, and, I believe, Andrew were all amazing! Jennifer, who was busy in the front but managing the process of getting our cake to the back, checking us in, and even answering questions, kept a friendly and welcoming demeanor the whole time. She efficiently seated us. Andrew got our drinks out and made sure to check on us periodically. Thuc gave a wonderful performance and the steak was some of the best we’ve ever had. Cooked to perfection! Overall I give it 10/5 stars and highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mother here for her birthday. The food was was usual. We didn’t have to wait long to be seated. And our chef offered some delicious sauces that we didn’t know were available. My mother enjoyed it.

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JanetJ
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is time for the employees to take off their masks. Because of the background noise it is IMPOSSIBLE to hear or understand what the waitress or chefs were saying. I love Benihana. It has become a birthday tradition. However, I won’t be back until the masks are gone. It ruins the experience.

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 4.5 stars by 994 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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