Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

4.3
1028 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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vipNancy
Little Rock
18 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Anonimous
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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kathyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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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KimberlyT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I have been there many times it was the worst time my not come back after this.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on August 23, 2021

Dear KimberlyT 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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ScottyS
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good as always. Even though we had reservations and were seated quickly, it filled up and became quite noisy but that’s to be expected due to the grill placement and seating. Our server had some problems with our drink and appetizer order but it all worked out. Unfortunately, the family seated next us at our grill did a dine and dash, not paying for their meal. It kind of put a damper on our evening.

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SaraS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love coming here. We'll be back very soon. And the service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVE BENIHANA!!

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on August 17, 2021

On behalf of the Benihana team, we are happy to have provided you with a 5-star experience!

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Dvance
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, took our cook even had some new tricks while cooking, highly recommended to those who want great food and have fun in a relaxing atmosphere

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MeredithF
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter was extremely busy waited a decent amount of time for a water refill then for a cup of ice. He may have been new he tried his hardest. Cook seemed unhappy to be there but the food was delicious.

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AprilM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The cook needs to pay more attention to the orders I ordered extra rice and he gave my extra rice away to another party

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on August 16, 2021

Dear AprilM 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 August 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We arrived on time for our reservation; waited 35 minutes to be seated. Once seated, we noticed small pieces of broken glass on the Tepanyaki grill... imagine our food being prepared if not for one of the other diners noticing. We were moved to another table and waited, yet another 30-40 minutes before the chef finally appeared. He was very limited with conversational English; however, very cordial. The other two couples were typical Southern Rednecks, absolutely no table manners! One of the men kept rasping his throat as if he were about to spit, it only confirmed my feelings of most people in the South. We absolutely love Benihana; however, this was our first and last time to patronage this establishment in Little Rock, AR. Overall, I rate them 2.5 stars... I'm being generous.

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR
Responded on August 13, 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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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat when we are in town!

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LorneaW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Love the servers--always so friendly.

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KJIZZY18
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are always energetic and accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant could use some serious renovations.

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

Dear Guest 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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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was outstanding. However the hostess forgot we were there and gave our table to someone else! We had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. We had a really bad experience with service the last time we were here as well. However both times the food was outstanding. David is by far the best chef to have.

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

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and 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 so that we can further address this matter. 

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food

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David
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There was some confusion about our order. Somehow, our request for no onions in the vegetables for both of us, got turned into onion allergies for my order, but onions included for my girlfriend. The onion allergy thing ended up with the chief cooking my entire order first, before all the other customers. That really disrupted the flow of the meal for all of us. The waitress salvaged by girlfriend's no onion vegetable order by getting it cooked at another table for her. That was a plus. The cook seemed very distracted for some reason. He kept looking over at another table numerous times.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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MARCOB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was magnificent. Karen the waitress was real vibrant and funny, love her to death. Will definitely be coming back again!!

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vipAlvenaG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure😊

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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.

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 1028 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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