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Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

4.4
4.4
1282 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm.

  • Phone number

    (501) 374-8081

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private room available for up to 90 people.

  • Private party contact

    Shapoor Karimi: (501) 374-8081

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    Free surface area parking. Free valet parking also available.

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment in our bar Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Little Rock

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock

    Good for special occasions

  • Little Rock

    Most Booked

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for special occasions

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Nancy

    Little Rock

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been wanting to go there for a few weeks. Finally got there last night when my son came through.
  2. BK

    BillK

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and great food preparation . Would recommend highly
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration. Food was awesome and service was great.
  4. M

    Madison

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was amazing as always! However, we made reservations for 6 and still had to wait almost an hour to be seated.
  5. LC

    LakeshaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Chinese waitress was terrible . She overpriced us for our rice and was not helpful at all
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Our waitress walked past us three times before FINALLY coming over to greet us . We waited at least twenty minutes before getting our drink orders taken.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good chef, and food was prepared correctly, but he had none of the showmanship that has always been a part of the experience. We assumed that he is new and just learning.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience and service at Benihana’s. Food is top notch.
  9. AM

    AMReeves

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    The food was not the best. My veggies were burnt shrimp over cooked. I was so disappointed.
  10. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Good was great.. our cook tho didn’t entertain like the rest did
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband birthday
  12. V

    Victor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was prepared excellent and chef was very entertaining. Server very attentive and friendly. Entire night was great; really enjoyed dining in.
  13. G

    Gena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The chef was not entering at all and did not engage us while cooking. We had an egg allergy and he used the egg spatula with the chicken without wiping it off and he forgot to add the vegetables in our rice. We go because of the environment but from now on we will just order take out or find another place. The food was amazing as always despite the issues.
  14. MP

    MarissaPropps

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience. I would most definitely be back!
  15. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, delicious food and great atmosphere! Would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Wish we had one in Conway
  16. JC

    JamesC

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thuc was an excellent chef and the whole experience was great
  17. t

    tgolman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food quality good. I ordered sushi at the Hibachi Table and watched the show. Our chef went through the motions with little spontaneity.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We had a great time.
  19. CF

    ChelseaF

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great vibes. Coming back like always!
  20. JC

    JeremyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We still had to wait 30 minutes to get a table. Food was good
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We were part of a party of 10 celebrating a family birthday. We had a reservation for 7pm. Our table was not ready and we weren’t seated until 7:30. The food was good and our drinks were refilled promptly. The restaurant is in need of a facelift. It is run down. The vents over the tables appeared not to work as the smoke from the grill blew straight in the faces of the people seated in front of the grill. Those seated on the sides were spared most of the smoke assault. However the smell of the grilled goods permeated our clothing and coats. I don’t think I will return.
  22. C

    Cadams

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The chef and the food was exactly how it should have been. the help was overwhelmed and really hurt our experience. Our table mates were extremely entitled and needy causing a lot of wasted motion. We used my (71st) birthday promotion which the help forgot about. Probably our last visit here there are more pleasant choices as to where to dine.
  23. VE

    ValerieE

    Jackson Hole

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was good, abundant and priced very reasonably. Of course it’s good because they use plenty of salt, butter and oil, as you would expect. The steak was good and trimmed of fat, which I really appreciate. The chef was great and very entertaining for my 11 year old son and his two friends. The experience with our waitress was awful. We flagged two waitresses down (neither of which was ours) and finally the hostess came and got our replacement drink order. The cold sake was awful. Tasted like sweet fruit cocktail juice. Fine, it’s not fine dining. The restaurant itself is in need of a complete renovation. If not that, then at least a serious scrubbing. I’m ok with dated décor given what it is. But due to the grease, everything looks and feels gross. As soon as we walked into the dining room, we could see the smoke that wasn’t being sucked out by the ventilation. I think the ventilation system needs a serious scrubbing/replacement more than anything to help the place feel cleaner. And because the ventilation was so inadequate, we left smelling like the grease trap. We had to crack our windows on the way home. So final synopsis is food is fine and everything else is pretty bad. Will look for another hibachi style restaurant next time my son really wants it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We had reservations and arrived on time. The hostess acknowledged that we had reservations but acted as though we didn’t, seating (and greeting other new arrivals) before us. As a result, other parties got their food first, too.
  25. RM

    RhondaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    We always love eating at Benihana but this time we could not enjoy our food felt rushed. I was still eating my soup had eaten a little salad and the waitress jerked it up and put dirty dishes on top. My daughter order the land and sea and had eaten her scallops but had over half of her filet minion and rice and shrimp she had plan to take home. But an elderly man jerked her plate up and tossed it while she was eating her birthday ice cream. So you pay a lot for the food to be rushed through your meal and them garbage it very disappointed ☹️ this time.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was very good but portions were smaller for the price iMO
  27. C

    Candy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was terrible . I won't be going back. It has been terrible for quiet slime time.
  28. M

    Momof3

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great armosphere and wonderful food!
  29. j

    jennie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The chef was great and the servers were great, but the whole experience just took entirely too long. We waited on a chef for probably more than an hour.
  30. AD

    AliciaD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My food was amazing and the restaurant has a good, chill vibe!
  31. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benihana is our family's place to go for birthdays and anniversaries or special occasions.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience3
    The chef didn’t do any of the standard show you go to Benihana for. It was like just watching a line cook prepare a meal. We drove over an hour to enjoy the experience, was very disappointing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great experience, food and service at Benihana!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming for birthday’s for 11years! They have never disappointed!
  35. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but there was no candle or show. I figure when you pay about $30-$40 a plate, you’re paying for the showmanship of the chef as well. Our filet mignon was served rare but we ordered a higher temp. I’m just surprised at this particular dinner. My kids look forward to their birthdays here but there wasn’t anything special about this dinner. It was like any other Wednesday.
  36. DF

    DebiF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and watching the chefs prepare the food. Loved the shrimp and scallops. And the plum wine.
  37. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The cook didn’t talk much, not much of a show, just get the food cooked and get out of there. I could be wrong but didn’t you used to have two sauces, cook just asked if we wanted some kinda sauce or yum yum sauce
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my wife
  39. DK

    DonnaKay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Benihana's. Go every year for my birthday.
  40. AS

    AndrewS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I greatly enjoyed her birthday dinner. The servers and chef were professional and helpful, the food excellent, serving side very generous and the restaurant very clean and inviting

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 4.4 stars by 1282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm.

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free surface area parking. Free valet parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment in our bar Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (501) 374-8081

  • Private party facilities

    Private room available for up to 90 people.

  • Private party contact

    Shapoor Karimi: (501) 374-8081

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