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Benihana - North Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock, AR

Benihana - North Little Rock, AR

4.3
4.3
1559 Reviews
$50 and over
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

10:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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

What 1,559 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock

    Healthy

  • Little Rock

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock

    Lively

  • Little Rock

    Most Booked

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Healthy

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Lively

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Most Booked

1,559 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Chef’s name was TWO. He started out good but when cooking the rice he was very erratic. It felt rushed as if he didn’t want to be there. The fried rice was served which was very bland there was obviously something missing. It was confirmed when I took my first taste. He failed to dice the zucchini and hacked the onions as well. When I asked could I get my vegetables a bit more done he slapped them on to our plates. I have been to Benihana many many times and this is my first time having such an experience. In the past the food was plated to be pleasantly presented to the audience. This was just sloppily thrown on the diners plates and the experience very rushed.I mentioned it to the waitress who said she could have the fried rice cooked in the back. This was done and there was a dramatic difference in the look as well as the flavor. I spoke with the Host/Manager ( the blonde lady that works up front. She stated we never get complaints about him , he’s one of our best! That may be the case and maybe he had a bad day. But when you are paying your hard earned money a little effort would be nice. Also don’t discount a paying patrons concerns.

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  2. MossettaB

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing short of amazing!! Absolutely enjoyed my pre Mother’s Day dinner! Always enjoy my outings at Benihana! Counting down the days until we can get back.

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  3. KimY

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent! Chef David Lee entertaining and made my mom feel special on her Mother’s Day celebration.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cook was amazing and I would recommend this restaurant any and every time!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience. Brought my husband here for his birthday his very first ever Japanese Steakhouse and he absolutely loved it.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservations made 2 weeks ago for a party of 12. After waiting over 1.5 hours after being seated and being told multiple times “a chef is on his way”, I had to speak to a manager. The manager quickly got a chef for us and discounted our meals, which was greatly appreciated. Food was delicious, but unnecessary wait time was definitely unacceptable.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Table 10 - the staff wouldn’t close the door and the wind from the area was freezing-I closed it over a dozen times, ask staff to please close they told me they were too busy - There was two couples at the end of the table and both asked repeatedly - I told the front desk staff not to sit any others in those seats due to it being awful she told me next time request not to be seated at table 10 how about repairing the door so it will close would not be back and will told of the awful service

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David Lee was the most fun , knowledgeable chef that I have EVER have the pleasure of having! He and your chicken fried rice are the reasons we will be back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was great and our cook was amazing! He was polite and cooked out food to our pleasuring

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  10. TylerS

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but we were disappointed in our chef, who didn’t interact or do any tricks that we typically experience at the Hibachi table. Our kids were super disappointed! No volcano, no fire, no throwing of shrimp, nothing. It was honestly pretty lame and not entertaining like usual.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had reservations at 6:30, arrived at 6:29, didn’t get seated until 6:59!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve dined here several times but this was the first time the cook was not energetic, very little communication, and very unenthusiastic. The food was ok.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great experience. Had way more food than I could possibly eat. The wait staff were conscious of the fact that we had theater tickets and made sure we had time to get there while not being rushed to eat.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our cook Linh could season her food a little more as well as cook it a little longer so that the meats are more tender

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  15. Nancy

    Little Rock

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a wonderful night celebrating our 20th anniversary. They were extremely busy yet they did a great job as usual. The chef was really great and entertaining to all of us. Especially the little boy there with his parents for the first time.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was almost non-existent, and the flavor of the food is not consistent at all. Very disappointing.

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  17. JamesM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit was awesome. We celebrated my wife’s birthday there. David (our chef) did an outstanding job. Ask for him if you go.

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  18. NikkiB

    Little Rock

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t go at closing! Not as good, I guess they where ready to go

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  19. DelondaH

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! The cook, David was great! Our hostess, don't remember his name, was on target taking our order and keeping our drinks refilled.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David are chef was fantastic! Steak cuts were a little less quality then when thought. We had two birthday we got birthday desserts but no picture I thought you guys always did pictures have you done away with that special. Value for Money not bad.

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  21. NishaH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the chef. He was fun and personable.

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  22. Bluebug73

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food used to taste amazing, I am not sure of what changed. It was just bland really really bland

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Even with reservations it took almost 40 min to get seated. Food was good but the chef did almost no tricks, just cooked the food.

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  24. AshleyT

    Little Rock

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The smoke from the grill was blowing in our face. My five year old son had to switch seats to keep from coughing. The chef we had was nice but she burned the rice and shrimp. We have never had this experience with chef David lee

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  25. Grateful

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Toai Was Our Cook He Was Fun and Kept Us Entertained

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My only bad experience ever at Benihana. A very particular customer rattled the chef with his demands on how his food was prepared. This caused the food for the rest of the people at the table to be affected. Food was over cooked and had very little flavor. Very disappointing.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST hibachi in central Arkansas! Always 10/10

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a birthday as well as kids prom. Attended dinner

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The cook we had tonight was not personable and rushed. He had rice flying all over grill and table. Rice and veggies were lightly seasoned bland. I did not enjoy this visit at all.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience Fun vibes We enjoyed it

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is not what it used to be. I asked for a fork 4 different times. Salad-no fork! Not sure why I wasn’t given a fork initially at the beginning of the restaurant visit. The food was tasty. This won’t be my Anniversary choice going forward.

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  32. Cece

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the steak and shrimp dinner which was to include Japanese green tea and sherbet. No one at our table was offered either of these. My husband asked for the tea and they did bring it to him. I asked for water with my meal, assuming the tea would be offered later. As soon as the chef finished, a waitress brought to-go boxes. I felt very rushed - like they wanted us out so they could rush in 8 more people. It was our first visit and I suppose we didn’t know what to expect. The food was excellent, but I would have appreciated more time to savor it and then enjoy tea and dessert. As it happened, most of my meal was boxed up to bring home. I would like to try it again, but not sure I would recommend it until I know if it was jus an “off” night.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait for our chef was long and food was extremely salty. However, guest service was good.

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  34. LarryK

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We waiting almost 30 minutes for a table and we had a reservation! Waitress was fairly quick to take our orders, but we never received our sushi we had to ask for it and she said she forgot and that we would have to take it to go as they was getting ready to close and when we opened it later it was definitely not what we ordered or payed for! The Hibachi was good but nothing spectacular, very similar to other hibachi restaurants!

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  35. LarryW

    Little Rock

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated at our reservation time. Service was excellent. Our cook was very entertaining and the food was excellent. The noise level was a little high as there were at least 3 birthday celebrations going on. We will definitely be returning.

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  36. Jasper

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food Waa AMAZING!!!!! I Love BENIHANA’S!!!!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great!!! I will return soon. My family enjoyed it so much.

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  38. SaraC

    Little Rock

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy as always, but we had a reservation. Food , staff and everything was great. We had our five grandkids under the age of eleven. They don’t do the fire anymore which was a plus. We had one worried about that. We all had a wonderful time.

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  39. Nancy

    Little Rock

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good time celebrating husbands birthday. Will be back again soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great show! We had a wonderful experience.

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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 1559 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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.
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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