Benihana - North Little Rock
The entire staff at Benihana's NLR was amazing to my family! There was a large group of us and they accommodated us extremely well. It's always been a favorite for my children since they were young, and it was the perfect place to celebrate both of their high school graduations. One four (4) years ago and the youngest was Sunday at this visit. Kudos to the staff for making it the ending to a special day!
Great Japanese Steak house. Large portions... priced just right. David was great!!!!
We made reservations and never was seated after waiting for about minutes. Me and my wife decided to leave the restaurant. This restaurant was not professional at all.
We were there for the celebration of my daughters graduation. From the time I made the reservations and the changes I had to make they were very accommodating. The food was very good and the chefs were very entertaining. Our waiter was good but occasionally forgot stuff but it was ok. He finally got everything. The only thing I wasn’t completely satisfied with was the wait time. Had a 630 reservation and it took about 30 mins to get seated. But you can’t make ppl leave. Haha. I will go back again. Thank you for making my daughters celebration a memorable one.
It’s was my first time for my birthday and I hated it they took to long to service me and my guest,the waiter was all over the place,we got there a 7:15 didn’t eat till almost 10:00,I wouldn’t go back first and last time ever
Some of the best food in Central Arkansas and definitely the best staff around!! Cannot go wrong with this place!
Overpriced to say the least. Their fried rice (which is made with cheap bleached rice instead of healthy brown rice) is $4 which is the 1st best thing on the menu is over priced
We had reservations at 6:30 and found out 2 large parties had the same slot time. We waited over 1 hour before getting called to our table. Then sat there another 30 minute before the cook came to the table. Our waitress had several tables so it took awhile to get refills on drinks. The fried rice was hard and our steaks were over cooked. It’s time for new management
We come every year for many birthday meals! The food and service is always great!
Our chef this last time was outstanding!!
Made reservations and still had to wait an hour and a half to be seated. People who were rude to staff got to sit before us due to their anger. After we sat down, waiter took 15 mins to 20 mins to take our drink order. Table who sat down 10 mins after our group were catered to before us and we were apologized to. We received discounted tickets but we will not coming back on a holiday ever again.
We had a reservation for 6:30 and did not get seated until 7:45. That was ridiculous. I understand it was busy but that is still no excuse. It shouldn't have been overbooked. It was poorly run that night for sure! The server and cook were excellent but management and hostess needed definite work that night.
We booked reservations and it still took us over 1 1/2 hr wait. What is the point of making reservations if we are going to wait anyway.
We had to wait over an hour to be seated and we had reservations! You shouldn't offer reservations if you can't honor it. I will not ever go back with a big party or small children when we are in a hurry.
Really love being here, food fantastic, service outstanding. Chef was amazing love the tricks. Will be back. But don't miss your reservations bc you will have to wait an entire hour to be seated
Super dining experience! Staff was friendly and attentive, the food was wonderful and cooked as ordered. Enjoyed the music and atmosphere in the lounge. Will definitely be back for more! Thanks for a unique experience!
Our hostess Karen was very attentive and entertaining. She made everyone who was celebrating something feel special and she kept us laughing. I will definitely be back
Our waitress was Courtney and she is always very attentive and personable!
The food was good and service was excellent I would come back again an a again. My only problem was the people they sat next to us that didn’t know how to stop talking so loud
Great waiter in the bar area! Quick and great customer service for lunch hour!
It was a wonderful experience. The people at our table were real nice. The food was delicious!😍
The staff was fruendly and cordial, the restaurant was clean; the hibachi experience was not what we were expecting- the show was lacking. We have been to Benihana restaurants in several states for many years the chef did not flick shrimp onto our plates, juggle the salt & pepper shakers or use any fire. She did catch the egg shells & flip the squeezed lemons into her hat. Other than that, she simply cooked our meal. The seafood was slightly overcooked, but still good. We did have to remind our waiter to bring the items that were included in our meal: drinks, soups, salads, and dessert would not have arrived without our request. Even the white rice that some of us selected instead if the fried rice had to be requested. Once it was requested, it was delivered.
Awesome time as always.
wouldn't recommend cook we had, he didn't do any tricks and had any conversation with his audience
Everything was excellent. The food was excellent, the server was excellent, the atmosphere was excellent
I brought my class before prom and was well pleased with the service and the food!
Our chef was nice, fun, & very entertaining. The little boy st the table couldn’t get enough of him. The food he cooked was seasoned perfectly. Our host was very attentive & wanted to make sure we were well served . My husband & I always come for our birthdays. We celebrated or 40th anniversary this time-along with my birthday.
The food was good as always, but I was a little shocked about our bill. 7 people and $45 in Gratuity is absurd. We felt rushed to leave because the women was cleaning and rushing thru EVERYTHING, and we choose to have my husband's birthday dinner there. My feelings were hurt!!!!....next year we will spend it somewhere else!!!!
Our server, Karen , was excellent. Extremely friendly and efficient. However, even though we had a reservation and were seated promptly, we waited almost an hour for our hibachi chef to start preparing our meal! And then we got the new guy who had no personality and did NO Kind or show. Not sure he could even speak any English as I made a request and he nodded but my food wasn’t cooked like I requested. Food was still good, but part of the price is supposed to be for the entertainment and he absolutely wasn’t entertaining!
the waitress Karen was very prompt, polite, noticeable when i needed refills on drinks or anything. the server was excellent!!!
Great chefs and great food. Enjoyed our visit and would visit again. Drinks from the bar weren’t the greatest.
I have always had a great experience at Benihana. I love the food and the environment. However, on the date in question my debit card was charged for an unauthorized amount. The amount before the tip was $63.73. The tip amount I gave was $11.27 which can to a total amount of $75.00. My debit card was charged $76.48. I only signed and authorized $75.00 to be charged. It seems the waitress Courtini decided to take a 20% tip without my authorization. Although it’s not a lot of money it was not the amount I authorized and for that I can not give a 5 star review.
Good food and always awesome service and always enjoy going there
The service was AMAZING! The food was AMAZING! It was my first visit and I brought a guest from Dallas who was also amazed by the experience.
We always have a nice experience while at the restaurant. The chef was very good and funny and kept us entertained.
It was going great until my daughter’s mother couldn’t breath for all of the smoke that was around us because the chef didn’t turn on the vent a hood until she left the table.
Food and service are superb! Great place to celebrate a birthday and the kids loved it.
Food was okay, we had better at other similar establishments. Service was poor. Waited 15 minutes for a drink from the bar, not sure why??? Salad and soup bowls weren’t picked up promptly. We were still eating when we were given our bill, felt rushed. May come back but will definitely weigh other options first.
The food and service was great but was surprised that the rice was not included in the meal price as it is at other similar resturants. I thought $60 was a little high for two people that ordered hibachi chicken and hibachi steak.
The food is always fresh and taste great! Chef Bau did an excellent job. We always stay at The Wyndham Riverfront when traveling through Little Rock just so we can eat at Benihana.
Fabulous place to eat and celebrate special occasion!