Benihana - North Little Rock

4.4
626 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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TM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CS
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Japanese Steak house. Large portions... priced just right. David was great!!!!

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j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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TB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

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

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in Central Arkansas and definitely the best staff around!! Cannot go wrong with this place!

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NM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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N
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come every year for many birthday meals! The food and service is always great!
Our chef this last time was outstanding!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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N
Mississippi
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was Courtney and she is always very attentive and personable!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter in the bar area! Quick and great customer service for lunch hour!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. The people at our table were real nice. The food was delicious!😍

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time as always.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

wouldn't recommend cook we had, he didn't do any tricks and had any conversation with his audience

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. The food was excellent, the server was excellent, the atmosphere was excellent

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SO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my class before prom and was well pleased with the service and the food!

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S
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

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!!!!

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NM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the waitress Karen was very prompt, polite, noticeable when i needed refills on drinks or anything. the server was excellent!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great chefs and great food. Enjoyed our visit and would visit again. Drinks from the bar weren’t the greatest.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and always awesome service and always enjoy going there

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AD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a nice experience while at the restaurant. The chef was very good and funny and kept us entertained.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are superb! Great place to celebrate a birthday and the kids loved it.

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JS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LT
Shreveport
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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P
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place to eat and celebrate special occasion!

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