Benihana - Pittsburgh

4.5
684 reviews
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$30 and under
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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. Join us at Benihana Pittsburgh, where every night is a special occasion. Take a seat at one of our teppanyaki tables and prepare for dinner and a show. Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere? Our bar and lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy one of our signature cocktails and specialty sushi rolls. Benihana Pittsburgh is located off of Greentree Road and six miles from downtown.
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Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food - expensive but good. -Restaurant was too hot! And took a while to get food!

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NS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food!

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SL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Ian, our chef, was wonderful as always!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Was disappointed that apparently they don’t sing happy birthday anymore? Usually hibachi is a fun place to go for birthdays. They even asked us upon arrival if there was any special occasion but I’m not sure why since it wasn’t acknowledged. Food was very good, just disappointed with the lack of birthday celebration.

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EA
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We didn't sit at the hibachi because we wanted to save time on our lunch break. It ended up being slower up top and the food tasted off. Whoever was cooking in back doesn't like seasoning the food.

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MM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!
Service was great
Everything was great

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JJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Food and service were great. We Will definitely return!

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MG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice employees, very good food. I love going there. Our group attends at least 6 times a year for dinner and at least 4 times a year for lunch.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Are waiter was horrible, me and my family were disappointed with his overall attitude. The chef at the table was great, my daughter loved the show he put on.

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DB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Bennihana numerous times and have always had superior experiences. This last visit was one of the best visits we have ever had.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time going there for my birthday! Food was amazing! Our cook, Colin was absolutely amazing! Would definitely come back and would request him again!

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time going and our cook was awesome! He really made our experience a good time! Will definitely be back

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AC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a typical visit. nothing stood out or anything. Food was good.

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i
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely LOVE this place and celebrate a lot of our birthdays and other "big" moments here.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Went to Benihana’s a month ago everything was great. Returned with another group and it was awful. Service was slow, wasn’t offered tea and other items, sauces were not made correctly and tasted terrible. When I mentioned to staff all that was said was sorry.

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RF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We visit Benihana often for special occasions and this day we were celebrating my son's birthday. However, we did not feel welcome from the moment we walked through the door.
First of all, the server did not smile once, she was abrasive and unapproachable. The chef usually arrives at the table 10-15 mins after the soup and salad. Our chef did not arrive for more than 30 mins.
Lastly, we were not offered green tea after the meal or even a photo to be taken of our group. Overall, it was a disappointing visit.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was bland and flavorless, as always, we were celebrating my fathers bday and this is where he wanted to go. I prefer Ichiban, they give you more food, the food is MORE flavorful and it's not as costly.

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious. Our cook, Elvis, was awesome! And our server was equally as awesome! Will be back for sure!

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CO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Beni Hana in Pittsburgh has gone down hill considerably over the past few years. The type of new employees that are employed there are not well trained, have attitudes, and are just plain unhelpful. We were there on a Saturday night, it took 20 minutes after our entire party was there (at 930 at night) to get sat, then when we got to the table it took another 15 minutes to have a server come to get our drink orders. Just very sad when I can remember how wonderful of a venue it used to be and now it is sometimes not even worth going to.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef and waiter were both great. Super attentive, very funny.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benihana is my favorite restaurant and they did not disappoint. Food was delicious and service was great! I will be back :)

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Portions weren’t worth the price. Communication between the cook and waitress were terrible. And the lady’s bathroom was DISGUSTING. Excuse my language but there’s s*** on the toilet, toilet paper all over the floor, and not even on the roll but the roll was sitting on the back of the sink smh. And the floor was so sticky it was nauseating. Won’t be returning to this particular location.

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R
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Place was very dirty. Walls covered in goop and table was very sticky.
Server was nice but not attentive

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Server seemed agitated and was rude to the guests at our table. Seemed rushed when we ordered. Cook was awesome, saved dinner. Food was good but felt ill afterwards.

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TB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant we always enjoy ourselves every time we visit.

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DC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going there for over 20 years...always great food great service ...we're going back tonight 5-20....Yum

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time and great food.

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was as expected. always great........................................................

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They seemed a little short staffed, and we had to wait past our reservation time. The restaurant manager bought a round of drinks for the table to make up for it. The chef was a bit slow to get there, but the soup and salad was timely enough to make it a good experience. Tuesday (the waitress) was great!

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef was awesome..very entertaining and engaging. Great birthday dinner for my daughter. Just wish I knew how to access my Benihana account. I used my Verizon email to set it up and can no longer access my profile through Verizon to change my email address...help please

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

We went on Mother’s Day and it was a great experience. The food as always was yummy. I would give 5 stars but they really, really need to have better ventilation. It was so Smokey and cloudy. Other Japanese Steakhouses have better ventilation but Benihana has “cleaner” tasting food and have tremendous health department records...unlike all of the other ones around.

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

Great everything. Waiter was extremely nice and on top of everything. Defiantly be coming back

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

We had a great time. The food was fantastic. The chef's preparation was outstanding.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The chef barely spoke the whole time he was cooking. Some of my chicken was not cooked all the way. The chef did divide out the fried rice portions. There were two families at our table. Our family's rice bowls were not even full but the other family's bowls were over flowing. Chef did not really do anything special or perform any tricks. I was celebrating my birthday and it was a let down as far as chef quality.

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AF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Waitress wasnt friendly. Acted like she hated her job . Chef was awesome.

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

Our first time here. Great experience and great food!

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J
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harpers birthday

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M
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

So-so food that is expensive. Chefs don’t interact with diners much compared to other hibachi restaurants.

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

The food was delicious, however the price of a drink is ridiculously high.

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MT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Enjoy coming to celebrate our birthday's every year!

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