Benihana - Schaumburg

4.5
998 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. Book your next party or event for up to 35 guests in our spacious private dining room. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations.
Please keep in mind that we are closed between lunch and dinner from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We reopen for dinner and Happy Hour at 5 p.m.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 995-8201
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Ask about Private Event Dining

Book your next event for up to 35 guests in our private dining room. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings and large birthday celebrations. Subject to availability. For more information, please call the restaurant and ask for the manager.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
National Park Way
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 998 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great environment.

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s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing surprise for my sisters birthday! Thank you all for the hospitality!

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great experience
Felt a bit rushed this time

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D
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Normally I would give a five star but this time I was disappointed . We have been coming here for years and never disappointed . This changed on our last visit . Service was slow, the chef started cooking before we had our salad, that was a first. On top of that the food did not appear to be the normal standard not sure why but it tasted different, not as delicious . We will go back again and hope that things are back to normal .

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Today we got the new guy. I realize that everyone has to learn, but if this is how you train your employees, I’m concerned. This guy was placed at our table and he tried. When he talked we barely heard him. Our food was cooked slow and under seasoned. He also didn’t perform any tricks and didn’t have any conversation with us. I enjoy having lunch here for the value and the experience. Today was a bust on both.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I LOVE Benihana and have been to several locations in multiple states. This by far was the worst experience I have had at this chain. I started off with a fruit fly in my onion soup. When I reported it I was offered another bowl (no thanks). Then I requested the spicy chicken sauce be added to my chicken, mind you this is an actual menu item, and was told that the chef's don't do that and I could pour it on myself. I have never experienced this at any other location. They also didn't have the "yum yum" sauce and only offered the mustard and ginger sauce accompaniments. The food wasn't well seasoned and it took our chef 6 minutes to complete the cooking of everyone's dish which was quite long. He complained about any special requests that were made (i.e. no egg in the rice). I would certainly go back to Benihana, but for sure not to this one.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The chef at the table was terrific! Very personable.

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j
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place have been there before so I knew what to expect from the good food and service. Thanks to all the people who served us all. Joe Rago

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AY
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

It was my birthday dinner at Benihana but I had such a bad experience that night.
I ordered Salmen and it was so dry which means over cooked besides i couldn't have this salmen until I fully filled with other dish. The side vegetable and noodles came out along with my salmen was super salty.
We told the sheff and so he brought the new vege and noodles for re-cook for me but he didn't put any sauce or something this time . No seasoning at all. i think the sheff was mad at us.
It was so unprofessional performence and behavior.
I'm not going back to Benihana anymore.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very great experience for anyone who has never been to a hibachi grill. Steak was fantastic, sushi was good as well.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Food was great. Enjoyed celebrating an important anniversary.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came there for our 18th anniversary. Absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone of my friends and family. We will be there again in the future.

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Very little table flare and interaction compared to past visits and even watching other chefs with their guests ... our guy barely said a word to us or interacted .. waitress was rarely by for refills and add ons.. waited along time for cocktails during dinner .. bummer .. will prob go to kampi next time instead

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W
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chef was good, service was good too. Got a table right away with a reservation. A bit pricey but you pay for the entertainment factor, I guess.

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PM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Kinda disappointing in comparison to the commercials which made it seem fun and exciting. Food was overpriced and service was slow. The noise level was a bit much- hard to have conversations. Not a good place for hungry children.

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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiters and chef were very attentive and accommodating to children. They were all very accommodating to our needs.

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KY
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for my father's bay and they did a great job with the food and bday song. Thanks

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d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

You go there for the cooking show. The food is OK but not high end. And they definitely are not vegetarian friendly. The soup which comes with the dinner is a chicken broth base and they done offer a substitute. Wasn't thrilled when the waiter brought our salad over and passed each bowl out with his thumb inserted into the bowl. Was my son's birthday and although we stated this on Open table they made no accommodation, but did so at other tables. While they are friendly and entertaining I would only recommend for the chef's tableside show

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We been here many times and the Oakbrook location even more
and the cook messed up on the food I had to tell him your missing this your missing that and he was burning the food it was right before closing so he probably didn’t care just wanted us out sad!

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our chef, Juan, was outstanding. Very funny and talented. We’ve been to several similar restaurants and he was by far the best chef we’ve had. We were celebrating my son’s 12th birthday and he loved it!

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N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cook and server were awesome!! Went there for my birthday and it was great! It’s been a while since we have been somewhere with such great service all around! Glad to see it’s still out there! We will be back for sure!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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N
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good, chef was entertaining, service was also good.
Will diffidently be returning.

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JF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our family place for special occasions. Fun, great service and fresh, wonderful food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and I wanted to go somewhere we haven’t been in a while. Great food. Great ambiance! Chef Juan was awesome!

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NZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience... waitress and chef “Pancho” was wonderful!

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OB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was very good. My only hope, is that there might be a little more to eat, next time. Perhaps a few more onions & zucchini, (one zucchini slice per person, is a pretty pretty small portion) would suffice. Especially, since they are not that costly and will still add to filling one up.

Thank you.

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J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Slowest service ever.. Food was overcooked, didn’t see the waitress for a long time.. Restaurant was not busy..

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ED
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service are very good. The chef prepares all the food in front of you on the hibachi grill, providing entertainment for all ages.

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My sisters and I had great time. Food is always good. Great service as well. We will definitely come back.

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OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

We went for a family reunion! The food was not very good! The chicken was hard and the steak was not good quality. The smoke in the area was overwhelming and we became very uncomfortable when other tables smoke was affecting us. I complained to the reception as I was leaving. We all had to take showers after that because of the lingering smell of oil and smoke! Not good at all

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DL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My boyfriend loves the tuna hibachi. I’m vegetarian and prefer to not eat gluten. So he was very happy and I did not find the place very favorable. The service was excellent.

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for my daughters birthday although he served was missing quite a bit the chef kept us entertained

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our chef Mike was awesome! We had a great time, as always. My husband and I enjoy going here for our special occasions (anniversary and birthdays). Love, love your hot sake!!! Wish I can buy your brand of Sake in the store.

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JG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. I loved the decorative building inside and out. Delicious everything we ordered.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was definitely great! My only issue was my food was not seasoned well at all! I was very disappointed that for the price of my 6 course dinner it did not include the basics. This would be my first and only time eating here. I really wished I liked it 😩

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Benihanas! Food is always quality and the chefs always seem to enjoy entertaining the guests! Great place to bring kids or enjoy a date night!!

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MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good. My only (minor) critique is that they go a little too heavy on the veggie side of the meal for my preferences - they could go a little heavier on the protein side of the protein/veggie ratio. Other than that, it's a good tasting and entertaining night out.
Another thing to keep in mind is that depending on your party size, you may (and probably will) be seated at the same table (habatchi) with other diners. Depending on the other parties at the table this can make the experience a lot more fun, a little awkward, or have zero effect on your night. With all that said, I would absolutely recommend trying this place at least once for yourself - you'll probably like it.

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Perfect meal.

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m
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and the servers too.
The place is nice and clean.

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