Benihana - Scottsdale

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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. Benihana in Scottsdale is close to champion golf courses and luxurious spas, as well as Westworld, home of the annual classic Arabian Horse show and the renowned Jackson-Barrett car auction. The restaurant is located in The Promenade at the corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Frank Lloyd Wright Drive. It features 20 teppanyaki tables and a comfortable sushi bar and lounge where Happy Hour is available each Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and on Friday from 4-7 p.m.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

AC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was okay, the shrimp was fishy tasting. And chef was not happy. Kyoto’s is a better place, and price also.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation for 5:30. We were seated but it took awhile for our drink order. They really push the appetizers. When we declined we waited 30 minutes before our chef arrived. He had zero personality. The food was mediocre at best. For the price, one would expect the Benihana Experience. We have given this location two attempts to redeem themselves. Sorry Benihana-we are done!

SM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing beats Benihana! So much fun and awesome food!

AG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, my only issue was we didn't get the group photo of our party of 8 celebration for my son's 21st birthday. Also they wouldn't seat us until our entire party arrived but a table wasn't even ready once they did. My vegan order didn't arrive until they started serving the rest of the table and I had nothing to snack on while others received there courses. So no food until 2 hours after arrival ( with the exception of the salad)

KM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband here for his birthday lunch. It was quiet, but moderately busy. Very clean and the staff was nice and hospitable. Our initial server explained everything to us and actually made suggestions that we followed. Once the other was in, the cook came out and put on a small show for us. There were only two of us at the table, but we enjoyed the interaction with him. He was so friendly. The food was served at the right temperature and we couldn't even eat it all. I would definitely suggest upgrading to the chicken rice stir fry. We intend to return on our next trip out to Scottsdale.

m
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable. New chef who handled his job well. Love birthday coupons.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 2

Terrible sporadic service. Says hi, takes order. then disappears for the entire night. Never comes and asks anything, then expects a tip. It’s a joke. Had to shout to try and order any additional items. Likely just a bad server, but it’s just annoying.

NO
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

They were 15 plus minutes late seating us for our reservation. Our waiter was inattentive and at some points rude. He allowed another person not part of our party to join our already FULL table of 8 to make it an unpleasant 9 people. I truly believe the chef makes or breaks the whole experience , and unfortunately ours did not impress. He just kept his head down, did not socialize with the table or engage in anything except his cooking. We were celebrating my birthday and I expected a little more than just a measly scoop of ice cream as a desert. Sadly I will give my future teppanyaki business to Kasai where they actually know how to respect and please their customers.

D
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy ourself it was amazing! We will definitely be back soon!

SJ
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Kevin was incredible, Amanda our server took good care of us. Everything was delicious and well pewpared. Thid was our first time. We tried everything... steak, chicken , shrimp, and sushi. Some of the sushi was a little weird. (We didn't know what to expect)
The mains all tasted excellent. Will defs go back.

p
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great! Our table mates ruined the experience for us so not the restaurant’s fault. However, it is important to note that you are dependent on others for timing and such.

DD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Terrifically overpriced poor quality food in a semi clean restaurant packed
with a birthday party complete with singing Waiters every 17 minutes

LV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great and took the tome to sing me a happy Birthday.

CC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 3.5 year-old grandson's first visit and his comment when we asked him was: "I like it here"...
I had the Benihana Supreme - the tenderloin was nice and tender ! The lobster would have been more tasty with more butter and more tender...
The fried rice was a little bit tough, though...
I had the Mango Colada - it did not taste anything like mango nor colada - I did not need it in the first place - I was so full !!!

GP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with friends on Friday night!

JL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

Our chef didn’t seem to know what he was doing he messed our order up he didn’t prepare the food properly

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef was great. Food was good. We had a good time celebrating my daughters birthday.

JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

all good, exgcept the grill/teppanyaki was too hot to cook the eggs in our fried rice. The burnt eggs taste bitter. The waiter was excellent, handled our group (10 people) without any hiccups.

S
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food wasn't as good as previously visit I had out of town family and friends and raved about how the food is so good. So we all were a little disappointed but I will still eat there. Must have been an off night for the cook

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Go for the experience, overall the food quality is subpar and the staff was rude.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and chef were very good. One hiccup was we had reservations at 7pm and not seated till 7:30pm. Only explanation was they had a party ahead of us that they were waiting on seating.

BT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It took forever to be seated, the service was slow, had empty glasses a lot. Food was good. Not wow like it used to be. Food choices seem to have gotten very limited, not as extensive as it used to be.

JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We were seated before the other tables in our section, however we were the last table there. I was charged for asking extra garlic butter the first time ever. My family always spends over $300 and year worst time ever.

WG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yes I do recommend btnihana to all my friends. The dinner was GREAT and The service was Great.
Thanks, Bill and Lynn

GM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place to celebrate our birthdays with our family and grandchildren. This was our 3rd time and we all still love it. Thank you for a wonderful time.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable.
Excellent
Employees make this place.

AP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific time celebrating birthday with family. Yin was outstanding as a chef. About 20 minutes late on reservation but the wait ended up being well worth it.

RF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Margarita, was the best server we have had in a long time! We also enjoyed our chef Cerino (sp?) very much! We will request them next time we dine!!!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the chef I wanted it was amazing that’s y I keep going like I do staff & cook was amazing 😉

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food chef was boring she didn’t do any tricks

J
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our last visit to Benihana was OK nothing special like prior visits, even when we made a reservation and arrived 20 mins earlier we had to wait for almost 30 mins after our reservation, the food was very good but on prior visits it seems it was prepared better. We will try it again next year.

l
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were rushed through. We never get a "show" anymore. Just someone who cooks. Food was great. Hoping it was going to entertain our daughters 16 th birthday with all of her friends more.

KC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

WE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE DESPITE THE RESTAURANT BEING SHORT COOKS, WAITER APOLOGIZED AND BROUGHT OUT EDIMAMI FOR EVERYONE WHILE WE WERE WAITING. IT WAS MY GRANDAUGHTERS BIRTHDAY AND SHE WAS THRILLED.

G
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was very cold when it arrived at our table. The presentation of the food look awful. The chicken was very rubbery. Service was nonacceptable.

KK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would never ever go back there again. First off The hostess at the front gave me the creeps. He was rude ignorant and carried an attitude that left my family in awe. Terrible restaurant terrible service there is nothing good about this place in fact I would not be surprised if they are closing the doors within six months.

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

Went to celebrate a birthday, and had a great time. They did not come around and take pictures at the table, like I have been accustomed to. We had a great time and the food was good. Our chef made our food to our liking which may have used up more garlic butter than normal!😁
I prefer this location over the one in Chandler.

KW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. All hosts were very accommodating!

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