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Benihana - Scottsdale

4.1
1127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

HAPPY HOUR
Monday-Friday: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Phone number
(480) 444-0068
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Frank Lloyd Wright
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1127 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Our reservation was for 8pm and we did not get seated until 8:30pm. Then we did not get our orders taken for a while. The service just was not good.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I came here for my birthday food was good and chef put on a great show! Will come back here again! I wish they had yum yum sauce! And cake

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I went here the other night with my boyfriend for our prom dinner. Our server brought out our drinks, and about 10-15 minutes later, half of the people sitting with us needed refills. It took the server a little while to get them. My date and i had ordered an appetizer and we were told it would come before our meal. We never got it. Once the chef came out to cook our meal, I needed a refill. I waited for about 15 minutes but couldn’t find our server, so I had to ask someone else walking by. We had a gift card here but told we couldn’t use it because it was from a third party. Overall, the food was good, but the service could have been better.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great! We were 20 minutes early for our reservation, but were sat right away. Our cook Freddy was funny and professional, and the food he cooked up was so delicious. I had the filet which was perfect, while my girlfriend really enjoyed the salmon dish with the avocado sauce. Only tell them it's your birthday if you like singing at the table.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great tines, good food. The chefs are great. Good place for large groups.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We have been customers for over 10 years and we know the chefs and some staff . We had a new waiter, young gentleman, Francisco. He seemed a little overwhelmed and behind. Took over 15 minutes to bring us soup/salad after getting our drink order. End of dinner took him some time to bring us our check and dessert. Plus, it was our mother's birthday and made it known and no picture. My mom was a little disappointed.
We love the food there but service was just mediocre.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The Chef and food were awesome. I love Benihana’s. We were celebrating a 60th birthday and all five guests are senior citizens. We had an awesome visit at the restaurant with one exception.

The JERK leading the Birthday Song would sneak up behind the guest and scream and startle the Birthday Guest. The person he did this to has been very ill for the last two years. I found the Benihana JERKS behavior very inappropriate.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This was the worst experience we have ever had at any Benihana restaurant. We waited forever to have our order taken and be served. The table next to us came in around 40 minutes after we did. They were served and finished their meals before we were. The gentleman next to me ordered an appetizer that was not delivered to him until he had nearly finished his meal. Our chef and server seemed very disorganized. There seemed no rhyme or reason to the order he cooked things and served them. We only were given four very small pieces of squash each. He ran out of mushrooms and had to go and get more to cook, taking more time. The onions weren't served until we were nearly finished eating.

The only saving grace is the food was very good.

We have eaten at this very restaurant many times over the years and have never experienced anything like this. It will be some time before we even consider returning.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Seated for our reservation right on time along with three other couples. Everyone was friendly and enjoyed chatting. Food was good overall, but the scallops and lobster were slightly overdone and rubbery. Our chef was entertaining and kept the food coming. Although our server asked about birthdays at the beginning and I admitted to mine and gave her my birthday certificate, she ignored this at the end of the evening. No birthday photo or dessert. She was efficient at keeping drinks filled and clearing dishes though.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

So fun for the family! Definitely pay the little extra for the chicken fried rice!! Food is always good and lots of options for all kinds of budgets.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Benihana has been an all-time favorite for our family. No matter the city, it always a terrific dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love Benihanas! The food is always outstanding! I've been to several Benihanas California San Diego and Ontario, Las Vegas Nevada, Arizona Chandler and Scottsdale they never fail. We will definitely be back! Would like to see more promotions though.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Waiter forgot my extra fried rice togo, other than that service was great

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were seated right away, waiter was attentive, cook had a good personality. Food was wonderful. All in all a great evening.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Service was good, food could have been a tad better for the price though. I know the method of cooking is built into the price a bit but still... Overall a great place to be for special occasions such as birthdays, manager had a great attitude and kept everyone smiling. Food was getting cold between sides/entrees/courses. Im not one to eat all my carbs by the time protein comes around. “Rainbow” ice cream was just sherbet. The punch bowl was sweet and full of ice, not much alcohol, not worth $35! Definitely an entertaining way to have dinner though!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic Experience! Roberto was the best chef we have experienced. The kids loved him. Even very hard to please teenagers were entertained. The food was fantastic. The manager was awesome too.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

If you want a LOT of great food and entertaining service then Benihana is the place for you. We took our son, his wife and their 3 children and had a FANTSTIC time. Our tableside chef (Roberto) was the absolute best at relating to the kids and making sure they had a great time. The food was well prepared and delicious. If you go to Benihana in Scottsdale do yourself a favor and ask for a table with Roberto. You won't be sorry.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We were the only people waiting to be seated, and I don't understand why it took the hostess almost 10 minutes to take us to a table. I asked our server about A particular dish on the menu and he told me that wasn't very spicey and so I ordered it. When the chef was preparing it, everybody on my side of the table was choking on the fumes from the sauce. I took one bite of my food and it was quite fiery. I like spicy food but this was over the top. I spoke with the manager and he offered to take it off our bill or have the kitchen make a new dish. The kitchen ended up making a new dish which I had to take home because everybody else at the table was finished. Aside from my meal, I was pleased with the service since they offered to correct my meal. The chef was very talented and everything else was great.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Took our kids to celebrate my little one turning 3 and he absolutely loved it!

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Slow service. Not very attentive. Food was good but there were wayyy too many mushrooms and onions

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Small waiting area and rigid (and even rude) system for seating results in people standing all around the door and spilling into parking lot.
Food was wonderful.... chef was fun.
I doubt I will ever return. Since the place was jam packed, I doubt they will miss me.
The kids at our table had a great time. Take the kids!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very slow service on this visit. They were clearly short staffed

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Definitely feel as if this place is going downhill. First few times I loved it but it just wasn’t the same. Less veggie variety then before and just overall wasn’t worth the price this time.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a reservation but but still took at least 45 mins to be seated. The chef did not give us a show and the food was bland and over cooked. I ordered steak and scallops and both was extremely over cooked. It was way too pricey for what I received. I will not be returning.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Smelled like McDonald's playground, dirty and out-dated. It's extremely over-rated.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was a night of many unpleasantries. The service was poor and slow. We waited over 30 minutes just to start ordering, which led to the waitress forgetting to bring our drinks after yet another 10 plus minutes. The fried rice, our main course, simply everything was less than decent. We left the restaurant hungry as we hardly touched our food. We asked for soy sauce to use with our wasabi and it was brought over in its container empty and filthy.

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Had to wait twenty two minutes after reservation time- hostess was not the friendliest. Won't go again.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was good and the Hibachi chef was great! The waitress was okay and seemed to rush us towards the end. I don't know why since they weren't that busy and the chef serves you your main course but overall it was good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Have enjoyed this Benihana many times with guests. Didn't disappoint for another great meal. Recommend Benihana Trio dinner and add Twin Lobster Tails and Scallops to share family style.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was great . Had a good time with my family.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great experience as usual. We love coming to Benihana’s and try to come whenever we can. Always have a wonderful time!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a very long wait before the chef came to our table, but the food was very good and the chef was very pleasant.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The hosts were horrible acted as if they didn’t see us walk in as they braided each other’s hair outside. They had attitudes when we asked when we were to going to be seated 15 minutes after our scheduled time and the lady rolled her eyes and said “ I guess I can take you this way”

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We usually go to Benihana Chandler, but this was kind of a last minute outing, and Chandler did not have any reservation openings, so we decided to go to Scottsdale. We had not ever been there, so why not! Upon arrival, the hostess took our information and said "I'll just be a second". As we sat in the (empty) lobby for the next 25 minutes, we watched her fuss with her hair, talk on the phone, ignore another party who came in for about 10 minutes, fiddle with her nose ring, fuss with her hair, talk on the phone, and walk back and forth to the dining room about six times. Never once did she acknowledge us again. So we left.

And .... we went to Benihana Chandler, walked right in without an reservation and had an over-the-top experience. We won't be going back to Scottsdale.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Personnel friendly and professional. Food excellent

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Hello,
Before I say anything g I would like you to know we have been to Benihana all over the US. The service was good but the food was awful. We did enjoy the rice but the chicken tasted raw and unlike any chicken I had ever eaten. We will not be returning g to this location.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Colin was great chef . He prepared the food great as well as entertaining us. Some delay with sitting us, didn’t get to our table until 25 minutes after 5. Reservation was at 5.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is a favorite family fun spot for birthdays and celebrations (we have been 20+ times). We know the routine almost as well as the staff and we can bank on it taking 1 3/4 - 2 hours exactly. Our chef this time was mediocre at best, didn't make it exciting for our youngest daughter 's birthday and aside from pouring sesame seeds on the zucchini, NOTHING had good flavor - even the usually amazing fried rice had burned eggs. HUGELY DISSAPOINTING!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a great time with all the different couples at our table. The Chef was entertaining and the service was excellent.

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