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Benihana - Short Hills, NJ

3.7
3.7
2368 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana, 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 467-9550
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for the perfect venue for your next event? Look no further! Come and enjoy a private room at Benihana. Book now and make lasting memories!
  • Private party contact
    Will Clark: (855) 745-4865
  • Neighborhood
    Short Hills
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Offers

  • Buy $50 in Gift Cards, get a $10 Promotional Card

    Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2023
    Sun - Thu - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Now through December 31, purchase $50 in Gift Cards, receive a $10 Promotional Card. Purchase $200 in Gift Cards, receive $60 in Promotional Cards! Ask your server for details.

What 2,368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,368 Reviews
  1. Sophiav

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good love the food 👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍❤️👍👍👍👍👍❤️

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I made a 6pm appointment I was not seated until about 6:30. We sat at the table for about 15 minutes before someone came over to take our drinks which took about 10 mins to come. The chef came which did an amazing job very entertaining food came out perfect, overall it was a good experience, minus the wait time.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 1 day ago

    Hi, on behalf of Benihana, we would like to offer our sincere apologies for the long wait time you endured during your last visit. We understand that your time is valuable and we are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. Please feel free to contact us with further details regarding this experience by visiting our website Benihana Listens and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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  3. Kelli

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Host was rude. Counted infants in strollers as diners. Was obnoxiously counting our party plus the infants (2) and yelling how we had two more people than our reservation. Behavior was so ridiculous we walked out.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 1 day ago

    Hi Kelli, thank you for sharing your feedback. We sincerely apologize if our service fell short of your expectations at our location. We value your input and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further. Please reach out to our team via our website Benihana Listens so we can address your concerns.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Eli and the waiter was amazing as always. Food was spectacular and I am looking forward to coming back.

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  5. TraceyM

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    - Seated 30 minutes past our reservation time - Service was not timely and our chef came out to cook prior to us even receiving our drinks and appetizers (soup, salads and other items ordered) - Underwhelmed by the food quality (i.e. rice not cooked all the way, lacked it's usual seasoning)

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 27, 2023

    Hi Tracey, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for the delay in seating and the timing of the service. We also apologize for the underwhelming food quality. We appreciate your honesty and will work to address these issues to improve. If you have any specific suggestions or ideas, feel free to share them with us via our website: Benihana Listens

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  6. BarbaraH

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was bland, not a true Hibachi experience. Chef was boring and very quiet. Service was slow, my food got cold, before I could eat it.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 27, 2023

    Hi Barbara, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience and that our staff didn’t meet the level of service we strive for. We want every guest's experience to be the best possible, and we work hard to make sure that happens. Please feel free to reach out with further feedback or any questions via our website: Benihana Listens

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  7. Isabella

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    They used to serve meal with fried rice, now just serve with white rice. All food like chicken, shrimps, steak, veggies, are basically cook with garlic butter, salt, pepper and soy sauce. It's something you can cook at home and they cook the it one by one and it takes so long to eat with your bowl of white rice. They first serve the zuchini, then the onion, then the meat, you need to eat one after one and in between the rice is already cold when you wait for the next. Price is overpriced when everything taste the same.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 22, 2023

    Hi Isabella, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your perspective and will take it into consideration as we strive to improve our content. If you have any specific suggestions or ideas, feel free to share them with us via our website.

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  8. KKBR

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and good and another enjoyable experience.

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  9. JesseS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall a good time and was as expected on a busy Saturday evening. We had a reservation but still ended up waiting for nearly 30 minutes. We were a party of two and I guess they were waiting to fill the table. So not sure why the take reservations if not to honor the time. But otherwise, exactly what I expect from Benihana!

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  10. Ayanna

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our chef was great his name was Luis he cooked our food to our liking

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  11. GoodPig

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We know you’re busy, but we had a reservation for 730 and didn’t get seated until 740. The restaurant feels almost like Chuck E. Cheese very very noisy, not comfortable to be seated in, the carpet looked dirty, my husband’s plate was dirty before we even ate and had to be replaced. The chef was friendly, but the steak had globs of fat for what you’re charging there shouldn’t be any we haven’t been to your restaurant in a while and I don’t think will be back. Wait.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 13, 2023

    Hi GoodPig, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your perspective and will take it into consideration as we strive to improve. If you have any specific suggestions or ideas, feel free to share them with us via our website.

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  12. KJohnson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was a HORRIBLE experience for my first visit. The manager, Regan, is rude and dismissive. He doesn’t know how to speak to customers and talks over people when they voice concerns. The wait time is much longer than expected, even with a reservation. The place is understaffed and the chef was not listening. The food was not flavorful and the “fried rice” was still white and dry. Once a member of the table complained to management, the chef scooped up all orders from the grill and left. I’ll try the Edison location before I decide whether or not I like the restaurant chain.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 13, 2023

    Hi KJohnson, we're sorry to hear about your negative experience. We strive to provide excellent customer service and we apologize for any rudeness or dismissiveness that you encountered. We appreciate your feedback regarding wait times, staffing, and food quality. We’d love to resolve this as quickly as possible and find a solution that works for you. Please drop us a message directly by visiting our website.

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  13. TasiaJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This cool was boring it took almost 30 minutes to get water and I had to continuously ask the waiter for a refill and he replied I got you

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 13, 2023

    Hi Tasia, we're sorry to hear that our team members weren't able to provide you with the service experience you were looking for. We will be sure to pass your feedback on, and we’ll work on improving our guest service in order to meet your expectations in the future. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us a review and feel free to reach out with further feedback or any questions via our website.

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  14. Adrin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a great experience! From the service to the food, I loved it. I would highly recommend going there.

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  15. KaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great. Food, service and the chef was so funny!!

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  16. CristalR

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Short staffed and overbooked. Price, service and food quality was just not worth it. Not sure if it’s a corporate business change impacting quality of food or a specific location issue… The waiters and cooks were trying their best. However, I would not go back.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 27, 2023

    Cristal, thank you for leaving your feedback. We strive incredibly hard to make every guest experience enjoyable and we’re really sorry we’ve not been able to meet your expectations this time. We appreciate your perspective and will take it into consideration as we strive to improve our content. If you have any specific suggestions or ideas, feel free to share them with us via our website: Benihana Listens

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  17. Gabrielle

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    This restaurant was severely understaffed. We had a 7:30 PM reservation, for which we arrived on time. We were sat at our table after 8:00 PM and did not receive nonalcoholic drinks until 8:30 PM!! Hibachi cooking didn’t start until approximately 9 PM!! After hearing multiple people complain about the conditions of the bathrooms, I had the opportunity to experience them for myself. Toilet paper was out of stock, and littered all over the ground. Multiple toilets needed to be flushed. Overall it wasn’t a great experience. Service was lacking as the staff seemed burnt out. I highly doubt we will be back.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 6, 2023

    Dear Gabrielle, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very sorry you experienced a long wait, that our team members weren't able to provide you with the service experience you were looking for, and an unclean restroom as we take cleanliness very serious. We will be sure to pass your feedback on, and we’ll work on improving our guest service. Please provide your contact information so we can follow up regarding this experience by visiting our website.

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  18. GregoryS

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    There were a party of about 50 kids and the were extremely noisy and distracting.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 6, 2023

    Hello Gregory, we are very sorry your experience did not go as planned. Allow us to take a closer look at this for you. Please contact us through our website with your information so we're able to best assist you. Thank you.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Needs updating. Decir not good well below Edison.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 6, 2023

    Hi, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your perspective and will take it into consideration as we strive to improve. If you have any specific suggestions or ideas, feel free to share them with us via our website.

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  20. ArtH

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was very good. However had to pay an extra $5+ per person for fried rice that I expected to be included with the hibachi dinner (it is included in lunch prices). Only white steamed rice is included with dinner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I didn’t even sit and eat to be honest. I seen a gentleman standing by the bar for some reason & I seen him put his hand in the bar’s garnish container & take a piece of fruit and eat it. The bartender didn’t seem to mind thus I wasn’t comfortable to even sit down to eat or order a drink after seeing that.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 6, 2023

    Hi, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience and that our staff didn’t meet the level of service we strive for. We want every guest's experience to be the best possible, and we work hard to make sure that happens. We’d love to resolve this as quickly as possible and find a solution that works for you. Please drop us a message directly by visiting our website.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The manager was beyond rude we have visited there 4 times no complaint until yesterday the food was undercooked and the chef was basically rushing us out of there. Horrible experience

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 6, 2023

    Hi, we're sorry to hear that our team members weren't able to provide you with the service experience you were looking for and for the undercooked food as we take food safety very serious. We will be sure to work with our team to rectify this situation, and we’ll work on improving our guest service in order to meet your expectations in the future. We’d love to resolve this as quickly as possible and find a solution that works for you. Please drop us a message directly by visiting our website

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I was improperly marked as a no show which I didn’t appreciate.

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  24. ScottMan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to take a family for a birthday, special occasion. nice, relaxing, enjoyable. Great location, nice friendly staff, Food is of excellent quality ! Highly recommended

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Great the best Love so good great food love how cook in front of us

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The expiernce is no longer there - don’t bother going

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 16, 2023

    Hi, we appreciate your feedback and apologize for the disappointing experience. We value your opinion and will work hard to improve. Please feel free to reach out if there's anything specific we can address via our website.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Went for dinner, ordered hibachi steak, the price listed on menu is $34 or with the 5 course meal. The. Get the bill and got charged the $34 for the steak and an additional $10 for the rice and vegetables !!!! Asked the waiter about it and he stated that “ for dinner” these are not included. If they are going to this then suggest clearly stating on the menu that the 5 course meal does not include rice and vegetables.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 16, 2023

    Hi, thank you for leaving your feedback. We strive incredibly hard to make every guest experience enjoyable and we’re really sorry we’ve not been able to meet your expectations this time. We’d love to resolve this as quickly as possible and find a solution that works for you. Please drop us a message directly by visiting our website.

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  28. Debra

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Benihana. We don’t live close to and it’s worth the drive for all the reasons you’d want to.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The manager was very rude and unprofessional, the food was rushed

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 16, 2023

    Hi, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience and that our staff didn’t meet the level of service we strive for. We want every guest's experience to be the best possible, and we work hard to make sure that happens. Please feel free to reach out with further feedback or any questions via our website.

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  30. Mippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Benihana has an entertaining atmosphere, it’s always a birthday celebration. The chefs are phenomenal, Unfortunately I can’t remember our chef’s name. He was top of the line, he interacted with all of us. 5 were in my family plus 2 others. We had a great time! Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  31. JenineC

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday I just ended a 60 day water fast best place ever to break my fast

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Drinks and water took 40 minutes. When the water arrived our server put lemon in everyone’s water without even asking - which annoyed me. The chef was also seemingly low energy. I’m not in a rush to go back.

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  33. TomS

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner. Our server was friendly and attentive. The chef did a great job!

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  34. KenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and show! Lalalals are a must see to be a great

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  35. Nickarson

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This is my son's favorite place. What is there bad to say about Beni Hana. It's perfect for families. I dont know if I'd go on a date here, but its cool for a group of friends or families. Food is cool. Drinks are good.

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  36. Poody1004

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was horrible. Our soup bowls, salad plates were not taken away until we asked another waiter to get our waiter, she cleared the table herself. Drinks were not served until dinner was ready. I have been taking my daughter there since 1988, and the place has gone downhill.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on October 10, 2023

    Hi Poody1004, thank you for your feedback. We strive to offer the best dining experience and service possible. We’re sorry that wasn’t your impression. Please accept our sincere apologies and feel free to contact us via our Contact Us page on our website with further details regarding your experience so we can better assist you. Thank you.

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  37. PJAS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    This location has gone horribly down hill. 50 min wait w/ reservation. Told Mgr in advance there for birthday dinner. Was told ice cream sundae & singing prior to meal. Nothing. Loud, grungy, overpriced for quality of food. Place also wreaked of, what smelled like, marijuana, as many patrons were smoking in the parking lot. No longer fit for families with kids or teenage groups in the evening. Off our list.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on October 10, 2023

    Hi PJAS, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for the disappointing experience you had at our location. We take this feedback seriously and will address the issues you mentioned to ensure a better experience for all our guests. If you wish to contact us with further details regarding this experience, you may reach us by visiting our Contact Us page on our website.

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  38. ShaquanahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Normally its very noisy but this night because we came early for dinner and it was on a Thursday it was quiet which I enjoyed. Our server was wonderful and attentive to our needs made sure my girls were good as it was their birthday as well. Our chef, chef Eli was amazing food was delicious and cooked to perfection. He also showed some new tricks that I haven't seen before at the table. No complaints hope I get the same server and chef again!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the staff were very helpful, awesome chefs

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  40. ChanelA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I wish the apoetizers were not so greasy. We had the soft shell crab and the tempura shrimp. Everything else was great

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Benihana - Short Hills, NJ is rated 3.7 stars by 2368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Google Map for Benihana - Short Hills, NJ

840 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Short Hills
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 467-9550
  • Catering
    Spice up your next gathering with Benihana catering! Our perfectly portioned hibachi entrees, sides, and sushi platters are guaranteed to wow your guests. Place your order at least 3 hours in advance and indulge in a full flavor experience. https://www.benihana.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for the perfect venue for your next event? Look no further! Come and enjoy a private room at Benihana. Book now and make lasting memories!
  • Private party contact
    Will Clark: (855) 745-4865
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