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Benihana - Short Hills, NJ

3.6
3.6
2073 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Located near the Mall at Short Hills, Downtown Millburn and the historic Paper Mill Playhouse, Benihana is the perfect place to rest after a day of shopping or for a pre-show dinner and drinks. Ask about our private dining options. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Please call for more information. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more. This service charge will be paid directly to the employees who provided service to you.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 57 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 467-9550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    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-wate

  • 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, Vegan, Wine

What 2,073 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New Jersey - North

    Kid-friendly

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  1. L

    Luvfrenchfud

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    First time in Benihana. Went there instead of my neighborhood hibachi expecting something special, different & better experience, better food. But overall disappointed. Food is no good. Atmosphere is like a school dining hall, noisy & cramped. We have no reason to go back. One tine is good enough to know it’s not for us. Also, put birthday celebration in our reservation here in OpenTable but no recognition of the birthday at all.
  2. c

    culinarycrusador75

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The table was dirty from the last party and the hood system was greasy. Caked with dust. Took the waiter 35 minutes just to bring drinks. Tables sat after us ate before we did. The wrong chef showed up at our table. My daughter fried rice was super salty from soy, charred from the soy burning and they forgot to add the egg. In a egg only fried rice. For the price. This place should close. Terrible is the only professional way to say it.
  3. l

    loveroffood

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    This place has gone so down hill with cleanliness and overall ambiance. Its 36 degrees today and they didn’t turn the heat on or it wasn’t working so everyone sat with their jackets and hats on. Food got cold immediately. It was dirty (food spewed all over the ground) so no one vacuumed from night before - we were the first ones at our table. Chef was amazing as was waitress. Bathrooms were a mess and only one sink worked.
  4. NP

    NitiaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    The waiter dropped food down my daughter back…. They sat a group of 6 people with an additional 3 people and were so cramp… My husband was hanging off the end of table…. The Manger was not accommodating and was very rude when I went to pay and my bank card didn’t have a chip… He stated what bank card doesn’t have chips 🙄 And wanted me to leave a 70 tip when helium and the waitress was rude…..
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great time. Great connection with the other party at our table. Charlie was a our hibachi chef and he had great energy. The food was delicious! We live an hour away from this location and we are very glad we made the trip!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family just had an amazing time at benihana celebrating our son's 13th birthday. Our waitress Jasmine and the chef was wonderful. We will definitely go back soon.
  7. TP

    TPDandDD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything turned out great
  8. H

    Hello

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Service felt rushed. The chef was fine, but it wasn’t very entertaining. Food was ok, nothing special and portions were smaller than other places. At the end the chef came around the table asking us to scan a qr code and give him a 5 star review. That was tacky. Overall it felt like a production line just shuffling people through. I wouldn’t go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our chef was great and he really tried to give us a good experience. Our server, Alyyah, acted like she could not give a s* and missed several items that were included in our meals. She also made no indication even though we clearly stated we were celebrating a special occasion. I urge you to retrain your staff to ensure better experience for the next customer.
  10. KK

    KKBR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service in every respect. Weight staff were fantastic. Chef was fantastic. Management was very professional.
  11. GA

    GAMS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    FOOD WAS MESSED UP SERVER WAS NEW AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING FEMALE HELPING HIM HAD NO PATIENCE I ASKED FOR A SECOND GLASS OF WATER AND NEVER GOT IT. MY GRANDSON TOLD THEM HE HAD EGG ALLERGIES AND HE GOT EGGS IN HIS RICE MY GRANDDAUGHTER NEVER GOT HER CORN IT WAS A WASTED $130.00
  12. AF

    AnnaF

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This experience was atrocious. The wait was over 2 hours... the place was a disaster. They should not accept reservations if they do not have the staff to support the dining guests. There were over a dozen tables with maybe 3 hibachi chefs. It took forever, there was no cadence to the meal and everything was just sloppy and horrible. Never returning.
  13. SS

    SashaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That food go hard!!!! And our chef Josh was amazing!!! Y’all never disappoint♥️♥️♥️
  14. V

    Virgo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My family and I often go to this Benihana location. At our visit yesterday, my party (of 5 ) and I ordered 4 steak and 1 shrimp from the lunch menu. We noticed a change (i.e., less amount) in the serving size of the steak and shrimps and the variety of the "sides" that went with it. We finished lunch with our hunger "not fully satisfied" We were disappointed, to say the least!
  15. DS

    DianaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is good. Not oily and salty like other Hibachi restaurants. Portions are moderate.
  16. R

    Rina

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress and chef were amazing great first time experience definitely will be returning
  17. AP

    AngelaP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our cook was Eli. And he was absolutely amazing
  18. SL

    SeritaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation still had to wait 35 mins before even being seated.once seated it took 15 mins before the waitress came out and another 35 mind before the cook came out! This location is horrible! It has an unpleasant smell like a dirty carpet smell and the food doesn’t taste like the location in Edison!
  19. TJ

    TajianaJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    First off they sat us near the door where it was so cold and they had the air on, we asked if they can turn it down and they told us we can see what we can do! It was so cold I couldn’t enjoy my food nor a drink if I wanted to. Overall I love this place been coming for years but yesterday was very unacceptable from the wait to the wait for a waiter was just not accommodating at all.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant when we arrived at our table is ready, chef was amazing. His name is Pablo. The food and drinks world very presentable and tasty as well.
  21. C

    Coopcoop

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The area was not ready ... the chef had to excuse himself a few times due to missing ingredients... after all food was made my dinner was cold
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Reservation was for 6:30, but didn’t sit closer to 6:50….

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 5 days agoDear Guest we apologize for the inconvenience. To better assist you, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website so we can follow up with you directly. 

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    We got there earlier than expected and was seated early which was a plus . Pablo our chef was amazing he really showed us a great time !!! What I will say was we sat down early but no one came to our table for over an hour which was unacceptable. When Pablo did come he really made our mood change from his charm and his great cooking !

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 5 days agoDear Guest Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience!

  24. SR

    SilviaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Chef Eli was fantastic! The food never tasted so good. Server not as attentive, probably short staffed. For a family place it has become too expensive

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 5 days agoDear SilviaR Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team!

  25. C

    Chris

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Went to celebrate child’s birthday and was very disappointed in how this location has changed. Show was almost nonexistent, food portions were small but expensive, service was absolutely minimal, had to ask for the dessert that was supposed to come with my meal, had to ask more than once for the birthday song, did not get birthday mug, did not get picture. I drove 35 min to come here and regret it.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 5 days agoDear Chris On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

  26. MF

    MicF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We've been going to the Short Hills Benihana for 18 years. The food has somewhat maintained its quality, but the service is not as good. Though the people working are nice, their attention to detail and customer service is lacking. The interior is probably due for a facelift. Our family goes more for nastagia.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 5 days agoDear MicF On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter. 

  27. RO

    ROBERTC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was really just ok. Food was very slow to get started all were at the table. Waited nearly an before we even got started with cooking. Took our orders quick but that was only think that was quick.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 5 days agoDear ROBERTC Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

  28. I

    Ijeoma

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, friendly waitress, overall good service.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded 5 days agoDear Ijeoma Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

  29. JG

    JamesG

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    This place is over rated
  30. EV

    EmilyV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Thr pla e is totally diferente 5 years Go...no oriental chefs...different service

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 7, 2022Dear EmilyV Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your review with the team.

  31. TM

    TiffanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our cook Eli was amazing. The food was very delicious. We had a great time!

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on November 7, 2022Dear TiffanyM We are happy you enjoyed the experience! Come back soon!

  32. FS

    FrancisS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were awesome, the chef put on a great show .... food was hot n delicious .....
  33. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our chef was top notch and our waitress was amazing. Been coming for over 40 years now - used to celebrate our birthdays here as children - and now my kids ask for it every time we visit Grandma. You’re usually seated next to other guests, and the mood is fun and friendly.
  34. B

    Bibi

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was good, but I did notice that the prices have moved on up on the high end. We paid $200 (included 18% tip) for 3 people and that was without drinks.
  35. AB

    AnnBann

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    We had reservations but ended up waiting 20 minutes to be seated. It took forever to be serviced. Waited 30 minutes just to get soup & salad. Our reservation was at 6:45 and we didn’t leave the restaurant until 9:45. Ridiculous
  36. JS

    JennyS

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Not like it used to be :/
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience4
    Please ignore your reservation time as you will arrive on time and be seated 30-45 minutes later. No matter how early you arrive. They use reservations as “suggestions”
  38. SC

    SCHK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    The customer service sucks even from management, they do not maintain the place, it is dirty and disgusting.
  39. L

    Lindyloo

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible quality of food terrible sat for one hour until we got drinks and first course of soup. Hibachi chef nice guy but put pounds of butter on every item and still was tasteless

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on October 31, 2022Dear Lindyloo On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

  40. HS

    HariS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Luis cooked the food just right and was friendly, diligent and interacted well with customers

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on October 31, 2022Dear HariS Your feedback is appreciated. We will be sure to share your kind words with the team!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Benihana - Short Hills, NJ is rated 3.6 stars by 2073 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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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

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • 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, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (973) 467-9550

  • Private party facilities

    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-wate

  • Private party contact

    Will Clark: (855) 745-4865

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