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Benihana - Short Hills, NJ

3.5
3.5
2026 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

7:00 PM


Booked 36 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 2,026 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DB

    DeeB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    We were supposed to get the chef before yhe other table but other table got a chef before us, and we had to wait!! İt was not fair...we called the manager but he did not care at all, only he was saying "i dont know what happened"," i dont know what happened", he was rude to all of us who were sharing the table!!! We were just lucky the chef who was cooking for us was the best chef, nothing was his fault but the manager was nasty to him for no reason...!!! That Manager should learn how to manage a restaurant , be nice and polite to customers...
  2. MC

    MadisonC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Not much of a show, chef seemed unenthusiastic and server was not notified it was my son’s birthday. Food was pretty salty and slightly burnt. Considering the cost, I’d prefer to dine elsewhere and get better food and dining experience. Not the same as before.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Cook was not exiting…no activity with the table ..rice sticky…food was as it should have been . I’m frequently a customer that was the most horrible experience I experienced in Benihana‘s
  4. AV

    AndreaV

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Person cooking meal was not animated or interactive. A long time from sitting down to meal starting. Food sub-par.
  5. BJ

    BulahJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Had my sons 3rd birthday dinner there. Was a party of nine. The waitress bought the cake to the table without confirming if we were ready. Being that we where still eating we had way to many dishes on the table. The cake was melting fast as the grill was still pretty warm. She attempted to light the candles several times as we asked her to wait for our father to return from the bathroom. Had she confirmed if we were finished eating and ready for cake my first experience here would have been much better.
  6. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food a lot and the service………..
  7. k

    koolio2121

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the most kid-friendly establishment especially really young children who are occupied with the hibachi chef!
  8. JW

    JasonW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Noise , sketchy staff and clientele. Mix of privilege local teens and questionable adults.
  9. JR

    JenRM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The chefs and wait staff were working very hard, but the manager was abusive to his staff, they overbooked the reservations with limited staffing and so our table had to wait 90 minutes to receive service, the wait staff were poorly trained, and basic items (soda, beer) were unavailable (at 6pm on a Friday evening). It was a bit of a train wreck.
  10. MO

    MarlisaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eli our chef was amazing. Food was very delicious and he had a very great personality
  11. B

    Beba

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With reservation everything flow smooth during the week
  12. MH

    MelanieH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We ordered 4 hibachi meals that included mushrooms. Never received them. Manager said we should have told him sooner , shouldn't the staff know what goes with each dish. Should I have cooked the meal myself too? Ansolutely disappointed
  13. F

    Featherduster

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fillet mignon and scallops were excellent. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent too.
  14. DD

    DisappointedDiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    This Benihana location has deteriorated over the years. The interior and exterior have not been maintained and it shows. The tables were not cleaned properly and at our seating, there was left over food bits on the cooking surface as well as the surrounding table and floor. The table was sticky with some type of residue. Our server was quick to take our orders and bring drinks but the food prep was inconsistent. Fried rice was fine but the seafood and chicken were both over cooked. For $180 for 3 people, I expected a much better level of dining experience.
  15. KW

    KimberlyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family visiting from Poland were impressed!!! Great service from everyone
  16. JS

    JosephS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good meal, good chef, and we enjoyed ourselves. My only complaint is the only desserts they had contained chocolate which my son abhors. He ordered the meal which included dessert but they had nothing to substitute
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Extremely poor service. Took 90 mins from arriving to someone taking the order. Bar was empty and yet it took the lady 40 mins to get our drinks. Very unpleasant experience. This too on a weekday evening when the place wasn’t too busy. It was my dad’s birthday and we told the manager, we saw them come and sign for other parties but still ignored our request. Never going here again.
  18. J

    Jill

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had a reservation and we sat down an hour later. Didn’t get a drink until 45 min later, and all the glasses were dirty. There was food all over the grill and the floor. There’s a spot light on you the whole time and the waiting room was less than ideal. Wouldn’t come here again.
  19. N

    Neka

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    We waited over an hour for a chef. That’s way too long. Our chef wasn’t very interactive; however, he seasoned the food well and it was very good.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 21, 2022Dear Neka 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

  20. N

    Nilosuperstar

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though the restaurant seemed packed with kids, it was energeting, our waitress was great, she had way too many tables, but was still able to get around to us in a timely manner and displayed amazing customer service. Our Chef was great, engaging and very proactive with us.
  21. N

    Nycmodel25

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was very different from other benihana. The service was poor we had to chase the we waitress to pick up the empty plates. Drinks she did not offer more or give extra napkins. The cook was non enthusiastic and food was requested well done it was undercooked after several reminders. I wouldn't go there again. Woodbridge Menlo Park has a better restaurant

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 21, 2022Dear Nycmodel25 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. 

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been along time since I was here until yesterday but it was a good experience. I'm glad I came back to celebrate with my daughters

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 21, 2022Dear Guest Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

  23. CT

    CathyT

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent as usual & there was nothing wrong with the chef service nor the way he prepared our meal. Waitress was a little off since we 1st sat down. The couple & the mother & daughter who were sharing our table were horrible complaining about everything thru out the entire meal & made the chef really nervous & even forgot about the Fuji volcano onion fire show that our grandson was there for.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 21, 2022Dear CathyT 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.

  24. MK

    MissKiki

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service wasn’t desirable at all. Where do I start? We had a 7:30 reservation and did not eat until 8:45pm because our chef took so long to arrive. We waited in the bar area only to find a million fruit flies flying around. When I went into the restroom, there were paper towels all over the floor. When we finally did get a chef, he had on the dirtiest apron that I have ever seen. He also used so much black pepper that he kept sneezing, while also burning our fried eggs for the fried rice and ALL the veggies we had. My experience was the worst and I do not recommend this restaurant to ANYONE AT ALL.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 21, 2022Dear MissKiki on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  25. A

    Addie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    The quality of the five course meal was not worth the price. The shrimp was not deveined, the waitress forgot my appetizers and the table was dirty. While serving my Teriyaki steak a piece of steak fell on the table and the cook put it on my plate. I will not be returning

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 21, 2022Dear Addie We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  26. N

    Norcal14x

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service & food was amazing! The server & chef was so kind & accommodating with my food allergies. Thank you!!!

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 16, 2022Dear Norcal14x Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you! 

  27. LC

    LindaC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Very expensive did not get the option of a lesser priced wine.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 16, 2022Dear LindaC We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and good as always had the peachy lychee drink it was good

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 16, 2022Dear Guest We appreciate you dining with Benihana, thank you for the kind words!

  29. SN

    ShaN

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very loud and energetic dining atmosphere. The chef was very engaging and the food was delicious. Due to the increased volume and the sheer amount of birthdays being celebrated on a Sunday night when we went, I think the wait staff and hostesses were very overwhelmed. In conjunction with coordinating takeout orders, seating everyone and ensuring all customer service requests were being addressed, it felt a little disjointed but management was visible and provided their team with support. Overall, our family had a good time and would go again.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 16, 2022Dear ShaN Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

  30. VC

    VeeC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Just Ok. Went 45 min early for our Sunday reservation and was seated at our reservation time. Others getting there right at their reservation time had to wait. Food was ok, on the bland side. Fried rice and veggies not as flavorful as what we've had at other hibachi experiences. Filet mignon was good but chicken was very overcooked. Probably would choose a different restaurant when in the area next time

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 16, 2022Dear VeeC 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

  31. L

    Lmr920

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service and food
  32. EM

    ElsieMcVie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience here. The only complaint is with a 2 pm reservation we were not seated until 2:25 and the chef did not come to the table until 3pm. Everyone was a bit “hangrey.”

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on September 16, 2022Dear ElsieMcVie 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.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was terrible the cook didn’t season food and the server let our food go to another table we never ate our food..

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on August 31, 2022Dear Guest 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

  34. i

    iyannac

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The manger was very rude and disrespectful. The food was decent but the service was awful

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on August 31, 2022Dear iyannac on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We made a reservation and had to wait over an 30mins to be seated. The place was packed with a few large parties. The chef came to our table ready to cook- only to find out the table wasn’t hot and we need to wait until the grill heated up. Another 20 min delay. We didn’t start our dinner until 8:30pm. It was a long night. Food was good but quality of the steak could improve. It was thin! Get the filet mignon.

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on August 31, 2022Dear Guest 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. 

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef was very entertaining and the food was delicious.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good time with family and friends for lunch.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    BE PREPARED WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TO WAIT ABOUT 45 MIN BEFORE YOU ARE SEATED EVEN IF YOU ARE ON TIME FOR YOUR RESERVATIONS THE OVER ALL EXPERIENCE IS ABOUT 3 hours ( from when you walk in the door until you receive all your food )

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on August 31, 2022Dear Guest 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.

  39. SH

    SophieH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Normally have to wait a long time to be seated but today we were seated within 10 minutes of arriving! Love coming here! 😃
  40. ST

    ST89

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Server was awful

    Benihana - Short Hills, NJResponded on August 31, 2022Dear ST89 We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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 3.5 stars by 2026 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 36 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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