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Benihana - Short Hills

3.8
641 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Kid-friendly
  • Special Occasion
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. Book your next event for up to 60 guests in our private dining space. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Please call for more information.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(973) 467-9550
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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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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
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Private party contact
Will Clark: (855) 745-4865
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 641 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.6
service
3.6
ambience
3.5
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 hours ago

Service was very slow and the soup was cold and had no taste. There wasn’t a waitress or waiter in sight to complain about the soup.

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JaniceM 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

My first time at this location and I loved it. Cozy, and the history of this location was special. The staff made us feel right at home
And the chef was amusing and friendly. I will return here again even though the Menlo Lovation is fifteen minutes from my house.

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StevenF 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Good food but the service was poor. Did not clear plates, had to remind her to bring 2 ordered items, overcharged others at the table, did not know menu, and forgot it was my birthday.

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ChrisB 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Good food and always prepared well. Especially the meat quality

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JackieB 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I was disappointed in the customer service. Even though we had reservation we had to wait awhile for seating. The chef was very unprofessional. He kept leaving the table and having side bar conversations instead of entertaining the table.

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EmilyH 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Went for an anniversary dinner. They gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne. I am a pescatarian, and they were kind and thoughtful enough to prepare all of my food in the kitchen. Love Benihana!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

My family and I love Benihana and my son opted to go there for his birthday dinner. We had a 6:15 reservation and despite how crowded it was, we were seated by 6:20. The service was very good...waitress was friendly and efficient. The chef was low key, but everything tasted good. My one criticism after years of going here is that there seems to be less food for more money. I remember having plates filled with food and that didn't seem to be the case. There was also an extra charge for fried rice or noodles ($3) which I don't remember having to pay. Other than that, we had an enjoyable dinner.

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BriannaT 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Benihana is one of my favorite restaurants. I come for my birthday every year. But when I went on a Saturday evening I felt rushed to finish my food , as the other family sitting with us finished early. This was the first time they had done something like this.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food. Nice presentation. Would go back again.

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AndrewC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Benihana is always "good". Not great. They've toned down the cooking presentation, so its become moderate food, moderate fun & really expensive. Still, its a relatively fun place to go for a family special occassion.

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LWilliams (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It’s sad because I didn’t want to write negative review. I attempted to speak with a manager who could possibly fix the situation. Everything was decent until check out. The server who we thought we liked chased me and my boyfriend out the restaurant. I thought we shorted the bill. Come to find out she was asking for more money on the tip. I believe the suggested amount was 24 & some change in which we gave her a 20. (Not obligated to tip anything) I was already out the door but she told my bf he owed her another $10 otherwise she would have to pay the bill out of pocket. Not even thinking he gave it to her. I was LIVID! Because I woulda never let that slide and she was so ungrateful and greedy. Those type of frauds shouldn’t be working in customer service. I called the next day to speak with the manager. He wasn’t in and was supposed to call me back that evening. 2 days later and he still hasn’t. I’ll never recommend or go back. It’s sad because I was gonna make her my new bartender and we go out for drinks often! She ruined my whole outlook on the restaurant and it shows that the manager doesn’t care. I should have went to get my refund back that night like I wanted to!

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OmarH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my second time at Benihanas and I most definitely will be returning very soon!

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AdrianaR (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and entertaiment cheif is what makes the rating. Service and host need to improve but overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Went there for lunch with family. Always entertaining and good food with decent price.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Birthday dinner bonanza! Great as always. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Extremely accommodating in celebrating my son's birthday. Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was terrible - 40 min wait terrible service and bad food. Save yourself do not go there.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Although they were accepting reservations the wait time for a table was almost an hour. We were sat about an hour after we arrived (which was 10 minutes early). They continued to tell customers they were the next table to be sat. Once we were sat it was another 30 minutes until the server came around. They were severely under staffed and if they had communicated what was going on then customers would have been much more understanding of the circumstances.

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Jerardb (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Went on a Saturday night with a reservation. Turns out it was just a suggestion as we were seated 40 minute after our scheduled time. The place is a good place for a birthday celebration or a night out for casual dining with a group of friends. Just don't expect to be promptly seating at your appointed time.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Been coming here for years and it’s about time we find another hibachi place. With a reservation, it took about 40 minutes to get seated plus another 30 minutes before we saw any food (with a 2 year old this was not enjoyable). On top of that, service was horrible. Had to order my daughters drink twice (they forgot about it first time after taking forever) and never brought my husband the refill he asked for. The bill was incorrect (extra wine was added) and had to be fixed. And overall the food was ok. Will no longer be returning.

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