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Sunday, May 13, 2018
We took our kids, 4 and 7 years old, for the first time and they had an absolute blast. The staff was wonderful and the food delicious.
My kids felt so special celebrating their birthday there!
It was a green experience, we were celebrating my sons birthday and he love it.
Wonderful time with the exception that it was extremely loud.
I have come to the location for years and have really enjoyed it. This last time was horrible. We went for my sons birthday and everything was horrible. I think they have new management and new people and it is subpar. He service was the worst I have ever experienced anywhere. Didn’t bring salads until after the cook had already consisted the rice and then the chef over cooked all the food and refused to fix my seafood diablo. The managers response was to not charge for my meal I didn’t eat. Thanks for that. The waiter was slow and wouldn’t refill drinks or help. Every time someone in my family asked for something she acted like we were bothering her. I will not go back to this location again which is disappointing to me but worth the drive to go to a better run location
Exceptional dining experience, chef Willie was amazing , and fun
Overall the experience was fun, but I thought the food didn’t have as much flavor as some of the other Hibachi places I’ve been. Great show though!
Had a reservation but waited 45 minutes anyway. Service was so-so but food was good. I’ve been here many times and my overall experience usually has to do with the quality of the teppanyaki chef. This time was better than previous occasions and our guests were happy and that’s what matters to me.
While the food was good as always, the service needs some work. We were seated almost a half hour after our reservation time. Our order was taken shortly after, but we didn't receive the soup or salad until about 45 minutes later. The chef was a bit frustrated (understandably so) because things such as rice bowls and the containers for sauces were missing, he had to search for them himself. The chef, despite what roadblocks were placed for him, did a great job and the food was great!
Very slow and was seated 45 mins past our reservation time.
This was a fun place to go for a friend’s birthday. Even though we couldn’t share the grill with other vegetarians it didn’t stop us from having a good time.
Chef William was at our table . He was very good. The steak and shrimp were cooked perfect and tender. He kept the children entertained. We enjoyed the evening very much.
Everyone was friendly from the hostess to our waiter. William, our chef was engaging and attentive and we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. He was my favorite. I enjoyed the fried rice, vegetables and Yokisoba.
The food and the people were great, they really took care of us.
Our first date night after having twins. Recommended by parents. Excellent service from Doris, waitress. The Chef Hoang was friendly and gave an entertaining show.
Had an excellent experience. The staff was very attentive and friendly.
Benihana made the end of our special night amazon. Willie was funny and a joy to have as our chef !!
The food and atmosphere was really an awesome experience. 2 of us that went, had never been to Benihana, but I know we will go again.
Great experience! My family and I love the ambiance and the level of service.
Great for valentines dinner.
Valentine’s Day date night
Thai is the best chef. He always performs well, and fast. We are always pleased to see him at our table. He is by far the best!
It was busy being the night before Valentine's day, but overall the experience was just as good as other nights. Really loud and noisy because of all the people.
The first time we came was to celebrate a birthday for my mom, and after that, we fell in love with the place. The gift cards we purchases offered free bonus cards, and so we have been coming back to utilize them as well. The place is great if you have small kids that need to be distracted/entertained while you are eating. I love that you can interact while your food is being cooked and make special requests directly to the chef. After a while you learn all the tricks, but its great to come with someone who has never been, or with small children and see their reactions. Excellent food, and reasonably priced assuming you have a deal, a birthday voucher or something else. If you are looking for a quick meal, it can tend to be time consuming. There are not many tables if you just want to eat without the entire experience, but you have the bar, and also take out options. Great management! Josue is a great guy, and accommodates us well every time.
This was supposed to be a romantic dinner for just myself and my husband. Instead we were sitting with other couples and it was very uncomfortable. I would have liked to have set alone with just my husband. Also the waiter rushed us to order.
Everything was nice! Only complaint is my rice was a little crunchy
We enjoy coming to this location. We don't have to wait long from our reservation time. The wait staff and cooks are always polite and courteous. The food has always been delicious.
We have a lot of family birthday celebrations here. It’s always fun and food is good.
Lackluster enthusiasm from chef, good food, loud
Great Lunch time meal They have a great selection of lunch items available to order. Their sushi is excellent and fresh. The chefs and wait staff are always smiling and friendly when I come in.
Haven’t been in a while.
went for a birthday celebration. the chef was extremely attentive. the food was cooked as we liked and was extremely tasty. there was more than enough food for everyone.
Half of the fun of Benihana is the interaction with the chef. Our chef barely talked to us and had to have one item redone in the back kitchen. I am a long time visitor of the Westheimer location and this one will not be on my list again.
While the food & service couldn’t have been better, this visit to Benihana’s was definitely lacking. What was missing was the lack of showmanship one usually associates with dining there. The chefs are known for their banter & skill with the utensils. That was not the caee during our visit. It wasn’t just our chef either. I looked around and noticed that few, if any, tables were being wowed by their chefs. It was disappointing, to say the least.
This location is usually great. However, our last trip was not pleasant. First, we could never find our server. We had to wait while for the chef to arrive due to the restaurant being packed. Then we had to wait additional time once our chef arrived due to the cooking surface not being turned on by the waitress. After 10 minutes the chef came back only to find half of the cooking surface working. After being told by managment to try and cook on the half that is working, the chef started using the cooking surface only to find it taking 3 times as long to cook. Next the chef started using the cooking surface to the table next to us. once served we found that my husbands turf in his surf n turf entree had been cooked MW and not MR. We asked for management and asked they take that off the bill. Once we received the bill we found we had been discounted n the whole ticket but the surf n turf was still charged on the ticket.
This is not a good restaurant to go to if you have another event to go to after. Timing was an issue. Our reservation was for 5:15 and we weren't seated until 5:40 (we had an event at 7:30 after). Service was quick at first, then when we were done with our appetizers, we had to wait over 30 minutes before the chef even came to the table. That was after I told the waitress that we had an event to go to after dinner. I loved the food, and once I told the waitress about our event, she was very quick and friendly, but it will not be our first choice next time for dinner out.
Celebrating 3 birthday. Tom was our cook for the second year in a row. Always a great time.
Julio is the best chef at this location. He cooks with passion and his food is delicious! Great service and great location.
Great meal as always
The Hostess was inexperienced & a bit rude. Our reservation was for 2pm & we checked in at 2:02 , but she rudely told us that we were late & that she didn't see our reservation. Another male Host checked the computer & found our reservation immediately & checked us in & asked us to wait to be seated but she nor anyone apologized for her oversight & uncaring attitude! My one other complaint is that the chicken fried rice was very salty! I almost couldn't eat it!