Benihana - The Woodlands

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$30 and under
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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. Benihana of The Woodlands is located at the corner of Lake Woodlands and Six Pines Drive. It is near the Cynthia Mitchell Pavilion entertainment complex and The Woodlands Mall. Benihana offers Happy Hour each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. Stop in before or after shopping or a concert to enjoy great cocktails and sushi, plus hot and cold appetizers starting at just $3.00.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was courteous and service was good.

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BonittaS
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've always been a great fan of this restaurant. I visit every week. The service is good. Some days better than others.

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vipKevinG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had a 7pm reservation, and were not seated until 730. Our chef finally arrived to the table around 820. Our waitresses were inattentive and we were having to remind them for things, such as my wife’s drink, soy sauce, and and a bag for our to go boxes. The food is the only reason this was not a 1 star rating.

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NancyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank You for the Delicious dinner at Benihana!!! We celebrated our son report card!! Wonderful show and service!! Great to finally go to a restaurant!! Our first time in months!! Thank You!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went to celebrate my daughters kinder graduation. We waited 45 min before our chef came to the table we asked our waitress several times where the chef was and all she kept saying was “he will be right out” after the third time of asking and getting the same response we asked the manager Abby. Abby began to explain that about 5 min after we sat down they had a surprise inspection. No one mentioned this to us while we sat there for 45 min. Good thing for chef Alex, he cooked amazing!

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MelissaK
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great but the food was just ok. Not much flavor. The chicken fried rice was the best part. The soup had a good flavor but way too salty. Probably won’t return.

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CarmenS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Julia was awesome. She made my experience special and the food she cooked was beyond yummy. I live it there. Will be requesting her as my chef next time I go. Thank you Julia you rock

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AmberH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We went for a birthday there was no singing no free desert like most places do and the chef didnt do any tricks

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vipCrghouston
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Thank you for being open.

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BrianaH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The chef in charge of our hibachi table was excellent and entertaining. The food was fabulous as always, but the service fell flat.

It took the waiter extremely long times to get refills, take orders, and clear the table. He also made the chef look bad as he forgot to bring out the things he was in charge of for the meal such as people’s steamed rice and bringing the early courses quickly and removing empty ones promptly.

Had the restaurant been extremely busy when we were there I would have been more understanding. However we were one of only three tables for most of our meal and there were different waiters for every table. Needless to say the young man was simply a disaster at time management.

Overall the experience was good but that waiter really made things less amazing then they could have been.

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StephanieF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Even with a reservation, the dining experience took over 2 1/2 hours. The food was okay but very overpriced. My 4 year old ordered off the kids menu and her meal was still over $20. The service was incredibly slow. There are far better hibachi experiences available in The Woodlands with a better overall dining experience. Not a fan anymore.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 10, 2020

Stephanie, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

They seated us forty minutes late. Then took 1.5 hrs to serve us.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 5, 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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JanetG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Benihana’s is always a wonderful experience. Great evening celebrating my husband’s birthday.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 17, 2020

Awesome Janet! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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vipguillermo
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

the place was a mess, looks worn out and dated. Lighting and ambience are terrible. Recommend hibachi table at Sake Kawa.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 5, 2020

Guillermo, 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

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Went for noir anniversary to have a special dinner together. At first everything was on pe with previous experiences at this type of establishment. Sadly it went down hill when the chef for our table arrived. Clearly not prepared for everything. Missing items, dirty clothing and not seeming to be in the moment. He failed to give out the dipping sauces for the meats. The show was lack luster and really cause my spouse to lack an understanding of the value of such a dinner. The saving grace was the table attendant with filling drink orders and getting odds and ends for the chef due to him lacking everything he needed. The food was good and mostly as expected. Portion sizes though were very poor. The vegetable portion was lacking in size, flavor and presentation.

I really wanted this to be a fantastic outing but ended up being a waste of $100.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 27, 2020

Adam, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

It took us 2.5 hours to eat, cash out and leave. We had a reservation, and sat us down at that exact time, despite us arriving early. Once seated, it took the longest time for our waitress to take drink orders, then to bring the drinks, then for our chef to come out. Once he did, he ignored our whole side of the table and spoke only to the other family about their common interests of living in Puerto Rico. He took soooo long to cook, and then forgot my & year old’s entree because he gave it to the little boy on the other side of the table who did not order a meal. The manager came by with a half apology and said she would take it off our check. She did, but we were still charged for my daughter’s rice and soup. Nice way to take care of customers when you mess up. It took 30 minutes to receive a child’s water, so my thirsty daughter ended up drinking all of my water. I asked for the check twice, to go containers twice then had to go find the waitress who had been gone with my credit card for 10 minutes only for her to tell me she couldn’t figure out how to charge it. (I also found her in the bathroom on her phone for at least 5 minutes while in there with my child. Maybe that’s why service was so slow???) anyways, the food was good, but the service was horrendous and 2.5 hours for 5 ppl to eat is ridiculous. We love Benihana but will not return to this one!

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 27, 2020

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.

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BryceB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Nice experience with table side cooking. The food is always consistent.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 10, 2020

Fantastic Bryce! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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vipvgmodugno
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Although there was more more than what I will write, here are some key points:
- We were day about 40 minutes after our scheduled reservation.
- After being sat, we did not get our waters until another 15 minutes not to mention no food food/drinks another 15 minutes after that.
- The staff was nice enough but it seemed like no one was correcting the train wreck.
- Food was fine. I’ve had much better (especially for the price.
- Everything seemed dirty, broken, or covered in years old grease.

We won’t be back. No thanks.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 27, 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

My reservation was for 8:30pm, we didn’t get seated until 9:30 and didn’t eat until 10:55pm!

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 24, 2020

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.

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Robyn
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I paid $120 for a party of two for a sub par experience. The chef was not engaging. He was just going through the motions. We were seated at a table with screaming kids. The food was not that great and the portions were small. After the "show" was over we waited a good while before I flagged down our host to get the check so we could leave. We would have done much better going to a Panda Express for $20. I will not be coming back. Please get your act together. You used to be one of our favorites. I work way to hard to waste money like this. A partial refund would be nice but I doubt that will happen.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 24, 2020

Robyn, 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

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DrorG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

After our table was seated we waited more than an hour to begin dinner. No one came to take drink orders or explain to us what was happening and when the manager was made aware made sure to let us know she really didn't care. Truly a bad experience, will not be going back there.

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VershaunaG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I just didn't like that the woman at the next table was loud. This was my kids first time. We went during lunch, but was charged dinner rate

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you so much Vershauna, for your feedback, we hope to see you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 5, 2020

We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was very packed due to valentine's day.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 24, 2020

We apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience2

We had a reservation at 615pm and did not get a table till 715pm! If it was not for my daughters birthday we would have left! Will not go back.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 24, 2020

Adam, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time with great food and new friends.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated a birthday.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 5, 2020

We wish you a Happy Belated from the Benihana team! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful

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MikeR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time to any location of this brand. It was ok. A little loud for holding conversations. Not an intimate dinner locale. At a table with other folks not in your party can lead to confusion on what food was ordered by whom.

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Selectarian
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our chef, Lee, was outstanding. Best we’ve ever had at a Benihana.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on March 5, 2020

Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I did not really feel comfortable eating and sitting with a group of people I don’t know.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback! Our goal is to create great guest memories. Come back soon.

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CarmenS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and entertaining love going all the time.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 26, 2020

Awesome Carmen! Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased to hear we were able to create a great memory for you!

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MzRock
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for family dining or date night.The atmosphere was very nice, comfortable, and entertaining the staff was very friendly and professional. The food was wonderful and very fresh. The price was not bad either, we will definitely be dining her again.

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KristenM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was terrible. Must’ve been a new waitress. Drinks took forever to get refills. Waitress messed up our order and overcharged us. She also didn’t remember what we ordered and that it included ice cream.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 14, 2020

Kristen, 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.

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JohnJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service, food has gone down from what you used to get and very pricey

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 14, 2020

John, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not flavorful, rice over cooked. We were there for 2.5 hrs with a reservation.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 14, 2020

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.

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CliffH
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We made a reservation at 6:45pm on a Tuesday and waited 30 minutes to be seated and another 30 before receiving any drinks. Obviously understaffed and overall 2.5 hour dinner which happened previously as well. We will not be back.

Benihana - The Woodlands
Responded on February 14, 2020

Cliff, 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.

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PsychoMan
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our cook wasn’t as animated as some of the others and not like I remembered the cooks to be. The food was good, but it was a little loud in the restaurant in general.

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vipluv2dine
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine food & chief !! Is always a great dining experience.

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Benihana - The Woodlands does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Benihana - The Woodlands also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 292-0061.

Benihana - The Woodlands is rated 4 stars by 1018 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - The Woodlands does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

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