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Benihana - The Woodlands

4.0
592 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
LUNCH:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Phone number
(281) 292-0061
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Six Pines Drive
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 592 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Family member birthday celebration and it was wonderful !!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Our chef was competent and the dishes were tasty. However, our chef was not Asian, did little to engage with our table and did not have the skills to entertain with tricks you customarily expect from a Japanese Steakhouse.
Also it is very expensive, averaging $35 per person NOT counting beverages, taxes and gratuity.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

It was fun to hang out with my boyfriend BUT there wasn’t that much of a show put into work. Yes its mostly for kids but my boyfriend it was his first time and he wanted to see a show go on like how i been telling him with all these tricks
Mature people should be entertained too!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Our reservation was 7:00 pm for 8. At 8:30 we had no chef yet. We eventually spoke to manager only to find out they were understaffed. At 8:45 the chef appeared. Terrible service - we’ll find another place in the future.

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PatrickV (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We had a reservation and were on time. We were seated promptly which was nice and our drink order was taken. I looked at my watch and it had been 15 minutes. Finally at 20 we asked where the drinks were. No order was made (not even water). So we had to order again. Then she came back and said they were out of the type of drinks we wanted and had to order something different. The waitress was looking after multiple tables and wasn’t able to keep up. We ordered sushi as an appetizer and it was not brought with the appetizers so we had to ask for it a second time. The food was good. The issue was that the chef couldnt cook more than one thing at a time. Onions for instance was it’s own course. Lame. We had a 9:15 reservation and didnt leave until 11:30. I come every year (for the past decade) for my birthday. The waitress and the manager said because it was valentines day (a Wednesday) they would not except my birthday certificate. I explained that that was not outlined anywhere on the rules for the certificate (which are extensive). Overall this was a terrible experience and not worth the hundred dollars. Do not go to this Benihana‘s

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RichardM 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Had a wonderful time . I will most definitely be back . The cooks was amazing to watch even though our waiter didn’t have much animation to our dinner the cooks around was amazing to view , wish they all would add animation to there cooking .

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine day and first time there! Great experience

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BrettF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My favorite place to dine and relax. Each visit is unique in itself. Will always drive the extra mile for a Bennihana's. Great Japanese cuisine!

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MichelleP (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was nice But my rice was salty and that messed up the whole dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Experience was awesome. I enjoyed bringing new friends.

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RSnotworthit (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Hostess was very rude. Our chef was very nice though. We got good company but was completely disappointed when they told us there's no private seating yet when the couple behind us requested it they gave them a private table & Chef.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Had a great time with family. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Me and my wife are regulars and we enjoy ourselves and leave full and tipsy every time! Love Benihana!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Pretty good. Kinda pricey for what you get, but you are paying for entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful experience! Celebrated my 13 year old son’s birthday and everything was perfect! Awesome service, quality of food and ambience! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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Brandon (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I usually never leave reviews, but my family and i had such a bad experience here. I have been to Benihana before in different locations and always had great experiences, so i figured that taking my wife out for her birthday would be nice. The chefs were very anti social, creating an environment that is awkward as well as our chef was very rude to my mother in law. For the amount of money we spent this is ridiculous. The food was very bland as well as poorly cooked. Meat was uneven, and i actually didn’t eat my plate. The staff even brought my wife a small bowl of whip cream with a candle in it for her birthday celebration. It’s better than nothing but a spoonful of whip cream, really? After spending over 150 dollars that’s it.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We went for my sons birthday and they didn’t sing happy birthday after being told twice. They ran out of candles and the waitress had to be asked each time we needed a water refill. They also have small portions to my husband Diablo. We will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The chef was entertaining and cooked a delicious meal in front of us! The other people we were seated with were so nice to meet and dine with. The meals all come with soup, salad, appetizer and entree! I loved the flavor of the soup and my tuna was seared perfectly! Many couples and families were dining on the same evening as us. If you are looking for a quiet, romanic evening, then this is not the restaurant but if you are interested in meeting people, being entertained and having some great food then you should definitely dine here!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Came to Benihana for lunch for my daughter’s 13th birthday. Our waiter was attentive and our chef was amazing and funny. She loved it! Thanks for helping her day great!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The Manager TIP was an amazing person. Very welcoming and professional. She was tired but she took care of my entire family. We love TIP!! Thanks for your amazing service. We will be back

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