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Benihana - The Woodlands

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619 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
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

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What 619 People Are Saying
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3.6
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Philip our chef at the table was fantastic and so personable. It was my mom’s birthday and they sang Happy Birthday in English and Japanese. The food was cooked perfectly. Overall it was a wonderful evening and great way to celebrate her birthday!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Super good! If you are really hungry and want a lot of food, I would say this is the perfect place for you! From the soups, to the shrimps, and steak, everything is absolutely delicious! I would say my favorite is the teriyaki chicken and the Splash and Meadow! It's a bit on the pricier side, but for all the food they give, I think it's worth it!

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We did not receive all that was included in the hibachi meal. We were asked if we’d like mushrooms, didn’t get those either! Our drinks were never refilled. Our chef was just so so. Four of has ordered our filets medium, they were well done. We won’t be back.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Was upset with the wait time. Booked an 8pm reservation and didn't get sat until almost 9. They close at 1030 and we were there just finishing our meals until almost midnight.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I made a reservation over a week ago because a week before I had came with friends and had a great dinner with chef valencia it was amazing and delicious. But this time I came with my husband and a week ago I made reservations and asked for chef valencia I got there on time . I was told to wait . I waited half hour no seats !!!! Then the guy says I may not get my chef requested I said why he said nothing just his trying and made us wait . 15 more mins then a girl calls our name we go to the table . We all wait again for chef , no chef , after 15 mins or more we get a girl chef name jasmine her chef coat was so dirty I was disappointed and I didn’t get chef Valencia it was like we were put on the table on purpose . Chef jasmine started cooking she was terrible the seasoning was off the onion made into volcano she served us she mixed all that oil and smoke with the other cooked onions ???!!! Why no wonder the other folks didn’t eat it . She didn’t cook my lobster it was rear and I just was not happy thou I didn’t want to disappoint my husband and child so I smiled it off since it was our anniversary!! Last I ordered jasmine tea the guy waiter said what’s that you mean green tea I said yes for me and my husband I guess your menu said jasmine tea with meals and I was getting green tea. He took our order for ice cream , we all eate then we waited for our tea , yes waited and waited and waited but the waiter saw us and ignored us . We payed and left . I had the worst evening and we spent $150:00 for this service. If you can give us the chef we requested a week ago tell us !! We will leave or call us . Don’t make us spend our hard earned money for mistakes that’s not ours .
I’m truly still sad my anniversary my dinner sucked . Pls tell your chef to we’re clean coats looked neat and cook right !! Sad

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The chef was lazy and not engaging. Food safety is not taken seriously here. The chef took food off of someone's plate after he had already eaten from it, and put it on the grill where he was cooking everyone else's food. The manager was informed about this, and he seemed less than concerned about the incident and more concerned that he was being bothered. The meal was ruined for us, and we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We choose to go for Easter 🐣 dinner, we invited several friends and had a great time. Thank you for the good food & Drink!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Arrived for 9:30 reservation 15 minutes early, chef did not come to table begin meal prep until 10:35 nor did a server let us know how long our wait would be. Then we were rushed out the door soon as the chef left the table. Normally this place is a personally favorite but my last visit have not been up to par

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Chef Phillip was great....Food was amazing...... always a great time when we come😀

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great hibachi experience tonight, we had the female chef. Food was prepared as we liked it, only wish they would add more of the vegetables to the entree. The Benihana long island tea was perfect, kudos to the bartender.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Ask for Chef Lee, he was awesome. Great experience for our group, will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We enjoyed our meal. The only issue was that it was an hour after we were seated that the chef arrived. Too few chefs for this evening apparently.

Otherwise, folks at the table were nice company. Had not planned on a two-hour meal experience by the time we walked out the door.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This visit was the best. The service was wonderful. I have a wonderful time every time I come here.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We dined for our 11th wedding anniversary. The food was the most flavorful we've had in a while from Benihana. The meald we ordered, two Trio's was not prepared as listed on the menu, to no fault of the chef, as whoever prepared his cart excluded the chicken.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Birthday for daughter in law. Such a fun day.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Overall the experience was good. Nothing stood out as awesome. Service was attentive. We were celebrating a birthday and although it was mentioned to the staff no celebration or mention of it after the initial introductions. I didn’t expect extravagant fanfare but a little extra attention would have been nice.
It was more expensive than other area restaurants similar in style.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The cook was worse I 've ever had as many times I've eaten at this restaurant nothing was seasoned the rice had big chunks in it parts was still white were he didn't mix it good, shrimp was rubbery and the chicken wasn't done

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great Service!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I had a surprise 13th birthday party for my daughter and 13 guests. Mgr. Colin was very accommodating. After arriving Blake was our waiter and was very attentive especially since I had 1 child with a food allergy. Our Chef Eric was AWESOME and ENTERTAINING to say the least! We'll for sure return. Thanks for a wonderful birthday party for my daughter Khambrea.
Pamela

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The WORST experience ever. Waited 15 minutes for drink order to be taken, manager walked by half way thru the meal and scooped up my husband’s chair while he was in the restroom, and it just kept getting more ridiculous. Will NEVER step in that establishment again.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The only drawback was the wait; after we were seated we had to wait for a chef , then we realized that the chef that was cooking at another table was our chef. It deemed that they were short handed on the number of chefs they had .

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Hour late to be sat with reservations. Our chef… Didn’t perform any of the usual tricks… Part of the reason of why you go there. my son chose Benihana for his 11 year birthday and it was not quite the experience we had all hoped for. Very disappointing!
The chef was very nice but off- from the presentation, screwed up orders and did not have enough food…

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our family of 5 went to Benihana Woodlands location for my husband’s birthday. Service was prompt and our chef, Roy, made the night enjoyable. We had a great time and enjoyed the food. The chicken fried rice was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I really loved the ambiance of the place. Very open and friendly. The food was phenomenal and very kid friendly. Best for groups, but a dinner for two will enjoy the festivities as well.

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1.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Short staffed; chef was unenthusiastic and the meal was below average

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

This has always been my grandson's favorite place to celebrate his birthday. He turned 8 with 5 of his last birthdays celebrated here. However, this time was very disappointing ... slow service, food got cold during the presentation, rice not delivered until end of meal, new chef (perhaps in training ?), not nearly the 'show' of past visits, had to ask for ice cream and tea, had to ask for picture of Birthday Group, poor picture (appears to have been a dirty lense), just so much less special than past visits in memory .... overall quality just not the same .... disappointed .... just being straight forward honest ... sorry!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was excellent. Although our shrimp was a little over cooked. Had to flag down our waitress for drink refill and that was if we could find her.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Family member birthday celebration and it was wonderful !!

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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2.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine day and first time there! Great experience

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Experience was awesome. I enjoyed bringing new friends.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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