Benihana - Westbury

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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 Westbury is located off of Old Country Road next to Bed Bath & Beyond and less than two miles from Roosevelt Field Mall. Take a seat at the bar and enjoy one of our signature cocktails and appetizers as you root for your favorite team, or join us for Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. in our lounge and bar. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more.

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3.9
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3.9
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LeonL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my first time I enjoyed the experience and would definitely visit again.

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Jessy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mask required upon entry. Social distancing was in effect. No wait time. Excellent service. This was my best Benihana experience out of the various locations I’ve visited. Kid friendly.. my 6 year old daughter was amazed and my 1 year old son was in a high chair very excited. Food was amazing and service was Perfect.

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Jrd4
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Other than our appetizer taking a long time, it was a nice dinner

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Came in with 4 adults and 2 children. We wanted to switch our places but the waitress claimed it was not possible even though there were many hibachi tables available. After explaining to the manager that we were not comfortable sitting where we were, she gladly offered to change our place (kuddos to her). We had 2 individuals who's birthday it was and we mentioned them when doing online reservations but it was entirely overlooked and ignored. Food is overall good but the chef was eager to finish the job and leave.

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Anomoyous
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good Food, Good Drinks. Ordered Dumplings & Was Charged For Them but Never Got Them.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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ShannaM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family to celebrate our 14 year olds birthday. He had a blast. Even our 3 year old was entertained. For a family of 5 we spent almost $300 but my husband and I did have 2 cocktails with dinner. The place was very clean and very friendly and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely amazing and delicious

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VincentT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana service was amazing. The food was so fast and on time. The workers were very fast and accommodating. We look forward to coming back soon

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ZulmaQ
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good our cook 👩‍🍳 very friendly. Our waitress. Didn’t understand English that I don’t like she didn’t understand us much.

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ShawnNovatt
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit post-COVID. It was just us and one other couple, each sitting on one side of the grill. I will say I was sat close to someone sitting in a similar spot at the adjoining table, so we moved over one chair just to give us more space. The chef had all clean materials, offered hand sanitizer, and everything was clean. Service was good (except my wife ordered brown rice and we had to ask 3 waitresses to get it when the food was done cooking.). The steak & shrimp were fantastic. The chef was funny. It was a good SAFE time.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Place, Waiters and all very, very good.

They give you so much food and it is so good!

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waitress had a horrible attitude , our chef was boring and kept dropping the utensils on the grill . Overpriced for mediocre food . Used to love it there but won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here numerous times and even during COVID I could have a good time.

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LeiC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food were wonderful the staff is great :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrendous experience. The waiter was nice but didn’t understand anything we asked for.. meanwhile the hibachi chef was yelling on top of his lungs to her just because she didn’t understand English and possibly messed up the entire tables orders while omitting many things. They forcefully sat us next to a terrible family who were rude and disrespectful even after asking to be seated elsewhere. The food was small portions and lacked taste and substance. won’t be back here

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vipRayYanks
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waitress Beatrice was excellent & very attentive. Chef was sloppy and got some of the orders wrong.

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RickN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. I feel the prices were a little expensive. The noise level was too loud. Should have been some quiet soothing music.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 18, 2020

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

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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vipDrKH
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food OK. Service kinda slow ...

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 11, 2020

DrKH, 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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My moms 70th birthday

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MatthewS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waited a half hour for a table with a reservation. Then another 15 minutes before we got a drink order in. It was Sunday at 630 and wasn't that busy. When you are with kids they only have a certain amount of time they can wait. Everything was finished at 9, so 2 and a half hours on a Sunday night. Our waitress was very nice and kept apologizing for the delay.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 5, 2020

Matthew, 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We have been to Benihana many times but tonight experience was by far the worse experience I have had at any restaurant I have been too. Waited 20mins just to sit which I get it they were busy but others were trying to flirt with the hostess so they could go in Front of everyone and if I wasn’t staring her down I know she would have allowed them to go ahead. Also keep in mind we had reservations. Then we got an attitude because when she called our name she didn’t hear me knowledge her then we went to sit down and there was not enough room at all they tried to fit 10 adults and 2 high chairs at a table I was sitting on top of the person next to me the whole night and when I said there wasn’t enough room the hostess with another attitude said I can wait longer for the next table. Also had to ask 3 times for a high chair. Then the drinks took forever and the salad and soup came after the chef started to cook. And if that wasn’t enough the chef had no idea who ordered what kept changing plates. I ask for plain chicken for my son and he gave that to someone else then gave me teriyaki chicken which he couldn’t even eat. The cherry on top was that usually they take a picture when it’s your birthday and they did not. This is a horrible experience and I’m really debating if I will ever go back.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 5, 2020

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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vipMarni
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

We waited over an hour for our table. Our initial reservation was for 7:15pm. We called to see if it was possible to change to 6:15 instead, and the phone just kept ringing and ringing- no one answered. We showed up at 6:15 and asked the hostess and she assured us that it wouldn't be an issue. Fast forward 1 hour of waiting in a jam packed entryway filled with screaming children...and we were seated at 7:25. We were pretty annoyed, because the hostess had assured us that we would be fine moving to a 6:15 reservation despite ignoring the ringing telephone. The wait staff was wonderful, but the management was awful at managing the seating arrangements. There wasn't an inch of space in the entryway- it was packed with at least 50-60 guests also waiting to be seated. Needless to say, we won't be back to that location.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 5, 2020

Marni, 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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MatthewB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Seating system is frantic at best.. Just a hundred people crammed into the general entry way. If your table is ready, a host walks into the middle and screams out your name.. Maybe you hear it.. Just total disorder. Get seated and the wait, part 2, begins. It may have been 15 minutes before menus arrived. Drink orders were taken. 15 minutes later, drinks arrive. Ultimately the food is what it is.. You're paying for the "experience." There is definitely no value in the pricing. The food quality is good, but feels arbitrary as it's up to the cook to dole out what he perceives on the receipt he's reading from.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 5, 2020

Matthew, 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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Veronica143
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wedding anniversary as always. The server Kay was wonderful and as was both bartenders. The chef was amazing as always.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Veronica, for allowing us to be a part of the special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food Great Time !

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 11, 2020

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

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Legoswimmer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & entertainment . accommodates all dietary needs

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 11, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Requested specific chocolate cake, not available. One sad waitress singing happy birthday :(

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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JohnK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Benihana is consistently good. Always tasty and plentiful servings. The only thing that makes the experience any different is the chef. Some are more entertaining during the preparation of your food , others are all business.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you John, for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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Cags
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although we had a bit of a wait past our reservation time. We understood it was a holiday weekend and we made the best of it. Everything was as to be expected. The kids enjoyed themselves. But I did notice that the chefs didn’t do any of the tricks or show that they normally do. Everyone seemed in quite a rush, but again I’m sure it was because of the hustle and bustle of the holiday weekend.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on March 5, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We had a 5:45 reservation did not get seated till 6:30 after standing because the server sat us at a table that had to many people and not enough seats
My mother has breast cancer and is undergoing chemo and was inconvenienced by standing for 20 mins with all the confusion
Not sure if i will return spent $170
Was not worth it

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 18, 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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Veronica143
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Been going there since it opened

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 28, 2020

Awesome Veronica! On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty!

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KenishaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very goid and the chief was very amazing i will definitely refer there to a friend and i will most likely to go back

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you Kenisha for your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

830 reservation didn’t get seated until 10

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 18, 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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Mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations 2 weeks in advance to find out that they were not honoring reservations. They completely ruined valentines day for my date and I. Thank god for mama Theresa's in westbury for quickly accommodating us for valentines day dinner.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 18, 2020

Mark, 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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PamelaR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except for the wait time. We arrived at 7:30 for a 8:15 reservation and we were seated at 9:30

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you Pamela, for sharing your feedback! Come back soon!

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DanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I am utterly embarrassed for the experience I had at Benihana Westbury tonight. This is not a stab at the staff, but rather of the ownership and management. I made an 8pm reservation for a party of 2 and did not get seated until 9:30pm. Our chef, Jose, was beyond excellent. If not for him, my night would have been in shambles, but Jose grasped the moment and rose to the occasion. He was motivated and exuberant, while his management and ownership team gave him every reason not to be. The bar was understaffed, the hostesses couldn’t get enough time to even grab a menu, and on top of all of this, we were informed that there was a regular menu and a “valentines menu” aka a menu featuring only the highest priced items. To say I would not come back is accurate, but in addition, I would not recommend to anyone eating at such a high caliber restaurant and receiving the slightest bit of comfort on such a special occasion. Again, the staff was amazing in such poor circumstances and upper management failed them.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dan, 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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Julia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

No vegetarian options. All you get is tofu mushrooms and onions. They really don’t have food options if you don’t eat meat.

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 18, 2020

Julia, we apologize for your experience. Your feedback helps us to make improvements. We sincerely hope you will return to visit us at any one of our restaurants. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual

Benihana - Westbury
Responded on February 28, 2020

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

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Benihana - Westbury does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Benihana - Westbury also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 222-6091.

Benihana - Westbury is rated 4 stars by 1670 OpenTable diners.

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

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