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About Benihana - Wheeling

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. Take a walk around our restaurant and learn about Japanese culture with our Japanese artifacts such as a bridal kimono, or take a seat outside and enjoy the tranquility of our outdoor koi pond. Please remember that we are closed between lunch and dinner from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We reopen for dinner and Happy Hour at 5 p.m. Although reservations are not required, they are recommended.

150 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DINNER:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Dundee Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 465-6021

Website:
http://www.benihana.com/locations/wheeling-il-wh

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON SIZZLE.
The more you give, the more you get.
For a limited time, RECEIVE A $10 PROMOTIONAL CARD WHEN YOU PURCHASE $50 IN GIFT CARDS. Offer available 11/14/17 – 12/31/17. Promotional Cards valid 1/2/18 – 3/31/18.

Benihana - Wheeling Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (24)
Fun (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Good for Groups (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Romantic (7)
Casual (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Authentic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The service was great. Especially Adrian and Navor. Omar the chef was awesome as well.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined 5 days ago

Father-in-law was in town from Pennsylvania for his birthday. Wanted to take him somewhere special, and he never went to a hibachi before so thought Benihana would be a great idea. We hyped up how entertaining it is with spinning eggs, throwing shrimp in your mouth, etc. Got none of that except for the onion fire and train. Very disappointing after I mentioned the birthday and we want a good show and they said “Yes, yes”

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent chef who cooked everything to perfection. Overall very good experience, but person who took our order had problems getting our coupons done which he finally did accomplish after lengthy delay. Will definitely come back for special occasions as food is delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our family celebrates many birthdays at Benihana. We went for my 5 y/o granddaughter's birthday but she was a little overwhelmed by the noise and people. The staff, from the waiters to bus persons to the cooks, could not have been nicer about making accommodations for her. Although we didn't have a formal birthday celebration, she had a great time and we all had a great meal. Both she and her younger brother were crazy about the soup!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was the first time taking my kids to Benihana. They were very excited. However, our waiter could barely speak English so had difficulty taking our order. Then the chef did not interact at all and did not do any of the "performance" aspects that is the key to this whole experience. We could have gone to any other restaurant just to watch someone cook without speaking or interacting with us. Highly disappointing all around!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I guess we just weren't a lively group.
Very subdued chef. Although I saw the food seasoned still was bland.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was really good. Fun time. Service was outstanding. Server kept our drinks refilled and always checked if we needed anything.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was disappointed when I recommended this place to my friends because the chef performs while cooking which is very entertaining. Much to my disappointment nothing like this happened. The chef rubbed two knives together and that was it. He started cooking our meal.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

very good experience, good food, good service and sitting was on time

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

we have gone to many Tepan grills. this one was very quiet, the chef never spoke or interacted, nor did he really look like he wanted to be there. Too expensive for that kind of treatment. additionally the food was not very good. the steak lacked flavor and the shrimp was not very tasty.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really good food. I like their menu. It shows the number of calories of every meal. Very helpful. The children are always having a lot of fun there. We love the place.

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Today Benihana was pretty good. We had the Chicken Teriyaki and Yakisoba with steak. Very good Yakisoba and fried rice. A nice surprise.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always enjoyable meal

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Celebrated three family birthdays. Noise level high and table not conducive to conversation. Server was ok but not helpful. Cook had good knife skills but did not smile once, do any tricks besides the volcano and couldn't have looked more disinterested. Fire him! Fancy cranberry/vodka drink over priced and had the same effect as carbonated water. Birthday singing was ok and group picture nice. All in all none of us will be returning, ever. A fun show was expected during dinner, we got none. Angry I spent my money and disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great experience for our family! Lots of fun, food was great.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went here for my birthday they knew it was my birthday and they normally take you picture of the group you're with and they didn't, they didn't achkonwledge my birthday at all. My sister want Tofo and they were completely out of tofo at 2 PM, they gave her a dish she didn't even like and charged her for it like it had meat in it, but there was no meat, the cook forgot to make my fried rice also. This was a bad experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was our first time we all absolutely loved it. My kids being as picky as they are tried everything and loved the new experience. Staff was all very polite.

Tags: Scenic View, Spicy, Romantic, Organic, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Benihana is always a fun night out. We had Chicken Teriyaki and Surf Side ( Calamari, Colossal Shrimp and Scallops ). The food was good but a little too much salt. It’s fun talking with other people.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was tasteless, undercooked and overpriced. Drinks were weak. Sent back twice. Others at same cooking area complained as well. Left leaving $0 tip which I have never done in my life. I will be surprised if this restaurant stays in business.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wedding proposal

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Sons birthday we were celebrating wasn't cooked right but they cooked him another the right way - portions seem smaller for the price usually cook does a lot more tricks

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I love Benihana and I love the face that since I’m a vegetarian they cook my food first. Great cooking show and great customer service. I eat here at least twice a month.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food at this location was absolutely vile. And the experience was even worse. Starting with the bartender who could not have been bothered to ask us what we would like to drink and instead felt it necessary to turn his back on us and watch the television. Leading up to the dinner which was horribly overcooked had entirely too much salt and when the meals came they had forgotten my dates meal altogether. Besides the fact when you’re done you feel like you need a shower to degrees yourself from sitting so close to the grill. After ordering an extremely overpriced bottle of sake and eating that horrific food I spoke to the manager. She was absolutely impossible to deal with extremely defensive and did not or was not willing to listen to a thing I had to say. As restaurant tour I can also tell you that I saw many cases of cross-contamination In less than cleanly work environments. If anything I would urge you to stay away from this particular location and if you are in the area and looking for this type of food I would go to Ron of Japan in Northbrook Illinois. This restaurant not only is on cleanly but has some of the worst staff I have ever met in my 30 years in the restaurant business.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

So different from years ago when there were no range hoods above the tables.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Went with a group to celebrate my daughter's 7th birthday, and a great time was had by all! The food is absolutely delicious and the chef's presentation of their culinary skills is fun and exciting. It's like watching a cooking show while enjoying dinner! Our chef Omar was incredibly talented, kept the entire table laughing and paid special attention to the kids. My daughter had an amazing time and has already asked to go back. Highly recommended- it is a unique experience and the food is great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Benihana is always fun and the food is great. This time was no exception everything they do is always very consistent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We always have a great experience. I will say that the hostess was pretty rude. Never welcomed us and did not even really look at us. Other than that it was a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The chef didn't do all the cool stuff they usually do

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

very nice chef was great along with the service and the place is very cool my sons 1st time will come back with friends!!!!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Good food the chef was not terrific. Didn't compare to the chef on our last visit

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was extremely over priced. The filet was over cooked. The chef did very little in the way of entertaining and what he did do, he kept dropping the utensils. The chef also had a hard time finding things on the cart and had to go back to the kitchen at least twice. Not sure if he was just having a bad night or what, but the person that took our order was hovering around watching him. That seemed rather odd, and she even came up and whispered in his ear once. We've been to many teppanyaki restaurants before. This one is definitely not at the top of the list.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our service was professional and friendly however, our food was prepared one at a time. So we were faced with either waiting and eating cold food or eating one at a time and watching our companions eat.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food. Kids love it. Always fun. Never had a bad time at Benihana.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Had to wait about 15 mins to have a chef for our hibachi after being seated

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We do enjoy Benihana. Love the shrimp sauce with the shrimp!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Poor service starting from front desk and ending on waitress, who dropped 3glasses of ice water on the floor and never ended up wiping it. Oil (I hope) dripping from the hood straight to our food!!! The cook was ok, he could share a smile since kids were so excited about his tricks and cooking. Very serious, focused on the task. Very dissapointing experience in general. Not worth the money. It was our second and last visit, at least to that location.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I love Bennihana! I love the consistency in food taste. I recommend it to anyone who loves shrimp especially. Hibachi shrimps is my family's favorite. So for my older's son birthday we decided to invite his friends, all 12 years old, to Bennihana. I called to request the most entertaining chef, when we get there I mentioned it again, and we got Marco (I believe his name was) probably the least entertaining chef there is. Basically we could have taken the regular table and have the food cooked in the kitchen. I am so disappointed in Bennihana in Wheeling IL. Most of those kids were for the first time in Bennihana and what they experienced was pretty much a guy cooking on our table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always awesome and consistent! Good for all occasions and group sizes.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Terrible Food
Chef didnt put on a show
The kids menu is not very clear as to which drink are free refills
They charge extra for fried rice

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

They were very accomodating and disnt cut corners on the experience and service, my family and I had a great time celebrating my Birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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