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Benihana - Wheeling

4.4
599 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
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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

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Phone number
(847) 465-6021
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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
Dundee Rd
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 599 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great place. The food was good. You won't leave hungary.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fun place to celebrate family graduation.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great as always

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I hadn’t been here in years and I was very impressed.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Dinner for my daughters birthday. Dinner was great, however we had a party of 5 and we were seated with a party of 4. Typically 8 per table, 9 at our table even considering there were 4 kids at the table, 2 from my party and 2 from the other, was entirely too tight.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Should have a special section for kids under the age of eight. I had a four year old next to me squirming and making noise the whole dinner!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food is good just very pricy far as food goes service was nice

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Well taking a family of 6 and ordering 2 cocktails is pretty pricey. So I would say special occasions only with a larger family.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We made a reservation and when we arrived were taken back right away. Then told we had to wait so we had to go back to the lobby and wait. Not really sure why. We already had a pretty late reservation and didn’t start dinner until about 9:30

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

While the experience was excellent overall, we had decided to come for lunch to have a less expensive menu. We did not know and were not told ahead of time that because it was MOther's Day weekend the dinner menu was being served at all meals for both days. Our lunch for 4 was well over $300.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I (we) have been to Benihana at this location several times in the past always with total satisfaction. Although the fare is a bit on the pricey side and the portion sizes moderate compared to many other establishments, the quality and savory aspects of the meals offered always make the dining experience well worth it. The entertaining and experienced chef at the table also adds to a well worthwhile total package. The wait staff is always attentive and helpful and compliment the clean and unique atmosphere of the restaurant. Open table reservations were convenient and worked flawlessly contributing to our overall pleasure.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We made a reservation for 7 pm 11 pp - half of us arrived 10 min late. But when we gathered we waited 1 hour to be seated and another 35 min for the drinks and Chef. So they take their time.... a lot slower than it should be, and terribly slow for a group with kids .

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

A friend and I went to Benihana to celebrate our birthdays (previous month, but who's telling?!)

We had a wonderful time, the food was great (thank you Chef Edward), service was too ... we were fortunate to have a wonderful group at our table, even though we didn't know anyone when we got there, we were all very friendly by the time we left.

It was so much fun!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Excellent food and great show. Entertaining watching the chef's prepare the food . Never had a bad meal at this restaurant. New dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I have NEVER left here disappointed and I have been coming here since I was a kid. The meal is always good and cooked perfectly, the service is spot on and the cooks always entertain. HOWEVER, my last two visits, I have had Omar as our cook... This man goes above all other cooks to ensure everyone is entertained, he interacts with the guests like no other cook I have seen. He has the entire table laughing with small little comments and questions to the kids at the table that get them thinking. He has us all engaged the entire time with newer tricks and he a great cook.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The food was wonderful-plenty of it and prepared to each of our specifications. Our chef was disappointing however because of his lack of interaction with our table. One of the main reasons we chose Benihana was for the experience as well as the food. I felt that we were attracted to the fun and laughter happening at surrounding tables rather than our own.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was great; chef was great. Host service was not so good. Showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation, but weren't seated until 15 minutes after our reservation time. They were seating walk-ins past us, and asked me 3 times if I had been helped (kept forgetting that I was standing right in front of the host stand. It's a bit frustrating that you get overlooked if you don't scream and push your way to the front.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

While we are fans of Benihana, it is a very expensive meal especially when they do not include ice cream with every meal.

The server also gave me the wrong wine which I noticed after trying it. I asked for the correct one and our server said that she would need to replace it out of her pocket. Clearly she was trying to encourage me to keep what was served to me (which I did). Just disappointing that Benihana has policies in place that make the server responsible for mistakes.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great time celebrating the wife’s birthday!

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We went right when they opened. Because of the reservation we were seated first. The chef was not interactive and did not do anything special but cook and give the food. He even forgot to give the sauces until I said something. 2 of the 4 plates made my party sick and they even forgot the ice cream at the end even after I asked for it because it was included with our meals. This was one of the worst experiences I’ve had.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great experience and lot of fun

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was excellent wish I could say the same for the service. Half the table got plates and drinks filled very quickly, the half I was at not so much and had to ask repeated times,

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Definitely would not go back. There was no usual show with the food, service was poor and for the money the food was not worth it. Overall no one in our party was happy with anything. Will go to Tsukasa from now on

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Not a good experience! It's been awhile since we've been to Benihana, but a friend wanted to go to celebrate her birthday, as it had been enjoyable in the past. It was a Friday evening and we (4 adults) were crowded around a hibachi with a family of 5, including 3 younger kids who spent most of the meal on their phones. The other tables all seemed to seat 8 total. The chef, whom we heard he was fairly new, was not very entertaining, was slow, and did not engage the group at all. The food was mediocre and overpriced. The scallops were overcooked, my husband added shrimp to his meal and didn't get what we paid for, and the chef was so busy catering to the father of the other group (no veggies, more garlic, etc.) the food was very slow in coming. Also, the soda did not include refills but this wasn't mentioned (just found out when the bill showed 6 sodas for the two members of our party drinking them!). Total before tip for 4 was $248. We won't be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Amazing , food , atmosphere, good service

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The chef we had this time was a little too “low-keyed.” We usually have a good time at the time with the other people because the chef gets everyone engaged. This time he just went through the motions. The chef is usually the “headliner” of the show and it’s up to them to put on a good performance. I don’t feel like this one did. Although the food was good, it was kind of disappointing, especially because we were there for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Service was slow, lots of mistakes

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Chef and food so good! Server this time was slow and forgot your drink and food order. Had to wait for drinks throughout dinner. Too many people on table. There should be no more than 7 people to a table. It is usually 8 or 9, way to many. You can barely move to eat or drink. That is the only thing I don't like, everything else is so good.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Horrible customer service from the hostess! Rushed to place our order. They separated our party purposely. Not enough food for your money. And the portions are very small.
Go to Wu’s House instead you will be impressed!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great!
Good food, show and service!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food, helpful staff.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Today it’s Thursday and Benihana was packed. We couldn’t believe how busy the restaurant was on a Thursday night. We decided to eat in the Sushi Bar/restaurant. Jenny was outstanding and she was working hard to keep everyone happy. Wonderful service. I had Chicken Teriyaki with Chicken Fried Rice and my husband had the Sushi/ Sashimi plate which was amazing. 8 pieces of Sashimi and Sushi each. My onion soup and salad were excellent too. Thank you Jenny

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Everything was good except that there are no substitutions with the meal options, 3 people in our party do not eat seafood and shrimp was the appetizer.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great as usual !

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our experience was very bad. We love going to benihanas and we took some friends for their first time. Not a good experience.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had made a reservation for five and ended up waiting 20 minutes past our designated time. Then when they seated us, they squished 9 people in to our table (5 of our party and two other couples) at a table that can really only handle 8. Unfortunately, this meant we couldn't get close enough to the table to eat properly because there was no room. Also, when we ordered drinks the first round took 20 minutes to arrive and was missing one (after waiting 20 minutes to even place an order) and the second took 30 minutes and arrived as we paid the check. Just too busy and too chaotic - wish they would just limit the number of customers to something they can handle. Because it was so busy, the chef didn't do any of the traditional tricks or skills and just tried to cook as fast as he could which was a bit disappointing. But, the food was delicious as always!

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. My family and I came to celebrate my mother in law birthday. This was her first time and she was excited about coming. My husband and I usually go to the one in Lombard which is fantastic but they didn’t have any reservations time that fit us. Wheeling location was horrible experience. Our bill was almost $300 and we would have been better off at a fast food place. No seasoning, not a lot of food, the food was tough, space at the table was tight and not enjoyable. The cook didn’t interact much. Overall, the worse experience

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great time, awesome food, great show

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Enjoyed our experience, went for a business meal with 8 of my co-workers and they had no trouble taking care of all our needs! Thank-you

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

* excellent*good**

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