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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

Benihana - Wheeling Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (29)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Groups (23)
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Kid-friendly (18)
Fun (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Casual (12)
Healthy (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Spicy (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Valentine's Day dinner celebration! Food was delicious, but it is pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I brought my daughters and girlfriend to the wheeling bennihana. We were seated promptly and service was fast. The chef cooked our food really well. I will say it seemed like we were rushed after the chef was done to finish our meal, and pay our bill and leave. But other then feeling rushed and the chef maybe just doing the minimum of what he would normally do show wise..we had a great evening and would consider coming again on a less busy night

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·Dined 3 days ago

Benihana was absolutely amazing. The food is delicious! Service was great. I will most certainly be back. I love this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was a nice evening - although we had a group of six and was hoping for our own table. Our cook wasn't very fun - his show was not great, and didn't speak english, so we were unable to communicate. Food was ok.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Never disappoints. Food is great, service is great. Wife and daughter love the show.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great As always

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great restaurant that I live to go to once very two weeks and the food is always delicious

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Casual, Vegan, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Mad dope homies because the guy did the stuff with the food nah mean?

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Took my daughters there for a fun dinner out. My one daughter is a super picky eater but loved the Hibachi!!! Just a fun, special place to take the kids!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent food, and service!
Really enjoyed our dinner

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Yummy musashi style cooking!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, chef was great, but recommend bringing a full party so you don't need to sit with others who don't have much energy!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great for kids' birthdays! And they're great even with allergies!!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were attending our daughter’s 8th birthday dinner. The server was quite inattentive and we had multiple instance when we had that needed to be bussed with no one in sight. The chef although pleasant did NOT perform any of the “tricks” you would expect to see at a hibachi restaurant. However, what was most upsetting was when we had our cake; the servers had no interest in assisting. Leaving a knife and spatula in a pitcher of water was just pitiful. This is the 2nd year in a row we celebrated here, and needless to say this will be our last. What a disappointment.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We went to celebrate birthdays and were told one of the $30.00 certificates couldn't be used as it was used before. The manager worked out that issue however, it never should have been an issue. Also, we attempted to use two $10.00 bonus cards and were told, correctly that they could not be combined with the birthday certificates. The only problem with that is consistency. We have used those in combination with birthday certificates before, at the same restaurant.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good but service was very slow. It appears that they do not have enough chefs. We waited quite a while between the soup and salad before cooking of our entrees. Because they were understaffed the chef was rushed and not the usual show and confidence for which Benihana is known. Little bit of a disappointment since celebrating our daughter's birthday.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I was excited to try Benihana because I am a fan of Japanese tableside restaurants. I was disappointed in the menu because I feel that they lacked choices. They did not offer combination plates, they did not have a variety of appetizers, and NO GOLDEN SAUCE!! I will stick to inhiban Japanese Steakhouse in Gurnee. The taste of their food is AMAZING!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

it is a very good restaurant. i liked how the chef threw food and caught it in his hat. it is a fun and entertaining restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My daughter's favorite birthday dinner spot and the food was great and good time for our whole family. Still wish they had better ventilation but better than in the past. Fun to sit at grill and have chef flame and chop and flip the food for everyone. Always too much food but it was all tasty and nice ice cream treat for my daughter. Our waiter even took a group photo and had a copy for us before we left. Nice touch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Overly smoky grill blew smoke at 2 out of 5 of our guests like we were at a bonfire. Chef did 2 standards, the onion volcano which fell apart within seconds and the shrimp tail flip into his pocket which couldn’t seem to actually land in his pocket but all over the grill instead. Ordered same drink twice and the second one turned out completely different than the first. The first one was delicious, the second was not. Negligible alcohol, not detectable at all. Not worth the price. Two of our party had upset stomachs the following day. Overall, not going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food, great service! Me and my family love this place and we are loyal customers!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I would’ve given 5 stars but it was cold as hell!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was good , it was very noisy and hard to hear the wait staff or chef.. Sadly our rice, which should have been with our meal wasn't brought out until we were all done. The waitress/hostess was late on bringing our drinks

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We took our 6 year old son to Benihana to try something fun and different and he really enjoyed it. It's fun to watch the food being made and the food was very good. It's very heavy on the oil and butter, but for a special occasion or once in a while, it's worth it for a different experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

In 2017 we visited this location 4 times. Very rude staff. They won't get water when requested. When reported to Manager she was even worst. Manager is not even willing to talk with the customers on their mistakes. She said "let me get back" and disappears. And appears back to offer a $7 dessert on my $250 bill. LOL. I would not recommend nor go to this location for at least next few years. Thanks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

They had no #bussiness at all.The dishes was dirty too on the table. An they had a Mexican man cooking ,what happened to Japanese cook. Over all go down town Chicag0 that’s better. Miles ahead a place called Wildlife was packed full of people. Benihana was empty

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The entertainment side of the meal was very captive. The food was the FRESHEST iv'e had. The selection was quite good. The only things I would say about the prices was that of course, you are paying a higher price on the food to cover the entertainment you are getting. If you wear glasses, bring some wet-naps with you since you are sitting right next to the grill as they are cooking the food!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

way too cramped, my plate was in front of the person to my right. those tables should only be used for 8 IF they are all the same group. service was way too slow and never got the sushi appetizer that we ordered. the service and quality at this location has gone way down hill and is never consistent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Best good we have had at Benihana. The only issue was that the Crispy Spicy Tuna appetizer has been changes and it is really not very good anymore. This used to be my favorite thing on the menu. It is likely that we will go to Benihana less know that our favorite item is no longer good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was extremely slow. Meal was not correct. Chef kept confusing orders. What normally is a pleasant experience at other locations, extremely lacked in wheeling.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The only Benihana my family will go to!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was very good. Packed for New Years but they had plenty of servers, well done .

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was terrible - the guy looked llike he was bored out of him mind while preparing the food. Took forever to get any other type of service and had to find someone to get our check since the staff waiting on us was no where to be found

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a fun experience for adults and kids! The food and service were great as usual.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed the openness with the fire and oil it was not smokey. Loved watching the cooking, would love to see more tricks

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overall, a very good eating experience with very well made food. The chef did miss every trick that he tried to do, and he did not talk communicate with any of us besides asking about our orders and rarity of our steak which are my only gripes but did take away from the experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

There was no problem as far as the food. It was great!!! However, one of the main reasons we dine at Benihana with small children is because of the entertainment value. The cook/server we had was not interactive and didn't do the tricks that we have come to expect when dining there. The children were very disappointed as were the adults.

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