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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.
Wheeling, IL 60090
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Benihana - Wheeling Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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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