Benihana - Chicago

4.4
756 reviews
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$30 and under
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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. The new 8,814 square-foot restaurant is located at 875 North Michigan Avenue, inside the John Hancock Center. Guests looking for the iconic Benihana dining experience can be seated at one of 22 teppanyaki tables. The restaurant also features a sushi bar, cocktail lounge and outdoor patio where guests can enjoy fresh sushi options or vibrant cocktails while enjoying the lively atmosphere of the Magnificent Mile.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had Benihana in the past from various locations but this experience at the Chicago location was far the BEST experience I’ve ever had. I’m so glad I chose to go there for my birthday! I’ll be back soon

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place! Excellent food, nice chef that do the show while cooking
Don’t miss!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

terrible service for the price paid. dirty work station, lackluster performance and presentation.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food was fabulous

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's great to know a Branch of our Favorite Japanese Steakhouse is on Michigan Ave. Service is always Topnotch and attentive. We love that the Super Fresh Food is prepared RIGHT In Front of You. Plus Green Tea Ice cream.!!!

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SB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The host staff was friendly. We had a reservation and table was ready in time. Our waiter took our drink orders and never returned again. We had to eat a whole hibachi cooked meal without any refills. The waiter that delivered the salads and soup was very gruff and basically threw the items at us. The chef was very nice... we did not get our rice for our meal until after we had all finished the rest of our meal... it was white rice that was.not cooked by chef but supposed to be brought out by waiter that brings out salads and that was only after it was asked for by a party at our table.... it was 4th of July so busy, but waiters only had one room as it appeared and each one was only responsible for either drinks or soup and salad.

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k
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Terrible front management. Host stand does not make eye contact or seem capable of managing the front. . Gave away our reservation then was like “oops.” Took visitors from out of state. Don’t bother. Talk them out of it.

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AD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and overrated, Benihana lacks any amount of substance or flavor. Instead, the glorified grill uses its open stove experience to make up for its lack of any seasonings or service. Although not rude, the staff was not attentive in serving or clear in seating.

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B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Yes, but my boyfriend and I got really sick after eating here so we had to end our trip early. I’m not sure if the chicken was cooked all the way through.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it everything was great wonderful experience , I will have to go back

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fine, would return.

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NW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that we didn't like about the night was that we had to wait over 20 minutes for a table with a reservation, other than that the experience was wonderful and the food was Fantastic 😊👌😍

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ES
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable, entertaining evening out with the family. My 3year old granddaughter was totally happy. Food was excellent. Staff was awsome.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!! The chef was awesome! We will return soon.

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RB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding! The food was absolutely amazing! The chef was very entertaining and attentive!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service will come back if in the city again

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FA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food. Loved the picture with birthdays and that they sing to you. I also really enjoyed the ice cream with a candle for a birthday celebration

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KE
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the family for my middle son's Graduation! I was an enjoyable day and Bennihanna helped with making it more of a special day! Thank you!

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Not the Downtown location. Our cook was slow and the waiter had an attitude. It wasn’t a good experience.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Benihana is always a solid experience. The food was very good as usual.

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible the cook had no personally actually was wired as heck. Had an empty drink all night couldn’t get a refill an the place was super loud pass on this restaurant one more thing had recervations for 8 didn’t get seated til 830 because they were backed up

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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S
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent customer service, wonderful location and great atmosphere!

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PR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Portion of the food is small; not worth the price. They only give you white rice for the entree; there's an upcharge for fried chicken rice (my friend barely had chicken in hers). The shrimp appetizer is a joke as they cut your shrimp in tiny pieces like you're a kid. TBH, Hamadas in Tinley Park is the best hibachi grill!

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YW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Awesome 👏 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Via OpenTable makkelijk en goed gereserveerd.
Als terugkerende gasten al bekend met het show-aspect van de kok aan de plaat. Blijft een leuke intro zeker voor de gast die we meenamen en die het gekletter nog niet kende. Eten was heerlijk as always al was de aangekondigde uiensoep meer een kippensoep met een enkele uienring.
De gastvrouw was wat opdringerig in het vragen of de salade wel of niet opgegeten werd maar overall wel vriendelijk en behulpzaam.
Was weer goed weerzien voor ons bij BeniHana.

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always so good at Benihana. My family and I are always there,We love it.

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t
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been to a Benihana's before, and I can say that it is well worth the value. Dinner was delicious and the performance of the chef was fantastic. The restaurant was admittedly crowded but the noise level was tolerable and I could always hear the conversation. 5/5

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique place and food is very good. If you're looking for a new experience, try it!

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EJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thanks for this delightful experience...food was delicious and drinks were favorable.. Recommended for all

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its pricey but well worth it, very delicious food

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Entertaining fun dining experience. Noisy and smoky but that’s all part of it! Staff friendly and helpful.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special Dinning

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Although the food was great, the service was super slow. We sat for at least 30 min before our server came back to check on us and refresh our drinks.

Everything else is 5 stars though so pick your battles.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lutheran service was awesome always a great place to go eat dinner

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C
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my son here for his 10th birthday and it was awesome! Our waiter Doh was very attentive and gave good recommendations and chef Roman was very personable, funny and had some cool tricks. They even cane and sung happy birthday to my son. He really enjoyed himself and we will be going back!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took family out for dinner while traveling for work.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The waitress was rude and questioned my intelligence! She tried to STEAL my money and did ask if that was her TIP YET DECIDED TO KEEP IT AND I WASNT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TIP!!!! I am highly annoyed with this establishment! The hostesses are extremely nice which somewhat makes up for the lack of service. Will be calling corporate still because I’ve had too many issues at this location.

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AR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Three of us arrived at a backdoor entrance. No one acknowledged us for 7 minutes. There needs to be lettering on the door that says continue to front desk to the right. We watched several other patrons do the same.
Our Chef was young and inexperienced and had a bad hand but he did the best he could. Server was excellent

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