Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

3.9
279 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
At Benihana in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our food is not only cooked it’s choreographed. Our chefs will have you craving for more as they slice and dice your meal before your eyes. Highly skilled and well-trained, your personal chef will entertain you as they cook such favorites as steak, chicken, seafood and fresh vegetables in traditional Japanese style on a hibachi table.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 279 people are saying
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ShanellS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed your establishment worth the time and money

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Benihana is a great place to go and always consistent in any city. A little pricey but definitely worth it.

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NaeshaS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I love Benihana’s! However, we’ve never been to this particular location. We had reservations for 8:45PM and upon arrival we were told to sit at the bar until our table was ready. Our table wasn’t ready until about 9:10PM. After that, I feel as though everything was being rushed because it was towards the end of the night and closing time soon. It took 10 to 15 minutes for the table of eight to receive drinks! The chef did absolutely no tricks and was not engaged or entertaining at all! I thought the food still turned out well & was satisfying!

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LatashaM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great customer service I will be going back soon

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vipBobPioneer
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I think we caught this location on an off night. Perhaps got the worst chef on the staff. Did not follow procedures. Food was not cooked right and service without a smile. Others tables surrounding us had a much better experience.

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tonyab
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was fantastic! The only concern I have was that there were no covid restrictions in place. We were seated at a table shoulder to shoulder, and although I understand that it's part of the hibachi experience I would have appreciate it if people were spaced out more.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

It's way too expensive for what you get. The food was good but there was no show or performance like at the other restaurants. I could go to Fujiyama get the same meal I got for cheaper and with a better show

I dont think ill be returning and if I do, it won't be for anytime soon

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AracelisN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a birthday and it was supper nice, a little too loud but other than that everything was fine.

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

They were understaffed, and the few staff they had did not know how to do their jobs well. Never got or desserts, no water refills, and no second drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating our exchange students Birthday.
The food was good, we had nice time & its definitely on the pricey side.

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GinaS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were seated in a reasonable amount of time and had our order taken but had to wait over 40 minutes for the cook to show up. Once he came he could not read the order correctly for anyone at the table and even after we explained it to him he made mistakes. My wife ordered the trio and the cook gave her steak to someone that ordered chicken then made her wait until he had cooked everything and cleaned the grill to make her steak so her other food was cold. There were 2 kids at the table and he only made the meat for one and the other had to also wait until the end for their chicken to get cooked. I ordered a teriyaki trio and he did not make any of my meat teriyaki. He burned the onions and the grill was a mess with rice and food everywhere. I have had hibachi many times and he was the worse. He gave some people extra food and others not enough. BUT THE WORSE WAS HIS MASK DID NOT FIT OR STAY OVER HIS NOSE AND MOUTH SO HE HAD TO KEEP TOUCHING AND ADJUST IT AND EVEN WAS SCRATCHING HIS NOSE AND I DOUBT ANY OF THAT IS FOLLOWING COVID GUIDELINES. They automatically added 18% gratuity and I feel that was stealing after the service and bland food.

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KPhelps
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The chef was absolutely disgusting. His apron looked like he was cleaning car engines all day and his nails looked like he was a mechanic. Appearance definitely matters in a dinner with a show atmosphere. He also did various cross-contamination things. For instance when he laid the shrimp out, raw chicken fell ontop of it. When called out he said “it’s gonna be ok because I’m cooking it”.... speaking of shrimp he over cooked it. The shrimp was charred. I was so disappointed. I don’t think I will ever go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Birthday but didn’t get a birthday recognition

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RICHARDF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Dress code is a joke, diners on phones, no social distancing. It appears that dining manners are dead.

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shelwoz
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The quality of food at Benihana is amazing. Awesome and fun place to go to with family it friends. Our dinners were top notch.

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DianaH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The experience was mediocre. Service was slow,I had to ask for my beverages on several occasions, some customers were in conflict with the management team, making me feel a bit unsafe. I was not able to use my birthday savings because I did not print out a hard copy. I found this to be antiquated considering that the menu saving is info and reservations were high tech. This ruined my entire birthday experience as I a senior with limited income I was not prepared to pay thus additional amount. My bill was over $100. I would not return or recommended this restaurant, NEVER.

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Babe
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The onlt way to go is the Trio with fried rice--filet, chicken, and shrimp. Mai tais are a must drink.

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EricaP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best experience I ever had I was so glad I came I love to recommend my friends and family to come out

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vipSarahH
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall, great experience. The restaurant was busy, but service was good. My hibachi filet dinner was on point. My husband said the sushi was delicious. Our kids enjoyed the “cooking show!” And our out-of-town guests really liked their meals, too. We’ll definitely be back in the future.

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MONIQUEH
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Celebrated my grandmother 79th birthday

Good food, service awesome, I visit often

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BillieC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the hibachi and everything was so delicious! We had a great time and look forward to going back again.

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LizS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rude server. Charged us for sushi we didn't eat. Cook was ok..... also had a bad attitude. Food was ok. We've been eating here for years - quality has defiantly gone downhill. Sadly, I will not return.

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BobC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall the establishment is dated and dirty. The food is as good as any Benihana but the noise from all the hoods is a bit overwhelming. Wouldn't go to this location again.

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JohnG
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you’ve been to Benihana’s before, you know what to expect. The young African American woman who greeted us was very pleasant, attractive and engaging. The chef was efficient cooking individual meals for 8 in short, creative order. My food was perfect as was my wife’s. The staff experience was excellent as was the quality of the food. Not inexpensive to be sure but a nice evening out, as expected.

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JayD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a great restaurant. Our first impression was kind of an unprofessional careless service vibe at first. We had to wait 30 mins to start eating. Waiting for rude people to sit in. It was all a weird experiences. I only give it a 5/5 because the Chef and the food he cooked was amazingly delicious. He carried the team. Thanks chef

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hschrade
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, the chefs always put on a good show. Very pricy so we only go for special occasions, but would eat there every day if cost wasn't an issue.

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DarrylB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was overpriced... chicken was dry... the steak and shrimp was good, but everything was upcharged... been to other Japanese Steak Houses with better experience for cheaper price... definitely did not like the automatic 20% gratuity they add to the check... the waitress gets 2 thumbs up, but the experience was boring compared to other similar places... not worth $170 for 4 people.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my nephews 20th birthday our into all reservation was for 6 but they kindly allowed us to adjust as our party grew by time of arrival. The staff were accommodating to our needs and service was very smooth. Food was great always more than can be eaten in one sitting but gave us that extra take home treat! Valet parking was great due to the minimal parking options in the area.

The Apple sake was delish!!

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RachelM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Dim, not very updated, but quick service.

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MarieG
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. It’s always a treat to go amd we love the chicken fried rice.

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JessicaS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were rushed, asked to order drinks and meals immediately upon sitting down. We didn’t receive the rice or one of the sushi rolls we ordered. Mixed drinks were overpriced and had tons of ice. We reserved a table for two, but had to sit elbow to elbow with strangers, and could hardly hear each other. Sushi tasted old; I did not eat it.

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vipJohnH
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! Annual family meal celebrating end of school year & Father’s Day.

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KenishaK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Took my bf for his birthday and we had a beautiful time will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Reservation at 5:30 pm but didn’t get seated until 6:00 pm. Food orders weren’t taken until 6:30. We were with two toddlers so the by the time food was cooked the meal was already spoiled by waiting over 1.5 hours to get a morsel of food. Food and table chef was great but the rest of the experience was unacceptable. We were seated with a terrific couple who was also irritated with the poor service. It wasn’t just about having two kids. The service was just bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant

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SantanaR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Had a horrible experience! The manger was very rude, there was an issue with them applying our bday coupon it was just a mess.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid this restaurant! No COVID precautions, the tables are super close and full. It was very hard to hear even my husband sitting next to me. Very poor service, our waitress didn’t come to check on us until after we finished eating. We didn’t get all of the food we ordered. The restaurant was dirty and very dated. The hibachi chef was very personable, but all of the food was very over cooked. My husband and I both got sick after we left. When our bill came a 20% gratuity had already been added when it was only the 2 of us on the bill, but the waitress had sneakily put that all 7 of us sat at the table were together, but we were most definitely not. Very poor value for the money. Any other hibachi restaurant is much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Super hot. No air or windows. Food was expensive. Entertainment was minimal.

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Willie
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere food was good and they took extra precautions for food allergies.

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DennisR
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I booked the restaurant because of Milwaukee dining week.
The menu looked interesting and I’ve never been to Benihana‘s before. I had to Yakisoba.It lacked flavor and the rice that came with it was totally tasteless

FAQs

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 270-0890.

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI is rated 3.9 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.benihana.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.