Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

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328 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.

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 328 people are saying
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AlainaH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son had a wonderful time celebrating his 16th bday.

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LauraS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So much fun! A great way to celebrate a birthday!

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AlexJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I made reservations. Waited fifteen minutes to be seated. Waited another fifteen to get a server. I went for my birthday which has been a tradition for years and we were no longer offered a picture. We ordered food we never received. Had to have the bill fixed twice. Service seriously lacking. The cook was great. I agree with other reviews that the food has gotten expensive and the experience isn’t meeting the price point. Hibachi dinners include dessert on the menu but only one was offered (because I told them it was my birthday). Seems like I need a new restaurant for my tradition.

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Bougie
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner for my 17 year old daughter. She had a great time we all did! Awesome service and great food.

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ShariD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!!

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AlanG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good. The chef was excellent. The server was a bit slow, perhaps due to the number of customers at the time. The worst part was how smokey the restaurant was due to a number of tables not turning on the vents while cooking. The noise level was almost unbearable. It was very difficult to hear what the server was saying or asking. I also wish she would have slowed her speech a little. Her accent and rapid speech pattern made it very challenging to understand, especially with the noise level. But, all the employees were very cordial and tried to make the dining experience enjoy.

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WendyS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seems like the portions have gotten smaller but the prices are higher. Service was attentive. Wasn't offered a birthday picture.

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LizS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We love coming here. Yesterday was very bad service, food was just ok…. & we spent over $300…

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KennyC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was great. A tad bit smoky as the hood was malfunctioning but not horrible. Overall a fun time.

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First
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sitting very close to people. And they factor in gratuity in your bill at 20% .

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TomasitaG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was great, but it seems they cut the food portions down and had to ask about the complimentary photo when we never did in years past.

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KatherineO
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Christmas Eve meal.

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KathyK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We celebrated a birthday with 7 people and had a fabulous time. Our chef was fantastic and I think that makes all the difference! Food was delicious!

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Chad
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food wasn't as good as the old Benny. Service was great. We had a new chief with more heart than skull but overall he was hard working

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LisaW
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never been to this location. Great service and food. It was a little loud but it was a room full of people. Would dine here again.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We ordered the beef julienne which according to their menu contained this: BEEF JULIENNE

Teriyaki beef* with green onions and mushrooms grilled in a homemade teriyaki sauce.

We only received the beef, also soup was supposed to be included which we didn’t receive and no one asked us how our food was once we received it.

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steffik
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Too expensive and you have to pay for noodles or fried rice. That should be part of the meal. Choice of white rice, fried rice (no chicken) or noddles. We weren’t advised that noodles was an up charge. Noodles weren’t very good. The chicken was just seasoned with salt and pepper. The shrimp wasn’t cleaned very good. The chef didn’t have much of a personality.

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JeffreyP
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Wendy was tremendous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Good service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience

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Jamacee19
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Fair at best, low value. Only reason for visiting was to take advantage of a gift card we received. Restuarant had a cold ambiance, felt and looked dirty. Food OK - but way overpriced. Same with drinks. Much better choices to be had in MKE

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was nice for our anniversary

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LeahS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived very early for our reservation and they were very accommodating. Lots of fun and a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and no wait

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XavierR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

While the food was very good, the ambiance was very cold. The hibachi area is a very tight fit and too brightly lit. Art in the walls looked as if it came from target. It did not feel authentic at all. Food was far too expensive for the overall experience.

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Chicagoain
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Only thing I did not like was that they automatically charged me a 20% gratuity. It wasn’t that I wouldn’t have done it anyway, our server was a delight, but auto charging I don’t agree with.

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DateNight
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our chef was amazing and funny. However, the food was not that great.. the teriyaki beef was amazing, but the rest of the "5 courses" was average. Our waitress was not good at all: she took 20min just to bring drinks, and both times she said she would come back, she did not. She had to be flagged down by the chef even tho we could see her at the counter for most of our show. The bathrooms were also not well kept. I was really excited to go here from everything I had heard and this was supposed to be a real treat, but besides the chef, it was a let down and not worth how expensive they are.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

Way to loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was awesome. He did a great job checking on us and was very prompt and friendly. Food was cooked perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cook looked rushed! Sloppy food presentation. Dripping sauce and food everywhere.

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GailD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and entertainment who could ask for anything more. Had a great time and met some nice people too.

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vipDaniel
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Mediocre at best. Screwed up order.
Hibachi was boring. Did an onion volcano but that was it.
Wouldn’t go again.

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vipdodo
Milwaukee
41 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Never more

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Brie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I chose this restaurant because we could make a reservation before a show and other restaurants were not open on a Tuesday night. The food was good and prepared well. We had steak, chicken, scallops and shrimp with our hibachi. However the restaurant was not clean. I found crusty old rice bits on my napkin and at the bar where we were asked to wait for our table. The floors and carpet were also dirty. All of the shades were closed in the restaurant, even after the sun set, preventing any views of downtown Milwaukee and essentially killing the ambiance.

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ElizabethN
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our chef was awesome and service was top knotch! Food was delicious.

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Rackman
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

My double Jack and Pepsi was watered down and prob a single, at a premium price…

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ShawnB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had a reservation at 5:00PM. Was not seated until 5:30PM. No food until 6:15PM. They make you sit in a dining area before actually seating you. Food was ok. Too expensive for what you actually receive.

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Angelar
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good atmosphere i had nice time and the chef was very good

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a good time Matt great people at our table

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

First off this was our first visit here ever. The hype is all a LIE!!!! My daughters 20th birthday was reserved the cook at our table was boring and did no tricks or anything. Not sure because he wasn’t Asian but the other Asian cooks were doing tricks n being interactive at other tables. The seating is extremely close to people behind you. The ladies behind us were talking about their breast sizes smh. The waitress was social talking while our table waited minutes for her to turn around as we were ready to get our bills and go. The food was horrible omg first the portion size for the price is ridiculous the plate wasn’t filled he cut shrimps in half I had maybe 2 pieces of zucchini so no veggies really the rice portion extremely small it was not seasoned well. I got sick off this food when I got home for 2 days on toilet. We stated at the table while he was cooking we would never come here or recommended it to anyone especially celebrating something special n if it’s your first time definitely not worth it. Over priced no good portions non seasoned no excitement except the loud conversations around you from other guest. I highly recommend Fujuimi on Oklahoma. Great service food tastes good more seasoned definitely bigger portion sizes and price reasonable for what you’re paying for. We’ll never eat at Benihanas again.

FAQs

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

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI is rated 4 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

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.