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Benihana - Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

3.9
3.9
429 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 270-0890

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 429 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Kid Friendly

  • Wisconsin

    Good for Groups

  • Milwaukee

    Kid Friendly

  • Milwaukee

    Good for Groups

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  1. LC

    LCWM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The service was fine. However, the building was a little run down and in need of some TLC. Bathroom floors were sticky despite being very early into the dinner service. Menus were old, faded, and sticky as well.
  2. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Not great. Our server messed up our drinks. The Chefs timing on our food was off, so things were cold. The salad, I think had parm crisps, that had turned to mush, making the salad inedible. And then, and auto gratuity of 20% on a party of 3. $165 for family of 3, and it was terrible.
  3. L

    Lara

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    The service was fine. Food was good nothing mind blowing. Would not go again if I didn’t have a gift certificate.
  4. L

    Luke

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my Birthday and it was a very nice experience. The spicy fried rice is to die for.
  5. CC

    CarlaC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. The chef was such a good vibe.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was just okay. Nothing great. No Crab Rangoon, No Root Beer, 2 flavors of Japanese Soda and No Avocado. Would not substitute Broccoli for Mushrooms. We always like Japanese Hibachi. This place needs some updates considering the high cost. Foods did taste good though.
  7. TA

    ToddA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent but service was very rushed by both our waiter and the chef. There were plenty of tables open/available while we were there, so there was no need to rush us through. The Hibachi chef also did not do the full performance for our grill table as other chefs were doing at their grill tables. We felt cheated since we had looked forward to dining at Benihana's for quite some time. (We live near Madison so it is a good drive to Milwaukee for dinner.) We have dined at Benihana's several times before and were never rushed through as we were this time accompanied by some friends who were dining there for their first time.
  8. LM

    LoriM

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It is insanely loud. I couldn’t even hear my daughter, who was seated next to me. Our server was going through the motions and couldn’t have cared less. Our medium rare steak was well done and was like chewing leather. It was also extremely hot in the restaurant and it was not an enjoyable experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing n so much fun
  10. BC

    BrittneyC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was good as always and great experience. Always seated with great people to :)
  11. KD

    KDAW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was great and made my husband's birthday feel amazing. Except for the host. We needed to circle the block one time to get parking, the rest of our party was already at the restaurant. The host had the party call us to confirm we were still coming. It wasn't even our reservation time yet. We got there at 550pm our reservation were at 6pm.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The cook didn’t season the food well (sometimes not at all). And the shrimp wasn’t cook enough. We asked if he was new and he wasn’t.
  13. s

    sherryp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    It was dirty, disorganized and the reputation was not built on this location. My shoes stuck to the floor, the bathroom waa dingy and don't look at the ceiling. The chef did not hold any entertainment value.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything went great!
  15. HH

    HeatherH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was phenomenal! And the server was great, wonderful and pleasant personality. We were bringing our friends here who have never been to a Benihana and we’re used to the chef doing more tricks which he didn’t. It was very late so maybe that’s why?
  16. D

    Deyne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Rude tablemates, subpar food, small portions and very expensive prices.
  17. TR

    TrinaR

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service, ambiance and great food!!
  18. JB

    JenniferB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing and we always enjoy but this was by far our best experience
  19. SW

    SonyaW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great dining experience however to be that close to the water, it would have been nice to have a view of the river
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it !
  21. L

    Leggs

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for anniversary and it again did NOT fail!!
  22. MG

    MarieG

    Columbus

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday. It is always a good meal and company.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is always really good, but the portions seem to keep getting smaller. Shrimp tempura always came on a bigger plate with veggies, and this time, I got a small plate with just shrimp. Server was friendly but it seemed to take her a long time to check on us considering the restaurant wasn’t very busy for a Saturday night and there were a handful of servers just standing around. My favorite restaurant in Milwaukee, but I won’t be able to eat there as often as I’d like anymore because the prices keep increasing while the portions are getting smaller.
  24. MP

    MikeP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Service for this location has been reviewed poorly, but that wasn’t my experience. Friendly, attentive, and available. Chef wasn’t very talented, but made up for it by being super friendly. Food quality was not so great. Shrimp was super tough, “filet mignon” had a lot of grizzle, and yum yum sauce was anything but. Everything else was fine. They didn’t have the desert we wanted, but things happen. My 8 year old son loved the experience, and that was my objective, but if this was a date, I would’ve been very disappointed.
  25. MG

    MichelleG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Server gave better service to other tables. Rushed us through our order, after asking if our first time and we told her yes. No offer of tea at end of meal. Ambiance was old n tired, dirty rugs no real decor. Wasn’t worth the price.
  26. DB

    DeBo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to eat very clean and efficient. Service was very good and the food was excellent.
  27. D

    Debp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The atmosphere is absolutely outdated and has gone downhill the food was good however you did not get enough the prices are ridiculous!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    There were 3 guys who were harassing the host, one of whom was naked in the parking lot when we arrived. The host told them several times that they were booked and didn’t have any last-minute seating. The guys kept harassing him. Meanwhile, we had been waiting an additional 20 minutes past our reservation to be seated. The guys harassing the host set off the fire alarm. That got handled, and we were finally seated. Not 5 minutes later, the 3 guys who were harassing the host were seated…at our table with our younger children. Two of the three guys went to the bathroom and were gone a very long time. One kept coming back and forth and finally dragged his friend back to the table, who had been shooting heroin in the bathroom and had too much. That gentlemen was no longer belligerent but could not sit upright in his chair. Finally, one of three guys dragged him out to their car, left him there, and came back to finish their meal. For this ridiculousness, we paid $230 and felt concerned for our safety the entire time we were there. Management should have never seated these 3 guys after their terrible behavior downstairs and after repeatedly telling them they were booked. They certainly shouldn’t have seated them with a family with young children. Just atrocious all the way around. After 15 years, we will no longer come to Benihana for our special occasions.
  29. R

    Rande

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Chef was excellent. Server was very good. Food was okay. Salad was disappointing. Plastic spoon for soup...ridiculous what are we 6 yo?
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    出てくるのに1時間かかりました。 味は美味しいので残念です。
  31. ME

    MEB3535

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Short staffed and unapologetic about seating us 30 min after our reservation and not taking our drink order until 1hr after our reservation. No bar service while waiting in dingy lobby. Even the hibachi chef was so over worked that he barely brought any enthusiasm to the effort. I will not be returning.
  32. d

    dave

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Restaurant itself a bit dated, service a little rough around the edges but overall a good Benihana experience. Just watch your bill, they automatically add a 20% tip regardless I’d your party size (we had four). That’s about what we would have tipped, but sure didn’t want to tip twice!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great show and fantastic meal. Can’t wait to go back!
  34. KJ

    KathyJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Depending on chef you get, experience varies. Some have many tricks, some only a few.
  35. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and service is amazing. However they need to invest and do a remodel. The place looks very run down and dingy.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrrible experience. They were running a hour behind. Not clean. Bartender took 40 minutes to bring drinks. Owner, manger, and wait staff is very unprofessional. Chef also rushed the experience. They also force 20% gratuity but service is not worth 20%. NEVER Again!!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Horrible waitress we were there for 2 1/2 hours she forgot to put in a few orders at our table Another famiky at the table was disappointed First visit and last!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother's day
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My experience at Benihana‘s is very simple I will never ever go to Benihana‘s again the food was wrong it was burnt there was no decency of trying to make it better there’s customer service sucked not to mention the drinks never were refilled and most importantly there is negativity in the area and there was fighting going on with the Way waitress as well as other possible people and all I’m gonna say is I will never ever ever ever go back to a Benihana’s and I am ending my membership with Chef’s Table today
  40. L

    Lisa

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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 429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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