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Benihana - Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

3.9
3.9
407 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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Booked 12 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 407 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
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Good for Groups

  • Milwaukee

    Good for Groups

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  1. MG

    MarieG

    Columbus

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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。

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!!!

  16. 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!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother's day

  18. 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

  19. L

    Lisa

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious!

  20. CY

    CamilleY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great Place!! Kid friendly and I have been bringing my family and friends here for years!! Love it! Great customer service!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Over priced and not worth it

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    Food was very lightly seasoned... Bland almost

  23. M

    Moemoemoemoemoemoemoemoem

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food was over priced Staff not on point Was my son birthday notified staff about occasion, They completely forgot about him😢

  24. RP

    RobinP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Our experience was too horrible to even describe. Never going back.

  25. C

    Cynt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Whole Experience Was GREAT Will Definitely Go Back

  26. LG

    LecrystalG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed every morsel of my food from the appetizer to the green tea I had at the end of my meal! Definately one of my favorite restaurants to dine at!

  27. KG

    KaceyG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Bad experience Would not come here again Very unorganized

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very fun! Fun drinks!

  29. MM

    MattieM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We have been here many times, but this was our worst experience, by far. The portion sizes of veggies was less than half of the usual. It took 27min to get white rice, after everyone else was already eating fried rice. My glass of wine was so warm that I had to add ice to it! For the price we pay to eat there, we got horrible service and left hungry. I don’t think we will go back. Meiji in Waukesha is much better!

  30. KJ

    KimJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Wonderful service! Food was very flavorful and good. Portions were not very much. Disappointed there was no Hibatchi show at lunch. We didn't know that, and that's why we went. So, we'd go back again.

  31. PH

    PeggyH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1

    Was expecting hibachi style food prep, not single individual tables not near grill. This is not like previous Benihana I have been to in Denver. Was very disappointed.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    I haven't been for years and thought it would be fun to take the kid. Used to have hibachi tables all over but now there are only two that I saw, and everyone gets sat not at hibachi table but regular tables, so no hibachi experience. Sushi was okay but hibachi was bland. We had an open table reservation for 1:30 and by 2:00 when we wanted more sushi we were told they were closed. Bill came out and I was shocked at the amount. Eventually realized that 20% gratuity was already included. If I hadn't checked that, I would have unknowingly tipped another 20% on my credit card bill. I've been a server before so I get it, sometimes you're working environments where for whatever reason people aren't good tippers, or maybe it's a party of eight (we were just three), but anytime that's ever happened before, the server always tells you that the gratuity has been included. I don't know if this is a new policy to add it and not say, or if it's Benihana or the server, but regardless it's pretty shady. I really don't see a reason to come back to this place.

  33. CH

    CrystalH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great service. Clean. Unique decor. Every time I’ve gone.. 5 Stars.

  34. C

    Chum

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great service and good food. Couldn't ask for more.

  35. JJ

    JustinJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    It’s very good food I go very often the shrimp and fried rice is the best

  36. LY

    LauraY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Our visit felt rushed, as we were unfamiliar with the menu. Most in our party did not care for the dressing on the salad but all salads some with the same dressing which I found strange - why waste so much food? Offer a choice of dressing and people are more likely to eat their food. Our kids like their meals (chicken, shrimp, scallops, noodles, etc), but the steak was cooked far too long and we couldn't even eat the calamari. As for the service, our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Our chef was funny and polite, but it was pretty apparent that he would have preferred to be elsewhere. He wasn't real great at acting excited about being there, performing as he cooked. Considering how expensive it was, I can't justify ever going back or recommending it to others.

  37. E

    Esha

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Our cook just cooked our food no real entertaining. My daughter didn’t get sung happy birthday. even though it was 2 other people birthday at the table the server sung to one lady when i asked her to sing to my daughter she said she would when she comes back with the check 10 mins later she brings the check and says we will sing in one minute. 10 more minutes later i just said for get it. As we payed for only 1-2 hr parking across the street . We got there early and still didn’t get seated until after our reservation which ate at my time . Good portion was also small. Overall my $140 spent wasn’t worth it.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was Great !

  39. TG

    TrinityG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Wasn’t worth the amount we was force to pay for a tip they customer service was extremely poor and I tip good service not horrible I found it rude we was force to pay tips when it should be earn then you guys charged one of my guest something you guys specifically said you didn’t have nor gave her. Very disappointed and will never spend money there again and will Give a review on my social media and make sure people know how this place is.

  40. NE

    NatalieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Overall very fun for my Birthday. Service at bar whole waiting on on table was alittle slow. But once upstairs, very fun

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 407 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 12 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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