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Benihana - Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

4.0
4
393 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2

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

  2. 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!!!!

  3. 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!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother's day

  5. 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

  6. L

    Lisa

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was delicious!

  7. 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!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    Food was very lightly seasoned... Bland almost

  9. 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😢

  10. 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.

  11. C

    Cynt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Whole Experience Was GREAT Will Definitely Go Back

  12. 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!

  13. KG

    KaceyG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Bad experience Would not come here again Very unorganized

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very fun! Fun drinks!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. C

    Chum

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

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

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was Great !

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. X

    Xoxo

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food was good, was fun to watch show are our food was cooked. Very noisy.

  28. Q

    Queen

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great, as well as the food. I had the Ocean Treasure, lobster tail, sea scallops, and colossal shrimp. Since I'm a foodie I had to upgrade my rice to chicken fried rice, which was worth it. And the Yum Yum sauce is my favorite. Every time I go the vibes are good.

  29. KM

    KristenM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1

    We attended for a birthday and the food was bland, overcooked, the the birthday was forgotten both times that I asked the wait staff.

  30. t

    taxlady

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience5

    The chef we had was not as good as others we saw. He kept getting everything wrong as far as our orders. I asked for medium well my son asked for medium rare and three others wanted medium. Well, my sons is medium and mine was also then he cooked the others longer. The veggies were so cooked hard and burnt. Rice he for got seasoning. This was the only part is am negative on is the chef. He also forgot the mushrooms that were to be on the steaks. I eat at a lot of benihanas and sumo restaurants and know this was not the norm. what do you expect with you have a Mexican cooking and not Chinese.

  31. MF

    MattF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Coming from someone who enjoys the Hibachi experience at many different places, this experience was underwhelming. The chef had zero personality and the cooking experience was boring. Service was poor as well, had to wait for just about anything. I would not come here again.

  32. N

    Notpleasednostarsgiven

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Not what expected when you go to Benihana ordered sushi as appetizers and was told they didn’t have sushi got up and left — it’s in an old building was supposed to be a night out for our anniversary— we won’t be going back

  33. n

    noonthirty

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2

    Service was great. Our table waitress was excellent and always on it. I was beyond shocked when I got the bill. I thought I was paying for the couple next to us as well. We had never been but have visited other hibachi places. Honestly, the food was ok, but not as good as other area hibachi joints. Especially not for the price that we paid.

  34. PB

    PamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service and food. highly recommend! Our chef was funny and professional.

  35. JG

    JulieG

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We enjoyed our evening at Benihana. Although we had reservations, we had to wait an additional 5-10 minutes as multiple parties are seated together and we were waiting for more people to arrive. The atmosphere is lively with entertaining chefs preparing high-quality, teppanyaki-style meals. When the room is full, it is quite loud so this is not a place for conversation. The food preparation does take quite a while, so the vegetables and rice had cooled down quite a bit before the meat was finished. However, the quality was excellent. I had filet mignon, which melted in my mouth. For the most part, it is a great value, which included both soup, salad, and shrimp along with the main course. However, the waitress asked us if we wanted fried rice, but did not tell us it was an up-charge. My biggest complaint is that once the food was prepared, we felt rushed to finish. They asked us if we wanted boxes before we had taken more than a few bites.

  36. G

    Gertrude

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    I am a big fan of hibachi and the experience that comes with it. It had good food, but didn’t give the true feel which makes sense for it being a chain restaurant. It wasn’t interactive and was very quiet and felt like it didn’t fit the vibe that they should be trying to give off. Wasn’t bad it was enjoyed but I wish it had more.

  37. A

    Ashley

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The guy cooking for us was great! Food and drinks were delicious as always. The waitress was very nice. But without fail, even with reservations, we end up being there for 2 hours, almost half the time spending waiting downstairs or even upstairs at the table. A whole basketball team was there last night and were in and out in less than an hour. I was perplexed that roughly 50 people took half the time to get seated and served compared to my party of 5.

  38. DM

    DarcelM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed having my birthday dinner there. Everything was fast. No long wait.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fun throw-back birthday dinner

  40. TL

    TwoL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1

    Great place. Have to seat with a group of people unless you book something for a large group.

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 4 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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