Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

4.1
216 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 216 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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3.7
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

My waiter was horribly rude and unapproachable. We had to walk up to get our water refilled.

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MarlaD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good experience even though our chef was not as experienced as others we saw. He was personable though. Our filet was not tender. Will not order again all else was delicious

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Lawbound123
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and the presentation was excellent. A nice way to wind down after a rough day at work.

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MatthewV
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible and tasted spoiled. The yum yum sauce was SO THICK. Absolutely no flavor on anything. No seasoning

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GarMar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No show at all while cooking and food was so so and overpriced.

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DuncanK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Benihana’s is in desperate need of rebranding and new management.

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MatthewG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They do not honor reservations from online/open table.

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Alexus
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There was a lot going on at Benihanas. The atmosphere was exciting, the food was tasty and the service was great. There wasn't much to complain about. It is a bit pricey, but you are paying for a great performance by the chef.

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CupcakeM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience for a family of 6. Staff very friendly and the food was delicious.

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JenE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I hadn't been to Benihana in years and it's definitely not what it used to be. It's kind of old and run down. The food was just ok. The chef was not very entertaining. It was so loud we could hardly hear our waiter or chef. Definitely not worth the money, won't be going back.

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Fernie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience4

The night was lovely, but the food and price was not worth it.
I ordered shrimp hibachi and only got shrimp :(
never again

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AleshiaD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My BF really enjoyed it for the first time him ever going. We will be going back.

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JenniferB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was dirty and outdated. Waitress was incredibly rude and inattentive. Food was not good. The cook seemed rushed but at least he was friendly. We had a party of 5 for a birthday party. A single woman was seated with us at the end of the table where she spent the entire time on her phone fighting and swearing on speaker with someone. It was a terrible experience. I understand this woman's demeanor was not the restaurant's fault but it was a total nightmare. When I told the waitress all she said was I should have told her earlier and she would have moved the woman. At no point did they say anything to her and I'm quite certain the waitress heard her before I said something. And, they automatically added a 20% gratuity to the bill without notifying us so beware and watch your bill closely as I'm sure people add additional gratuity without knowing it was already on there.

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FierraL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service very friendly host. I’d recommend and I’ll be returning in the future.

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DavidA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Should not have to wait, almost a hour . After taking your order to eat.

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TyneishaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The food was wonderful but the Chef made food for people that was allergic to seafood on the same grill. (I felt that was risky) Than he sat a lobster tail on top of one of the ladies food that was allergic to seafood. So he had to have them make all her food over. The server we had wasn’t welcoming, friendly or helpful at all. His attitude was a total turn off. I come done in with you all at least twice a year. And I order take out maybe 4-6 times a year if not more. And this was THEE worse experience I ever had.

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QueenM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Floyd was great. Attentive and beyond friendly. He made the experience worth it. Presentation of sushi rolls were sloppy at best and hibachi wasn't that great of an experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not the same this visit. Poor service, food was rushed. I love this restaurant l, but disappointed.

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LindsayH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My boyfriend and I were looking forward to going to Henihana's for the first time, only to find out that the environment was unclean, and the service was horrible. We were sitting at a bar for a drink while we were waiting for a table, and there was no bartender. We would never go back to Benihana's.

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vipBethanyW
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great time and the food was great!

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RoseR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

qThey water their drinks and charge for fried rice

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cedrickj
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was amazing a little loud from other party but had a nice time for my wife’s birthday

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CandiceH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my birthday with family and it was great!!!

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KarissaK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Hostess was on the rude side. Upstairs was way too crowded and loud. Food was not worth the price or the drinks. Place was not clean either.

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MaritaS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Chef arrived with a filthy dirty uniform for our 5:45 reservation. Did not do trick flipping shrimp tails in hat or shirt pocket. Fried rice lacked flavor; needed seasoning. Zucchini was very overcooked and squishy.

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DebZ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was ok but lacked in flavor. They over cooked my steak but offered to prepare it correctly. It was much better!

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GeorgeO
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Went there for lunch. I didn't see anywhere before hand that there was no tables where you could watch the food being prepared. Food was OK. Was not worth the trouble.

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Kate
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very busy and loud
Our waitress would ask the other two groups at our table is everything was fine and she would just keep skipping over us
There’s other cheaper and better options in Milwaukee

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Staff was fun and energetic! All around fun and nice place to go!

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Brandon
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. So, so good. Everything was super high quality. When you are there, it feels like you are in a classy place too. Everything was amazing, including our chef.

This is the 2nd Hibachi resteraunt I've ever tried in my life, besides Japanese Steakhouse which is closed down now, sadly, and that one is still my favorite. Even after trying this place... I wish the chef flipped the shrimp into your mouth like that place did, but the chef did pretty much everything else.

This place is pretty expensive though, so keep that in mind... A dinner for 2 was 85 dollars for me and my date, but like I said, the food is very high quality.

The service was pretty good too. The waiter was quick on the refills and on everything else, but he was pretty slow with the check, which wasnt that big of a deal.

If you're looking for a Hibachi to try or go to, this is the place. Just keep in mind that they dont have a parking lot and you'll have to pay 10 dollars for parking in the lot across the street and your bill will be expensive. But it's a great expierience and my date absolutely loved everything about it.

Will deffinately come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice set the mood

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Tedg
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have to wait a very long time this to het our foods. Thw foods wasn't good and bad sevice.

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TequilaM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

I reserved a table for four o’clock when we arrived we were seated with walk ins so they do not have order I placed some of what I would order on table talk they knew nothing treated me like a walk in sent 180 dollars but would not be back to dine in it’s not worth It was ghetto.

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DeborahW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic! The chef was knowledgeable and provided an excellent show. It was our first time there and we will be back.

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Stephanie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and also the overall experience, totally coming back soon

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AHunter
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We went to Benihana for the entertaining experience but the chef we had didn’t make it very entertaining at all. Our server was EXCELLENT, but unfortunately the chef left us quite disappointed. It was also VERY loud in there, so much that we couldn't even hardly hear the server or chef at all. We thought that during Covid we’d be safe that they would have it at half capacity but it was still almost full, which made us very nervous.

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BenB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

we made reservations ahead of time and ended up waiting 15 minutes over our reservation time to get our seats. in my reservation notes i had requested that it was my wife’s birthday and that wasn’t acknowledged either. very disappointed considering the money we spent!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

COVID-19 of course makes things different but overall a good experience. Didn’t care for the plastic ware I think the customer should have the option. I plan to bring my own silverware next visit it will make it more pleasurable and easy to eat my meal.

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MoinPoin
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's our go-to for a night out! Love it!!! Our waitress was awesome!

FAQs

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

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI is rated 4.1 stars by 216 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.