Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

3.9
239 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 239 people are saying
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4.0
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3.7
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3.6
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Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid this restaurant! No COVID precautions, the tables are super close and full. It was very hard to hear even my husband sitting next to me. Very poor service, our waitress didn’t come to check on us until after we finished eating. We didn’t get all of the food we ordered. The restaurant was dirty and very dated. The hibachi chef was very personable, but all of the food was very over cooked. My husband and I both got sick after we left. When our bill came a 20% gratuity had already been added when it was only the 2 of us on the bill, but the waitress had sneakily put that all 7 of us sat at the table were together, but we were most definitely not. Very poor value for the money. Any other hibachi restaurant is much better.

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DennisR
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I booked the restaurant because of Milwaukee dining week.
The menu looked interesting and I’ve never been to Benihana‘s before. I had to Yakisoba.It lacked flavor and the rice that came with it was totally tasteless

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RuthZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We were there at lunch time for downtown dining. Last year they cooked at our table but this year they didn't. They had a Chef cooking but he was at a table by himself. He cook the food there and wait has brought that food to our tables.

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JaneT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The local event, Milwaukee Doentown Dining, is one I missed very much last year, and as usual? Benihana is one of its highlights.

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SydA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The host when you first come in was very rude the waitress was not friendly at all but food was good!

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CotearyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Our chef was did not interact with the table at all!!!! Overcooked my steak as well as my husband's. Definitely not worth $157.00. Would NOT recommend.

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Elizabeth
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The place was not special. It was a special menu for dining in Milwaukee. We sat with strangers at a large table where the cook usually prepares the meal .
This was not done . It was mass made at another table in the distance. I felt the place was rundown and even felt unclean. The food was generous and tasty.but was only warm when I received it.

It was just a mediocre experience and I will never return.

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BarryS
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The noise was so loud that we had a very hard time hearing the server and the chef. It was also extremely hot. I can understand some heat due to sitting next to the cooking surface but it was too much.

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TylerB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Was very hot inside. I left with a very satisfied stomach and a happy girlfriend but very sweaty from the heat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks and then when I tried to order more drinks for my family, I was told no because he was busy and needed to get our salads. When ordering my food I made it very clear I didn’t want rice or noodles. Both rice and noodles were given to me. My daughter never got her rice. My son didn’t want mushrooms they put mushrooms in his food. I made a special request because it was my son‘s birthday yet it was an honored. So disappointing.

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BrettF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable. Wait staff and chef were great. Dining room needs remodeling but is alright. Noise level is loud but expected. Very difficult to hear wait staff and chef hard to hear because of masks. Will come back again.

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BillP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overall outdated. Waiter was terrible but the chief was good. He did miss out on the volcano and we had to ask him to do it.

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CarieN
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was so loud no one on one conversation was to be had. The food was average to fair. Nothing spectacular

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Made reservation and still had to wait at least 15 minutes after reserved time. Food was okay. Gratuity automatically added (not like this at other locations). Tricks were what you find at all hibachi grills. Used to receive a lot more rice and vegetables.

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Liah
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Hour long wait with no apologies or updates regarding wait time although we had a reservation.

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DiannaH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and I was overall pleased with the wait staff, and chef who were very pleasant as well as entertaining!

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IngridH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good meal! Super fin atmosphere. A little loud

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jillybec
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The teriyaki steak was so tough it was nearly inedible. Other food was great.

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vipFaye
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

it was good, a bit noisy

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Shana
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were pleasantly surprised by how much fun this was. The place is very dated and has an old oil odor to it (re-old carpets) but the service was amazing and the food was pretty decent for a chain restaurant. Everyone made us feel very welcome and our daughter had a super fun time watching them make our food!

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RoneshaS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to this restaurant. I was impressed by the customer service and would return.

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TheresaM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! All staff friendly! Price was very high though...

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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ShaylaM
Boise
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Not enough food for the price and some of the food wasn't cooked throughly.

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RobertD
Chicago
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.

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 239 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.