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Benihana - Saginaw, MI, Saginaw, MI

Benihana - Saginaw, MI

3.8
3.8
135 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
At Benihana Saginaw, Michigan, our food is not only cooked it’s choreographed. You’ll find a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at a communal hibachi grill tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. 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. You can enjoy sushi and sashimi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in our famous, award-winning signature hot sake or a specialty cocktail.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (989) 497-9900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Saginaw
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

135 Reviews
  1. AaronD

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Over an hour to get a drink! Spoke to the ma get twice which didn’t help. The other 4 people seated at the table got up to leave. We were going to follow but the chef saw us and said he would cook our food also had to cancel our sushi as it wasn’t out before we got our dinner.

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  2. JimL

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation. Waited 25 minutes. Never got seated. Got ignored. Finally sat at the bar. Food was mediocre. But at least the bar tender was attentive to our needs and timing.

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  3. Melissa

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Two of our 5 meals were incorrect. The salmon was supposed to be served with an AVOCADO TARTAR SAUCE as stated in the actual name of the menu item and nobody seemed to hear of it and said they didn't have it. That is disappointing when you pay for a $30 plated meal. Also, I ordered the Teriyaki Steak for my meal and as they were grilling my steak told me sorry they were out of Teriyaki (we were the first table of the day), I was sure to inform my server who seemed to not know this and he did adjust the tab. If I didn't say something I'm sure I would have been charged. Our server seemed distracted a lot, and when bringing us drink refills left them on the empty table next to us. This was a family birthday party and we wanted it to be special, and they did sing to us at the end which helped correct some of the negativity we felt with the experience and disappointment with the food.

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  4. NicoleC

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reserved a table for 3 at 5:45pm on a Tuesday. Took over 20 minutes to be seated (restaurant was not busy). Took another 20 minutes to get drinks and order food. Chef and food were decent. Never asked if we wanted a drink refill until after dinner was over, even then never got it.

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  5. JeanineL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We waited two hours for a chef to cook our meal. An absolutely terrible experience. Screaming child at the table next to us. No one seemed to care. When I mentioned my concerns to the manager he seemed less than concerned. Will not be back. Should have gotten out meal for free.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aaliyah was a great server and made sure the experience was great!

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  7. Francisco

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience, the chef at our table went above and beyond expectations.

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  8. MarM1

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was rough. Our server was clearly sick, sniffling and stuffed up. She should not have been at work. For a higher end dinner in Saginaw, service should be exceptional but our server had zero personality, likely because she was under the weather, but our salad, soup, app plates stayed on the table the entire time- were never cleared and still there when we left. Our drinks were never offered to be refreshed, had to ask for a refill when she finally came back around after our chef was finished. Our chef was great, very friendly and did a good job. Service was slow and lackluster though.

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  9. AlexusR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my sister here for her birthday and loved it! The chef was super nice I told him about my allergies and he was very understanding and made sure that he didn't use it to Cook my food, and still was able to cook infront of me. A lot of places I go aren't always accommodating to my allergy. I would for sure come back and recommend

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  10. MarquitaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Large amount of food and friendly customer service

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited an hour and a half never got our food, it was freezing cold where they sat us by the window people who were there long after us had gotten their food and left and we kept being told it would be out in a minute.

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  12. MzoM

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food literally took about 1 hour 40 minutes to come. Luckily my partner and I weren’t to hungry. It was freezing. Literally everybody was cold and had to wear their jackets, you guys honestly could have made it warmer it doesn’t even have to be hot but definitely abit warmer. The food was good though, nothing major but good.

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  13. JimM

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    There appeared to be only one chef . We had a birthday party reserved for a party of 10. We waited awhile for everything. It was a 2 1/2 hour dinner. That was too long.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It exceeded our group expectations. It was truly a memorable dining experience. Looking forward to coming back again. The price was right. Tom the chef did his thang. 💯💯 He even asked the Lord to grace his cooking before he started‼️ can’t go wrong doing that 😇😎

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  15. MattB

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst service ever. The cook and manger were only ones doing there job. Waitress took our order came back 20 minutes later with drinks then never saw her again until we had manager bring us our bill.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Your pink haired server could have cared less about getting drinks or orders. She lost out on a ton of drinks! Never came back to the table! Our chef was awesome!!!

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  17. amyt

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I LOVE Harry the chef, Josh the manager, and our lunch waitress.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated immediately. Service was great and very attentive. And the food was delicious! Would recommend!

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  19. Maggie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Benihana in Saginaw was one of the best I have been to! The service is excellent and everyone is super friendly!

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  20. Will

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night. We had a good time. My girlfriend also enjoyed herself

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was fantastic. I had a $30 off for my birthday. Our bill was $67 only paid $37 with my birthday rewards. Our service was EXCELLENT. Our food was DELICIOUS. Had awesome healthy amounts of food. Our chef was awesome and entertaining and funny. We are very PLEASED

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  22. Disappointed

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The management and service could have been better. The chef went to the wrong table which landed us waiting for food for over an hour on a Thursday evening with a reservation. Waitress kept saying they would be right there and we finally went to the manager which seemed to be no help. Finally, the chef came out and he made things better by explaining what had happened. We ended up being there for 3 hours and we made the best of it but while celebrating a Birthday and having a young child with us it made it a bad experience overall.

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  23. DesmondW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT DJEIEEIEIIEIEIEIJDBSJIIWJJWIJDJDYHER SUWIJW

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a slight increase in price. Meals no longer come with fried rice. It is now a $3 up charge. It is served with steamed white rice. Special is no longer $19.99 M-F, it’s 24.99. That considered food was still delicious!

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  25. KrystleN

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was very bland and our server was not great.

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  26. ValarieJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fast, friendly and efficient! Food was delicious and mega portions.

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  27. amyt

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE Benihanas and We LOVE Josh. We have never had a bas experience

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait staff, chef, and managers did a great job. They were busy, but they checked in and were attentive as they could be. My poor review is due to the quality of the meal and the value. The food was low quality and tasteless. Genji was bad but 2 steps ahead of where they are now under Benihana. The specialty drinks were poorly crafted and cheaply concocted. For a $200 meal I’d have been better of a more satisfied at Chinese take out or a McDonald’s value meal. Not impressed and will not go back.

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  29. Mandy224

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our service was terrible. We had a 6 o’clock reservation and the meal took almost 3 hours. We finally had to get a second drink from the manager, because the waitress would not return to the table.

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  30. JasonC

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bar tender was slow and void of personality. The waitress was also slow, void of personality, and not engaged. Had to ask her twice if she could please remove appetizer plates as they were im the way. She didn’t bother to ask if we wanted dessert, just brought out to go boxes with the check. The cook was okay, did a few standard tricks but didn’t engage with the table and create a vibe of entertainment. Manager was extremely helpful and you could see him running around the whole night doing what his wait staff should have been doing. Evening was okay but certainly not worth the $174 plus tip. Likely our last new years there, breaking a 13 year tradition.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Out of a Japanese beer. Out of Green Tea ice cream. Rice was made last. Chef not entertaining. Waitress didn’t take plates away and we piled them up because we were only us 2 at the hibachi table. Not a step above previous Japanese restaurant, the prices were much higher. Won’t be back!

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  32. LynetteZ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience and the food was so good!!!

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  33. Judy

    Chicago

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy dining at the sushi bar on a regular basis — always excellent with friendly staff!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a family birthday party dinner. Everyone enjoyed it. We got to take home a lot of leftovers so we were able to enjoy it again the next night.

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  35. ColleenK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very friendly and attentive. Clean restaurant and comfortable. Chef was entertaining and the food was delicious! They were short staffed so a bit slower than anticipated but well worth the wait. A very relaxing and satisfying evening.

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  36. JeffB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food was excellent as always. Always a great meal

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  37. DarcyR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and good service. We went for a birthday celebration and had a great time as a family

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, which wasn't a surprise. I have heard a lot of good things about Benihana and I have never been. The food and drinks were excellent, we were just having trouble getting our food in a timely manner. All and all the big takeaway was bad service but excellent food. I unfortunately come to expect bad service anywhere I go post COVID-19 due to the socioeconomic status of our country.

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  39. MaryG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for my birthday, the food was amazing, our server and cook were awesome and song happy birthday to me. great way to celebrate my birthday

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  40. CHowell

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. It wasn't super noisy. Very calming atmosphere. However, the service was not great. We had to constantly question about food items that we requested or that was suppose to come with the meal. Our server kept leaving us to go serve others with I'll be back I just have to go give drinks to this other table. She was very nice but service for us was not great. At this time, probably won't return to Benihana's ever again.

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FAQs

Benihana - Saginaw, MI offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (989) 497-9900.

Benihana - Saginaw, MI is rated 3.8 stars by 135 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Benihana - Saginaw, MI

3870 Bay Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603-2435

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Saginaw
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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