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Benihana - Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

3.8
3.8
462 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 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 462 people are saying

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  • Wisconsin

    Kid Friendly

  • Wisconsin

    Good for Groups

  • Milwaukee

    Kid Friendly

  • Milwaukee

    Good for Groups

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  1. TR

    TyRho

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Chief was rude and disrespectful towards everyone at the table.
  2. CR

    CurtisR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    They need to replace the white dipping with some kind of mustard sauce
  3. MM

    MarkM

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Everything was going well, right up until the chef arrived to start cooking. He seemed extremely rushed, I realized it's generally a fast paced show, but they didn't have enough rice for the table, there wasn't enough shrimp, the shrimp prep wasn't complete as he served a fair amount of tails and for some reason he was under the impression that we were waiting for to-go orders. We were sitting in the upstairs dinning area and at a hibachi table with 8 people. So he ends up being the last chef out of 4 tables to start the meal and he finishes first out of the 4. To say the flashy presentation was lacking would be an understatement.
  4. LG

    LekeshaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was burnt and the cook forgot the order. Worst time ever and will not be returning.
  5. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Hostess was vaping at the host stand. Chef probably said 2 words to us the entire time. Had 6:30 reservation, didn’t get seated until 6:45, didn’t get soup/salad until 7:15. Received plastic forks, that could barely handle what we were eating.
  6. PS

    PawelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food with a show. Value is quiet great. Only recommendations is that they should start with the soup and come back in 10in with the salad rather then bring them out together.
  7. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Went there for our anniversary and was very disappointed (normally it's good). Reasons: - they new it was our anniversary and didn't do anything to make it special - soup was cold - chef was not entertaining - shrimp was cut into very small pieces??? - Chicken fried rice was not as good as normal
  8. LD

    LeakessaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Our first items was so cold by the time we got our complete meal my shrimp was so tough I couldn't cut it no knives are offered .. Won't return there again horrible experience
  9. KR

    KRE0000000000082KRE44444

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    The Service was nice all they way up until the end where the server we had (female Hispanic young) was very rude about payment as if we were taking to long for her and she starts to speak loudly about how we couldn’t leave until the food was paid and talking about the police. Which threw us completely off because I had my 1 year old son with me and I hadn’t even put his coat on yet he was still sitting in the high chair. She is saying all this loudly so it mad the ppl we were sitting next to start to look and also ppl from the other table. Very rude and unprofessional of her to make a scene n accuse us of not paying. I was sitting way in the back at the corner table. It was unnecessary and VERY ignorant. I put my bby coat on and walked to the manager to pay for our food. Manager said he would talk to her but who knows if that’ll happen.
  10. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food and a fabulous way to spend a special dinner.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party.
  12. DK

    DesireK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes I would go again it definitely was nice. Awesome Service !!!
  13. MR

    MiRaki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service and experience was awesome! Very small portion sizes as far as the meats go for the meals
  14. DJ

    DawnJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as always, they did give us the wrong appetizer but otherwise it was very good. Clean, professional, entertaining- all good.
  15. L

    Luke

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was amazing. The food, the environment, all great. The only bad part was that we were charged for a stranger’s food and we didn’t realize his food was included in our bill until we were home and had the chance to look at the receipt. Other than that inconvenience it was a great time.
  16. K

    Key223

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The waitress told us we couldn't split a check when we asked before ordering. She said it was the managers choice, and they had a staff meeting about it. Then after she saw we weren't happy about it she changed it 2 mins later and said the managers made it up to the waiters to decide. That kinda set up how our evening went.
  17. j

    jeffe

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    While the food was fair, during the separation of the vegetables more was given to the early recipients than to the later ones. There was barely enough vegetables for the last two people. The portion sizes on the meat has decreased. The upcharge on the chicken fried rice was NOT worth it. The entry floor had not been vacuumed for a while and there was glass all over the carpet. Apparently someone shot a bullet into their window but no one cleaned it up! I've always known the Milwaukee location is one of the worst Benihana's, but this was a step down from that.
  18. GS

    GroverS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife to dinner for her birthday. She really enjoyed the food and the chef cooking at the food st the table in front of us.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Was excited to try this place out! However, when going inside quickly realized it wasn’t going to be good. No direction, everything was chaotic. Drinks were okay. Hostess was in her phone and pointed where we should be. People gathered all over even though ppl were trying to eat at tables. Food was eh okay but nothing to rave about. Over all not good and disappointed
  20. KH

    KrisH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The bathroom smelled strongly of bleach. The floor was sticky. Our onion soup had no onion or flavor. The steak was very tough. The interior is very tired looking and worn out.
  21. l

    lyzettem

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    restaurant looked aged and tired. waitress was rushed and distracted. food was cold and I had to wait 10 minutes until husbands food arrived
  22. K

    Klynn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Food was okay. A little dry and they skimped on the meat and gave more starches to make up for it. Service was extremely slow. We went for a lunch and waited 45 minutes before getting our drinks. Food took an hour from taking our order to receiving it. The building looks like it may have been nice 20 years ago and hasn't been kept up on since. Wouldn't go back.
  23. MC

    MattC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Never disappoints! I've been eating here for years. Love it!
  24. KP

    KennyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I liked this place the food was very good the service was very good actually I have nothing bad to say about this place only the parking is a bit small
  25. JO

    JOHNL

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a nice change of pace. They certainly keep things moving. Taken to table right on time. Bev order taken right away and given menus, drinks served and order taken. This is necessary as the food is prepared all at the same time for your table of 8. Chef puts on a show right at your table while preparing your food which was very good. No rush to leave but a little noisy to just sit around. Valet packing for $6 is a nice touch and very convenient.
  26. N

    Newtoarea

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our group and others didn’t realize there was no at the table service for lunch. Also the restaurant week prices were reasonable, I find it hard to pay almost double that. Our service was pretty slow, they served all smaller tables really quick. A couple got abs finished their meal before we did. Then they forgot one of the orders.
  27. b

    bobz

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Benihana has to have a big update. Everything looks so dated and the windows were very dirty.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter and the chef were amazing and on top of everything. Food was delicious and we had a great time!
  29. LJ

    LJDJW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We’ve been to this location several times and have always had a great dinner…except this visit. The steaks and chicken fried rice had zero to no flavor. They were out of the mustard dipping sauce, which is a family favorite! The chef forgot our daughter’s chicken she ordered, so had to wait for hers to be made while the rest of us ate. The menu advertises mushrooms with the steak, we did not receive any mushrooms. Needless to say, we will not be back for a long time, if ever. Very disappointed!
  30. o

    oic5

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    20% gratuity automatically included with just average service. Overpriced for the quantity of food compared to other Hibachi restaurants in the area. The protein was served first and by the time the rice was done it had already started to get cold. We went for my son's 17th birthday and it was just average overall.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Steak was super tough and part of the meal was borderline burnt. Our chef with a doctorate in knife skills had terrible knife skills and poor time management with the food. Noodles typically in the past had at least seasoning and teriyaki, the noodles today were bland and barely warm . We came in for a birthday. Will probably not back. We have dined here a number of times , have never been charged gratuity on the bill ad a service charge. The service was sub par at best I went a solid 10 min without a refill, for the record I was drinking water. Overall not great experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  33. K

    Krys

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is a perfect date night and everything was perfect
  34. LC

    LCWM

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The service was fine. However, the building was a little run down and in need of some TLC. Bathroom floors were sticky despite being very early into the dinner service. Menus were old, faded, and sticky as well.
  35. DS

    DanS

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Not great. Our server messed up our drinks. The Chefs timing on our food was off, so things were cold. The salad, I think had parm crisps, that had turned to mush, making the salad inedible. And then, and auto gratuity of 20% on a party of 3. $165 for family of 3, and it was terrible.
  36. L

    Lara

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    The service was fine. Food was good nothing mind blowing. Would not go again if I didn’t have a gift certificate.
  37. L

    Luke

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for my Birthday and it was a very nice experience. The spicy fried rice is to die for.
  38. CC

    CarlaC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. The chef was such a good vibe.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It was just okay. Nothing great. No Crab Rangoon, No Root Beer, 2 flavors of Japanese Soda and No Avocado. Would not substitute Broccoli for Mushrooms. We always like Japanese Hibachi. This place needs some updates considering the high cost. Foods did taste good though.
  40. TA

    ToddA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent but service was very rushed by both our waiter and the chef. There were plenty of tables open/available while we were there, so there was no need to rush us through. The Hibachi chef also did not do the full performance for our grill table as other chefs were doing at their grill tables. We felt cheated since we had looked forward to dining at Benihana's for quite some time. (We live near Madison so it is a good drive to Milwaukee for dinner.) We have dined at Benihana's several times before and were never rushed through as we were this time accompanied by some friends who were dining there for their first time.

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 3.8 stars by 462 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 27 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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