Benihana - Dulles

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850 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. Benihana Dulles is located at the Dulles Town Center Mall next to Haverty’s Furniture. Take a much-needed shopping break at Benihana or enjoy a pre-movie drink during Happy Hour in our lounge and bar. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4–7 p.m., with drink specials and appetizers. Join us for Express Lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and enjoy your Benihana favorites served fresh and in half of the time.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
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4.0
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3.6
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TeamKale
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was commendable and food was good, not great.

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LadyVon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Friendly staff. Very clean.

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Song
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Felt that server did not understand fully what we ordered and caused little confusion. Chef was not fully prepared for our food and had to have people come back and forth retiriving items for her and forgot some part of the cooking entertainment process. Food was saltier than usual. We just didn't enjoy our dining experience this time as last visit was way better. We really enjoy the staff and food last visit several weeks back. It was disappointing that we did not get the same quality service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sons birthday

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BrendaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This place is nice, cute for date night. I enjoyed the space from other people, I also enjoyed the show the chef did. I do think its too expensive for the amount of food that you receive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and they were very accommodating with a gluten allergy in our party. The “show” was a bit lacking in enthusiasm but again food was delicious!!!

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CLTR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Best since COVID at any restaurant. Staff and cool Sandra was awesome!!

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vipBrenMil
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food, the family bundles are outstanding value, great and exceptional host and hostess. Enjoyed by everyone. Mr. Ciro and Ms. M are super at managing social distance and the comfort of all customers.

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JonnieT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wasn’t as entertaining as expected. The drink for the bar were great. Food was good but didn’t make us want to come back for more.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on August 27, 2020

Jonnie, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, large servings, great experience!

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EricP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location Would definitely be back soon. Delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with the family for my mom’s birthday and couldnt have picked a better spot! Our chef Marvin provided excellent customer service along with the performance and was bilingual - brownie points with my hispanic family. Wait time was minimal, only noise was really just from chefs and their routine which is to be expected since thats the whole point. Staff was super friendly and made us feel comfortable in these strange covid times

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Social distancing in place! The food quality was not what we’ve had in the past. It seemed to be less than stellar especially considering the price which also seemed higher!

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Mickeyfan1999
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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Alexa30
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience for my husband’s birthday! The waitstaff and chef were both great! We will definitely be back again soon.

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great, but the drinks are over priced.

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vipGEO11001001
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the Splash and Meadow and the Rocky's Choice. They were expertly prepared in front of our eyes with a cute little show. The experience is fun and it does not disappoint. The service was on point. Overall, a wonderful evening.

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience at Benihana in a long time! The chef was extra-awesome. A great time overall.

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vipBrenMil
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, manager, host, and hostess are great! The food, quality and quantity is exceptional. It is a great family offer that was put in place due to COVID-19. Its cost effective and as with all Benihana meals, promotions, and offers it exceeds anyone's expectation.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our family's first visit to Benihana. We had a good time celebrating two family birthdays. Thanks for helping our family have a memorable time.

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Bhaskar
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was not sure if the quality of food was okay. It didn't taste as usual that I am familiar with.

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ErrolS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

THE SERVICE AND THE FOOD IS GOOD. WHEN YOU ARE IN THE MOOD FOR JAPANESE FOOD THEN BENIHANA IS A GOOD CHOICE.

BM
vipBrenMil
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During COVID-19 Pandemic, Benihana has been the comfort food with Family Specials for our weekend gatherings. The costs has been phenomenal and the value exceptional. The perks with Gift Cards and Bonuses has made it a great place to continue to visit, while obtaining social distance, with curbside and carryout options. We love it!

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Mickeyfan1999
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was A+ and the food was excellent! I definitely recommend this location.

BM
vipBrenMil
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day was truly special this year. Benihana stepped up to the demand for a special event with good food and great service. Totally amazing the extra services they put out including a super menu, exceptional pricing, and portions comparable to none!
Lovely celebration and additional gift cards to use in the future!

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is our first time, and my all family was 😃 happy. Thanks .

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Bigdog
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent as it has been for the 20 plus years that I have been coming. I was quite happy and will continue to visit with my family

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vipBrenMil
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional birthdays (3) celebration. Included Chef's Table rewards along with family members.
Always a great place for gatherings and special events.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Our reservation was for 7:15, we were seated around 7:30 and our chef didn’t start cooking until 8:35! Very understaffed with chefs and waitresses, there were 3 manager types working the front desk I don’t understand why none of them could step in to take a drink order. Would not recommend this location.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on March 5, 2020

On behalf of our team here at Benihana, we sincerely apologize for your experience and understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so that we can further address this matter.

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PattiA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It took way too long to get served. But they gave us a discount because of it.

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truthteller1985
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

This is a good restaurant for a very affordable price. The portions are quite generous and it is impossible not to love that food is being cooked in front of you! The staff is kind and the restaurant is accommodating of food allergies. My only complaint is that there is an excess of butter and generous use of salt in the food. That being said, the food itself was well-flavored and everything was quite fresh. I recommend it for a casual place (with a twist) to dine!

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BlairG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dining experience was very good. Our chef was entertaining and she did a good job. The food was cooked well and to our specifications

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on March 11, 2020

Fantastic Blair! We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband's birthday. The food was delicious and everyone was very welcoming and friendly.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you for leaving us positive feedback, come back soon!

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GlendaW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience2

The food was very bland. No seasoning on it. I do not out salt on my food after it's cooked. Not big on a lot of salt but some seasoning I necessary to give it flavor.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on February 25, 2020

Glenda, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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LuvGF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kinda has gone down hill. Even though we had reservations, still waited a half hour with no seating. It was very noisy too. The “chef” didn’t make the table feel special or fun either, like they used to. Just cooked our food and did a couple small things. Didn’t get that whole “Japanese” feel either. Prices have gone up too! Not sure we will come back.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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MatthewG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was mediocre for the price. We enjoyed the chef cooking at the table, but our server did a few things that made me dislike the overall service. First, he asked for everyone's order and then followed up asking if we would like the chicken fried rice. Everyone said of yes without realizing that there was an upcharge for that vs regular rice. Not a big deal, but I think it should have been mentioned. Then when we finished our meal we asked for a box to go and the server also asked if we would like our bill. We had to specifically ask the server for our dessert, which was included as part of the entrees we ordered. Other people at the table were never asked if they wanted the dessert which they had paid for. Again, not a big deal for a small bowl of ice cream, but the overall experience left me dissatisfied with the restaurant and it is unlikely we will be back anytime soon.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on February 18, 2020

Matthew, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

They were severely understaffed. The hibachi chef had to keep leaving the table while cooking to get us water. Our cocktails never arrived and the sushi app we ordered came to the table after we had finished our meal. Also, the table next to us was told that they ran out of clean cups, even for soda and water.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for sharing your review. We understand your concern. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website. Your feedback helps us to make improvements, and we’re hopeful that you will provide us with an opportunity to serve you again. Arigato.

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VarshaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

very dissapointed with the food and service provided

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on February 18, 2020

Varsha, we apologize for your recent visit. To better assist you, please contact our team via the Contact Us page on our website.

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JonathanG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We understand that it was Valentine's Day and busy but: we waited 40 minutes to be seated after already having a reservation. Our drinks got ordered right away by our server (ordered water and alcoholic drinks) but we never received our drinks we ordered from the bar. Soup came out right away (it was not hot) but salad came out after all of our food was made.
The food that was prepared in front of us was under seasoned and any meat was over cooked. Fried rice that was still white, chewy, over cooked shrimp that didn't have any seasoning on it, and filet mignon that was extremely fatty.
All of our vegetables were only cooked to be partially done.
Our meals came with tea and ice cream at the end but we were never offered it. At that point in the meal we were ready to leave and didn't bother asking.
Not only that, but the typical Benihana experience with the egg flip never happened and the onion volcano was forgot until the very end.
This was so disappointing to us and will never visit this Benihana location again because of this experience.

Benihana - Dulles
Responded on February 18, 2020

Jonathan, on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. With your feedback, we look forward to improving the guest experience and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t even get to eat there as they could not seat us at our reservation time or an hour after

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Benihana - Dulles does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Benihana - Dulles also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 421-0888.

Benihana - Dulles is rated 4 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

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