Benihana - New York, NY

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4630 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Welcome to Benihana New York City, a dining experience unlike any other! Located in the heart of Manhattan, see what made Benihana New York the legend that it is today. Our guests are seated at communal tables, 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 as your taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood.

Looking to host an event or private party? Guests looking to celebrate a special occasion can dine in our elegant private dining rooms. Our private dining rooms are always a crowd pleaser. An 18% service charge is added to all guest checks for parties of eight or more. This service charge will be paid directly to the employees who provided service to you.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4630 people are saying
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CymraM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was great and the chef was engaging. I guess my only hesitation is that the price is a little high. I know that inflation has played a part but still. However, the diner will enjoy the food and the "show". Benihana's is always a yes. The passion fruit lemonade was delish and the green tea ice cream is a nice treat.

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Teppanyakihead
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.
Prices are out of control, though.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Teppanyakihead Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience.

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MichelleT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We usually have to wait a bit for our table but didn’t today. However, we waited for a very long time for someone to come and cook.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded 6 days ago

Dear MichelleT 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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IvonneC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benihana is extraordinary Japanese Restaurant. I when to celebratemy grandson 16 birthday. This restaurant meets an elite standard by which you judge all other restaurants. The staff is always ready to help, the premises are extremely clean, the atmosphere is lovely, and the food is both delicious and beautifully presented. I highly recommend Benihana

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded 3 days ago

Dear IvonneC Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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MartaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent show from the chefs, all very entertaining. But it is quite expensive for what you get food-wise. Go for the experience and to have a good time, but do not expect anything other than the ordinary-fried-rice you'll get.

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear MartaA We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Tutto bene, finché non è apparso un topo delle dimensioni di all’Inter sotto al tavolo

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Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear Guest 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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andresq
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here to eat! Great place to have a great time with the family!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love celebrating birthdays here, great food each time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Depressing

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Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Guest 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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peachy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband celebrated our 14yr wedding anniversary it was amazing I love coming to Benihana thank you

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Responded on January 7, 2022

Dear peachy Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with the Benihana team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

New Year’s Eve

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback! Come back soon!

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MsDynasty
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was terrible! They placed too many people at the table, we were literally elbow to elbow! They took too long to remove the plates so I still had the soup and salad and appetizer bowls when they started making the hibatchi.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear MsDynasty 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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AyeshaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This is my first time at this location since the renovations and sorry to say the food quality is the same - not that good. First the menu they tell you to scan doesn’t have the prices, they suggest what to order again do not tell you the price. They never asked if we want to start with appetizers. I am allergic to shellfish so the cook cooked literally 1 thing at a time ans by the time I got the rice my steak was cold.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear AyeshaC 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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JoeT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience we’ve ever had at a restaurant. Ruined our sons 16th Birthday. Two hour wait. Food was not good. Management was disgusting and the restaurant was not even busy. We never complain this was AWFUL! I emailed the corporate office with ZERO response!

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded 7 days ago

Dear JoeT On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service! Had a reservation and was not seated until 30 minutes later! Seats were way too close to each other for comfort (especially with covid). Unbelievable.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Guest 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
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Every major holiday we choose here over anywhere else.

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TashaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I’ve been going here for a few years and it’s been good every time but yesterday the 27th just wasn’t the same. The guy that takes ur order was messing up my orders and drinks so it left the chef to not know what to cook.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear TashaT 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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JBcubicle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

This is a surprisingly small space with low ceilings and people crowded into every seat around the grills. Definitely do not recommend this restaurant while Covid is a concern, as you can't help but be on top of people.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear JBcubicle 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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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a very nice experience. Wish it was a bit more social distancing being practiced since I wasn't expecting the tables to be full and as close as they are but I tried not to think about it and just enjoy the time with family. Benihana never fails and is always an enjoyable experience

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear MelissaJ Our goal is to create great guest memories. We are pleased to hear we were able to do so for you and your family. 

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MaryLK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food, a little chilly by the window

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on January 4, 2022

Dear MaryLK We are happy you enjoyed the Benihana experience! Come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and great staff

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borism
France
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Noisy , table in the entrance!!!
Food average , warm

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vipJulieS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Had a 5pm reservation but didn’t get sat until 5:20PM I
Ordered veggie fried rice but no veggies were in the rice. Soup wasn’t great and ginger salad dressing tasted old. Server forgot our soda and chicken tenders.
The steak was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Spent almost 4 hours at the restaurant! Everything takes an eternity even with reservations. I made reservation and got there 5 minutes sooner. Waited 15 minutes to go to the table, + 30 minutes for the server, + 20 minutes for the drinks, + 40 minutes for the food, + 30 minutes for the desert and another 15 minutes for the bill. Don’t go!

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on December 30, 2021

Dear Guest 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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VincentH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the chief made my wife and I very happy

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sobrevalorado

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Responded on December 29, 2021

Dear Guest To better assist you, please contact us via our website with additional details.

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indianfoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Seated with another family (1) which the restaurant did not ask or notify us prior if that was ok given the current spikes in covid/omicron cases; (2) the other family were not wearing masks/had removed them way before the food was served and (3) on their phones constantly where music/loud noise was playing. If you're seated at a restaurant, you expect to have a quiet and pleasant experience - not everyone shares the same taste in music nor did the other family even ask if it was ok!! Overall, incredibly rude, inconsiderate and very unpleasant experience since this was our first (and probably last) time at Benihana!

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Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear indianfoodie on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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JANN
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love the location, best restaurant for a fun time. The chefs make it happen - volcano beating heart loads of fun

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not as tasty as it used to be. Getting drinks was very slow.

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Responded on December 27, 2021

Dear None 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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Stacy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

It is a cool idea but I found the food bland and the hibachi chef's experience a bit underwhelming. More theatrics would have been better and made up for the tasteless food.

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Responded on December 21, 2021

Dear Stacy 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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KatharineR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It is totally dated and the food is less than good but we go because it is dated and because we want a show, not healthy high-quality food. I guess. It would be nice if the food was a little better--less soy and more veggies ....
It is cute but definitely a novelty and that's about it.
Bring little kids here for an entertaining quick dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

To industrial and little passion and genuine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service, had a reservation, showed up 20 minutes early and they sat people that walked in without a reservation before us. Didn’t get sat until 30 min after our reservation. Waiter disappeared for long times and was just not attentive.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on December 29, 2021

Dear Guest 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Everything was perfect except our server but still Awsome dinner

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vipJanetF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Pre-theatre dinner and we were on a schedule. Sat down on-time but were left with only our order taken (and not even drinks delivered) for 45 minutes. Once cooking started we only have 30 minutes for the chef to cook/feed us, pay and get out. Food was delicious but we had to shovel our food in so that we didn’t miss our show.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on December 20, 2021

Dear JanetF 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food is truly sub par. The chef wasn’t very good or entertaining at the hibachi table. Our waitress was excellent and very attentive. Hostess was very cold and even with reservations we waited for our table even though it was already empty and set up for about 15 minutes. Would not go back. The Benihana in NJ is significantly better. For a New York location of a large chain I would assume they would try harder.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on December 20, 2021

Dear Guest We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the dining experience!

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TiffanyJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

We've heard so much about this place and had to try it during our NYC trip for our son's birthday. The entrance left a lot to desire, it looked like a decapitated night club. Going upstairs to sit, the chandelier were FILTHY! I almost felt I was going to be attacked by the gang of adult dust bunnies.
Tables were way too close to each other, even for pre-covid times. The soup was dark brown and the salad taste bitter. Staff was great and the entree was good per my family (I didn't eat) but they lacked on variety.
Hopefully this is exclusive to the Manhattan location. I would not recommend.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on December 20, 2021

Dear TiffanyJ on behalf of our team here at Benihana, we would like to sincerely apologize for your recent visit with us. If you have not done so already, please contact us via the Contact Us page on our website. We want to thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and welcome you to ‘Copy/Paste’ your review in order to save time. We look forward to following up with you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I love the show at Benihanas. Great to go with kids, but after one visit I say to myself I never need to do that again. The food is bland yet expensive. No one at our table ate even half of it. Drinks were weak, but the experience was fun.

Maybe I should go and order much cheaper food. Kids enjoyed the show, that’s what mattered most. 4 people nearly $400 tab and less than enjoyable food. That also matters I think.

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on December 20, 2021

Dear Guest 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Vacation & Anniversary

Benihana - New York, NY
Responded on December 20, 2021

Dear Guest On behalf of our team here at Benihana we would like to sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered, especially while celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please do so via the Contact Us page on our website so we can properly address your concerns.

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Alex
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, wonderful service, and the show is always so fun! 10/10

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Benihana - New York, NY is rated 4 stars by 4630 OpenTable diners.

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