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Benihana - New York, NY

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4487 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. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail. The restaurant includes a full bar with sushi lounge, great for after-work drinks and meeting friends.

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.

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
What 4487 people are saying
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3.8
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3.8
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Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LindaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Some patrons were not in adherence to the dress code. Many women were dressed skimpily.

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Teppanyakihead
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The prices jumped, but they’ve restored fried rice as included with lunch, so it’s not as bad as it was a few months ago. Our chef remembered us— that feeling of belonging is what we all want now. It was a perfect meal.

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RebeccaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Benihana made for a great birthday outing! We were three parties at one table, all with a chair in between our parties. The noise from surrounding tables was a bit loud (I think they were doing shots), but it was still an incredible experience. The food was delicious as always, and the staff was accommodating to our allergy needs. Definitely will return!

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TeeDee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I didnt think that because of covid that they was going to be taking anything from the guest especially if they couldn't give us a menu .. so when I show my daughter birthday meal coupon for her cup I was told no that I had to print it out , kinda made my daughter sad but whatever I guess . Food has really fell off but our waiter was very nice .. the chef didn't really have much enthusiasm maybe he was tired . Bathrooms were so gross and disgusting I had to hold myself Till I went home .

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KurtK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always fun for our kids and lots of food!! You never leave hungry.

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HelenJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Dirty, smelt bad, wait for tables despite a reservation, bathrooms disgraceful.

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ShantalF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Table was dirty staff was not accommodating . The facility has no air conditioning . The tables were to close to each other so you were basically rubbing shoulders with the next family from the other hibachi table . Definitely would not recommend how ever the Benihana’s in wood bridge has a beautiful facility

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Well NYC is open at 100 percent which means they are cramming multiple parties at the tables. We had 10 total people and a space for 8. From three different parties. This place I would skip.

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Nicegirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my friend's birthday. Great Service.

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VictoriaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Reservation was not private, nobody told me about to share the table, and my table was shared. The food was good but I didn’t receive the food like I ordered. All tables are really near each one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

tasty food and chef was super nice, cooked some delicious food and put on a great show for us!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and service

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NBNB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

All restaurants are having staff shortages right now. The good ones set customers expectations and prioritize those with reservations over walk-ins.

Then there are ones that approach their business like Benihana. Before the pandemic, this was one of my favorite quirky go-to places. I hope they get their act together.

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DolllyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent!!!!

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Milla
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overall, I was very displeased during my second experience at this restaurant and it was not what I anticipated. However, it was slightly overcrowded, the dining area was exceptionally tight due to the way the business positioned the chairs and the food could have been more fresher (the rice was hard). In addition to that, it was extremely loud (especially the guests). Generally speaking, the Benihana located on 47 West 56th Street, honestly needs a great deal of organization (collectively)… Furthermore, my reservation for a party of 3 was reserved for 10pm and I wasn’t seated at a table until 11pm, which is the time they close. All in all, unfortunately, it was not what I was looking forward to.

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DavidF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Benihana is a covid super-spreader with no regard for cdc standards. They packed 8-9 people at a table with barely a. Foot of distance. No one was wearing masks in the waiting area. When we were seated no one was wearing a mask. We asked it everyone was vaccinated and 2 people said no. No one had checked or cared. It was also 100 degrees. Needless to say we left.

Absolutely horrified at he the blatant disregard for public safety

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DanaC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Our experience was mediocre. The meat and vegetables were ok but the hibachi noodle dishes were extremely sweet and almost inedible. It also took a long time after we were seated for our hibachi chef to come out. Despite there being a lot of food, I did not feel the price was justified.

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LindO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food and staff. Highly recommend.

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AnastasiaF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I usually try to go to Benihana's when I'm in town. I just love their food. It is a great restaurant to go to. It is a little pricey, but so worth the cost. Worth trying if you've never been.

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Pierre
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

You really want to go here or you are taking someone who wants to come here. It is very noisy.

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CherieH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fun place for bday celebration , good food fun staff

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Tangoer
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Because of the social distancing We were surprised to be seated with 4 strangers . Fortunately 2 of them left and we were able to spread out safely. The bar service took a very long time to revert that they were missing an ingredient. Consequently our drinks arrived half-way through the meal. However the chef and waitress were very nice and efficient. The noise level and the coolness of the room could be împroved. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday first time.I have go back I like the food

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AlisonC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were seated next to the grill vent/fan-way way too noisy. Service was spotty and the hibachi “show” by the chef was exceedingly mediocre!

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JuliaX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Our friend rice was overcooked and stone hard. They changed sauces. The restaurant was crazy hot even before they started cooking. We were packed at the table like sardines.

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Anonymous
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Service was slow for even a refill on a soft drink

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vipGarethE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We got together with a group of 10 friends and it was a perfect night. Retro, slightly cheesy and fun.

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YvonneF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

It was a terrible experience. I will never go back to this location.

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Rebecca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My chef DANIEL refused to listen to any of our request to add seasoning to our foods which made it come out HORRIBLE on top of that he served us raw food he was so busy trying to rush cooking that it wasn’t done at all. The manager ended up taking everything off the bill and apologized for the chefs actions. That was the worst time I’ve ever had there. Anytime has ALWAYS been a good experience just not this day. I NEVER want to go back again honestly

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KwenMonet
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Experience... but the greeting at the door was questionable. I presented my Chef's Table coupon for my Twins' Bday on my phone but was rudely told that I had to print it out w/o knowing where to do so but someone else stepped in & told me where to go. Not everyone has access to a printer so I believe that's pretty ridiculous when the barcode is on your phone. Personally, it irritated me that the Only BW there was Nasty to Everyone(of color) If you asked her Anything she'll give 1 word & put her head down as if you were no longer there to her. SMH But other than being greeted by an Azzhole! IT WAS AWESOME! The chef was great. Server was amazing. I would dine again but I honestly would ask if that rude lady was working because she's truly a Vibe killer(lol)
Question: WHY IS SHE AT YOUR FRONT DOOR???? She has ZERO customer service skills & I've owned 4 businesses. Let the others do the job because they were kind. She is Far from it. Even when we returned she was rude & stood us to the side for 25 mins w/o telling us anything while others when ahead. It upset my kids on their Bday & it was our 1st time! I'm sure I'm NOT the only one but I will be calling ahead to make sure my next visit will be w/o her negative presence. But Thank You for the Wonderfulness overall! Rocky start, Great ending

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

i went there with me and my family , and the air condioner wasnt working, imagine being in a restaurant in which

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Amber
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Place had no AC elevator was dirty always late had to wait
40 min after reservation disgraceful I rushed out due to NO AC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El aire estaba dañado y el calor estaba insoportable pero después todo lo demás excelente

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Amazing food, but it took 30 minutes to get a chef at our table, had to send several dirty dishes back from the place setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not a great experience. We were seated in a very small room that was loud with mechanical noises and was very hot. Extremely slow service. I’ve been to a few Benihana locations - but this one was very disappointing.

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Julian
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Made reservation for 7pm - we arrived at 7:15 and had to wait until 7:50 to be seated. By 8:30, the chef had not arrived to the table and we decided to leave. Staff were entirely unapologetic (nearly rude to begin with) and offered no explanation.

Will not be returning; one of my worst experiences at a restaurant.

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SherryR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, excellent food. VERY accommodating to vegetarians at the hibachi tables. The tofu was generously portioned. Had forgotten hiw quick and professional waiters can be. Kudos!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our family Benibana experience was really good. The food was good as well as the service.

Will come again !!!!

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Tech
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chef was a delight cost overall a little high

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Location was very dirty and understaffed. Had a reservation via open table and was sat 45m late and another 30m for service to start.

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Benihana - New York, NY is rated 4 stars by 4487 OpenTable diners.

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