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Benihana - Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee, WI

Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

3.8
3.8
641 Reviews
$50 and over
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

7:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 270-0890
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 641 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
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

641 Reviews
  1. JCarm

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed with the service and the cook. Bad experience will never go back!

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  2. TiffanyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The environment was nice, welcoming, service was great. Chefs were very entertaining. Food was awesome.

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  3. DanD

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Scallops were very fishy tasting even after they were reheated. two people said the same thing-not good. Steak was good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Loved the food, especially the sushi.

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  5. JeanM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Benihana’s! The food is delicious and the chefs are entertaining. I’ve been to another hibachi restaurant in Waukesha that doesn’t compare.

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  6. AngelaD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible service, the hibachi chef didn’t talk and struggled. Sad to see the greatness that was once the Benihana brand is now gone.

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  7. gailo

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had not been to a Benihana for years but always enjoyed it. We were worried when we got to the restaurant as it seemed deserted. But then we went upstairs where the dining was. Food was great.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! Great entertainment and experience.

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  9. MichelleJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Teriyaki Chicken, scallops and shrimp are always good

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience definitely would go back very classy.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time taking family for a first hibachi experience - great options for all ages and a chef who read the kids well and made it fun.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Lackluster hibachi chef, waitress messed up order and then messed up correcting order, food lacked seasoning; overall terrible experience. And to top it off, undeserved 20% gratuity added to all checks. Will definitely never return.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is usually great, just needed a little more flavor (a little bland). We seem to get the newer server who needs more training to be a better server (though nice enough). Portions definitely keep getting smaller and smaller where it’s almost unaffordable.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Great chef entertainment

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  15. ToniW

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food wasn’t as great as usual. Prices have increased making it less value for your money. We like Benihana experience and food used to be the best. We were a little disappointed with this past visit.

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  16. KeyonnaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation and when we got there it was closed

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  17. EllaR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation online and we arrived to find the restaurant was closed.

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  18. ErinG

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation thru Open Table. Got to the restaurant only to find out the city closed it down and the restaurant never reached out to those with reservations to let them know. Ended up driving around looking for another place to eat that wasn’t packed as we were under a time limit to get to a concert later that evening.

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  19. KarlaG

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Entertaining dining experience. Interactive with table mates. Delicious and fun.

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  20. WendyS

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been going for my birthday for years. They didn't take a group picture of us this year. :( Food and service were good.

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  21. LasonyaB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Japanese cook gave mostly all the food that we paid for to his cousin and cousin ladyfriend. I felt that if I'm paying a $300 bill for a family of 3then I need all my food I paid for. Very unprofessional and I felt I was cheated out of my food portions even the cook stated he's my cousin that's why he gets more! Not cool

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed dinner very much at Benihana. The chef was great!

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  23. JosephN

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the place great food great appetizers I will be back again and again

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  24. JulieL

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a very weird experience at the restaurant. We have been to hibachi restaurants numerous times and thought this would be fun for the kids to enjoy as they usually love them! Our chef could not speak English so he never engaged at all with us! Didn’t have fun with the cooking like they usually do…no egg in the hat…no I love you in rice…etc. The only thing he did was make a heart beat with the rice…and had we not been to another hibachi before like the other couple we sat with we would have not had a clue what he was doing…and after the whole meal was done and cleaned up did the onion train for 5 seconds. I ordered noodles instead of rice…didn’t get them after asking three times, until we told another worker and she came over and told him. He threw them on the grill for no joke 30 seconds with some soy sauce and plopped them on my plate. Still cold. And this is after the rest of the food was already done. Rice came out and was also plopped on our plate at least 30 mins before the meats…so cold…chicken done first…then some beef done…then the barely cooked zucchini and onions…then more beef on some plates…nothing but the meats were warm. Just very odd! My husband never got his spicy sauce added but we were charged for it…and there was an automatic gratuity for four people added also. We did have these things adjusted but wow just weird.

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  25. JulieS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Chef only knew two words and kept repeating them- (yum, yum). All of the steaks were over cooked in spite of the orders being repeated multiple times. They used two average sized boneless chicken breasts to make ten orders of chicken fried rice, needless to say there wasn't much chicken especially for $6/order. The waitress spoke too fast and was very hard to understand, and she didn't listen to the customers anyway. Most annoying was they added a 20% gratuity to our bill for a party of four and without telling us!! If I had an option, I would've given a 10% gratuity and even that was too generous. Won't be back and recommend others stay away too.

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  26. KatherineC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was always in a hurry. She didn't clear dishes at end of meal as well. Perhaps she was at the end of her shift. We were there celebrating birthday, and made us purchase beverages. Apparently this is new to the birthday club certificates. The chef who cooked our food was amazing and the food was amazing as well.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal was great, but the chef did not put on a show at all - it was disappointing. I also made the reservation as a birthday celebration. They did not acknowledge or make any comment for my birthday.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. The only issue I had was that they were really rushing you out.

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  29. SeanR

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our cook was amazing! I wish I could say the same about the waitress. She disappeared and even the cook even jokingly asked for a cell phone at the table to see if we could call and find her. There was black hair in my rice. The waitress did replace it. The waitress gave our table dessert (ice cream). However, she took forever to get one more. It came so late that the bill was already paid. The restaurant was not that busy.

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  30. SarahS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went and had a fun experience. It was noisy though so our older family members had difficulty hearing the waitstaff.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Cook was great. Server was inattentive. Had to wait long time for service and to order another drink.

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  32. EmilyB

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food. Go every year around Christmas time. Like the entertainment.

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  33. KarenH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good, the communication was lacking. Messed up my order and took 20 minutes to finally get. Everyone was already done eating so I basically took it to go. Never offered to do anything for us for the mess up . Very disappointed!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    A reservation was made 1 month in advance. When we were seated, a screaming child sat next to us. The waitress came and took our drink order, at which time I showed the waitress my birthday coupon. She told us it had to be printed and refused to accept it. The assistant manager came over and told us the same thing. (I called the day before to confirm the coupon would be accepted on a phone, and was told that was fine.) He was very rude and disrespectful and told us we could leave! I go to my local Benihana in Newport Beach, CA at least once a month and never had an issue. The restaurant was virtually empty on December 21 at 7:15 PM. That speaks volumes about how this restaurant is run! I was visiting my sister in Milwaukee for my birthday and the holidays, and the assistant manager literally yelled at me like a 4 year old and reduced me to tears! When I asked for the GM, I was told she was in the hospital and refused to give me the corporate office number. We left without eating. Terrible service, awful manager, and rude staff! My next Benihana experience will be back home in CA! Serious issues with this restaurant!!

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  35. CindyW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had land n sea (steak and scallops). It was delicious. The starter soup is one of our favorites. Love the ginger dressing on the salad too. The meal was yummy and consistent over all the years we have been coming. It is a special place for our family. The chocolate ice cream is the perfect way to end the meal. Then getting our car from the valet (only $8 + tip) leaves us loving Benihanas as we drive away. Overall a great experience.

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  36. AdamA

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Was really excited about bringing my Date here for her first time. The performance of the person cooking the food at our table was dismal at fast. We were often looking at the table next to us wishing that we weret here instead. Much more flair than ours. The food we have was way overcooked. The lobster shrimp and scallops were extremely rubbery. The rice was Inevitable due to being undercooked and crunchy.

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  37. Karl

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    No. The whole experience wasn't great. I know what to expect from a teppanyaki place and I've even been to a Benihana many years ago... this was subpar at best. With a reservation, the wait was excessive and rather unpleasant; I was there a full hour before I was served a drink. The table was blowing cold air at every seat. The waitress got many things wrong for the entire table. The chef wasn't particularly skilled and had what I would call an abbreviated routine. Everything was painfully slow. I understand this sort of restaurant will be rather loud, but it was so loud, speaking with the person next to me required leaning in. I was incredibly disappointed. Never again.

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  38. NadiaW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    For my first visit, I was disappointed with my visit after realizing the staff wasn’t honest with me about using my birthday certificate I was rewarded with by Benihana. My bill was over $80 (20% gratuity added) which was okay with me. However, I went to pay my bill and wanted to utilize the certificate I could not because it was not honored and the manager and waitress stated it can only be used Mon-Thur for your birthday but as stated to the staff my birthday fell on a Friday. I was verbally told over the phone that I was allowed to utilized it. By this being my first experience with this establishment, it was my last experience and I will never return.

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  39. Foodlover

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a reservation time for a reason. They sat us late (having a child made this very hard). Then they say another 3 people at our table 20 minutes later meaning they had to start the ordering process over. They seemed to have only one chef so the man had 2 tables before us.

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  40. LisaW

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a Wednesday night. Good time to go since it was not too busy. I had the 6 course meal with the steak and chicken. It was prepared by hibachi chef and fun to watch. I would recommend for couples or friends and family.

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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 641 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Benihana - Milwaukee, WI

850 N Plankinton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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