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Benihana - Houston - Downtown

Welcome to Benihana and a dining experience unlike any other! If you’ve never been to Benihana before, let us tell you what you can expect: Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups of eight to ten, 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.



Or you can visit our sushi lounge where a talented sushi chef will prepare the freshest sashimi, maki and signature sushi rolls with the same flair that made Benihana a legend in Japanese cuisine. Smaller tables and more intimate seating is available in the lounge or bar on a first-come, first-served basis, whether you’re looking to enjoy one of our delicious Benihana Teppanyaki entrées or our amazing selection of sushi!
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334 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(334 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 334 reviews
5 stars
(148)
4 stars
(99)
3 stars
(56)
2 stars
(15)
1 star
(16)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.3 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(199)
  • special occasion(153)
  • kid-friendly(94)
  • great for lunch(76)
  • fit for foodies(43)
  • romantic(42)
Benihana - Houston - Downtown Reviews List
Review 1 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 2 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Birthday Dinner!

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Celebrated husbands birthday with dinner at Bennihana's. Waitstaff, chef's, food and atmosphere were great! Planning on returning very soon for lunch."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 4 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
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Review 5 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2012
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Review 6 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
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Review 7 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
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Review 8 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 9 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

First time at Benihanas downtown

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food was great, service was good and ambiance was good as well. Now I know that it's best to take a big group instead of just table for two. First time there and we opted to sit in the table section as it was a bit crowded in hibachi table. But needless to say will be back but with a big group so we can enjoy the entertainment & dinning!"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good food but waiting time is horrible

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The food is exeptionally good but i do have to say that the wait time for the chef to come out and make the food is horrible the time you have to wait is immense!! But the service is excellent"
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had Joseph cook for us this time and his seasoning was subpar as well as his cooking temperatures! I have come to this location for the last 3 years at least 3-4 times a year! Overall, had one great dining experience!"
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2015
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Review 12 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Too many people squeezed into small tables.

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 13 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

always a fun meal.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My mom always said not to play with my food. Here at Benihana they leave that up to the professionals to play with your food. It's just fun and the food is always delicious! Don't forget the garlic butter for your seafood."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Loved everything about it!!!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Overall it was a very good experience, the only thing I would change is the chefs attitude he wasn't rude just....... Not very lively too quiet, food was very delicious our waitress was very nice."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 16 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 17 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food is really good but the service is lacking"
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
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Review 18 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
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Review 19 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Our server Mimi was absolutely fabulous! She was extremely attentive to the four children at our table. My son timed her refill of his drink - a mere 6 seconds to leave the table & return with a fresh beverage. Amazing! Mimi shared she has only been at Benihana for three weeks. We were all pleased with her excellent service. Our chef Doan was a gifted showman. Kudos to the Benihana team! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 21 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 22 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
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Review 23 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2005
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Review 24 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/04/2015
 2007
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/04/2015
 2007
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Review 25 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2012
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Review 27 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2011
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Review 29 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The only disappointment is when the chef was informed he cooked an order incorrectly, he slammed down his spatula and rice was sent into our lap."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 30 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2016
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Review 31 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/01/2016
 2010
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Review 32 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Chef and waitresses"
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
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Review 33 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/04/2016
 2010
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Review 34 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 35 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2012
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Review 36 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 37 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

I got no rice and barely got a refill on my drink

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"It seemed nice walking in everyone had smiles on there faces along with a pleasant atmosphere. Our server was nice but she only gave me one drink and right when we were receiving our check she asked if we wanted another drink! While the chef cooked our tables food he seemed more into the white family with children. We all have pay for the food along with some entertainment so next time I at least expect some rice along with my meal. I shouldn't of even paid but I took a friend to see how it was and I should of went to a buffet."
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 38 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Racially profiled.

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"I was very disappointed, we had a Mexican cook and I felt like I was at a Taqueria, he wanted to speak just Spanish, the food had no flavor. The restaurant needs to be updated and painted, for as much a we paid, they could have keep the broom and dust pan out of site. And since it was New years eve, they busted out with an expensive menu. Will never go back."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
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Review 39 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Thank You

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Thank you for making our engagement dinner special. You guys went above and beyond to make the evening special and I appreciate that."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 40 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 41 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
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Review 43 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was a good visit. I work in the restaurant industry and was a little put back by the fact that they wrote in the the tip on the receipt and charged that amount. I would have left more than that."
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2016
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Review 44 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went for our anniversary. The place was empty. Our server was extremely attentive. Betty was great on the hibachi. Our food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves. A large party came in the middle of our dinner and were say behind us. They were very loud but it didn't disturb us too much. I will definitely return."
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
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Review 45 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great for all occasions. Wows the kids and adults

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 46 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Hot Spot!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I love my downtown location because of the easy parking and friendly staff..."
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2008
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Review 47 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/28/2015
 2011
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Review 48 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Benihana Houston

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Benihana isn't for die-hard lovers of Japanese cuisine; it's for those who want an experience, but not to be taken too far out of their American-food comfort zone. For instance, the miso soup uses a beef-based dashi, or stock; the ginger in the salad dressing is fairly muted; seasonings have a decidedly Western bias. None of these are bad things, as long as you know you're in for a Japanese-lite experience. And this is sometimes all your aged parents or less culinarily experimental friends need or want.
The food quality was, as with all Benihana sites I've been to, quite decent. The show seems to have lost a bit of the artistry I expected--a lot more bang-the-knife-and-spatula and less actual flip-and-toss of the food--but the food preparer (I'm not sure I can call the position "chef") kept up a friendly banter, and at least for our table of 5, things moved along promptly. I did notice the table next to us, a much larger party of about 10, were waiting quite a bit longer that we did--we were both seated at the same time, and we were out the door while they were still waiting for their main courses to be prepared. Just a caveat.
Prices were, as is normal with Benihana, moderately high, but not outrageous. I did opt to skip alcoholic beverages--those prices were stiff enough that I decided to enjoy my own stocks at home."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 49 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 50 for Benihana - Houston - Downtown
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/22/2015
 2010
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