About Benihana - Bethesda
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 Bethesda is located on Wisconsin Avenue in beautiful downtown Bethesda, just a short drive from Washington D.C. Book your next event for up to 32 guests in our private dining room; perfect for private parties, corporate meetings, and large birthday celebrations. Ask about our Private Event Dining options. Subject to availability. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday 4–7 p.m. Enjoy signature cocktails, specialty sushi rolls and a variety of appetizers starting at just $3.00.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Ask about Private Event Dining Book your next event for up to 32 guests in our private dining room. Perfect for private parties, corporate meetings and large birthday celebrations. Subject to availability.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews
We made this reservation for my wife and ...
We made this reservation for my wife and daughter's birthday. I made sure to express that in the comment section of the reservation and when we arrived at the restaurant. The dinner was going as expected, until the chef began to cook the food. The chef literally peppered my wife's steak. So much so, that the pepper overwhelmed the flavor of the steak. We asked to speak to a manager who stated that he would have another prepared immediately and sent right over. This is crucial because by now everyone else was eating dinner. 30 minutes later, my wife got up to ask the manager about the steak, that hadn't been delivered yet, because we were having our food boxes to go by then. The manager went to another table and said I have t right here! My wife then explained that we were done eating, and he could just take the steak off of her meal. She was very disappointed, as this was her choice of restaurant for her birthday, and I was upset because she was upset. The manager did bring her a meal to go, but by then the damage was done. I'm not sure if we will frequent this restaurant again. Very disappointed.
Ian our waiter was fantastic. Our chef w ...
Ian our waiter was fantastic. Our chef was also lively and paid attention to our specific dietary details. The service at the front desk/host however were not as welcoming as I would expect. Arrived at 8:30 with 5 out of my party of 6 and were told needed to wait for the entire party to arrive. 5 mins later the last person of the party of 6 showed up and we waited another 30 mins before we finally sat down. Had to keep checking with them to see if our table was ready. The service at the front desk almost ruined what finally turned out to be a great night out
HORRIBLE service. The table next to us ...
HORRIBLE service. The table next to us was seated well after us, ordered after us, and got their drinks and first course before us. And we had kids!! Hibachi chef was very lame. THEY DIDN'T BUS THE TABLE AT ALL DURING OUR MEAL! I had to stop someone to ask them to take the many dirty dishes away before they brought dessert. The server looked at me like it never even occurred to him that we might not want three courses of dishes there when we ate dessert. Never going back.
We have been regulars at this Benihana b ...
We have been regulars at this Benihana but are now rethinking our frequency to this establishment. We were there to celebrate my twins' Birthday. Waitress rushed us, didn't ask if we wanted dessert - just brought the kids rainbow sherbet (didn't offer vanilla or chocolate options, as they usually do), and my son wasn't even asked what he wanted for dinner (waitress walked away and I had to check in with her to order for my son). We weren't done eating dinner and they brought dessert, took a pic, and gave us the check. I've never felt so rushed. I know it was a busy night there, but this was horrible business practice.
I had a reservation on a Sunday night in ...
I had a reservation on a Sunday night in November to celebrate birthdays. The restaurant was packed! The chefs never fail to entertain. I don't know who had more fun, my three year old grandson or ninety four year old father in law. Our group of ten had a great time. The food is always reliable.
The hostess could be more attentive. Once my father in law arrived, we asked if he could be seated instead of standing in the foyer, they really did not care or pay much attention to our request. The tables are tight for a group of ten.
The birthday boy (who turned 25), really enjoyed going back to the place he celebrated many childhood birthdays.
My family and I have been going to Benih ...
My family and I have been going to Benihana for years. This is the first time that we had a subpar experience. The food was bland, my salmon over cooked, the waiter was slow and absent and the chef did not engage with the kids. All in all a horrible experience.
The age old question of where do you wan ...
The age old question of where do you want to eat is never a problem when it comes down to Benihana. The dining experience is a special one when considering the needs of a family of five. We go for birthdays and on this occasion we were celebrating mine and my son's. This experience was better than the last time we were there due to our chef Jose. Our server Marcus was quick and efficient and hit on everything that makes the whole dining experience fun for us. Any meal where the kids can feed for themselves is a success and this evening was a fun example for everyone involved. Special thanks to Benihana for sending out the birthday voucher!
This is not my first time at Benihana's. ...
This is not my first time at Benihana's. I am a regular at my home town location. When there is an opportunity to bring the whole family together for a great meal and a great experience we come here.
This location has not been updated like some of the others. It could use a more modern feel. The age of everything was very apparent. This worn out appearance cost it one star.
The food is very tasty and everyone enjo ...
The food is very tasty and everyone enjoys the hibachi grill with your food being cooked right in front of you. Because of how expensive it is, with children, it is very expensive and we only go for a special occasion. If the entrees were more affordable we would surely visit more often.
Despite making a reservation at 8 o'cloc ...
Despite making a reservation at 8 o'clock we were finally seated at 8:30pm. Our server was incredibly slow, and a table that sat down after us was getting faster service. After we complained, Benihana took off 20% of the bill. We did not start eating until after 9 PM.
The concept is great watching food being ...
The concept is great watching food being prepared in front of you but it would help if the food at least was seasoned. It was very bland and the service is just interested in turning the tables really quickly as opposed to giving you excellent service. I seriously doubt I would return to a Benihana.
Great Chef and waiter. Both outstanding ...
Great Chef and waiter. Both outstanding. Disappointed that because I booked open table through your site I don't get open table points. Also, I never got my birthday meal back in June and no one ever took care of it.
This is our second time to this location ...
This is our second time to this location and the food is consistently good. The service this most recent time was terrible. We had the first two courses of our meal...the soup and then the salad...and we still had nothing to drink! An hour after we were seated they still had not started cooking. Thank goodness the food was great or it would have been a huge waste of money rather than just an embarrassment to the guests we had brought.
We had lots of fun. We took our 5 year ...
We had lots of fun. We took our 5 year old granddaughter for her birthday. She loved it. The chef spent some time entertaining her with the flaming volcano and made a beating heart out of fried rice. Speaking of the fried, wow, delicious!
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