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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.
Bethesda, MD 20814
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:
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.
Private Party Contact:
Bernadette Brillantes: (855) 428-7029
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
Benihana - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews
By far my worst dining experience ever, the manager had the worst attitude not hospitable at all, the chef did not engage with us at all, there was a fight that broke out between the manager and another person dining, the chef dropped a bowl while cooking that cut my foot and he not once apologized. I drove 1hr and 25 mins to this restaurant thinking somehow we receive a 4 Star dining experience on Valentines Day and was the complete opposite. My table was still waiting for our food, while the restaurant was closed, cleaners were vacuuming around our table and trying to clean what they could until we were still waiting for the rest of our food to be prepared,I was unable to dine in and eat because the restaurant was closed and most of my food was cold because the chef took so long preparing my choice of meat, funny but we received our appetizers last. Very disappointed in my overall experience!!! Oh yea I was seated 20 mins after my reservation time.
The person who checks you in when you have a reservation wasn’t very friendly. When I arrived all of my party hadn’t arrived yet. She said: I would have to wait until everyone arrived and I couldn’t be seated beforehand.
Food was okay. The soup we received wasn’t hot. More room temperature. The alcohol beverage I ordered was watered down.
What happened? The food was AWFUL! PLEASE tell me when did Japanese start putting chicken in the fried rice? I ate the food because I hadn't eaten since that morning. The food at Kobi and other Japanese resturants such as this are MUCH better. I am extremely disappointed...$90.62 wasted
This is definitely a place for kids’ birthdays, just be aware. The noise is shouting level, but the chefs are fun & the food is tasty. I was disappointed that I never did actually get a clean sake glass - the first had a lipstick mark on it (I honestly gagged at that), then the second was equally dirty, but at least it didn’t have a pair of lips obvious. I ordered a bottle of alcohol after that, I didn’t trust the dish washing.
The teppan cook was good. The service was horrible. We received our soup and salad after the main course was served. The server did not refill any drink for the entire table. The restrooms were disgusting. I’ve been to many Benihana restaurants nationwide. This one was the worst by far.
The staff was rude and the service was terrible. It was definitely the worst hibachi experience I've ever had. The chef barely did any tricks. The hostesses were extremely rude. Our waiter kept forgetting our order (did not bring green tea or ice cream included with meal, even though we asked). Also, I had to ask for water at least 5 different times, and didn't get any until the end of the meal. This experience ruined my birthday. I will not be returning!
They were running an hour behind on reservation times causing us to have to wait and the restaurant was so cold that everyone was sitting with their warm coats on. The food and service were good (once we were seated) but they really need to get their act together if they'll continue to accept reservations.
We had reservation at 14:00 but didn't get our first course (soup) until 14:30 (or a bit later)- the soup was cold (feel like it was sitting out for long time). Our server just screwed up so many things. Not an ideal way to start a new year, especially paying Holiday menu price.
The cooking started around 14:40 - no complaints to the chef, as he did a wonderful job.
The restaurant is extremely cold. Even with cooking right in front of us, all of us at the table kept our coats on.
I visit this establishment at least twice a year, I’m not a resident of the city, I prefer their chicken fried rice over Kobe’s. Anyway, this particular visit was for dinner on NYE. My reservation was at 930pm I arrived late but they still honored my reservation. The host informed us that the dining room was cold this evening but being as though it was NYE and past 10pm other dining options were slim. Food was okay, the lobster was great. However the waitress never came back after the entrees were done so that I could order another round of drinks. I also expected maybe, since everyone dined with their jackets on a nice gesture, like free chicken fried rice, would’ve been a cool compromise. Either way Benihana is always god for a nice evening dinner. I’m sure next time the temperature will be just right!
new year's eve, the heat didn't seem to be working. however it took a LOT of agitated people at our table for them to address it by offering a 25% discount. they should have acknowledged the problem as soon as we arrived. even staff was bundled up. instead the manager kept telling staff to tell us that the heat was working.
The heat was not working -- on New Year's Eve no less! We were freezing during the entire meal. The restaurant was understaffed which meant that it took 15 minutes to get a glass of water and another 15 minutes to get a refill. Also, the hot soup did not come out after the chef had begun preparing the main courses. The family next to us received their appetizers after they completed their meal.
The chef was distracted and not fun for the kids. Also, the kids like the sherbert and we like the green tea ice cream. Guess what? The restaurant was out of both. At 7:00 p.m. We should have expected some of this being New Year's but it was a lousy experience. We won't go back. If 0 stars was a choice above, I would have gone with that. Not cheap, either.
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