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About Benihana - Chandler
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 Chandler is situated in the perimeter shops at Chandler Fashion Center, the area’s finest shopping mecca just off the 101 Price Freeway at Chandler Blvd. It is near the Chandler Center for the Performing Arts as well as the Arizona Railway Museum. Enjoy Happy Hour each Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m., and on Friday between 4-7 p.m.
Chandler, AZ 85226-5220
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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
101 Freeway Exit
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Benihana - Chandler Ratings and Reviews
The food has been great, but we would like to make a reservation that includes the chef. We come in frequently and have gotten the chance to have many chefs. Felt like Taylor was by far the best and would like to at least try to include him with our experience as much as possible. Thanks!
I have been a customer for nearly 40 years, Chandler, AZ is fa f superior to Scottsdale, AZ. While the chef put on an entertaining presentation his food just did not make the grade. The salad dressing, which is my wife's favorite was horrible. The chicken fried rice was off, it was mushy. the filet was also off. Our waitress was outstanding. Again the performance cooking the tables food was incredible, but the taste of the food was a disappointment.
We had a fantastic time as a party of 8 for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Our waitress and chef were amazing. We had two toddlers with us and everyone went out of their way to not only entertain everyone (little ones included!) but also make my 11 year old birthday girl feel super special. My only complaint is their birthday ‘perks’. I use parenthesis when saying ‘perks’ because in the 10+ years we’ve been going to Benihana we feel their birthday perks have gone from a great value for appreciated customers to inconvenient and unusable (for us anyway). We used to always use our birthday certificates for lunch because that’s the only time my husband and I could make it in, however several years ago they stopped allowing them to be used for lunch. Dinner is much more expensive and not always an option but my husband’s birthday is the same month as My daughter’s and we brought his birthday certificate with us thinking that we could save $30 when buying dinner for 8. Unfortunately we were told they only accept them Monday through Thursday’s. Well, we have 4 kids and activities up the wazoo and getting there on a weeknight is not typically a realistic option for us. The food was amazing, and as I said, the wait staff was also amazing but I feel like they dangle that $30 birthday ‘gift’, which is, admittedly, incredibly generous, but then they make it so difficult to use with the restrictions. I’d honestly rather get only $10 or $15 I could use anytime!
Food was good. Service we really bad. Had a reservation and waited 20 minutes for tabla a we were early for reservation. Waited another 30 minutes for someone to come to our table. Hubby is as almost done with dinner before his white rice appeared. Food was good but the size of portion were small. But price stays the same. Will need to look for a new habachi to go to.
We go often here. This time we had Chef Taylor, he was pretty great. I usually get the Land and Sea, Filet Mingion with Scallops. 1st Chef to cook my scallops to perfection! I would definitely recommend him to be your chef.
One thing I hope to stress is the lady in charge of scheduling puts too much on the servers. Our server, NOT Chef was all over the place. She didn't have a break and had a lot of tables to serve. Not the servers fault more like the Female Manager that wears glasses. Sometimes you reserve a time, show up on time, and don't get sat for almost an hour. Which is ridiculous since you reserve a time.
Great drinks are Toyko Mule, Kappa Collins. Rainbow sushi is delish!
Showed up 15 minutes early for a reservation and wasnt seated until 45 minutes after my reservation. The supervisor at the front of the house apparently never checked me in when i arrived and spoke with her. She was rude to the employees in front of guests. Once i was seated, the experience was what it always is. .excellent! The chefs are always spot on and the food seals the deal.
We always come here for every special occasion because we always have so much fun! This last visit they were behind in the kitchen so they did everything they could to keep us happy while we waited. That included a free appetizer and the manager coming and talking with us. Our chef was hilarious and had all the adults and children at the table laughing! We will for sure be back in November for my birthday!
I am a frequent visitor here at the chandler location, very few visits at the Scottsdale location. So aside from the fact that I am very knowledgeable on how my visit should follow upon my arrival. With that being said the service was very horrible, the manager which is a female that wears glasses was very rude, interrupted my conversation that I was having with the hostess. the conversation consisted of me requesting one of few chefs that me and my family are familiar with and love their cooking, so she decided it was ok to interrupt me while I expressed my request. Alongside her advising me it was not an accommodation they usually tend to provide she may be able to, (keep in mind this is literally my 20th plus time requesting this same accommodation). The food as well was not fully cooked. Server was not knowledgeable with what I was requesting on the menu. Just over all an unpleasant visit, not asking for special treatment but just to be treated equally and recognized for frequent visitation
The person taking our order took about 15-20 minutes before she came to get our drink orders. Then took another 10-50 minutes to bring them. Our chef was ok. But I don't like getting my main course served in courses. First the fried rice which is a 4 dollar up charge. When your meal already cost 38 dollars there should not be a 4 dollar up charge for 1/6 of a chicken breast and a couple veggies. Then the steak which the chop up. Like cheap steak and then finally the lobster. The green tea ice cream was good. Then the bill didn't come. We had to go to the front register to pay. If it wasn't for my girlfriends liking this place I would have went one time and never been back. Even with a birthday voucher this place is over priced
Our first experience was a let down. Server was very nice & energetic. Soup was just warm, saw steam coming off other tables soup. Expected more "show". Our chef was likeable and tried hard but think he needed better training to help him be successful. Shrimp app overcooked due to tail removal time. Fried rice came way ahead of protein. Steak/Shrimp entree overcooked. Onions served at end of meal, not with entree. Chef could be great - Training works wonders!
Bad experience. Was not greeted at the door by hostess. Waiter would not except my birthday coupon. I had to have manager validate and approve coupon. Then the waiter charge me twice. Once for my bill and another bill for another table. I'm still fighting over a week with the managers to give me my money.
We had some confusion when being seated. We were a party of four for my daughters birthday. We told them her boyfriend was 15 minutes out and they kept wanting to clear his plate away even before they were close to taking our order. That was annoying. What saved the evening was our chef Sam! Best chef we've had at any Benihana in 20 years!
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