About Benihana - Dallas
Dallas, TX 75251
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. A visit to Benihana Dallas is like stepping into a Japanese country farmhouse among the bustle of the city. The restaurant is surrounded by a koi-filled lake. Guests cross a wooden bridge to the entrance and once inside, they are met with cordial greetings from the hosts. The restaurant consists of several smaller rooms which afford a sense of privacy; larger groups can opt for the four-table rooms located on either wing.
Japanese, Sushi, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
635 & Coit
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Benihana - Dallas Ratings and Reviews
We took my 6 year old son here for his f ...
We took my 6 year old son here for his first time and we had a great time as a family. Our service was great. Our reservation was 5:45 and we got seated right away. Our waiter was attentive and the chef was fun, the food good. It's expensive, but for a fun family night, special date or occasion, that's ok. We did notice as we left it was a lot more packed. This is not speed dining, so if you will not like to maybe have to wait make an earlier reservation as we did. It went really well for us.
Horrible service for our birthday celebr ...
Horrible service for our birthday celebration. Our waitress wasn't serving our side courses accordingly. She would take a long time to come check up on us. Two of us didn't even get our rice even tho we reminded her 3 times! By then the rest of our food was plain cold. I bought TWO cakes in which I asked her to bring out. She only took out one, I reminded her again and the cake was just sitting there she wouldn't pull it out of the bag...very frustrating. Horrible customer service on a slow night for a party of 9..
My wife enjoys going here for her birth ...
My wife enjoys going here for her birthday. The food is always great. This visit our wait time was a hour at the table because it was a busy night, manager came over and apologized, and gave everyone a discount. Always a great place to eat overall, the cooks keep it interesting with laughter and entertainment.
I enjoy good food, the koi pond, and the ...
I enjoy good food, the koi pond, and the chef's display of cooking and entertaining us. You can also meet other people since we are all sitting around the grill. The disappointment this New Year's Eve was we were not offered the green tea, ice cream nor was our picture taken. We have been going here for birthdays and the last four New Year's Eve. I have the pictures of our previous NYE still on my fridge from the other years. What happened? Aren't you going to do pictures anymore? I missed the tea and ice cream, especially the Ben and Jerry's strawberry that you don't carry anymore.
My kids like to go to Benihana's for the ...
My kids like to go to Benihana's for their birthdays. It's never been great food, particularly for the cost, but it's decent and the kids like watching the food being cooked. Our last visit will be the last time we go. Our server was clearly unhappy to be there- no greeting, no smile, curt and short service that left us feeling unwelcome. The food was just plain awful. The steaks (1 chateaubrand and one filet minot) were both way overcooked. We asked for medium, they were well done and chewy for expensive cuts of meat. Everything else was so salty that none of us ate much of our food and we all left with tummy aches. In addition, the restaurant is looking shabby and in need of a deep clean. We will not be back.
Kids enjoyed the chef and was family fri ...
Kids enjoyed the chef and was family friendly. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and brought our own cake. They were really nice about keeping the cake cool and bringing it out later and singing happy birthday to him. Nice dinner!
The food was mediocre. It always depends ...
The food was mediocre. It always depends on the experience of the chef and ours seemed fairly new and he forgot a few steps like verifying everyone's order before he started cooking which resulted in one persons order being incorrect. I think that for the money, the portions are small. They've clearly cut back over the past couple years yet the prices have gone up. I came for a birthday celebration but I'm not sure that it'll be a go-to for Japanese.
The food is decent, pretty much exactly ...
The food is decent, pretty much exactly what you expect at a hibachi-style restaurant. But the service was lacking, especially on drink orders, filling water glasses, and picking up used items (which, if you've ever been to Benihana, you know, there are a lot of courses and hence a lot of used dishes that need to be picked up between courses). The bathroom was a total wreck on our visit, which grosses me out. Overall, just okay.
We always have a great time at this rest ...
We always have a great time at this restaurant. The food and atmosphere are just great! 4 of us had the filet and one of us had the teriyaki chicken. Everyone was happy with their food. The filet was cooked to everyone's criteria i.e. rare medium and well. Our teriyaki guest loved his and we love the soup! Even the ice cream was yummy! Our chef was funny and we enjoyed him, but Cortez made our evening special!
Been to this location several times over ...
Been to this location several times over the last 5 yrs. This was our worst experience. Took my 6 yr old grand-daughter there for her Bday (her first time). Waitress was horrible. Chef did not entertain. He under seasoned the food and overcooked all of it. I'll have to find me a different Benihana to visit or a totally different competitor.
Our chef was not very engaging it attent ...
Our chef was not very engaging it attentive. He gave a steak order to someone who ordered chicken and just stood there and looked at her when she let him know. She ended up switching plates with the person next to her. All in all, he was a mediocre chef for Benihana. He seemed like he was just trying to get their it, versus engaging and entertaining the guests.
Took us a little over 30 minutes to get ...
Took us a little over 30 minutes to get seated even with reservations. Server was attentive and prompt. Food was decent but expensive for what you get . The main reason why I gave this establishment a low rating was because it took over an hour for a chef to come to our table after the soup and salad. Other tables were being seated after us and they even left before our chef arrived. We were literally there for almost 2 1/2 hrs. Totally unacceptable!
I chose Benihana for my birthday dinner. ...
I chose Benihana for my birthday dinner. I have not been to this establishment in years, but I remember we had to make reservations. That went ok, but we did still wait 20 minutes to be seated. I was highly disappointed with the service, drinks and food. Two out of the three drink specials I chose they didn't have the ingredients to make (the bartender could have substituted but no effort there).
Our waitress was working too many stations, so we had to ask one of the busers to bring us more water and the steamed rice we ordered. Also, compared to every other Japanese steak house we have been too, they had very few vegetables with the stir fry; just zucchini, mushrooms and onions.... They didn't even supplement the lack of portions. I think I got three mushrooms and 10 pieces of zucchini. The steak was awful. It was over cooked and chewy. The cook was too slow and by the time my mom got her food, I was already done with my poorly portioned plate.
Green tea was also supposed to be served at the beginning, but the waitress forgot. She decided to bring it out with my dessert, but that wasn't a great combo. All in all, it was a busy night, especially for a Wednesday. However, management seemed to be lacking that night and for a place like Benihanas, I expected something a bit more refined and in line with what I remembered from my previous visit. Too bad, I really liked this place.
Been there twice. First time was better ...
Been there twice. First time was better because the chef was more entertaining. Second time, the chef was really low energy and couldn't catch anything he threw into his hat. The portions are fairly large, so we split dishes. They will let you do this but will treat you like a leper if you do. They did take a nice photo of the family for my son't birthday, which was a nice surprise. The kids love the show and the fish pond just outside the restaurant. Food is good but pricey.
I went here with my son for my 30th birt ...
I went here with my son for my 30th birthday and it was the absolute best dinner I've ever had in my life! The staff was above and beyond on service, the food was excellent, and the chef was very entertaining, the atmosphere was unlike anyother. 5 stars all the way around. You guys made this so special for me!
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